Monday, April 20, 2015

You Are Always on My Mind

Hi there! I promise, I really haven't dropped off the face of the earth! It's been a busy year for me so far and with an upcoming high school graduation, college visits almost 7 hours away, my company being purchased after 73 years in business...there's a lot going on!

I did sneak in some time in my oh-so-messy craft room to create something for the Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge. This month's theme is a Pop of Pastel! Here's the Azalea stamp set all decked out in pastels...

I went pretty traditional on this one. I wanted to take a simple layout and build layers on it, adding just a few touches here and there!  My sentiment is popped up for dimension and you know I love me a sparkly sheer ribbon and some gems!. There's even more sparkle if you look at the detail pic...I added some Stickles to the ends of the flower stamens and some Glossy Accents to the vase! 

Yep, I went old school on this one! This is my comfort zone and I needed some of this therapy lately! It was nice to sit and focus on something other than the zillion life decisions we have been making lately! 

I'm planning on spending some more time in the craft room (to make it a little neater), but that will have to wait until after this weekend's college orientation.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Let's Chat!



Hi there! I had a little time to squeeze into my craft room (it's pretty messy) and it felt so good to sit down and play along with the SugarSketch Challenge over at SugarPea Designs.

I colored this sweet little girl from the Tin Can Chat stamp set and paper-pieced and colored her cute polka dot dress adding some sparkly Stickles to the dots!

Now, I don't recall ever attempting black curly hair, but after putting this card together, I felt there was no other choice and I'm glad I made the attempt. I did add a few curls here and there to fill in and even added that little curl over her ear, but over all, I think it works!

I didn't get too fancy with embellishments...just a black button with some twine tied in a knot and frayed the edges. And, it looks like I didn't color the tin can, but the light shading I did with a cool gray disappeared when I adjusted the lighting on the computer. I wanted it to be white anyway!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to be here more often!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sending You Sweet Holiday Wishes!


Hi there! I'm back and I made a card! It's been a while...a long while...but, I'm not going to bore you with details.  I'm just so happy to be sharing a card with you today. I purchased this sweet Frosted Gingerbread stamp from Power Poppy some time ago and it just happened to be the first thing I saw when I sat down at my craft desk after a long break, so that's what inspired me...that, and candy!

I haven't colored in forever and it was so much fun to start again! It's not that I haven't been getting crafty...it's just been for my daughter's cheer squad. Let's just say I have seen my fair share and then some of red, black and white everything lately!

I hope you like this super sweet holiday wish I made for you. I'm sharing it at the Power Poppy Peep of the Week post...here!  Have a great day!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

I'm Hosting a DTGD Challenge!



Hi there! Here's my card for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge I'm hosting! I sure hope you are a Fan Club Member and will play along with this one!



I love birds, so this TCP Nesting stamp set is perfect! I added a little button with twine and a few pearls...keeping it pretty simple for my style!

If you would like to know more about the Fan Club and the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoaststampers, check it out HERE!


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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dare to Get Dirty Cards!



I don't know if you heard, but we are right in the middle of  Dare to Get Dirty time over at Splitcoaststampers! This is when the Fan Club members get to be inpsired by lots of challenges held by current and past Dirty Girls like me! My challenge is going live tomorrow, but here are a couple of the cards I have made for the DTGD challenges so far...



This sweet Daisy Bouquet from Taylored Expressions is colored with Copics in fun, citrus colors in a soft palette. I added some gems and a big sheer bow topped with a polka dot brad!




I love shaker cards and this one was really fun to make! I used the Taylored Expressions Instafun with Coordinating Dies set to create a shaker camera and layered up lots of Jillibean Soup die cuts. I added a couple of gems and a big bow!

I can't tell you the details of  the challenges because you have to be a Fan Club member to see them. If you are interested, you can join the Fan Club....HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

siggy_draft2

Friday, August 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties 2nd Birthday Blog Hop - Let's Celebrate!

2ndBirthday Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22   Lets Celebrate

Paper Sweeties is turning 2 and we are having a fun blog hop to celebrate! I hope you made it here from Larissa Heskett's blog! For all the details of the August Inspiration challenge and to see a list of all the participants, please go to the Paper Sweeties blogHere's my card for the hop...
 

Oh how I love cupcakes and this one is the sweetest! I paper-pieced this adorable cupcake using stamps and elements from the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamp set combined with the coordinating Sweet Cuts - Sending Sweet Thoughts dies! This adorable cherry paper inspired the theme and it's all about the number 2...including two cherries on the stem, two layers of the die cut number 2, two tiny ribbons, two flower/leaf accents and two sequins topped with two gems!  I've used a sweet sentiment from the You're Invited set for this very special celebration!

You're next stop on the hop is Teresa Kline's blog! Be sure to leave some love along the way! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...I'm off to hop along too!


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DeNami Spotlight Blog Hop - Balloon Trio!

 
Hi there! It's time for another DeNami Design Product Spotlight Blog Hop! Today, we're showing you the Balloon Trio  stamp today and wait until you see the fun designs the team has to show you! Here's my card...


 I used this fun birdie paper along with the "A Little Birdie Told Me" sentiment to help show off this sweet birdie brad holding the cute balloons! A felt tree, some twine and a few colorful dots and gem tie it all together!

Today is also my last day on the DeNami Design Team. I have had such a great time working with these adorable stamps! I'm sure there will be chickies popping up here sometimes too!

Be sure to visit the DeNami Blog and the rest of the Design Team and leave a comment on their blogs too! You could win the Balloon Trio stamp...the more comments you leave, the better your chances!

Pattie Goldman - you are here!

 Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget, the Balloon Trio stamp will be on sale for one week only! Have a great day!


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