Saturday, March 28, 2015

What She Said...

I'm having so much fun playing with some new stamps I got for my birthday earlier this month... (and there's *STILL* so much on my wishlist!)

My recent favorites include the Three Amigos from Mama Elephant! I definitely have a thing for critters and these are super cute and so much fun to color! My sister requested a (belated) birthday card for my nephew and thought this set would be perfect!

I kept the card simple by using scrap pieces of patterned paper and of course my favorite die-cut tag from Pretty Pink Posh!

What She Said...

Thanks for stopping by... until next time!

Friday, March 27, 2015


Hi again!!

2nd post of the day.. (scroll down to see my first post or click here)

I had some free time today during my son's nap to squeeze in some craftyness! It's been a little while since I played along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts challenge!

Paper Smooches

I thought what a better excuse to play with my new (to me) Chubby Chums stamps & I thought they'd fit perfectly with the sketch...

Here's my take:

As I mentioned before, I used the Chubby Chums stamp set, I added the 'celebrate' from this Birthday Words dies set as a branch for the owls to perch upon! :)

Happy Day!

Oh happy day... It's Friday!!

Popping in quickly to share a card I made this week for Tiddly Inks!

Happy Day

I was in a purple-y kind of mood, and thought this Annabelle Puppy Love image was just the cutest!

Thanks for swinging by! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I'm popping in to share a card I made for the new Sparkle and Shine Challenge! This week's challenge was a sketch... and you all know how much a love a sketch! :)

I've also been playing along with The Daily Marker (Kathy R's) 30 Day Coloring Challenge, which makes it so nice already having images colored and ready to go!

I colored this sweet elephant (yes another elephant!) from WPlus9's Unforgettable set! They are just too cute & fit perfectly for my take on the sketch along with the tag die & sequins from Pretty Pink Posh...


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Ellie!

It's easy to say that I have found myself completely OBSESSED will all these cute elephants that have been released lately... they newest one from Avery Elle just arriving in my mailbox over the weekend- I couldn't wait to play with her!

So, I'm squeezing in just under the deadline for the Stripes Challenge at AEI♥U challenge!

With some washi tape, I masked off some lines, used distress inks to create a stripe pattern and stamped the little flower from the set in create a random background, added some more patterned washi tapes, and die cut the tag shape at an angle...

Baby Girl Ellie

Added the sweet elephant and sentiment, also from Avery Elle's We R Family and called it done! (oh, and we can't forget about the sequins too of course!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Origami Birthday

There are 3 birthdays in March in my family (including mine!)... so we celebrate all month long! This past week was my dad's birthday!

He taught me how to fold origami when I was little, and I still love figuring out how to fold new things, so I just knew that I had to use this new (to me) Mama Elephant Origami stamp set on his card!

Origami Birthday

I paired it with the new Happy Birthday border die cut from Lawn Fawn to keep it as simple & "manly" as possible!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2015

HELLO Spring!

Happy 1st Day of Spring!
(2nd post of the day... please scroll down or click here for my 1st post!)

It's officially Spring according to the calendars, but we've been having Spring weather for about a month already! Perks of living in AZ! :)

Anyway, my second card for today is another for the Anya, Oddies & Others blog... check out all the deets here! It's another Anything Goes theme, come play along!

I decided to ink up this cute Up Up Bean, and pair her up for some fun Springy colors to join the fun for the new Farm Fresh Friday challenge @The Greeting Farm too!

Hello Spring

Tag die is from Pretty Pink Posh (again..), Cloud die is MFT (no longer available), & sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

Hope you are able to enjoy some SPRING weather today! Thanks for stopping by!

Baked with Love ♥

Happy Friday!!

Popping in to share one of 2 cards I made for the new challenge over at Anya, Oddies & Others- it's another easy one- Anything Goes!

Using the newly released "Baked with Love" stamp set, I masked an stamped a cute little scene to watercolor with Distress Inks. (I colored this other day as apart of Kathy from The Daily Marker's 30-day Coloring challenge)

Baked with Love

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I also randomly stamped the cupcakes, candle, & hearts from the same set in Distress Inks on the kraft background and slightly smudged the edges in the same ink. Die-cut tag is my favorite one from Pretty Pink Posh!

I'm also playing along with the Distress Addicts challenge at Lawnscaping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

All About the Boys!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Don't have a St. Patty's day card to share with you today...BUT I do have a card for the NEW Tiddly Inks Challenge that starts today... this week, it's All About the Boys!

And as I mentioned before my son is all about dinosaurs at the moment, so I just had to use this
adorable I mean Dino-mite image!


Be sure to check out all the details and some more fab inspiration from the design team on the challenge here & hope to see you play along!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Rewind!

Happy Monday!

Did you all grab the new Paper Sweeties March releases in the shop yesterday???

I'm back again to share another card I created using the Stitched Tags #1 stamps & Sweet Cuts- but this time paired with it with an older released sets... Bundle of Joy and Bouncing Baby! (still my favorites!)

