Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Love, love, and more love

Hey y'all!
Yep. It's my second post of the day! :)

I saw the current Paper Smooches April Challenge when it first started, though was stuck on what to do. After seeing some inspiration and going through the few sets of Paper Smooches I have, I decided on a love card.


'Showering' you with love...

I used an older Paper Smooches set I've had for quite sometime that somehow seemed to had been forgotten...Well, forgotten no more! ;)


I started with stamping on my monkey, then adding a 'line' with a fine point black pen. After, I stamped on my hearts. Once having all my stamping done, I used some colored pencils to add some color to my images. Simple, yeah?!...


I also chose no sentiment because I thought the images did all the talking. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Watercolor Hello (Take 2)

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today.

I'm swinging in to share another watercolor card with you. And if you remember or saw I posted THIS card a few days ago...Well, I had some leftover watercolor prints from all the 'practicing' I tried and thought I'd use what I could. ;)

I'll also enter this card in the Little Tangles challenge, as well.


Same colors and whatnot but kept it CAS this time. ;) 


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 




Monday, April 24, 2017

SRM Stickers-Mother's Day Layout

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

Today, I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog sharing a Mother's Day layout. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Watercolor Hello

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope you're enjoying your day?!...

I'm just taking it easy...it's a relaxation day with a little bit of baking. Though, I probably will have to make a trip to the store, as well. And shouldn't we throw in a little crafting in the mix?! ;)


So I'm sharing a fun watercolor card with you, today. I saw the current Little Tangles challenge and was trying to think of something, though all my previous attempts of watercoloring were just no good. After some serious thinking and playing with some things, something came to me and worked!...At least I hope it worked?!... ;)


Well?!...I used some watercolor paints that were in a tube (this is how out of my element I am...is there a certain name for the paints in a tube?...I really don't know. Though, hopefully you know what I'm referring to?! lol). I added a little bit of water to my paints and then used a paintbrush and painted them on my stamp. After, I stamped on my watercolor paper. I must say, I did a number of practice sheets from adding water to my paper to spritzing my stamp after painted, etc. I basically just played around with things until I liked what I got. ;)

I wanted to keep the focus on my watercolor images. So for my sentiment I chose a little stamped and die cut 'hello' along with a black piece of cardstock underneath it. Easy peasy, right?!...

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Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Friday, April 21, 2017

AJVD post-I'm stuck on you

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

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun and cute card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Never give up

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

I just have a short and sweet post today. :)

I saw the new CASology Challenge and thought I'd try whipping up something for it before I get too busy and forget. lol Let's face it, my memory is not always the best. ;)


When I thought of 'grow' I was thinking of a flower growing and then also thought of growing within yourself. I think my card pretty much has both of those ideas?...


That's pretty much it for me today.
And just to share, I'm still going through my stash of new goodies....I haven't bought anything but man oh man, I'm finding it ever so hard! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Proud of your strength

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

*for my AJVD post, please scroll down.

Well, my kids are finally feeling better and everyone else is doing good...no complaints here. lol Happy to have things getting back to normal around here. :)

So today I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current CASology Challenge.





Funny things about this card was I actually had my roses already stamped and colored on my cardstock. Though it sat on my desk for days because I wasn't sure what I was really gonna do with it. Then when I saw the cue card, it came to me...I added a little butterfly (and colored it) and then simply added my sentiment. And to top things off, I added just a touch of black cardstock at the bottom of my card. Simple (and quick), yeah?!...Don't you just love it when things work out in the end?!... ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

AJVD Post-Succulent

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

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple and sweet card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thanks so much...Friend

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Well, it's the second day of my kids' spring break and I now have two sick kids! Ugh...I hope this all passes by tomorrow and *knock on wood* that no one else gets it.

With things being pretty mellow around the house, I've been having a little more time to create. ;)

So today, I'm swinging on in to share a card for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.


