Friday, May 31, 2013

Seaside Beach Huts

My card today features the picturesque Seaside Beach Huts from Just Inklined! Sorry, I know it is none of my business but I cannot help but wonder what is going on behind the closed doors!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eat Your Carrots

Eat Your Carrots from Paper Pretties makes me laugh, especially when you see what it says inside! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Bark•Day

My card today is the result of playtime using two of the clear stamps from Birthday Buddies and washi tape! It is also my first time using sequins on a card!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stripes and Baby

Welome to a new {Pin}spirational Challenge! This week we are being sponsored by Milk Coffee and Meljen's Designs! For my card I used the sweet Stripes and Baby from Meljen's Designs and plenty of hearts! For more inspiration from the design team and all the details to play along, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Birthday Barrow

It's Monday, time for a new Squigglefly Challenge to begin. This week Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are the hosts and the challenge is Just Around the Corner - make a card with rounded corners! For my card I used the adorable Birthday Barrow by Squigglefly's talented Diane Carubia. So think about rounding your corners and playing along. Just remember to be eligible to win, you need to use a Squigglefly image and if you don't have one, try a freebie!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Surfin' Santa

If you've been following my blog for long, you know that I am a huge, huge Santa fan and I do handstands trying to let him know each Christmas what a good kid I've been so he leaves me loads of presents.  I noted yesterday that Christmas is a mere seven months away so I thought it would be a good time to check in with the dear man. With the help of my much older brother's 'Romper Room Magic Mirror' that he left behind when he started college, I was able to locate Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' robust Surfin' Santa as he was preparing to do a little surfing in the Arctic Ocean while his beloved team of reindeer played their games! As you might guess, Santa waved at me and I heard him exclaim as he paddled into the surf,  "DAMN the water's cold!"

Friday, May 24, 2013

Meadow Poppy

My card today features the beautiful Meadow Poppy from Just Inklined! Meadow Poppy is one of several images of poppies available at Just Inklined!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You Float My Boat

Today's card is the result of entertaining myself with Avery Elle's Knotty Set and the Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp! I love just playing and actually being pleased with the results!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Llama Mama

Today's card features Llama Mama from Squigglefly's incredibly talented Lynne Stansbery! Her attention to detail and shading leaves little guess work for the crafter! I wish this image would have been available when my daughters were teenagers, I could have used it a couple hundred times!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baseball and Bat Shaped Card Set

Welcome to a new {Pin}Spirational Challenge! The Stamp Chef and the Cutting Cafe are this week's sponsors! For my card, I used the Baseball and Bat Shaped Card Set from the Cutting Cafe!  For more inspiration and all the details, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Man And His Grill

Welcome to a new Squigglefly Challenge! This week it is Holley's Hobbyists turn to Man Up, make a card suitable for father, grandpa, or hubby! Since my father, grandfathers and husband are all deceased, I opted for a masculine card for a special birthday featuring A Man And His Grill from Squigglefly's outstanding artist Lynne Stansbery! We'd love to have you play along but remember to be eligible to win you must use a Squigglefly image. If you don't have one, try a freebie!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Martini Bianca

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' very own Martini Bianca's mother always told her that one day she would grow up and be the toast of the town!  I could be wrong, but I don't think that's what mother had in mind! Nevertheless, here she is in all her glory basking in a sea of Retro Rubics backing paper for your enjoyment!

Friday, May 17, 2013


If you enjoy grilling but you're tired of running out of gas before the meat is done or constantly struggling to get the charcoal to light, try BBQ available at Just Inklined! Money back guaranteed if BBQ fails to burn your food to a crisp every time!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ladybugs 2 Love

Today's card features Ladybugs 2 Love from The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Bernard! Somehow, I can't resist a ladybug!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Today's card features Forget-Me-Not a lovely image from Janey's Digi Designs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


{Pin}spirational Challenge is very pleased to have Bugaboo Stamps and Flat Friend Challenge sponsoring us this week. For my card I used Walkies from Flatfriend Challenge! For all the details and more inspiration from the design team please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Patience Secret

Squigglefly's Challenge this week is hosted by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals and There's Something in My Pocket is the challenge. I thought I'd play along using the sweet new image Patience Secret from Squigglefly amazing artist, Cheryl Alger! I added a sentiment tag to tuck behind the image for the recipient. We'd love to have you play along but remember to be eligible to win, you must use a Squigglefly image, if you need one, try a freebie!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Psychedelic Syd

Look who showed up on mommy's doorstep this morning to wish her a Happy Mother's Day, none other than Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' famous rocker, Psychedelic Syd! Even though she hasn't seen him for years, she's probably going to be very disappointed when he tells her he's broke and needs to move back home!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bum Deal

I have a dear friend that I met shortly after graduating from high school and we've remained friends ever since basically a short time! For her birthday I made a flip card using Bum Deal from the LaPashe Wrinklies CD ROM! Hope she likes the card as much as I like the CD!

