Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!  

Love this stamp from Stampin Up, its an oldie but goodie.  And I had to play with my new Stampin Up Glitter paper, love this stuff.  all the bling but no mess. 

Friday Mash Up:  2 layers
Love Rubber Stamping: Old/New
Crafty Sentiments Design: Gold plus one color (black)
AAA cards: Gold

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I am so ready for Spring,  sadly I know Winter just started

The Stamping Boutique has their weekly challenge going on, "Spring Theme"  This is their Daffodil image.  I printed it twice in two sizes.  Fussy cut the smaller one  and attached it to the card with Stamping Up dimensionals.  I love the 3-D effect of this card. I colored this with Promarkers,  added ribbon, burlap and a paint chip for my background.

Simon Says: anything goes
Divas by Design: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays: anything goes
Passion for Promarkers: Bingo Blooms, free, ribbon

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I LOVE Snowmen,  HATE Snow!

This image from the Stampng Boutique, "Snowfriends"  caught my attention. 

I also love making Christmas cards in non traditional colors, but the best part is using all scraps from other projects.  I hate throwing any craft stuff out,  you can always find a good use for it.

Come join us at The Stamping Boutique for our "Sparkle Challenge"

Image colored with Copics, die cut with STamping Up Floral Framelits.  DP is from SEI "Holiday Traditions"  (Extra from my Christmas tree gifts) Sequins and snowflakes are from Stamping Up.

Catch the Bug at Bugaboo: Use your "STUFF"  paper scraps
Simon Says: anything goes
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes
Digitally Sweet: anything goes
Party Time Tuesday: anything goes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!   

Image is from Raisin Boat, colored with Copics

Simon Says: Thanksgiving
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Favorite Holiday
Catch the Bug: Photo Inspiration

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is the time of year we all reflect on what we are "Thankful" for.  Come join us at The Stamping Boutique for our Thankful Challenge.  Image is Poppies from The Stamping Boutique.  Dies are from Memory Box and Spell Bingers.  Paper is Stampin Up.


A Crafty Mess: Anything goes
Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Sister Act: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday: Anything goes
Dilly Beans: Thankful

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Well Fall is officially here.  We actualy had snow yesterday so there is no more denying that winter will soon be here.

Time for warm comfort food and family gatherings.  This image sums up both for me along with the rich warm colors of Fall.  Image is Pumpkin Pie by The Stamping Boutique.  And it fits in perfectly with their challenge, "Fall Colors"  Stop on by and share with us your creativity.

I colored this with my Copics, and used my Spica Glitter pens.  I bought some wooden leaf embellishments and just love them.  Few hearts, doily and a gorgeous creation.

Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Color my Heart: Orange
The Alley Way: Photo Inspiration
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Try it in Tuesday: Fall Colors

Friday, October 17, 2014

Its challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique... and this si one of my favorites, "Trick or Treat"  
I chose Halloween Smooche,  clored with Copics and Spica Glitter Pens.  DP is authentique.

I hated to give her up but it became my daughter's Halloween card

Cosmic Colors:  Color Pallette (
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Color Combination 
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Spooky

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time is flying... I can't believe its mid October already.  And its also time for another Challenge at The Stamping Boutique.  This one is "Outside The Box"   Use your imagination.  I took it to mean,  think outside of the box and do not make a card.  So how about a gift bag!  

Bag was created with We are Memory Keepers bag board.  Image is from Stamping Boutique.  Blue Lagoon paper and Silver Glitter paper is from Stampin Up  and I LOVE  stamping Up Star Framelite dies.  Hello Honey ribbon and paper clip also from SU.  Stamp set Work of Art

Alphabet Challenge:  R is for Rectangle gift bag
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: Use dies (
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's challenge time at The Stamping Boutique  and this week we have a special challenge, "Baby Card"  Check out the blog to see the awesome DT creations.

This is  Egg Chic,  I love the Stamping Boutique creations because you can use them for so many occasions.  This was a new release for Easter,  but it sang "child' to me.

Colored with Copics,  The diaper tape is from my stash.  pinwhel die,  ticket stamps and washi tape from Stampin Up

Brown Sugar: anything goes
Simon Says:  anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes
Simply Create: special occasion

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Well Fall is definitely in the air!
I actually like these crisp days,  no humidity,  but i dread what is coming.

.....and fall means back to school,  my last child left for college three weeks ago and out of 4 kids he was the worst.  I miss him so much.

Back to School is the challenge at The Stamping Boutique,  head over to the blog to see the awesome creations by the design team.

I actually created a Fry Treat Box.  And I used the Back to School Apple Core,  this will also be an awesome embellishment for those apple photos we all take!

Fry Box is from Stamin Up.  Image colored with copics,  and I shredded red paper for my filler.  You can put treats inside or markers, crayons, pencils, etc.  Quite gift for back to school.

