Monday, December 3, 2018

AJVD post-Naughty or Nice...

Hey y'all!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

AJVD post-Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!


Today, is the official start of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a card for it! :)

Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card...Happy hopping! :)

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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


I am so excited to be participating in this years 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! :) I'm sharing a tag for A Jillian Vance Design. So without further ado, here is my tag...


I kept my tag pretty simple and straight forward. Just did some simple coloring and added a touch of glitter. ;) Easy peasy, right?!...

To see all the tags being featured today, be sure to swing on over to Tracey's blog! :) 

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




Friday, November 23, 2018

AJVD post-Peace

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun winter/Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over tot he AJVD blog to see my full card. :) Also, there's a wonderful sale going on at AJVD store...a good time to shopping. ;)


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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Perfectly wonderful...

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

Things are finally starting to look on the brighter side, here. My son is doing much better and no more hives, etc. *knock on wood, this is the end of everything* Now to just get ready for Thanksgiving time! :)

I'm swinging in today to share a card I made for the current November Altenew Inspiration Challenge.


I was inspired not only by the colors but by that mushroom standing out. So I decided to make my flowers stand out. ;) 


Pretty simple of a card...just some stamping and die cutting. Then finished things off with a generous touch of gems and a sentiment. Sweet, yeah?!...

Well, that's all for me. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Friday, November 16, 2018

AJVD post-Joy

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple winter/Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over tot the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Oh by gosh by golly...

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

I just have a short and sweet post, tonight (it's after 7pm here). My boy is still recovering from all those bee stings and all of a sudden he has hives and some kind of bug bites on his legs. So now I'm watching over all that and making sure nothing more develops. Not sure why everything is hitting him at once?...But I'm ready for him to be 100% again and I'm pretty sure he is too!

Anyhow, my card is for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. 


I kept the layout of the sketch the same but decided to change up the size on the images. I was just having some fun. ;) 


Well, that's all for tonight. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon! 


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Always be your own kind of beautiful

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

Where oh where has the time gone?!...I've had quite the past weekend, as well as this week. A lot going on with my family and a trip to the ER with my oldest boy. Then doctor appointments today and next week as well. Things are just plain busy. And let's not forget Thanksgiving! I still need to get a few more things for that as well. At this rate, I'll be running around like a chicken with it's head cut off before the holidays are even here! lol

Anyhow, I do have a card to share. Yay!


I made this for the current Honeybee Stamps Challenge on Facebook and thought I'd share it here, too. :)

Well, that's all for me.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.
So y'all know, my son will be okay. He is slowly but surely getting better.
Long story short, he got stung by A bee or so I thought. The next day with his foot swollen, I looked more at it and found 3 more stingers in his foot. I thought the swelling would go down after getting the rest of the stingers/sacks out. Comes the next day his foot was more swollen and turning a dark red and spreading. So off to the ER we went. Ends up he was having a moderate reaction, as well as an infection. He is on antibiotics, which are helping but very nasty tasting (according to him). He is sure to let me know every time just how nasty it tastes. lol Though I can't blame him, no matter how old you are antibiotics are never fun, right?!...

Monday, November 5, 2018

AJVD post-Greetings

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple winter card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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


Friday, November 2, 2018

AJVD post-Wishes for a fruitful season

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a fun and easy card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

My friend

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

Today, I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.


Such a pretty inspiration photo, yeah?!...


I used a woodgrain embossing folder for my background, which I know it may be somewhat hard to see but it is there, I promise you. ;) After, I already has a panel that I made using some distress oxide inks but never used (until now) for my leaves. Isn't it nice when you can finally make use of something that you might have had sitting around...forever!?! heehee. For the veins on my leaves I used a gold glitter cardstock. Then I simply added them to my woodgrain card panel. To finish things off, I added a sentiment to a strip of cardstock and placed it slightly over my leaves. Then a touch of jewels. Easy peasy, right?!...


