Thursday, July 2, 2015


... talk about cutting it close...only 3 minutes left in the day to wish our dear sweet friend Darnell a very happy birthday! 

My apologies dear friend for this late post. already know that I'm usually all about 'last minute'!

Hope you had a fabulous day! Will come back in a bit with your birthday poem (as long as my poor old brain will cooperate at this late hour!)

A 'Sweet Pixie' image colored with copics and winked with Stella. The winking is much prettier in real life!

12:58am...poem is done...a tad bit lame...but likely to be expected at this late hour! 

A dear sweet lady has a birthday today
So it's time to celebrate and take time to play

In her cute little playhouse in her amazing backyard
We could all get together and craft up a card

When the crafting is done, we'll relax in the yard
And keep watch for the shouldn't be hard

I'm sure if we asked, we could go for a ride
On Mister's cool bike down the street we would glide

We'll bring tons of snacks and sweet birthday cake
Lots of chatting & visiting, happy memories we'd make

I know we would cherish time spent with our pal
Cuz she's one awesome crafter and a heck of a gal!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I am feeling a wee squeeze of the old heart strings as this is my last DT post for CCC! It's been a fun and rewarding adventure! 

Leslie, Tracey and all the DT ladies have been an absolute joy to hang out with! Talk about a never ending source of inspiration! My idea board is full of their projects! It's been fun girls...thanks for your company!

I love the 'freshness' of this color combo.  The wall boards in the background inspired the stripes & the angle of what looks like a wrought iron crafted piece (behind the chair) inspired the angle of my design.  An inlaid 'hello" die (SSS ???) all winked up with Stella and done like dinner!

I hope that you will find time to play along this week at CCC .  Take a moment to stop by the blog and meet the the new DT ladies who are anxious to dazzle & inspire you with their creativity! Definitely a talent pool that is off the charts!!!

Happy crafting :)

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.

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 :)