Color Inspiration Photo

Long time no blog!  Been creating, just no time to post.  I did want o submit a photo for KWerner’s Color Inspiration Photo Challenge.  We have had some beautiful color in our flower garden this year and I wanted to share my favorite.  (Which also happens to be my favorite flower!)

Just love the warm shades of this flower!  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Poppy Seed Challenge #1

I love this challenge that Lisa Johnson has on her blog!  Her first (of many I hope!) challenge asks that the card have three elements: crystal, flower stamp and pale yellow.  Here is my card:

I used a Stamp from SU “Time for You” that I am ashamed to admit was never inked before today (oh and there are others too!) and a flower stamp from Stampendous “Basket Topper” that matched the flowers in the basket.  I used a pearl instead of a crystal (hope it still counts) and colored it with my Copics.  I saved the sentiment for the inside and tried to not use ribbon–a hard thing for me!  It was fun to do another challenge!  Thanks for looking!

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge # 21

Finally time to play along with a color challenge! It has been forever, but it was fun to sit down and finish a card!

Here is my take:

When I sat down to create this card, I pulled out supplies and techniques I had not used. Trying to put unused items to use!
Hope you all are keeping warm!

The beautiful quiet of January!

I love autumn, it really is my most favorite season. The wonderful thing about the Fall in this household is that we have so much fun stuff that happens. The children begin a new school year and I find new committees to volunteer. We travel to see all of the Florida State Seminole football games in the RV. Fall birthdays and our anniversary, then of course all of the wonderful holidays! I love it all, but once it is over I am glad. Because once we get to January, there is this “stillness” that I love. The quiet that is the start of a new year. It is so cold outside, that you don’t mind being inside (in a pair of snugly socks!) getting things done! So many things to catch up on and new projects to start. I look forward to it all. I can’t wait to share some new projects!
Happy New Year to you all!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #29

I rarely make make long cards, so this challenge put me outside of my norm and I think I’ll doing this shape more often!!


Here is my take on the challenge:



Yesterday the children and I spent the afternoon with my friend Teri and her lovely children.  We ended up at her house and got to talk about all things crafty.  We laughed about all the ribbon we hoard,  tools we had to have and never used and stamps we purchase and never ink up!  Glad to know there are others out there too!  Well this set is one of those that I have had for a while and never used.  It is Time for You from Stampin Up.  Thought it would be great on this card.  The set also has a cute bike.  Can’t wait to ink it up!

Thanks for stopping by!

A quick star card!

A friend asked me to put a quick card together for her daughter who started high school today.  This is what I came up with.


All supplies (except ribbon) from PTI.

Talk about a quick card!  Hope she likes it!

Last week of summer…

Time just keeps rolling along!  I find it hard to believe the kiddos start a new school year next week!  With 90 degree temps, it hardly feels like school should be in session!  Over the weekend I made a few cards to celebrate summer.  Three just because I had never used the set and one for a little girl’s 2nd birthday.




I’m building up my Copic supply and starting to really “learn” how these babies work!  So much to learn though!  This stamp is one I have had for a loooong time, but never inked up!  The set is Vacation from Stampabilities.


The fist two cards use Amuse note cards and the stamp set I mentioned above.  The third card has stamps from Stampin Up (Year Round Fun II), Hero Arts (Layering Circles and Rain Drop Background), Impression Obsession (sentiment) and the Stampabilities Stamp Set.  The patterned paper is Amuse.  And of course Copics!

This last card was made for a little one celebrating her 2nd birthday with a popsicle theme.  She had an ice cream truck come to the party and the children went crazy!  I must admit I indulged too!  Nothing like an ice cold “bomb pop” on a hot Saturday afternoon!


The paper is My Mind’s Eye (yes I know…I use that paper ALL the time, but I love it!) and the image is from My Cute Stamps “Sweet Kawaii“.  The set has such adorable images!

I have been working on some note cards that my Mom asked me to make for her girlfriends.  So excited to be able share them with you when they are complete!

Enjoy your day!