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!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome Little One


Just a card today...no challenges (at least that I've been able to locate).  I had planned on entering the SSS Wednesday challenge, which was all about citrus...which 'splains my lime green & white elephant but missed the deadline. 

I love the cuteness of a gingham print with this sweet Clearly Besotted image! I scanned a stamped image into my Silhouette and used the Offset and Trace & Cut features  to created the layered image. I finished it up with a wink of Stella on the hearts and a SU sentiment.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by today :)

Happy crafting!

Monday, August 17, 2015


Thanks ladies!

Wow...it's been sooooo long since I've done a post that I almost forgot how!!!

I saw this sketch and knew it was time to sneak away from yard work for a bit and play along with Sketch #136.  No surprise that I love all the white space beneath the sketch elements. 

My card is as clean and simple, easy peasy as it gets! I repeatedly stamped a PTI image from a set that seemed to make its way home with me after leaving the Lakehouse for our first BABES adventure. Thanks Bev from Happy Dance!

I used Versafine Black ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images. The sentiment is an old Studio G stamp. 

The DT creations are guaranteed to inspire you, as will the gallery. Love, love, love checking out all the clean & simple cards that are posted.

I hope you're all enjoying a lovely summer. We have been experiencing some crazy hot temps that soared to 35C (about 95F) this past week. Quite uncomfortable when you add in a Humidex factor of 45! But hey, it's better than -45C!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Happy crafting!

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. But...you 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 hummers...it 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!