Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 1 and 2

I mentioned that I made 5 more cards yesterday – well, right now I am going to show you two of them!

I will pop back in later with a second post showing the remaining three!

The cards I made are ALL for the Share The Love at Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen!


~ Sparkly Floral Happy Birthday ~


My sparkly Happy Birthday card involved some Inlaid die cutting, embossing, and stenciling.

I started by stenciling my background using Night of Navy ink and the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut using Happy Cutaway from Winnie & Walter – cutting one from my background and one from American Crafts gold glitter paper.  The flower was stamped in gold embossing powder and colored in with Calypso Coral  ink (SU!) and a wet paintbrush. The set used was Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen. And the word birthday also embossed in gold is from the Sugar Rush set by W & W. The doodles around the edges were done using a Night of Navy marker (SU!). I added sequins and a coral colored pearl for the flowers’ center!

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to the following challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 1 Florals

I used Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND I have used a W&W set/die cut (Sugar Rush & Happy Cutaway)

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeTic Tac Toe


I have done the row right down the middle – Gold, Stencil, Doodle.

I embossed in gold, I used a stencil for my background, and I doodled faux stitching on my panel.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 272 Birthday


There is a bright colored flower on here and on my card.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique!

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

June - Take 5 Challenge List

For my 5 items I used the color white, doodling, die cut, ink, and a flower!

For my second card I made

~ Happy to have you as a Friend ~


For this pink and brown card I used the Happy Cutaway from Winnie & WalterSponged it with Pink Pirouette ink (SU!). Stamped the hearts in the same ink and then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink (SU!).  The sentiment and the hearts are from an Essentials by Ellen stamp set called Fancy Thanks.  The side border is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock embossed with a scalloped border.

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 2 Sentiments 

I have paired up the W & W cutaway With the Fancy Thanks set from Essentials by Ellen. My sentiment is the main feature on my card.

Cardz for GalzChallenge # 25 Pink and Brown

C4Glz Challenge blog button

My card is made up of Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip colors – the brown photographed a little dark but it is brown!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge June 28 to July 4


This is Anything!! :)

This is another kind of long post – Hope you enjoyed it!!

Thanks for your visit and your comments – they make me :) !!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Fairy Girl & Beach Boy

This morning I would like to share 2 more of the cards I made yesterday!!

~ Golden Fairy Girl card ~


First thing I did for this card is die cut all my pieces – a circle from MFT,  small banners from Stampin’ Up! which I cut one end off of. I also trimmed a gold striped shiny scrap to 4 1/4″ by 2 1/2″. I took a side folding A2 card and placed it in the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

I stamped my cute fairy girl from the Fairy Sweet set by Sugar Pea Designs with Versamark ink and embossed with gold powder. Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s and added Wink Of Stella clear pen to add sparkle!

~My Fairy Girl is playing in the following challenges~

Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge 2

June 8

I used the sketch to design my card and took inspiration from the touches of bright pink and gold in the photo!

Make My MondayFairies 

My fairy cute girl is the spotlight of my card!

Tuesday Throwdown # 300 Fairies & Fantasy


Again my fairy cute girl steals the show on my card!!

Craft Your Passion Challenge # 318 Always Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Dragonfly JourneysChallenge # 63 Who’s The Boss? (use embossing folders)

I used the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

embossing folders

I also made this card using an Adorable stamp set from SU! – Beach Babies (circa 1999)

~ Beach Boy Sunshine Card ~


I loved how this card turned out – first thing I did was use an oval die cut from MFT to make my template to stamp and shade in. I penciled in a line where my boy and sandcastle would go, then I stamped them in Versafine ink and embossed them with clear powder. All my coloring was done with my “Ziggy“s and the shading was done using Bliss Blue ink and Creamy Caramel ink – both from SU! I used masking paper from Inkadinkado to cover up my images while I shaded. I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and replacement foams for the various colors.  I cut out the sun that I had stamped and colored and put it on with foam squares.  Sentiment came from a Sunny Studio Stamps set called Tropical Paradise – also stamped and embossed.  I die cut my whole panel using Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn – added it to a Brilliant Blue card base and I was done.

