Friday, October 7, 2016


A quick post today to share this card featuring a Silhouette cut file paired with a computer generated sentiment and a bit of sparkle courtesy of Stella. 

I'm off to our 2nd Lakehouse adventure tomorrow...YAY! Can hardly wait to spend an entire week with Bev, Darnell, Ardyth, Kim and Anita! 

My beautiful hibiscus! Aren't these colors amazing?

Happy crafting!

Friday, September 16, 2016


It's time to celebrate another blogland birthday! 

The guest of honor today is my dear friend and fellow Lakehouse Babe... Bev from Happy Dance!!! 

We all know that Bev throws THE BEST parties in blog land complete with delicious treats, exotic island getaways, amazing food, fancy drinks and sand beaches as far as the eye can see! 

I figured it was time to host a party for the party planner so I baked my dear friend a cake....or two...

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                      ...then whisked her off  to an incredible island resort, complete with some amazing pools

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                                    ...and a few capable lifeguards  ( first!!!)

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.... and some tasty 'fruit' beverages
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 ....some yummy appetizers

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.                 ... and a fully stocked craft room with tons of free supplies!

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 Wishing you a fabulous day dear friend! Hope you enjoyed the party!!!

Friday, September 9, 2016



It's time to celebrate another birthday in blogland!  Our sweet, kind and mega talented friend  Kristie (from Kreative Kristie) is the birthday girl today. 

Kristie's cards are amazing, her talent is off the charts WOW, her clean & simple style rocks and her sincere, genuine kindness makes her visitors feel right at home!  

Wishing you a happy day Krisite!  Hope you celebrated with some yummy cake & ice cream! 

Card details: "Happy" die - 3 layers (sorry, not sure which company), textured cardstock from Winners and CTMH white base. 

Monday, September 5, 2016


A really, REALLY quick post to get this card in before the door closes at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7.

I you haven't already done so, please swing by Darnell's blog and check out all the amazing entries and take a moment to say hello cuz we all know that she loves to entertain all her crafty friends!

Card deets:  Quick and easy using an NBUS SU black spider web (that seems to have a tinge of navy here!) and a teeny-tiny Boo sentiment (NBUS from my SU card club days).  A bit of bling and some textured orange cardstock...which seems to have befuddle my color monitor on my camera! It's quite bright in real life but maybe not quite as vibrant as it seems to appear in this photo!

You best get craftin' if you want to join in the fun cuz the door closes in just a few hours!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It's Hannelie's birthday today....and for once, I'm NOT late to the party! 

Ms. Desert Diva is one amazing crafter! I'm so in awe of her talent, her clean & simple style and her ca-razy mad Silhouette skills! I wouldn't be one bit surprised if she figured out how to get her Silhouette to cook dinner too!   

I had a really, REALLY tough time choosing which card to CASE but settled on this beauty that has been at the top of "My Favorite Hannelie Cards List" since the day she first posted it. 

BTW, this 'list' is nearing a kazillion favorites!

A beauty that makes my clean & simple loving heart sing!

Wishing you a day filled with all things that make you happy....and lots of cake too!

Monday, August 22, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #186's summer and I'm actually posting a card! 

My sweet SUPER DUPER talented friend and neighbor to the west, Carol from Just Me: C is Guest Designing for the current challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch so the yard work was put on hold to make time for crafting!

The moment I saw Carol's spooky sweet creation I decided to follow her lead with a H'ween themed card as well. A Silhouette "BOO" cut file, a piece of my hoarded linen paper courtesy of Anita from France, a few sparkly spider brads (with their legs cut off) and the card was done like dinner! 

Hope you can find time to play along but you best hurry because the challenge closes in two days!

Happy crafting!

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!