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Garden Date

Today's card features a beautiful Just Inklined image, A Garden Date! Wish I had such a lovely garden to enjoy during the summer. Instead, I decided to become mom to golden retrievers that enjoy rolling in the grass so I am satisfied to enjoy their friendship and beauty all year round!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Bee Day

To all the busy bees I know, Happy Bee Day!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PaperTemptress and Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop

Today the design team from the PaperTemptress is blog hopping with the design team from Heartfelt Creations combining products from both Heartfelt Creations and PaperTemptress.

PaperTemptress is donating a $25.00 gift certificate and Heartfelt Creations is giving away the whole new (and fabulous) Sun Kissed Fleur Collection so make sure you leave a comment on each of the PaperTemptress’ design team's blogs and a message on Heartfelt Creations blog to enter to win.  These are fabulous prizes so make sure you follow directions carefully! You could be one of the two winners.  Winners will be selected on May14th so be sure to check back to see if you won!

For my card I started with Epic Black 100# cardstock from the PaperTempress as the base and then die cut two Decorative Leafy Frames from Heartfelt Creations out of Heavenly White 80# cardstock. After removing part of the die cut, I used gold embossing powder twice on the center piece and white embossing powder for the sentiment. 

Thank you for visiting and hope you had fun with the hop. Don't forget to leave a comment for each of the design team! 

Your next stop is to see what wonderful creation Holley Barnhardt has waiting for you! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Benson Bear - Just for You

A new {Pin}spirational Challenge starts today and we are fortunate to be sponsored by Melon Headz and Crafty Sentiments! For my card I used Benson Bear - Just for You from Crafty Sentiments! For all the details on this challenge and more inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge and play along!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Deefur Walking

A new Squigglefly Challenge is starting today, hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! The challenge is it's a Monotone Day! For my card I used Deefur Walking by Dawn Collins, one of Squigglefly's new artists! Your turn to play along, be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win! If you don't have one, try one of the many freebies available here!

Just Inklined to Hop

Welcome to Just Inklined's Blog Hop for June! This month the hostess is Dawn and she has chosen "One for the Boys"! For my card I used The Good Life, a new Just Inklined image! Our hostess, Dawn, started the hop and your next stop is to visit Tangii. Be sure to leave a comment as you hop for a chance to win one of the two spot prizes hidden along the way!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop order:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saucer Head

During the night, I was rousted from sleep by flashing lights! Thinking quickly, I grabbed my camera and ran to the window to see what woke me and there it was, the amazing Saucer Head from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps zipping through the sky! Oh my, I hope the government doesn't find out I have pictures!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Queen Ann Lace

Did you see the news that Squigglefly has introduced two more artists to the family! Dawn Collins and Pamela Lehto. Today I am sharing Queen Ann Lace by Pamela Lehto! Please visit Squigglefly to see what these new artists have created as well as all the other new releases!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Cheers Chalkboard

Today's card features a new image from Just Inklined called Cheers Chalkboard and the main event is my favorite beverage! I liked the chalkboard look and decided to carry it over to the background!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vellum Butterfly

I love surfing the internet and enjoying what others create and when I find something that I really love, well, I have to try! One such lucky find is Darlene Designs and she has wonderful how-to videos!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Number Fun

Several weeks ago I ordered and received three dies in the mail. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I put the dies back in the envelope they came in and tossed the envelope in the trash! Being the perfect domestic goddess that I am, *cough* *snort* *snicker* I gathered the trash and carried it out to the curb for pickup! Early in the morning of the following day, I rushed through my daily chores (putting my coffee cup in the dishwasher) and set out to play only to discover what I had done! Naturally, the very efficient trash collector had been there and gone! Oh well, what's a gal to do but to reorder!