Love Blooms Here…

Hello Everyone!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I know for myself, yeah, it was pretty spectacular.  We attended the wedding of a very special person.  I had known her all her life.  Baby-sat for her when she was first born.  Needless to say, I was feeling like “my baby” got married!  It was a beautiful ceremony and long overdue.  They’d been together 15 years, but… some things are worth the wait and one of those things is… LOVE! <3  I just LOVE happy endings… and new beginnings!

All of this leads me to this card.  I just love the digital stamp selection at Whimsy Stamps! This one happens to be the Pretty Petals 2 Collection from StampArt Design by Kathryne©. I just love the cute little flowers, colored in copics!


That’s all for now!  Enjoy your week & Happy Monday!

Peace Out,


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Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 259 (TSSC259)

Hello Everyone!  I have to say, I really do like the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for April 2013.  Love the colors.  Love the bold designs… and just LOVE using it!  I was searching around the net… doing what I do… and ran across Techno Stampers Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, so I thought I would give it a try.


Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch.  Enjoy!


And I have to say, that I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Queen & Co. Ice Accents – Candy Shoppe Collection! Just FABULOUS!


I hope you liked my take on this sketch.

Peace Out!


The Memory Nest – Sketch Challenge Tuesday


Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having a good week.  I decided to do the sketch challenge from The Memory Nest using the April 2013 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  It’s a little on the busy side, but the more I look at it, the more okay I am with it!  I definitely believe some sketches are better as scrapbook layouts and this was one of them! Perhaps if I did a larger card and had more white space, it would be better.  I will be using this sketch on one of my layouts when I attend the next crop.  I do love it!  So, here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch.  I hope you like it.


Peace Out!


Two Days in a Row! What?!?!

Yes, that’s right.  It’s me again!  I really didn’t have any intention of card making this evening, let along blogging, but with the recent events of today, I thought it best.  Just needed to get my mind off of all the horrific news.  God bless the victims and their families.  May he give them the strength to get through today, tomorrow and every day hereafter.  My heart is broken.

So, I had EVERY intention of coming home from work and… napping!  Izzy had us up most of the night last night with tummy troubles, so I was one tired momma, but I knew if I napped that I would wake up later and then be up most of the night again.  It’s a vicious cycle, so I’m pushing myself to make it to 11pm!  I’m almost there!

I finished up a few cards that I had lying on my desk and then I pulled out the Simon Say’s Stamp – April 2013 Card Kit!  Wow!  I love the papers in this kit and could hardly wait to start using it.  The stamp set is fabulous as well.  Here is what I came up with.  I hope you like it.



Well, that’s all for tonight.  Please say a prayer for Boston.  If you don’t pray, that’s ok too… Please think good thoughts and send healing vibes!  Thank you.

Peace Out!


At long last… I made a card!

Hello Everyone! I made a card today. Now, normally, this would be no big deal, but considering the amount of time I spent looking for a lost stamp, it’s amazing the card ever got finished! And no, I’ve not found said missing stamp… yet! It’ll show up just as I click the submit button to order a replacement… just as my die did! Yea, that was earlier in the week.

Anywho… I had been thinking about this card all day today. Yesterday, I received in the mail, some “Happy Mail” and for those of us crafty folk, we know that means Crafty Goodness! So, the crafty goodness of the day was MORE Washi tape. Now I emphasize MORE as I’ve got quite the little collection going on. Not as much as SOME, who shall remain nameless, but a collection nonetheless. Now, this isn’t a huge deal to most, but uhmm.. I can count on 1 hand, ok, maybe 1 finger how many times I’ve put the stuff on a card! I use it to hold my dies, but… that’s about it! Anyway, I thought of the lovely patterned Washi tape I received yesterday. Brilliant colors that matched my Hero Art Mid-Tone Shadow inks – Yummy stuff, I tell you! So, I decided that the next few cards I make… MUST have Washi tape! Here is the first card.



Peace Out!


On a Roll……..

Two posts in one day?? What???????  Well, technically it’s the next day, but I’ve not gone to bed yet.  The joys of insomnia.  Anyway…This is going to be short.  I was checking out some of the challenge blogs that I’ve participated in previous and decided I would Retrosketches #48.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Every time I look at him and his sad little eyes, I wanna cry.  🙁   Have a good night everyone!