Look on the BRIGHT Side

I did not want to miss out on all the fun of the

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 

So I made this card ~ Look on the BRIGHT Side ~


I used some cutouts from a piece of American Crafts paper called True Stories – Mocha and then I stamped the sentiment from the LLD Watt’s Up stamp set from MFT with Versamark Ink and embossed it in white.

~ I am hustling to get this card into these challenges ~

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 


Retro Sketches # 219


I was totally inspired to place all my card elements on my card using this sketch!!

Through The Craft Room DoorAnything Goes June 21 – 26


This is Anything!! :)

Thank you so much for looking – and I hope having a cup of joe helps you Look on the Bright Side!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

MFT’s Camp Create – postcard from camp

Hi EVERYBODY!!!! I am over at Camp Create!


Camp Create is an awesome week long learning & doing event over at My Favorite Things

~ Here is the daily schedule ~


These are the badges I am hoping to earn. I have 3 cards to show you today and I will post the badge I earn for linking up a card in that category! Long post – sorry!

The videos and instruction on all of these topics has been so inspiring to me and I am excited to create and participate!


~Sweet As Can Bee Card ~


I love this cute bee girl that is sadly a retired stamp set from MFT – it is a big favorite with me, so I hope it is ok that I used her for this card. I stamped her in Versafine black ink on watercolor paper, embossed with clear embossing powder and used my “Ziggy“s to color her in. How I added my Doodlebug glitter: I put down two strips of crafty power tape from Scrapbook Adhesives and poured my Beetle Black glitter onto them and rubbed my finger over it to press it in to the tape. For the yellow glitter-y triangles I used an SU! set called Little Shapes and stamped them with YoYo Yellow craft (pigment) ink and then put the Bumblebee glitter on while still wet – It did not stick horribly well but there is some shimmer there! Some Doodlebug Sequins added another touch of glitz and my card is done!

My badge for Glitzy Glitter – Print

~I also want to link this card up to~

Mod Squad ChallengeAll That Glitters


My card has lots of Sparkly Glitter on it!

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 77 Sparkle & Shine

Challenge Badge

My card has Sparkle & Shine thanks to the 2 colors of glitter I used!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says ~ Add Some Shimmer


Glitter definitely adds Shimmer to a card!


Edited to let you know that I did not complete this badge. :(


~ Hi, Honey card ~


This card was made up of scrap papers – I used MFT‘s BluePrints # 1 to do all the layers for my card. My main image (yes, I am using the adorable Bee girl again) was stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and then I water colored her using my “Ziggy“s and a wet paintbrush.

Such a fun image to color – I love it.

My Badge for Wonderful Watercolor – Print


~ You’re Brilliant card ~


My lightbulb card was die cut using Lightbulb Die-namics from MFT.  Scrap paper was used for all pieces, including the vellum and shiny silver paper, except for the cool chevron paper – that was part of a prize from MFT. One of their paper pads – I die cut the panel using Vertical Stitched Rectangles. Sentiment (from this set) was stamped on it with Versamark Ink and embossed with white powder. For the rays I used two post-it notes and placed them and then sponged Daffodil Delight ink in between where I placed the papers. After all the rays were sponged I added Wink of Stella to each of the rays and the vellum layer of the lightbulb.

My Badge for Delighful Die-cutting – Print

~Also want to link this card up to THESE challenges~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge# 41 Sketch & Color Challenge 


My lightbulb fills the circle spot and I have just left the twine off, and I used three of the four colors – watermelon, lemon meringue, and cookie monster!

Blog Named Hero – Vellum 


I used vellum to layer my lightbulb.

My Favorite Things Sketch ChallengeSketch # 286

286 (1)

This is the sketch I used to design the layout of my lightbulb card!


Edited to let you know that I did not complete this badge – either! :(

Well, that is the end of this long post – Glad you were here with me!!

Thank you for coming by!!

Happy Birthday Cards – a Twofer

This morning I got up bright & early and made some birthday cards!!

In this post I will show you two of them!

My Happy Birthday Ice Cream card:


To make this card I used some scraps of pattern paper, a cute tag, ribbon and twine! I used a simple white card front and added to it. I used the Stampin’ Up! set called Sprinkles of Life. Ink and card stock colors are Daffodil Delight and Creamy Caramel. The images were cut out and put on the card with foam squares!

I am linking this birthday card up to the following challenges:

Seize the BirthdayThe Toppings: Add Dimension


I used foam squares to add dimension to my ice cream cone!

The Paper PlayersPP297 A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Joanne


I played the top row – Yellow, Twine, Birthday

And now for the second card I made – Happy Birthday, Mouse!


Card base is made with Tempting Turquoise, Going Gray, and Lavender Lace card stock. Used an old My Favorite Things stamp set called It’s your Birthday. I stamped with Black StazOn ink and colored in with my “Ziggy“s! Oval and Vertical stitched die cuts from MFT.  Banner is from Stampin’ Up!  – comes in a set of 3 and is on sale! I cut one side off after I put it on the card!!

Happy Birthday, Mouse! card is being linked up to:

Inkspirational – Challenge # 109 Photo Inspiration

Inkspirational Photo Challenge

I was inspired by the bright blue, purple,and pink!

AAA cards Game # 65 The 2nd Big Birthday Bash

birthday banner 2

I made a CAS birthday card for this challenge!

Lemon Shortbread BlogChallenge # 16 Anything Goes

This is Anything!!! :)

Well, I am glad you came by and I hope you will leave me some love!!

Have a super BEAUTIFUL day!!!


