Sunday, August 30, 2015


Wow!   Hard to believe Summer is almost gone, and school is back in session.  My twins headed back last week for their final year in college.  One more year to go and i can say that I successfully put four kids thru college.  I'm so blessed in my life.

I made this card for my son to send to his girlfriend,  she left a week prior and he was pretty down in the dumps.  The inside says "miss you"

Image is from Stamping Boutique,  come join their back to school challenge and whie you visit the blog check out the opportunity to join the design team.

Image colored with copics,  I used the My favorite Things new circle dies for my center.  Stamping Up embossing folder for my background.  And a few sequins to add that finishing touch.

Challenges:
Simon Says: anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes
Alphabet Challenge: N  no designer paper
CRAFT: Back to school
If you give a crafter a cookie: Photo inspiration

Sunday, August 16, 2015



Hero Arts Wave Stamp and Hero Arts Ombre Inks!  I love these inks and colors.

I have a coworker that has been a huge help to me this past week,  quick card to thank him.

Challenges:
Crafters Cafe: Great Outdoors
4 Crafty Chicks: Nautical
Deep Ocean Challenges: Maritime
Ooh La La Creations: Nautical

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I absolutely love the long lazy days of summer.  Some of my foundest memories are going to the beach and spending hours playng in the sand or watching my kids build amazing sand creations, and squeal as the waves came washing on shore.

This is Stamping Boutique's Image, "Baby Boy on Beach"  I painted the images with watercolor paints,  created the shaker card with Martha Stewart  Cotton Candy sequins.  Stampin Up wisteria wonder paper and Chevron ribbon.  Frame is cut from My Favorite Things oval stitched dies.  Cloud and sun are stitched dies from Mamma Elephant.

Join the Stamping Boutique's Beach challenge.......

Challenges:
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Frame it
Fussy and Fancy: Lazy Summer Days
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Beach


Saturday, August 1, 2015



Happy Birthday Stamping Boutique!!!!!  6 years old, hard to believe.

I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop,  such gorgeous creations.  Love all the new images,  but I needed some adult birthday cards so I chose thsese,  simple quick to create and still the WOW factor!!!!  Colored both with Copics,  used glitter pens and Tim Holtz glitter.   Pulled out my MINC machine for some quick foiling and two awesome cards.  My daughter loved her blue/silver present.

Be sure to leave me some comments,  you could win a free digi.

Be sure to stop by Stephanie and see her creativity!  Stephanie Bargelski
http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/


Challenges:  Simon Says  Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes

Friday, July 24, 2015


Its challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique!  Come join us for our Stars and Stripes Challenge!



This is also great opportunity to check out the Patriotic and Summer images that are currently 40% off in The Stamping Boutique store!!!

Colored with Copics,  and I used Tim Holtz Rock Candy Glitter over imahe to add sparkle and shine
 Embossing folder is stars from Sampin Up along with Star Border Punch and burlap ribbon

Challenges:
Simon Says: Sparkle and Shine
Sister Act : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Bingo,  kraft, emboss, sparkle

Friday, July 10, 2015

Come join us at The Stamping Boutique!!!!

Red, white and Bue Challenge,  plus 


This is a great opportunity to check out the Patriotic and Summer images that are currently 40% off in The Stamping Boutique store!!!

Love this Eagle.  Colored with Copics,  all paper, dots embossing folder heart and stars dies and punches are from Stampin Up

Challenges:
Sister Act: Anything goes
Little miss Muffet: Red, white blue
Paper Pals Arts: Color CHallenge

Saturday, July 4, 2015



I made myself a promise that I would use my new "Stuff" that has been sitting in a box,  forever.  

I LOVE ths stamp set from Art Impressions, Yoga Yolanda Set.  Its so me....  I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

I colored this with watercolor pencils,  DP is from Stampin Up,  some ribbon and sequins,  Very CAS
and good to go.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp:  Dots
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Less is More: red, white, blue
Sister Act: Anything Goes
House the Stamps Built: red, white, blue  (http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com)  Repeat Impressions W1W
Crafty Ribbon: Anything Goes
Morgans Art World: Red White, Blue