Tuesday, June 30, 2020


If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge 145

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment die cut by Sizzix

Monday, June 29, 2020

You were there when I needed you

I made several of these and sent them to Taylored Expressions for them to send out ... 

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge 145

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Live Every Moment. Laugh Every Day. Love Beyond Words

Just Add Ink - Challenge 511

Colored with Copics
Digi by Prima Marketing

Saturday, June 27, 2020

You make everything s'more fun!

How cute are these guys roasting marshmallows????  We did this over Mother's Day at our daughter's and it was so much fun. (See pic below)  This is one of the newest releases from Avery Elle. They have super fast shipping and I got it in like 4 days. Love quick service!!  Especially during a pandemic!!

Little Red Wagon - How about the Solar Eclipse?
TGIF Challenges - Summer Vibes
Creative Friday - Vacation Time/Summer Holidaysz
Allsorts - So cute

Stamps by Avery Elle

Hello from my unicycle

Here are these monkeys again having fun on their unicycle. I need to see what other animals will have a ride :). 

Make My Monday - Stencils
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #496
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stenciling

We got word this week that the whole state of North Carolina must wear a mask when going out in public - for at least 3 more weeks. I feel like we'll never move onto Phase 3!!  UGH!!  

Stamps and dies by Avery Elle
Stencil by Taylored Expressions

Friday, June 26, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge #203 Summer Palette

At Cut It Up this week, the challenge is Summer Palette - Use the colors turquoise, yellow, hot pink, coral and bright green on your projects.

I made this awesome gable box by The Cutting Cafe and I used bright papers on it. For my stamped image and die cut, its by The Greetery and I fell in love with this stamp set called "Top Down Day". I filled this with salt water taffy (yum, my favorite!)

I would also like to add this to the following challenge:

Daring Cardmakers - Let's Go 3D

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Life is Better in Flip Flops

I loved this color combo, I had to try it again :). Yes, with more flip flops!!

Fab Friday - Challenge 192

Stamps by Catherine Pooler
Washi tape
Designer paper

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Life is Better in Flip Flops

I pulled out my favorite flip flop set by Catherine Pooler to make this card with these colors.

Fab Friday - Challenge 192

Stamps by Catherine Pooler Inks

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Feeling blue?

I think this would cheer anyone up, don't you? 

Sweet Stampin' - Got the Blues

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Speech bubble die cut by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Monday, June 22, 2020

I Like How You Roll

When I saw this unicycle set at Avery Elle last week, I had to get it.  Didn't everyone ride a unicycle down their street when they were a teenager?  I DID!!!  Ha ha  Yes I did and I loved it!!

When I saw this sketch at Atlantic Hearts, I immediately got out my new stamps and dies and went to work. I wasn't sure how it would look with the patterned paper, but I kinda like it now!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Sketch #374

Stamps and dies by Avery Elle

If flowers were hugs, I'd send you a thousand

Just Us Girls - Color Week #541
Always Fun - Anything Goes

Stamps by Stampin Up

Sunday, June 21, 2020

You are Totally Awesome fancy fold card

Just Add Ink - Add a Fancy Fold
Catch the Bug - BINGO - Stitching (on front monkey image), Bugaboo Image, Sentiment

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hey there, crafty friend!

TGIF - Stamp Your Own Patterned Paper

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions

Hang in there, friend!

Just a little badger hanging out in his hammock relaxing for the day. I won this image at Lily of the Valley. I love it and he's great to color. You can find him here.

Little Red Wagon - Animal Antics

Digi by LOTV
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions

Friday, June 19, 2020

Congrats Baby Girl

Fab 'n' Funky - Baby or small child

Stamps by Gina Marie Designs
Sky embossing die by Lawn Fawn

Thursday, June 18, 2020

What's the Scoop?

I don't know about you but I think I could eat ice cream every single day in the summertime!! :)

Below you'll see I captured this hummingbird at my feeder yesterday. They are so fun to watch!!

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge 375
Addicted to Stamps & More - Clean and Simple

Stamps by Hero Arts
Oxide Inks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


I found this Stampin Up hostess set recently on Ebay and I had to have it. It has 60 itty bitty stamps in the set with buildings, houses, cars, trees, sun, etc. It was fun making this cute wedding scene with my Oxide inks as its a 2-step stamp coloring set.

The Spot - Clean and Simple Wedding
Double D Challenges - Wedding
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Here Comes the Bride

Stamps by Stampin Up In the City Hostess Set

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Every Little Kindness Makes the World Brighter

I haven't gotten out this beach set yet this year and I think this is one of my fave Stampin Up sets that has ever been made! This saying is perfect right now with what is going on today's times.

The Paper Players - Color Challenge 
Dies R Us - Summertime Fun
My Time to Craft - Summertime

Stamps by Stampin Up (Waterfront)
Bird stamp by Repeat Impressions
Flip flop die cut by Impression Obsession
Base card die cut by Concord & 9th (scallop)
Inside die cut by Gina Marie Designs (double stitched in/out square)

Always Believe Something Wonderful is About to Happen

Here's another card with this awesome butterfly. I cut it out this time and placed it next to this striped patterned paper (which is on the inside of the card, as per the sketch at TGIF Challenges)

TGIF Challenges - Sketch

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company

Monday, June 15, 2020

For a wonderful friend

I love this Friend set by Concord & 9th. I put vellum behind the word Friend so it wouldn't be so flimsy!!

Just Add Ink - Challenge 509
Fab Friday - Challenge 191
Cupcake Inspiration - Friendship

Stamps and die cut by Concord & 9th


Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Things with Wings

The challenge for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week is Things with Wings. I used this awesome flamingo image from Scribbles Designs. I paired it up with this sentiment from Unity Stamps and I wanted to add something else so I used these flip flop die cuts in the corner. I am sending this to a flamingo-loving friend in Florida.

You can find the challenge here. I can't wait to see what you create.

I'm also listing this in the following challenges:

Pattie's Creations - Things that Fly
Daring Cardmakers - Wing It
Sweet Stampin' - Diecuts and Punches
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes
Digi image by Scribbles Designs
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Flip flop die cuts by IO - Impression Obsession