Beautiful Baby Boy

bbbHappy Sunday!  I always look forward to the challenges that come out on Sunday as I can leisurely look at all of the wonderful Design Team creations.  The challenge this week at The Paper Players really caught my eye with their color challenge. Every great color challenge needs a great sketch and this week’s sketch from Sketch Saturday is that sketch!

Color Inspiration: The Paper Players

Sketch Inspiration: Sketch Saturday

Paper: Squeaky Clean – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamp and Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Die: Classic Oval and Classic Oval Scallop

Embellishment: A few gem bubble and a touch of Martha Stewart glitter glue

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Glitter and Sparkle – Babies

Embrace Imperfection

Embrace wmI just spent the past week working with a group of hard working health professionals and I thought they deserved a card made just for them – hopefully this card will show them how much I appreciate all they do!

Color Inspiration: No Matter Which

Papers: Always and Forever – Nitwit Collection Digi Papers, Kraft Cardstock

Image: Lili of the Valley

Sentiment: Framed Out #4 – PaperTrey Ink

Punch: Lacey Border Punch – Martha Stewart

Dies: Exquisite Circles – Spellbinders, Flourish – Cherry Lynn, Balloon Strings – Lil’ Inkers Designs, Balloons – PaperTrey Ink

Embellishment: Metal Sentiment – ???, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink, Icicle Stickles, Glitter Glue – Martha Stewart

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Visible Image – Get Stamping

QKR Stampede - Favorite Things (dies and Digi Papers)

All That Stickles – Icicle (middle balloon)

My Time to Craft – Kraft

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday

Lili’s Little Fairies – Photo Inspiration

A Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy

Every once in awhile I see a color challenge that is so outside of my comfort zone that I just have to give it a try and that is exactly what happened when I saw Sunday Stamps color challenge of Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.  I don’t have Stampin’ Up’s papers but I think I got pretty close – the gray is more of a charcoal but I think it is reasonably close.

Paper: Cardstock

Stamps: Baby – Lili of the Valley, Happy Harlequin – PaperTrey Ink used to make the diamond patterns

Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly Digi Stamp

Die: Diamond Coverplate – PaperTrey Ink, Bow – My Favorite Things, Circle, Scalloped Circle and Oval – Spellbinders

Embellishment: Pacifier Charm, Felt

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes

That Craft Place – For a Child

The Corrosive Challenge – Life’s Special Occasions

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations – No Patterned Paper

Ladybug Crafts Ink – For a Child or Teenager

Stamping Sensation – Special Occasions


On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day

This couple is so sweet!

Sketch: The Sweet Shop – Every great card starts with a great sketch.  Congratulation The Sweet Stop on your 200th Sketch Challenge!


Color Inspiration: Inspired by Stamping, and Every great card starts with a great color palette!


Papers: With this Ring – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamps: LOTV

Punch: EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee


Totally Gorjuss – Anything Goes with Pink

Created with Love - Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft - Sparkle

There She Goes - Matting with Black Cardstock

The ABC Challenge - “I”n Love





For You on Your Birthday

For Your Birthday

It’s been a crazy weekend!  Our son and his wife at in Cozumel enjoying a much deserved vacation.  While they are gone we are watching our 2 year old grandson – it is such a joy to have him staying with us!  He makes us laugh, he is at the “why” stage, he gives us hugs – what more could one ask for???  While he was napping, I did find time to make a card and thought I’d share it with you.

Papers: Go Nuts – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamps: Rosie – Sugar Nellie (Funky Kits), now available as a digi too!, Sentiment – LOTV

Punch: EK Success border punch

Embellishments: Flowers – Wild Orchid, Ribbon

Thanks so much for the visit – see you again soon!  Dee


Bearly Mine – Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge - Wings  of an Angel

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a Ribbon

The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes

Jellypark – Lots of Different Shapes

All Sorts - For a Lady

JoAnna Sheen - Layer it Up

Pile it On - Happy Birthday


Beary Birthday Wishes


I finally was able to spend pretty much the entire day in my craftroom making cards yesterday – there is something very therapeutic about being able to play and creative at the same time.  I’ve said it before – so much cheaper than going to a therapist :-)

Papers: Baby Girl – Me and My Big Ideas

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Punch: Eyelet Lace Border Punch – Martha Stewart

Die: Buckle – Memory Box, Scallop Circle – Spellbinders

Embellishments: Crystals – Prima, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink

So glad you stopped by!  Dee


Bearly Mine - Ribbon, Lace, Twine

Creative Card Crew - Birthday

Inky Chicks - Mother’s Day/Birthday

Ladybug Crafts - Pink + ??? (I chose Brown)

Loves Rubberstamps - Lots of Layers

The Crazy Challenge - Pink and Gems

The Cutie Pie - Pretty Pastels

Dream Valley - Ribbon and Bling

Mark’s Finest Papers - Pink, Brown and White



Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloon

I wanted to make a bright, cheery birthday card for a child and think this card fits the bill!

Sketch: Cupcake Craft Challenges

Papers: Party Animals – Nitwit Collections digi paper

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Dies: Balloon – PaperTrey Ink

Punch: EK Success

Embellishments: Baker’s Twine for balloon strings


Our Daily Bread – Animal

Party Time Tuesday - Use Three of Something (Balloons)

Shopping Our Stash Weekly - They Say it’s Your Birthday (Baker’s Twine)

Inky Impressions - Ribbon or Twine

Stampavie – Lots of Layers

My Creative Moments Wordplay - Balloons

I Followed my Heart

and it led me to you!

Followed my Heart

I bought Pink Petticoats new papers a week ago and when I saw the color challenge this week at Inspired By it was like they had teamed up!

Color Inspiration: Inspired By

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches

Papers: Isabelline – Pink Petticoat

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Die: Fancy Tags Two and Oval – Spellbinders

Embellishments: Pearls, Charm, Baker’s Twine

Sentiment: A digi freebie from me to you

Followed my Heart

Don’t you just love the yellow and gray color combo?  Thanks for stopping!  Dee


Lili’s Little Fairies - Pearls

Crafty Calendar - Love and Marriage

Divas by Design - Love and Romance

White Elegance


Today I’m trying a style of card I’ve been wanting to try for a long time – a white on white card!  I used lots of different patterned papers and textures to bring this card to life – the only color is the text.

Papers: White Elegance – SEI

Stamps Sentiment – LOTV

Punch: Martha Stewart

Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots – Cuttlebug

Die: Little Dress – Memory Box (don’t you just love that little hanger?), Rolled Rose – My Favorite Things

Embellishments: Felt, Pearl Hearts and Pearl Brads – Wild Orchid, Lace Ribbon, Pearls

Sketch: Mojo Monday 

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Simon Says - White on White

The ABC Challenge – “G”oing Dotty

City Crafter - You “Felt” It

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Scrap-Creations - BINGO (ribbon, Die Cuts/Punches, Pearls)

Incy Wincy - Add Texture

Paper Playtime - Border Punches

Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner - Handmade Embellishments

That Craft Place - White on White

Joanna Sheen – Black and White

It’s Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day

Happy Sunday!  Today I have a quick and easy wedding card to share with you.

Paper: Cardstock

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Stamp

Die: Cherish Border – Memory Box and Labels Eighteen

Embellishment: Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Dee


Love to Create - Celebrate

Crafty Creations - Black & White plus One Color (red)

Fab ‘n’ Funky - Valentine/Hearts

Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Ribbons and Bows

The Stamping Chef - Love

Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Lili’s Little Fairies - A Touch of Romance

Mark’s Finest Papers - Love

Stamptacular Sunday - From the Heart