Oh, when I saw 'one layer' being the challenge...you know how much I love my one layer CAS cards. lol ;) 


See...pretty simple, yeah?!...
I simply started with stamping on my flowers and then colored them in using markers. And after I added my sentiment pieces. That's it. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon...I'm off to do a little bit of commenting! :) 

Concord & 9th products used:
Wildflower stamp set
Birdie Banners stamp set
Flourish stamp set

Monday, April 10, 2017

Party Animals

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is off to a great start?!...

Today, is the first day of my kids' spring break! I'm happy to have a week of just doing whatever and whenever. lol Though, my youngest happens to be running a fever today, so I hope this isn't the start of how things are gonna go this week. :/

Anyhow, I do have a card to share today. I actually made this card a couple days ago, though just couldn't find the time to edit it and post it. Well, until today that is. ;)


Another 'just for fun' card. I've still been on my 'no more buying' kick, which is proving to be really hard. lol However, I order this stamp set and a few others before going on my no more buying kick. (just thought I'd share that lol)


Once again, I pulled out my colored pencils to color my images in. I kept things simple and chose no sentiment because if I'm being honest, I didn't want to mess anything up! lol Please tell me I'm not the only one who has ever done that?!... ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, April 7, 2017

AJVD post-Mom gift card tag

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

I'm back again already! lol For my SRM Stickers post, please scroll down. :)

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and edgy Mom gift card tag! I have a little peek to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full reveal! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

SRM Stickers post-card set

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

Today, I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a sweet card set! I have a little peek to share with you...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full set! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Just beacause

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

I've still been sneaking in some crafty time, among everything else that has been going on. Which does make me quite happy. :)

And on another note, I have said this time and time again...I need to stop buying things!! lol Seriously, the hardest thing for me to resist are the new releases and well, just about anything!! haha! I think for the next couple months or so, I'm going to take a break from buying things and enjoy all what I have. :) I will still look at the new releases and whatnot annnd maybe even put some things in a cart. But no buying! ;)

Anyhow, enough with me rambling on and on...I do have a card to share and it's a 'just because' card. No DT work, no challenges, no nothing. Just because...


I've been trying to use this stamp set for a little while now, though nothing was wanting to come to me. Until yesterday, that was. I pulled out my pigment inks, yes you heard that right! Pigment inks. They need love too, right?!...I chose to do a mix of light to medium colors. I really didn't have an idea of what to do, though opted to go with the flow things. ;) As usual, I kept my card clean and once done with my design, I added my sentiment. Easy peasy, yeah?!...
(I also think this stamp set might be a new favorite! So many options with this one!) :)

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


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Donut mind if you...

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm swinging on in to share a card I made for the current CASology Challenge.


How FUN is that cue card?!!...
I decided to go pretty straight forward with the 'icing' and chose a lovely donut with icing on top! 


Cute, yeah?!...I had this stamp set for a little while now and haven't really inked it up much. So what better than to put it to use, right?!...And I used colored pencils!! lol Once again, I still need more practice with my coloring, especially with using colored pencils. Though, you have to start somewhere... ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 


Monday, April 3, 2017

Greatness

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

For me, it's Monday and just as hectic as the last one. lol As crazy as things seem to be lately, I'm trying to remind myself to slow down some, as well as take time for myself. ;)

With that being said, I did find some more time to escape from things and created yet another card. :) I'm also going to enter this one into the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge.


Honestly, I'm still on this whole 'Altenew' kick! Which I love but ohhh my wallet...or should I say, my husband's wallet?!! Ha! Recently, I caved in and bought another new stamp set, along with their new markers. Not that I needed anymore markers or anything...lol

For my last card I entered in this challenge, which you can find here. I was inspired by the colors and plumeria (which I still am) though this time, I chose to go with just the colors.


Now, I still have a lot more practicing to do with my coloring! Though, I don't think I did to bad with this piece?!...(note: I am loving their markers and in hopes they'll come out with more colors soon, they'll certainly have a home here.) ;) After I finished my coloring, I added my sentiment and then a few yellow sequins. Easy peasy, right?!...

