Saturday, January 13, 2018


Week 282: HUG

When I saw the current CASology Cue, I immediately thought of this image from an MFT set from years ago called Friends Furever. I had colored it with Copics and never used it. It has been in my snippet box waiting for the perfect moment! This was it.

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Challenge #124 Love - Make a card for love/valentine's day

Challenge # 428 - Boy Oh Boy

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Music Speaks

I am pleased and proud to announce that this is my first post as an

Design Team Member. I am so excited to be working with this wonderful team of designers, some of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting in Blogland, and all of whose work I am familiar with from my participation on other design teams. A wonderful fresh and new leg of my paper crafting journey lies ahead for me in 2018! Awesome!

I am jumping right in as the host of this first challenge of 2018 in which the CODE WORD is MUSIC

Kylie Purtell of Happy Little Stampers is the sponsor of this challenge, and she is awarding the winner a $15.00 gift card to the store!

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations that the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Music is the language we all understand and there are endless places to go with this - I hope you play along. I can't wait to see the wonderful creations that come of this prompt!
Stamps - PTI Rythm & Soul, Waltzingmouse Stamps Musical Backgrounds.
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark. 
Paper - Neenah Solar White 110#, PTI Fresh Snow Linen, PTI Perfect Match Smokey Shadow, Bazzil Basics White Vellum.
Accessories - Gold EP, Heat Gun, Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, 3M Foam Tape, Scor-Tape 1/8".

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

CAS Christmas

Happy New Year! It's time for a new year of Challenges at Happy Little Stampers, and time to start on our Christmas card stashes for next Christmas! Only 361 more days!!! For the January challenge, it's all Christmas all the time with the optional twist is CAS (Clean And Simple). Challenge winner will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stamper shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I twisted with the gorgeous Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia and sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy.

Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and see the fabulous inspiration pieces that the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Get your Fa La La La La back on, and create a Christmas card for your 2018 stash!

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An Ocean Full Of Thanks

Hello and Happy New Year! It's time for the first Time Out Challenge of 2018 where the theme is "Thankful". Our Guest Designers for the challenge are Bobby of Bits and Pieces and Julee of Poetic Artistry. Bobby is a big supporter and frequent player at Time Out. Julee is such a talented designer, owner of Verve Stamps, and sponsor of this challenge. Please visit their blogs and leave them some love. 

How does the prompt inspire you? I am looking forward to finding out. Get your craft on and join us in the gallery at Time Out.

I am also playing at:

SSS Monday – Something New

SSS Wednesday – Something New

SSS Work It Wednesday – New To You

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Celebrate The Joys Of Christmas

My new Altenew Build A Flower: Poinsettia has been patiently awaiting my attention. Today we were blessed with our first snowfall here in New Jersey (Northeastern US). So lovely to have snow when everything is decorated for Christmas. I spent much of the day in my craft room and I finally broke out the poinsettia. I inked it twice in reds then greens. I put it together with a bit of gold glitter paper, a stencil-embossed background and a piece of patterned paper using Freshly Made Sketches #316 for my layout, and this card was born. 

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Stamping + dry embossing with stencil and die cutting. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

I Love You More Than Sushi

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is up and running. I decided to take a break from Christmas with this card that I created for my son't 18th birthday. He is a big sushi lover, as am I, hence the theme. The sentiment inside is "I hope you have sushi great day!" printed from my computer.

The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Please head over the the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge and see what the wonderful Design Team has created for your inspiration.  Get your creative juices flowing nad make something to share in the gallery!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Christmas

Time Out #98 Home Sweet Home Challenge is up and running. The inspiration is below.

I went with a very simple design done with dry and heat embossing. Image and sentiment are done with Stamp Simply Oh Christmas Tree Stamp Set.

Uniko is our sponsor for this challenge. The winner will receive a $15.00 voucher to spend in the Uniko Shop.

Guest Designer for both the challenge and reminder posts is Sarah Gray of Funky Fossil Designs. Sarah has a wonderful style that is sure to spark your imagination, so please do yourself a favor and visit her blog.

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the awesome Design Team has created for your inspiration. Get your craft on and create a card to link up and play along with us at Time Out Challenges.

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ANY holiday card can be linked up.