October 5, 2013

I've Moved!

Hi there! It has been a long while since I've been around here and I'm so sorry! Life has been crazy and busy but I do hope to start blogging again on a semi-regular basis. I've moved to Wordpress so if you would like to continue to receive updates please come visit me over there.

Thanks so much for your support!


July 4, 2013

Clearsnap Made In The USA Blog Hop

Clearsnap is Made in the USA so what better time to celebrate that fact than on the 4th of July!

Hop along with our team as they share patriotic projects to ring in this Independence Day here in the US.

Start at http://blog.clearsnap.com after 9am Pacific on July 4, 2013. Enter for your chance to win one of our EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition 3 Color Red, White, and Blue ColorBox Pigment Inkpads!!

Here's the entire Hop List:


I used the Limited Edition USA inkpad (along with some other great products from Clearsnap) to create a tissue paper fringe party banner. It would be fun to top a cake, as the centerpiece on a table, or super size it to hang from a front porch.

The tissue paper was sprayed with Stephanie Barnards Sprays! Inks in Blueberry and Strawberry along with a couple masks from Crafter's Workshop. I then folded them in half and snipped with a scissors to create the fringe.

The final step is to add as many or a few layers as you like. These die cut images were inked up with the Made In The USA inkpad and several of our Rollagraph stamp wheels. I also added a fun gold element with a Design Adhesive word topped with Gold Designer Foil.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Be sure to leave a comment below for chance to win. I'm the last stop on the hop but you can visit us on Facebook for lots more inspiration and fun!

June 5, 2013

Congrats on the Little Man

Have you heard that Sarah, the owner of Pink by Design brought home a sweet new baby a couple weeks back? The news is here on her blog and his story brought me to tears. So glad he is healthy and finally home!

Well this is the card I am sending for him (albeit a bit late) and it is also my project for the challenge this week on the Pink by Design blog - Boys, Boys, Boys.

I used the Mustaches stamp set and also the Wired Background - another one of my fav stamps. Since it is Wednesday, we are sharing a technique with you - mixing patterns. This is something I love to do not only with paper but with sewing, home decor and dressing myself too. I love all the patterns and find it hard to limit!! But here is my tip - add all the patterns you like, but keep them relatively the same size. That way they don't compete with one another and you can add in a larger print to be a focal point.

And because I am usually working from my scrap pile when creating cards, it makes it easy to find fun and unique pattern/color combos from various paper lines and manufacturers that you might not think of when looking at the full sheets of paper. Got to use up every last scrap!

Click here to link up your boy themed projects. Challenge open until 6/8 and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Pink by Design store.

Enjoy the week!

June 3, 2013

All About The Boys

We have a new challenge up on the Pink by Design blog this week and it's all about the boys. Young, old, fathers or children - we want you to link up your projects celebrating them. The prize this week is a $10 gift certificate to the Pink by Design store.

I used the Mustaches stamp set on this card (psst...only 3 left in stock). Now I am hearing some talk about people being totally over the mustache trend. Or others that never really understood it to begin with. The ironic mustache, yes I understand - totally over it. But a serious mustache on a man - that will never get old :) Add a beard to that as well. I swear, when my husband shaves his off I can hardly stand to look at him! He just looks like an 18 year old boy. This is a set that will never go out of rotation in my stamp collection. It has some great sentiments as well that are on my projects later this week.

Check out the blog here to link up your entries and see more inspiration from my teamie Liz.

I so excited for our first week of summer break to begin!!

June 1, 2013

PaperHAUS Mixed Media Issue - It's Here!

The summer issue of PaperHaus magazine is here and  ready to inspire! Click here to view!

There is also a week long blog hop going on with the contributors and manufacturer prizes as well. Find all the details on the PaperHaus blog.

May 13, 2013

Thank You's

Hi there! We are kicking off a new challenge this week on the Pink by Design blog - Thank You's. Since it's the end of the year and you are probably need to make some anyway for school staff, we thought this was a perfect time for this challenge. I created this card using some Dear Lizzy and the Extra Hot stamp set.

Such a fun coffee themed set but as you can see, it doesn't necessarily have to be used for coffee projects.

Link up below or visit the blog here to link up and find more inspiration. The challenge is open through 5/18 and winner will receive a $10 card to the Pink by Design store.

