Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cool Cat, Warm Day, a play on the Montly Theme

Happy Caturday!  
Today at Splitcoaststampers, Stacy picked a floral site to inspire us.  You can check out the challenge at IC637.

I chose THIS photo for my inspiration.  I wanted to play with this sweet "Sitting Here" set by SU! (demonstrator Lydia Fiedler) which I bought in the fall but had not inked yet.  My garden seating is a swing instead of a chair as in the photo and I added a few extras, like the kitty and bird!  I used the color of the flowers in the photo for the pillows and the flowers in the flower pot.  

I am also playing along with this month's Dirty Dozen theme sketch at Splitcoaststampers.  The theme this month is "Cold Hands Warm Heart".  I have a warm spring day, warm colored pillows and flowers along with one very Cool cat and a cool blue sky.  

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lemony Yellow!

Today I have a super fun card to share featuring Hole Foods by The Project Bin!  

This is a fun "builder" stamp.  First I stamped the donut, then I inked up the glaze in lemon yellow.  A sprinkle stamp is included with the set but I chose to add enamel dot sprinkles this time.

I have staged my card with this very special tea set.  My sister gave this to me for my 9th birthday.  Somehow I managed to hang onto this treasure through countless childhood moves including one where we had to leave all of our possessions behind!  I can't remember if I packed it with my clothes or what but this little tea set and a doll I was given when I was 5 years old were all that made it to adulthood with me!

This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is (Michelerey) and I chose THIS sunny card to inspire my design!

Now here's a look at the yummy Hole Foods stamp set!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Today I am featuring the Kinda Sorta stamp set by The Project Bin.

I stamped this sweet sentiment then die cut it with a scallop oval to fit the center of the card but this stamp set includes two beautiful rectangle frames which can be used to frame all four of the sentiments.

I will be entering my card into Word Art Wednesday's challenge.  This week one of the sponsors at Word Art Wednesday is The Project Bin so why not link up a card to the challenge, you could win a Project Bin prize!!!

I know that this sentiment is talking about the butterflies in your stomach when you see someone you love but when I saw this sentiment I thought of hope.  I love using butterflies and the word "hope" when creating encouragement cards.  

I have received many encouraging cards and acts of kindness over the last couple of months so for me this sentiment takes on a different meaning.  So much kindness reminds me of the symbol of hope we think of when we see butterflies!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  

Here is a look at the entire stamp set!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Birdies, Hugs and a Challenge

It's February first and even though many of us are thinking Valentine's day some of us think Christmas all year long!  The February Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge is up, I hope you will come join us!

Janeen gave me both the awesome Interactive Windows Stax and Stitched Pinking Edge SquaresDie-namics by My Favorite Things.  

I stamped the greeting from Birdies Hugs & Mistletoe by Unity Stamp Co. on the Pinking Edge square adhered it to the interactive window and added some holiday greenery.

For the inside, I added the adorable birds from  Birdies Hugs & Mistletoe kit!

The interactive window die was super easy to use and adds a little extra interest to this holiday card.  Thank you Janeen!!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hole Foods

We all know that "whole foods" are good for us however I have to say that I would prefer The Project Bin's "Hole Foods" any day!  

Hole Foods is a super fun stamp set which includes a donut, icing and sprinkles along with eight fun sentiments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kinda Sorta

Hello! I get to share one of two new stamp sets in The Project Bin shop!  Today's feature is Kinda Sorta, with four fun sentiment stamps and two frame stamps.

I chose this amazing paper from a stack called Boho.  I love the way the foil catches the light.  The flowers were purchased at the same time and are meant to go with the paper stack.  

 The sentiment I chose seems particularly applicable to me these days.  Some days I think I don't have ANY of the answers but I do have love and prayers, lots of prayers.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, it makes my day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Touches Your Heart

For today's card, I paired a #bff sentiment from The Project Bin with the heart die from the In My Heart stamp & die set.  The sentiment is especially meaningful at this time.  I have been shown kindness that touches my heart from friends both near and far.  Just this weekend, I received more beautiful handmade cards designed by sweet friends from the Splitcoaststampers Community.  Pretty hugs in an envelope!  

Since it was a long weekend and our son was able to come home we moved his 21st birthday celebration a few weeks early and celebrated him this weekend  It was a lovely weekend.  I always miss our son when he heads back to school but this time it was a little harder so when I sat down later in the evening to design this week's Project Bin card, I looked for a little inspiration.  I found the inspiration I needed from this week's Featured Stamper at SCS.  I love THIS beautiful CAS design by Lisa. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SC679, Patterned Paper, and a Smile

It's Wednesday and that means a new sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  SC679 is brought to us by Cathy and it's a lovely sketch!

I distressed the edges then chose this sentiment from the #bff stamp set by The Project Bin.  I have someone special in mind for this.  This friend is full of sparkle!  Every post she creates, every comment she makes overflows with enthusiasm and sweetness.

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday  - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squishy Hugs

Everyone knows I love pink and Valentine's Day is all about pink but as I was putting together this card I was thinking about someone who loves green.  I love the words and design of this sentiment from the In My Heart stamp set by The Project Bin which was designed to fit the heart die that is included in the set.

I have a goal this year to use up some of the wonderful designer paper I have acquired so with that in mind, I chose fun papers then stamped the sentiment in the middle of the spreadsheet paper.  I die cut the heart surrounding the sentiment then I die cut a heart from a piece of foam craft paper so that the heart is completely raised.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I love you so much I could squish every one of my blog readers in a big hug! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

For You in Blue

The IC631 Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is brought to us this week by Julie.  She has chosen a rich site for us to be inspired by.  I was inspired by the beautiful artwork HERE.

I die cut flowers and leaves from SU! Bouquet Bunch and stamped the sentiment from the SU! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  For this card, I went simply with die cutting and sponging since I am still taking things very easy and even a little thing like extra stamping steps can be overwhelming.  In the future, I look forward to creating a grand variety of floral cards!

If you are looking for an SU! demo, look no further than Lydia at Understandblue!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Vases and a sketch

Hello!  I am a little late with this post but the fun thing about playing in a Splitcoaststampers challenge is they never expire!  

I created this card for Cathy's SC678 sketch challenge.  It's a great sketch offering lots of possibilities!  

I am featuring all Prickley Pear stamps products on this card.  I stamped the flowers from the Spring Scalloped Circle stamp set and added a sentiment from the Scalloped Circle Oval 5 stamp set.  The vases are one of three dies in the Mini Vases die set.  I die cut three and colored them with Copics then popped them up.  

A super easy but striking card for those days when life doesn't allow much time for stamping.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fun to do the Impossible

Happy New Year!
Well, maybe a day late but still it's my first post of the new year.  I hope you had a sweet celebration.  Ours was very quiet but we were all home together and that is time to treasure with an almost 21-year-old and a 17-year-old!

 At the beginning of a new year it's always fun to think of it as a fresh start, therefore, I chose this sentiment from the Wise Men stamp set by The Project Bin to encourage us all to try something that maybe we have failed at in the past.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of designer paper that looks like a chalkboard.  I created a frame by using a wood grain die, added some flowers and a ribbon hanger.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Cool Cat, Warm Day, a play on the Montly Theme

Happy Caturday!   Today at Splitcoaststampers, Stacy picked a floral site to inspire us.  You can check out the challenge at IC637. ...