More playing yesterday & More Card Making

Here is one of my cards:


For this card I used YoYo Yellow cardstock from Stampin’ Up!  Stamped the word SHINE from a My Favorite Things stamp set called LLD Watt’s Up!  I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. The cute sunshine is from a Sizzix die – available here.  I added to the rays of the sunshine some Tangerine Doodlebug jewels!

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

The Card Concept – # 55 {You Are My Sunshine}


I used the Clean & Layered Style.

MFT Card Challenges Sketch Challenge # 281


I followed this sketch for my card!! The sunshine represents the circle.

Simon Says Stamp BlogWork It Wednesday May 2016


I am so glad you came to visit – your visits are like sunshine!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

A+ Teacher Card

After laundry, cleaning and dishes I finally got to get my craft on – My first card is pretty simple!!

Here is my card for an A+ teacher:


It is a kraft card base and I used the images from a My Favorite Things  set that is called LLD Document It – School Days – I stamped the images in Real Red, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue and Basic Black!  I wanted to make the letters stand out more so I traced them with a black pen!

Linking up this card to the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps – SSC # 106: Let’s Get Sketchy!!


My Favorite Things Sketch ChallengeWednesday Sketch Challenge # 240


The Kraft Journal Challenge # 235: Back to School


Well, I think this will make any teacher feel really good – maybe I will give it to my son’s teacher with a treat at Parent Teacher Conferences in October!! Tell her she is doing an A+ job!!

Thanks for looking – Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Guest Designing at 4 Crafty Chicks – week 1

Well, Hello to all you fabulous folks!!!

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


For this first week of August the Challenge is # 258 Back To School – It will run for a week!! And Leanne is our host

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

Here is the card I made for this challenge:


It was made using a set from My Favorite Things that is called LLD Document It – School Days – I used circle dies to cut the green circle and the apple circle!! I used twine and wrapped it around the card – I used 2 colors: red and green!! The apple did not stamp very clearly but it says Back to School on it!! Sequins were added and I was done!!

I also want to link up to this challenge:

Viva La Verve SketchesJuly 2015 Week 5 Sketch


I used the twine to create the horizontal lines!!

This was a fun card to make and I think it will be for my son’s new 6th grade teacher for the first day of school!!

Thanks for the visit and we would love for you to join us over at 4 Crafty Chicks for the challenge over there!!

Have a wonderful day & make something BEAUTIFUL!!

Think Pink – 2 Pink cards

Today – I am feeling PINK!!

Both cards I have created for challenges feature Pink and MORE Pink!!

Card # 1 –


I made it using the Minc. I won from an awesome artist/blogger friend (and someone I really admire) named Payel of BeauMonde Designs – it came with some awesome die cuts and I used those with the pink foil that came in the kit!!

I think the pink and the bike and the sparkle of the foil are so perfect for this challenge:

Stampin’ RoyaltyChallenge # 286

July Pic Inspiration

Card # 2 –


Made with a My Favorite Things stamp set!!

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

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

Used a Scallop punch from SU! to add a detail to the border and the button is paper with an embroidery floss bow!

Linking up to this challenge –

My Favorite Things card challenge – Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 237


I opted to keep my image panel straight!! And added the scallop border to compensate for the lack of tilt!!

I thank you so much for being here and being BEAUTIFUL!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

CS MITI and As You See It Challenge

If You are looking for the Doubleclick Skittles Blog Hop go HERE!

Sharing this card with you today:


Embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! – Honeycomb Tore the edges of the yellow rectangle  and added some twine

Kraft cardstock for my base and scrap papers from my file!

Stamped the outline image and sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

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

I am Linking up to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Make It Take It ChallengeTake A Technique: Texture 


As You See It Challenge#092 Sketch


I hope you are doing well and that you are finding time to be crafty and make something BEAUTIFUL to show someone you care!!!

Have an AMAZING day!!

Thank you so much for coming by!!

Special Delivery

Hello, I have got another image that I colored up a few days ago to share with you!!!

This image is from My Favorite Things and I got it for Christmas (’13) as a stocking stuffer  and THIS is the first time I have used it!!

Special Delivery – Just for you:


Stamped the image and sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

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

Used paper from my stash and one of the super adorable doilies from Doodlebug Design!!

Used a bit of linen thread from Stampin’ Up! to tie a little bow!

I am linking up to these challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch – Challenge # 273 


I think I interpreted the sketch well and the doily works great in place of the circle!!

Retro Rubber Challenge# 16 Tie It On!! 


I used a stamp set that is over one year old and I tied a bit of twine to my card!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some more of my coloring – I really am having SUCH a fun time with these pens/markers!! I am never sure what to call them, Zig Clean Color Real Brush is a mouthful – LOL!!!

Thanks for coming – leave me some love and I will definitely return the favor!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

I hope you take some time today to make something BEAUTIFUL to show someone YOU care!!!

Just “bee”cause!!

My I’ve Been CASEd by Kelly Latevola post is HERE!!!

I stamped and colored some on the weekend and had so much fun!!

I stamped this adorable “bee”auty –

And here is a card featuring her:


I used a My Favorite Things stamp set called ‘Sweet as can be’ – it seems to have been discontinued, I cannot find it anywhere to link to it! Stamped the image and sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

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

Used a embossing folder from SU! to create the background and then die cut 3 squares with my Squares diecuts from My Favorite Things – Added a few Doodlebug Sprinkles and it was done!!

I am linking up to:

My Favorite ThingsSketch Challenge 232


I turned the card and elongated the sketch – I hope it qualifies!!!

Thanks so much for coming by!!!

Have a BEE-AUTIFUL day!!!