Sister Act: anything goes
4 Krafty Girls: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: anything goes
Milk, Coffee Challenge: colors of autumn
Divas by Design: anything goes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Its challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique,  this weeks challenge is "Thank You".  

I Love this digi, "Heart Scoop"  I already have my Valentine's Day goodies planned with this stamp.  So many options.

I colored this with my copics,  I used an old stampset from Hero arts,  and new Stamping Up chevron blue ribbon and a muslim bag.  I actually made this as a than you gift for one of my nurses so I stuffed the bag with chocolate.

Crafts 4 Eternity: Bingo,  blue, old new
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Brown sugar: Anything Goes
Fan Tastic Tuesday:Anything Goes
Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
Creative Corner:Anything Goes

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Finally had a chance to play......  Kids are all off to College,  Bittersweet.

Stamp set by Raisin Boat, Crunch Time.  Colored with Copics,  liquid appliqué for my foam,  and I LOVE  my new Stampin Up Large Polka Dot Embossing folder.

I made this card for a dear friend that I haven't seen in months.  And the best part is I actually got it out n the mail!

Sister Act: Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers: Embossing

Friday, August 15, 2014

Another favorite day of the week and another challenge at The Stamping Boutique,  "Red. Blue and add a color"  

Image Balloons by The Stamping Boutique, colored with colics.  Die cut is from spellbinders, DP Authentique,    and the fabulous flower is from Stamping up Punches and i payed with my new toy,  Bloomng Impressions Flower maker,  what a fantastic tool.

Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: Favorite Color Combo
Crafty Creations: flowers

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's challenge time again at the Stamping Boutique.  This time the challenge is "Fancy Folds"

I love mailing out homemade cards,  my favorites are Fancy Folds,  they make the recipient oooh and ahhhhh  and they think I'm so talented.  when really is just the different card base.

This image is Love Birds by The Stamping Boutique.  i colored it with colored pencils,  Gamasol for shading.  Love, love, love Stampin up Heart border punch.  And of course I had to use a doily.

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Patties Creations: For the Birds
Sister Act: anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Wings
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
In the Pink: Animal Antics

Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July!

OK, No I'm not crazy, no I am not even thinking about Christmas,  especially the winter that goes along with it.   But it never hurts to start on Christmas projects ahead of time. 

And if you join the challenge at The Stamping Boutique you will have one Christmas card, project done.  At least check out their blog and see the awesome creations by the DT. 

This digi is their Winter Cardinal,  I LOVE  Cardinals.  I used the Stamping Up Hamburger Box die,  awesome die!!!!!!! for the gift box and Memory Box Frosted Flurry for the beautiful flakes decorating the top.   

Graph It Colour Challenge: Christmas Colors
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas
Divas by Design: Christmas

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4th is my favorite holiday next to Christmas.  I love the fireworks best of all.  I was going to send this to my BFF  but I LOVE!!! how it came out. So I will scrapbook it in my son's album,  he LOVES Eagles.  

The Eagle image is from Stamping Boutique,   (Check out their Red, White, Blue Challenge)
Colored with copics.  The heart and stars were cut out with the Framelits from Stampin Up and their New Itty Bitty Punches, set hearts stars and flowers.  embossing folder is Bumps from Stampin Up.

A Creative Romanve: Flag colors
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Summer
Crafty Catz: Stars/stripes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Paper Time Tuesday: Red, White, Blue
Twisted Tuesday: Red, white, Blue with Twist,  Stars  (

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique,  Make a card for a child.  This is A.J and his race car,  so cute!   Colored with Copics,  DP is from Stampin Up, Moonlight.  And I love the Sprocket die from Memory Box.

Stop over and check out the other fabulous creations from the design team and enter the challenge.

Bearly Mine: One for the Boys (
Lady Bug Challenges: Boys and dies
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Tic Tac Toe (circles, masculine, digi)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ah.....Friday, my favorite day of the week!

And its another challenge over at The Stamping Boutique,  and its a fun one,  time to celebrate the wonderful men in our life,  "Masculine card or Father's Day.  So many images to pick from.  I chose
#265 Pocket Patootie Frog,  he is adorable just fishing away.  Colored with Copics,  love the new embossing folder from SU, dots.  DP is Basic Gray.

Simon Says:  Masculine/Fathers Day
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Embossing
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge: Father's Day/Male
Cardz 4 Guys: Fathers Day

Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's challenge time again over at The Stamping Boutique.  This is one of my favorite challenges:  Use a Doily. I love doilies,  I use them almost too often.

