Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sending Valentine Hugs

Game #57 is now up on the AAA Cards Blog. The theme is "Love Me Like You Do" - Love/Valentine. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers, and the winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to the HLS store.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used 3 shades of red distress ink to tint the embossing paste I used with my stencil. I really love the way this simple card turned out.  Please head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge blog and see what my wonderful teammates have created, leave them a little love, then try your hand at a love themed project!

I am also linking this card to the following challenges:


SSS is  showcasing their very own SIMON SAYS STAMP PRODUCTS this week. 
I used SSS Mosaic Heart Stencil, SSS Sending Die and SSS Sending and Wishing Stamps.


As red is the color of love, use a hint of that in your creation. 
I used 3 shades of red distress ink to tint the embossing paste.

Thanks so much for your visit today.

Monday, January 25, 2016


The current Seize the Birthday Challenge is Anything Goes with an optional topping of Clean and Simple. I watched a video by Savannah O'Gwynn on the Paper Smooches Education Blog today about die cutting with washi tape. You can view it HERE. What a great idea! My card is a CASE of her card featured in the video.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friends Forever

This week's inspiration for Tag You're It #39 is so adorable.  I love that little camper and many of the DT pieces had vehicles or homes on them, but I chose the sky as the inspiration for my creation.  Here is my take:

I love these Paper Smooches dies and they came to mind when I saw Erin's clouds. I wanted a sentiment that meant something like "no matter what the weather...". After a lot of digging, I found this sentiment from a Tailored Expressions set called "Branching Out" that was deep in my stash. Perfect.

I am also going to link this project to the current Simon Says Monday challenge, which is


Thanks so much for stopping in today. As I type, there is a blizzard going on here in the northeastern part of the US. LOTS of snow, and lots of crafting time for me! Woot!  As always, I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Your feedback is wonderful.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Love Will Keep Us Warm

The theme for the current AAA Cards challenge is Winter Wonderland.  AAA Challenges now have prizes! Our sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty.  
1st Place: $8 credit
2nd Place: $4 credit
3rd Place: $4 credit

Here is my take on the challenge:

This adorable image is from Make It Crafty. It is stamped on Neenah Solar White paper, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I stamped the "snow" with an image from Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Big Bang Confetti, embossed it in white, and then sponged over it with distress ink to create a snowy sky. I mounted the colored images on white glitter paper, added a sentiment from Paper Smooches Warm Hearts and tied some twine to complete the card.

Please head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge blog, see what my talented teammates have created, and leave them some love.  Then try your hand at our Winter Wonder challenge, link up and play with us!  Please remember, your card must be CAS.

I am also linking my card to the following challenges:

SOS #234 - Something New
I recently got this wonderful image from Make It Crafty to use for this challenge.  In addition, this is a new style for me to try, so it's a new/new!

Thanks so much for coming by today. As always, I love and appreciate your comments!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Welcome Baby Tag

This adorable tag by Tracey McNeely is the inspiration for the current Tag, You're It Challenge #38. I used Simon Says Stamp Party Animals to create my take on Tracey's inspiration piece:

I just love the little images in this set - perfect for this project. Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Thanks So Much

I am so excited to say that my card below was randomly chosen for Featured Stamper at Color Throwdown for ctd372 !! Woo Hoo!!! The means I was invited to join the awesome Color Throwdown DT as their Guest Star Stamper for the challenge ctd374 on Januray 6, 2016.


Here is the ctd374 challenge:

Here is my take:

I am honored to have my card featured with this incredibly talented design team!  Please head on over to the Color Throwdown Blog, give the DT some love, and give these great colors a whirl on a project of your own!!

Thanks for coming by today, and thanks, as always for your comments. I greatly appreciate them!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy New Year! Time for the first AAA Cards Challenge of 2016! 
Our theme for Game #55 is: Glitter!!!! Use glitter on your newly created project and link up at AAA Cards. The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from our wonderful sponsor for this week's challenge: Stampendous!

Winter has finally arrived here in the northeastern part of the US. Winter+glitter=snowflakes in my mind for this project. I used glitter to highlight the word "winter" in my sentiment which is done with Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and Seasons stamps. "Winter" is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with SU Heat & Stick powder with glitter sprinkled on top. I combined several blue, pink and purple Twinkling H2Os on a piece of watercolor paper and die cut these wonderful Paper Smooches snowflakes.  Very simple, but the glittery word really adds a touch which indeed makes the whole thing sparkle.

Head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge Blog and see what my wonderful DT partners have created. Pull out that glitter from your stash and see what sparkly, fun project you can come up with. Link up and play along with us. Maybe you will be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate from Stampendous!

I also linking up and playing the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog where the challenge this week is: 
Anything Goes with at least one die cut.

Cards In Envy - Let It Snow

Thank you so very much for visiting today. As always, I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day.