Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Valentine's Day cards have always been my favorite to make.  This year I did not get a lot made.
This morning I needed to scramble and get one done for Dale so I decided to grab an image from my stash and start there. I decided to make a Rocking Rectangle card, this is such a Fun  die set by Karen Burniston!
My dragon was colored with Copic markers and the rest of the color is watercolored :)

Here is the front of his card....

and the Inside.....

I used an old negative from a Hero Arts Chipboard Heart for my rectangle and put some watercolor on top.  I watercolored my two frames and a few little hearts from the Heart Pivot Panel die set!
Stamps are all by MFT.  Supplies I used here are listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping and have a Happy LOVE Day!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Just Playing.....and Totally Inspired by a Friend!


I've really been trying to save money and not buy new stamps all the time.... I am often so Inspired by my favorite Canadian Teammate Karen Aicken and she recently used a die set that I knew I HAD to have :))
Thanks Karen !
I also placed it on the Rocking Rectangle die set by Karen Burniston  (like she did),  this die just fits perfect on it.

Below is the card I created......

Lately I've been loving to watercolor, it's just so relaxing and I thought this die was perfect for a little loose watercoloring.

Then the card opened up.....

Supplies I used for this fun little card are linked below....
Thank You for stopping and have a wonderful day 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I'm Excited To Be Part Of The Paper Smooches Blog Hop!!!

Hello!  You should have arrived from my good friend  and uber talented Kathy Racoosin's Blog , It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new die sets will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.
To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $25. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Ways to increase your chances of winning:
(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

The first card I have to show you today uses the New Flaunters FBD428
So many fun uses for this set.....

Then I played with the ADORABLE Fairy Bear....Love her!!!

Then a few cards using this adorable Fairy.
I have really missed Kim's fun images, they just make me happy!

And a Close op of the Sparkle.....

I also had to make a PINK Fairy card....

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  
Head on over to the Amazing Talented Teri Anderson's Blog!


Monday, February 11, 2019

A Double Wide Basket , (Bassinet) Using Dies By Karen Burniston!


Last week Karen Burniston took a challenge from a gal that wondered if there was any way to make the New Woven Basket a little larger.....
She did a live video (  ) on showing how to do this and I immediately thought of a picnic basket or a bassinet for a baby!  My photo type was an experiment and not perfect, but it sure was fun to create something totally different then all the cute little woven baskets I have been making. I did mine a little different staying with a curve on the top so it looked bore like a Bassinet? :)

Below is the card....

I sure don't have a lot of baby stamps so will have to work on getting a few as I used a very old Stamping Up stamp for this sentiment.....
I used Chameleon Markers and Color Tops to color the cute little baby charms just released by Karen.
The Congrats is also a new set and it's a great one too!

Here is another pic.....

And one where it is folded flat to mail in a larger envelope.....

This die set is a Must for any crafter...there are so many possibilities and smiles to be created :)

Supplies I used are linked below,
Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Another Chocolate Chip Cookie card....for a Friend!


When I was making the Cookie Basket from the KB DT Challenge I cut out several more cookies so I thought I'd use them on the new Oval Pop Up die set....

Below is the front o the card using some more new dies just released

And the Inside.....

And another view.....

Sorry I used stamps that are old and discontinued but they do need to get used once in a while :)
Love that I can send non fattening chocolate chip cookies to a friend.

Available supplies I used are listed below.....
This Karen Burniston release is the BEST.....

Friday, February 8, 2019

A Little Monkey Love!


I had a play with Joset's New Monkey from Elizabeth Craft Designs and made it into a little Valentine.... I love her New Safari Animals they are los of fun!

Below is the card I created.....

And another view......

I colored my monkey and the background using Daniel Smith Watercolors.....
Easy Peasy!
'm late on my Valentines so I'll save this for when I want to send a love note to the kids....
Either my girls or Camden of course,

Supplies I used are listed below.
Thank you for stopping and have a wonderful day.....

Monday, February 4, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge LOVE With A Little Chocolate!


It's time for this months Karen Burniston designer challenge and our theme is love and as a bonus a little chocolate  :)

I have had this chocolate chip cookie stamp for many many years it was made by Alias Smith and Rowe and I have always loved it.  Well I thought what fun it would be to use the New Pop Up Basket die set and add a dozen chocolate chip cookies... the sentiment stamp I used is by Stamps by Judith.
All other dies are by Karen Burniston from her recent release :)

Below is my card......

And another view.....

And a closer look of how is goes flat for mailing :)

All supplies are listed below except for the two stamps used

Head over to on Wednesday and be inspired by the DT and Karen will have an awesome video and card as well!


Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hi, Valentine's Day cards have always been my favorite to make.  This year I did not get a lot made. This morning I needed to scramb...