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


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Congratulations on your wedding day

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

It's been nothing but a crazy week and weekend, here...I definitely needed to find a little 'escape time'. ;)

I saw the new Altenew April Inspiration Challenge yesterday and with that being on my mind, I was able to come up with something.


Just look at the inspiration...So pretty, right?!...


Inspired by the beautiful colors and the plumeria, I went with incorporating it all into my card. :) I used the Golden Garden stamp set and simply used different ink colors for each image. After, I added my sentiment (from the Ori Kami stamp set) on a strip of white cardstock and then added it to my card. And to top things off, a little sprinkle of clear sequins. Simple, yeah?!...

I don't know of anyone having a wedding but I guess I'll have a card on hand just in case. ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

AJVD Post-Pot Head.

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

Today, is the last day of the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop...And with that being said, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing another coffee card! Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SRM Post!

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

I've been having quite the hectic week so far...hopefully it will get better and soon! ;) Among the mix of everything, I spaced my SRM Stickers design team post! Ack!

Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left some love there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop!

Hey y'all! Happy, happy, Friday!! :)

Today, is the first day of the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop! Yay!!

Spring Hop 2017

I'm gonna keep my post short and sweet because there is so much fun and inspiration to see! 


Of course I kept my card simple. ;) I was eyeing Waffle Flower Crafts Bear & Bird stamp set, not only because it's cute but I was also thinking it's perfect for the hop! I did some coloring with markers and then easily assembled my card together. Sweet and simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Don't forget to swing by the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop for TONS of inspiration!! :) 

AJVD Post-Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop!

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

Today's the day...the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop has officially started! Yay! :)
I'm sharing a card up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog for the blog hop and I have a little peek to share!


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card...And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Don't forget to check out the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop! There's always so much fun and inspiration to be found!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oh Happy Day

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

It's nothing but rain and thunderstorms here, today. Which makes for a good crafting day. ;)

My card for today is for the current and new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! If you love all things Lawn Fawn you must check it out!



I thought it would be fun to do some mixing and matching with my stamps. 



I used a few different Lawn Fawn sets. This is the only thing I could really think of doing...because *gasp* I don't have much of birthday themed Lawn Fawn sets! (I'm gonna have to change that.) One by one I pieced together my background, then added my flamingo to the mix. To make everything tie in together for a birthday, I added a fun balloon to the cactus, a little party hat to the flamingo, and a sprinkle of sequins to act as confetti. Fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Lawn Fawn supplies:


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stitched Hello

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging in today to share another 'just for fun' card. I'm still playing around with some of Waffle Flower Crafts new stitched stamps and this time I was playing with the roses.

I've been watching videos and getting some helpful tips/links from some crafty friends about how to use these sets. Thank you for all your help! :)


I didn't add any leaves to my roses because I still seem to be trying to figure out where to put them at. Perhaps they can go almost anywhere, though I didn't want to mess up my card with stamping them in a place I didn't necessarily like. ;) Even with no leaves, I still think they look like pretty little roses, yeah?!...

Well, I'm off to do some commenting and maybe even sneak in some crafty time! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Hugs!

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

*For my AJVD post, please scroll down.

I'm back today to share a 'just for fun' card. I recently dipped into my little 'savings stash' and bought some of the new Waffle Flower Crafts stamp sets and dies. Seriously, how can one resist all the cuteness?!...


Well with all the cuteness going on, I clearly need to play more with these sets. I'm not really sure if I even stamped that little cactus 'flower' on correctly?...or is it a mini cactus?...or something else?...You see...I'm apparently lost. lol Though, maybe it can just whatever you want it to be?! ;)

Even after questioning myself about the whole little flower thing, I still thought I'd share. I mean, after all it is still cute, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

AJVD Post-Birthday Art Burst

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

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun birthday card! Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

You make me smile

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

Brrr...it is FREEZING here!! No joke. I only went out to take the kids to school and have been inside since. Of course, with the heat on! This is suppose to be our last day of it being this darn cold and hopefully so...I can't deal with all this! lol ;)

I have been trying to create. Though with my hands literally freezing, it's been hard. However, I did make a card yesterday for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. Which I edited it today and in return means I can share it! Yay!




