Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hi!  I'm just stopping in quickly to let you know I've added the Bloglovin button on the side so make sure you click on it if you use Google reader, because today is the last day this will be available! : ) 
Hope you had a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Post for

Hi!  I know I was Posty Mcposterson earlier in the week and then nothing... hehehe! Life has been a little busy, I'm starting a new venture, that I will be happily sharing on here soon and I also have been working on some DT things/ publishing calls with lots of fingers crossed, so hopefully I will get some crafting in on Sunday so I can have lots to share with you...

I do however have a post for you to look at, but it is a Guest Designer spot so I would greatly appreciate any comments you have over on their page:   Plus you can see cute pictures of my little one while there, yay! 

And some reminders of challenges you might want to join in:
V's Sweet Ideas: Baby Challenge (Fresh Sqeezed Stamps is sponsoring) Rose Challenge ($20 shopping spree to their store)

Thanks so much and have a Happy Weekend!
Happy Crafting too!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Final PTI Blog Hop Post of the Day!

Hi and thanks so much for sticking with me!  I have one more to share for the PTI Blog Hop and I hope you will take a moment to scroll down and see all of my posts today!  Starting with my first post about the challenge!!!

Now onto my last post for the hop:

Stamps: PTI
Ink: Watermark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Rhinestones: V's Sweet Ideas

Thank you all again and have a fabulous evening!
Happy Crafting!

PTI Blog Hop Post #2

Make sure you scroll to see 2 other posts below this one! : )  Here is another take on the PTI Blog Hop:


( I must admit this hop has made me a bigger fan of the gold embossed look than I already was! hehehe!)

Stamps: PTI
Ink: Watermark
Embossing Powder: Ranger Ink
Rhinestones: Recollections

Thank you so much for stopping by and I have one more post to go, so stop back again if you can!

PTI Blog Hop Post #1 with a little bit of Playdate Cafe

* If you are here for my Challenge post make sure you scroll down to find out what the challenge is and how you can win a $20 gc for their amazing store!  Thanks!

PPS - I know this is posting early for the hop, sorry! hehehe! ( The hop starts at 10 am EST)

If you stopped by yesterday then you were already warned that today would be a heavy post day for me, so I hope you enjoy all of the fun!!!

Here is the picture for the PTI blog hop: Gold

Supply List:
Stamps: PTI
Ink: PTI and Watermark
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas

I am also playing along with the Play Date Cafe and their beautiful color story..

I'll be back with more fun today so stay tuned!

The Rose Challenge at

Would you love to win $20 to spend on crafting goodies?  I know I sure would!  And you can easily do this by entering this weeks challenge at Roses... I love roses in the summer time and I have 3 rose bushes along the side of my house, so this was a fun challenge for me.  (Not to mention all of the gorgeous rose stamps offers! LOVE them!)  Here is my take on this week's challenge:

Patterned Paper: Glitz
Stamps: (rose and leaf and Have A Beautiful Day)
Ink: Memento
Die: Memory Box
Rhinestones: Zva Creative
Spray Ink: Tsukeino

Can't wait to see what you make, and remember you can use any stamps at all... no rose stamps?  Then head to and choose from a ton of options!  You might just find more than that there hehehehe!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Monday with a Sweet Card made in 10!

Hello and Happy Monday!  We had a great (and very busy) weekend, traveling to Tennessee for a college friend's wedding ( go U.D.!!!), touring Nashville, and just catching up on everyone's lives!  It was awesome to say the least!  Now I'm back to share a cute and happy little card I made for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash... if you have not joined in on one of these challenges I strongly encourage you to do so.  Not only is the genius (lovely Paulina) behind these challenges one amazing and sweet person, but the challenges themselves are are great and it is fun to work "under pressure" for sure.  Here is what I made this time around...

