Hello eveyone!!  I’m here today with some amazing announcements!! As we come to the end of 2015, I have to say its been a good year for me in the crafty world!!

I’ve had the privilege of working on some amazing design teams.  Guest designed for other companies and met some great friends on Instagram.

Now some of you aren’t on Instagram and I don’t know why.  Its an amazing social media app that I’m totally in love with.  You have the ability to post all sorts of photos at anytime from your smart phone.  I love the accessibility of posting.

If I’m in a craft store or see anything crafty, I can post it and not have to worry about doing a blog post at the given moment. I also host a Monday Giveaway each Monday to all of my followers.  Its super fun.  All they have to do its answer one question, “What did you do this weekend?”, for a chance to win a crafty goody!!

Totally awesome!! Yesterday, I posted my top #2015bestnine photos on Instagram.  Here’s a look at that:


These are the nine post that received the most likes in 2015!!  Three of these cards were guest designer cards, one giveaway, two were design team post, one was a just because I love sequin card, and the last two were for the coloring challenge that I love so much!!

Well rounded would you say!! On top of that, I had 118,352 Likes to 1,152 post in 2015!!  How amazing is that!!  I’m proud of myself and can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring for me.

I secretly hope I’ve convinced you to join Instagram!!  LOL!!

Check out my feed here or on my right side bar!


Now onto another announcement, that fits right in after that amazing news!!

I’ve been asked to join Nicole’s Right At Home Design Team!!!

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I’m super excited about this!!  Nicole is an amazing person!

I found her on Instagram (see why you should join)!

Stay tune to see all of the amazing crafting goodies coming your way in 2016!!

Here are two sneak peeks to get you excited.

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Something to tease you a little bit!!  These stamps will go live January 1st!!

Well that’s it for now!!  I will be back with more news for you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!




Last Minute So Suzy Stamps Gift-giving Idea

Hello everyone!! I’m on So Suzy Stamps blog today sharing a last minute gift-giving idea!!

For those of you who are last minute shoppers and can’t find a gift for that special person.  I have an idea for you!


They are the easiest thing to give to someone weren’t able to get a gift for.  Now you could give them the gift card as is or you could make your own gift card holder that is easy as 1-2-3!!

Take a look at my gift card holder:

Finished (SSS)

To see the full tutorial, please head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog!! You will not be disappointed!!

If I don’t get to speak to you before Christmas, let me be the first to say Merry Christmas to all of you. For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, Happy Holiday to all of you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



CASology – 178 Merry

Second Post for today
If your looking for the YNS December Feature Day post, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!  

This challenge will go on for two weeks instead of one!!  Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to all of you!!

This week’s cue card is :

Week 178 - Merry

Take a look at my card:

Merry Christmas (CAS)

I have to admit there is no stamping on this card!  My sentiment and image are digital.  I created the sentiment using the Montez font and the image is a photoshop brush.

I used my Stabilo Pens Green 68/36 and Red 68/48 to color in the berries and leaves!

This card was so easy to create its unbelievable. Photoshop is a great tool to have and actually use, LOL!!

Super easy and fun!!

So what do you think?  Do you agree that our crafty supplies are our toys.  Let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Altenew!

Supplies used:

Stabilo 50 PensRecollections White HeavyweightWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you so much for stopping by!


YNS – December Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Winter”!!  The DT created projects with a Winter theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Celebrate the Season (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello Stamp Set, Star Ink Splatter, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Simon Says Stamp Postage Die, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Ranger Archival Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Here’s how I created this card.:

  1. I used stamped the stars with versamark ink, added embossing powder and heat set the stars.
  2. Then I blended the three different distress inks on top of the stars.
  3. I stamped the sentiment and cat with Ranger Archival Ink.
  4. Then I colored the cat with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
  5. I die cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Postage Die.
  6. I popped it up using foam tape.
  7. I added gumdrops to finish the card off.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by December 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


One Little Word 2016 – FORWARD

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a different type of post today.  I’m not sure if many of you know about Ali Edwards One Little Word project that she started nine years ago.

If you haven’t heard of it let me give you some info from Ali herself:

“Is this your first time hearing about One Little Word®? The premise is simple – choose a word to invite into your life for the coming year. You live with it. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities and no right or wrong way to approach the adventure. Sometimes words have come to me out of the blue and other years I’ve gone looking for what it was I most wanted to bring into my life.”  –Ali Edwards 

Oh man, this is such a great project that I started last year but didn’t stick with it.  You can check out my post from last year here.

I went with “determined” last year and I started off strong but I never really put much effort into it. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t stick with it but 2016 will be different for me.  I’m starting early and I’m getting everything in place to really put my best foot forward!!

Let’s check out my word for 2016:

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(I created this graphic myself, I’m excited about that- I’m moving forward.)

Forward (adverb) means: onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion.

YES!!  I want my life to move forward!! Here are some big things happening in 2016:

  1. I’m going to CHA for the first time!
  2. I’m turning forty!
  3. My son is turning 18!
  4. My daughter is turning 10!
  5. My son is graduating high school!
  6. My son is starting college!

