Friday, October 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #25 - 'Holiday Joy'

It's the start of a new month and that means it's a new challenge at Paper Sweeties!

Still finding it a little tough to make Christmas cards- it was 95 degrees for us on Halloween!

But this sweet snowman made it a little easier! I also used the new Joy Sweet Cuts to create my fun & simple card...


Now- go hop along to the rest of the Design Team to see what JOYful creations they came up with!

November Guest: Jill Norwood

Thursday, October 30, 2014



It's Friday and the last day of the previews for the new The Greeting Farm November release! AND time for a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge!

We're gearing up for the holiday season where we'll need plenty of thank you cards... so this week's challenge is THANK YOU!

And the final stamp from the sweet release is Cheers Anya! She's perfect for holidays and maybe even some New Years cards!

Cheers Anya

The sentiment is from the first stamp set Together Anywhere set!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's creations and leave a comment for your chance to win. All the stamps will be available TOMORROW, November 1st AND there will be a blog hop where you'll have your chance to win the ENTIRE release... you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I ♥ Heart Ian!

Day 2 for The Greeting Farm Release peeks! (& 2nd post of the day- please scroll down or click here!)

I'm so excited to share this one... it's Heart Ian! He is just the most adorable sweetheart can totally be used for any occasion!

Heart Ian

He's so sweet with that giant heart (filled with chocolates perhaps?) tucked behind his back! ♥

Be sure to check out and leave some love for the TGF design team for your chance to win Heart Ian!

LMMS: Wild About You!

Wow this month has surely flown by.. it's the last Thursday of the month- Halloween is TOMORROW- do you have your costumes ready???

Anyway, it's my last week guest designing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and I've had a blast playing with all these cuties! This week I just had to use another Jr. Hatter, Jr. Hatter Gemma!

Wild About You

I had some fun coloring her cute giraffe hat & her hat in my new favorite jewel color combo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TGF November Preview: Together Anywhere!

Together Anywhere! That's the name of one of the NEW The Greeting Farm stamps coming to November 1st!!! YES, it's new release time- WOOHOO!!

And let me tell you this release does NOT disappoint- they just keep getting cuter every time!

Ok enough chit chat let's get one with the peek!

TGF Together Anywhere

I *LOVE* how stylish Anya is lookin' in these new sets... such a trendsetter ;)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's creations & leave a little love for your chance to win a "Together Anywhere" stamp for your collection!

Back again tomorrow with another preview- you won't want to miss it! ♥

Tiddly Inks Black Cat Challenge

Squeezing in just ONE more Halloween card in this week...

Just in time for the new challenge over at Tiddly Inks- Black Cat Challenge! (use either a Tiddly Inks cat image or the black color combination)

I found this sweet kitty hiding on my computer and thought he'd be just perfect for the challenge! Cup of Kitty loves a game of Peek-a-BOO! LOL


Hope to see you play along!

A little catching up...

Somehow my original post last week didn't get posted last week for Chi Chi Memories- so I'm doing a little catch up today!

First, Here is a quick clean & simple card I made using Casual Beauty

You're so Special

and since this IS Halloween week- here is another Halloween card I made with Jordy.  This adorable image was one of the first images I received when I joined the DT last year (wow- has it been a year already??) and I still think he is as cute as ever...

Ghostly Greetings

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday Release!

Hi again!

2 posts in one day again... please keep scrolling or click here to see my first post of the day!

I have 2 more cards to share with you today! Christy over at Tiddly Inks came up with some more super adorable images perfect for this Fall season!

First up we have Wryn's Leaves...
Wryn's Leaves
It's the sweetest image that made remember being a kid and playing in the piles of leaves from our big tree!

and one more just in time for Halloween, Couple of Fall Cuties...
Halloween Cuties
Super cute right? Who could resist these cuties in pumpkins???

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hellooo Foxy!

YAHOO! Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge @The Greeting Farm and I'm hosting this week!

For this week's challenge I decided to go with an "easy" one since I've become such a fan of this style... CLEAN & SIMPLE! I just love the simple look, and how quickly I can put together and bunch of cards for my stash!

