NBUS & CAS(E) this Sketch!

I am literally sneaking in here so I can play over at Darnell’s NBUS challenge!!

Here is my card –


I made this card using a New to me set by Avery Elle called Petals & Stems

Stampin’ Up! Colors used: Regal Rose, Melon Mamba, and Almost Artichoke

I am linking this card up to these 2 challenges:

# 1 Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #4 over at djkardkreations.com 

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And # 2 Cas(E) this Sketch – # 116


Thanks for coming by and REMEMBER – the 12 Days of Doodlebug starts tomorrow – Wednesday, April 1rst

Introduction: 12 Days of Doodlebug

I have not posted anything for a few days!! I had kind of a slide back in my recovery and I also have been busy getting things ready for this exciting event!!!



Starting on April 1rst (this Wednesday) I will be celebrating the 12 days leading up to my birthday by posting every day a project I make using Doodlebug Designs products!! For more about them check out their blog – I am so excited!!

As a bonus to this event – I am giving away Prizes/Gifts to Celebrate My BIRTHDAY!!!!!

The Prizes I will be giving away will be pictured soon –

A Corner Chomper, a $25 gift certificate to any store, A Stampin’ Up! stamp set, An Avery Elle mini stamp with die


My Sweet, super amazing friend, Cynthea Sandoval, who is the creator of Doodlebug Designs is sending me a prize of Doodlebug products to give to one of you lucky winners!!! So super excited and I appreciate her support so much!!!

Here’s how you can win: Visit my blog and comment on as many of the Doodlebug posts as you can/want!! 1 comment per person per post!  The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win!  I will use Random.org to determine the lucky winners!!

Winners will be announced by 12 noon MST on Monday, April 13th!!!

I am Guest Designing for DoubleClick – AKA Busy Bee this month and I hope to join in a few challenges as well so to be sure you are commenting on a Doodlebug post just look for the above picture that will be on all 12 posts!!

See you Wednesday – The first day of April with my first Doodlebug post!!!

Cupcake Inspirations – Challenge 301

This is my second post today,  to see my first one – click here!

I am popping in again real quickly to share with you the second card I made yesterday!!

My inspiration for this card was this photo from Cupcake Inspirations!


I used a Hero Arts set called – Cupcakes. I stamped a cupcake with Versamark Ink and then embossed it and the sentiment in gold.

I fussy cut the cupcake to which I added a clover from an SU! set called Every Little Bit- then I added with a glue pen some bright green glitter onto the clover!!!

What do you think??


I colored the cupcake in with 2 Prismacolor markers – Spruce and Spearmint!!

I think this will be perfect for a “lucky” friend next St. Patrick’s Day – I will give it with a cupcake!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

# 1 Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 301 – Lucky (based on pic above)

# 2 Addicted to CASChallenge 59: Green

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# 3 Get Creative ChallengesChallenge #10: Must Have Green

#4 Northwest StamperGreen Card Challenge

#5 The Pink Elephant ChallengeTPE290 “Pinch Me” (use the color Green)

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#6 7 Kids Challenge – Challenge #121: Anything Goes with an optional twist of ADD SOME GREEN

Alrighty – well, that is all for me today!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you find some time to create something Beautiful!!!

Less Is More – One Layer Week 215: Include an Animal

I did a little more creating yesterday – made 2 very CAS cards as I am feeling pretty good as long as I don’t overdo it!!!

limanimalssigI made this card in just a few (like 15) minutes once the idea formed completely in my head!

I am linking this card up over at “Less is More” – One Layer Week 215: Include an Animal

And over at Simon Says Stamp – Monday Challenge: Lions and Lambs, oh my!

I made this card with the “Wild About You” Stampin’UP! set and a stencil I received from a friend!! I used all Stampin’ UP! colors – Almost Artichoke, More Mustard, So Saffron and Buckaroo Blue!!

Happy to see you – I will be back later on to post the 2nd card I made yesterday!!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!


