Friday, August 31, 2012

It's here...Eclectic Slide!

Hey all!

You all know that I have Paper Issues...

Paper Issues Blog Design

Well check this out!


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use Amy12 to receive 20% off!!!

I'll be back in the morning with a project I made using Eclectic Slide!

nut'n better...

Hello and a big TGIF!!!!

We're celebrating a long weekend here in the states!

Here's a quick card that I made:

I bought a couple PTI sets from Lynn and actually used them!!  LOL...I know that I'm probably not the only one that buys stuff and then, well, doesn't use the stuff.   I just love I love the Autumn Acorns set!  The other set is Happy Day...they look good together, eh?

I was inspired by the latest retro sketch:

Have a super day!!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Play Date Cafe: We Love to Laugh

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #147!

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I played with this cute

This is how it inspired me:

I loved my bloggie buddie Sherry's card and was totally inspired by her!

I can't wait to see how the colors inspire YOU!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Greetings from Seattle...


I'm back again with one of my new dies that I picked up at Impress:

Dontcha love it with the woodgrain paper?!!

Memory Box is in is is A Muse {the fab sentiment}.

I was inspired by the latest CR84FN challenge:

I'll be back Wednesday night with another post:)

Monday, August 27, 2012

EAD Designs Blog: Casadia

Hello and Welcome to the EAD  Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 7 am pacific}

You should have arrived here from Angela's, our August Guest Designer's blog:

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs blog.

Remember, every week there is a freebie...want a chance to win?  All you have to do is hop along and leave comments!

A big shout out to Angela!  We loved having you this month!!!!

There's a long story behind this clean & simple card...

I'll give you the ingredients of the card first and then the background:)

I also used The Craft's Meow Lovely Labels 18.  The green paper is Basic Grey Lauderdale and of course, I topped off my card with The Twinery Charcoal.

Okay, the other day I was out visiting Wida {love her blog!}...and she had a little thing she called

A Case and an Idea= Casadia

It started with this gorgeous card by

Jen Rzasa cased Laura's card and came up with this awesome card:

Wida cased Jen's card and came up with this beauty:

Shirley-Bee cased Wida and came up with this fun card:

I cased Shirley-Bee and came up with my card:

I gotta tell you, I felt the pressure of keeping up the chain and had a heck of a time with my case...seriously!

Now hippety hop over to Jenn's blog

Sunday, August 26, 2012

a farewell to summer...

Happy Sunday!

Can you believe next Saturday will be September?  

Unbelievable how quickly summer has flown by!

I'm here to remind you about The Craft's Meow August Sketch Challenge:

Here's my farewell to summer card:

I couldn't help but ink up the

{stamp illustrator Mabelle R-O}

I love using that sweet beachy keen girl....I paper pieced and copic'd her up.  

The patterned paper is Basic Grey's Paper Cottage and of course I used, Caribbean from The Twinery.  I also used my latest die that I picked up from Impress, the Tall Canning Jar by Memory Box!

Come play with us over at The Craft's Meow!

You may enter as often as you like, but we must be able to see the sketch in there somewhere. You are free to flip it or turn it as you like!

You do NOT have to use TCM stamps to enter the challenge. However, if you are the winner and you have used TCM stamps on your entry, you will not only receive a TCM stamp set of choice as your prize, but also a coupon for 15% off one additional stamp set of choice which can be used one time within 30 days!!! 

You have until August 31st @ 9:00 pm pacific to link up!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paper Made Bakery


Today's my day over at 

Would love if you'd join me over there...

Here's a sneak at my project:

Any guesses?

I'd certainly be a happy camper if you'd visit me over there and leave me some bloggie love:)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to Jane's Doodles Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Ange Kelly's blog:

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is Jane Beljo's blog

Check out the sweet new sets by Mariana!

Fly High

How Sweet

super fun, eh?
I used the Fly High set and added some twinery:

Makes for a carefree those puffy clouds!

The next sets are by Jane:



{digi stamp}

I decided to use the sweet Suzi set...check out her adorable face and her fab smile...LOVE her so much!

Yup, I managed to use one of Jane's sweet buttons too!

Okay, that's it for me....

Want a chance to win all the new sets?  Leave comments along the way as you hop along!
Guess what?  For the next 2 weeks {starting today} Jane is offering FREE shipping on all stamps...can't beat that! 

What are you waiting for?!

Next up is the wonderful Laura Bassen of

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #146: Color Splash!

Check out the latest from The Play Date Cafe:

black, white and a splash of lime!


Our sponsor is


Here's my skinny card:

I used some fabulous SRM stickers along with my new memory box die, Tessatina Border.

Bonus that I think it can be masculine or feminine. 

I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the color splash!

new neons.


I'm popping in here with a clean and crisp Jane's Doodles card:

I couldn't quite capture the fun ink colors...they are the new Hero Arts Neon...Pink & Orange

IRL this card screams fun...hence the sentiment that I used:)

thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

good times...

The other day I came home to this fun happy mail from Hero Arts:

I played with the Paper Cottage Stamps for today...the neons are coming tomorrow:)

Here's a real simple card...

I had to use that sweet coffee mug:)

Perfect for the current challenge over at A Blog Named Hero:

Up until this seemed like my go-to card base was kraft....this year I've been smitten by white card bases {thanks sherry}, so this was a true challenge for me..

I haven't played along over at Hero Arts so I thought this month's challenge was perfect for my card:

We're back to our glorious Seattle weather...mid-low 70'!

Monday, August 20, 2012

EAD Designs hop: Owls and Twine.

Hello and Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 7:00 am pacific}

You should have arrived here from awesome Angela's, our August Guest Designer's blog:

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs blog.  Every week there is a freebie to one lucky commenter.  All you have to do is leave a comment while you hop!

Did you hear that EAD Designs added 2 new girls?

Sunday Inspiration

Wahooo....Donna and I are teamies over at The Play Date Cafe!

Feature Friday

I've known Stephanie for what seems like forever...she's always been a huge EAD Fan:)

My EAD Design teamie, Liz, is doing a Home Decor week over on her blog:

She asked if I'd like to join in the fun....well, of course!

I've had this awesome wood basket that I picked up from Storables during their after-Christmas sale:

{$1.49 and then 70% off!}

I slapped some sweet EAD owlies on there:

They are from the fun Owl Friends Stickerz set:

The colors are wonderfully vivid on the basket, aren't they?

Just a fun side note, the basket fits 8 "The Twinery" spools....SCORE!

Next up is Jenn of Double N Designs!  I'm sure she has something fabulously cute to share!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

summertime in seattle...

Summertime is Seattle.

This is a classic Seattle card:

sentiment by A Muse Art Stamps {now a•muse|studio}

Space Needle die by Savvy Stamps

card base by Impress Stamps

I have been really enjoying the new dies that I picked up from Impress...they are by Savvy and memory box...yet another local company.

My card is CAS but the Space Needle die gives it some life, dontcha think?!  I carefully trimmed down a glue dot to strategically add to the back of the needle to give it some umph.

I own well over 100+ A Muse wood mounted sentiments...I LOVE them....but this Seattle one is definitely one of my FAVs.  Here's how I store them:

I actually have 3 of those printer trays...LOVE them...I think I picked them up from a garage sale that Jennifer Pebbles had a long time ago.

Chattin' about Summertime...

Did you see the latest Paper Issues Challenge?

Summer Lovin'

Paper Issues Blog Design
You gotta check it out....

Lookie at the prize!
I know...chock full of summer!