Saturday, February 14, 2015

~Celebrating with Papertrey~

Hey, everyone!  I've had a little fun celebrating with Papertrey and wanted to get these posted before the challenge deadlines are up!!!  Gotta be fast...headin' to dinner soon!
This first card was inspired by two of the challenges...Heavy Metals...and the Inspired by Maile challenge...

I love metallics, but it's not easy using only neutrals...this did work for hubby's Valentine, though!
You know Maile...always crisp clean lines...usually a raised panel...
Here's the card of hers I used for inspiration...

I've really grown to love her clean creations!!!

The next creation is for the 'Bagged and Tagged' challenge.  I incorporated this one into my Valentine treats, which were similar to last year's...but going to a new group of people...and I didn't have time to re-invent the wheel!  I used my new arrows to update them a little...

Finally my 'Spring Into Action' project with the challenge being to use a set that hasn't yet seen ink.
Well, I don't have too many that haven't seen at least a little ink, but I did have this little foxy number and really enjoyed inking and coloring it up...

And there they be!!!  Wanted to do more but it's just been such a busy week!
What a fun happy to be a part of it this year!!!
Thanks for stopping!
(Sorry I didn't have time to name products in there...let me know if you have questions!)

Friday, February 6, 2015

~a happy Friday~

Last year I wrote lot's of {Inspire Me Friday} posts for Precious Remembrance...and even more "Festive Friday" posts for the Festive Friday blog, but today is just a ~happy Friday~ post…a post full of projects for family in Hawaii…using all kinds of fun and inspiring products!  (And it's been guilt free crafting because…it's been for family!!!;)  But we'd better jump right to it, because there's lots to share!!!  This first one is for my DIL's birthday next week…it was something I had in my mind and wanted to try.  Not sure I'm crazy with the balance of it all but, it's kind of fun and I think she'll like it…

Those are Papertrey candles and sentiments.   And the banner is from my new Tilted Banner set from Simon Says.  So happy to finally have a set of dimensional banners…I really like em!  I'm linking this up to their Wednesday challenge…"All Things Bright and Beautiful" (Sweet name for a challenge!) and the Monday challenge, "H is for…"  the HEAT from those candles!;)

I'll be shipping off 3 Valentines with that birthday card…the first will be for the youngest granddaughter…

I really like the way this turned out using Papertrey florals and my new 'Sending' die from Simon Says. Oh, I love that one…I know I'll be using it again and again!  This card follows a sketch and color recipe challenge from Papertrey's birthday celebration…

Here's the inside…

The next Valentine is for the bubbly and adorable teenage granddaughter…

The arrow is from a die set from Hobby Lobby (5 cute little arrows for only about 6 bucks after using my 40% coupon!!!)  That 'hello'???…another Christmas gift to myself from Wplus9.  And the tiny doily…I talked about how much I love those sweet things from MFT in my last post!

OK…almost done…the last card is for Mom and Dad…our son and his wife (the birthday girl)…they've only been married a couple years...

I was really pleased with how this one turned out, too. I've always loved that little Love Bird set from Papertrey and was hoping the wood birds would work.  (I think they did!)  And...I know…the DOILIES...AGAIN!?!  But don't they look cute behind the cage???  I've used a few Tiny Hearts from Simon Says here and on the one above…I've been reaching for those again and again lately!

Whew!!!  We made it!!!  Hope I didn't keep you too long…I've just had such a good time crafting this week!!!  So thanks for stopping in…hope you're having a ~happy Friday~!!!


Monday, February 2, 2015


Hey, everyone!  So glad you could stop in today!  I've been itchin' to find some crafty time, itchin' to use some new crafty goodies, and itchin' to get back to this ole neglected blog!  Hope you hadn't forgotten me, but I wouldn't blame you if you did!!!;)  Look at the pretty little doily I've used here...

