Sunday, July 3, 2016


Another birthday celebration and once again, I'm a day late to the party.!  But heck, at least I'm consistent!

know that all of you reading this post love and adore the lady whose birthday we are celebrating!

Yes, it is none other than blogland's most famous card making lady - Darnell from djkardkreations!!!

Sweet Darnell is kind, caring, witty, compassionate, humorous and soooooo talented! She warmly welcomes us all in for a visit to her corner of our card making world where she shares her beautiful creations, her amazing photos and her funny stories! I'm quite sure that I'm not the only one who dreams of having a cute little crafting cottage in the backyard! 

One word of caution though...never EVER sip on coffee while reading her posts unless you want spewed coffee allover your computer monitor! She is so darn funny! 

I hope you had a fabulous day dear friend and that your trip preparations and plans are all finalized for your upcoming journey to visit all your bloggie buddies across the ocean!


Card deets:  PTI stamps & dies courtesy of a blog candy win at Ardyth's blog, HA neon inks and a Dollar Store enamel dot! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


A very dear and very talented friend and fellow BABE Ardyth celebrated her birthday yesterday...

...and once again, I'm a day late to the party! 

Not only is she super-duper talented but her dedication to this fun sport of card making and DT work is to be commended.

99.9% of you reading this post know that Ardyth is blessed with a clean and simple style that makes my heart sing!

My card was inspired by Ardyth's most recent card  (you can find it  here)

I love the bold simplicity of her uncolored floral image and that she chose to introduce color into the sentiment instead! Looks so cool! 

Hope you had a happy, happy day Ardyth! I can hardly wait for our October BABE's adventure! Yipppeee!

My card details: Clearly Whimsy Stamp (Mom's Layered Flowers) and a bargain bin sentiment!

My card is headed to CASology - Week 200 where Ardyth has been a DT Member from Week 1. Way to go pal!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


A late Happy Birthday wish to my dear, sweet friend & fellow BABE 

Late - yes....but this time I have a valid reason as we were enjoying an amazing 3 week vacation in New Zealand.  I honestly, truly did start the card before we left but ran out of time to finish it! But hey...better late than never!!!

Kim - I'm sure you had tons of fun at your awesome birthday celebration hosted by party planner extraordinaire  Bev.  That girl sure knows how to throw one heck of a party!

Card deets: Clearly Besotted butterflies, PS sentiment, and some in-real-life shimmery purple paper from the Dollar Store.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Guess who is celebrating a birthday today? 

It's our dear, sweet, kind, super-duper talented friend, Anita from France

Meeting Anita at our Lakehouse adventure two years ago was a blast! We are so fortunate to be able to do it again this October! 

Anita is one of the sweetest, kindest, talented ladies in blogland...and she has the coolest accent ever! I could listen to her talk for hours!  

My card is a bit of a 'general' CASE of Anita's delightful creations. Her clean and simple style always makes my heart sing! 

Wishing you a happy, happy day filled with sunny skies, uninterrupted crafting time and LOTS of cake and ice cream! 

I am truly blessed to call you friend.  MWAH !!!

Is it October yet?  

Card details - Clearly Besotted sentiment, Clearly Whimsey polka dot circles  

Monday, January 4, 2016

CASing Genius


I'm so excited and honored to have been asked by the delightful, energetic, creative and amazingly talented  Kelly Latevola from You & Your Big Dreams to be 2016's first Genius (who me?).

Kelly's dedication to CASEing Genius is to be commended! Her posts give us an opportunity to meet, share and be inspired by other crafters in our warm and friendly card making world! 

Now feast your eyes on Kelly's amazing card that was inspired by my cards (which can be seen here on Kelly's blog).



I'm smitten with the non-traditional winter themed colors, the glorious white space, the beautiful 'movement' of the swooshes and the glitzy snowflakes!

Please click on this link to see more of Kelly's creations as well as other card makers that have been featured in the CASing Genius series. 

Thanks again for this fun opportunity Kelly! 

Stay tuned for my CASE of Kelly's amazing card!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

MUSE #144

Thanks ladies!

And here is this week's  MUSE  card....

... perfectly crafted and colored by sweet Miss Kate from Platypus Krafts.  Yes....Ardyth's daughter! I'm sure we all agree that Kate is definitely gifted with some mad coloring skills!    

Wonder who she gets that from?

I happened upon this cute SU image and thought it would be perfect for the current MUSE challenge so I decked out the snow folks with some brightly colored hats, scarves and Winks of Stella.

Happy crafting :)

Monday, November 30, 2015

the challenge #53

My time flies when you're having fun! It seems like mere days since my first guest designing post at 'the challenge' ...and here we are, five weeks later!  I had a blast! Thanks again for the invitation Kim.

This week we are encouraged to make a non-traditional Christmas card with this inspirational photo:

The trees are a Silhouette file, the "Happy" die...I honestly don't know!

I decided to use a bright (quite florescent IRL) color with a sentiment that would hint at a birthday wish until you open the card and find the word "Christmas"....which 'splains the Christmas trees on the front. 

Here's another version using the same images - this time with a bit of aqua glimmer paper and a wee snowbank. 

I hope you find time to get creative and share your projects with us this week at  'the challenge'

Happy crafting :)