Friday, March 31, 2017

Freebie Friday Giveaway!!!

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone!
It's the Last day of March! Yipee!!
 In celebrating that... I thought I would have a Giveaway!
WHAT? A giveaway for celebrating the last day in March?
WHY NOT??? 😁

I have a Brand New CTMH stamp set I
would like to giveaway to one of my AWESOME
followers - *** I just have 3 simple rules ***

#1 - Leave a Happy Comment on this post
#2 - Be a Follower
#3 - Leave a way for me to reach you

That's pretty much it! - I'm just a simple gal! 😁

-- Here's the set I'm giving away --

This set is called (JOY FOREVER)
and would be perfect for so many different types of cards... 
its a double layered stamp set which makes it more elegant

I'll Announce the winner Next Wednesday - April 5th

PLEASE - 1 Comment per person 😃

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Oxide Christmas....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
The weekend is almost here! YAY!
I recently ordered a large bookshelf, which will
be here tomorrow.... I'm gonna store my Stamps on it...
At least that's my plan! 😏

I got them all organized already, in those
plastic sleeves along with labels... but the shelf I
have (which my loving husband built me)
is not working out... so I'm hoping to get this new shelving unit
to work with all my stamps - Keeping my fingers crossed
it will work... I'm not sure what I'll do with my other shelf
But I think my hubby wants it, if I don't use it... So I better 
come up with something before he snags it from me! 😂

I have my Weekly Holiday card to share with you today!
I'm using my brand New Distress Oxides I got recently from
They had a really good deal on them when it was a pre-order &
I was so excited when they finally arrived that I just had to make
something with them - They really are smoother than my
regular distress inks for sure... I think I'm in 💖

I totally 💖💖 the way this card turned out - It always makes
me happy when that happens! 😁
I used the Faded Jeans & Broken China Distress Oxides
First I stamped the snowflakes with versamark ink on white CS
then used some SSS Fine White Embossing powder -
Heat set it, then used the Oxides - they really blended so well 
& smoothly together - After that I splattered some Sheer Shimmer 
Frost Spritz on it - then let it dry for a second or two....

I then blended some more of the 2 colors 
on some white scrap CS, so I could cut out
the Snowflake Die from Gina Marie Designs - I added a small
splatter of the Shimmer spray on it as well - You can see I brought
that same color to the inside of my card... 😃

--- Other Supplies Used ---

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Spectrum Noir Ultra
Snowflake Stamp set - SSS (Frozen Fractals)
"Christmas Wishes" Sentiment - SSS (Merry & Bright)
Polar Bear Image - My Favorite Things (Polar Bear Pals)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Clear Wink of Stella Pen on the Polar bears scarf
Long Banner Die - Lawn Fawn (Everyday Sentiment Banners)
Medium Stitched Rectangle die - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Stitched Rectangle Scallop Die - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Stitched Circle Die - SSS
Clear Itty Bitty Gems - CTMH
Snowflakes inside card - Martha Stewart Punch
Tools Used - Big Shot, Heat Gun, Round Blending tools, Scan N Cut
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Splatter Brush

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Friday Challenge (Anything Goes)
Die Cuttin Diva's - (Anything Goes)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mermaid Wishes...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well...
Mine is going great... I just can't believe
March is almost over with.... Do you realize
School gets out in like 8 short weeks! OMGOSH!!

Can you tell I'm excited about it! LOL
Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my job, I really do
But there are times I'm like UGH!!! WHY ME!!
You know how it goes... I know you do! :)
I will probably be working during the Summer months
as well... but not as much I hope... tehehehe

I've got another Birthday card to share with you -
I was inspired by the ADORABLE Echo Park Paper Collection 
called (Let's be Mermaids) - It's super cute and thought it would
make a sweet female birthday card for someone at school...

I glittered up this sweet Mermaid with some Clear Wink of Stella
 & added some Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal 
drops to her head gear as well as on the card...
I think the paper collection is just so fun!!! 😄

*** Other Supplies Used ***

Cardstock - Bazzill, Stampin' Up
"Birthday Wishes" sentiment was Computer Generated
Label Shape - Silhouette Store (#39232)
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Creative Time
Clear Itty Bitty Adhesive Gems - CTMH

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a FABULOUS Day!!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy, Happy, Party time....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Mine was SLOW
& Steady.. I actually felt very tired all weekend long -
Maybe I need to get more sleep! Yeah... That's it! 😀

Today, I've got a FUN Shaker card I made for
another Teacher at School... I love Shaker
cards because, they are interactive for the person
who receives it... I know I love shaking them, so I
 imagine, the person getting this card will do the same! 😄
It makes me Smile... it's those silly
little things that just make me happy! hahaha

The Paper Collection I used is from Echo Park called (Party time)
I added an assortment of sequins from Craftin' Desert Divas
and the Stitched Card Mat die is from My Creative Time

I really enjoy using different products from all the
different companies out there.... everything just works
so well together! 😄

I made this to be a more masculine card, 
but it could totally work for a female as well....

