Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NEW Challenge Blog! Creative for Anya, Oddies & Others!!

Starting off the new year with something NEW!

Some fabulous blogging friends of mine created a new just for FUN challenge- Creative for Anya, Oddies & Others! and I was so kindly asked to join! (Thanks Melissa & Lynda!)

We want *YOU* to share your craftiness with other just for fun & inspiration!

Creative for Anya, Oddies & Others is all about stamps! Link up current creations on the correct pages. We have specific companies featured, but we also have the 'Others' page where you can link up any stamp manufacturer- but there's a little catch, we want you to use one of the craft options under each of the stamp company/categories. Easy peasy right?

Now onto my cards... first The Greeting Farm (aka Anya) the challenge options are (you just need to pick ONE!) the color blue, a sticker, a circle, or a wood embellishment!

Creative for Anya, Oddies & others

I thought this Cheers Anya was perfect to ring in the new year! With her sparkling bubbly drinks ready to party the night away!

I also have a second card for the Lawn Fawn category! Those challenge options are: the color black, a sentiment, frame, or glitter/sparkles!

Creative for Anya, Oddies & Others

I thought the polar bear from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Snow set would make a super cute panda! After drawing in a few lines- voila!

Hope to see you join in on the fun! Check out Creative for Anya, Oddies and Others!

Paper Sweeties January Inspiration Challenge #27 - 'Winter Wishes'

HAPPY 2015!!

Hope you all had a fabulous New Year's Eve and are enjoying your first day of the new year!

And of course with the start of the month brings a new challenge at Paper Sweeties!

Here's this month's photo inspiration:


I used the colors as my inspiration... and of course the coffee mug. It's from the new Homemade with Love set & sweet cut! The sentiment is part of 2 separate ones I put together, I Love You & Snow Time. Finally, the snowflake in the background is from Holly Days!

Be sure to check out all the details to enter the challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog & more fabulous inspiration from the design team:

Annette Witherspoon
Char Cundy
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Jill Norwood
Julie Tucker-Wolek 
Larissa Heskett 
Lysa Rohrer
Mackie Robertson
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir 
January Guest Designer:  Beth Johnson

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Tags!

Just popping in to share some Christmas gift tags I made for my nieces, nephew, & son!

Elena drew and shared this adorable kids in pajamas that I thought would be perfect for the kids in my family! And one of my most favorite things about digis is that you can resize them to any size you need! I resized them roughly from oldest to smallest and colored them in their favorite colors...







Again, I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched tag die and attached them to the gifts with washi tape so they could keep them.

I also made this cute tag to put on a gift for a friend- I just love these cute Lawn Fawn critters!

Penguin Tag

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Sweet 16!

Hello! Happy Friday!

Hope all of you that celebrate had a wonderful Christmas holiday! Mine was filled with lots of food, family & fun!

Sadly, it's the last Friday of the year which means that my term with The Greeting Farm is coming down to an end :( I'm the last to host the challenge for the year and I thought I'd make it a "Tag You're It" challenge to 'tag' the new team that will be announced next week and since I've been so obsessed with using tags lately :)

My niece turned 16 earlier this month, but I waited to give her a card since she would be here visiting for the holidays! I used the newest Together Anywhere  and colored Anya using my nieces favorite color... PINK!

Sweet 16

The tag die is *still* my favorite from Pretty Pink Posh, Happy die is Simon Says Stamps, & I stamped the sentiment using alpha/number sets from Lawn Fawn!

Hope to see you play along! Check out all the deets on the TGF Blog!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Snow Much Joy!

Popping in quick to hope you all are having SNOW MUCH JOY this holiday season...

Christmas is just a few days away... are YOU ready?

This cute snowman is...

Snow Much Joy

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Winter...deerie!

I found some free time to play today & thought this Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow could use some inking...for the 1st time!

I had this idea to have little ornaments hanging from the sweet deer's antlers, I just had to make it happen! & Perfect timing for another entry to the Merry Christmas challenge @Lawnscaping! (I made another one here...)

Happy Winter Deerie

I paired up 2 of the sentiments from the same set- "happy winter" & masked off the "hello deerie" for a cute greeting. Added some sequins and twine & called it done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Warmest Wishes

Hope you are staying warm in your part of the blogging world!

And are you all ready for Christmas??? It's officially less than a week away (AAACK!!)

It's Friday, and you know what that means... time for a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge!  This week DT member Marcy challenged us with a Winter (aka not Christmas) challenge!  I inked up Holiday Anya 3 for my warm wintery card...

TGF Winter

Found a random mish mash of patterned paper scraps and thought they worked pretty good together- what do you think? ;)

Hope to see you join us for some fun! Check out all the details on the TGF blog!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Lil' Owl!

