Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  I hope those of you impacted directly or indirectly by Sandy are all doing okay!  I was so glad to hear a friend who's in NYC for work is doing fine!  So glad to hear it.  Today I am sharing a card with you all that was created using the photo below as inspiration!  I hope you enjoy it.
fall wreath photo insp

Once you see my card you will easily see which picture inspired me :)  Stop on over and join us at Fresh Brewed Designs--you won't be disappointed!  Enjoy my card!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Buttons and Bows

Hello my crafty friends!  Please join us for the brand new challenge at Eureka Stamps!  The new challenge is "buttons and bows" and I am sure that all of you have some ribbons and buttons in your stash to create a cutie for this challenge!  I would be tickled if you joined us!

The Details
DSP-- no clue-- sorry!
Colored with Copic markers
Ribbon and button from my stash :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Hello my crafty friends!  I feel like I have been neglecting my blog hard core!  But there has been a lot happening in all aspects of my life right now!  But hey that's okay I did find a little time to craft today and that was much needed :)  Hope you enjoy my card.  It's a super simple one for today-- I created it using some stickers I was gifted during my amazing crafting retreat and I thought they would be perfect for a card today!

The details
Cardstock from SU!
Gems in my Stash
Stickers from Creative Memories
Sentiment is from Bug Bites Autumn Splendor

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Not Spooky!

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope this post finds you well today.  I can't believe it's Wednesday... I was hoping it was Friday but I will take Wednesday-- week is half over... work has been super busy and my crafting has been seriously neglected!  However, I did spend the weekend meeting some awesome new women and had a great time crafting with all of them... wow...they are some seriously amazing and talented scrapbookers--wow... I was in awe of their pages-- so detailed and fantastic!

I hope you found some time to hop along with my friends at Fresh Brewed Designs this weekend-- did you see the new rubbah that Heather has?!?!  If you didn't pop over and check it out today!  There is also a new challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs and I would love it if you would link up with us!  The theme for this week is "Sweet Not Spooky Halloween" and Heather has plenty of awesome digis for you to try out!  Like this hilarious monster I used for my card today!   Hope you can find some time to join us :)

And if you look closely you will see I discovered some orange flocking in my stash :) 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Stamp Release and Hop!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas  Ev'rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs October Rubber Stamp Release 
And Blog Hop! If you are just getting to the hop, you need to go back to 
the start at Fresh Brewed Designs 
If you are getting here from Vanessa's  Blog then you are right on track! 

We are excited to be able to bring Christmastime to you a little bit sooner this year. 
These little stamps are guaranteed to spread smiles and winter cheer, 
and I hope I am able to do that very same thing with you today!

For my card I used the new FBD Rubber Stamp: Hot Cocoa Girl

Stop by the shop to check out the new stamp set deal available 
for the duration of the hop ONLY! You can get both stamps for just $10.50!!!

THANK YOU for stopping by!
Get ready for some more wintery fun! Sled on over to Celeste's blog 
and see what she has prepared for you. 

Hop in full for your chance to win this months Blog Candy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge #17: Fall-O-Ween Fun!

Happy Friday! 
Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch#17:

"Fall-o-ween Fun"

Starts: Friday, October 19th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th, Noon EST
Details: Create a HALLOWEEN or FALL card, layout, or craft project.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, October 26th @ Cardz TV

Here's my FALL-o-ween project I made 
featuring the brand new stamp set
"FALL FUN" from Cardz TV Stamps

"FALL FUN" by Cardz TV Stamps:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I Guess That's Why....

Hello crafty friends-- I guess today is one of those times when a challenge is really just that...a challenge.   I struggled sooooo much with this challenge and I have NO idea why!  I think perhaps the colors were throwing me off... I like them all...but I don't think I would ever put them all together :)  So stop on over and visit my design team friends at Fresh Brewed Designs for the new challenge.  This challenge is a color challenge---use orange, yellow, pink and 1 more color of your choosing!  I selected black for my highlight color.

I created this card simply....but I did pick up some new white cardstock....oh gracious me I am SOOOO in love with it.  It's soooo thick, luscious and lovely... yes I just described paper!  This adorable sentiment is currently on back order-- but ya never know when it will be back in :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Sorry friends I realized this morning that I am behind on picking a winner from the awesome OWH Blog Hop! 

DeLiteful Gifts

I had my DH pick a number and the winner is Misty from Delite-ful Gifts!  Misty please send me an email and I will get you a Unity Itty Bitty out to you :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toad-Ally Awesome!

Hey friends!  I have a toadily cute card to share with you today!  I was delighted to be asked to be the card marker today at Operation Write Home!  Isn't this card cute... I love that frog from the Create a Critter Cartridge and if you LOVE frogs you MUST add this new stamp set Toad-ally Awesome from Cardz TV Stamps!

I hope all of my blogging friends could send off a couple of love cards to OWH!  That would make my heart soooo happy :)

My Friend

Hello my bloggy friends!  I hope you are doing well on the lovely Wednesday.  Nothing new or exciting here but I do have a card to share with you today using some of my all time favorite stamps.  If you are looking for a challenge this week stop over at Fresh Brewed Designs and visit us :)  This week's challenge is to create a card or project using the theme love or friendship and to use fall colors!

