Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiddly Inks- Charmed!

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another Tiddly Inks Challenge!

This week's theme is pretty simple... just ADD A CHARM!  I have to admit, I had to go digging in my old containers of trinkets to find my stash of charms- but I knew I had some! :) Be sure to check out all the details for the challenge HERE!

Friendship Perks

I used this sweet Thanks A Latte digi because I also wanted to create another card for the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop too!(You can see the other card for the hop here.) There's still time to play along!

Back to this card, I took the coffee cups, heart and coffee bean stamps from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte and stamped a random background in Versamark ink. & the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's What's Brewing!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Choo Choo! It's Your Day!

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps group on Facebook  was looking for some 'volunteers' to color up a custom train made up from the Linking Train images and the chance to win the entire set! Of course I had to jump on the opportunity as my son LOVES trains!

I received this sweet image of the Engine, Passenger Car & Caboose- I couldn't wait to get it colored up!

CHoo Choo It's Your Day!

I paired it with some fun patterns and some glittery washi tape- think I'll have to save this one for my son's birthday in a few months! ;)

Thanks to Barbara & Little Miss Muffet Stamps for this awesome freebie!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge: Waiting for Spring!

OMG- it's March! Can you believe it?

BUT it does mean that it's time for another Inspiration challenge over at Paper Sweeties!

This month's theme is "Waiting for Spring" and while I know there's a lot of you out there still digging yourselves out of the snow- we've been enjoying some pretty fabulous weather here in Arizona! (well maybe not the last couple of days of gloomy gray skies and rain- but I'll take it!)

Here is the photo inspiration for the month:

I just love those painted mason jars- makes me want to find some to spray paint- LOL!

Anyway, I kept my card super simple this time around and did some paper piecing using the newly released Pretty Posies & Garden Time sets and used the pretty pastels as the inspiration...


As always don't forget to stop by all the design team's blogs to check out what they created too! Hope to see you play along!

February Guest Designer:  Donna

Happy hopping!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Sk8tr!

Just a quick post to share a birthday card I made for my nephew... his birthday just happens to be on Valentine's Day, I'm a little late getting his card to him, but he knows it's on it's way! ;)

I decided to use this Sk8tr image from Tiddly Inks, he's just such a cool dude!

Happy Bday Sk8tr

Thanks for stopping by Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 27, 2015

What's Perking?


And what a happy day it is- we got to start the day off by hearing our lil baby girl's heartbeat! 34 weeks down... 6 more to go (YIKES!)

Anyway, popping in to share a card I was able to pull together whilst enjoying the awesome weather we are having here in AZ (sorry East Coasters..) gathered up some markers and sat outside to color & my son played & "helped..."

Anyway, I finished up my card and I'm joining in on the fun for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Put together by the most FABULOUS hostesses Amy & Chaitali! Hope you get a chance to hop and play along- there are some AMAZING sponsors and lots of fun to be had- the deadline is March 6... so fill up those coffee cups and get crafting!

I just adore this Frappi Anya image from The Greeting Farm, that I just had to use her again!

What's Perking Anya

On my most recent trip to Michaels I found these awesome doilies in all different shades... I just had to pick up one of each color!

I'm also playing along with the Ribbons or Lace FFF challenge at The Greeting Farm this week (I got this ribbon from the dollar spot at Target!)

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Succulents + Copics + Kraft = ♥

I had some time to play this morning and I wanted to play along with the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

AND with the new challenge on Flickr for Simon Says Stamp & Lawn Fawn I knew I just had to join in the fun- especially since the theme is to "Get Crafty with Kraft!" Unless you're new to my blog then you would notice that I love using kraft on my cards!

I had previously created a card with Simon Says Stamps Cups & Succulents on kraft that I just loved the look of so I had to make another! (see it here!)  Except this time I also incorporated the mug from the What's Brewing stamp set- Who wouldn't love a mug full of succulents??

Succulents Mug

Here's close up of the succulents- I just love the look of copic coloring directly on kraft!

hello succulents

Hoping to find some time to also play with some Lawn Fawn & more kraft!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

AEI♥U Masking Challenge

Squeezing in one last card for the weekend and just under the wire for the AEI♥U Challenge!

I had been itching to play along with this challenge all week since I recently got some new (to me) Avery Elle stamps! I thought this Petals & Stems set was perfect for the MASKING challenge!

I just love the look of white stamping on kraft cardstock, and so that's what I did! Along with adding some color using some pigment inks (note to self: buy more inks!)

LOVEly Flowers

With the exception of the sentiment banner, the flowers and leaves are all one layer- here's a close up pic...

Avery Elle flowers

I love the way this turned out and can't wait to make some more cards like this!

Thanks for stopping by- hope you all had a fabulous weekend!