Time reads: 8 min. 43 secs woot woot! 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles
Ink: Memento, Shades Ink Spots by, and Versamark
Washi Tape
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
3D Foam Squares: Therm-o-web

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Fruit

And I wanted to give you a heads up, especially to those who subscribe to my blog via email that you will be seeing lots of posts here tomorrow... one for the newest challenge ( find out what this weeks challenge is and how you can win a $20 gc to their store! score! ), and since it will be the 25th I have a few posts going up for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop so sorry if you get bombarded from me tomorrow, but it will be well worth it to take a look at it all!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Verve and Clearly Besotted

Final post from me this week, and I have had so much fun with all of it!  Here is a card I have made based on the Verve Diva Dare Challenge Couloring or Painting and I have also used some lovely Clearly Besotted Dies for their first Anything Goes Challenge!

Patterned Paper: MME
Stamps: Verve
Dies: Clearly Besotted
Pearls: Teressa Collins
Ink: Shades Ink Spots by
Water Paint Brush
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Here's a fun little surprise for you... I made the flower out of my butterfly die cuts that were left over from yesterday's card!  I pieced layered them together and watercolor painted them with inks and a paintbrush!  Added some pearls in the middle and viola!

Happy Crafting!

My Baby Dress...

Hello and Happy Friday, yay!!!  Hope you have some fun plans!  I'm here this morning with a layout that I'm tickled pink over (literally!).  I based this layout on the Scrappy Friends June Sketch Challenge:

(some pretty little details)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park and MME
Stickers?Embellishments: MME, Maya Road, Prima, Authentique and American Crafts
Twine: The Twinery
 Pen: Sharpies

I'm also linking this up to Whimsical Wednesdays at The Memory Nest

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hugs and Kisses Clearly Besotted Style...

I'm baaaackkkk!!! I know it's been like post central on my blog lately so I appreciate those of you who take the time to visit and re-visit and leave comments.  It all means so much!  I am sharing a fun, bright and happy card with some Clearly Besotted yummies for their first challenge yay!  I had inspiration from the owner of Clearly Besotted herself, the very talented Stephanie Wincott on this post.  From that I made this:

Supplies List:
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Ink: Memento
Dies: Clearly Besotted
Sequins and floral gems from my stash
Glossy Accents

Have a fabulous rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!

MIM - Papertrey Ink

I have a total of 3 posts going up today and this is number 2 so I hope you get a chance to check the other ones out if you can!  Now I am sharing a card I made for the Make it Monday Papertrey Ink Challenge: Colored Vellum Flowers ( love the results with this technique!)...

Kraft Paper:
Stamps: PTI
Inks: Watermark, PTI  and  Shades Ink Spots
Embossing Powder: Zing!
Q-tip (who would have thought to use these to color with ink?!)
Pearls: Recollections
Glossy Accents

Thanks for visiting me again and I hope to see you later!  
Happy Crafting!

PS- hope you had a chance to hop along with us with Sweet Stamps and Pinque Peacocks for a chance to win prizes, just scroll down!

More Than Cousins Layout

I'm just popping in to share a rather simple designed layout, but I did mix and match some patterned papers that I normally wouldn't do!  This layout was based on the #32 sketch My Scraps N More:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, Embellishments and Border Strip: GCD Studios
Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Pen: Creative Memories
Foam Squares

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday Mood Boards puts me on Cloud9

If this is your first time stopping by make sure you scroll down/click here for my first post of the day for some CAS-ual Friday's Fun!  Now onto this post:  I have created this lovely floral card based on the WPlus9 Monday Mood Board and the Cloud9 Anything Goes Challenge... I'm so sad to say that the Cloud9 Challenge will no longer exist and I'm totally bummed since this was the first time I could play along with their hops, but I can totally understand how much work running a challenge must be, plus we still have Monday mood Board challenges so yay!!!  Since I just blabbed your ear off (really i just typed your eyes off hehehe!) here is my project!

Supply List:
Stamps: WPlus9
Ink: PTI
Pearls: Recollections

Thanks for the visit today!  And I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

CAS-ual Fridays

Happy Wednesday, fondly referred by many as hump day, woot woot!  Today's post is for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Map Quest...

Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Stamps: Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento
String: May Arts
Punches: Martha Stewart
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico
Copic Marker
Foam Squares

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Challenge: Transport

Thanks for stopping by and for those who take the time to leave me a comment just know I read them all with a smile!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Hopping with and Pinque Peacock, woot woot!!!

So happy you've stopped by for the hop, you are in for a treat and read on for prize info, woot woot!
Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU

Welcome to DAY 1 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
Designers at Pinque Peacock

If you are arriving here from Janet's Blog, then you are right on track.  However, if you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to either of the Main Blogs  
Sweet Stamps (
Pinque Peacock (

This will be a 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day.

Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to 

BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you!
Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!
And there is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!!

and the
have been working their Creative Efforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Fabulous Products from the Shop

the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop

This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at the
where the new Challenge will start 
and the theme will be everyone's favorite:

Now, onto my project today . . . . 

(don't these two products just belong together? hehehe!)

Products I used:
Stamps: Candle Wish Duo
Washi and Black Ribbon

~~Sweet Stamps is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use at (to be used on stamps, SS dies or Shades Dye Ink)
~Pinque Peacock is giving away a NEW "Nana's Pillowcase" Product Bundle (includes Fabric Covered Buttons, Fabric Flowers, and Coordinating Stick Pins)
*I also have a little giveaway which includes two hero arts smaller stamps, just leave me a comment telling me something that made you happy this past weekend.  It will be the winners responsibility to check back and see if you won, so make sure to stop back!  I will close this giveaway the same time the hop closes. 

Now, you should be sure to head over to  Paula's Blog to peek at their beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created.


HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13)

SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~

  1. Kendra Sand
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~

HOP LINEUP - DAY 2 (6/19/13)

SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!


As always... Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Play Date Cafe Challenge and CAS on Sunday

Hi!  I recently got some new goodies and I couldn't wait to play with this new Memory Die so I joined in on the latest Play Date Cafe Challenge:

and made this:

Supplies Used:
Die: Memory Box
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Memento

I am also linking this up the CAS on Sunday Challenge: Black and white plus one more

I was going to punch out the little pieces that didn't pop out, but then I really liked the look of it not fully punched! : )  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Make Today Beautifu... Cards In Envy Challenge

Hello and Welcome to our new challenge at Cards In Envy: Stitch it up (faux or real).  Since I don't have any real ways to sew (not to mention I'm still a little intimidated by this technique) I went the faux route.

To create my faux stitched look I used the stitch SRM stickers and cut them to the size needed!  LOVE those things!!!

Supplies Used:
Patterned paper: All from my scrap stash yay!
Stamp: SP and Company (girl image) My Favorite Things (sentiment)
Copics and Sharpies (I need more copics yikes!)
Ink: Memento
SRM stickers

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creations linked up in this challenge too!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chalkboard Technique Challenge with

Hi and welcome back!  Today's post is for the monthly technique challenge at ( did you see my post earlier this week for the weekly challenge? Make sure you do so you can play along for your chance to win a $20 shopping spree! ).  This month we are focusing on the chalkboard technique... so bust out that black paper and white ink and start crafting!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories ( have you seen sweetstamps paper category... LOVE it!)
Stamps: Candle wish duo 
Ink: Colorbox
Ribbon: A - Muse Studio
Pearl: Recollections
White Colored Pencil
Die: Spellbinders
Glassine Bag

Can't wait to see your creations for this fun challenge and don't forget about the parchment challenge going on now too!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Clearly Besotted... I am... it's true...

Happy Friday!!!  Yesterday I received some very exciting, happy, unexpected news... I had my first card picked up for the latest call at Paper Crafts Magazine!!! eeekkkk!!!!  More info on this will come when it is available on the newstands in November!!!  Thank you to all of my supporters, cheerleaders, readers, and just each and every one of you for pushing me to keep going!!!

