Beautiful life

Hello one and all!  Have you been over to Use Your Stuff yet?  Our new challenge is there!  We are giving you the creative spot of using stickers on your projects.  I know for me, this is an underutilized element!  I recently did a class when I was at crop and create and we talked about using stickers as fun elements on your projects along with other things like tags and various embellishments.



Please come on over to the blog and play along with us.

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Freezing My Baguettes Off

Did the title sound familiar?  Have you ever watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation…..then you understand the title!

I picked up an awesome set of stamps from The Ink Road called Are you Serious Clark?  It’s all images and sayings from the movie.

I decided to use this one for our Anything Goes with a side twist of non-traditional colors on the Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog this week!  My colors are black/white/red.  The DP is from MME and I added some washi and some enamal dots for just a bit of added layers.



Head on over to our blog and join in on the fun…what will you create?  Will you choose the optional challenge of non-traditional colors too???  Looking forward to seeing it!




The Bicycle

I know it’s been awhile.  Things have just been so crazy…isn’t that always the way?

Have you been to the Pile It On blog yet?  Our challenge is up…our theme is


This month we are being sponsored by Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps 




Here’s my card this week…a 5×5 which I haven’t done for awhile, but I found some DP in my stash that had this really great image on it, and I wanted to utilize it for my card!


It’s not a fancy card, and it’s easy to mail but I just loved that bike!  The paper is textured which gives it just another elemental layer to it, even though it is so simple.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us in this challenge!

Entered into these challenges:

Pile it On: Transportation

Brown Sugar: Flowers

Penny’s Paper Crafting: AG with DP

Time Out Challenges: Photo Inspiration

The Paper Shelter: Flowers

Naughty or Nice: Anything Goes




Window Card

Hi there,

I know it’s been awhile.  I finally started a new job, full time and so my crafting time has been cut back quite a bit.  I’m trying to figure out a balance between work and play so my posts may be a bit lacking coming up for a bit.  I do apologize for that.

However,  I do have a challenge for Pile It On this week.  Our theme is Lots of Layers, which is something right up my alley.

Our sponsor this time around is Angie’s Digital Stamps  

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I really like this fun window card…it uses a couple of different punches and stamps from Stampin Up and I made it in a class!   The top layer is cut out with a scalloped rectangle, the next layer with a heart and the back layer has the stamped popped up on top of a layer of trees which is on a layer of patterned paper!  Be sure to stop by the PIO blog and see the wonderful creations the rest of the DT has made for you!





Entered into these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes

Pile it On: Lots of Layers

Inkspirational: Pop it Up

Alphabet Challenge: A is for Animal

Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges: For Men/Boys

Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenges: Animals



Under the Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Woohoo..I love this day because green is my fave color and it’s a day dedicated to the green!

Ok, down to business….Pile It On’s new challenge is here… Our theme is favorite color/rainbow.

I’m using an image from The Paper Shelter who is this month’s sponsor.  Of course I had to do a green background to honor the day.  I had some fun and used my Sizzix die to make a circle scalloped card this time around.  I also cut out a piece of the Lawn Fawn Rainbow paper and then circle cut the image (which was pre colored…) I just added some wink of Stella to make it shine a little more.  The Hello sentiment was die cut from a set of Recollections dies.

A simple card but a cute one I think.  Now time to head over to the PIO blog and play along with us this week!



Entered into these challenges:

Pile It On: Rainbow

As You Like It: Dies or Stencils (this set is my favorite circle die set..I love the lattice edge!)

Through the Purple Haze: Rainbows

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Paper Shelter: Digital Image

Sisterhood of Crafters: Ladies/Girls

Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Digi Choosday: Anything Goes






Fun Fold Feathers

Hey everyone!  I’m up with this week’s challenge at the Cardz4Guyz blog today. My theme is to use a die cut on your project..pretty easy right!

For my card, I used this really fun fold that came into my email from Debbie Naylor who has a great Stampin Up blog www.UnfrogettableStamping.com  .

She sent us this great tutorial on how to make a U-Fold card!  I really thought this was fun so I gave it a try !  I used some Stampin Up with this card but you can totally use whatever product you have in your stash!  Now I’m just showing you the front of my card, but if you check out her original tutorial from Feb 14, 2019 you will see just how fun this fold is!  This is super easy thanks to her step by step instructions!  Try it, you will be making tonz of these!

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Now for my card, I used some scrap paper and an old stamp that I had for the sentiment.  I used a combination of my CC Designs die to cut out the oval in the centre and my Stampin Up feather stamp & die set for the focus.  I really love how this turned out and I if you get a chance, check out Debbie’s website for some great inspiration and tutorials.  She has a place where you can sign up for her newsletters, tutorials etc.



Irish Birthday

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to our first Pile it On challenge of March.  We are being sponsored by the lovely The Paper Shelter

Our theme this week is to create a project where your favorite color is the focus…for me, this is Green!  So I created this fun St. Patrick’s Day birthday card using the Paper Shelter Giraffes On Holiday (the St. Patrick’s Day image)


I just used some random papers from my stash for this and a couple of different dies for the image and mat…I added some St. Patrick’s day ribbon and shamrock stickers.  The sentiment I printed out on my computer in a Celtic font which I thought went really great with this image!

Come on over to the PIO blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Entered into these challenges:

Pile It On: Favorite Color

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge Blog: Clovers (and must use a die)

Cute Card Thursday : Green

The Paper Shelter: Birthday

Color My Heart: Inspiration Board


Creative Knockouts: Lots of Layers ( I love layers, I’m really challenged with CAS cards)

Little Red Wagon: Love it..something that you love (I love green! It’s been my favorite color forever)

Water Cooler Wednesday: All about Occasions (I’ve got birthday and St. Patrick’s Day)