I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy birthday Corinne & Irene!!

I am so excited to be sharing in this very special hop for two very special ladies....Corinne & Irene!  I have gotten to know both of these ladies over the last year in the Simply Betty Stamps fan group and I am happy to call them friends.  Girls I want to wish you both a very happy birthday and hope that your day is filled with love and fun <3

Both images were supplied by the fabulous Betty herself and they were so much fun to work with.  The first card I created was for Irene

and then Corinne.

Here is the blog hop list!

Betty Roberts ( Vannessa Bland,Carmen Shannon, Barbara Haines Ettinger)
Tanja Charles,BreAnn McFarland, Samantha Valantean
Tanya Johnson
Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
Sian Hillman
Lucy Gregg
Karen Pimblett
Maggie Cox Schoener
Wendy Billings
Darcy Schroeder
Sheri Scraps
Bettina Leikvoll
Lori Gauerke
Christin Myhre
Vicky Fortier
Katya Bess
Danni Bindel
Stacey Schofield 
Jackie Randolph
Emily Shroom
Samantha Valantean
Kay Mowat
Ruza Stevanovic Rebel
Cindye Wile
Lisa Howell
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
Kathy Smyth
Robin Bogle
Melissa Whaley Varga
Sharon Gerber Brown 
Kezzia Kerri Brown
Roz Gold Wolfe
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Sharman DeLuca
Kathy Johnson Gillon
Lisa Lucas Nelson
Berenice Rendon
Heath Whitlock
Stacy Stratis
Louise Mann
Tamara Van Wijk
Rio Judy Ford
Lori Gauerke
Sharette Smith 
Elisabete Olivera Balcavage
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews
Roxann Bolinger
Cynthia Cole

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Simply Betty Facebook challenge

That time again at Simply Betty's facebook group to have our monthly challenge.  This month's Betty had two amazing images and for the challenge I chose "Betty Boom".  The challenge for Betty Boom was use glitter, black, red & white/cream

you can't tell from the picture but the red card stock is actually glitter and so isn't her flower.  I decided to make a little gift box using my brand new cameo that I got for christmas and I had so much fun with this one :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Inky Impressions - Inspiration post

Another quick post today using "Cupid's Arrow". I am enjoying my time off as I've been able to get some projects done.  I hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I would love to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you all are surrounded by your loved ones during the holidays.  To those still serving our country, thank you and God Bless

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inky IMpressions - New release

Hi Inky friends!!!  Have we got some cuties for you.  Just take a look at these super new images release today!!!  They really are hot off the press, even the Inkettes haven't had time to play with them!!

#1- Angelica's Puppy Love- RUBBER STAMP- December 2013 Release
Angelica's Puppy Love - Rubber

#2- Skiing Nicholas- RUBBER STAMP- December 2013 Release
Skiing Nicholas - Rubber

#3- Sweet Winter LiLi- Rubber Stamp- Dec. 2013 Release
Sweet Winter Lili - Rubber

#2- Maddie Spreading the Love- NEW RELEASE- DIGITAL STAMP
Maddie spreading the Love - Digi

Cupid's Arrow Digi

#3- Valentine's Princess- NEW RELEASE- DIGITAL STAMP
Valentine Princess - Digi

Party Sheep - Digi

and here is my card using party sheep.  I'll have a card done with Sweet Winter Lili in the new couple of days (Abby got sick and I didn't have time to finish :( )

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Die Versions - Inspiration

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is my inspiration for Die Versions and my project is using one of the new Valentine's dies available in the store

I wanted to make a quick Valentine or love themed card that I can place in my daughter's bag during the day, she loves getting these little cards and I know she'll love this one too :)

A Scrapin' Place - Inspiration Post

Happy Tuesday.  I have another Christmas themed card for you today.  As my other one's I like to keep these simple so when you mail them they don't add much bulk.  The tree designer paper was perfect as a background for the reindeer (Memory Box die).  I matted all the papers, cut the reindeer out of the same color of one the card stocks, die cut the merry sentiment (Memory Box Die) and added a bow and some bling

Monday, December 02, 2013

Opal Manor - Inspiration

With the long holiday weekend, I was able to get a lot of coloring done and one of my images was this beauty by Opal Manor.  I love the combination of black & red so I went with that.  The "I love you" frame around her was cut with my brand new Cameo (early Christmas gift from hubby).

