Monday, May 29, 2017


 What a line up of inspiration for today's post!  Let me explain  the inpiration taken from each photo below:

                             The daintiness of the bleeding hearts with the pink and white colors.  The die cuts.

                                                        The sketch.

 The Card Concept

The color theme of pink, black, gold and white.  The stripes on the bow pillow.  Besides the colors, the design on the carpet and the gold accent color were my biggest inspiration.  This is a clean and layered card.

And from the Time Out Challenge  'Flowers and Friends make life a garden'  .   The word friend was 


The card base is embossed.  The black and white piece on the base is washi tape on the label die cut.   The stripes are on the pink paper and the gold is the accent gems.

I just love flamingos and if I could, I would have a flock of them.  Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear your comments!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Dogs laugh with their tails!  Man's best friend is a dog!  There are many quotes that are very funny about these animals that give us so much joy.

I saw this wag o meter on a the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge and giggled.  I had to go on the card!!

Using up the bits and pieces(UFO's), I had this dog inlay piece to use.  After laying the paper, he gets his dog tags.

Thanks fur stopping is not a typo!!

Work It Wednesday

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sparkling Elephant

A whole lot of bright coming your way!!  This pink elephant is loaded with sparkle and a ton of fun!

Pink elephants you say?  This one fits into the Honey I shrunk the elephant catagory!

Have a great day and make it sparkle!!

Pink Elephant is linked to:
Simon Says
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
House Of Cards

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trendy Butterfly

This is what happens when you clean your craft room.  I have a container of alcohol inks that have sat on the shelf for...lets just say years.  I have watched videos on alcohol inks and they  just sat in the container.  I considered the inks my retirement stuff!! 

Today is use  the alcohol inks day.  I used photo paper and dropped blobs of ink.  I put the blender on top and moved the paper to let it do it's thing.  I love the design it created.  Then I stamped with a black ink pad the music and script images.  It was bold and beautiful. 

To put the card together, a piece of corrugated paper, twine and a key  was added.  A butterfly and sentiment was added.  This may be a freestyle collage.

I had so much fun playing with the alcohol inks and spent the day using different colors and paper.  I will be posting the finished cards in the future.

Have a great day and use the supplies that you have had sitting around!!

Stamps used:
STAMPlorations: Scribbly Splattery Grunge, Mixed Media Elements, Bloom Sketches and Trendy Butterflies 2.

Trendy Butterfly is linked to:
 The  Card Concept

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Hold on tightly to those you love!  That is the saying I have hanging in the entry way of my home.  I have three boys and when the two grown boys come to visit, this home is CRAZY!

This card started out with a different color scheme and idea.  Using some of the original elements and different colors, home sweet home was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Home Sweet Home is linked to:
Simon Says
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, May 15, 2017

Simply Shine

An odd mix of colors today, gray, kraft, yellow and aqua.  I did not know where to start but when I did...

I started by stamping the flowers so I knew what space I had to work with.   Then, the colors just flew on the paper through the stencil.  I repositioned the stencil to get the lower image.  I have to say, the colors did work!

Items Used:
Staming Up retired and MIA so I do not know the  name of the set.
STAMPlorations Art Marks and Zen Hearts

Thanks for stopping by and SHINE today!

Simply Shine is linked to:

 Color Throwdown
 Just Us Girls

Friday, May 12, 2017

Monkey Business

This is pure monkey business!!  This monkey has been framed up!

I love the sentiment and it just makes me smile!

Although I like to use new stamps, sometimes  usingstamps from  the archive are fun.
The retro stamps used are:
CTMH Zoo Friends
Stampendous You Make Me Laugh

Thanks for stopping by and today is going to be pure monkey business!!

Monkey Business is linked to:
Simon Says
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Mojo Monday
Cardz for Guyz
Through The Craft Room Door May 9  through May 15
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art

 Stamp  Ink  Paper Challenge
 Seize The Birthday