I inked up one of my favorites- WS Wild Child for my card and paired it with a simple greeting using a diecut and some alpha stamps!

Hello Foxy
(sorry the pic is kinda dark- retake coming soon!)

Hope to see you join in on the Clean & Simple fun! Check out all the deets HERE!

LMMS: ...Down to the Woods

Hey there! Long time no blog... guess I needed a bit of recovery after last week's crazy blogging week!

I'm back today with the newest challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This week's challenge is, "If You Go Down to the Woods" which means we want to see you use a Bear or Fairies image!

I decided to go with the bear route after seeing these cuties Spencer's Party & Kiki Bloom! Using photoshop I put the two together for this cute little birthday party scene!


Thanks for popping by!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretty in Purple!

HELLLOOO Friday! & WHEW what a week it has been!  Only post for me today... I think!

It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm! This week my teamie, Kristina is hosting and she chose to her favorite color as the theme... PURPLE!

I colored this sweet girl from the Winter Greetings set that I surprisingly hadn't colored yet since it released! I had to remedy that quick and those she would look SO cute in all purple! :)

Pretty in Purple

I used various shades of the BV-copics to color her outfit and once again hit up my trusty-ole BOX of scraps to find some matching papers... oh an of course some washi tape- there's always room for some washi tape! :D

Be sure to check out the other fabulous inspiration by the rest of my TGF teamies on the blog and hope to see you play along!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HBD Cheeky Monkey!

Guess what? I'm back again! (2nd post today... please keep scrolling or click here for my 1st post!)

This time to share my latest project as a guest designer at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

I just love these adorable images- I really want them ALL! Especially these sweet Swings n' Slides. My card today uses Swings n' Slides Cheeky Monkey! He's such a cutie, I might just have to save this one for my son's birthday next year!

Cheeky Monkey

I kept my card pretty simple, adding just some woodgrain washi tape and the birthday sentiment (Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs & Happy Everything)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!

Back again sharing one more project I made with this month's release from Paper Sweeties!

PSSST... all October release products are available in the shop NOW!!

I used the new Stand Add-On Scarecrow Sweet Cuts die paired with the coordinating stamp set. Bringing myself back into the Fall after all those fun Christmas cards I created for the release... because I have to admit I and *so* not ready for Christmas yet! LOL

Paper Sweeties Scarecrow

I just love the look of copic on kraft! To create my pile of pumpkins, I stamped and masked to create the look that they were neatly stacked ;) added in the sweet scarecrow- I really think he's my favorite! & finished it off with more coordinating patterned papers from my scrap stash! (sentiment: Lawn Fawn) 

Finally don't forget to check out what the rest of the team created!

Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Char Cundy
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer ** You Are Here**
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

Halloween Macarons!

(ok, this one is even a surprise for me- but there's so much fun stuff going on I can't keep up! THIRD post of the day! Please see my Paper Sweeties post here, and Chi Chi Memories post here!)

If you haven't noticed yet, I've been a little obsessed with tags lately... that's not a bad obsession right?

Especially since I got this one from Pretty Pink Posh! So when I saw that the challenge over on Avery Elle was to use tags- how could I not join in on the taggy fun??

Paired it up with the color coordinates from the Wednesday Challenge on Simon Says Stamp and I was set!

I colored the macarons in orange, purple & green and matched it with some cardstock scraps that I can never seem to find the end of! & added the sentiments from a Hero Arts Halloween greetings set.
Halloween Macarons

Ok, that *SHOULD* be it for me today....

until tomorrow! :D

Halloween FREEBIE!

It's a busy week- please scroll down for my first post or click here!

It's the 15th of the month which means is freebie time at Chi Chi Memories & and time for a new challenge! This month's freebie is just perfect for Halloween- it's *just* around the corner!

Halloween Boy! Hurry go grab him while he's still free!!

CCM Boo!

I paired him with some more Halloween paper scraps that I had in my stash to match the sketch for the challenge.

