Saturday, May 30, 2015


What's a girl to do when there is no TV to watch?  She gets creative!!!

I just learned that Tonya & my two favorite little cousins will be stopping by in a few weeks.  They are so cute and lots of fun.  Last summer we got to shop for nail polish while Tonya picked up what she needed!  There's always one who can't decide on what they want even when there are only two.


Cardstock - Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
DSP - Gold Soiree
Stamps - Paper Pumpkin Sew You
Cool Tools - Hearts Border Punch, Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies 
Pretty Accessories -  Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (buttons), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine 

Hockey Scrapbooking

Hi everyone.  Yesterday, a friend from my church came over to fix a mop I had bought about a month ago that had fallen apart after I tried to remove the plastic & I just couldn't get it put back together.  I didn't feel so bad after Earl left, apparently there was a piece missing!   Most of my morning was spent clearing away the clutter.  I'm so bad about clutter, but I have run out of space & I just need to purge.  I also ran a few errands including a haircut, which feels wonderful!

Today I am catching up on my blogging.  I have a couple of scrapbook pages to share along with a couple of new cards.  Here's my first page.  I love how this turned out, it's very simple to do.  The paper already had the words hockey on it.  I added some matting for my photos and a couple of border stickers down the center of my page.  I took the journaling from the Brahmas website news.
Loved that part.

Have a great weekend!

Recipe -
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White
Decorative Paper & Sticker - other

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

There's No Thing As Too Much You

Hi everyone.  How was your weekend?  I had such a great day yesterday.  Lots of creating, some housework, dinner at my favorite barbecue restaurant, a stop at the grocery store and back home for more creating!   When my Grandpa Stach died, he asked my Mom to carry on the tradition of putting flowers at the graves of our family so every year my Mom and her sisters would do just that, they also would enjoy a lunch of homemade food at the park.   I talked to my Aunt Linda yesterday and was glad to hear that her, my Aunt Virginia and Elaine were able to decorate the graves again this year.  I wish I could have been there.  Next year, I think I will plan on doing that.

Onto to my card for today.  I wanted a project that used our new Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim so I went to search Pinterest for inspiration.  I ran across a design by Krista Frattin that I really liked so my card is very similar to hers.

Cardstock - Mint Macaron
Stamps - Paper Pumpkin Sweet As Pic
Ink - Mint Macaron
Pretty Accessories - Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, White Baker's Twine

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday

The sun is shining!  Yeah!  Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  For some it must be difficult, but please know that some Memorial Day you will be able to lay flowers on your loved ones grave and not sob uncontrollably.  I remember my Mom and grandparents today along with Randy and other friends and family.  I look forward to seeing them all again some day.

I started this card last night with the sketch below and the new DSP Cherry on Top.  It had been a long day and I just wanted to sit, watch TV and relax, but there was nothing I wanted to watch, so I decided to try the sketch challenge.


Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Whisper White 
Stamps - Birthday Bundle (PP)
DSP - Cherry on Top
Inks - Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry (try saying that fast 3 times!)
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Little Letters Thinlits Dies, Itty Bitty Accessory Punch Pack

Sunday, May 24, 2015


To you & you & you.  My card today is for this week's MOJO Monday Card Sketch.

How is the weather where you are?  It's raining here so what a perfect card, don't you think?  It is another sneak peek, too.  The stamp set is I Think You're Great.  There are so many possibilities with this set!  Can't wait to play more with it!

Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
DSP - All Abloom
Stamps - I Think You're Great
Inks - Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Cool Tools - Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Pretty Accessories -  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Melon Mambo

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cheer Up

Top of the morning to you.  The colors I chose are from a recent color challenge at Create With Connie & Mary, but I didn't get it posted in time before I went out of town.

Gray is probably my favorite color these days,  I wear it often, my purse is gray.  Both sets of my tennis shoes are gray.  I'm turning gray!  haha  You may have noticed that you don't see a lot of green in my projects, when I do use green, I keep it a minimum.  But, if you want more green, just let me know as I am happy to oblige.

Cardstock - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Inks - Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi
Stamps -  Flower Patch, Cheer Up Buttercup
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits Dies, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals
Pretty Accessories - Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Perfect Line-Up

Good morning everyone!  Loving the new Layered Letters Alphabet stamp set!   My card today showcases the letters stamped in Watercolor Melon on Whisper White.  With Photopolymer Stamps you can line them up on a single Acrylic Block and achieve a perfect line-up for your stamped image. How cool is that?  I've used a circular image from this set with Whisper White ink to create the soft dots on the Pool Party cardstock, like clouds in a blue sky.  I love stamping!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Cardstock - Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps - Layered Letters Alphabet
Inks - Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Naturally Serif Alphabet Sizzlit Die
Pretty Accessories - 1/4" Cotton Ribbon 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chocolate & Strawberry

Hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another.

