March 31, 2018

The 12 Kits of Occasions - March '18

Can you believe that it is the last day of March? As much as I am not a fan of winter, this year is already going fast. Being the last day of the month that means it is time for another installment of The 12 Kits of Occasions! This month sweet Jessica Davis of the Paper Parade is our hostess and she sent us all a kit full of sweet die cut images and lots of sentiments to say thank you. I seem to always be in need of thank you cards and this kit couldn't have come at a better time. I made five cards this month and as usual I have lots leftover to make even more. So lets get on with the show...




I used CAS(E) this Sketch #265 for the following card!


For the next card I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #330


As always a shot of the whole group...


I will be submitting all of these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Please head over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog if you haven't been there yet to see what the rest of the designers have done with this beautiful kit! 

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

March 30, 2018

Another Jillibean Soup Design

I have another card to share with you that went all the way to Creativation in January with Jillibean Soup. I want able to be there to see it but I sure had fun making it.

March 26, 2018

MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #377

A card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #377.
This adorable set was one of the sponsor gifts that I brought home from Kansas last month.

Thank you for popping in!

Exciting News from Jillibean Soup

Excited to share with you today that I am continuing on with Jillibean Soup as part of the 2018/2019 Design Team!  Also excited to be designing along with so many talented designers.

I hope that I will be able to inspire you to try out their products in your creations.  Perfectly coordinated papers and embellishments that make it easy to create something fabulous every time.

Birch Press Design Celebrate

I have a video tutorial up on the Birch Press Design Blog today to make this pretty and sparkly Easter card. This could also be used as a wedding card or for a baptism 

I hope you have a chance to head over to see my post.
There are more photos there. 

March 25, 2018

Motion Crafts Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am excited today to be hopping along with Motion Crafts for their very First Blog Hop to introduce to you their fun animation stamps.

You should have arrived here from fabulous Taheerah Atchia's blog. If you are just starting out you can start at the beginning at Motion Crafts if you like.

I made two different animation card for today's blog hop. My first card uses the new Bee Happy animation stamps and dies.

A short video to see the animation:

Inside the top panel prior to adhesive being added.

For my second card I used the Sunshine Artwork set and made a spinning sun!

Another video to see the animation of the sunshine card:

Add now I have a giveaway...

Just for visiting me here today for the blog hop I have a giveaway for one lucky commenter...

I have the Sunshine Artwork stamp set and the A2 Slider die to giveaway to one lucky commenter drawn from my blog and my IG post. You have until 12:00 am EST, Friday, April 1st to comment here and/or on my IG post to qualify!

The next stop on the hop is Michele Ferguson!

Good Luck!

March 21, 2018

Jillibean Soup March Projects

This week I have had a few projects up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog that I would like to share with you. I have had so much fun working with the Shades of Color Soup and Farmhouse Stew collections!

Thanks for popping by!

March 20, 2018

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #58

I have a card for this month's Reverse Confetti Sketch for You To Try #61. It might be wishful thinking at this point to even think of fresh strawberries growing in my snow covered garden but it will come soon enough--I hope.

I started off by sponging two panels of Bristol cardstock with Abandoned Coral and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. Then I cut the berries and the stems using the co-ordinating Confetti Cuts. I added the sentiment to a Lacy Scallop circle die cut and then built my scene. The centre of the tiny white flower was made with Mustard Seed Stickles.

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope the sun is shining where you are.

March 19, 2018

MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 376


Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend now that the days are getting longer and spring is getting closer!

I have  a card I made for a dear friend who lost her fur baby recently. When we let a pet into our hearts they become a part of our family and the loss we feel when we lose them is profound. I made a card using this week's MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch #376.


Have a wonderful week, come on spring!

March 16, 2018

My Weekend Stamping Away

A few weekends ago I went to a crafting retreat and made a record 17 cards! For me that is big, usually on retreats and crafty get together's I am too busy being social and don't come home with much of anything done--lol! Over the past week and the week's to come I am going to share some of these projects. A lot of them were from shoebox swaps, they are so much fun. Basically each person participating designs a card and then puts all the supplies to make that card into a box. Then over the course of the retreat you take a box and recreate the card! We had so many participants this time and what fantastic designs too.  Here are a few that I did, designs created by these super talented friends!

Shoebox swap from Lori Craig.

Shoebox swap card by Lisa Petrella.

Shoebox swap card by Jen Timko.

Shoebox swap cad by Laurie Willison.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.