** Other Products Used **

Cardstock - Bazzill, Papertrey Ink, Dur-a-lar clear film
Big Shot, Silhouette Program/Machine
Adhesive - Dimensionals, ThermOweb, ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a Fantastic Day!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Holidays/Christmas....

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
YAY! The weekend came back around!
I've had a rough week trying to get back
into the groove of working after being off
a week... I think I'm finally there... 
but now it's the weekend again.... 
so hopefully I'll be okay come Monday! 

I've got my weekly Holiday card to show you -
I made 2 of them.... same design different papers....
I'm not a huge fan with how they turned out -

Sometimes when I get an idea... I go with it
and hope it turns out like I thought.. and sometimes
it does and I'm thrilled... sometimes it's just okay and I
live with it... because..well that's life! 😉

Of course while making these cards - I made a
boo boo... I'm sure you've all been there before
when creating something - So then I had to fix it
and I think that's where I was like... ugh.. whatever!

As you can tell... they are the same... I think the Wink of Stella on the
Happy Holidays shows a little to much... but it was really plain
without something ---

The (Happy Holidays) is a Silhouette File (# 52372)
I cut it out 3x's using adhesive backing to make layering it
easier.... The designer Paper is from Echo Park (I Love Winter)
and I used a Red Wink of Stella Glitter Pen 

The (Merry Christmas) is a Gina Marie Designs die, 
cut out 3x's as well... 
I added Clear Wink of Stella to shimmer it up a little bit...
The Designer Paper is Echo Park (I Love Christmas)

** Other Products Used **

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Stampin' UP
Itty Bitty Clear Gems - CTMH
Stitched Card Mat Die - MFT
Big Shot, Silhouette Machine
Adhesive - ATG, ThermOweb, Elizabeth Double Sided

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Magical Birthday...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!~
My week is going slowly since taking
a week off... I'm trying to get my GROOVE
back but it may take another week to do it... 😲

In the mean time... I have another Fun Card
to show ya... I made this using the adorable
Paper Collection from Echo Park called (Magic & Wonder)

You know I volunteered to make cards for the
Teachers & Staff at my School
So this is one I designed for a Male teacher

I'm sure if I used some Wink of Stella on this card - it would
totally work for a female as well! 😊

I LOVE circles... so that's what motivated me to make this
card ... I just started out with the cool tag from the paper
collection.. then saw circles in my design... I really like
the way this card turned out - 

** Products used on this card **

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
"Birthday" Sentiment - Computer Generated
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Creative Time
Silhouette Machine & Program, Big Shot
Adhesive - ThermOweb, ATG Gun

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Shaker Thanks....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your week??? Weekend?
Mine was good.. went by WAY TOO FAST! IMO! 
I can't believe Spring Break is over already!
I guess I have Easter Break to look forward too now! hahaha

Thanks for ALL your SWEET Comments on my
Pre-Scheduled posts while I was away... YES I read them!

We had a really nice break, went to visit my sister
which was a lot of fun... We're already talking
about our next trip! 😁 Actually she wants to come
visit me the next time - So, sometime this Summer
she'll be here... And we talked about taking a 
GIRL Cruise together! How FUN would that be?
We talked about her & I going along with her 2 adult
daughters... Of course they jumped on board the minute
I said Cruise! hahaha

I'm the only one whose ever taken a Cruise -
I've been on 2 of them and LOVE it... You either
LOVE Cruising or Hate it - It really is that way...

Anyway... it's back to work I go (inserting SAD Face) 😒
While I was on my break, I managed to make a couple of cards
I know... No Surprise there... huh? LOL

I made this to THANK YOU for always
being so supportive by leaving me some blogging love!
You Guys ROCK!!! 😘😘😘

The Design is from the Silhouette Store (#132377)
It's actually a regular card - but of course I had to change it up! 😀

I used Clear Wink of Stella on the bird & words... thought they
just needed a little extra know how it is! 😉

** Products Used on my Card **

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Kraft, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Spring)
Assorted Sequins - Craftin Desert Divas, My Craft Spot
Itty Bitty Clear Gems - CTMH
Duralar Clear Film for the Shaker
Silhouette Machine
Adhesives - Nuvo Glue Pen, ThermOweb, SU Foam Strips