~This Beach Boy is playing in these challenges~

Ooh La La Challenge Blog –  # 207 Sun, Sand and Sea

OLL Follower

I included 2 of these elements – the sand, and the sun!

Addicted to stampsChallenge # 129 Anything Summer

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My card has a beach playing, sand castle building, adorable little boy!! All Summer!!

613 Avenue Create# 182 Anything Goes with Optional Twist 

Sights, Tastes & Sounds of Summer


I have got sun, beach, shells, bathing suit, flip flops, blue skies from the first column! And from the third column it is understood that he could hear the ocean waves, and the ocean breeze as he played there on the beach!!

INKY ImpressionsJune Challenge: Summer Time

My boy is reveling in being at the beach in the Good Ole’ Summertime!

{Pin}spirational Challenges # 168 Happy First Day of Summer

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These girls are clearly off to the beach – which is where my little guy is at!!

I am also going to take my Beach Boy to play at Paper Issues!

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

June Collage

The Beach, the sand, the sunshine!!

I know this was another long post – so glad you hung in there with me!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Birthday Cards – Another Twofer

Here are the other two cards I made during some play time this past weekend!

~Card # 1 Purple Flowers~


For this card I used a top folding piece of Lavender Lace cardstock and a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of thick vellum. First thing I did was use a circle die from MFT to cut out a circle from the vellum. I put the panel minus the circle into a Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder. Used a 1/8″ hole punch to attach the vellum with ribbon to the card front. For the circle I die cut out I stamped some flowers from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The ink colors used were Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Garden Green – all from SU! I carefully laid the circle back in and put adhesive behind the flowers to secure it there!

~This card is off to play in these challenges~

TIME OUT challenges# 57 “May all your weeds be Wild Flowers”


Retro RubberChallenge # 39 May Flowers


My stamp set – Heartfelt Thanks –  is from 2005 and is from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ Challenge 10

Challenge 10

I used the bottom row – Bow, Texture (embossing folder), Vellum

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers


I used vellum for the front overlay of my card and I stamped the flowers onto the vellum!

Inky Impressions Die Cuts & Flowers 

I used die cuts on this card and I stamped some flowers on this card!

Cuttlebug ManiaEmbossing


I used an embossing folder in by Big Shot machine!!

~Card # 2 Blinged out Cupcake~


Started with a simple white card front , added a Swimming Pool doily from Doodlebug. On scraps of card stock I stamped with Black StazOn ink the cupcake top, candle and cupcake liner from Treat Yourself – an older  Stampin’ Up! set. I colored them in with my”Ziggy“s – cut them out, added bling, Paper Studio gems, for sprinkles and put the images on with foam squares .

~Playing in the following challenges~

AAA Cards Game # 65: The Big Birthday Bash

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It is a CAS birthday card! Happy 2nd Birthday AAA cards!!!

Great Impressions StampsMay Challenge: Blinged Birthday

0516 Great Impressions Stamps Challenge

My Cupcake Card definitely has some bling while still being CAS.

Dream Valley Challenges# 132 Add a doily


I added a Swimming Pool colored doily from Doodlebug Design.

Come And Get It Challenge# 120 Use a Doily

See the line above for information on the doily I used!

Wow – this is kind of a long post but thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Have a super Wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Sugar Sketch 53

I am lucky enough to have 2 stamp sets made by Sugar Pea DesignsSniffles & Snuggles and Fairy Sweet

so I put them both to work on these two cards that I made!

Card # 2 is in this post and Card # 1 is in my previous post!

Card # 2 for Sugar Sketch 53:


This card was made using the Sniffles & Snuggles stamp set. I stamped it twice on watercolor paper and then I trimmed one and put it on my green background that I had embossed.  Then I die cut the second one into a circle and water colored it. Then I placed the colored circle over the order using foam squares! Added some sequins and I was done with this card.

