AE Love...

I saw that Avery Elle has a new challenge blog and I had some time today, along with some new sets in the mail, so I thought I would whip up a quick card!  The challenge was to create something that sums up your personal style.  Well, I am usually a more CAS stamper, and I love red.  I also love white on white.  So that all combined and I got this...


I stamped a sentiment from Framed Fonts and made a little background paper.  Then I cut a couple of hearts out.  I used Lovely Letters to add a little sentiment and then finished it off with a little black pearl.  

I am loving the stamps from this company and their customer service is amazing!  I can't wait to see what they come up with next!  :)  

Thanks for stopping in!


2012 Top 12...or 14?

So this is the first time I have done one of these year end posts.  And I have to say...it was fun to go back and look at the year in Flickr.  :)  I picked one card per month and that was hard.  So 2 months have 2 cards.  Here are my favorites...










DeNami/Twinery Blog Hop

June...I had to pick 2...


CAS-ual Fridays #57









November...I had to pick 2 cards...





Thank you for to all my crafty friends for joining me and being so supportive along the way!  2012 was a great year and I am so looking forward to 2013.

Thanks again one last time in 2012, for stopping in!  :)


Happy Birthday!!

It's a very special day today.  Today is actually Friday....even though this will not post till Saturday!  Special you ask?  Well, it's our fearless leader's birthday today!  That would be the sweet Arielle!  So Kasia, Brandi and I are hijacking this week's Retro Sketch post to wish her a happy happy birthday!  Here is my card for you, Arielle...


I shrunk the sketch again!  :)  And I used a some more of those amazing goodies from i {heart} papers. That gorgeous navy paper is from the Basic Grey Lucille paper pack.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches set called Sentiment Sampler.  

Here is this week's sketch.  

We would love for you to pass on birthday wishes to her too!  So make up a birthday card if you would like and link it up over at Retro Sketches.  (or any other card made with this sketch would be fun too!)  

Don't forget... i [heart} papers is having an amzing Clearance sale right now until January 2nd....

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great one!


PTI Blog Hop...

I am so happy to be joining in today for the PTI Blog Hop.  I haven't been in this room to make a card in over a week!  I saw this challenge in my reader and thought it was right up my alley!  


Here is my card for today's challenge...


I scored diagonal lines on the card front and then cut out the center to make a frame.  I attached the frame to the card base with foam tape, and then stamped the sentiment in gray and since we could ad a small pop of color, I added a little popped up heart die.  I love this new set from PTI.  I am so excited to finally have a "love" set that I can see myself using a lot!  

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  I am so sad that it is over all ready!  My sisters have gone home and now the clean up has started!  More laundry is calling my name... :)

Have a great day!

End of the Year Clearance!

Check out this amazing clearance sale going on at i {heart} papers....

Click HERE to take your right to the store!  Spend a little of that Christmas money right?  :) 


Seasonal Card set...

Stoping in today with some seasonal cards using one set from CAS-ual Fridays.  First let's check them out!







and Winter...


I stamped the tree  and all of the sentiments from Calm and Gentle.  It's amazing what changing up some colors can do!

Keeping it short and sweet today!  All of my family is in town!  Yay!  I get to go shopping with my sisters tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope you have a great weekend!


Paper Smooches Winner

**Scroll down for my CSS Group Post and for the i {heart} paper blog hop!**

I'm so sorry to be a day late posting the winner!  I went to KC yesterday with my family to pick up my sister and her family for the holidays!  We ate down at Crown Center and walked around and looked at the shops and lights!  So fun!  

Ok but you are here to see who won!  

Random generator picked #14....

connie said...
you card is so cute and love that stamp set.

Connie if you could email me with your info that would be great! Thanks so much!


Cutie Pie Recipe Cards...

Today I am here with a very fun post!  I am participating in the i [heart} paper Design Team Challenge!    This challenge is all about food!  I was super excited when I learned this, because I found the most adorable recipe cards and had to turn them into a fun little gift.