The awesome image is "Audrey in the Rain"  by Stamping Boutique.  Colored with Copics.  The DP is by Authentique,  the birds are die cut rom Tim Holtz bird die, Love the flower,  used Stampin Up punches, plus a small hand made doily, and my new flower maker, Bloom Tool by Marian Smith  this tool is awesome for making hand made flowers.  Ribbon and doily punch is by Stampin Up.  I also added Glossy Accents to the raincoat and umbrella.

7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Digi Stamp 4 Joy: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Litte Miss Muffet Challenges: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Digi Haven: Spring
Crafty Calendar: Sunshine/showers

Saturday, May 17, 2014

It is NEW RELEASE time over at The stamping boutique,  and the options are endless,  this is Mary Kate, isn't she gorgeous.  

Colored with Copics,  All other products are from Stampin Up,  Love SU new Hexagon die,  it is awesome.  And their Chevron ribbon,  beautiful.  And lets not forget their tag punches.....

Simon Says: Dies
Di's Digi Designs: Markers
Color me Creative: pastels  (
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Tag
Crafttitude: anything goes, dies

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I'm a little late with this post because I went on a mini vacation to Holland Michigan this past weekend. Beautiful out there and I git lucky.... gorgeous weather and all the tulips were in bloom.

Is another challenge over at The Stamping Boutique,  "Mom" or a Girly card.  Come join the fun.

This is Garden Fairy,  Love, love, love this.  I colored her with Copics,  and used Tim Holtz glitter on her wings.  I used my new Memory box Butterfly die, and for dimension I just tacked the centers down so the butterflies can fly.  The butterflies were cut from Stampin Up Watercolor DP, and ribbon is from Stampin up.  And my DP is a recycled pain chip.  I love collecting paint chips from hardware stores.

Die Cuttin Divas:  Add dimension
Craft Room Challenges: Recycle
Digi Makeover:  Sparkle
Sister Act: Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs: Use Markers

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's FRIDAY!!!!!

Aside from that being my favorite day of the week it is also challenge day at The Stamping Boutique.  This weeks challenge is Food!  Come join the fun, and check out Rhonda's popcorn card, it is really cute!

This is Birthday Fairy,  Colored with Copics, liquid applique on frosting and lots of Tim Holtz glitter. The DP is from Basic Grey, (I think,  it was a scrap that matched the dress)


Simon Says: Clean and simple
Crafts for eternity: Use scrap
Crafty Catz: Anything goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: wings
Tuesday Throwdown: Sparkle
Little Miss Muffet: anything goes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am SOOOOO excited!   Raisin Boat contacted me and they want to publish my Easter cards!!!!!  Of course I said yes.  I LOVE this set:  Easter Cakes.

Colored with my Copics,  Spellbinders die cuts, the gingham paper is by Amuse,  (if you want an Amuse consultant,let me know,  I have a great one)  all other products are from Stampin UP,  I LOVE their Watercolor Paper and matching ribbon.

Simon Says:  Animal antics
Paper Take Weekly: Easter
Loves Rubber Stamps: Easter
Die Cuttin Divas: Bingo,  (Bunny, ribbon, pastels)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's another challenge at The Stamping Boutique....  distressing.  i love distressing anything!

This is Hidden Fairy, gorgeous image.  Colored her with copics,  used Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress the paper,  I then inked it with Stampin Up Luminesce ink so it shimmers.  Tim Holtz glitter on the wings,  and DP is Stampin Up.

Digi Stamps 4 Joy: wings
Whoopsi Daisy: wings
Sister Act:  anything goes
4 Krafty Girls: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: distressing
Paper Craft journey: special lady

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique Spring/Easter Blog Hop!!!!!  I hope you are feeling very inspired by all the creativity,  I know I am.

If your following the hop you arrived here from Liz Walker at Verity Cards,  beautiful work.  If this is your first stop.... keep on hopping.

This is AJ and his Easter Wagon, one of the new designs at The Stamping Boutique,  Being the mom  of three sons I don't have many "boy" cards so I was so excited when I saw this image. Grandmas are going to love it.

Be sure to leave a comment,  I will pick a lucky winner to receive a free image from The Stamping Boutique,  Good Luck!!!!!

Now hop on over to Rhonda at Bumblebee Creations... (


Digi ChooseDay: Ovals
Fan-tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly: Spring
Die Cuttin Divas: Pastels
My Craft Space: Easter
Sister Act: Anything Goes

Friday, March 28, 2014

WOW!!!!  The Stamping Boutique has an awesome challenge going on,  "Create Your own Background"  Check it out and join us,  (  It is so much fun seeing what you can create with a blank canvas.  The DT did an awesome job as usual.

I love this fun image, "Easter Bunny Laundry Line" Colored with my Copics and I used my Spica glitter pens for my highlights,  I created my background with the  Tim Holtz new alteration dies.  this is his Chevron pattern,  I confess, I had to buy all three because I loved all of them.