I was inspired by this sketch:

May 11

My circle ended up a bit more centered than in the sketch but you see it, right?!?

Thanks so much for looking at both my Sugar Pea cards!!

Sugar Sketch 52

I am lucky enough to have 2 stamp sets made by Sugar Pea DesignsSniffles & Snuggles and Fairy Sweet

so I put them both to work on these two cards that I made!

Card # 1 is in this post and Card # 2 is in my next post

Card # 1 for Sugar Sketch 52


To make this card I used a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock (SU!) and some scraps from my scrap file. I stamped the cupcake in black ink and colored it in. The sentiment is in Pretty in Pink ink. I used the  Fairy Sweet stamp set for this card!!

Here is the sketch I was going off of:

May 4

This card is all about Making a Wish so I am linking it up over at –

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeMake A Wish


Well this is such a fun thing that Sugar Pea Designs does  – they offer multiple sketches during the month and then you have the whole month to do them!! You should check it out!

So glad you came by!! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Embossed Happy Birthday

Well, folks, here I am! I am not sure I remember how to do this but I am going to post a card I made for a few challenges!!! Hang on tight, and let’s see if I can still do this!!

~~My Card~~


I made this card using an Swirls embossing folder by Darice  and I stamped images from the Altenew stamp set – Persian Motifs. I embossed them in gold and watercolored them with my “ziggy‘s”. I took a square of cardstock and pressed each of the edges on my Versamark ink pad and then added the embossing powder to it! I layered my watercolored image on this square that was now lined with a gold border. I tore the edge, applied some Versamark ink to that edge and embossed there as well!! I tied some gold cording around the card and knotted it!!

I made this card for ~

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeEmboss It 


I heat embossed and I dry embossed!! I am 2 for 2!

Seize the BirthdayToppings: Coloring

This is a birthday card – it has an elegant looking Happy Birthday inside the card!


CAS(E) This SketchCTS # 172


I turned this sketch sideways – do you see it?

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge# 360


I used these colors on my Altenew – Persian Motifs card!

THANK YOU so much for joining me today –

I will be back very soon with some Stampin’ Up! sets to give away!! I found them as I cleaned up my craft room and I want them to go to a good home!! Look for a post about that in the next few days!!!

Time for a Thursday GIVEAWAY!!

Today marks the SIXTH of 8 giveaways that I will be doing for the month of October –

I am celebrating my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

Today I have the prize and


Here is today’s prize:


And The QUESTION is….

If expense were not an issue – Where would you like to travel??

My answer would have to be Italy – ALL of it!!! With my sweet husband for one of our Anniversaries!!! Second choice would be to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!! We went there in 2003 and it was so AWESOME – would love to go back!!!

You have until Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time) to leave me an answer to this question!!! I will let choose a winning comment and I will post the winner of this prize and the one I offer on Thursday this Saturday, October 24th, 2015 by noon (MST)

Looking forward to hearing about where you would love to travel!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!


The Hop to Stop!!!

My BLOGAVERSARY is going on now – See more info HERE !!

If you’re wondering why everything (at least that’s Becca’s hope) in the blogosphere is turning purple… there IS a reason – the Hop to Stop is here!

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You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.
Let that sink in – 33% of all the women you meet.
And women aren’t the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender – gender doesn’t matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
And yet, it’s something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It’s something that’s hidden and hushed. And since papercrafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue.  Together, we CAN make a powerful impact.