& I can't forget about another one of the sweet October release digis- I made this card using Shy Girl
CCM Shy Girl

I kept this card sweet and simple, but fancied it up a bit by adding the die-cut words with the inlaid technique. Along with some shiny sequins & washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties Release Day!!

The day is HERE.. all of the new October stamps sets and sweet cuts dies are available in the shop NOW!

My card today shows another of the Joy Sweet Cuts paired with the Trim the Tree stamp set (as well as the Sweet Cut die too!)

Paper Sweeties Day 3

I thought the tree and sentiment would look elegant in some glitzy gold! The tree is stamped and gold embossed while I diecut Joy from some glitterly gold cardstock. (& yes on another tag...) I also got some good use from the patterned paper scraps in my stash- anyone else a scrap paper hoarder?

Check out what the rest of the design team created today!

Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Char Cundy
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer ** You Are Here**
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Wednesday!

Best Witches!

(2nd post of the day please scroll down or click here for my Paper Sweeties post!) 

It's Tuesday and time for a NEW challenge at Tiddly Inks! This week we challenge YOU to make a Halloween card using Non-Traditional Colors!

I thought this Witchy Wryn would be perfect for some non-Halloween colors...

Best Witches

Had to add a *little* black in there just for fun ;) She still looks Spooky (but in a cute way..) with her pink hair and blue witches robes right?

Check out all the deets on the challenge blog and more fabulous inspiration from the design team- hope to see you play along!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties Release Day 2!

Back again as promised to share another card with the NEW October release stamps & sweet cut dies that will be available on THURSDAY 10/15!!

This time I used the Sweet Cut dies that are compatible with the stamp set Snow Friends... an adorable snowman complete with accesories! I also used the new Joy Sweet Cuts dies that match the Joy stamp set on the card I shared yesterday!

Paper Sweeties Believe

Still obsessed with tags at the moment!  But this sweet snowman fit so perfectly- think I'd definitely be using him on some gift tags this Christmas!

Check out what the rest of the design team created today!

Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Char Cundy
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer ** You Are Here**
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Paper Sweeties October Sneak Peeks!

It's time for the Paper Sweeties peeks of *NEW* October Release!

This is my first release as a DT with Paper Sweeties and I am so excited to share!  This month's new sets are just too fun!

My first card features Trim the Tree and Joy.

Paper Sweeties October Release

I used the Joy stamp set which includes 3 script words- "Believe," "Joy," and "Noel" I stamped them in versamark for my background. Using one of the trees from Trim the Tree set and made what (I think) looks like a snow-globe!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created with the new release!

Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Char Cundy
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer ** You Are Here**
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

and don't forget to play along with our inspiration challenge this month too!

Happy Hopping! I'll be back again tomorrow with more releases to share! :) 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

WCMD continued...

Happy Saturday!

I found some time to squeeze in one more card for the Winnie & Walter WCMD challenges! For this one I chose Vanessa's Pinspiration...

This is what I came up with!
W&W WCMD Pinspiration

After stamping the kraft cardbase with my favorite MFT woodgrain background, I cut some white cardstock into the triangular shapes and using Distress Inks (tattered rose, picked raspberry, wild honey, spun sugar) sponged on the corresponding colors, Then I spritzed some water on this background stamp and stamped it onto the triangles for some added texture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2014

FFF: Trick or Treat!

Happy Friday!!

I was still feeling a Halloween kick from last week's TGF Halloween Farm Fresh Friday challenge that I decided to make another one this week! Except that this week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES!

I used the cute little witch from the Spooktacular digi set!

Trick or Treat!

Have you noticed that I'm obsessed with tags lately??

Hope your play along with us this week at The Greeting Farm's FFF!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

LMMS- Jr. Hatter Camille

Happy almost Friday!

It's another week of my guest designing gig at Little Miss Muffet Stamps- I totally just love all of these images... I WANT THEM ALL!

My card today features Jr. Hatter Camille, she is one of many Jr. Hatters- they are all so cute and all have their own looks and personality!
Monster Hi

I will definitely be adding a few more of these to my collection very soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Simon Says Succulents!

