Saturday, May 30, 2015


YAY!   My dear friend, fellow BABE and world renowned card maker Ardyth is celebrating a birthday today!

I was so fortunate to have had the pleasure of meeting Ardyth in real life at our fall 2014 BABES getaway! She is one cool & very, very talented lady!

We have all come to know her beautiful clean & simple style, her love of bright vibrant colors, her flawless stamping AND ink blending and her NEVER ENDING unique ideas that she puts to paper and shares for our viewing pleasure.

I am inspired to create every time I visit Ardyth's blog.

Wishing you a happy day filled with tons of craft room time, a nice dinner out, and lots of cake & ice cream!

Happy Birthday Ardyth :)

Card deets: Silhouette file (tweaked a bit) and a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

1:02am - May 30th.....grrrrrr.....our Internet was 'down' all day long so I'm late to the party...again! Except this time it isn't my fault! Called our Internet provider and their initial reply was to have someone check it out NEXT WEEK! Obviously "next week" did not sit well with all the other MTS affected customers as it was up & running shortly after midnight! Go MTS!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Card Concept Challenge 36 & SSS Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday everyone! Can you believe how fast we have zoomed around to another CCC challenge? Seems like it was mere days between challenge #35 and #36!

Another yummy photo to inspire your creativity and likely have you heading to your local bakery for some sweet treats! Hop on over to the CCC blog and feast your eyes on the sweet creations posted by the DT.

A quick & easy, clean and simple card. I repeatedly stamped the stripes (PTI Square Prints) using Ranger Lily Pad ink on a strip of paper, cut a chunk out of the card base, popped up the inked panel behind the cut out and added a SSS sentiment.

I`m also entering this card into the Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp.

                                            Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 21, 2015


A quick post to share a cute "Olaf" card that I made for Danny's grand-niece Reese who is turning 3 years old! Reese is in love with everything and anything Frozen!

A quick Google search led me to a million Olaf images. Miraculously, I managed to import this image into my Silhouette! I really should have written the process down for 'next time' !

I accidentally created a cool blue-ish ice looking reflection on the card base (you can see it on the pic below) by adhering an icy blue piece of paper behind the popped up main image panel, which then reflects to the card base! It looks really neat in real life! 

BTW, you would never know by looking at the photo, but the sentiment is stamped in a lovely Caribbean Coast blue ink (Ranger Inks)!

I am playing along with a 'new to me' challenge at Seize the Birthday where "Anything Goes". 

Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE #35've arrived at the correct post.  And yes, the card on the CCC blog is NOT the same as this one! 

Why? Because the other card is one of those "what was I thinking" cards!

For those of you who don't me well...I'm a hopeless procrastinator. 99% of the time I'm crafting until the wee hours of the morning trying to come up with a decent card. That is why the other card (Blech!) made it to the current challenge post. 

So I sat down at my craft desk this afternoon and came up with this lovely, clean & graphic card in a matter of minutes! A fabulous Clearly Besotted silver embossed sentiment (shiny in real life), some new Freckled Fawn enamel dots, a pierced border...done! this feels right!


                                       How will you be inspired by this photo?

Do you want to hear a good one?  I originally thought the images were flowers! DH pointed out that they are cupcakes....which 'splains the fork!  Please don't tell his guy friends though!

We would love to have you share your interpretation with us. Pop on over to the CCC blog to see what the other DT members have created. Then craft away and share!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Card Concept #34 & SSS Wednesday Challenge


Hey crafters! We have a new challenge up at CCC! Soft, pretty colors with polka dots AND stripes!

I chose to focus on the darker shades of blue & pink in the flowers.  My card is a 'ramped up' version of these colors because I wanted to use my new Hero Arts Neon Blue and Neon Pink ink. Sooooo vibrant in real life! 

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental wants to see the sentiment taking center stage on our card! The big, bold Congrats does just that! 

It seems that I'm stuck on this CAS layout but it makes me happy, so here it is once again! I used a wee SU flower and an ancient Studio G congrats stamp (masked off the grad hat). I added a stitched border to anchor the stamped images.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy...if you don't count the 12 ruined attempts at getting the flowers all lined up. Wrecked one on the last image - grrrrr....that really stings!

I've spent very little time in my craft room these past two weeks. We are enjoying some lovely spring temps with lots of sunshine so I've chosen to play outside instead!

We'd love to see your creations in the CCC gallery. Stop by and take a peek at all the lovely cards the DT have created for your viewing pleasure :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Card Concept #33

Yes...I know...ANOTHER amazing photo! Definitely one of the coolest baby rooms ever!

Nothing too much to 'splain about my card...the zig-zag border inspired by the chevrons, the polka dots from the blanket and a bit of a 'stripe' from the wall!

You may have noticed that the card on the main blog and the card in this post are not the same! The grey base seemed to overpower the I switched back to a white base.

Here's a pic of the grey base:

I know that this week's inspiration photo will have the  gallery overflowing with amazing creations. I can hardly wait to see what you create :)

Happy crafting!

:) Geri

Friday, April 10, 2015

showCASe Your Style & SSS April Flowers

A side view highlighting the popped up panel:

Edited to add a big Thank You to the DT for choosing my card as one of the Style Favorites :)

My card is headed to showCASe Your Style #12:

and to SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog where the theme is April Showers/Spring Flowers:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

My card was totally inspired by this stunning creation by my dear friend and neighbor to the west....Carol from "Just Me C". 

I love the beautiful, vibrant colors that Carol used and the 'movement' of the floral images'.  One quick call to Carol (is 45 minutes considered quick?) for the "how to's" of this cool technique and I was off to my craft room to give it a whirl!

I used my new Ranger Dye Ink - Caribbean Coast. I ordered the full set of 12 and so far, I love, love, love the ink. Nice coverage and gorgeous colors! The stamp may have come from the $1 bin at Michaels ???  

BTW, the sentiment IS stamped with the same color ink! So why-oh-why does the darn thing look okay in the side view photo but darker/yuckier in the top pic ???