Your Next Stamp Sketch # 9

So yesterday I stamped for a while and made 2 cards! Remember I used the set called Noteworthy from Your Next Stamp!! It is on sale over at YNS!!!

Here is the second card I made:


I made it based on this sketch from the Your Next Stamp blog!


So I am linking it up to Challenge – Sketch # 9 over at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!

Also, this card is in what is called a Clean & Layered style over at The Card Concept so I am linking it up to the {Cupcakes} photo inspiration. Here is the beautiful pic:


Hope you find time to make something Beautiful today!!

Thanks so much for coming by!!

Leave me some love, please – that really makes my day!!!

As You See It Challenge!

Well, Hello to you all!! I sat up in my craft room for about an hour today and made 2 cards using the same YNS stamp set!

The set is called Noteworthy  – which is on sale over at Your Next Stamp – go check it out!!!

The first card I made is for  As You See It  Challenge # 078 – sketch:


And using that fun stamp set – This is what I came up with!!


What do you think? I like how it turned out and I am grateful that I could sit up for awhile and stamp!!

I had fun paper piecing the cupcake on that clock!! Scratch papers were used for the banner and cupcake parts!!

Sequins, twine and washi tape are all from Doodlebug!!

Also linking this up over at The Card Concept{Cupcakes}


Thanks for the visit and hope you have a Beautiful day!!!

Resting UP!!!

I just wanted to post a really quick happy picture of some lovely daffodils a friend brought for me to enjoy during my recovery from surgery!!!


I appreciate all the well wishes and happy get well’s!!!

I am slowly feeling better and I am trying to rest so I can heal!! Just wanted to pop in with a quick hi!!!

Hugs to you all –  Have a beautiful week!!!


Hello, bloggy friends – 3 matters of great importance today!!

First one – Happy Mail For Followers drawing  has been done – I used Random.org!!

Remember, each of my Happy Mail group members have a # assigned to them representing the order you Said YES to Happy Mail!!

And The WINNER is – Happy Mail Member # 15 Kymona Tracey

Congratulations to  Kymona!!! You can choose any on-line store to receive a $10 gift certificate to!!!!

Please email me ASAP so I can get that taken care of before tomorrow (March 11th)!!

Second one – I am having surgery tomorrow on March 11th!! Same-day, not supposed to be very complicated, so I am hoping for the best!! I probably will not be posting much until next week, IF I feel up to crafting by then!

But if I can, I will try to go hopping about the blog world, leaving comments and such!!

Third one –  I have a card to link up over at Inkspirational Challenges !!

It is for Challenge # 77 Sprinkle

Inkspirational Challenge #77

So Here is my card – It has Sprinkles in the background – lots and lots of them!!!


A Happy colored Spring card made with a Sprinkly background!!

The way I did this background was with my brayer – I wrote ditto marks in 4 different colors directly onto my brayer – covering it all the way around and then I rolled my brayer onto a piece of glossy cardstock!! Fun, huh?!?

Thanks for coming by and please keep me in your thoughts tomorrow, if you will, send positive vibes my way and hope for the best!!!

I appreciate you all and treasure knowing you!!!

CAS*ology – Basket

I am so glad you stopped by – Happy Mail for Followers Drawing to come – next Tuesday, March 10th!!!

If you are not currently on my Happy Mail list – come and check out what it is all about HERE!!

Always love to have new followers – and to read your comments!!!

Stamped and colored up this card on Friday for the CAS*ology challenge!!

I used a stamp set from the dollar store purchased eons ago but it was the basket I had to use!!


It is for this challenge over at CAS*ology – Week 1 36 : Basket

Week 136 - Basket

Thanks for hopping by – hope your day is fabulous!!!

A Spot of Tea

Popping in with “a Spot of Tea” card for you!!


I made it using 2 SU! booking stamps and a Kaleidacolor inkpad – Berry Blaze!! The spot of purple paper is also from SU!

I am linking it up to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I am linking it up just hours shy of the deadline!! Hope you like it!!!

Thank you for coming by!!!