Can you believe it's exactly ONE WEEK until Christmas?  I most definitely can't, I say it all the time, but I'll say it again, this year has flown by! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  I think I'm officially done as of today- now to just get it all wrapped! (where's that wrapping fairy when I need her?)

Anyway, I finally had a chance to play with some stamps that were screaming to be inked...

This sweet little owl from Lawn Fawn had been hiding in my stash- glad I found him *before* Christmas! ;) and just in time to join in on the Lawnscaping "Merry Christmas" Challenge!

Merry Owl

Paired up with this Christmas Banners & Messages set from Hero Arts, I kept my card pretty simple with a few diecuts & sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Warm Wishes & a FREEBIE!

Back again sharing my Chi Chi Memories creations for the week.. this week is a two-fer! Since it's mid-month there's a new FREEBIE available on the CCM Challenge blog too!

But first, I used this sweet Joyful Season girl for a quick & easy card paired with some fun patterned paper...

Warmest Wishes

My printer was acting a little wonky so the lines printed lighter than usual so this has a semi no-line coloring look to it!

and finally this month's freebie, I was SO excited to see... Little Fox!

CCM Foxy

RUSH over to the CCM Challenge to grab him now- he's only free for the first 30 downloads! & Please join us for the new sketch challenge while you're there too!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Rewind!

It's here! It's here! Release day at Paper Sweeties!!

Popping in with one final peek at another card I made with the Snow Time & the matching Sweet Cuts!


I thought it would be cute to have the little snowman peeking out form the side instead of centered :)

I also paired my card with some sentiments that I masked and stamped to make a new message, I used part of the sentiment from Homemade from Love along with the "Christmas" stamp from the Happy Holidays set! 

Please be sure to swing by to see more inspiration here...

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Larissa Heskett

Lysa Rohrer ** You are here!**

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Happy Shopping! :) 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Party!

Time for another day of Paper Sweeties sneak peek!

With all the layers I put into my first two cards (here and here...) I decided to keep today's card super CAS! :)  I used the 2nd release from this month- Snow Time, and with some simple masking, I stacked the presents for a fun look.


Check out the rest of the team's blogs for their FAB creations!

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Larissa Heskett

Lysa Rohrer ** You are here!**

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow is RELEASE DAY!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Countdown!

Hello! Back again with another peek for the new Paper Sweeties release coming soon!

I used the Deck the Halls set again and came up with this little scene...


This time I made the cute lil bird sitting on a branch (from the matching Sweet Cuts set) watching the snow fall around his festively decorated little home! :)

and don't forget to check out what the rest of the Paper Sweeties team came up with!

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Larissa Heskett

Lysa Rohrer ** You are here!**

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Until tomorrow... Happy Sunday!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Release Sneak Peeks!

It's *already* the middle of the month and that means there's a new release going on at Paper Sweeties!

This month there are two new sets with matching dies (aka Sweet Cuts) that will be available in the Paper Sweeties shop on the 16th!

Snow Time & Sweet Cuts - Snow Time

Deck The Halls & Sweet Cuts - Deck The Halls

For my first card I decided to play with the Deck the Halls set...

I found some kraft doilies at Michaels and I HAD to have it... you know with my obsession with kraft and all! (Seriously, I think the last 20 cards I've made have all had kraft on it in one way or another! LOL)

Anyway, I colored the sweet birdhouse to make it look homemade with some wood planks, popped on the festive bird with his little Santa hat & topped it off with some liquid pearls for snow.

As always don't forget to check out more fabulous creations from the rest of the design team...

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Larissa Heskett

Lysa Rohrer ** You are here!**

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back again tomorrow with another peek!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Happy Farm Fresh Friday!

It's time for fresh new challenge at The Greeting Farm! This week's challenge is to use non-traditional colors for a Christmas card.

I dusted off this sweet WS Vivi in my stash- I almost forgot I had her! Colored in pinks and purples I think she looks pretty cute!

Non-Traditional Xmas Colors

& I thought a light dusting of freckles would suit her pretty well too :)

Hope to see you join in on the Farm Fresh Fun- check out all the deets @The Greeting Farm blog!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Warm Wishes!

I'm back again with another card the Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

After looking at a photo of my first card I found myself inspired by my "prop" which is actually a Hallmark ornament I have on a mini kitchen themed Christmas tree I have! With that as my inspiration I created this...

Warm Wishes

I used the same Lawn Fawn Love you a Latte stamp set since it was still out on my desk! Had to play around to get the masking right, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! :)

I'm also trying to make my way through all of the fabulous entries that have already linked up, last I looked it was at 184, and with 2 days still left to link up!

Be sure to start off at Amy's blog for all the details and to give her a BIG THANKS for taking on the challenge of organizing this amazing hop!

Happy Hopping!

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday!