How cute is this?  I should have added a vanilla scoop for a Neapolitan ice cream cone!

I have several more sneak peeks to show you today.  New colors are Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe and a new stamp set called Sprinkles of Life which has an adorable little tree with flowers or leaves. for Spring or Fall.  You can add little birds or apples to your tree, too.  A happy or sad cloud with rain drops.  Sprinkles for cupcakes or ice cream cones.  And that's not all!  There are eight adorable verses for adding to our cards or scrapbooking.  Best of all - a coordinating punch called Tree Builder.


Cardstock - Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
Stamps - Sprinkles of Life
DSP - Cherry on Top
Inks - Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
Cool Tools - Dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch
Pretty Accessories - White Baker's Twine, Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Cheery Hello To You

Here is a sneak peek for you, Layered Letters is a new photopolymer set that will be available in our new catalog beginning June 2.  It is so fun to play with, you can say anything you want on a card or scrapbook page with it.  I especially love the layering capability!

Here I have stamped the rectangle image, then stamped the letters with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with Whisper White Embossing Powder and my heat gun.  A cheery hello to you! My card size is 5" x 3-1/2".  This is the same size as our Note Cards & Envelopes which come in Whisper White & Crumb Cake.  Item #'s are 131527, 13376 respectively.  There are 20 cards and envelopes in the package for $6.00.  

Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Layered Letters Alphabet
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Garden Green, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Versamark
Cool Tools - Heat Gun
Pretty Accessories - Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape, White Baker's Twine

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hi There

The sun is shining!  Yeah!  It has been raining a lot here in the Midwest for the past week or so. and while I love rainy days, I'm happy to see the sun shining.

Last weekend I went to Ft. Worth for my nephew's semi-final games.  We needed to win 2 of the 3 games to move onto the championship and unfortunately we were unable to win the 2nd game.  It was such a heart breaker for the guys.  I have really enjoyed watching them play..  I wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives.

I'm back home, caught up on my sleep, been to the grocery store, and back in the groove again.

Today's card is a MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge.  The biggest challenge for me was not the sketch but using the DSP with the sketch.  The patterns in Painted Blooms DSP designs just weren't working for me in this sketch.  I think I am finally happy with it now though, but it took a few days.

Cardstock - Blackberry  Bliss, Soft Sky, Whisper White
DSP - Painted Blooms
Stamps - Flock Together, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities 
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Spring Flowers TIEF, Circle Punches 2-1/2" and 1-3/4"
Pretty Accessories - White Embroidery Floss, Hung Up Cute Clips, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Blackberry Bliss, Buttons

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Friend, Hey There

Good morning everyone.   Sunshine and warm weather, the time is right for some sailing.  So get out your nautical wear and put it on.  But this time, instead of pairing your navy and white striped sweater with red, use pink and have a fabulous day!

Cardstock - Whisper White
DSP - Birthday Bash Specialty
Stamps - Hey There Buds, Fancy Flexible Phrases 
Stampin Write Markers - Night of Navy, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Cool Tools - Ticket Duo Punch
Pretty Accessories - Primrose Petals

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Necklace Inspiration

How is you day going?  Do you have the air conditioning on?   It's a little warm here today.

Last month, our swap theme was centered on the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies.   I love Pinterest for everything I do so I searched color inspiration and one of the first pins was this pretty necklace with beads the color of water on a delicate gold chain.  I fell in love with it!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a blessed week.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party
Paper - Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Gold, Foil Sheets Gold
Stamps - Flower Patch
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits Dies, Envelope Punch Board, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals
Ink - Pool Party, Metallic Gold Encore
Pretty Accessories - Pool Party Thick Baker's Twine

Monday, May 4, 2015

You Made My Day

I'm back.  Here's a peek into what I have been doing since April 1 (aka April Fools Day)!  I am thrilled that I am back on track.

Checklist -

√  Remove virus from computer
√  Buy printer and install
√  Re-install new electronic die-cutting machine and software, and get access to the online store
√  Fix problem to upload photos to Picasa
√  Upgrade phone to allow Picasa to recognize the device

Hockey update -  We won the best of 5 games series against Topeka, winning games 3 & 4 here in Topeka. So not only did I get to see the games in person but I got to see them win both games against Topeka.  The guys worked really hard and I am very happy for them.

Now on to my project.  It is called a double twist easel card.  I made this for my nephew and gave it to him after the game on Saturday night.

If you are interested in purchasing cards made by myself, please let me know as we can schedule a time for you to look at them.

Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Best Day Ever, So Happy For You
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Chalk Talk & On Film Framelits Dies,  1" and 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Square, ^ & Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Stampin Write Markers - Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey
Pretty Accessories -  Basic Gems Rhinestones