I know a lot of it's hidden away, but I just love it!  There are 3 more in the set from MFT...Mini Delicate Doilies...and yep, it's one of those things I've been itchin' to try out!  I used the current sketch from MFT for today's card...
This sketch called for more layers than I've been using the last several months, but it felt good to go back to my roots!!! (LOL)...

These are cleaner layers than the ones I used to serve up...way back when!  The big gold embossed 'LOVE U' is from MFT also, and I really like it, but I couldn't locate it...I think I've had it for a couple years now...maybe it's a thing of the past!:(  I used Paper Smooches' cute notebook die...another thing that's been on my wish list forEVER!!!  And you can see I used a doily as a stencil to add just a little more color and interest to that little die cut page.  I put it all together with some sweet Crate Paper!  Don't know how long it's been since I've linked up to a challenge!  Thanks MFT for getting my creative juices flowing!

I did need a 'thank you' after the holidays and immediately pulled out another 
Christmas treat for myself that I'd been admiring on everyone else's creations for quite some time…WPlus9's Pretty Peonies...
I used water and a brush and TH distress markers for my blossoms and paired them up with a pretty sentiment from PTI.
Now they're certainly not perfect,...but pretty enough, I thought.  The options are endless for the looks you can get from these, and I can't wait to play with them again!!!
OK…I must let you go, but again…am so happy you dropped in!
It's great to be blogging again!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

~Precious Remembrance…~

Hey, friends!!!  Well, we're into Christmas season full throttle now, eh???  But after creating Christmas cards all year long for Festive Friday…my Christmas crafting seriously winds down with this post!  I have my final card up at Precious Remembrance using the JOY set

(ETA:  This photo had to go...sorry!!!  You'll find the card at the link below.)

Please forgive that photo…didn't realize it was blurry til posting…and now there's not enough light to re-do it!!!
You can head on over to Precious Remembrance to see the rest!
Thanks so much for dropping in!
Hope your holiday preparations are going well!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

~Wrapping up Festive Friday...Precious Remembrance style…~

Hey, friends!  Festive Friday has put up it's final challenge of the year and it's a lovely one!…

This one will end Wednesday at midnight!  I know several you faithful participants who should have quite a nice Christmas card stash built up by now…just in time for things to start gettin' crazy!!!  I pulled out lots of different stamps for my card, but I really like the sentiment on it...from Precious Remembrance ( the JOY set)…

Sweet, huh?  You can head to Festive Friday and/or Precious Remembrance if you're interested in seeing more!  Thanks for sharing a bit of this very busy weekend with me!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


Friday, November 14, 2014

~It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas~

Hey, friends!  Hope this finds you well!  Christmas is definitely in the air!  We've had cold, COLD temps and even snow flurries today!  (And I don't mind a bit!) It makes SO much more sense to be sharing Christmas cards now that the holidays are right around the corner!  The first card is just a little peek of a Precious Remembrance creation using the new JOY set

Yes…a simple card it is you'll find over on the PR blog…using that journaling card image and some festive layers of papers.  And…life has been so very busy, I've not yet had time to post this card for the most recent Festive Friday challenge

Those are my favorite Christmas colors to decorate with so I enjoyed this challenge!  You have through Wednesday to create something yourself!  We'd love to see it!
Thanks so much for stopping in!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

~Precious Remembrance Release, Blog Hop, and Give Away~

Hello, friends!  I know I've been pretty absent from blog land lately and I apologize!  I do have a card to share today, as Dyane has released a new set at Precious Remembrance…the Joy set!  I'm having computer issues, it seems, and I'm not able to share all the images with you, but there are some fun ones to play with!  I chose to focus on the JOY sentiment and used some fun, non-traditional colors with it…

It's a pretty simple card…I won't bore you with any details in the making of it.  But I do want to share that the rest of the gals on the team have projects to share with you, too.  If you came here from the hop, you came from Sue's blog, and next on the list is Rosemary.  Or, you can head to the Precious Remembrance blog to see the entire list of gals on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win the new set. Dyane has all the details for you there!
Have fun hopping and good luck!!!