Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blended Thoughts....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
I'm back in Business! YAY! 
My Computer is running like it's suppose too!
My Son left yesterday - (Inserting Sad Face)
It was bitter sweet, and we hope he does
amazing things at his new Station - 
My sister and niece left as well... It was so nice to visit with
them for those couple of days... 

I'm also HAPPY to be back to blog land with ALL of you!
I did try to leave blogging love for you guys on Saturday night
and Sunday I spent time leaving Facebook comments...
I was way behind so I may have only left you a comment or two - 
If I tried to write on each post, I probably would never
get caught up - I just wanted to let you know
I was there - If I missed your blog by chance -
PLEASE let me know - Cuz I may not have you listed since my 
computer got restarted - I lost ALL my FAV's that I saved
So, it's hard to remember who or what links I got - :)

I have another Blended Card to Share with you today -

What do you guys think of this one???

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord
Pantile Roof Background SVG - Sil. Store (#46005)
Sentiment & Prayer Die - Simon Says Stamp
Clear Gems, Butterflies Die Inside Card - Stampin' Up
Butterflies - Recollections (Color Splash)
Versa Mark Ink
WOW - White Embossing Powder
Misti Tool

Amazing Comments -
They were wonderful to read and 
appreciate every ONE OF YOU!!! 

Have a Fabulous Day!!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Sweet Birthday....

Hello & Happy Friday my Fabulous Crafting Friends!
Do you have big plans for the weekend? We are just
enjoying the last couple of days with my son before we
have to take him to Las Vegas for his flight - It's been a
wonderful visit and we will certainly miss him dearly -
But we are so proud of him and his sacrifice for us & his Country!
This is one PROUD MOM!!! Gosh I LOVE my BOYS! :)

Any who.. before I get any more sappy I thought I would show
you the card I made using a Paper Play Sketch
created by my Wonderful Friend Janis -

You are welcome to copy & use this sketch, but PLEASE
give credit to Janis for the sketch - THANKS!

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Basic Grey (Hey Girl)
Pre-Colored Digi Image - The Paper Shelter (So Ready for Spring)
Wonky Stitched Die - Avery Elle
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Stitched Circle Die - Die-namics (Circle Dies)
Scalloped Punch - Stampin' Up
1 Blue Sequins on the flower - Craftin Desert Diva's
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blending Prayers....

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone! I hope
you're having a great week so far! We're still enjoying our 
Summer break & visiting with our son - 
So I'll make this post short & sweet for ya -

I'm sharing another Blending card that I created -
It has such soft colors and I think the sentiment speaks for itself... :)

I also wanted to let you know - I think my computer just doesn't like me!
I thought I was doing really well, then Monday evening... it decided to crash AGAIN! I was sooo upset after all the work I already put into it -
I know I will need to get a new one soon, but they're not cheap -
and with everything going on this month - it'll just have to wait!

Cardstock - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up, Sil. Adhesive LGN
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, 
Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac
Ranger Round Blending tool
Swirl Background SVG file - Sil. Store #25442
Stamped Sentiment & Prayers Die - Simon Says Stamp
Versa Mark ink, White Embossing Powder
Clear Gems - Stampin' Up
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)

Have a Terrific Day!!!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Get Well Boo Boo..... Long Post (WARNING)

Hello & Happy Monday to ya! I hope you
all had a FANTASTIC weekend!  I'm still enjoying
some time with my son - we are helping him get everything
situated before he leaves to his Duty Station - Deciding what
he should take with him & what he should just get rid of....
We've even discussed him being shipped out by Christmas time -
I'll keep you guys informed on whats going on - your like family to me
and it's nice to chat with all of you! :)

My computer is also giving me trouble still - I had to re-download the
Silhouette Program and then re-install 37,000 files 
It takes FOREVER! - of course, it downloaded like 28,000 files
and I had to contact Silhouette - which they said I would have to download 
my library from their site too - which I did - But now I have 9,600 files
all in one place - which is NOT how it was saved! Soooo
Lucky me, I get to sort the 9,600 files and put them back in their
proper files I had for them - talk about a task! UGH!!!

