Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's a Good Day

Hello, friends! It's been a while! I decided to blow the dust off this blog and get stamping -- it's been waaaaaay too long! I had the best of intentions to stamp during the summer, but that just didn't happen... Thankfully, these cool fall days have inspired me to get "homey" and crafty once again. 

I definitely went with an autumn color palette on this card. Papers are from the Lost and Found Two: Sunshine 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from MFT's Chalkboard Greetings. I used the chalkboard technique on the tag. The edges of the papers were distressed. 

Here's the list of other supplies used:
White Craft Ink
White Embossing Powder
Adhesive Pearls

Well, that's all for now! I am SO glad you stopped by to visit me! I will be back soon! :)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Hi there, friends.  I hope you all are well!

It's been quite a while since I've been crafty. I miss the days when I was on a design team, and I had a reason to get out the paper, stamps and dies on a daily basis. Now it's too easy to let the other "stuff" of life come before my need to create. But today I took a little time for me, and I'm back with something clean and simple. 

There is very little stamping here, just MFT's Distressed Background Blocks stamped in white craft ink. The rest was done with MFT Die-namics: Fishtail Flags Layers STAX and Happy Hellos. Cardstock is Kraft and Red Hot, and the patterned paper is from the Lost & Found Two: Rosy 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. 

I finished the card with rounded corners, zig-zag stitching, and a trio of adhesive rhinestones. It was quick and easy!

That's all for now! I'll be carving out more crafty time, so I'll be back with more to share with you soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hi, Friend

Happy Sunday! It is finally feeling like spring around here, so I created a spring-like card for today's post. I used MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #118 for the layout, and patterned papers are from Blossom Soup by Jillibean Soup.

The Die-namics Butterflies were cut from Berrylicious, Cotton Candy, and Orange Fizz cardstock, and the Fancy Flourish was cut from Sour Apple cardstock. The sentiment is from Inspired by the Front Porch.

I embellished with adhesive rhinestones, some zig zag stitching, and a trio of glitter dots.

Today is our last day of spring break -- it's back to school tomorrow! I am going to enjoy our beautiful weather before I get started on those lesson plans!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Birthday 2 You

Hi there! Happy Tuesday to you! Today's card is one that I made for Caroline's friend for her birthday. I love the way these colors and dies came together to create a fun design! I used MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #116. The MFT sketches are always a go-to for great layouts!

The long panel was the perfect location for the Die-namics Vertical Gift Card Pocket. I love the fun colors in these Lime Twist: Happy Go Lucky 6x6 papers (My Mind's Eye), and the MFT cardstocks and ink were the perfect complements! :)

I used this month's Triple Scoop Set, Birthday Sentiments, and stamped it in Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink. I rounded some corners, and I added a trio of adhesive rhinestones and a bit of machine stitching. Easy peasy! :)

Here are the links to the MFT products I used on today's card:

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate it so much! :)

Have a fantastic day!


Monday, April 1, 2013


Hello there! I hope you had a very happy, blessed Easter. We had a wonderful day with family. The girls and I are on spring break this week, so I'm counting on lots of crafty time! Here's my card for the latest MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. You can find all the details HERE on the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers.

I kept things pretty clean and simple on this card. I sponged around the circle and sentiment with Kraft Premium Dye Ink, then I added some distressing, piercing, and a tiny bit of zig zag stitching. These Fly a Kite 6x6 papers (My Mind's Eye) are so much fun -- I find myself using them a lot lately!

Here are the links to the MFT products I used on this card:

That's all for now! Thank you for stopping by to visit today!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For My Favorite Peeps!

Hi there! I am still floating on Cloud Nine after my time as MFT Guest Designer -- I had SUCH a blast designing with my friends on the amazing MFT Team! I'm back today to share one final card as my month comes to an end. It's for today's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. You can find this week's sketch and all the fabulous WSC sketches on the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers.

I turned the sketch on its side so I could use this sweet Pure Innocence - One of My Favorite Peeps set.  This card goes out to Kim, Jody, Joanne and the rest of Team MFT -- truly some of my VERY favorite peeps in the whole world! :)

The papers are from the Fine and Dandy: Tickled Pink 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. I love how the bold patterns pop against the Whip Cream card base. I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I paper pieced her dress and added a bit of shading with the Copics. I cut her out and popped her up on dimensional boosters, then I used pencils to add some grass. Finally, I embellished with Pretty Posies, a Sno Cone Button, and some twine.

Here's this week's sketch -- it's a great one!

Upload your card to the Gallery at SCS using keyword MFTWSC115, and you'll have a chance to win up to $20 in MFT bucks! And, don't forget to check out the MFT Blog to see which designers got Sketchy this week!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the sweet comments this month and always! I appreciate you so much! :)

Have a great day, everyone!