Celebrate — A Card and a new DT spot

Hey there!

I am so very excited to share that I have been asked to join the  Cardz 4 Guyz Design Team.  This is a great challenge site if you really want to work on those masculine cards that you never seem to have enough of!  Or maybe that’s just me…….. 🙂

Our challenge this week is Fashion….this is a fun one, and not a challenge that I have ever done on a card before!  Luckily, I have the Stampin Up Guy Greetings which I don’t use enough but has some great hats and shoes!

This is the card I created for you today!


Along with the stamp set, I used the DP from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes 6×6 pack.  I really love the colors in this.  I stamped the shoes and hats onto some DP in the Island Indigo and then I stamped and cut out one of each in a black, just to set it off a bit.  I had some washi in a co-ordinating color that I think added a bit of pop to that one panel and then the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I added just a few bling dots from Stampin Up.

I hope you like it, and please play along with us on the blog..we can’t wait to see what you create!


Sending Hugs

It’s another Monday and that means another fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff…our theme….Monochromatic.  Break out all those shades of your favorite color, or better yet, your challenging color, and see what you can create.



For me, the challenge color is PINK…I’m not a pink fan.  I had some pieces left over from my very first Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler Pack from January!  That’s what I used for today’s card.

I ran some pink cardstock through a polka dot embossing folder and then added a sheet of the vellum that came in the pack.  Next was my CC designs die to cut the oval out of some of the DP from the pack which is Simple Stories Romance collection.  The die cuts are actually paper clips from the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things line.  I just cut the little clip part off.

I used MFT sentiment die to cut out the Sending Hugs.

I hope you like it and hop over to the blog and play along with us!  Can’t wait to see what you create!


Deer in the Forest

Happy July 1st!  Here in Canada it’s CANADA DAY!  Woohoo!  It’s hard to think of Christmas when the sun is shining and we’re planning summer vacation, but we do have a new challenge up at the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog today.  Our theme this month is Christmas Trees (or any trees really, as long as there is a winter/Christmas theme to the project).

As I tackle the never ending battle that is my stash, today’s card is made from things that I’ve found within arm’s reach of my desk…..I’m actually quite pleased with how this turned out!


The DP was just in my scrap box, so I don’t know who it is by.  I want to say My Big Ideas, but don’t quote me on that.  The stamp is from the Merry Patterns stamp set from Stampin Up.  The tree and deer die cuts are from Creative Cottage….I’ve had them in a drawer forever and this is the first time that I have used them!  The dots are from..wait for it…2008 Cloud 9 Designs Mixed Christmas collection!  OMG!~  I popped up one of the trees and one of the deers just for some dimension on the card.

I hope you like the card and it’s never to early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects so I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this month!


Happy Retirement

I have used the Paper Shelter Businessman image for this week’s challenge at the Color Crazy Craft Challenge Blog.  I decided to make a simple Happy Retirement card, and so I just did some basic copic coloring.  My DP is the Petticoats and Pinestripes 6×6 paper pack from Echo Park that I’ve had for awhile and not really used very much! It was nice to give it a run.  I used a couple of die cuts – the CC Designs oval to cut out the image and mat and then I used the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to give an edge to one of the papers.  I knew I wanted to keep this card simple so the stitched edge just adds a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is Milestone Moments by Stampin’ Up.

Our challenge as always is anything goes, so I hope you will stop by and join us!


Hi there!  It’s a new week and a new challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog today.  I’m hosting this one, and our challenge is to upcycle/recycle an aspect of your project.

For me, I found a couple of paint chip samples on my desk and chose to use them with some die cuts to create a couple of cards.

For the first one, the I used them to cut out the HELLO sentiment as well as the feathers, both of which are from Stampin Up.  I added some embossing, twine and some Nuvo dots to finish it off.


My second card, I made some shaker pockets and die cut some stars and balloons from what was left over after the first card.  The DP is just from my stash and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.


Please join us on the blog and check out what else we have to inspire you.


White Christmas

I know, no one wants to hear about Christmas at the beginning of April.  Don’t worry I hope to have some fun spring like projects for you as the month progresses.  In the meantime, our newest challenge is up at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme is all white.  It’s ok to have a smidgen of of color but try to make it as much white as possible!

Here’s my card this month.  I got this gorgeous white snowflake in a swap that I have been dying to use.  I paired it with a snowfall embossing folder and the peace die from the Stampin Up Christmas Greetings thinlits.  I actually cut out about 5 of them and glued them together to give them a bit of dimension and texture.  To finish it off, I added some Nuvo dots.  I hope you like it, and please play along with us this month, to win our great prize!


The Music Moves Me

Hello one and all! I have a new layout for you today to go along with our new challenge up at Use Your Stuff!  This week’s theme is border punches!

I’ve not been using mine regularly so it was nice to pull them out and play a bit.

My layout today is also the March Scrapbook & Cards Today 365 2018  class.  I must say, now that I have committed to doing these classes, I have been finding my love for scrapbooking again, and it’s a nice change from doing cards all the time.


For this layout I pulled out a kit that I had created several months ago for a crop and just never got around to using.  The papers are from Everyday Circus by Fancy Pants, as well as some Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp mixed in.  My border punch is EK Success (and I had to practically blow the dust off of it!.)

The embellishments stars are cut from the DP and I also used a few embellishement and die cut pieces from October Afternoon’s Saspirilla collection (I’ve been holding onto these for awhile now), and some recollections word chipboard as well as some Recollection word stickers.  The washi tape is just from my stash.

I hope you will play along with us on the blog! Can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Challenge YOUrself:

Bingo ( I used diecuts, photo with YOU, stickers)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (March) – Anything Goes

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes

Pause, Dream Enjoy : Anything Goes