Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blog Candy

Ingrid is having a huge giveaway on her blog. Pop over if you'd like a chance to win.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I wanted to do a monochromatic card and decided on using only blue cardstock.  I chose the Blessed Mouse stamp from My Favorite Things.  I think it's a cute image, and I love the sentiments that come with it.  My mouse is colored with copics---no sparkle or embellishments on this card, which is quite unusual for me.

I did use a variety of Die-namics on this card.  They are all available at the My Favorite Things store I used these ones:

Rolled Mum
Monarch Border
Chevron Stripes
Mini Tabs Foursome

I really like their dies.  They are so easy to work with and they always cut clean edges.  Their stamps are also excellent.  I always get a nice clean stamped image.  My favorite stamps are from MFT--in case you couldn't tell.  LOL

Did you know that My Favorite Things are having a Guest Designer contest?  The winner gets to be the Guest Designer for August.  Be sure to check out this post for all the details.  Don't forget to take a look at all the entries, as they are usually awesome.

Lastly, I inked the edges of all the cardstock with broken china distress ink from Tim Holtz.  Then I embossed each piece of cardstock using a different cuttlebug folder, to add texture to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Challenges for this card:

MFT August Guest Designer

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Louise has a great giveaway at her blog. Pop over to check it out:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You bring me sunshine

It's a sunburst kind of day. I'm looking forward to a sunny and happy day today.  I'm off to the hair salon and a new do always makes a girl feel better. 

I've used one of my new PTI stamp and die sets.  I've used Free Bird paper from Authentique--don't ya love the colors?! 

Another CAS card.........I'm on a roll again. Hope your day is a great one!


Challenges for this card:

CAS-ual Friday CFC61

Sunday, July 15, 2012


My apologies for the poor picture. Today is a gray, drizzly day so the lighting is poor, and I can't access my fav program for editing. 

I've used stamps from Paper Smooches today.  I love this owl.  Isn't he cute?!  I also have been into my washi tape this weekend, and here's one that is full of all of the washi tape I have.  LOL

It was Ken's birthday yesterday and we went out to see Brave.  I highly recommend it.  What a great movie.  Totally reminded me of Scotland and my grandparents....I really miss them and Scotland.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges for this card:
Paper Smooches GDT for August
4 Crafty Chicks--stripes
CAS-ual Fridays CFC61

Friday, July 13, 2012

She designed a world she loved

I truly love the `She` sayings. I find them very uplifting and meaningful. I`ve used one today that comes from Unity Stamps.  Be sure to check out the Itty Bitty sale at Unity too.  It`s a simple, CAS card, which is nice for a change.  I hope you like it.


Challenges for this card:
CAS-ual Fridays  CFC61

The Triple Play

I'm really drawn to bright colors, and I know that my garden inspires that in me. These pink papers are from Amy Tangerine and I've used three of the patterned papers in this card.  The image is colored with copics and I've added some lace, ribbon and rhinestones as embellishments.

I'm entering this card in the Triple Play challenge over at Flourishees. To qualify I've used groupings of three rhinestones, three patterned and three plain papers. 

For extra interest I spotlighted this image as well.  That was fun!

See you later!

Bold and Bright

It's been hot and sunny here and the flowers are blooming like crazy. Those gorgeous flowers inspired my bold and bright card.  I used the gerbera daisy image from Flourishes and colored it with copics.  I added some bright yellow ribbon and used some spellbinder dies to cut out the shapes.

There's nothing better to perk up a day, than bright gerberas!  Have you been checking out the sneak peeks at Flourishes? It's their release week and there are gorgeous stamps for the taking....hop on over and see what the design team has been creating....totally awesome!

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes Bold and Beautiful Challenge

Happy friday! Janet