Hi friends - I am part of a super fun announcement over at A Blog Named Hero - check it out; but before you go, here's a glimpse at my creation.


Stamps: Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut, MFT Damask Background
Papers: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Hero Arts Black Notecards, MFT Gold Shine card stock, PTI Vellum
InkArchival Black
Accessories: Ranger Foil Sheets, Tombow Dot Adhesive, MFT Blueprints, Zig Clean Color Brush (for watercolor of focal panel)


Hello...friends...and baby Griffin!

Hello there friends; hope this note finds you doing well!

I recently hosted a baby shower for a co-worker and his wife, they are expecting their first child December 20. What fun!! They are having a little boy; their colors are teal and grey. We ordered some custom sugar cookies, DELICIOUS, in onesies and baby carriages (see below); we gathered for appetizers and drinks at one of their favorite Mexican restaurants and just had a great time.

This is the card I made for them. The "Hello" sentiment and die are from Papertrey Ink (Phrase Play #3 - I use this die soooo much); the paper is, AGAIN, Concord and 9th's Happy Hues for the focal piece. I die cut the hello, arrow and center piece (which says little one) multiple times from Smokey Shadow card stock and layered it altogether for some fun dimension.

I coated the arrow in glossy accents and sponged the bottom portion of the hello in MFT's Sno Cone ink for added interest.

Thanks for stopping in; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: PTI Phrase Play #3, Verve Visual Treasured Words
Papers: Neenah 120 lb. white, DP by MFT and Concord and 9th Happy Hues
InkMFT Sno Cone, Spearmint, Steel Grey
Accessories: glossy accents, PTI Phrase Play #3 die, washi tape


More Enclosed: Present in Purple

Our youngest daughter had a dear friend/classmate with a birthday last week; we baked her banana bread - her favorite and I created this card for her (she loves purple...did I do okay ya think?)!!

I used the PTI Enclosed: Present mini stamp set and die again, this time sponging in purple inks. I added the bow (without the tails), cut from both white card stock and sponged as well as craft foam for some dimension. Tied on a tag and added a double bow; base paper is PTI's Confetti Toss. Quick and easy!

Our daughter said her friend was completely surprised and so appreciative of the treat, we'll label that a SUCCESS!

Hope YOUR week is a SUCCESS!


Stamps: PTI Enclosed: Present Mini Stamp Set
Papers: PTI Plum Pudding, DP by PTI (Confetti Toss), misc. white card stock
InkPTI Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon
Accessories: PTI: Enclosed Mini Present die, craft foam, washi tape, MFT Blueprints, twine, MME enamel dots


December 25

Hi friends!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I had a bit of time to craft today and loved the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC298 - layout below) so I set about making a Christmas card. Christmas is JUST AROUND THE CORNER - eeekkk...so not ready.
Smiley from Millan.Net

This card came together quickly - and I didn't even panic when my wink of stella pen decided to poop on my tag! HA! I made the best of it and created random wink of stella circles - see them in that close up photo? YES - happy, happy!

The focal point is Memory Box's Distress Tag; I sponged a ton of ink on it - Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone; stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa. To add a bit more interested, I sponged on Fired Brick using the Dots and Lines stencil by Simon Says Stamp; I wanted to add some sparkle to the #'s which was great...till I saw the big ole blob by the 5; like I said, what's a girl to do? Embellish with more blobs and I like them!

The Cupcake Inspiration today was snowflakes so I thought they were the perfect touch for the base layer, added some DP from a couple different packs of My Mind's Eye, added a big ole button and a double-loop bow of hemp cord.

Thanks for popping in - hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Stampington and Company 25 Outline
PapersPTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
InkDistress Ink: Pumice Stone, Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Borduroy, Fired Brick, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, hemp cord, misc. button, cuttlebug embossing folder, Heidi Swapp distressor


  Cupcake Inspiration 339

JUGS332 - "Merry"