Now onto my card for today... Clearly Besotted Stamps are having their first challenge and the prize is ah-mazing... let's face it their products are ah-mazing, so make sure you check out all of the awesomeness that is Clearly Besotted.

Here is my entry for the challenge, enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps (You're a Hoot)
Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps You're a Hoot Die
Inks: Stampin' Up!, Shades Ink Spots, and Memento
Twine: The Twinery
Foam Squares: Therm-o-web

Happy Crafting and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Joy Ride(s).... A Lily Bee Design Inspired Layout

I am so proud of myself with this layout... for one thing I have layering on here and it all looks adhesive          ( something I've been really working on ), for another I challenged myself with mixing and matching lines and embellishments, and now I get to share this with all of you!!! yay!!!!

And some embellishment close ups:

I have made this layout for the Lily Bee Design/Gossamer Blue Summer Challenge that is currently going on, and I couldn't have done it without using this fabulous sketch from Life. Paper. Scrap.:

Now for my Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Designs (Pinwheel and Persnickety Lines)
Letter Stickers: Lily Bee Designs and We R Memory Keepers
Washi Tape: Darcie
Embellishments: Basic Grey, American Crafts, Maya Rd., and GCD Studios
Rhinestones: Kasier Craft

Thank you all for taking the time to visit me and my blog, I truly appreciate the comments you leave for me, and leave me your blog address so I can visit you back!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Father's Day for the CARDS Challenge

Eeeekkk!!! I am so excited to show you my newest card, because I LOVE it!  It is clean and simple, manly, and perfect for this year's Father's Day... and before I go any further if you are my husband you had best stop being supportive at this point if you are reading my blog today and pretend like this post never happened... hehehehe!  Now this card was based on the CARDS challenge going on right now, and at first I was stumped when I looked at the sketch provided, but then it all just kind of clicked! :)

I turned the sketch a little and made this:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Die: Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Precious Remembrance Shop
Ink: Memento
Mini Clothes Pin and Buttons from my stash
Gesso: Martha Stewart

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Masculine 
and The Pink Elephant Challenge: Father's Day

Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Page Maps: Silly Moments

Hi and welcome to my second post for the day!  If you missed my first post make sure you go here to see my creation for this weeks challenge at SweetStamps and how you can play along to win a $20 shopping spree for some great products in their store!

Now for a layout share!  I made this layout based on this PageMaps sketch challenge:

and you were to convert it into a 12 x 12 as I've done here:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup
Stamp: Mama Elephant
Ink: Shades Ink Spots
Pen: Creative Memories
Embellishments: SRM Stickers and American Craft Sticker
Letters: Jillibean Soup

Thank you for stopping by again and hope you have a fabulous rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Parchment Craft Challenge...

Ok, so I must admit I had no clue what Parchment Crafting was until I was given my DT schedule of challenges and asked my fellow sweeties about it... now I must say LOVE it!  It gives such an elegance and softness to images, and I will def. have to try this technique again with more stamps... if you are like me and not sure what parchment crafting is I would recommend watching this video for a how to.  Now with that said here is my take on the challenge:

Supplies Used:
Parchment Paper
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Starflake Medallion
Dies: Fancy leaves sweetcuts
Colored Pencils
Pearls: Recollections

Tips if you do not own a mat as shown in the video at this time and still want to play along you can use a squishy mousepad as I did, just be gentle with your stylus so as not to rip the paper.

Make sure you play along with us this week for your chance to win $20 to spend at the store!  And stop back tomorrow for our monthly technique challenge: Chalkboard for your chance to win more goodies!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Runway Inspired... CAS to the max

*This posted early so check back on the 10th for full post!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend!  I have a fun card I wanted to share inspired by the latest Runway Inspired Challenge: ( warning this card is like CAS to the max: we're talking one layer )

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches and Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento and Stampin' Up!
Star: Darcie's

I am also entering this into the 7 or less Challenge #4: 2 stamp sets, 2 inks, 1 star rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!  Stop by tomorrow for the newest challenge at and for info on your chance to win a $20 gc!
Happy Crafting!