Sunday, March 31, 2013

→→Happy Birthday Judith←←

Click HERE for my Merry Monday post
Looking for the Timeless Twine/A Blog Named Hero HERE

Happy Birthday Judith!!!!!

So thrilled to be part of this fun blog hop for Judith's birthday!  Gals from Jay Gee's Nook and Jane's Doodles Design Team {past & present) have gotten together to wish Judith a very happy birthday!

You should have arrived from the fabulous Ange's blog

It's where the fun starts...There's a prize at the end of the hop,  it would be smashing if you left love along the way but to be eligible for the prize, you will have to leave a comment on the Jay Gee's Nook blog.  It gets better because Judith is offering 20% store wide until the 6th of April in the Jay Gee Nook SHOP.

This one is for you Judith:

Seriously, who doesn't love Tooth Fairy Klara? you see her sparkly magic wand?

Her dress has been paper pieced with Allison Kreft's Composition & Color collection and yes, I dehoarded some of Freckled Fawn's wood chips.

Now hippety hop over to the magnificent Jane's blog

Friday, March 29, 2013

just because...


Have you played along with

I was inspired by this picture

This card posted over on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog earlier this week:

There's something about polkas that make me happy....

The 'just because' sentiment was perfect for the wooden embellie.  I wrapped it with scor-tape and than glitzed it up with Martha glitter!

This is a truly must-have sentiment set

Thursday, March 28, 2013

swirly twirly birthday...


Here's a birthday card using Basic Grey's Fact paper pad:

I picked up the collection at Joann's...ugh, it was 50% off and I was out of control:)

I have, um, so many stamps.  I need to put myself on a schedule, kwim?  That way equal inky love can be had:)

I inked up my Neat & Tangled Swirly Twirly Tags.  Come on, you gotta pick them up just for their fun name!  They stamp like a dream AND Danielle is such a sweetie.

The Happy Birthday is you see the tiny hearts?  They are vintage A Muse...

I was inspired by the latest

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: hello sequin jar

This is post 2 of 2 for me today...Please pop over to the Timeless Twine blog for my other project.


I've been meaning to stock up on them but haven't yet so I had to speedy quick hit M's and I found only 1 variety pack that I liked:

Does the design look familiar to you?  I googled a couple of my FAV PTI Designers and found THIS fab card and went to work.

The cardstock is actually RAK'd {Thanks Sherry!}...I still ❤❤❤ PTI's Friendship Jar.  The window has been cut with Nesties Labels 8.  The wood flag is Jillibean and the twine is Timeless Twine Natural Bakers FAV right now.

I can't wait to be inspired by all that link up for this blog hop!


This is post 1 of 2 for HERE for the PTI Blog Hop!

Hello!  I'm up on the Timeless Twine blog today!

This purchase was my inspiration...

Pop over here for the deets!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Paper Issues: awesome sauce


Paper Issues has a new challenge starting today!

Paper Issues Blog Design
Theme: up in the clouds
Sponsor: Some Odd Girl

Giveaway: 3 winners will receive stamp set of choice!!!!
1. Like Some Odd Girl on Facebook 
{tell them Paper Issues sent you} 
2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook
3. Hop with the Paper Issues girls!

Here's my card:

I used the oh-so-fun 

Some Odd Girl

Seriously, who wouldn't love to receive a card that says awesome sauce?!!!!!

I clear embossed the arrows on the 3x4 panel.  The die is from Savvy that I cut from the priority mail packaging that it came in:)

Can you see the tone-on-tone blue arrows on the base?  I stamped them with Fresh Ink Pool.  

I was inspired by the current 

This card went to my girl yesterday....I stuck it on the mirror in her bathroom.


Today is my daughter's birthday...the big 18.

This girl of mine...

I love her.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

this is your world.

Happy Weekend!

I'm up over on the Paper Made Bakery blog!

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for you....

I'd love for you to stop by and say Hello!

Friday, March 22, 2013

❤❤ happy jar ❤❤

Hello Friday!

Here's a bright one for you!

This posted over on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog earlier this week.

Can you spot all the stamping on this card?

I love the sweet mason jar in

Fresh Squeezed Stamps

The case base is vintage A Muse and everything else is from this month's Paper Made Bakery kit, signs & symbols.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

enjoy the little things...

Happy Friday Eve!

Here's a really easy smeasy card:

The polkas are from Jane's Doodles

Did you know that Jane has an etsy shop that sells those sweet fimo buttons?