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps - Summer Rose

Quick post today to share this card I made for the Little Miss Muffet summer challenge that is currently going on.  With the flowers, butterflies and the girl being a mermaid, I think this card makes a perfect summer creation :)  I just love this image from Sweet Pea Stamps

Inspiration for Marina Neira

I was speaking with Marina the other day about her digital images and how I missed TSB.  Marina was generous enough to send this cutie patootie over for me to create an inspiration sample for her Etsy shop.  So please meet "Marvin with Candy"....I think he was meant to be holding a piece of Halloween candy but I thought it would be cute to make it into a Christmas card.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Inky Impressions - Happy Thanksgiving

This year I am very thankful for a lot of things, some of which are

~ I am thankful for my husband.  He is my rock and although we have gone through some bad things he keeps me grounded and I couldn't imagine life without him

~ I am thankful for my beautiful daughter.  She completes me in ways I never imagined a child could.  There isn't a day that goes by where she doesn't make me smile & laugh

~ I am thankful for all of my friends I have found throughout the crafting community both in real life and online.  There are way too many of you to thank but you all hold a special part in my heart

So for today's post I didn't create a card however I wanted to focus on just the image alone as it is fantastic and is perfect for saying so much without having the added frills that are added when making a card, so I made this matted picture that will be sitting out on our table for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Scrapin' Place - Inspiration post

I am loving the holiday papers that "A Scrapin' Place" carries and this one is so versatile to use.  I just matted it with cream and red paper, added the red ribbon and cut out "Merry" using the die from Memory Box

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Inky Impressions - Inspiration post

When I sat down to make my card this week, I started coloring my image in and then decided I wanted to do something different.  I wanted to use something from Inky that usually gets "lost" in our projects.....the Charms! Inky offers so many different charms in the store, most of which coordinates with the images.

So I pulled out my bag (yes I have about a snack baggie of them) and picked out two of them (hard choice).  Now I am heading somewhere with this :)  When I'm not crafting, you can usually find my nose stuck in a book or glued to my kindle; so it's only fitting that I make a bookmark as I always need one :)

so I have added the two charms to the top on jump rings using one of the clasps that are for necklaces/bracelets.  Added four black beads onto a stick pin and attached it to the other end of the ribbon.  Instant bookmark and so easy :)  It would make a great gift for your favorite reader :)

Die Versions - Inspiration post

To make this card sparkle like snow, I used a white glitter paper for my "Let it Snow" die cut and used red, green & white card stock to mat the die cut and the one piece of designer paper.  I added a ribbon that I've been hoarding for a while that looked nice with everything

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mi Ran Jung - Inspiration

I have the privilege to be working with Mi Ran Jung to create some inspiration so she can share with her followers.  I choose "pretty girl" for my first card and went with the red, black & white color combination (Abby said I had use the zebra papers LOL).  I really had fun working with this image and can't wait to share the others I have with you.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Scrapin' Place - Inspiration

I had fun creating this little card for this week.  I started out wanting to make a window type card front but after I got the four boxes matted and on the card I thought it would be cute to put the one on the top and have it look like a present.  I added bling to all the corners for a little pizzazz.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Opal Manor - Inspiration

I was browsing through the internet/facebook last week can came across Opal Manor.  Opal Manor offers nothing but freebies and after speaking with Annie, I am now a designer for these fabulous images.  My first card for Opal Manor uses "Snowgirl with penguin".  I kept the card simple as I didn't want to take away from the image so all I did was add the die "Snow Much Fun" from Die-Versions for the sentiment.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Paper Shelter - For Someone Special Challenge

I created this card for Party Time Tuesdays weekly challenge however I forgot the hemp/twine.  I didn't want to "waste" such a cute card so I thought I'd enter it in this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter, the challenge theme is "For Someone Special"