Plus we have more family coming to visit before my son leaves
and a couple of small road trips to make - JUNE is a very busy month
for us - never has been before.. but that's okay -

I'm sorry I haven't been able to "POP" in to your blogs - it has been crazy
trying to fix my computer - I miss visiting ALL of you like crazy!
I had to use a computer just to log into facebook for a few minutes to
post my projects - I really dislike dealing with computer issues -
especially if I think I've lost a few files - yes - I think I have - UGH
But I will have to shake it off, and move forward with what I do have :)

Not that I've told you everything, I've got
a card to show you, that I made for my Monthly
Card Swap Group - the Theme this month was
Get Well and the Sketch they chose to use was
from Deconstructed Sketches #158

I'm also using a Sweet KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG File

Here's what I created --

I thought this turned out pretty sweet - If you're feeling a little
under the weather, I think this will cheer you up! :)

Recipe for this card --

Cardstock - American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants (The Good Life)
Digital Mouse Image & Sucker - KaDoodle Bug Designs
Deconstructed Sketch #158
Small Stitched Mat Die - Craftin Desert Divas (Pocket Pieces Hi)
Large Stitched Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Sentiment - My Creative Time (Pain, Pain go away)
Trendy Twine - Black Licorice
Stitched Banner Die - My Creative Time (Ribbon End)

Thanks so much for sticking it out with me - 
as this crazy month continues! BIG HUGS!!!


Friday, June 17, 2016

Buttercups & Daisies....

Hello & Happy FRIDAY Everyone!
We are 1/2 way through the month already -
I just can't believe it - Father's Day is Sunday
and I'm so Happy my son is home to Celebrate it with us! :)

As many of you should know by now -
The Paper Play Sketch Challenge blog is no longer
live - Janis moved recently and is having difficulty with
internet issues where she lives - So there's no more
challenges - (Inserting Sad Face)
 Well... I already had my Projects done for this
month, so I'm sharing the card I made for the sketch below -

(Sketch design by Janis)

You are welcome to use the sketch, just please give credit to Janis -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Digital Designer Paper & Sentiment - Nancie RJ (Daisies)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namcis (Blueprint#13)
Assorted Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, CDD, My Craft Spot

Have a FANTASTIC Father's Day Weekend!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trail of Glitter....

Hello & Happy Wednesday my Crafty friends!
Today I've got a Short & Sweet Post for ya -

I'm using my Ranger Blending tool & Inks again and made
this lovely butterfly card --

I hope you guys aren't getting sick of seeing these - I think they're a nice change from the SVG cutesy Cards that I make - :)
And I believe I've got down my CAS Cards now! :)

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Recollections (Color Splash)
Diamond SVG Frame - Silhouette Store #68433
Ranger Blending tool
Tim Holtz Inks - Mustard Seed, Pick Raspberry, 
Broken China, Seedless Preserves
Versa Fine Black Onyx ink
WOW - Primary Ebony Embossing Powder
Misti Tool - to get the sentiment exactly where I want
Sentiment - Jillibean Soup (Butterflies)
Large Butterfly Die - Gina Marie (Whimsical Butterfly)
Smaller Embossed Die - Stampin' Up (Beautiful Wings)
Wink of Stella Yellow Pen
White Glitter - Stampin' Up
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen on the butterflies to add the glitter
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)



Monday, June 13, 2016

Hey Chickie....

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I'm super Duper Excited today!!
My Son who's in the Marines came HOME!!!
He got here late Friday night and will be here
for a few weeks before he heads off to his Station -
So, we are totally taking advantage of this time
and spending it with him - because it will probably
be the last time we see him for awhile - :)

So, if I haven't stopped by your blogs in awhile
you'll know why.... :) I do have posts schedule
for the rest of this month and may try to pop in
from time to time - :)

I'm up on the KaDoodle Bug Blog again this week
so I thought I would show you what I made --

I'm using Farm Fresh

How CUTE is this??? 
Perfect to send too one of my Girlfriends!


Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Digital Designer Paper - Just So Scrappy (EIEIO)
Sentiment - Joys Life (Lots of Pun)
Trendy Twine - Chocolate Truffle
Sketch Design - Deconstructed #7
Dotted Stitched Die - Craftin Desert Diva's (Mix it Up)
Large Square Stitched die - Lawn Fawn
1/4" Corner Punch - We R Memory (Corner Chomper)
Assorted Gems - Kaiser Crafts
Girly Chicken - KaDoodle Bug Designs (Farm Fresh)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Elegant Rose...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
It's time for the weekend! YAY! I've had a busy week
and still a few more busy weeks coming up....
So my post will be short & Sweet for ya...