To  say that I was SO excited when I saw that Simon Says Stamp had come out with these succulent stamps is an understatement!  I just *HAD* to have them!!

and just in time too- I'm playing along with the Trendy Tag challenge on their flickr page! In addition to Virginia's View CAS Challenge!

Best Wishes Succulents!

The background was stamped with MFT's Woodgrain background, added a bit of washi and enamel dots. I colored my cute lil' succulent cup with copics directly on kraft cardstock, I love the softer look it gives.  Here's a close up...


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Popping in to share one of the SUPER cute new digis from Chi Chi Memories this month!

I thought this Delightful Day image was just the sweetest.  She's just so happy to be skipping along to send you happy wishes!

CCM Delightful Day

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2014

SURPRISE Melissa & new Tiddly Release!

We are hopping today to celebrate the soon-to-be-born Baby Brennan whose mom is a dear fellow design team member, Melissa! Melissa has been on the Tiddly Inks from *almost* the beginning and even though she's on a maternity break, we wanted to make sure she knows she missed and we can't wait to "meet" Brennan!

So please join us in celebrating by hopping along the design team's blogs on this not-so-secret-anymore blog hop!

I used this precious Baby Boy image to make my card with my current favorite diecut tag from Pretty Pink Posh- I just love that stitched border!

Baby Boy

Now hop on over here to the Tiddly Inks Blog to find links to all the DT's blogs! You can even play along leave some well wishes for Melissa and her family and/or make a baby themed Tiddly Ink card, two random winners will be chosen from the comments and participants for a prize! :)

Happy Hopping!

AND there's new releases at Tiddly Inks today too!

Back again to share the newest release from Tiddly Inks!

You will definitely want these in your stash immediately!!

First Wryn and Ducky Dance!
Ducky Dance

I added a few lines to her umbrella to make enough sections for a rainbow! And decided it was time that I dig into my stash of washi tape for the background. :)

and to get you Christmas spirit, here's Emma Christmas Cutie! A sweet clean and simple card to show off how cute she is!
Emma Christmas

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy WCMD!

Hello & Happy World Card Making Day!

I'm still in the middle of checking out what other fabulous events are going on out there for this fun-filled card making day!

But the first one to jump out at me was this color challenge hosted by Winnie & Walter!

I'm not one to usually use much gold (I tend to prefer silver) but I thought it was a perfect combo to use this Peace Poinsettias stamp from Hero Arts! The Christmas sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Happy Everything & of course the 'happy' is from my favorite W&W The Big, the Bold & the Happy...


I'm also entering this in the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge under the "Mad about Metallics & White Out" categories! In addition to Virginia's View Challenge: CAS!

Hoping to get to more cards today...

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Farm Fresh Friday: BOO!

Happy 1st Friday of October! It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge!

To get in the spirit of the season, this week's challenge is... HALLOWEEN!

I surprising didn't have any TGF Halloween images in my stash! So what did I do??  I remembered that I *DID* have this WS Dahlia stamp and along with a witch hat embellishment thought with a little fun coloring she would make a perfect lil' witch!


What do you think?

I layered scrap pieces of patterned paper with washi tape, some spiderweb punched from vellum, and added a bit of sparkle with a glitter pen- it's a little hard to see in the photo.

Hope to see you join in the Halloween fun with us at The Greeting Farm! Check out more inspiration from the rest of the design team and the details to enter!

Little Miss Muffett Stamps- GDT

I told you I had lots going on this month...

I was asked to guest design for Little Miss Muffet Stamps by my so very sweet blogging friend, Faye! These images (both stamp and rubber) are cute as can be- how could I say no?!!

Last week- my nephew went on a 5th grade science camp with his school. To keep them from getting too "homesick" (no parents were allowed- just teachers and camp advisors) they encouraged family to send them cards and letters. So on to my card...

I thought this cute Swings 'n Slides Spring Morning image would be just perfect for him!

Hello Camper

Stamped the background with my favorite woodgrain stamp (MFT), colored this cutie with my copics, and finished it off with the sentiment from Winnie & Walter!

Be sure to check out the Little Miss Muffet shop for all of their adorable images- I want them ALL!

Happy *almost* Friday!