Sunday, November 8, 2015

MUSE #140

I made this card for MUSE #140, as inspired by Ardyth:

mine did not come out quite as i planned, but ehh....thought i'd share anyways.
thanks for visiting my blog

Give Thanks

i ran across a card on another blog that really inspired me to make this card.
This is the card from Aga:

i made my card for 2 challenges:

the paper players #270 (black/white/gold or silver/ and one other color)
AAA cards #52, thanks/thanksgiving

thankyou for visiting my blog and thanks to Aga for the great inspiration!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

a few halloween cards

Found a few hours to make a few halloween cards this weekend. Hoping I can make 3 more then I can give them to the kids, I don't really know what other use I have for Halloween cards, not like i mail them to anyone!

challenges for this card:
1.  ColourQ #313
2.  CASology #169 Zombie
3.  Friday Mashup #231 Halloween  (card below also for Friday Mashup!)
4. Addicted to CAS #75: Spooky (card below also for Addicted to CAS!)

This card, which I love the for the following challenges:
1.  MUSE #138
2.  The Friday Mashup #231 (link is above)
3. Addicted to CAS #75 (link is above)

I feel like I have little to no time ever to devote to my blog and paper crafting.  It's truly a balancing act that I fail at being a working mother of 5.  I'm tired all the time it seems.....I can't even keep up with normal daily things, let alone taking time to myself to papercraft. is always nice when I actually do find time to sit down and make something. taking the time to blog them doesn't always happen and that is why I have cut down on my links....trying to just save precious time.  I love doing the challenges, not trying to win or anything just want to share what I have made like I love seeing and being inspired by others work.  Sorry I have not posted the photos of the challenges.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Do what makes you happy

I came out of hibernation for a little while to make this card. I'm entering it in the following challenges:

1.  CASe this Sketch #144

2.  CASology # 168

3. Time Out Challenges #41: Autumn...the years last loveliest smile

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting my blog

Sunday, May 17, 2015

yellow fever!

yellow has been a common theme lately!!!

this photo is for the following  challenge
1.  CASE this sketch # 123
i made this for my boss....she is due in june !!!!! i can't wait for her to have her precious little bundle of joy, but i will miss her, she is the best boss ever!!!!

here is my other YELLOW card!

this card is for Fusion: French Twist

I used just the colors!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! as always, can't wait til the next opportunity to sit down and relax and make  cards!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Friday Mashup #207

It's been so long since i've been able to make anything! life gets in the way of the fun stuff :)
I miss being a guest designer at the Friday Mashup! I finally was able to make another card for a challenge! this is the sketch:

the other part of the challenge is to use an old or retiring stamp set.....i did not get to do that part as my stamp set is new!!! I do love the sketch though!!!!!!  
its way past my bedtime so i'll post my other card tomorrow!
thanks for visiting my blog

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy to be Friends

a new stamp i got recently after seeing it used so beautifully all over the blogosphere lately! (my favorite was a card I saw Kimberly Weiner had made....I can't remember what card it was, she has so many beautiful ones! but i HAD to get this stamp set!!!) 

I made this card for a few challenges:
1.  CASology week 141 NEWS  the flowers are wrapped in newspaper!
2.  Casual Friday #138:  Krafty bouquets  
3.  Freshly made sketches #181
4.  AAA cards, game 37, it's springtime!

i apologize for not having the graphics for the challenges. i had to take my contacts out they were really dry and hurting, and i have an eye condition that prevents me from being able to wear glasses...without my contacts im pretty blind!  im typing this as quick as i can and hoping it looks ok!

Thanks for visiting my blog despite my abreviated post! and thanks kimberly for inspiring me to buy that stamp set!

MUSE #112

This is my take on MUSE #112, by Vicki Dutcher....

I didn't use a bird....I used the color scheme, and overall layout of the card. I also made this card for my loving fiance for his birthday earlier this week!!!

thats all i got for this card.....a few more cards in another post! thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

MUSE #111

I make cards for the MUSE challenge almost every week,  I just usually forget to post them! One day I will have time and post them!!!  This time, I'm getting it in! Here is the inspiration by Kristie Goulet:

I used the colors as my inspiration.  I inked a background piece with the blue orange and red, stamped my bird and then cut him out!  It is hard to see my colors are the same, Im not good at photo-ing my cards!!!

This is my last post for tonight....kid free house, want to lay down, snuggle with my fiance and catch up on Game of Thrones....I'm on season 2!

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Another new stampset I can have fun watercolor stamping with!!!  I had a few challenges in mind when I did this one...which is all stamped using distress inks, water spritz and watercolor paper.

1.  Time Out Challenges # 28,  CASE with a twist!  This is the card we were CASE-ing:

a beautiful card by Kim! I chose to use a whte background, and put my flowers in a different corner. 

2.  AAA cards, Game 36: Easter colors
I only used light blue and orange....but I still see them as easter colors!!!

Happy Easter to everyone by the way....hope everyone had a great holiday!
thanks for visiting my blog!    2 more posts to hopefully get done before bed tonight!

Watercolor Thank You Card

I have I think 4 cards to share from this weekend/week! I'm going to make separate posts...I think that makes it easier for the design teams I'm entering them in to be able to figure out what card goes where!
I got a giant order of Close to my heart and Stampin Up stuff the other day, and I just LOVE this flower!!!!!  I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

1.  CASology Week 140, Spring

2.  Fusion: Cupcake Inspiration

I used the sketch and the yellow from the cupcake!

That's it for this card.....but I have a few more posts to make! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Mashup #202

One more challenge for me here as a guest designer for The Friday Mashup! I'm sad March is coming to an end, I had so much fun playing along with the design team!!!

