Friday, September 30, 2011


So happy you stopped by my blog to say hello! In celebration of World Card Making Day I have a few new cards to share and a GIVEAWAY! So be sure to read all the details at the end of the post to get a chance to win a fabulous prize package!

This first card is a baby shower card that I made last weekend for my cousin, created almost entirely from Jillibean Soup/Homemade 6 Bean Soup

And a few close-ups of this one:
Here is another everyday card I created with Homemade 6 Bean Soup:
and a close-up of this one:

Hope you have a great weekend! Would love to hear what you think of my cards and if you become a follower you will qualify for a RAK giveaway. If you are already a follower then just leave a comment asking to be entered. A pack of goodies could be headed your way next week... just become a follower sometime before midnight on Sunday 10/2.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Moxie Fab - Card Play Challenge

Greetings friends! I got some time to make up some cards this weekend and wanted to share this one created for the challenge over at the Moxie Fab blog. It is a card play theme so you can make a project interpreting that theme in your own way. I was inspired to make this fun paper-pieced card:

Materials used: Jillibean Soup/Watermelon Gazpacho- Yellow Bell Pepper, Seedless Cucumber & Ice Cubes; Sweet & Sour/alphabet stickers; Sweet & Soup/diecut; Typography/Button; Cats Eye/brown ink; yellow ribbon and blue embroidery floss.

So let me know what you think of my "up your sleeve" card. If you want to play along you have until October 3rd, find the challenge, here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

NEW Basic Grey Blog Sketch Challenge

First off in honor of all of those who lost loved ones on this day ten years ago, my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this monumental day. May God bless you in ways you never imagined and may none of us ever take for granted the wonderful blessings in our lives.

On a much lighter note, I just wanted to share a layout I did this weekend. There is a brand new blog out there by a not at all new company, Basic Grey. They have been an industry powerhouse for seven years now with cutting edge design always at the forefront. I have long been a fan and was so excited to see their new blog and then a sketch challenge too! So I decided to give it a try, here is their sketch:
 Of course I had to change it up a little, so I rotated it to the left by a quarter turn and eliminated the title but then stayed true to the sketch beyond that. Here is my take:

Here are some close-ups:

Materials Used: Basic Grey/Indian Summer, American Crafts/ribbon, e. Prima/gem & pearls, Stampin Up/Ruby Red marker, Archival Ink/Coffee- inked edges
Be sure to check out Basic Grey's new blog here. As usual I would love to hear what you think!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Articles Up at

Two of my recent articles are up over at here are the links:

Webster's Pages- Yacht Club Product Review
 A couple images from the article:

Crate Paper- Eclectic Buttons Product Review
 A couple images from the article
So be sure to check out the whole articles! Let me know what you think!