Here's a shot of my lil stash:

I'm trying to not hoard them but they are the sweetest 'lil embellies!

other supplies:

tag:  Amy Tangerine Wood Veneer (ala paper issues, use code Amy12 for 20% off)
ink:  Impress Fresh Ink/Strawberry

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

happy jar...

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday's are always better than Monday's....

I'm up on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today...

Here's a sneak peek:

Pop on over and say Hello!

Monday, March 18, 2013

my fear of purple...

plum pudding
smokey shadow

For you gals that are PTI-ista' know these colors.  

plum pudding

I'm so not a plum girl but the other weekend when I was at Impress, I saw a lovely card design using Fresh Inks:

Silver Lilac
French Lavender
Provincial Gray

I tried, without luck to CASE the card, from what I remembered in my oh-so-aging memory.

So off to Pinterest I went and stumbled upon THIS card by the oh-so-lovely Suzanne.

What started this whole crafting chaos Sunday morning?  Well, it was THIS post over on the fabulous Lynn's blog, that reminded me of the card from Impress.

Dontcha love where all the inspiration comes from?

Here's my end result...probably a good 2.5 hours after my initial start of making just one card:

Funny thing, I didn't even use my new silver lilac and french lavender fresh inks....The Craft's Meow bloom was stamped with Provincial Gray.

Although the base looks to be black, it is PTI smoky Shadow.  I added a SRM sentiment and some 

**Proud Momma Moment**

I use my blog as a journal...I hope that blogger will be around for a very long time so that when I'm in my 90's I can look back at all my posts.

So, as I've mentioned before, my girl is a senior this year and she texted me a picture of her first college acceptance letter! The whole college acceptance process is so incredibly competitive. It is for the University of Washington, the ONLY instate college she applied to.

I'm one proud Momma!!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

♣♣happy st patty's day♣♣

Looking for the Timelessly Odd Blog HERE.

A big shout out for green bagels and cookies!

I'm back with a full reveal of a project I sneak peeked last week:

I know you all know how much I ♥♥ my coffee!

This was thee quickest home decor project, ever.

The photo die is from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I layered my flairs {coffee ones were RAK'd to me by Sherry and the heart one is by Joscie}.

You know how much I love my wood embellies....that hello flag was perfect for this project {especially since the sunburst one says,  hello morning}.

Twine, who doesn't love twine?

One of the many things about twine is 'just a smidge will do'.  This project was screaming 'smidge'.

I used Timeless Twine's

Don't forget that today is the last day to comment on the

Some Odd Girl and Timeless Twine decided to get together for a little playdate! We hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you make your way around to all of the designers’ personal blogs, and be sure to leave a little love at each stop along the way, because there are THREE gorgeous spools of Timeless Twine and one $25 gift certificate to Some Odd Girl up for grabs!

The fun starts HERE.


Paper Issues Blog Design

Just a reminder that the challenge over at Paper Issues is

Let's Have A Crafting A{flair}!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Paper Made Bakery....

Happy Saturday!

I'm over on the Paper Made Bakery today...

Here's a sneak peek of what is in store for you....

Pop on by and say Hello!

Friday, March 15, 2013

I ♥ experimenting...

Have you heard the news about FUSION?!!! 

Lesley Croghan and Jackie Rockwell are launching a brand new card making challenge blog!!! They have been putting together some challenging and inspiring challenges to get your card making Mojo all revved up!

The concept behind FUSION is as simple as 1, 2, 3! There will be THREE Challenges offered each week!

  1. Lesley will offer an Inspiration photo...
  2. Jackie will offer a Sketch...
  3. Or you can combine both Lesley and Jackie's challenges and create FUSION!!

I'm super thrilled to announce that I'm on the Fusion Design Team!

I'm looking forward to working with a group of highly talented gals!

The launch of the first experiment is on Friday, April 5th at 5am (PST)! We hope you will join in the fun!!

There is a 


Pop over to Fusion to check out the FABulous Design Team along with the deets of the exciting Guest Designer Search!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

just for you...

Happy Friday Eve!

This card posted over on the Jane's Doodle blog earlier this week:

I used a combo of PTI Fresh Snow and also heat embossing.    I colored in the blooms with colored pencils, a little too quickly, but I love the POP of color.  I also didn't use my embossing buddy but like the spritz of white:)

I used one of my FAV Jane's Doodle sets

I was inspired by last week's 

The super fabulous Julie Ebersole!

Thanks for stoppin' by!