Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hello, dear friends!  Today I am sharing a card made with this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine.  In case you haven't heard, Heather has a 'Loyalty Program'; if you use one of her images for the challenge, she very generously offers a free image.  I must admit, I'm somewhat addicted to her images and love collecting them.

I couldn't find any blue paper that fit my image so I used Ranger Faded Jeans distress ink to color my paper.  And then I dug in my scrap box to find some DP for the background.  The sentiment was created in PSE and die cut.  I used my Clear Star pen on her wings and some gold Stickles on the books, which makes the card sparkly, even though it doesn't show in the pics.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  back to school
Clear It Out:  fav color combo (blue, yellow, pink); anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #50 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #36 Fairies or Angels
Come and Get It:  anything goes with a sentiment
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop

Hello dear friends!  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. August 29th at midnight.  

 Today my card features the Raindrops on Roses paper collection.  The flowers and butterflies were stamped, embossed and die cut from vellum.  You will find a complete list of products below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterflies)
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterflies)
SKU 253867 Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die
HCDP1 240 Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection

Other products
white and plum card stock, vellum; Recollections Snow Embossing powder; Ranger Embossing Ink; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen;  Extra fine embossing powder; ATG gun; Glossy Accents; Stickles, gold and Diamonds; pearls; seam binding

Your next stop on this blog hop will be Glenda.

Here is the complete blog hop list
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Selma Stevenson 
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh 
Kerry Urbatch 
Sarah Miller: you are here
Glenda Brooks
Lisa Gregory
Mary Faus 
Vicki Dutcher
Debbie Seyer
 Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hap-Bee Birthday

Hello friends!  Today I'm taking a few liberties with the word 'happy'.  I'm not sure I should have done that; sometimes I worry people won't get what I'm trying to say, LOL.

This is another awesome image from Heather at Lacy Sunshine.  I copied the two bees in Photoshop Elements, enlarged them and added them to the hand stitched border.  I love the ruler I bought from Stampin' Up,  makes it so easy to add the piercing.

challenges I would like to enter
Seize The Birthday:  yellow birthday
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #189 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  #83 summer colors
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #47 anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart:  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges:  #247 Bunting or Banners
Inkspirational: #62 use markers or pencils (image colored with Prismacolor pencils)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  #40 anything goes
Lacy Sunshine:  # 39 summer

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sweet Victorian Lizabeth

Today I'm sharing a card using  Victorian Lizabeth from Lacy Sunshine.

Lately, I've been trying to make cards with less embellishments to make them easier to mail, but this incredibly sweet image just made me go back to my shabby chic roots.  The background is made with the 3 largest dies from the Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 set.  The swirls, sentiment and larger flowers are stamps and die cuts from Heartfelt Creations; the smaller flowers are punched and colored with distress inks.  I added pearl centers and then finished with some Stickles.  I also added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the image, which has been colored with Prismacolor Pencils. 

challenges I would like to enter
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #68 Anything goes
Sweet 7 Challenge:  #1  Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks:  #205  Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz:  #23 Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  #106  Anything goes
Divas by Design:  Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #188  Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Diecuts/Punches
Wonderful Wednesdays:  Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash:  #162 Triple Threat, use 3 from the list on the blog (flowers, pearls, punched/diecut elements)

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!