By the way, did you have a lovely Mother's Day? I love this day for the simple reason that it is the only day of the I can sleep in and wake up to both a hot breakfast and a clean kitchen. Rejoice! But really, it was a great day to spend with my family. The kids picked a lovely bouquet of flowers, made cards and helped tidy the house. Dad whisked them away with the directions for me to go shopping. I picked up lots of flowers for our containers and a few tomato plants too. Crazy shopping spree I know! We planted and then finished up the evening with a little dinner alfresco at the park. It was perfect.

May 8, 2013


Just popping in to announce my winner from the National Scrapbooking Day Hop with Clearsnap. And the winner is.........

Beatrice Lawson said...
That is so cute! Your daughter will love it, and hopefully treasure it. Beautiful cover, the feather is such a sweet touch,

Congrats Beatrice - I'm sending you an email now! Thanks so much to everyone for dropping in to love a little comment love!

May 4, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Hop With Clearsnap!

Join the Clearsnap team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more! Our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun, inky techniques for your scrapbook pages. Just hop through and leave a comment on each post.

Each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop! Entries close on Monday May 6, 2013 at 12:00am.

I am sharing a mini that was started for my daughter's 5th birthday. She is very much into Fancy Nancy right now and making everything over-the-top adorned so I thought this canvas mini with lots of inky layers and embellishments would be just right to capture her at this moment in time.

The inside is yet to be completed but the cover was created using some masking and several layers of Mix'd Media Inx, Smooch Spritz and a touch of Smooch Accent Ink also. 

That's it from me! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a set of Designer Foils and Design Adhesives! Thanks for stopping by!

To continue on the hop, just follow the list:
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/ GO HERE NEXT
Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/ 

April 26, 2013


Hello? Anybody still here? It's been forever since I've stopped in or done anything social media related. Shame on me! But I won't pretend it hasn't been a relief - blogging, facebooking, instagraming, etc. I barely have time for creating these days and I certainly don't want to spend those few spare moments online, kwim?

But I am here today to share the challenge Liz and I prepared for this week on the Pink by Design blog - Geometric. It's been a big trend for a while now but really the basic shapes never go out of style :) Whether you like circles, triangles, hexagons or squares, link up for a chance at $10 to spend in the PBD store.

I had fun playing with tangrams for this card and used the Lucky half pint stamp set.

And this circle one using the Spectacular set. I went a little inky and embossed the glasses in a masked circle then shaded with the Sweet Sixteen Colorbox Pigment Ink Queue. The glasses die cut was embellished with some Smooch accent ink. I might even be warming up to the color purple :)

 And finally a birthday mini book with the Love With You Is half pint stamp set. I layered lots of scrap paper squares to get a fun mix of prints on the cover piece and then repeated stamped the sentiments from this set on the larger cover paper for a subtle design. Inside are patterned paper sheets, tabbed pages and journaling paper for adding notes. 

You can find the post to link up your take on the Geometric trend here.

Paper Issues is celebrating owner and paper slinger extraordinaire Cassie's birthday all this week! Check us out on Facebook - she is giving away over 25 prizes! Woot!! Also stop by the PI blog for the new theme sponsored by Elle's Studio.

Clearsnap just announced their mid season releases in the last weeks - new colors of Smooch Accent Ink as well as the new pigment ink colors in Cat's Eye form. Lots of good stuff! Check them all out here.

My baby bunny is now 7 months old. He is working so hard on getting mobile but every time he tries to crawl he goes backwards. It's pretty cute but he gets so frustrated! Starting to pull himself up and working on the 2 front teeth as well. Add in the separation anxiety phase and we have a baby who does not want to nap or sleep at night. That leaves one tired mama!

The big kids are getting excited for summer and I am too! See you again in a few weeks maybe :)

April 3, 2013

An Old Fashioned Hello

Back today with another card to share for the Pink by Design challenge, Sparkle and Shine. Today's card using diy-ed glitter tape. So super easy to make! I have a video below that shows this technique and 2 more also! Hooray for glitter!

I pulled out the Call Me stamp set to play with again (mostly because I love it but partly because all the other news sets I haven't played with yet are buried. Man I need to clean off my desk. But this is a fun set nonetheless :) "An old fashioned hello" is the sentiment. Aren't all stamped and mailed cards old-fashioned really?

Here's the video. And that's all for me today! Enjoy!