Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Here is my last card for the Taylored Expressions 9th birthday celebration.                                             

I played a little bit with the sketch this time, not following it exactly, I didn't realize though that I used the color combo from the sketch!!  The little owl is from the Taylored Expressions Quick Critters die and stamp set. Lots of fun and super quick and easy!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Big Wishes

I made another card for the 9th birthday celebration over at Taylored Expressions using the fun sketch they provided.  The darling elephant is also from Taylor Expressions and is from the Hippo Birdy set.  There are a couple cute sentiments that could go with this, but I'm not sure if I will do a Welcome Baby  or Birthday card yet, so I will wait until I know before adding a sentiment. 

I used several papers from various paper pads and the rectangle and banner die are from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13.  It's hard to tell but I also cut out an extra ear and popped it up for some depth.  

Thanks for looking !! :)

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-ATG with a critter

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Turtley Awesome Birthday

I joined the 9th Birthday Sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions as I had a birthday card to make for my soon to be 3 year old grandson and I used this perfectly darling image from 2 Cute Ink.

Here is the sketch I followed....and my card                                                               

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday-ATG no toppings
+Crafty Friends-Birthday
+Colour Crazy Challenge-ATG
+Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG
+Cute Card Thursday-Too Cute
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-ATG with a critter

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

I can't seem to get enough penguins and the ones from Sugar Pea Designs are just adorable.  These are perfect for masculine cards and since I never have enough on hand, decided to start building my stash.  I used the Happy Mail stamp set and the sketch/color challenge at Sugar Pea for the jumping point of my card.

All the stamps I used were from the stamp set and you can find it HERE.  For my background I took a couple different colors of copic refill inks and layed down big drops of color.  I really like how it turned out. :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sugar Pea Designs-sketch/color-TOP 3
Color Inspiration-monthly link up
+Little Red Wagon-Bows or Arrows-TOP PICK
+Simon Says Stamp-Add a sentiment

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sending you......

I'm playing again with the challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs, I used the color and the sketch inspiration and used the mail box, package, chevron arrows and envelopes from the Happy Mail set.  I love using the smaller accessory pieces to create a simple yet cute card.  I used the envelopes and arrows for the banner to go with the sketch.  I also did the inside with the sentiment and more arrows. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
_+Digi Choosday-ATG
Color Inspiration Monday-ATG Hand colored

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Miss You. That is All

I'm playing with the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things and used the Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  I used a couple of the accessory stamps and made a very simple card.  I love the simplicity and the sketch.  The scallop square dies are from MFT and I swiped my Tumbled Glass distress ink over the middle insert and added the palm and flower, the sentiment comes with the stamp set.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday-ATG
+make my Monday-Travel or Vacation
+Glitter N Sparkle-ATG
+Addicted to CAS-Summer
+Colour Crazy Craft-ATG
+Crafting with Friends-ATG #47
+Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG
+Crafty Sentiments-Clean and Simple
+Digi Choosday-ATG
+Lemon Shortbread-ATG-WON

Monday, July 10, 2017

Have a Rice Day

I adore penguins and this little guy is so cute.  I'm not a sushi fan, but the image and the sentiments are just amazing!  The stamp set is Rice Rice Baby from Sugar Pea Designs.

 I watercolored the background with distress inks in Blueprint Sketch and Broken China, added some flicks of water, white paint and more distress ink.  The scallop circle is a die from My Favorite Things and I hand cut the tag.  I followed the color scheme for the challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sunny Day Crafting -A is for Animals
+MFT Card Challenge- colors challenge

+Cards in Envy: Patriotic colors-Sherry's personal fave! 
Color Inspiration Monday-hand colored 
                                                            Wonderful Wednesday-ATG 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Travel is a journey, not the destination

I found my love of travel when I was 17 and had the opportunity to go on a 15 day educational tour through Europe.  We started in Germany then traveled through Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, and England.  It was such an amazing experience and one that gave me the travel bug. As soon as I graduated high school and started college, my main focus of study was Travel and Tourism, got in the way and I ended up married with a baby on the way.  And since then, I haven't had the chance to really travel the way I have wanted.

I created this canvas as a reminder of my love of travel and to use it as kind of a vision board, to get my mind focused on adventure, travel, experiencing new towns, cities, states and countries.  I so want to start moving, seeking and exploring again....even if I have to start out close to home!

I hope you like my canvas, I really enjoyed making it with all the different media, techniques and images.   The main image is from Saturated Canary and is one of my favorites.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday challenge ATG
Altered Eclectics:July ATG challenge mixed media 
+Mix it up Challenge: mixed media ATg + optional distressing