Simon Says: Button
Alphabet Challenge: D is for Die cuts
Brown Sugar: Easter
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Spring
Milk Coffee Challenge: Spring

Monday, March 24, 2014

WOW!!! A month since I last posed,  Yikes!!! Another NY resolution broken.  LOL  Life has just been busy lately, and our weather isn't helping. Officially spring and two more inches of snow tonight,  really.......

Since it is Spring.....Easter is right around the corner.  I fell in love with this adorable bunny....."Rabbit in Egg"  from Stamping Boutique, they have so many adorable Easter images its so hard to pick.  Colored with copics,  added texture to the purple squares with my embossing folders.   Dots on eggs are glittered with Tim Holtz Distress Glitter,  DP and ribbon is from Stampin UP, Watercolor collection.

Delightful Challenges: Spring
Simon Says: Glitter
Crafty Creations: Holidays
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: Animal antics
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes
4 Kradty Girls: Anything Goes
Digi Galore: Anything Goes

Friday, February 28, 2014

I LOVE Cupcakes,  especially chocolate ones!!!!

It's playtime at the Stamping Boutique.... come join us for a Glitter Challenge

Image Cupcake by The Stamping Boutique,  colored with Copics.  Frosting is Puffies by Rubber Cafe and lots of Stickles.  Paper is Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride by Stampin Up, And card is cut from Circle Framelit dies by Stampin Up

Divas by Design: Sparkle
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Loves to Create: Anything Goes
Digi Stamps for Joy: Dies
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I love using Kraft cardstock,  especially like paring it with black.

My new DP from Stampin Up,  watercolor,  it is gorgeous.  I hate to use it, LOL  Punches also from SU

Challenges: Simon Says:  Kraft

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine card I made for one of my dearest friends,  love the cascade of hearts......

Stamp sets are from Stampin UP:  I {heart} hearts and Hearts a Flutter.  Dies are also from Hearts a Flutter...... Inks Pool Party and Strawberry Slush

Stamping Royaliy:  Love
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design: Love
Delightful Challenges: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Heart

Saturday, February 1, 2014

  It's finally February..... my favorite month of the year.  I love February because it is a short month,  it means winter is almost over,  its my anniversary month, my favorite color is RED and my favorite shape is The Heart!

I especially letting family and friends know how much I appreciate and love them.....

This is a Valentine Card I made for my daughter..... Audrey with Hearts,  from Stamping Boutique. I love how the blue and kaki offset the red and give this card a vintage look.

Colored with my copics,  Heart card cut with silhouette,  red glitter paper is from Stampin Up.  Doily was antiqued with Brown Sugar ink from Stampin Up.  Love Banner and punch  is from Banner Blast, free  from Stampin Up with Sale-a-bration purchase.

Aud Sentiment: Sharing the Love
Crafty Calendar: Love all Around
Milk Coffee challenges: Valentine
Di's Digi's Designs: Valentine
Digi's Galore: Valentine (
Fun with Shapes: Valentine
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Aything Goes

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Isn't this a fun image,  Its "Marker Cynthia" by the Stamping Boutique,  i could sleep with my Copics.

Colored with copics,  Stickles on the wings, and Atyou Sica Glitter pens.  Love this alphabet embossing folder from Stampin Up.  Flower is from Tilda Swirl, Memory box dies.  Scallops are also Memory Box.

Catch the Bug:  Bingo (no DP and scallops)
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
A Creative Need: Die Cuts
Brown sugar: Emboss
Digitally Sweet: anything goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I haven't used my embossing powders on so long.  Not sure why,  I love the effect. 

I really love the Vintage Look of this card........

Stamp set is Flower Shop by Stampin Up,  Embossing powders Cherry Cobbler and gold by Stampin Up.  embossing folders also by Stampin up.  

Challenges: Simon Says:  Emboss

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I have quite a few Birthdays coming I better get busy making cards.   This is "Cynthia on Birthday Cake" by Stamping Boutique.   I love the frosting......yummy.  

Colored with Copics,  Stickles on wings, icing made from liquid applique with stickles over.  Stamp and label punch from StampinUp.


Simon Says: Inspired by ice,  (colors,icing and snowflakes DP)
Digitally sweet: anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes
4 Krafty Girls: anything goes
Delightful Challenges: Patterned paper
MilkCoffee Challenge: Celebrate
Divas by Design: Celebrate

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I've had my StampinUp Blender pens for over a year,  LOL.  A shame i know....  but I thought I'd try them and I LOVE THEM!!!!!!  Used Stamin Write Markers and the blender pens.  Stamp set is Secret Garden by Stampin Up.

Loves Rubber Stamping: Anything Goes
Oldie But goodie:  Old product, Blender pens
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes