December 20, 2015

Dreamy Cat

Christmas is almost here, it's always hard to believe another year has gone by.  The challenge over at Inkspirational Challenges this week is "Anything but Christmas".  Well, I guess it is time to move on and make cards and projects of another sort, isn't it?

I recently purchased this stamp set from Newton's Nook, isn't this little cat cute?  When I saw this week's challenge I knew immediately I would enter a card made with this set, and here it is :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

November 17, 2015

Delicate Butterfly

The City Crafter challenge blog is hosting a color challenge this week; the colors are: blue, white, grey and a touch of silver.  I originally thought of making a Christmas card for the challenge, however I saw a pretty card at a craft show that inspired me to create this card for the challenge.
Here is the pretty inspiration picture from City Crafter:
Love this picture board, so pretty.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Give Thanks...

Next week we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on all things we have to be thankful for.  This week's challenge at AAA Cards is "Thanks / Thanksgiving", perfect challenge for this time of year.
I love Autumn, the scent in the air, the colorful leaves on the trees, the crisp, cool air; I could go on and on. Of course, most people make turkey for Thanksgiving (myself included) and the photo given for the challenge is a turkey (funny looking birds that they are):
Anyway, I'm thankful you stopped by today.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

Sworly Birthday...

The Fusion Card Challenge this week included a sketch I like to call "Swirly".  So I used the sketch to create this Birthday card.  There have been quite a few "swirly" sketch cards out in blog-land and all of them are so pretty.  Check out the Fusion blog to see an assortment of lovely cards using this sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today.
The snow has finally stopped, looks like we'll be able to get out :)

So Pretty....

I made this pretty card for the challenge at Casology this week which just happens to be the word: Pretty.  This image is from A day for daisies; wonderful digital images.
Although I some times have trouble with "clean & simple" card making, this image is so pretty I thought I would give it a try.  And, although it's Autumn - a girl always looks so feminine in pink - don't you think :)
So happy you stopped by today :)

October 31, 2015

Purple and Poppies

This week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge is Purple and Poppies.  I was happy to see this challenge as I recently purchased this pretty Penny Black poppy stamp.  I always love red and turquoise together and thought why not add a purple background, Viola!! Love it :)

Here are the sketch and photo from the Fusion blog:

I chose to go with the picture this time.

Glad you stopped by today to view my card :)

Sweet Little Fox

This cute, little fox from Whipper Snapper Designs caught my eye and when I saw this week's sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch I knew I wanted to build my scene around this sweet fox :)

Here's the Sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today.  A nice, crisp Autumn day it is here in Colorado!

October 18, 2015

A Beary Happy Birthday....

I made this card for the challenge at Case This Sketch.  Just never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand and these little bears were just the thing today :)

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today, a chilly one in the Rockies!

October 11, 2015

Glowing Poppy

While at the craft store I saw a very pretty card using this Penny Black poppy stamp (well, one poppy from the stamp).  So I came home and made my version of the pretty card.

I am going to enter this card into Inkspirational Challenges as the word prompt is "Glow".  The sparkle outline on the poppy and buds are glowing, don't you think?

Glad you stopped by today, I know you can find something to glow about, I did :)

October 4, 2015

Girls just wanna have fun....

A little while ago a fellow stamper, Debi, sent me a set with some great girlfriend sayings and this Fun phrase was one of the stamps in the set.

The current challenge at AAA Cards is word play, so I am playing with the words on my card and having a lot of fun with this challenge.

So happy you're visiting my blog today, it's raining and the Autumn chill is in the air :)

October 3, 2015

Wonderful blue birds

I took inspiration for this card from this week's sketch at Case This Sketch.  I took some creative license with the sketch and moved the sentiment closer to the bottom of the card.  

Lately sequence are my favorite embellishments.  I've added all colors of sequence and mini beads to my craft stash and just can't seem to get enough of these little blingy pieces of perfection.

Here's the Sketch:

Glad you stopped by today.  A chill is in the air, Autumn is making it's presence known :)

October 2, 2015

Autumn is in the Air...

