Friday, September 18, 2015

NBUS #5 and CAS(E) this Sketch #141


Darnell will be closing the door in a matter of minutes so I will be back shortly with all the info......

.....Okay, I'm back with the card details! My card was entry #499!   WHOOO HOOO - way to go Darnell!

NBUS (stamps just arrived today) from CTMH. I love the soft, graphic look of this stamp set (So Many Smiles).  Change up the colors and add some bling to create a softer feminine look. Truly a versatile set.  CTMH stamps and Versafine ink are THE perfect match!

I was instantly inspired by the whimsical sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! Might be pushing the sketch a bit, but I sure did have fun with it! There is still plenty of time for you to play along (closes Sept. 24th).

Thanks for stopping by :)    Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


 Hip Hip Hooray! 
Guess who is celebrating a birthday today?

It's our sweet, kind, talented, delightful, dear friend Bev from Happy Dance !!!

There's a birthday today
A reason to smile
Happy wishes to send
Across many miles

Although we all live
Quite far apart
We know we all hold
A special place in her heart

For our dear friend Bev
And her Happy Dance site
A plethora of talent
Guaranteed to delight!

Click on over 
For a pleasant hello
And marvel at creations
That will make your heart glow!

So let's raise up our ink pads
And give a great cheer
A rousing happy birthday
I'm sure she will hear!

From miles away,
and also close by
Birthday wishes we'll send
to Bev our dear friend!

Don't you all just love this sweet lady to bits? She entertains us with her witty posts and fabulous blogland birthday parties, delights us with her sense of humor, dazzles us with her mad card making skills and warms our hearts with her kind and caring soul. 

AND...she navigates ca-razy busy freeways with the ease of a race car driver (ask me how I know!)

Wishing you a happy, happy day filled with lots of cake & ice cream and uninterrupted craft room time!

Card details: 
I colored the CB  butterfly with Copics, winked it up with Stella and popped it up with some dimensional squares. I love how the 'swirly' parts of the SU sentiment mimic the swirls of the butterfly's antennae! The photo below shows a bit of the real life glimmer and dimension:

My card is headed to Darnell's NBUS #5 Challenge as it debuts the Clearly Besotted Everything Changes stamps and dies...

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks and for stopping by. Happy crafting! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

CAS-ology - Week 163 - Moon & NBUS Challenge #5

Thanks for the HM shout-out lJudy :)

Down to the wire again before the door closes over at CAS-ology #163 where the challenge is Moon.  The perfect category with H'ween being only a few weeks away!

In case you haven't heard ...our dear, sweet, funny, talented, picture taking, and crafter extraordinaire Darnell is currently hosting NBUS Challenge #5. The Neon ink that I used to sponge the moon is NBUS, so this card is also headed to Darnell's current challenge.

This card took all of 15 minutes to make!  I punched a circle (SU yellow), sponged the edges with some neon ink, added two cute bat sequins and a Silhouette "Boo" cut file and popped it all up with some dimensionals.  Done!

There is tons of inspiration to be found at both challenges, so just click on the above links and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Belated Birthday Hannelie

... yes...I'm late to the party....again...sorry Hannelie! I hope you had an incredible day filled with yummy cake, gifts and the fellowship of family and friends! 

Thankfully, birthday celebrations last forever in blog land otherwise I would have missed the amazing party that Bev from Happy Dance hosted for our sweet, wee friend from the desert, who never ceases to amaze and inspire me with her fabulous creations!

I fell in love with this gorgeous card that Hannelie posted a while back and chose it as a CASE for the birthday card I made for her. Don't you just love the color of the cardstock and the absolute PERFECT placement of the enamel dots? Yep - she rocks!

... I had a little "helper" in my craft room this evening. Yep - she laid down right on top of the card and all the small pieces from the diecut sentiment!

Happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, August 31, 2015


Can you believe it?  Two posts in two days!!!

Another clean & delightfully simple sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #138 this week. The ladies have posted some amazing cards that will have you scampering over to your craft space to create!

I didn't stray too far from the sketch elements...this time round! This quick & easy card would work for an anniversary, a wedding or an engagement card!

I created my own striped paper by cutting wee strips of SU Melon Mambo, die cut the heart opening (SU), added a SU sentiment and popped up the layers with foam tape. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

MUSE: Christmas Visions 17

Our dear, super talented friend Kristie Goulet , (Kreative Kristie) is this week's Guest Muse at MUSE Christmas Visions 17 MUSE Christmas Visions 17 and has created this stunning, clean and simple beauty for our viewing pleasure and inspiration! 

Do you know that Kristie created the pretty greenery with a single leaf stamp? Yep...totally clever and "Kreative"! And how about that perfectly stamped sentiment? Thanks for your continuing source of inspiration Kristie and your sweet, sweet comments!

The lovely red glimmer paper is new from SU and it is awesome! I paired it with SU Very Vanilla cs. I chose the wee tree die that I bought after seeing it put to paper on some of Kristie's amazing cards. 

It is REALLY hard to photograph shimmer paper! Can you tell that the trees have all been inlaid back into their stalls? I added a nice simple 'Christmas' diecut sentiment (layered) and a stitched border.

There is still a few more days to play along with Kristie's gorgeous inspiration card!

Happy crafting. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #137 and CAS-ology - Plaid

The gate is closing shortly over at CAS(E) This Sketch #137 so no time to chat tonight! And, a new challenge has just been posted at CAS-ology where "Plaid" is the flavor of the week!


I'm back...with a tweaked version of the last night's card. I white embossed "dad" (previously black) which definitely makes the "designer label" stand out more.

The plaid stamp is an old Hero Arts stamp called Flannel Shirt (or something flannel). What I like about this stamp is how the fines lines in the image are sharp and the thicker lines are somewhat 'fuzzy'....just like a real flannel shirt!

My apologies ladies if I have stretched the CAS-E sketch a bit too far.  I used the "dad" designer label as the little flourish and the angled shirt pocket as the tilted portion of the design.

BTW - the shirt pocket is designed to hold a gift card! 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by! Happy crafting!