Speaking of amazingly awesome – ^^^ Do you SEE that graphic above?! These are all the incredible companies who’ve agreed to support this blog hop. 14 companies and over $500 in prizes! WE can’t thank them enough!
THE RULES (oh those pesky things…)
If you’d like to participate in the Hop to Stop, here’s how it works:
1 – Make a card that FEATURES purple
2 – Link it up HERE before October 14, 12noon CST
3 – New creations only please, no backlinking allowed
4 – Provide a link back to the Hop! (it would be great if you put the badge in, too!)
5 – You MUST comment on at least the 3 entries before you to be eligible to win (be a good neighbor) buuuuuuut visiting the sponsor blogs/shops is HIGHLY encouraged. (hey – they are pretty generous and it would be great if we could thank them! There might even be an extra special top-secret prize in it for someone – wink* wink*)
All the information and INSPIRATION you need is at Becca’s Blog!!
I am so touched by her beauty and her amazing efforts for this purpose!!!

My card – made for this incredible purpose – The Hop to Stop:
I used so many things from my PURPLE embellishment basket and added a sentiment and some PURPLE scrap papers from my box – I used an embossing folder to create the swirly background on the white paper!! Square die cuts were used and a banner die cut for the sentiment!!
My card is also joining these other challenges:
I turned the sketch upside down for my card!!
EVERYTHING on my card is from my stash that I have had for so long!!
I used 3 different dies on this card – 2 sized squares and the banners!
I Hope you will go over to Becca’s Blog and join us in the Hop to STOP!!!!
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Guest Designing at 4 Crafty Chicks – Week 4

Well, Hello to all you fabulous folks!!!

I have some fun news – I am Guest Designing for 4 Crafty Chicks this month!!

This is my last week – I would really like to thank the chicks for having me!!


For this fourth week of August the Challenge is  # 261 {Funky Hair}  – It will run for a week!!

And Lori is our host!

It would be so great if you came over and joined us!!

Here is the card I made for this challenge:


When I thought about Funky colored hair – the first thing that came to mind is a CLOWN!!

The clown, balloon and sentiment were all stamped using the Kaleidacolor Calypso inkpad – the images and sentiment are from a REALLY OLD SU! set called Party Time!! I used an embossing folder from Sissix called Snowballs! I wanted the colors to match so I took the rainbow pad and smooshed it onto an acrylic block and used it like a paint palette – getting water on my brush and then picking up some ink!! I colored the balloon and the clown in that way!! Did some fussy cutting and then used foam squares to mount all pieces to the card!! Added a piece of twine for the balloon string!!

I would like to also link this card up to these challenges:

Little TanglesChallenge # 59 Birthday

59 birthday

I only have Seasonal Neat & Tangled stamp sets so I hope this will be ok!!

Use Your StuffChallenge # 289 Anything Goes

I sure hope that you will come and play along at 4 Crafty Chicks for their {Funky Hair}  Challenge!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


CAS*ology – Cupcake

Hello all you FABULOUS people!! I hope you have had a wonderful, fun-filled weekend!!

I have something “sweet” to share with you today –


I made this Yummy card using the Swiss Dot embossing folder that I got from Simon Says Stamp and the Hero Arts stamp set called Cupcakes .  

Stamped the cupcakes with the  Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

Colored images in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a Zig Detailer Watercolor brush!

Some yellow thread was used to add interest behind the cupcakes!!

I have several challenges I would like to link up to and participate in:

CAS*ologyWeek 155: Cupcake

Week 155 - Cupcake

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – challenge: Anything Goes 


The Damsel of Distressed cards – Becca’s Birthday Bash


My cute bloggy friend Becca is having a Birthday challenge – I took inspiration for the colors of my cupcakes from the pillow in the upper corner!! Lots of vibrant yumminess going on there!!! Come join the fun!!

On A Stampage 5th Blog-a-versary with a Giveaway

BlogiversaryButton copy

Mynnette Kitchen of On a Stampage has been a treasured friend – I am helping her celebrate her 5 years of blogging by linking up a card – you can join us too!! Hope to see you!!

Simon Says StampWork It Wednesday June 2015: Refreshment


These cupcakes would be perfect “Refreshment”s at a party!!

Whoa – that was a lot – If you are still with me, you deserve a cupcake!!

Thanks for visiting- leave a comment – that is always so great and makes me SMILE!!!

Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!