Thursday, January 28, 2016


Today's card is created using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #336 and the beautiful digi stamp is from one of my favorite artists Ching-Chou Kuik called New Years Celebration. Colored with copics and stickles on the fireworks. Added some older flowers from my stash and my new favorite is cutting my own embellishments out on my cricut explore.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Tuesday Morning Sketches #336
Tuesday Throwdown 278 - anything goes
Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - use something new
Ching-Chou Kuik facebook challenge - Celebrate

Thursday, January 21, 2016

wishing you a fabulous birthday

Happy birthday for one of my newest friends! She has rented a local ski hill for a night and invited our family to join in the fun. I love having a night out with friends and not having to worry about where the kids are for the night. We are packing up our toboggans, gt racers and ski's. Such a great idea for a winter birthday. I've whipped up this card for her using the CAS(E) this Sketch!CTS156. Also entering over at One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes.

Supplies used:
Distress Inks peacock feathers and wilted violet
Unity Stamps (August 2011 kit of the month)
Verve Stamps (Birthday Suprise)
Spellbinders (Labels and Tags)
Prima Say it with crystals
CTMH Bitty Sparkles
Celebrate it ribbon

Here's the sketch for the week:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #317

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #317 3,2,1 use 3 papers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon.

Please join us over at Sassy Studio Design Challenge Blog for this weeks DTBST you could win some amazing images!

Here's my creation:

For the challenge I used three papers (purple base inked and embossed, light purple pattern paper with scallop edge and x press it paper with the image called My Fair Lady) two buttons from my vintage collection out of my mom's old sewing machine and one ribbon which is the sparkly purple ribbon onto of the pattern paper.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #335 flipped on it's side.

Shopping Our Stash #235  - also doing a 3,2,1 challenge. I used 3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon.

Friday, January 15, 2016

FBF Martini Sassy

TGIF Sassy Fans!
Every Friday the team will provide you with inspiration on a particular image. These are images are ones that may have been forgotten about, or need a little extra lovin!YOU CAN GET THIS IMAGE FOR FREE! All you have to do is join the SSD Facebook Fan Page and it will be available for you to download for 24 hours ONLY!This week is: Martini Sassy

Here's what I came up with:
I'll be sending this to my dear friend (and our family photographer) as a celebration card. She's recently engaged and is working her butt off to loose weight and just be healthy all around. Her hard work is paying off and recently won a fitness challenge.

I would love to enter this card over at the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown 276 add dimension used lots of foam squares on this card :)
Tuesday Morning Sketches #334

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Our youngest nephew is turning 18 this March. Where or where did all the time go? I remember going to the hospital to see him hours after he was born. When I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made this morning I knew it would be perfect for a guy card. Here's what I created:

My goal for 2016 is to use up some supplies that I have been collecting. For this card I used some new and old stuff. 
New: embossing folders from Tim Holtz
Old: snippets of lagoon, grey and shiny silver paper. Two dies that haven't been used, gems, metal roman numeral 18 and black wink of stella on the "cheers"

Just for fun here's a close up.

I would love to enter this card into this weeks Pixie Playground #210 and Freshly Made Sketches.

Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge

So happy to share my first guest design post with you over at Sassy Studio Design!

Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group we are having our progressive monthly challenge!

This month your challenge is to create a project featuring Stroke of Midnight - WHICH YOU CAN GET FOR FREE. 

You can get this image FOR FREE if you play along in our challenge. Please visit the Facebook Group to read all challenge rules.

Here's the project I created with this image.

Now I know that when you are looking at this image you probably see New Year's Eve right? Well not me, I see me kissing my hubby on his birthday. That's right he's a New Year's Baby. Usually I'm rushing to create his bday card after all the Christmas cards are done. but not this year. I'm ahead of the game if I don't misplace this.

Supplies used:
Stroke of Midnight (Sassy Studio Designs)
Xpressit Paper 
Tonic Studio Happy Birthday Sentiment Die Set
Confetti paper from CTMH
Random flowers from my stash
Tim Holtz mini fasteners
Tim Holtz Muse Tokens: Christmas (I used the tradition token)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please make sure you pop over to Sassy Studio Designs and play along with this challenge.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Winter wishes

Good Morning,
We are getting back into a routine after the Christmas break, hubby is back to work, kids are back to school. This morning was pretty emotional for this mama as I registered my youngest for kindergarten. I'm a wreck... So to help me with my emotions I turned to my crafting table and created this beauty...

Supplies used:
snippet of Pearl paper from Micheal's
Used Design Space to slice the snowflake from CTMH Art Philosophy into a rectangle
sequins (clear, white) silver snowflakes
my something new is the white snow inside the shaker
White shimmer tape
Tim Holtz holiday words: Script
snippet of clear acetate
foam tape
white card base.

I would love to enter this into the following challanges.
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge 52 - anything goes
Merry Monday - white on white
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Challenge 267 something new
Pixie's Snippet Playground week 210

Sunday, January 3, 2016

December Create and Learn

The December Create and Learn over at Kit and Clowder used the digi stamp from The East Wind called Harbour Bridge.

This was my favorite Create and Learn to do so far (I've done them all since April/May) So many techniques were taught during this class that I was eager to learn. The fireworks, sequin dress and bag, cement, the bridge, water, reflection. Oh it was just so fun.

Here's my take on the class. This will be going on my January 12x12 Calender in my kitchen. Happy New Year!

November Create and Learn

November Create and Learn over at Kit and Clowder used the digi stamp from Tiddly Inks called Warm Christmas Wishes. Here's my take on it.