I'm still on a Blending tool kick! As I've said many times
when I sit down to craft I usually make several cards at one time
And when I started playing with my Ranger Blending tool & Inks
I made like 8 different cards and you've seen 1 of them
already - View it Here

So here's another one I created --

Now... I didn't add too much to this card, because I wanted the beautiful
floral design to be the main focal point - I did add some Clear Wink
of Stella Glitter to the flowers & smaller leaves - 

I promise you this card sparkles so pretty in person - :)

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Recollections
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutter,
Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Round Blending tool
Elegant Rose Frame - Silhouette Store # 134582 (Altered)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
"Miss You" Die - Die- Version
Sequins - Simon Says Stamp


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

She leaves a Sparkle...

Hey there crafty peeps! It's Wednesday already and I've
got a super quick post for ya today!

I saw this card design in the Silhouette Store
and thought I could change it up just a bit and
turn it into a Shaker card - 

The card frame with the fairies is from the Silhouette Store # 135839
I altered it slightly to fit on a regular A2 size card and altered the scallop
frame to support the dimensional border for the shaker element -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Spring)
Sentiment Stamp - Jillibean Soup (Butterflies)
I used my Misti tool to line up my sentiment under the fairies
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen on the Wings & Stars
Sequins - CDD, My Craft Spot, Simon Says Stamp
Embossed Butterfly on the inside of my card - SU - (Beautiful Wings)
Dark Pink Twine - Recollections

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Welcome little Zebra....

Happy Monday Everyone! 
Did you have a Wonderful Weekend?
I enjoyed watching some YouTube videos on coloring and
more blending techniques - I guess you can never have too
much knowledge on crafting - There's soooo Much to learn!

Today is my day to post on the KaDoodle Bug Blog
so I thought I would show you what I created using the

Cute Zoo Crew

This really is a CUTE SVG file!

I haven't used my Flip Framelit Dies in awhile - and thought 
this would be PERFECT for this adorable Zebra Baby Card!

I thought I would show you a side version of this Flip Die

And then the inside or other side of this FUN flip Die -

 The Recipe for my Baby Zebra Card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Doodlebug, 
American Crafts, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Hello Baby)
Sizzix Framelits - Stephanie Barnard (Gift Card Flip-its)
Baker's Twine - Stampin' Up (Basic Grey)
Sakura White Gelly Roll 08 Pen for the Eyes & Doodling
Heart & Stars - Cut out using my Silhouette
Small Star inside card - Stampin' Up Star Punch
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Stitched Banner Die - Jaded Blossom (Mini Tags Die 2)
Zebra SVG - KaDoodle Bug Designs (Cute Zoo Crew)

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge #6

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!!
Today, starts a Brand New Month & Challenge
over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge
The Challenge is Anything Goes - How
EASY could that be? SUPER EASY!
So Make sure you come play along with us!

Here's what I created for the NEW CHALLENGE -

 June kicks Summer off & the swimming season-
So I thought this would be fun to share!!!! :)

Recipe for this card - 

Card Stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Doodlebug
Sun Die - Craftin Desert Diva's
Wavey Dots Die, Wavey Shaped Die - Die-namics (Blueprints #11)
Ranger Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon,
Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
Sentiment, Turtles, Bubbles - Clearly Besotted (Cool Dude)
Zig Pens - Kiwi, Everygreen, Spring Green, Platinum
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen (Everyday Characters)
Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
White Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Now that you've seen what I've created
Make sure to stop on by and play along - 
Hope to see your there! :)


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I'm so Glad.....

Hello & Happy Wednesday everyone! 
It's time for a new sketch challenge 

Here's This Week's Sketch:

Here's the Project I Created:

I just LOVE the papers & Sentiment on this card! :)

Here's the Recipe for my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Digital Designer Paper & Sentiment - Just So Scrappy (Just be You)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
- I used Print N Cut with my Silhouette to print
all the Digital paper out and the fun Flower Sentiment -

Make sure to Link up here:

I hope you plan to join us - the Challenge is for 2 weeks
so you'll have plenty of time to create something fabulous!
Don't forget to leave some Blog LOVE for my Awesome
Design Team Members!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by -
Have a Wonderfully Crafty day!!