December 29, 2014

Inkspirational Challenge #72

I am giving this card to my friend, Terri.  We are meeting for Christmas lunch tomorrow and instead of a Christmas card, I made this card for her.  You see, Terri is a Princess.  Her cell phone cover reads:


Because of the shinny purple background and the shinny crown and wand I am also entering this card in the challenge at Inkspirational this week; here's the inspiration photo:

Glad you stopped by today, you're laughing aren't you :)

Just Us Girls #273

I'm submitting this card to the Just Us Girls challenge this week.  I love PINK!  Even have a Pink Pinterest board :)  The beautiful bedroom photo below is the inspiration for the challenge this week; I like this bedroom, don't think Mike would go for it though :)

Thanks for stopping by today, still cold and snowy here,
I like that during this season :)

December 27, 2014

Shoot for the Stars...

Always a good thing to Shoot for the Stars!

Entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by today, make the best of those after Christmas sales :)

Flowers in December

A new stamp set from Stampin' Up; so flowers in December.

Enjoy your day and try to stay warm, very cold in Sedalia today :)

December 17, 2014

A few Christmas cards

The Wednesday challenge at the Simon Says blog is Winter Inspiration, check it out HERE!

This year I made a number of different, yet somewhat the same Christmas cards.  

I want to wish you and those you Love a Very Merry Christmas!

November 10, 2014

Hi - I'm still here....

Hi There - I'm still here.  Been taking a few classes and along with work time is at a premium.  Will be making and sharing cards soon.  It's very cold here in Sedalia, CO, right now, 7:45 pm it's only 5 degrees, BRRRR.  

See ya soon, stay warm xoxo

October 30, 2014

Blank card for Any Occasion

I made this card for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The butterfly was in my basket of stamped images I colored to be used some time in the future; looks like the future is now :)

Inspiration comes easily to me when I'm working with a sketch like the nice one below for this week's challenge;
So glad you stopped by, Happy Halloween tomorrow - - Boo!!

October 19, 2014

Smiles across the miles

I made this card with 2 things in mind - I'm submitting it to the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Mama Elephant & Me blog and I'm going to send it to my friend Jeannie, who lives on the other side of the country.  I just love the Mama Elephant stamps and dies, this little critter with her umbrella is just so sweet!

So glad you stopped by, Smile big :)

Polka Dot Shoes

A new stamp, isn't it something?  I made this card for the challenge over at the Fusion Challenge. I used the photo side of the challenge for my card as the stamp has this big daisy.  I love red shoes and would love to have a pair of red polka-dot shoes, yes I would.  No heels though, me and "high" heels just don't work well together :)

So glad you stopped by today!

October 14, 2014

Very Spooky....

I just love this spooky image provided by Tammy at A Day for Daisies.  I tilted the digi image a little bit for my card and am entering it in the Day for Daisies challenge.

Halloween is almost here..........spooky figures will be looming in the dark!

So glad you stopped by today :)

October 12, 2014

Oh Boo, It's the ghosts.....

I love these little owl ghosts from Hero Arts, I've used them over and over.  I made this card for challenge #12 over at The Cutting Edge challenge blog.  The inspiration for my card was from this fun card made by Amy Kolling and here it is:

Glad you stopped by today, it's raining and cold today here in the foothills.  Stay warm :)

September 28, 2014

Focus on the Sentiment


The challenge this week at the City Crafter challenge blog is to make a card focused on the word(s). I chose this sentiment because it's one of my favorites and for some reason birds come to mind when I read it, so I added some feathers.  I thought the photo City Crafter chose for the challenge was so pretty, I chose to use the orange and yellow-orange colors too:

Glad you stopped by today, wishing you a song in your heart :)

Card Concept - Color Challenge


I made this card for the color challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.  The style I used is clean & layered.  Here are the bright Autumn colors selected for the challenge:

So happy you stopped by today, and as the sentiment says:

Spread Happiness wherever you go :)

September 21, 2014


An amazing Red Fox, how's that for a little something different?  I made this card for 2 challenges, the diagonal challenge at the City Crafter challenge blog and the Foxy Foxes challenge at Moxie Fab World.

I finally purchased some sequins and added those to my card for some "amazing" sparkle.

Glad you stopped by today, enjoy this wonderful Autumn weather!

September 14, 2014

Fusion - Shiny pink

This week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge is called Shiny Pink.  I combined the photo and the sketch to come up with my Poppy, heart and butterfly card.

Thanks for stopping by today, football Sunday - GO BRONCOS!!

September 13, 2014

Butterfly Birthday

I made my card for this week's challenge at the City Crafter challenge blog.

