Tropical Birthday

WOW – I have missed you all!!

I have been gone on a week long Youth Girls Camp with my church! I was in the beautiful mountains of Utah – no cell service or internet and no distractions! It was really quite lovely!!

And for the week leading up to that camp I was crazy busy getting all the crafts and cutesy things ready for the girls!! I was in charge of the three crafts we did up there – I will be posting about them soon!

But with all that busyness I have not been to visit any of you and I have not posted anything on my blog!!

I am back now and I have been resting and trying to get some blog visits in – I will be to yours soon!!

I have made a card – A tropical birthday card!!

~ Tropical Happy Birthday, Monkey!! ~


This card was made using a Your Next Stamp set called Jungle Critters, Watercolor paper, my “Ziggy“s, A Versafine Black ink pad and clear embossing powder. The pineapple is from the Tropical Paradise set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I shaded with Creamy Caramel and Bashful Blue ink (both from SU!). Masking was definitely involved! Adding wiggly eyes to the monkey was like putting icing on a cake!

~I am very happily linking this card up to these challenges~

Cupcake Inspirations# 367 Tropical


My card is most definitely Tropical!!

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeChallenge: Flora and Fauna

Definition: Flora is plant life; fauna refers to animals. The handiest way to remember flora and fauna is that “flora” sounds like flowers, which are part of the plant world, and fauna sounds like “fawn,” and fawns are part of the animal kingdom.


I used Flora – my coconut tree and Fauna – my monkey!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says: Create a Scene


My monkey standing on the pineapple is definitely creating a scene!!  :)

Thank you for coming by and checking in on my blog!!

I will be around to visit all of you as soon as I can!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

My Last Fairy & Toucan Sam


With two more cards that were made yesterday!

My Last Fairy card and a Partying Toucan Sam!

~ You’re the Fairy Best ~


Yes, ANOTHER Fairy card – this one all Summer-y in color and patterns. I die cut all my pieces – a circle from MFT,  small banners from Stampin’ Up! which I cut one end off of, and a square piece for my image also from MFT.

I stamped my cute fairy girl and sentiment from the Fairy Sweet set by Sugar Pea Designs with Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder.

Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s and added Wink Of Stella clear pen to add sparkle!

~My Fairy Girl wants to play in these challenges~

Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge 4

June 22

Followed the sketch and pulled out the yellow, bright blue, and orange red of the umbrellas for my layers and die cuts!

Make My Monday ChallengeFairies

My Fairy Girl is front and center on my bright card!

Tuesday Throwdown # 300 Fairies & Fantasy


My Fairy Girl is here to play!

Lemon ShortbreadChallenge # 18 Anything Goes

This is Anything! :)

~ Happy Birthday, Toucan Sam, You Party Animal ~


For this CAS card I used a circle die cut from MFT to mask off outside of my circle and then I stenciled the vines using a Crafters’ Workshop stencil called Climbing Vine with Garden Green ink (SU!). On watercolor paper I stamped the Toucan in the Jungle Critters stamp set from Your Next StampI stamped the image and the sentiment with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear powder.  Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s. Isn’t he so adorable? Using micro glue dots I added wiggly eyes. The cute sentiment is from the Party Animal set from Avery Elle.

~Toucan Sam & his CAS card are Flying over to these challenges~

AAA CardsGame # 67 Googley Eyes


My Toucan Sam is sporting two very fine googley eyes!!

Cardz for Guys – Challenge # 126 Clean & Simple

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E.T.A. YIPPEE!!! I was one of the Top 3 over at Cardz 4 Guys – So excited, Thank you so much!!

My card is for a guy and it is Clean AND Simple!

Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge


This is Anything!! :)

Whew!!! You made it through another long post with me – Thank you so much!! I am so glad you could come by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Soda POP!!!

I got inky in my craft room today – had way too much fun and made way too big of a mess!!

~ I made this card ~


This card is for my husband – he loves Soda POP and he always delights us with his sense of humor!

To make this card I took a Bliss Blue card and added some paper scraps to it! I stamped the soda bottle from the Happy Meal set from Your Next StampI also stamped the sentiment on the red strip using the Fast Food Fun Sentiments set – also from YNS. Then I embossed it! I added some DoubleClick Skittles to add a little pizzazz and then I was done with this fun Father’s Day card.

