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

Challenging Myself

More each day

I’m bound and determine to master the use of kraft paper.  I see so many lovely cards made using kraft paper and I just struggle using it for whatever reason.

Color Inspiration: I was inspired to use kraft paper after seeing the color challenge from Cupcake Inspirations this week.  (I must have overexposed my photo a bit as I did use a cream colored cardstock not white as it looks here.)

Sketch Inspiration: Tuesday Morning Sketches

Paper: Cardstock

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Sentiment: BAbrba Ann Williams – Cuddly Buddly Digi Stamp

Die Cut:  Fleur de Lis Squares and Blossum - Spellbinders

Embossing: Plate – Stamping Up

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Card Makin Mamas - I’m in the Mood for Love

QKR Stampede - Love is in the Air

Sweet Stampin - Love is all Around

Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesday - Love and Romance

Top Tip Tuesday - Let me Call you Sweetheart

Stampavie and More - Love

Crafty Cardmakers - Vintage Love



I was so excited waking up this morning knowing I finally I had a day off from work and no other plans for the day so I could spend my entire day crafting away.  I did wind up getting a few work phone calls but at least I could stay in my jammies and still get some work done.

Paper: Always and Forever – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper

Stamp: Lili of the Valley

Die Cut: Flower – My Favorite Things

Embellishment: Jewelled Brad – Wild Orchid

Sketch: Mojo Monday, Iused a mirror image, hope that is okay!

Color Inspiration: Crafts 4 Eternity - Romance

I too would like to extend my sympathies to Jacqui’s family – I may not have known her personally but we did share a few e-mails and she was a lovely lady!

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee


Wild Orchid - Anything Goes