I'm excited to be participating in the Holiday Coffee Lovers blog hop today! *THE* fabulous Amy Tsuruta has put together this AMAZING blog hop full of sponsors some pretty awesome inspiration!

I decided to finally ink up my Love you a Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn. So many cute stamps, it was hard to decide which ones to use! (hope to have some more time to make another! :) ) Paired it with my favorite-die-of-the-moment, the Stitched Duo from Pretty Pink Posh- I think they make a pretty good duo, no?

Holiday Coffee Blog Hop

Time to fill my coffee mug & hop along to check out all the other entries!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

{Happy} Winter Blues

It's Tuesday which means it's also time for the next installment of the Tiddly Inks Challenge!

& this week's challenge is Happy Winter Blues- use your favorite shade(s) of blue, embellishments, ribbons- whatever suits your fancy as long as its BLUE!

I pulled out every combination of blue copics I had to create my card using Winter Wryn...

Winter Blues

Added some fun patterned & glitter paper, thread & enamel dots and called it done!

Hope to see you join in on the Wintery Blue fun!

All Wrapped up!

How are you Christmas preparations coming along?

I have a lot of things done but still feel SO behind at the same time.. this month, this YEAR is just flying by! We've put up our tree, decorated the house inside & out, but with my two year old son "helping" things are always an adventure around here!

Which is totally why this new digi from Chi Chi Memories is PERFECT!

Enjoy the Season

If allowed he would definitely be wrapped up in lights and playing in a box! LOL

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Bday Monkey Girl!

My sweet niece celebrated her 9th birthday last week right before Thanksgiving!

I made her this cute card that totally mimics her goofiness using Monkey Around Wryn from Tiddly Inks! 

HB Lauren

Friday, December 5, 2014

Farm Fresh Friday: Best Friends

Happy Friday!

It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm!

The challenge this week is "Best Friends" I immediately thought to make something cute for my 2 teenage nieces for Christmas, I really love how close they are! They share a room so I thought it would be a fun gift! :) Now hopefully they don't see this before then...

Best Sisters

It's mounted on a mini canvas so they have the choice to hang it on the wall or on their bookshelf in their room. I used the Anyas from the My Sunshine  and Miss Anya Night Out- I think they look just like them! Pinks and purples are their favorite colors so I found some funky prints in my stash and paired it was some washi tape.  Hope they like this as much as I loved putting it together!

Check out the details to play along on the TGF blog and for some fab DT inspiration!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Reindeer Games

Time for new digis at Chi Chi Memories & they are SO cute!!

Today I'm sharing this sweet card I made with the new Reindeer Girl!

Reindeer Girl

Isn't she just so cute? I colored her with copics and added some glitter pen to her outfit for some extra sparkle! I fussy cut her and adhered her with dimensional tape to the doily! I love creating cards like this because it gives me a chance to use up my paper scraps! I've been trying really hard to make a dent in my paper scraps stash... I did finally manage to get it all organized so that's been extra helpful!

(& it's also just occurred to me that I've used kraft on the last 10 cards I've made...oops!)

Happy Tuesday & Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Can you believe it's already DECEMBER!?!? I certainly cannot- I'm in denial at how fast this year is just flying by!

But with a new month comes a NEW Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties!

Using the new Homemade with Love  set (& sweet cuts) I chose to use the colors as the inspiration for my card!

Paper Sweeties Dec. Challenge

Hope this gives YOU some inspiration to play along with us at Paper Sweeties... I'd love to see what you create!

And don't forget to stop by each of the DT's blogs for some more awesome inspiration!

Diane- December Guest!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


(grr... this somehow didn't get posted when it should have!)

Feeling extra thankful this year...I made this sweet card for the newest challenge at Tiddly Inks- Gratitude & Joyfulness!

BIG hugs and thanks to all of my loyal blog readers & followers! (you know who you are!)


This super sweet image is Wryn Whatcha Doin'? she is one of my absolute favorites!

Be back soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers (in the states!)

I'm over on The Greeting Farm blog today with a quick card to share to give a BIG thanks to all of my blog readers out there! I truly appreciate all the visits and blog comments!

I used the new Together Anywhere stamp set on my card...


Thanks for stopping in! I hope you are all enjoying this Thanksgiving with time with family, friends and lots of food!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

To fill some of you in on some recent goings on- my lil family is expanding by two lil feet! AND we just found out last week that's it's going to be a bouncing baby GIRL!! We are super excited and can't wait!!

To celebrate our exciting news I made this sweet & simple card using Peek-a-Boo 2 by Chi Chi Memories...


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Make it Sparkle!

Woohoo! It's Friday!

I'm hosting the new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm this week! And with the holidays literally AROUND THE CORNER I chose to make the challenge this week SPARKLE!

