Monday, March 31, 2014



Just checking in to announce the winner of my Penny Black blog giveaway!

Marylou... where are you?! You won! Please contact me to claim your prize :) you can send me emails using the little envelope with wings icon on the right side of the screen.

Thanks all who entered :)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Maria!

Today is a milestone birthday for our blogging friend Maria F (Reislingmama), she turns 50! A group of us have gathered together (thanks to Shirley)  in blogland to celebrate! I made a card that is sentiment-less mainly because I couldn't figure out where to put it and also because I am going to pretend the sentiment is on the INSIDE! hehe...

Maria Birthday

How did I edge up my card just for Maria? I used the following little bottles of bling to make the flowers shine :)

Bottles of bling

Happy Birthday to a lady who is funny, witty, and uber talented. Far beats me in the edgy department and has an amazing card making style! For a complete list of the participants in this little shindig, head over to our hostess Shirley's place HERE.

All products PTI...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last Day with Penny Black and a Giveaway!

PB Best Wishes

Today is my last day showcasing Penny Black goodness as their guest designer. I really loved the way this turned out. Lately I have been loving the blue pink gold combo and this is another example of this beautiful color combination. You can find details and a supply list on their blog.

So I thought in honor of my special week with Penny Black, I would give away blooming tags and Cake and Wishes, part of Penny Black's new release! Just leave a comment below by Midnight EST Wednesday March 26th, 2014. I want to thank Penny Black for having me this week. I had a lot of fun creating these projects!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Penny Black Blog Day 3 & 4!


I am on the Penny Black blog this week and wanted to show you the card for today (and yesterday). Check out the blog for details on how I made them. All supplies are Penny Black and they are listed on the blog too!

PB Thank You

Can you believe that is a peony background stamp embossed in snow powder? Me either!

PB Thinking of you

the thin letters of the sentiment stuck easily on the wet embossing paste so there was no need for adhesive! I got the color combination from this pin found in my inspired by Pinterest board!

Tomorrow is my last day with Penny Black, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When it Rains it Pours

Today I am in 2 places in blogland...on the Crate Paper Blog where I made 2 layouts (yes Layouts!) and 2 matching cards and on the Penny Black blog messing with some embossing paste. I don't know if you know this but I am a scrapper first and a card maker second. Sadly, my love of card making took over for a bit so I am rusty!  I am in awe of what scrappers are doing now, but I thought for the old times sake,  I would take out some 12x12 paper and give it a go.

The theme was stripes and glitter. HELLO!! My favorite!

Here is my first card/layout duo...

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And this is my second card layout...


I hope you will stop by the CP blog for all the details.

Just so happens, I am ALSO on the Penny Black Blog. (see what I mean by when it rains it pours?)

I made this card, you can learn how I made it on the blog ;)

PB Wishing You

Monday, March 17, 2014

Penny Black Guest Designer Day 1

See the trick to making this card on the Penny Black Blog! Supplies are also listed there if you wanted to know what I used!

Your Friendship

UPDATE: After great debate, I decided to paint the front door dark brown, the same as the trim...neutral and versatile. Better for selling and cheaper overall. I hope the next house has a pretty door like this one...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

6 Things I am Digging Right NOW!

Hey Everybody!!

I've been busy and haven't posted in a while so I thought I would share what I'm up to...

1. Yes, I have been creating, just less. I hope you will check out the Penny Black blog March 17-21st. I will be guesting on the blog. Look at this cool poster they made for the "event". *blushing*

2. Painting my house. Exterior paint color is STRESSFUL! I have spent a ton of money on little samples and I think I am close to a final color choice. I decided to repaint my front door too. Top of the list is a color called Mumbo Jumbo by Kwal Paints. Cross your fingers it's cool and not crazy!

3. In all the stress of painting and spring cleaning, this song (Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen) seems to get played a lot. I appreciate Bruce Springsteen more and more.

4. I bought some shoes! They make me feel fancy and at LEAST 5'5" ;)). I got them at TJ Maxx.

5. I started watching THE FOLLOWING and boy is it getting good. TV is finally coming out of reality TV (though I like that too), and making shows feel like movies which is pretty good for this mom of 4! Kevin Bacon is aging better than me, but that's's not actually, but I am trying to be positive!!

6. I am still pinning on Pinterest! It makes me feel like I am being creative when I don't have time to actually be. Here is one of my favorites lately...SO INSPRIRING

Ok well that's it for now. I hope you all are doing some great things too and I would love to hear about it!