Friday, May 27, 2016

CASology Featured Designer-post 2

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today I'm sharing my second CASology Featured Designer post! This time I decided to look back at my very first CASology win. Which was back in 2012!! Whew...was it really that long ago!?! Guess time flies, especially when you're having fun! ;)

So, I thought I'd challenge myself a bit...and decided I'd CASE my first winning card!

Here's my winning card.

Look at those photography skills!! lol Wow!...Thankfully, I think it's safe to say my photos are much better nowadays! ;)

And now, here's my CASE.

Keeping things simple. I tried going with the same 'items' so to speak, though had to try and put a 2016 spin on it. ;) I think I did alright?!...I added a little hint of color to the leaves/spoon (which it may be hard to even tell?...), though overall I kept it pretty natural.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and weekend!

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Hey y'all! Happy Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Just a quick stop in for me...I'm up on A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a fun summery card! Here's a little peek.

I'd looove it, if you'd swing on over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card and leave some love there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend! :)
See y'all soon!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Well, my kids have been out of school now since last Tuesday. It feels so nice not to have to rush in the mornings! Though, I'm no longer keeping much track of the days...which in return makes me all over the place! lol One sure thing is we always end up at the beach, so I really can't complain too much. ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in today with a card to share for the current Casology challenge.

Fast. Well, if you ask me a number of things can be fast. Sooo, I first thought about how fast time goes by...because well, doesn't time go by way too fast?! ;) But I really don't have too much of stamps that have to do with a clock, time, etc. So scratch that idea. 
Then I started looking at some more stamps that I have yet to use. I saw coffee and thought that could work. Sometimes coffee just isn't made fast enough, right?!...Or perhaps, you run out of coffee too fast?!...Or you drink your coffee way too fast?!...So, I think it works. ;) 

Yep. I kept things nice and simple. I wanted to be my card somewhat light/soft, so I chose a grey ink to stamp my image with. After, I used some colored pencils and just added a little touch of color here and there. Once done, I added some twine...which surprisingly, isn't white twine. lol I really did want to use white twine, though I pushed myself to use something other. ;) (I have too many supplies that have been sitting and not used...)

Well, that's all for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with some scheduled posts! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Two cards for today

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! 
Hope your week is starting off right?! :)

Today I'm swinging in with a couple cards. One is for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge, while the other was 'just for fun' using some new goodies.

So here's my CAS-ual Friday's card.

I thought some 'bombs' would be good for a guy. ;) I kept things simple and did a little masking with my bombs. After I added my sentiments, which were from a couple different sets. And I colored my 'blast' with a little bit of red and orange colored pencils. Simple, right?!...

And my 'just for fun' card. 

I actually have a little scene going on! lol I was just playing around with some new Clearly Besotted stamps...which really are 'new' to me. This was my first order from them and I have to say I'm loving them! :) I did order another set as well and most likely, I'll order more. ;) They're just sooo cute! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day...see y'all soon! :) 

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! :)
Hope you're enjoying your weekend?!!

I'm swinging in to share a sweet 'just for fun' card!

I recently order some Unity stamps and couldn't wait to ink them up! I mainly use clear stamps, though I still have love for red rubber as well. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see y'all soon!...I'm off to do some commenting! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Casology Featured Designer

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! Yay! :)

I'm swinging back in today to share some news. I was recently asked by Melissa, if I'd like to be the next Featured Designer at Casology...of course, I said yes! Yay! :) Thank you sooo much Melissa for having me!

So for today's Featured Designer post, I'm sharing a little more about me.

I'm a mom to my four beautiful (and slightly crazy) kids, as well as a wife to my husband. Besides being a mom and wife, I have a passion for paper crafting, especially card making. CAS card making. :) You can find my creations on my blog at Simply Sweet Greetings. While I love CAS cards, you'll sometimes find me creating things out of my comfort zone. It might be tough for me but I love trying new things!  

To rewind some, I actually started scrapbooking (yes, scrapbooking.) back in 2003?...2004?...somewhere around that time frame. ;) Shortly after, I realized my true passion was in card making. While my first card was nowhere near what my cards are nowadays, I still instantly fell in love with it. From that point on, I never looked back. :)

I'm one of those people that just 'goes with the flow'. Not really sure where my day will take me, so I just ride it out. One day at a time. ;) Believe me, I have a planner and try to write things down and keep up on it. But I just can't always get myself to do it. lol Honestly, I have missed writing down things for weeks! lol So a little post it note (or even a piece of paper) here and there works for me. ;)  
I also love to be silly and joke around, though at the same time I know how to put my foot down when I need too. ha. Though, I swear to you I'm sweet 90 percent of the time. :) 

When I'm not crafting (or doing the million other things on my to do list) you'll most likely find me at the beach. One of my other passions is surfing and skim boarding. And yep. That goes for the rest of my family too. ;) If you follow me on Facebook, some of you might have seen my post about me doing the Slip n' Slide with my kids...yeah, that I do not recommend! lol I'm still sitting here sore from that. 

Well, that's all for me today. I hope you enjoyed reading a little more about me and I'll be back soon! :) Thank you again Melissa for having me! 

Have a great Friday and weekend! 

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Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today I'm up on A Jillian Vance Design blog and once again I'm using the new Beautiful Rose set. Here's a little peek.

Be sure to swing on over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card and I'd looove it, if you'd leave some love there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and I'll see y'all soon!