Thursday, October 9, 2014


Happy Thursday! I am slowly working my way through the WCMD challenges over at the Winnie & Walter blog, they are open until this Sunday so there is still time to join in.

Here is Julie's sketch...


Here is my card...

I used Lawn Fawns Into the Woods and Chit Chat set. I created my own pattern paper by stamping the "love" and heart bubble in Heidi Swapp Teal and Mint ink. I then added a little heart in Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink.

The cute deers were stamping - one using the kissing technique and fussy cut. I also paper pieced the little pink for their ears and added two pink rhinestones as a necklace. The clouds were cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge (endless uses!) and swiped with teal ink.

I also created my own sentiment by using the "I {heart}" from the "I {heart} fall" stamp (Into the Woods set) and the "You" from the "Missing You" bubble (Chit Chat set). The polka dot paper and mint green were from my scrap stash.

This is actually an anniversary card for my DH. In a few weeks it will be our 8 year anniversary. I am one very lucky women!

I'm linking this up with the following challenges:
Winnie & Walter WCMD Sketch
Winnie & Walter WCMD Pattern Play
A Blog Named Hero: Challenge #53 Stretch Your Stamps
Lawn Fawn Lawnscaping Challenge #91 - Pattern Paper  (I made my own)

Lastly here is my craftie (shot of my work space) for Winnie & Walter Craftie Challenge. I have a pretty tiny area to work in and love to spread out when I can, usually while everyone is sleeping.

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing weekend!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello and Happy World Card Making Day! What a great day in the crafting world, I've been blog hopping around and have seen some awesome cards and giveaways. Lots of challenges too, with extra time to play.

I started making this card the other day for Virginia's View Challenge # 8 - CAS but only finished it up today after seeing the Moxie Fab World WCMD Sketch. I had it all stamped out and ready to go but it needed a little something and the little banners of washi tape were perfect!

I used the little leaf from Winnie & Walters Big, Bold, Seasons set and stamped it on the kraft cardstock using Spice Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.

The sweet little fox is from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods and the sentiment from Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons. I colored the fox in using some art markers from Aaron Brothers...I need to work on my coloring.

I am also linking this up with the Crafty Steals Third Thursday Challenge-Fall. Here are the Virginia's View inspiration and the Moxie Fab World sketch...

Hope you're all having a great Saturday, we are off to a birthday party so that's the extent of my crafting today. I hope to play along this week with more challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy Fall!

Hi Everyone, happy Fall! We celebrated a big birthday in our family yesterday and I thought I would share it with you. This handsome boy is Diego and yesterday he turned 10. Whoo hoo!

What is absolutely incredible is that it does not feel like 10 years have gone by. I can not believe that we have this crazy dog for that long. Oh the stories I could tell you hahaha...this dog has done some silly and amazing things!

 Here's a shot of Miss Sophie with her Diego Bear. We have a ton of nicknames for this dog....maybe that's why he never listens!
I hope you've had a wonderful week! I'm working on some cards right now and hope to share them with you soon. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Googly Ghouls Tags

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend has been relaxing. We are enjoying some football and about to devour some nachos...yum!

I am loving these Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up. They are just the cutest...which is exactly what I prefer for Halloween. No scary stuff for me.

I cut these tags on my Cricut and then stamped each little character and Happy Halloween. I colored each one and added a bit of glitter glue to the mummy for some shine.

I faux stitched around the white tags because it looked a little plain. These were so easy to mass produce, I may use them for Sophie's kindergarten class. 

I am linking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag It. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I have mommy volunteer duties at school...I'm so very excited.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Critters Galore

Happy Thursday! Wow, where has the week gone? Where has the year gone? I am looking forward to holidays and have been trying to get some holiday cards done. But that's not what I'm showing you today.

Today I have a cute little card made with Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods. I love this set! It's hard to believe I only got it about a month ago, my first Lawn Fawn stamps. Embarrassing I know...

I stamped the deer and fox onto some pattern paper - I believe it's Crate Paper Little Bo Peep - and then fussy cut them out. You want to know embarrassing? I do not own a die cutting machine that cuts dies. Right?! Total face palm. I do have a Cricut but it's not the same of course, so fussy cutting it is.

The grass and sky are scraps from my pile and the little flowers were punch with a Fiskars flower punch. I have a huge pile of these little flowers, sometimes I just sit and punch them from tiny scraps that I have. Confession: I have too many tiny scraps!

I am entering this in the Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Polka Dot Halloween

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend...we are relaxing today and enjoying our Sunday Football Funday.

My card today is a sweet one featuring some Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up. Aren't they cute?

Out of all the paper I own and hoard, I actually do not have any fun and silly Halloween paper, so I decided to make my own polka dot background.  I used a regular #2 pencil and stamped the eraser end to create my dots. Super easy! Excuse the filter on the picture below...I had originally posted it on Instagram.

The sentiment is from a fun Halloween set by Inkadinkadoo. I used mini Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn. Love those mini inks! I added a faux stitched boarder around each ghoul and some sequins for a little shine.

I'm liking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Make Your Own Background. Enjoy the rest of weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Campfire Tails

See...told ya I'd be back! Today's card was inspired by this sketch over at Newtons Nook Designs for the Inky Paws Challenge #13. When I first saw the sketch I swear a lightbulb went off in my head, the lights were on and I was sure someone was home.

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs

Then as I started stamping and piecing the card together, I was like "whoa, is anyone home?!" It just did not turn out the way I envisioned it. Ever have that happen? I'm still sharing it in hopes that you'll take pity on me and that you'll think it's not as bad. =)


This super cute bear, fish, bird  and sentiment are all from the Campfire Tails set. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the fishing bear. All the paper are scraps from my really big pile of paper scraps (just can't throw anything away!). I used an array of markers to color everything and a bit of washi tape to hold everything together.
I was taking pictures of some Halloween cards, hence the black background. Remember I told you I was working on my photos and's a work in progress, though I think this one looks good.
I just wanted to give a shout out to Amy Tsuruta  at Tsuruta Designs for welcoming me back yesterday! I really did miss creating and blogging, but the break was much needed. I hope to be out and about visiting blogs again. Leave me a link in the comments and I'll be happy to stop by!
Have an amazing day!