I'm going to give this card to my friend, Valerie, who is celebrating her September birthday today.  Mike and I are headed over in a few for the last BBQ of the Summer.  Yum, birthday cake, can't wait 
Thanks for being here, hope you like Autumn as much as I do :)

September 6, 2014

Fusion - Old Door Charm

I made this card for the challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge this week.  The photo for the challenge is where I took my inspiration, the photo and sketch are here:

Thanks so much for stopping by, Hope you had a great day today :)

August 30, 2014

Poppy Sketch #11

I have recently found another card challenge site called Poppy Sketches.  I think I've said this before, sketch challenges are my favorite and this challenge not only gives a sketch, but some colors to inspire us.  I made the following card for this week's Poppy sketch #11:

Here is the sketch and color combo we were asked to used:

Apologies for the dark photo of my card, just couldn't seem to get the photo brighter today.  The poppies on my card are a Whipper Snapper stamp; great stamps I really like them.

Glad you stopped by today.  Enjoy the Summer flowers,
the Autumn flowers will be here soon :)

August 28, 2014

Cutting Edge #8

I've been very into die cutting these days and the Cutting Edge challenges are just that, die cuts.  I made this card for this week's challenge #8, unfortunately I was too late to submit to the challenge :(:

Here is the inspiration card by Kay Miller:

The large scallop frame & the stitched frame are Mama Elephant dies.  All other die cuts on my card were sent to me by a stamping friend in Australia and the sentiment is a Memory Box stamp.

So glad you stopped by, pretty flowers always make my day :)

August 26, 2014

Be inspired.....

This week's challenge at The Card Concept is to be inspired by this photo:

The leafy pattern on the bed spread is what immediately caught my eye and I was inspired to use a large tree stamp I've had for some time and have never used, here's my card:

The tree stamp is from Holly Berry House, you must check this company out, such a gem, and the cards and examples at the store in Colorado City, CO are amazing.  The Just because stamp is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today, trees are such a beautiful wonder.
My Dad loved trees and had favorites he would point out to us on drives around town :)

August 25, 2014

Life's Sweet

This week at the Less Is More challenge blog we have been given a sketch to get our creative juices flowing.  I do have trouble with CAS cards, at least I think I do, but I'm pretty happy with the card I made for this challenge:

Here is the Less Is More challenge sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Yes, Life is Sweet!

August 24, 2014

Case Study 4th Anniversary - Week 4

This is week 3 of the 4th anniversary bog hop over at Case Study!  This week I cased a fabulous card by Erin, here's my card:

and here's Erin's card:

I took my inspiration from the design and the hearts on Erin's card.  I thought I had some wooden hearts but I didn't, so I chose to give my card a love theme and used the little wooden people I had in my stash.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Autumn is in the air (my favorite season).

Colorful Fusion....

This week at the Fusion Card Challenge both the colors of the image and the sketch caught my eye.  I combined both into a colorful card; and instead of flowers I chose to add a colorful Cupcake to my card.  I added a little diamond glaze to the cupcake for some pop!

Here's the Fusion inspiration combination:

When I think about it, I haven't made cupcakes in a very long time.  I think I'll add that to my agenda today.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a bright and cheerful day!

August 18, 2014

Case Study turns 4 - week 2

This is week 2 of the Case Study 4th anniversary case and blog hop, check it out~  For the card challenge, I am casing a very pretty card made by Maureen Merritt, here's Maureens card:

Lately I'm in love with the color Pink, so not only did the design of this pretty card inspire me, but the Pink did me in.  Here's my take on Maureen's card:

Thanks for dropping in today :)

August 12, 2014

Case Study Turns 4!!!

Hi there, the Case Study Challenge turned 4 and not only are they having the weekly Thursday challenge, they are doing a blog hop with some "fabulous" prizes, so head on over and check it out.

This week's challenge is to create a project inspired by one of the cards shared by the blog hop participants, I created my card from a simple, pretty card made by Keisha Campbell, here's my card:

and here is Keisha's pretty card I took my inspiration from:

The butterflies and the double circle caught my eye, so I took out one of my favorite butterfly stamps and viola, a card is born!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now take flight and enjoy your day :)

August 5, 2014


The sweet image on my card is called "Bud's Girl" by Mo Manning, and when I saw the challenge at Case this Sketch I knew this was the stamp I wanted to use (sketch is shown after my card).  Case this Sketch is teaming up with Tag Your It! for this challenge; I'm so happy about this because I now have another challenge blog to check out

As promised, here's the sketch:

I hug my dogs all the time, just LOVE them so much, Woof!!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a dog you can go hug now :)

August 3, 2014

Poppies, so pretty....

Here is the inspiration set for this week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge:
I recently added another Poppy stamp to my flower stamp collection, the stamp is from a new Technique Tuesday stamp set, here's what I was inspired to create for the challenge:

Nice of you to stop by today, glad you're here :)