Well, it's for sure - Autumn is in the Air and I couldn't be happier.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, I love the cool air, the beautiful, colorful leaves and the aroma of the season, Yes I do :)

I made this card with 2 challenges in mind:

The Male Room - Theme = Autumn
Simon Says - Anything goes

So happy you stopped by today, enjoy this beautiful season :)

October 1, 2015

Trick or Treat Bats

Smiling Bats, it doesn't get much cuter than this does it?  All new stamping stuff used for this card today.  The stamp is from Whipper Snapper and the papers are from a new 6X6 pad with dot and stripe papers of different colors.

I took inspiration for this card from the photo challenge at Just Us Girls this week, the yellow and black just shouted Halloween to me, here's the photo:

Thanks for stopping by today, this is the month for all things Halloween!!

September 19, 2015

Frankie and his friend....

This card is made with 2 new Halloween stamps from Whipper Snapper.  The minute I saw the Frank Selfie stamp, I knew I would have a lot of fun making cards with it.  Just Cracks Me Up!!!!

The current challenge at Inkspirational is Green and Orange, I thought this card I just made fit the challenge perfectly, don't you?  So here it is :)

So glad you stopped by today.
We are having lovely Autumn air in my neck of the woods, hope you are too :)

August 4, 2015

Summertime = Poppies & Butterflies

This week's challenge at AAA Cards is to make a card showing what Summer is to you.  Summer means a lot of things to me, mostly flowers and butterflies.  AAA cards is also having a Design Team call, so I'm going to see if I can get on the team, keep your finger's crossed for me :)

Here is the inspiration photo:

So happy you stopped by today, hope your Summer is a good one :)

August 3, 2015

My friend the fox

In my recent craft splurge at Simple Pleasures I was lucky enough to find the last Taylored Expressions little bits fox die in the store. Here's a close-up of this cute little fox:

I made this card using the fabulous sketch at Case this Sketch this week and am entering my card in the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're enjoying your day :)

Happy Day 2

I am so enjoying the cute little elephants from the Wplus9 Unforgettable stamp set.  I made this card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, here's the sketch:

Glad you stopped by today, have a happy one!

August 1, 2015

Inkspirational Guest Designer This Week....

Please head on over to the Inkspirational Challenges blog  -I am honored to be the Guest Designer this week for the wonderful photo challenge.

Here's the inspirational photo:

And here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by - Now head over to Inspirational to see all of the lovely creations by the design team and challenge participants.  And, jump in and submit your creation too :)

July 30, 2015

A happy day...


I just love these Poppy Stamps swirly clouds, they are so cute :)  I made this card for 2 challenges this week:
The Male Room - Spots & Stripes


Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you're having a happy day :)

July 19, 2015

Woodland Bear

A while ago I realized I did not have too many birthday cards, well with this sweet bear birthday card I'm getting close to enough birthday cards, almost :)

I made this card for the challenge at the City Crafter blog this week which is Woodland Animals, here's the adorable inspiration photo:

So happy you stopped by today!

July 16, 2015

Hey Cupcake!


Who doesn't like a delicious CUPCAKE?  Must say, I never met a person who didn't like them.  This week's challenge cue card at the Casology blog is just that:

Glad you stopped by today.  Now, go get a cupcake and enjoy it :)

July 14, 2015

MFT Summer School....

I made this card for Lesson 6 at My Favorite Things Summer School, session 2.  The first lesson is Color Theory: Gallon/Quart/Pint, you can check it out HERE.

From the MFT blog: "The first color lesson centers around the concept of using the theory of Gallon/Quart/Pint. A tricolor scheme can make most any card work when applying a main color, a little less of another color, and a dose of a final third color."

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Balloon and Stars

Just received my order from My Favorite Things and I put together this little card with some of the stamps and dies in the package.

It just so happens the challenge at AAA Cards is "starry scene" and my card hit the spot for the challenge.  Here's the info for the challenge from AAA cards:

So glad you stopped by today.  Hope you can enjoy a starry sky tonight :)

July 11, 2015

Yellow is the Color!

I made this card for the challenge over at the City Crafter challenge blog.  We are to have the main focus of our card the color Yellow.  This little hoppy poppy image is so darn cute and I thought she would look great on a lemon frosted cake, and she does don't ya think?

Here is the photo image from City Crafter and it is yellow; so pretty too:

Happy you stopped by today.  We're having lots of sunshine in Sedalia today :)