This week's challenge is a sketch by Bree!

You can choose to use the sketch, OR make a card with a masculine theme.....OR, mash them up and do both!  Here is my card for this week's challenge:

For my card, I went with the masculine theme, and a rough version of the sketch. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!!!! Masculine cards are always a challenge for me so it is always fun getting ideas from everyone else!

I want to thank the design team over at the Friday Mashup for having me this month, it has been an honor!!  Don't forget to visit the Friday Mashup to check out all the projects the DT have created! You will be inspired for sure!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

With Gratitude

Lately, as if I don't already struggle to find time to craft.....its been even worse! Our son JJ is in the hospital, he's been there for a few weeks now, he had 3 surgeries on Tuesday! Poor little guy! We spend as much time as we can visiting him...he's doing great and hoping he can come home soon!

 All the cards I DO make now are thank you cards! To send to the TON of loving people who have visited JJ and sent him gifts! He's a popular little boy!

 So, for this thank you card, I found a few challenges.....
 1.  CASology Week 138: Blossom!   With all the amazing entries on this one this week, mine is a long shot! but i'm entering it!

2.  The Challenge #27, I used the colors and the sketch! my sketch is mirror imaged though!

3.  AAA cards, Game 35, Bare Naked CAS.   I went with as much white space as I could!

I think that's all I got for this card....REALLY wish tomorrow wasn't MONDAY!!! ugh......why do the weekends go so fast?!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Mashup # 201

I'm back with another fun challenge from the talented team at the Friday Mashup!  Here is this weeks challenge:

The challenge is to use the colors Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate and Pacific Point.....OR....a See-thru element, such as a window, vellum, acetate, etc.....OR.....Mash em up and do both!

Here is my card:

I chose to mash them up! I used a circle die and cut the circle out of the middle as my window.   I hope you will join me in playing along at The Friday Mashup! And while you are there be sure to check out the stunning creations from the rest of the design team, I am so honored to be playing along as a guest designer this month!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you over at the Mashup!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Stand under my Umbrella


Happy Monday! (not so much.....haha.....I'm NOT a fan of Mondays!) I made this card over the weekend, would like to enter it in the following challenges:

1.  AAA Cards #34, Watercolor Rain

2.  Stampin Celebration #99

I was trying to get into my craft room tonight, but I'm exhausted....still thinking about it....not sure....LOL...

Make sure you remember to check out the Friday Mashup's 200 challenge celebration! It's a 2 weeker so there is still plenty of time! (See my last post for more details!)

Thanks for visiting my blog! maybe i'll make it to my desk before I fall asleep!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrate The Friday Mashup's 200th Challenge!!!!!

First off, the big news I needed to share.....

I am a guest designer at the Friday Mashup for March! Woohoo!!!

Even MORE exciting is I get to celebrate their 200th challenge with them!  Keep reading you aren't going to want to miss this one!

"We are so excited to be celebrating our 200th Challenge at the Friday Mashup and we want to say a Huge Thank you to all our fans who have supported us! In honor of our fans we are giving back with a 200th celebration Blog Hop and some Fabulous Prizes from Ellen Hutson, Newton's Nook, Lawn Fawn and more!
This week's challenge is Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!

We have Two very Special Guest joining in the fun... Sandy Allnock &; Jennifer Jackson from Newton's Nook have both created Mashup's for us!

Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog for more Info and to Link up and Hop along or you can link up in the Inlinkz below. "

Here is my Mashed up card for this special 200th challenge:


 Here are the 2 challenges I mashed up:

Challenge 135 was to use a game/woodsy animal, or create a woodgrain look, or mash them up!

Challenge 151 was to use the sketch, or create a project using rainbows or rainbow colors, or mash them up!

I chose to mash up all parts of both challenges, and had so much fun doing it!!!!!  I hope you will play along as well, there are 199 challenges to chose from ! Here is where you can find a LIST OF ALL THE PAST CHALLENGES.

I'm including the linky here so you can link up right from my blog, or on the The Friday Mashup post!  I'm truly honored to get to be a part of the celebration!  I hope you all will join in too!!!
An InLinkz Link-up

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FM #199


 So this card is for Friday Mashup #199. 

I tried so hard to mash it up, but without a brayer I had a real hard time with the technique! So I chose to just use a vintage theme..

I hope you will come back later this week to my blog as I have a fun announcement!  Trust me it will be awesome!      See you all Friday!!!!!!!! (if not sooner, I might be able to do some other challenges before then, but i will DEFINETLY have a post friday to share!!!)
thanks for visiting my blog today!

party time!


 I made this card for 2 different challenges!

1.Freshly Made Sketches # 175:

2.  Time Out Challenges #25, rock around the clock! 
I kind of like my approach to the time!!!!! most appropriate right?!

that's all i got, time to go spend time with my fiancee! im still getting used to calling him that :)
I have an announcement and some more fun stuff going on this later this week stay tuned and please come back to see what it is!!!!!!!!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

You can never have too much happy!


 One more card from this weekend! This card is for the following challenges:

1.  The Friday Mashup #198, I used the sketch AND the Flight theme

2.  MUSE #105, I was inspired by the color and layout of the card by Marion!

3.  CASology # 134, monochrome.  (this is my second entry for this one!)

that's it for this week! maybe i'll get lucky and find some time later this week to make another card, i have one all planned out on my desk, just need to find time!

thanks for visiting my blog.

Life is Sweeter....


Made a few cards today....yay! Been a great week, things are looking up for me, been in a much greater mood lately! So this card is for a few challenges, of course...

1.  Freshly Made Sketches #174:

2.  CASology #134 Monochrome

One more thing.......I got THIS last weekend: Untitled

 I'm so lucky!!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!