The Details
Paper is SU, DCWV and Watercolor Paper
Sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps
Punch is from SU!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Out Ridin'

Hey everyone!  Today is my design day over at  QKR Stampede ! I hope you are having a wonderful day!  Have you stopped by for their latest challenge?  Well, you still have a bit of time to join us!  The theme for this week is Halloween Fun and it ends soon!  So pull out those Halloween stamps and get creating!  I can't believe that October is flying away oh so quickly... feels like it should only be August!  But alas, it's October!  I hope you enjoy today's card!  Isn't she a kick! hehe!

The Deets
Created using Out Riding Digi
Colored with Copics
Paper from my stash
Twine from Doodlebug
Embossing Folder from Provo Craft

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Hello everyone!  A super quick card here for the Our Daily Bread Challenge at Operation Write Home!  The challenge this month was to use I pulled out OWH Sketch #60 and a punch and created some circles!  Hope you enjoy it :)

Did You Link Up for Pink Yet?

Hello Everyone!  Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!  Have you had a chance to Link Up For Pink yet?

If you haven't taken the time to create a card and link up ...please do!  It's super simply all you need to do is link up your breast cancer awareness creation and you will qualify for a chance to win some awesome items!  Seriously Link Up for Pink has some of the world's greatest sponsors!!

There have been so many beautiful, creative, touching, amazing creations that have been linked up already and the party has just begun. 

Please enjoy the card I have created to share with you all today using a digital image from 
The Crafty Pad!  The Crafty Pad is one of the fabulous sponsors for Link Up for Pink!  Stop by and give em some love!  They are also offering some gorgeous freebies!  Stop and check them out.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OWH Blog Hop!

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so glad you are joining me today for World Card Making Day and for the Operation Write Home WCMD Blog Hop!  If you aren't familiar with OWH-- definitely check them out!  It's a fabulous organization and I adore their mission!  The mission is "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on..." I sure think it's great so I work to do my part to contribute blank handmade cards!!

The theme for this blog hop is to create a wintry card!  I really like how my card turned out... I used one of my all time favorite stamp sets Mistletoe from Bug Bites.  I adore this sentiment and how well it goes with one of my all time favorite Cricut cuts!  The paper I used is from a My Mind's Eye paper pad that I picked up when it was on super clearance!  I love a good deal!  The googly eyes crack me up... I definitely need to find another package of these cuties!  For my card I used OWH Bonus Sketch #12

Don't forget to leave some love for all of our great card makers!  Start HERE if you want to begin at that beginning-- which is a very good place to start... ;)  Have a great day friends!!!

And what's a blog hop without a little treat?!?!  I will pick a winner on Tuesday!  How to win... be a follower and leave an awesome comment on this post!  And the prize... a Unity Itty Bitty and a package of these super fun googly eyes!!  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge 16: Buttons and Boo's!

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Buttons & Boo's!"

Starts: Friday, Oct. 5th@ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Oct. 11th @ Noon EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Halloween using Buttons
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Oct. 12th @ Cardz TV

So excited to show you what I made for this challenge!  Isn't she a hoot! Haha I love how she looks out of breath from all the free rides! 

The Details
Paper from my stash... no clue about the dsp
Buttons from stash
Black twine from American Crafts
Witch cut is from the Cricut Trick or Treat lite cartridge

Thinking Of You!

Hello my bloggy friends!  I hope you're having a great day.  Tonight I thought I would step away from pink for a bit and post a card for the Midweek Throw down with my friends at Operation Write Home.  I will have some more breast cancer awareness cards in the next couple of days...after all I do have more to create to meet my goal of 31!  I just realized tonight that I don't have to have them all done at the same time :)

The Details
The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps
The adorable digi sun is from Paper Make Up Stamps
Colored with Copics
Tag punches are from SU!
Twine was in my stash

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BCA Day 3

Hello again my crafty friends!  Today I have a sweet friendship card to share with you as my 3rd card for Breast Cancer Awareness!  I tied together pink and gray and I hope you like it! I will be linking this card up with my awesome friends at Link Up For Pink  If you are looking to win some amazing prizes feel free to link up a BCA card with us over at Link Up For Pink!

Image is from Eureka Stamps
and the awesome sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

BCA Day 2

Hello my crafty friends!  It's October case you needed to be reminded about the date :) And today I have a new Breast Cancer Awareness card to share with you all!  Again I will be linking this cutie up over at Link Up For Pink and I used some products offered by LUFP sponsors!

The details!
Paper from my stash
Button no idea!
Twine from The Twinery 
Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam

Monday, October 1, 2012

BCA Day 1!

Happy 1st Day of October!  It is my goal to create 31 cards this month... all with the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness!  I do hope I can meet my goal...after all I am a little behind already considering that Day 1 is almost over!  But better late than never :)  If you have a chance and are looking to create some great cards I would highly encourage you to stop over and visit  Link Up For Pink for some BCA information and some great prizes!

A super simple card!
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps
and the sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps