Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Birthday Week!

Oh how I love APRIL!
I may be getting older, but I'm at least trying to be happy about it.
The Unity Stamp Company birthday stamp set I used on this card is the perfect fit for my ever growing amount of candles.  But make no mistake, it's PIE time for me, that's my favorite so that's what I'll be making for my special day later this week.  Stay tuned, I'll share more birthday cards in future posts.  Have a terrific day, everyone!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter - plus BONUS Washi Tape Easter Egg Tip!



Sharing one of my favorite Easter cards I made this year with you today.   
The Inkadinkado bunny stamp was a gift from my sister years ago and I still love it.  My Favorite Things Blueprints Die-namics and MFT flower dies (oh how I love their felt, too!) came in very handy to pull together some well cut layers and embellishments.  Lawn Fawn patterned paper gave my card an extra floral touch for this spring holiday.

And here is my favorite Easter tip... Washi tape makes a perfect egg holder when you are decorating your Easter eggs!   The slick tape doesn't appear to absorb or get stained with dye, although I cautiously tried to pair my eggs with a closely matching tape, just in case!


Have a beautiful holiday everyone!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

BE Inspired Challenge #50


Playing along with the BE Inspired Challenge from The Alley Way Stamps this weekend. 
Spring is in the air!  Finally!  Here was the inspiration photo for my card...


For my TAWS inspired spring card, I used a cute little bird stamp from Lighter than Air and sentiment from Give Thanks.  The bicycle was cut using My Favorite Things Die-namic.  I added some girlie touches with a little ribbon, a doily and paper flowers on the wheels.  Papers, cardstock, ribbon and decorative shaped die are from Stampin' Up!

I enjoyed seeing the bicycle inspiration challenge as our biking season has begun here in Missouri.  It's still cold when I go for a ride with my husband in the early morning, but it warms quickly, which is much better than the 20 degree type rides we were attemping in January that NEVER got warmer!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Pats!


May Monday be a lucky day for everyone!
Don't forget to wear something green.

Margaret, my blogland, labrador loving friend, this one is for you!

Details anyone?  Quickutz dog die, Lawn Fawn patterned paper, Stampin' Up! heart & sentiment stamps, SU! cardstock, speech bubble and border dies, and SU! Old Olive grograin ribbon.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrate! MFTWSC167

I posted a card I made for fun earlier and if you bothered to read the tiny details, I mentioned the five sequins I used today out of my stash of THOUSANDS!  Well, here's a view of the other two sequins in action!
I loved seeing the simple sketch challenge over at the My Favorite Things blog
Simple sketches are right up my alley, and the angled strip on the sketch blends in so well with my last Trendy Tuesday article I wrote for the Paper Crafter's Library!

Here a the short deets for my card:
My Favorite Things die cut on a line word, from LLD Accent It Die-namics, Stampin' Up! patterned paper and cardstock, Mama Elephant scalloped rectangle die.

Happy Belated Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday
for all those people I keep missing their big day, I apologize!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!