Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happiness Blooms

A birthday card for a friend using this week's freebie at Designed2Delight and the sketch from Stamp with Fun. Colored with Copics, everthing else was leftover from this and that.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Autumn Harvest

A little fall card using this week's play along freebie from Designed2Delight and a freebie sentiment from Rainbow Echo Designs found at Sentimental Sundays. Love those freebies, thanks to those who give them to us. Image is colored with Copics, paper is from the My Mind's Eye Complete Boy mega pack. Sorry for the excessive ink distressing, it's what happens when you're trying to color when you're too tired to think and you've had too much help from 8 year olds.

Will be entering this at:
Designed2Delight - Autumn Harvest
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #72 Autumn
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 129 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesdays - Challenge 128 - Any season

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Falloween cat

Trying to get back to blogging after many setbacks over the past few months. Here is a little cutie I did with the  Designed2Delight freebie for September. Also my first attempt at hybrid, all papers and elements excluding the stamp are digi's from Nitwit Collections. Love those papers! Colored with Copics.

Entering at:
Craftuscrazy - autumn colors
CMC Copic - fall or Halloween themed

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mojo 181

Playing with another Mojo Monday sketch and a fun digi stamp from Designed2Delight.

Stamps: Lucky Bird from Designed2Delight, sentiment and shamrocks from Close to My Heart
Colored with Copics, ink CTMH
Paper: My Minds Eye

Enterering in the following challenges:

Mojomonday - sketch
Designed2Delight - Lucky Bird image
Stamptacular Sunday - Lucky Duck
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Pink Polka Dots

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mojo 180

Playing again with the design from Mojo Monday and a new digi stamp from designed2delight. I love daffodils, the say SPRING to me, ours are just starting to bloom bringing with them the promise that winter is almost over.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mojo Monday 179

This week's challenge is based on this sketch. 

I've had fun playing around with it and have used it to create a couple of cards for a couple of different challenges.

The first is a late Valentine for using Pink, Red and Chocolate for the and

The other I am submitting to the following challenges: cake n ice cream Birthday wishes colors of kiwi, strawberry and melon pastels

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Magnolia

Magnolia's are new to me, I just discovered them about 2 weeks ago and I am totally in love! This little sweetie is my first entry in a blog challenge, I look forward to many more. Sorry about the poor picture quality but I just can't seem to get a good photo tonight.

Stamp: Magnolia Stamps Tilda with Hearts
Colored with Copics
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Very Vanilla, Glitter paper
Paper: Freebie DP from

I plan on entering her in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Love is in the Air
Magnolia Stamplover Glitter challenge
Totally Tilda, Lots of Hearts
Die Cut Dreams, Hearts - no sentiment

Friday, January 21, 2011

First challenge card

I am fairly new to this whole blog thingy and have only recently discovered different cardmaking and stamping challenges. All I can say is I'm hooked! I love being able to see others expression of creativity, it is so inspirational to me. This week I decided it was about time for me to jump in and try my hand at a challenge. One of my favorites is Mojo Monday where a basic sketch is posted and you adapt it to your own creation. Here is what I came up with -

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps digi stamp "Dance of Love" hand colored with watercolor pencils, SU {Heart} Hearts
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: SU Real Red
Paper: DP by Nitwits Collection
Other: SU Dimensionals, ribbon, nestabilities

I plan on posting this to both the Mojo Monday #174 and the ribbon challenge at Sundays with Chrissy.

This is still a learning process for me but thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chocolate pistachio cake

Yesterday was a crazy weather day here in the south, first 6 inches of snow followed by ice so I decided to utilize a recipe I found on Pioneer Woman's website for Chocolate Pistachio cake.  This was a cake my mother used to make when I was a kid but I know it's been 30 years since I had it and I've never made it for my kids. It was so simple to put together and was declared delicious by all. I'm so glad to have found this recipe after all of these years. Thanks Pioneer Woman!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Happy New Year-

I LOVE paper and all things related to paper - scrapbooking, books, crafts - especially quilting, cross stitch & knitting which all require a paper pattern.  I am fairly new to blogs and have found them to be quite resourceful as well as addicting. I have discovered so many ideas and resources through my blog wanderings. I am starting this blog to share my love of paper with all of you as well as a way to journal the adventure we call life.  Please join me in my journey.