Summer Love...You Scream. I Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I love starting the week with a little creative inspiration. Today, I am sharing a card using the stamp and die combination, Summer Love.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I have another card to share with you today. I designed this last night using my Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. I am still trying to a get a feel for these wonderfully pigmented watercolors, but I sense there is much more to be learned and explored.

Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I had an opportunity to play in my craft room this morning while my men, my hubby and our two sons, were visiting Lowe's for their weekend Little Builder's workshop. I made this Nautical themed card for both Always Playing With Paper, as well as CAS-ology's Nautical themed challenges.

Taylored Expressions...It's Been Such A Zoo Around Here Without You

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Friday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, I am sharing with you a card I made using goodies from Taylored Expressions June Release.

Hello Summer...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's JAS Challenge...Hello Summer. Summer is finally here. Wahoo! And it is time to welcome summer with a little crafty love.

Deconstructed Sketch No. 204 and Always Playing With Paper Challenges

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today's card is inspired by Jen Shults' Deconstructed Sketch No. 204. I just had to play along this week as we say good-bye to the Deconstructed Sketch. I have enjoyed receiving Jen's weekly sketch inspiration in my email inbox for the past year and a half. Jen's sketches are a wonderful way to get excited about trying a new card design and playing with paper. I want to thank Jen for all she has done. It is because of Jen, I was introduced to Taylored Expressions and many other wonderful designers. Thank you for inspiring me, Jen, and helping me to become a better card designer. I will miss your weekly sketches. Best of luck on your new crafting journey =)

Happy Birthday...I Am Seeing Spots (SSS Wednesday Challenge and 30 Day Color Challenge)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I hope you are having fun in your craft rooms. I have been faithfully following Kathy Rascoosin, at The Daily Marker, for the 30 Day Color Challenge. The Color Challenge has definitely encouraged me to play with my Copics and new set of Gansai Tambi watercolors. I am enjoying coloring, most of the time. Other times, I feel a little stressed as I am broadening my horizons.

On days eight and 18, Kathy did several cards featuring geometric designs and it inspired me to play with a new stamp that I wanted, but shelved =( So sad. Here is my finished card.

JAS Challenge...You Came...You Sawed...You Fixed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge celebrating Father's Day! There are only a few days left before the big day. Let the Just A Scrappin' Design Team inspire you to make a special card, project or layout for Father's Day.

Father's Day Inspiration

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hello Fellow crafters and scrappers,

Father's Day is quickly approaching and for once I am on top of my game! Wahoo! Usually, I am scrambling to design and create my Father's Day cards. However, today I am sharing with you a card I created for my sweet husband using Taylored Expressions' All The Fixings stamp and die combination, along with the Pegboard die.

Taylored Expressions...Happy Hello

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Are you ready for a little Monday morning inspiration? Today I am sharing with you the Sip, Sip, Horray stamp set and coordinating dies. I know I write this frequently, but I am in love with this set. There are two umbrellas, either a beach umbrella or a fruit stand umbrella and they are both just too cute.

JAS Challenge...Happy Graduation

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

With graduation season in full swing, the Just A Scrappin' Design Team is ready to inspire you and get you moving toward your craft room. This week we are sharing with you some fun cards for the graduate in your life.

Watercolor Blog Hop...Pretty Pink Posh/30 Day Color Challenge

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Happy Sunday! I made a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop. I am excited to play. I have been following the 30 Day Color Challenge, and Kathy mentioned the blog hop as great opportunity to share our love of color with fellow crafters. To create my card, I used Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor palette and WPlus9's Unforgettable stamp and die combination. The clouds were die cut using Taylored Expressions' Build A Scene Rolling Clouds die.

Taylored Expressions' June Release...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks A Bunch

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

It's Thursday! Wahoo, we finally made it...Release Day! I hope you have stopped by the Taylored Expressions' Blog during week to view all the AWESOME crafting goodies being released this month. The Baker's Dozen did an a wonderful showcasing the versatility of this month's release.

So as to not to disappoint, the Creative Team has been working on a few amazing projects, too! Today, I am sharing with you Berry Special (stamp), Little Bits Fruit and Fruit Basket (dies), and the Peek-A-Boo die.

The Daily Marker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge...Copics

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Well I made it. Barely. However, I was determined because Kathy at The Daily Marker is inspiring me and all her fans to break out their markers, watercolors, crayons, etcetera and color their world. It doesn't have to be a completed project, but it does require one to take a moment and color. It's that simple. So, I did. I was inspired to work on a card for my dear friend's son, Zack. He really is a super star and I wanted him to know it!