Friday, September 4, 2015

it's your birthday...

Hey y'all!

*For my AJVD guest post, please scroll down.*

Happy Friday!! :) Today, we have a brand new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! This time it's all about a music theme!

Here's what I came up with.

I did some watercoloring with a couple different distress markers. Then once dried, I added my music notes in a light blue distress ink. After I finished things off with my sentiment and a piece of black cardstock peeking out underneath at a slight angle. Simple, yeah?!...

Be sure to swing on over to CAS-ual Fridays and see all the DT creations! And don't forget, if you're not so much of a CAS style, head on over to CAS-ual Chic for all those lovely layers! :) Hope to see you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

AJVD Guest

Hey y'all! Today I'm guesting at A Jillian Vance Design!!

I was asked a little while back by my dear crafty friend Annette if I'd be interested in being a guest and needless to say, I said yes! ;) Thank you so much Annette and to Bunny and Jillian for having me!!

So, here's my card.

I would love it, if you'd swing on over to A Jillian Vance Design blog and leave some love there, too! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

hello friend

Hey y'all!

Happy Thursday, almost Friday!! I have a pretty short post today, due to me not feeling so hot...hopefully tomorrow I'll be feeling better! ;)

My card today is for the current Casology Challenge.

Here's my card.

I kept things real simple. I broke out some Sweet Stamp Shop letter stamps (that I never used, prior to this!) and added 'friend' using a Waffle Flower Crafts stamp set. To finish things off, I used one of the stitched dies from Lawn Fawn and added some twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back bright and early tomorrow with a couple scheduled posts!...See you then! :)
Enjoy your day! 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Heartfelt thanks (watercolor)

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!

Today we have a brand new challenge at CAS on Sunday! And this time it's all about making a 'splash'!...We want to see some water on your card!

Here's what I came up with.

Here I am again, playing with the Lotus set from Waffle Flower! I just love this set! (I may say that about all the sets, but it's true! lol) So, I started by using some distress markers for my water/pond. Once dried, I added my sentiment and used my stitched die. After I did some coloring with my flower, then placed it on my card. Simple, yeah?!...

Be sure to swing on over to CAS on Sunday and see all the DT creations! And while you're there I hope you'll join us?!!...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 28, 2015


Hey y'all!

Happy Friday!! :)
*edit: To see my special guest post, please scroll down. ;) *

I'm just quickly swinging on in to share a card I made for the current Casology Challenge!

Here's my take.

Well, hopefully this is still considered CAS?! I know I have some layers, but there's still plenty of white space too! ;) 

I ended up going through my papers and came across the only one piece of plaid paper I had! I really thought I would have had more than one, but I guess not! lol Being this is all I had to work with, I did my best to be careful and not to waste too much of it. (I'm seem to be good at messing things up or changing my mind after I start something. And yes, I did mess up the first time around.) 
I used some Lawn Fawn goodies with my plaid paper and some Lil' Inker Designs stitched dies. Then added some googly eyes to my cactus and some twine around my potted plant. 

I would love to hear what you think?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A special guest

Hey y'all!

Happy Thursday, almost Friday!!
Today I have a special guest on my daughter! When I was making my rounds on commenting, I saw Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  I asked my daughter if she'd like to make something and of course (with excitement and smiling big) she said yes!


So, here's her card!

Done by my daughter, Hailey. Age 10

This is actually the second card she made, somehow her first card got lost! We have searched up and down her room and pretty much the whole house and can't find it anywhere!...Though she wasn't upset about it, she just went on to making a new one. ;) I'm sure when we least expect it, the first card will turn up somewhere! I think she takes after her dad on misplacing things. lol ;) 

Anyhow, she chose which things she wanted to use and just had some fun with it. She does have a little (possibly not so little) stash of her own supplies, but of course she wanted to use what I had. ;) She was going to hand write a sentiment but she didn't think she had enough room. She didn't want to stamp a sentiment, so I told her she could always leave it blank and that's what she chose to do. 

I would love it if you'd let her know what you think?!!... :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

Friday, August 21, 2015


Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)

I'm swinging on in today to share a card I made for the current Little Tangles Challenge!

Happy birthday!...Celebrate!

So, for my card I use Neat & Tangled's Graduated Stripes die, which I did some watercoloring and trimmed down the ends some. After, I used the Just for You stamp set and added my sentiment. Then, I added my balloon (which I 'popped' up) and string. Yes, my balloon does look maybe like it's not inked all the way, but it is. Though, I did have it darker in some spots than others. And I could have stamped it over, but then I thought it looked somewhat good with the watercolor and left it as it was. ;) Let me know what you think?!!...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!