Paper Sweeties March Rewind

I thought it would be fun to have this cute giraffe peeking her head out from different directions of the tag. & you might just say that I'm a little anxious for my baby girl's arrival too... :)

And as always don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT team created!

Debbie– Paper Sweeties
Lysa-- You are here! :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Party!

It's release day at Paper Sweeties!

The newest releases:  Stitched Tags #1 , Stitched Tags Sweet Cuts & I Pick You can now be found in the Paper Sweeties shop!

Since St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, I decided to make a fun card using the heart shape from the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts to make a 4 leaf clover!

I Pick You

The stem is from one of last month's release, Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts & the sentiment from I Pick You!

Don't forget to check out the DT's creations...

Debbie– Paper Sweeties
Lysa-- You are here! :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Countdown!

Back again for another peek at the March Release from Paper Sweeties!

My card today uses some stamps from the I Pick You set, included in this set is a cute overall outfit that can be used for the sweet paper dolls in the Paper Sweeties shop!

I used adorable Abigail...

Roses are Red...

I stamped the kraft background with some of the accent stamps from the set as well. Finished it off with some tea-dyed seam binding and sequins- all available from Paper Sweeties shop!

For more inspiration, check out the DT's creations:

Debbie– Paper Sweeties
Lysa-- You are here! :)

I'll be back again tomorrow with another sneak! Happy Weekend!

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Friday!
(2nd post for the day, please keep reading or click here for my post for Paper Sweeties!)

Popping in quick to share a cute card I made using Emma Hoppy Easter from Tiddly Inks!

Hoppy Easter

Isn't she just the sweetest hopping along in her bunny costume??

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Release Sneak Peeks!

Can you believe it's already mid-March?? I definitely can't- time is just FLYING by!

But with mid-month comes a NEW releases at Paper Sweeties! & this month's is just so fun and sweet!

This months' release includes:

Stitched Tags #1 + Sweet Cuts dies
I Pick You

For my first sneak peek card, I used one of the stitched tags stamp and die to create this simple card...

Smiles & Hugs

The frog is also from the new I Pick You set, while the sentiment is an older set (Enjoy Your Day). How can that cute lil frog not bring a smile to your face? The twine and sequins can also be found in the Paper Sweeties shop!

Can't wait to share with you more peeks in the next few days... & will be available on the 15th! But until then, please hop along to the rest of the design team's blogs to see their fab creations!

Debbie– Paper Sweeties
Lysa-- You are here! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You're DINO-mite!

Been a few days since I last blogged- oops!

I'll have to admit, I'm in full-on nesting mode as we have just a few weeks left before our newest addition joins the family! & my blogging will be much more sparse I'm sure!

I'd been wanting to play along with Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I just didn't know if I'd have the opportunity to join in for all 30 days, but thought I'd try!

I shared on Instagram last night a few images I was able to color up and just had to get them on a card this morning!

I used some new (to me) Lawn Fawn stamps, Critters from the Past- my 2 year old son totally loves dinosaurs at the moment, so I expect that he may hijack this card for himself! :) but I'm also squeezing it in to join the Dots & Stripes challenge at Lawnscaping too!

Enough chit chat... here's my card!


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a DINO-mite day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday Celebration!

Kicking off March with some birthday celebration is always a good time!

It actually started off with my own birthday earlier this week and today I'm joining in some Farm Fresh Friday fun to wish owner/illustrator of The Greeting Farm, Marie, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY (her birthday is tomorrow)!!

What's a celebration without some cake right? Well, in this case a CUPcake! I created a cute clean and simple, mostly one layer card using Birthday Anya II!

Birthday Anya

With the exception of the sprinkle of sequins, and the SSS happy die-cut, my card is one layer! & I'm pretty happy with how it turned out even though I was itching to add more "stuff" to it! LOL

Be sure to head over to the TGF blog and check out what the others created to play along with the FFF Challenge as well as leave a birthday wish for Marie! (a little birdie told me there's an extra prize up for grabs!)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tiddly Inks- Charmed!

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another Tiddly Inks Challenge!

This week's theme is pretty simple... just ADD A CHARM!  I have to admit, I had to go digging in my old containers of trinkets to find my stash of charms- but I knew I had some! :) Be sure to check out all the details for the challenge HERE!

Friendship Perks

I used this sweet Thanks A Latte digi because I also wanted to create another card for the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop too!(You can see the other card for the hop here.) There's still time to play along!

Back to this card, I took the coffee cups, heart and coffee bean stamps from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte and stamped a random background in Versamark ink. & the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's What's Brewing!

Choo Choo! It's Your Day!

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps group on Facebook  was looking for some 'volunteers' to color up a custom train made up from the Linking Train images and the chance to win the entire set! Of course I had to jump on the opportunity as my son LOVES trains!

I received this sweet image of the Engine, Passenger Car & Caboose- I couldn't wait to get it colored up!

CHoo Choo It's Your Day!

I paired it with some fun patterns and some glittery washi tape- think I'll have to save this one for my son's birthday in a few months! ;)

Thanks to Barbara & Little Miss Muffet Stamps for this awesome freebie!