Bling it on Baby

As you are reading this, I am basking in the Cuban sunshine, sipping alcoholic drinks, eating lobster (well maybe not since I’m allergic) and having a grand time finishing up my holiday!

Another new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  Bring on your BLING!!  Oh you know you want to do this one!!  Who can resist the shiny??


I decided to go with a Valentine’s day card with the challenge.  It feels like forever since I’ve made one and goodness knows I’ve got the supplies.  I just decided to go with some bits and bobs from my stash.  I don’t know who the DP is from but the little die cuts are all from K & Company.  The doily is from the $$ store and the bling is all from my stash.   I’ve got some pearls, a dainty rose and a cute bling heart in there as well.  The ribbon is left over from my project last week 🙂

Have you been to the blog?  The ladies have blinged it out!  Go see! 🙂


Going to the Chapel

and we’re gonna get married…….well, not really.  Not for a couple more years to renew my vows on the beach in Cuba anyway.

It our challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks this week…..WEDDING!

I love wedding cards.  I can go as clean and simple or embellished as I want..lots of bows and pearls and such. 🙂

Here is my card for you today.  It’s another Pinterest inspired project (man I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately but I just can’t help it!!!!)



I went old school with just card stock on this one.  I embossed the banners for some texture and only added minimal embellishments with the cute ribbon and pearls.  Some punches for a bit of layering as well.   I hope you like it.  I thought it turned out really well 🙂

Be sure to stop by the blog today and see all the great projects from the DT for you this week.  I bet you will be inspired 🙂



Happy Happy Joy Joy! Next Friday I am off to sunny Cuba for our annual trip.  CANNOT wait.  We still have cold and snow here, big surprise right????

Ok on to this week’s challenge for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Beautiful bows!   I suck, bigtime with bows!  They never look right so I invested in the bowmaker and it was the best $6 I ever spent!  I use it all the time.

Here is my card for you today


The DP is just some scraps left over from all the Christmas Cards that I have been making.  I cut out the mittens and the scarf from my Winter Wonderland cartridge.  The twine is from my stash as well as the JOY sticker.  I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog and play along with us this week.

Entered into these challenges:

Cards and More: anything goes

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: ribbon/lace (I hope the twine counts)

Craft-dee Bowz: anything goes with a bow

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Use a sentimet

Get Well Soon

So I’m kinda excited here!  4 Crafty Chicks asked me to stay on for another month as their Guest Designer!  Of course I said yes!  I’m really excited to be doing another month with this great set of ladies!

So our challenge this week is get well soon.  I never seem to have enough get well cards and I am always coming across friends who are feeling under the weather and it is so nice to send a bit of a pick me up!

I got this new stamp set from Stampin Up that I have been wanting to use and so I was surfing around Pinterest and found a couple of cards that caught my eye so I decided to incorporate what I liked best about both of them into this fun little card.


Stamps: Gorgeous Grundge, A Perfect Blend (Stampin up); unknown sentiment stamp

Ink: Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs (Ranger), red (unknown)

Other: copic markers

Paper: Stash

I hope you like this card and please stop by the blog and play along with us this week and to check out the other great projects the DT has for you.  They are also having a GDT call so please apply!  These are wonderful ladies to work with.

Everything’s Coming up Cherries

Hello all!  We have another wonderful challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our theme is FOOD AND DRINK!  Something I am sure a lot of us will be partaking of over the holidays.



I decided to do a bit of a shaped card.  I just used one of my spellbinders through my cuttlebug to cut it out.  The paper is from my stash box.  I cut out the cherries using my Hello Kitty cartridge.  I really don’t use this one enough.  I added a little sentiment with a small stamp in my miscellaneous box and just a bit of twine to finish it off.  I am sending this one out for a swap on swap-bot so I decided to stick with layers and not a lot of embellishments for easy mailing.

Make sure you stop by the blog today and see what fabulous projects the DT has for you this week.  Please play along.  We cannot wait to see what you create this week.

4 Crafty Chicks Guest Designer

I am so excited to start my month as the guest designer for 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  It is going to be such fun and I know you are going to enjoy the challenges coming up 🙂

To start off, we have a color challenge for you!  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, River Rock  (burgundy, dark green, pale green, dark brown )

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At first I thought that these colors would be hard to work with but surprisingly it was pretty easy and they really go great together!

Here is the card I made.  I got my inspiration for this card from Pinterest (which I have been spending a lot of time on lately) and I used up all the stamps in my French Foliage stamp set from Stampin Up (which is also a challenge from the Stamp It Card Challenges magazine).


I really liked how this turned out.  I added some distressing as well as some twine and a clip  for some dimension.   I decided I didn’t want to put a sentiment on this card because I wanted to either a) add the sentiment later for whatever I wanted to use the card for or b) just send it as a blank for anything card.   I hope you like it and please don’t forget to play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  We would love to see what you do with these colors!