That's right, pull out your glitter, metallic, bling and make those cards SPARKLE & SHINE!!

I decided to play with the sweet new Holiday Anya 4 for my card this week...

Sparkle FFF

I diecut some 'snowflakes' from silver glitter paper (MFT delicate doilies) in addition to the tag (Pretty Pink Posh), and what's a card without a couple of sparkly sequins?

Hope to see you join us in the challenge! Check out some more fab inspiration and the challenge deets HERE!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Warm Hello!

It's finally starting to feel like fall around here. and I LOVE this weather... can't wait to pull out my comfy sweaters & scarves!

& just like the newest image from Chi Chi Memories, this Kawaii Winter girl is all bundled up and ready to hit the town!

Warm Hello CCM

and in case you missed it, there's a new FREEBIE (for a limited time) available at the Chi Chi Memories challenge blog!

I haven't had the chance to color her up yet- but she's another cutie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!

HI! (sorry I'm a bit late!)

It's here! It's release day at Paper Sweeties! You can now find all the stamp sets and sweet cuts dies that we've been previewing this week HERE!

For my last preview for this release, we're doing a little rewind and using some older sets along with the new! I mixed together some snowflakes from the Holly Days set and Homemade with Love set with the Believe die-cut from last month's Joy sweet cuts release to create this simple card!


I also added some flower sequins and bakers' twine also found in the Paper Sweeties shop!

Don't forget to check out the November Inspiration challenge still going on too...

AND what the rest of the design team created for today!!

Lysa Rohrer **You Are Here**

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties November Release Party!

It's Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties previews!

This time around I decided to pull out my brushes and do some watercoloring! I used the ornaments from the Holly Days set...


I stamped the bulbs in white ink and embossed on watercolor paper.  I colored them using distress ink, used some metallic thread, paired it with the Joy Sweet Cuts die from last month's release! Oh, and that fabulous seam binding ribbon is from the Paper Sweeties shop too!

Please visit the PS design team's creations too!

Lysa Rohrer **You Are Here**

Happy Saturday! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Back again on this fabulous Friday for the next Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm!!

This week's challenge is Holidays, now that they are *just* around the corner!  One of my local radio stations has even started playing Christmas music non-stop- not too sure if I'm ready for that just yet! LOL!

I decided to pull out my Dollie with Gifts stamp from the last release for this card, I was blog surfing and came upon this card by Kristina Werner, and was totally in love with it! I used it as my inspiration!

Holiday Cheer

I just loved how she pops off that blue background, even though it's all one layer!

I hope to see you join us in the challenge this week AND that you check out the creations of my fellow teammates!  You can find all the challenge details at The Greeting Farm blog!

Paper Sweeties November Release Countdown!

Back again for Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties November Release previews! They will be released on the 16th and you'll be able to find them all here

Today I sharing the new "Homemade with Love" stamp set AND this comes with a matching die set!

This one is definitely perfect for all you coffee/tea/hot cocoa lovers out there! It comes with a mug, peppermint stick and some other fun accessories.  When I pulled this set out, a hot steaming cup of peppermint mocha popped into my head- so that's what I did!


Again, don't forget to visit the rest of the team's blogs to see what they created today too!

Lysa Rohrer **You Are Here**

Have a SWEET day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!

It's that time of the month again for some *sneaky peeks* of the NEW Paper Sweeties November Release stamps & Sweet Cuts!

This month's release is definitely filled with lots of fun and sweetness! Just in time for holidays!

For my first sneak peek for you, I'm sharing "Happy Holidays" this set comes with some great images- I immediately had the idea to create a mini scene...


I stamped the image (that's all ONE stamp!) plus the sentiment, used washi tape to mask off the space around it, with various shades of blue distress inks went to town creating a night sky, and added tiny white dots using my gel pen for 'snow.'

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created- they will blow your socks off! (hopefully it's not too cold yet in your neck of the woods! ;) )

Lysa Rohrer **You Are Here**
Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Happy Hopping!

No Peeking...

Oops... sorry I'm late with this post. It's been a busy week!

Popping in to share my latest Chi Chi Memories card using one of the *NEW* November digis!

This cutie is Peek-a-Boo 1!

No peeking...

I thought she would be great on a "no peeking" card for Christmas! I may just tuck a gift card inside for a special someone! :)

Don't forget it's almost the middle of the month- so there's going to be a new FREEBIE coming soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tiddly Inks: Remembrance/Honor

We have a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks... Remembrance or Honor.

I decided to used this sweet Wryn Grow a Little Love image. This week marks 2 years since my grandma has been gone. I love and miss her dearly... She loved fresh flowers and roses were her favorite!

Thinking of You

Hope to see you play along with us! & don't forget to check out the other fabulous creations made by the rest of the team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!

I'm also entering this into the "Thinking of You" Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!