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

Friday, October 26, 2018

AJVD post-Jack-O-Lantern

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

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


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Let's have a latte

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

Just a sweet and short post, today. I saw the current Honey Bee Stamps challenge on Facebook and thought I'd enter in. :)

The challenge is all about black and white plus a pop of color. I went with a 'pop' of coffee using some of their tiny bubbles embellishments. Unfortunately I didn't have the coffee bean ones so I made do with what I had on hand. And of course, I can't even remember the name of the ones I used. Go figure, right?! lol ;)


Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and wee you soon!


Saturday, October 20, 2018

You are my greatest adventure

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

Today, I'm swinging in to share a card for the current October Pinkfresh Studio Challenge.




As you can see, I kept things pretty simple. I did a little stenciling for my background in a light blue ink and then simply added all my colored die cut pieces. And to top things off, some pearl white gems and a touch of twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

Well, that's all for me today. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day! :) 

Friday, October 19, 2018

AJVD post-Trick or Treat...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Halloween card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Peace & Love

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

I'm enjoying my kids' last day off of school before things start back up tomorrow. :)


Today, I'm sharing a simple card I made for the current October Paper Smooches Challenge.


I followed the sketch somewhat loosely. I did stick to the overall sketch but did it in an one layer card, if you're not counting the addition to the twine. ;) 


Honestly, I just had fun with this card. I had no real idea of anything just played around with some things one night and then the next day it it all came together. Don't you love it when things work like that?! ;) I did some really simple coloring with colored pencils and that's about it. Easy peasy, right?!...


Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some blog visits/commenting and then...I don't really know. lol I'm sure I'll figure something out though. ;) 

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


Monday, October 15, 2018

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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

Whew! Seems like it's been a minute since I last posted...and honestly, it probably has. But I am here today with a card to share! My kids are out of school today and tomorrow, so maybe I'll be able to get a good amount of crafting done. ;) At least that's my plan. heehee.

Anyhow, I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.


Don't you just love pinks and greys together?!... :)


As you can see, I made a simple shaker card. I haven't made shaker card in awhile and thought it would be fun. I made a little ornament using some CAS-ual Fridays dies and I used one of the snowflake dies and then trimmed it down to a smaller size so it could fit into the middle of my ornament. Easy peasy, right?!...To finish things off, I added a stitched border to my card base before adhering my ornament. Then stamped a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and added it to my card. Simple, yeah?!...


Well, that's all for now.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 


Friday, October 12, 2018

AJVD post-Give Thanks...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

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


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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

Friday, October 5, 2018

AJVD post

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a sweet card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Grateful for you

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

Nothing but a gloomy day here with rain off and on. Which makes for a good baking day, as well as a good crafting day! :)

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the current October Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

Altenew-OctoberInpirationChallenge-2018

Wonderful inspiration, right?!...However though, these are colors I don't normally use. So this was a bit of a challenge for me. But with some thinking and ideas running through my head, I managed to come up with something. And I have to say, I actually really like how it came out! (not to toot my own horn or anything...lol) 


I was initially going for a few flowers bundled somewhat together but my masking was just not working for me. At all. After many attempts, I took it as a sign that I was just not suppose to do it like that. Basically, I threw in the towel. lol In the end, I simplified things and just stuck to masking only my flowers to add on my leaves. 

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Be...

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

Can you believe it's a Monday and I'm posting something?!...Say what!?! lol I'm not saying I figured out a schedule of posting but it feels good to have something to share at the beginning of a week! :)



I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. It has been sooo loooong since I played with the challenges and being I missed the deadline on the last one, I just couldn't let this one slip away.


A simple card, yes?...This is one of those cards that you'll never get the same result with. I made a few different watercolor backgrounds and chose the one I liked best (and that fit into the sketch of the challenge). I really was just playing around with things and pretty much let the water do all the work for me. ;) Once my watercolor was done drying, I added a few butterflies to blend in/match with my background. Then to finish things off, I used a stitched border die and added some sentiments in the middle. Easy peasy, right?!...