These things are major and I want us to go into 2016 with:

  1. FORWARD thinking!
  2. FORWARD movement!
  3. FORWARD living!

Starting in January 2016,
I will be living, breathing and demonstrating this one little word!!

I’m hoping to start the year off with a super cool card to go with my graphic above to kick this event off!!  Don’t hold me to it but I will surly try!

In the next couple of days, my new binder and goodies will arrive and I will share the process of putting things together with you!!

I hope you follow me on this journey and encourage me a long the way. I will need it!

So what do you think?  Will you join in on this adventure with your own word? Let me know!

Thank you for stopping by!!




CASology – 177 Toy

Second Post for the day
If your looking for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card is :

Week 177 - Toy

Take a look at my card:

toy birds (CAS)

OMG!!  I love those birds!!  Now your probably wondering what does this card have to do with the cue card!

I had a hard time trying to figure out what I was going to do since I didn’t have any stamps that represent toys.  So, I thought and thought about what I could do.  What can I do, then a light bulb went off.  I receive happymail almost everyday and I am so giddy, like a kid in a candy store.

My new stamps and dies are my “TOYS“!!!

Here is a picture of my newest happymail package:


It was from Concord & 9th, who happens to be our sponsor this week.  Their new release is totally amazing. I couldn’t wait to play with my new toys.

Take a look at the inside of my card:

Toy birds inside (CAS)

Oh what joy my stamps, dies, sequin, ink pads, and all of my crafting tools brings me.  These are my big girl toys!!

To create my card using Concord & 9th By Your Side Bundle:

  1. I used Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain embossing folder to emboss the front of my card.
  2. Then I die cut the birds out of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.
  3. I used my Koi Watercolor to color my birds and tree limb.
  4. I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere the birds to the card front.
  5. I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card.

Super easy and fun!!

So what do you think?  Do you agree that our crafty supplies are our toys.  Let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Concord & 9th!! The stamp and die set is from their new release that went live last week Wednesday, December 9th.  The entire release was amazing.

Supplies used:

SU Woodgrain folderRanger Watercolor PaperKoi WatercolorsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesiveby your side bundle

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Guest Designer: Sparkle and Shine Challenge Part 2

Hello everyone!! I’m back again today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge as the Guest Designer for the month.

Here is the photo inspiration that I used to create my card:

Sparkle and Shine

Take a look at my card:

Happiest of Holiday (S&S)

I have to say I struggle with this photo inspiration this time around.  At first I played with all of the colors in the photo and my daughter said no.  The colors were to dull.  So I decided to go with just two of the colors.

I stamped My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves tree and fussy cut them out.  Then I adhered them to my card front.  After that I added some sequin as ornaments on the tree.  Then I stamped the sentiment and I was done!!

Super easy!

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

This challenge runs for two weeks. You have until December 28, 2015 at 11:55pm to enter for a chance to win a super awesome prize!!

Supplies used:

BB Santa's Elves MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – A Few Of My Favorite Things

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is A Few Of My Favorite Things!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the December release.

Take a look at my card:

Happy New Year Shaker (YNS)

YNS: Happy 2016 Stamp Set

Other supplies: Stampin’ Up! Gold Embossing Powder, Lucy Abrams Gold Dust Sparkly Shaker, Versamark, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool Bundle

Shaker cards are one of my favorite things for 2015!!!  They are so much fun and the receiver has fun playing with them.  Some of my other favorite things are CAS cards, gumdrops, the color purple and sequins!!

This card is no different.  Its a full size card for the new year.  I wanted it to be CAS but with some flair!!!

The new year calls for gold so I used Stampin’ Up!gold embossing powder to create this card.  I used Lucy Abrams Gold Dust Sparkly Shaker Sequins for the flair.  I created a shaker pocket using my fuse tool. Super easy and fun.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Happy 2016  SU Gold Embossing PowderGold Dustfuse bundleVersamark

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration Photo.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Sharing the Season!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like to see Seasonal creations: Winter/icy themed, or even Christmas projects if you’re not bored of these already! For those readers who live in different climates: Why not share your December seasons with us!

This should be super fun to see what the whether looks like in different parts of the world.

Take a look at my card:

Oh Joy

I just love this Mama Elephant Twinkle Towns stamp set.  I pick it up a couple of months ago and haven’t had a chance to play with it.

My question to everyone is, “Where is the snow and cold weather”?  By the time your read this it will be 60 degree.  Don’t get me wrong, snow is pretty but it’s hell to get around it in.

All I did was stamp the images and colored the ornament in with Copic markers.

I love how this card turned out!! Super pretty!

Now it your turn!!

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for December: Polkadoodles


The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #29

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #29!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


I had to go for the sketch this time around.  I wanted to go with the color combo I started over way to many times to count so I forget it, the sketch has to be my friend, LOL!!

Take a look at my card:

Depresso (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee Rings, Coffee..Right Meow!

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Unknown Pattern Paper, Copic Markers

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 23th, 2015 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

I’m also linking my card to the fabulous Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!!  Your Next Stamp is one of the super Sponsors, so why not enter!!


Supplies used:

Coffee Rings Coffee Right MeowCopic Markers Distress Ink 3

Thank you for stopping by!