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 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!'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!