~Playing cards in the following challenges~

Your Next StampSketch & Color Challenge # 40

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As you can see I was inspired by this sketch and I used 3 of the 5 colors in the inspiration photo! Red, light blue, and light yellow!

Double Click SkittlesFor a Man or a Boy Challenge

This card is for my husband and as a bonus I used Skittles on my card!!

Sweet Stampin’ –  For Father’s Day or Special Man

This card is for a VERY special man – the father of my 6 children!

Paper PlayersPP298 Theme Challenge: Father’s Day


This card is certainly a Father’s Day card!

I am so glad you came to see me – I will be back very soon with the second card I made today! I told you I really got busy and made some cards AND some mess!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


There was a challenge that I wanted to play in – one that I have not done for a long while!!

It is over at Your Next Stamp – it is a color and a sketch challenge!!

I used 2 stamp sets from them to make this card:


The sets I used were Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments – The dies I used were the Happy Meal die set  and I used Horizontal Stitched strips and Vertical Stitched strips from MFT. I used my old Stampin’ Up markers to color in the fries and I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder after stamping with Versamark ink! The card base is Barely Banana card stock and the other papers are scraps from my box!

Entering this card into this challenge at:

Your Next StampSketch & Color Challenge # 39

YNScolor-39 YNSSketch39-350x434

I used the sketch and four of the suggested colors!

AND this challenge over at:

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge # 361– Punny


My card uses a pun – You’re FRYtastic!!!

I am so glad that you came by!! I am trying to get back in the groove of commenting every day on your posts but I will be there soon, I PROMISE!!!

Have a Beautiful and fun filled day!!

Week 2 DoubleClick Skittles Challenge: Food

Welcome to Week 2 of the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We are still on the Food challenge this week!
Thank you to everyone that joined in on our Disney challenge! I hope you all enjoyed the new Believe in Magic release!
Check out below if you missed the big announcement!

Welcome to challenge #28  over at DoubleClick!!

Dates: August 5, 2015 – August 18, 2015

Challenge: Use a food project!

And here is my card for the FOOD challenge:


I used Caramel Skittles on the bottom to add interest to my food image!!

I used the following Your Next Stamp products – Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments  Stamp sets!!

Stamped the image and part of the sentiment with the  Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder. Other part of the sentiment was stamped in SU! Buckaroo Blue!

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

Now, It’s YOUR turn – We can’t wait to see what you will create for this challenge!!

Link up your creation HERE at the DoubleClick Skittles blog

Skittles are not required to enter this challenge
One entry per person

No back linking
Must follow theme
When linking up use your project link not your blog link
Must Link back to this challenge and reference DoubleClick Skittles
Be A follower of DoubleClick and leave a comment after linking up
Visit and Comment on the Guest Designer post
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

 Prize winner will receive:

Winner will be announced on DoubleClick Skittles blog: August 22, 2015

Have you checked out all the Skittle Color choices? You can view them all HERE!
Have you seen the new Skittles Release?? You can check it out here!


I am also linking this card up to these challenges:
Thank you so much for coming by and be sure to come linkup with us!!
We would love to have you!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Cherry Soda

My DoubleClick Skittles – Disney post is HERE

I want to wish my AMAZING daughter Savana – A Very Happy 16th Birthday!!


She is our Batman lover – she is in the Red shirt with the big grin on her face!!!

She is awesome and I love when she oohs and ahhs over my cards – she is a great cheerleader!! We have been very busy celebrating her and partying with her and her friends!!

But I was able to make it into my craft room today for a quick card making session while she was at a movie with a friend and this is what I made:


All the items used to make this card are from Doodlebug Designs – the mini ladybug doily, the shimmery chevron paper, the papers and the sticker are from the Patriotic Picnic collection! Oh, the sentiment is from Your Next Stamp – the Fast Food Fun Sentiments set! I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white!

I am linking up to the following challenges:

As You See It ChallengeChallenge #097


Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeNo Ordinary Paper


Addicted to CAS – Challenge # 68: Chevron

ATCAS - code word chevron

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

YNS Sketch Challenge # 16

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

Playing with this sketch today from Your Next Stamp 


And I made 2 cards – here they are!!

Card # 1


And Card # 2


Both cards started with a kraft card base  from Hobby Lobby and added scrap papers from my file!!!

I used the following YNS products – Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments  Stamp sets and the matching Happy Meal Die Set!

 Stamped the outline images 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!

Linking up at:

Your Next StampSketch Challenge # 16

Thank you so much for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!