Keeping things nice and simple. I did a little masking with my stamps and then some coloring. After I added my sentiment on a piece of cardstock with some foam tape and then added it to my card. To finish things off, I added some twine under my sentiment piece. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

P.S.
And if it's freezing cold where you live...stay warm and cozy!! :) 



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SRM Stickers post

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Today I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog sharing a sweet card! Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Proud of your strength

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

Ever since that 'spring forward' on Sunday, I have been nothing but tired. Especially, today. One things for sure, I'll sleep good tonight. ;)

Anyhow, I'm sharing another card I made for the current Altenew Inspiration Challenge.



Keeping things real simple. I did a little coloring with some colored pencils for my rose and then added my sentiment once done. That's it. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!



Friday, March 10, 2017

AJVD Post-Mini Sewing Kit

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

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a mini sewing kit. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full reveal. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I look up to you

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

I just have a short and sweet post, today.

I had a little extra time to play with some 'new to me' Paper Smooches stamps and I saw Paper Smooches March Challenge, so I thought why not put two and two together! ;)



This card actually came to me the other day, though I just couldn't find the time to make it. So today I was quite determined to get it done. ;) 


I simply stamped on my background and then did some easy coloring. After, I colored my giraffe (which I used the matching die with) and then added my sentiment on a banner with some twine. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Monday, March 6, 2017

I'm always here for you

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

I tell ya, things have just been so busy lately, it feels I like I just can't find enough time for everything! Anyone else feeling this way?!...I mean, I think we all wish time would slow down some but I'm lost on how to try to gain more out of my days?!? I get all these 'grand plans' then only really get to half of them, if even that. And it's not even because I'm tired...more like my kids or our dog needs attention of some sorts! lol "mom...Mom...MOM...!!" lol And the famous actions from our dog, 'puppy eyes' and 'let me just come sit on you' (and she's far from being a lap dog...a whole 60 lbs far) lol One things for sure, I'm always needed in some kind of way! ;)

Anyhow, enough with me blabbing on and on...I do have a card to share! I made this for the current Altenew March Inspiration Challenge.


I've always been into Altenew stamps from the get go, though lately it seems I just keep going back for more and more of their products. Seriously, I tell myself no more and wouldn't you know...there's all of sudden more! ;)


I kept things simple with my card. I simply stamped my roses on with different inks, matching the inspiration photo colors. Then after, added my sentiment along with some gold sequins and twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.
I sincerely apologize for not being around much and frequently visiting your blogs...I'm on my way to some commenting now. ;) Know you are all amazingly talented!! <3 Hugs

Friday, March 3, 2017

AJVD Post-You deserve...

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

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a sweet tag. Yep. A tag and not a card. ;) Here's a little peek.



Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full tag. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left some love there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One Layer Wonder

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Well, if it isn't red or black cardstock, it seems to be kraft cardstock that I have trouble photographing!! In all honesty I'm no expert, actually far from it. Though, I always continue to practice my photography skills and editing. Today, seems to be one of those 'I feel like pulling out my hair' (etc.) days on editing. I can't seem to get the editing quite right...take 1, take 2, take 3, etc. Nothing is working in my favor. However, I can't sit here and be stressed about it. So with that being said, I'm still sharing my photo. ;)

I did make this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.


So here's my card...


Lately, I've been leaning towards using kraft cardstock and using colored pencils. I started with randomly stamping on my flowers and then stamped on some little dots. After, I did some quick and easy coloring with one flower. In this case, I chose purple. And after added my sentiment. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!