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

P.S.
Once again I'm playing around with the never ending photo editing. And to make things a little more tough, it's been cloudy and overcast the past few days. Ha. Go figure, right?!...One of these days I'm determined to get it...yeah, that's when I hire someone to do it for me. Hahahaha. :)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Happy birthday tag

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

Well time just keeps flying on by, doesn't it?!...I'm still trying to figure out times to post and whatnot. Who knew it would take this long?...One minute I think I've about got everything good to go and then something comes up! Ack. I'm still hopeful that I'll get everything down to where I'll be back to posting on more of a regular...it just may be a little longer than what I wanted it to be. And I'm hoping y'all will bear with some while I'm trying to figure things out?! ;)

Anyhow, I have a sweet little tag to share today. No challenges or anything, just for fun. Using up some supplies that haven't seen much love in a while.


Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


AJVD post-Witching you...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

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


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

AJVD post-Happy Halloween

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Halloween card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thank you (rose)

Hey y'all!
Happy Saturday!

Today, I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current September Altenew Inspiration Challenge

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Pretty colors and inspiration photo, right?!...


I used Altenew's watercolors for my background. Which I did a very faint/light pink in the middle of my card (so wish you could actually see it in my photo...but it is there.) and some darker pink splatters. Simple. ;) After, I simply stamped on my rose in different shades of purple and then different shades of greens for the leaves. Once done I just used the matching die with them. Easy peasy, right?!...To finish my card off, I stamped on my sentiment, then added my panel to a soft stone cardstock base and then added some jewels. 

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

AJVD post-Make waves

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and encouraging card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog to see my full card. :)

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

I'm quickly swinging in today to share a card I made for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge...though, leave it to me to miss the deadline! lol Not sure what I was thinking but could have swore I had some time left to enter. But oh well, I'm still sharing. :)


I used an older CAS-ual Fridays stamp set and did some simple no-line coloring with colored pencils. Not sure if I really know what I'm doing with the whole no-line coloring?...but I enjoyed it. Pretty simple and straight forward of a card, right?!...


Well, that's all for me today. My girl is a little sick today (not sure from what) but trying to take care of her, as well as laundry and disinfecting the house. I don't want any chances of anything spreading around. (knocking on wood) 

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

PinkFresh Studio September Challenge

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

Today, I'm sharing a card for the current PinkFresh Studio September Challenge.


This month is all about being inspired by one of the design team members. Which might I add, is very hard to choose!! lol Seriously, there is sooo much inspiration! Though, after looking and looking I came along a post I had enjoyed from day one of seeing it. I was inspired by Erum Tasneem and THIS post is where my inspiration came from.


I loved the watercolors and how much they stood out. So I somewhat did my watercolors as Erum did in her 'Smile' card. Then I thought I'd take the idea of her other cards using just the images plain. I used what I had and then arranged them how I liked them on my card. And I added my sentiment in the middle. Simple, right?!...

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




Friday, September 7, 2018

AJVD post-Tickled pink for you

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card be sure to swing by the AJVD blog. :)

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

You're awesome

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

Since today is a holiday, my kids have the day off from school, which in return gives me a little bit of crafty time. :)

I'm sharing a just for fun card, no challenges or anything. I also used a somewhat older stamp set. I started going through my stamps and wanted to start using some slightly older sets again. ;) I also (as you will see) pulled out my colored pencils again and tried my best at getting into the swing of things.

Ahhh...the never ending photo editing. lol Please excuse my photo if it's not the best...nothing but rain and thunderstorms. I tried my best to snap a few photos when it was somewhat 'clear' outside though still a little tough to get things right. ;) 

Well, that's all for me! I'm off to get some DT work done and try to craft some more, as well as some blog commenting.

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

AJVD post-Hello Friend

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a sweet hello card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog! :)

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

AJVD post-Ahoy!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!

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


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog! :)

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