The Stamping Chef Facebook Challenge

The Stamping Chef has changed to monthly Facebook challenges which make it a little bit easier to get something done.  This month we got a cluster image that said "Keep calm and Craft".  I added black chalk to the edges and then matted it in black.  Once it was matted I added some pink glitter glue around the edge of the image.  I am going to place this in the middle of my craft inspiration board that I have hanging up

Simply Betty Facebook Challenge

That time again at Simply Betty's facebook group to have our monthly challenge.  This month's Betty had two amazing images and for the challenge I chose Indian Betty.  The challenge with the images is to use feathers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Inky Impressions - New Release

Welcome to a new release at Inky Impressions!!  This month we have 6 new images being released and my oh my are they ever adorable!!!  For my card today I used the new Christopher with Logs, the  lamppost and one of the new sentiments.  The snow flake dies are from Die Versions

With today's release there is a prize of $15 to be spent in the store as well as a chance to win one of the digs being released today so make sure you comment on all the blogs of the dt (see one of the Inky blogs listed below) that have something created for today as you may be a lucky winner

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fitztown Challenge Blog - Inspiration post

Good morning everyone.  I had colored in one of the many amazing fairy images a couple weeks ago and I loved the colors so much I recreated it for this week's card and then applied it to a very simple black & white card

(sorry for the blurry picture, camera wasn't cooperating :( )

I add some black & white flowers, swirls, black lace and some bling to the flowers center to help make the image pop.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inky Impressions - Inspiration Post

Happy Wednesday everyone!  For my card today I used Angelica's Heart Socks. Angelica is one of my first stamps purchased at Inky a couple years back and she is still one of my favorites today.  I found these papers in my stash and loved the blues with the pink so I used that as my inspiration for my card.  Added a flower in the corner with a blue brad to add a little flare.

Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Another week and another challenge at Flutteryby Wednesday's, this week's challenge is Anything goes as long as you have a fairy or butterfly.  

For my card today I pulled out one of my older Bugaboo images (which says it all) and added my little butterfly to it.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Scrapin' Place - Inspiration

My project today is a ornament that can be made rather quickly.  I took 6-2 inch circles, scored the sides so that a little part of them can be bent and then pieced them all together, added in the ribbons on both ends before putting the top & bottom pieces on then embellished with the reindeer die cut.  You can add bling to these or even pictures to add a little personality to them.

Designer paper
red paper
Reindeer die by Memory Box Dies
white yarn
crinkled ribbon
and all this can be found at A Scrap N Place.. an awesome store in Colorado.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday blog hop for Betty!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!  I hope we have surprised you with this fantastic hop, we have all had a blast working with this fantastic image created for you by Tamara at The Stamping Chef, she named it Queen of Halloween (note:  20% discount on it until Wednesday for those of you who haven't gotten it yet)

Here is my card that I created for Betty, I really had fun creating this for her as she is fab lady and I love her to pieces

Bonnie Pruss, Cynthia Cole, Cat Sexton
Irene Sherman

Sian Hillman

Ruza Rebel

Katrina Benton

Jackie Rakoski

Sam Slater


Roz Wolfe


Sheri Scraps

Lisa Howell

Wendy Billings


Jackie Randolph

Tanya Johnson

Vicky Fortier

Rhonda Miller

Elisabete Balcavage

Milo Lilja

Berenice Rendon

Katya Bess

Darcy Schroder

Brandy Tinney

Emily Shroom

Karen Pimblett

Lucy Gregg

Dianna Sowerbrower

Trish the Dish

Sharette Brown

Louise Mann

Kay Mowat

Christin Myhre

Robin Bogle

Sharon Brown

Sharman DeLuca

Melissa Varga

Tanja Charles

Kathy Gillion

Kezzla Brown

Leanne Hanmer =


Ashley Murphy

Celina Matthews

Anita Blake

Patricia Buno

Deanna Fosnaugh

Pam Hicks

Shelley Mimi Bo

Cindye Wile

Jackie Maunder

Christine Garner