I used Paper Smooches set, called Bee Mine, to add these adorable little pies to the cards.  The circle punch behind them, is stamped with an image from WPlus9's set, Folk Art Flurries.  This is just a super simple little gift set and so easy to mass produce!


There are lots of other fun projects to see today!  Here is a list of links to check out...

  • Carolyn

  • Deb

  • Gretchen

  • Judy

  • Lori

  • Stephanie

  • Taylor

  • Tracy

  • Kate

  • Don’t forget the i [heart} papers 12 Days of Christmas Savings!  Now through Christmas Eve, each day a new sale item will be posted at a steal of a price.

     Sale items valid until sold out or until Christmas Day, whichever comes first! (Sorry, no restocks or rainchecks!) Inventory is low on some items but be sure to check in each day for the IHP 12 Days of Christmas!  Today’s special is all Washi Tape 35% off!

    Here’s a list of the sales so far...

    12/13 – Stickles/Liquid Pearls $1
    12/14 – Scor-Tape 1/8” - $2
    12/15 – Spellbinders 35% off
    12/16 – BoBunny Flexi-ruler $9
    12/17 – Scor-Bug tool $5
    12/18 – Washi Tape 35% off


    CSS Make it Sparkle Challenge

    Today I am here with a new project for Clear and Simple.  Our challenge was to make something with a little sparkle.  I created a gift bag/tag set, using CSS's new wrapping paper and my Cameo and the new Limited Edition Joy set.  Check it out...

    For the tags, I used 1/2" scor-tape and then sprinkled on the glitter.  Here is a close up of the bag....

    These girls have some glittery projects for you to see too...

    So glad you could stop in today! Thanks for coming by!

    Design It Monday {Merry Christmas}

    Stopping in for my last guest over at Precious Remembrance!  I've had so much fun using this Christmas Stamp set!  I have a fun card for you to see today!


    I stamped the red strips diagonally, for a mat to the kraft wood grain embossed piece.  I added some MS snowflakes and then finished it off with the sentiment!  It's such an easy card to make!  I think I will be making more of these!

    I hope you've enjoyed my projects and I want to thank Dyane for having me!  I've had a great time!  Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!



    Joy and a sketch and a sale...

    I am here today with a fun card using some more fabulous stamps from i {heart} papers!  First off....the card....


    The background is made from WPlus9 Folk Art Flurries and that sentiment is from Pretty Patches.  I love LOVE these stamps!  Great images and just so much fun to work with.  I added in a little wreath using some leaf ribbon I had, and then wrapped that with twine and red bakers twine too.  I topped it off with a little red sheer bow.  I cut a banner and stamped the sentiment in red.

    Here is this week's sketch....

    Stop over to see what the Retro girls have created for us by clicking HERE.  

    And one more thing....a fabulous sale over at i {heart} papers....

    IHP's 12 Days of Christmas sales.  Beginning 12/13 and running up until Christmas, each day a new sale item will be posted at a steal of a price.  Sale items valid until sold out or until Christmas Day, whichever comes first!  (Sorry, no restocks or rainchecks!)  Join us each day for the IHP 12 Days of Christmas!

    Click HERE to get to the ihp store!  Don't miss out on the good deals!

    Have a great weekend!


    Something special to share - and a giveaway

    Hey there!  So glad you could join me today!  Paper Smooches will release their newest Kismet stamp set called Bee Mine at midnight tonight Eastern time and I am here today to help promote this sweet set! You will find the new stamp set HERE


    I stamped this adorable little bee and cut him out, coloring him with Copics and then adding a little Stickles to the wings.  I layered him on a big bee hive and stamped the sentiment and a fun little heart from the set.  These stamps are fabulous and make such a great image!  

    Here is the full set!  

    I love these images!  That pie stamp and sweetie pie sentiment are in use as we speak!  I have a cute card coming up soon! :)

    I have one Bee Mine stamp set to give away to one lucky person! You have until midnight on Sunday, December 16th to leave a comment. I will post the winner here on Monday, December 17th. 

     For more chances to win...please visit: 

    Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great Friday!