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Now, time to go play Blogger Catch up
with you guys! 😋

Have a FANTASTIC Day!!!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Deery Christmas....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
** This is a Pre-Scheduled post **

I couldn't go the week without sharing
my Weekly Holiday card! 😁

I'm using the Adorably CUTE Stamp set

The stamp set is called: Hello Deer and I've had it awhile now...
I Finally took some time to ink & color this little cutie up!
The Card design is a Sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches #192
And of course I added some of my favorite Designer Paper from
Doodlebug Designs called Home for the Holidays & Sugar Plums

I'm really liking the design along with that awesome Chain Pierced 
Die from Gina Marie Designs - 

I've been asked by a couple of people if I do the
inside of my holiday cards as well...
and the answer to that is YES!! Yes I do!

Here's the inside of this card, so you can see what I did...

I try to incorporate the papers from the front of my card
to the inside... Of course the sentiment matches as well...
I still have plenty of room to write what I want -- 😉

** Other Supplies Used on my Card **

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up, Spectrum Noir
Small Finished Frame Die - Avery Elle
Spectrum Noir Markers
Candy Cane Trendy Twine
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on the Reindeer Nose
Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart
Stitched Decorative Banner - My Creative Time
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Ruby Slippers, Sunlit Meadow
Clear Itty Bitty Gems - CTMH

Anyway.. Another Holiday card down! YES!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Post it Wishes...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
(This is another Pre-Scheduled Post)

I showed you my Local Card Swap cards on Monday's Post
using a Design from Kimberly Harris over at:

Well... I liked the cards so much
that I decided to turn them into Birthday
Cards for the Teachers at my school -
I made a Male & Female Version

-- Happy Birthday Wishes Cards --

These turned out so COOL! I have a LARGE stash of used/cut up
Designer Paper (Don't we ALL) So I thought I could use
some up to make these cards -- The differences between these
cards & Monday's Cards are:  I used Designer Papers, I used the
Paper Clip Die, & I used a Wish Word Die - 😁

I think this card turned out so pretty with 
the purple & green combo

Supplies Used on this card -- 

Leftover MME DP
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Purple Rain
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on the word (Wishes) 
Itty Bitty clear Adhesive Gems - CTMH
"Happy Birthday" Sentiment - Computer Generated

I totally LOVE the way this Masculine birthday card turned out

Supplies Used on this Card --

Leftover Fancy Pants DP
Enamel Dots - MME, & Eyelet Outlet
"Happy Birthday" Sentiment - Computer Generated

*** Supplies Used on BOTH Cards ***

-- Dies from My Creative Time --

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
(Wishes) Word Die - Sizzix (cut out 4x's each)
(Tools Used) - Big Shot, Silhouette Program, Printer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a FANTASTIC Day!!!


Monday, March 13, 2017

March Card Swap Cards....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
This is a Pre-Scheduled Post since I'm still on Vacation!
I'm apart of a local Card Swap group as most of you
already know.... And this month's theme was
Congratulations! Which is up too you on that part...
(Baby, Grad, New Home, Etc.)
We did have a sketch... But I did NOT follow the sketch -
I just wasn't feeling that sketch at ALL --- 😒

Sooo... I decided, I wanted to use some of my
AWESOME dies that I haven't used - I was  
Inspired by Kimberly Harris over at: Kimberly Harris Studio

This is her card that I CAS(E)'D

She used several My Creative Time Dies for hers,
So I did the same! 😁

-- Here's what I came up with --

I choose to do a H.S. Grad Card! 
The School Colors here are Red & Black -
I liked the layout of Kimberly's design, so I stuck with that - 
But chose to raise my Stitched "post it" paper 
& add a Die Word. I thought cutting it
out in Red CS would really make the word POP! 
I cut it out 3 x's for added dimension - AND, 
I wanted this to be for a Female Graduate
so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the word "Congrats" 
along with some clear gems & Glittered Enamel Dots - 

I made some plain, just in case some of the ladies in my card swap group wanted one for a male graduate -- They really liked the Dies
that I used & the Cork --

-- Supplies Used on these Cards --

Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Specialty Paper - DCWV Adhesive Cork 6x6 pad
"You did it" Sentiment - Computer Generated
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen on the word (Congrats)
Doodlebug Glitter Enamel Dots
itty bitty Clear adhesive Gems - CTMH
(Grad) Hat Die inside my cards - Sizzix
(Tools Used) - Big Shot, Silhouette Program, Printer

-- Dies from My Creative Time --

Thanks so much for stopping by today!