July 28, 2014

Fishing for a birthday wish

The Happy Birthday Fish on my card are from a new Hampton Arts stamp set.  The stamp had 1 balloon, but what's a birthday without a lot of balloons, so I cut a few more and added some swirly string :)

I'm entering my card into 2 challenges this week:

The Card Concept - Color Challenge
Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

July 24, 2014

Happy Birthday - Hearts & Butterflies

I made this card with the sketch and photo in mind from the Fusion Card Challenge, check it out HERE!

The butterflies are from Stampin' Up, sentiment is Whipper Snapper and the pink polka dots are from a Simon Says stamp kit.

Here is the inspiration sketch & photo from Fusion:

Thanks for stopping by, have a relaxing evening :)

Running watercolor horses

I think this will be the first time I'm submitting a card to the challenge over at Casology.  I follow this blog every week and I have been so intimidated by "clean & simple" cards that I just ooooo and ahhh at the wonderful creations for the challenge, but that's all I do.  Well this week the Casology word is Run, so I'm giving it a go, here's my card:

Hope my watercolor horse card is CAS enough for the challenge.  I love the 2 stamps I used here they are from a company in New Mexico that I saw at a stamp show in Golden, CO.

Thanks for peeking in here at my blog today :)

Polka Dots and an Umbrella

I just love this little umbrella girl from Whipper Snapper; she's just adorable.  I made her with a polka dot raincoat, boots and umbrella for 2 challenges this week - the singin' in the rain challenge at Less is More and the Splash challenge at Inkspirational.  Here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by today.

We are supposed to have rain this evening and I'll be singing :)

July 17, 2014

Here's The Scoop....

Lately I've seen a lot of ice cream cards, make's sense since it's Summer.  Ice cream is my favorite treat, chocolate chip mint for me.  On my recent trip to Tuesday Morning I purchased a Fiskar's stamp set called "The Sweet Life" and the ice cream cones on this card are from that set.  I fussy-cut the ice cream and put some Glossy Accents on it to make the ice cream shine:

As sad as this is we have no ice cream at home and after posting this card I sure am craving some.  I'll have to stop at the store and pick some up tomorrow :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

July 14, 2014

Happy Birthday - RRRrrrrr!!

I took a trip to Tuesday Morning ( a great overstock store) and as always found some stamps on deal.  This little Lion is from a Hampton Arts stamp set with cute happy birthday images and sentiments.

I chose the colors on the card from challenge 14 at The Card Concept (layering technique) and the design of the card from the sketch challenge at Seize the Sketch (the challenge photos are later in the post). I added Glossy Accents to the balloon, here's my card:


and here are the inspiration photos:

I feel like visiting the Denver Zoo this coming week-end, think I will :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

July 13, 2014

Sunshine & Lavender

I like the inspiration photo so much for this week's challenge over at the City Crafter challenge blog; it's so "Summery" don't ya think:

Here's a card I made using this pretty inspiration photo.  Yellow and lavender are such nice Summer colors:


Thanks for stopping by today, your comments make me smile :)

July 9, 2014

Cutting Edge #2

There is a new challenge blog out there called The Cutting Edge and it's a good one; go over and check it out.  The challenge this week is a fabulous card by Karolyn Loncon, here's my card:

and here is the inspiration card from Karolyn:

Thanks for stopping by, time to go to bed now.  Good night!

LIM - Earthtones

A color challenge is being held at the Less Is More blog this week and the colors for the challenge are Earth tones, you know browns, beige, maroon, orange-yellow, etc.  I immediately thought of leaves falling from trees, however decided to go with my all time favorite beverage, coffee:

I cannot go through a day without my coffee, love the stuff.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

July 6, 2014

HB card

You've heard this said many times; you can never have too many birthday cards!  That is the honest truth.  I made this birthday card with 2 challenges in mind Freshly Made Sketches and Virginia's View:

As I love both sketch challenges and die cut challenges,I took to the craft room with joy today.

Glad you're here, 97 degrees today, too hot for this cool weather girl :)

July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th - Let Freedom Ring!

Wishing you a happy, fun-filled 4th of July!