Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings Year 5!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net


These are just gorgeous. I love that cable knit and also the sleigh card. The penquins are adorable. Great giveaway you have chosen. Thanks for an opportunity to win. 

Congratulations Brenda!!!!  Please e-mail me: with your mailing address!!!  

Happy, Happy New Year!!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

If you're like me you don't have resolutions ready to go....but you're just ready to start fresh!!  In so many areas of life!!  One of my absolute goals this year is to mail out many more cards!!  I have stacks and only seem to mail out a few each year.  Yet getting happy mail is so fun and heart warming.  I hope you each have a wonderful start to this new year and are able to enjoy many creative times!

Hopping through this annual blog giveaway organized by the amazing Latisha, you'll find giveaways on every single blog!  A way to say THANKS to everyone!  And maybe add some new inspiration or goodies to get you creating more!  Here's what I've got for my giveaway......

I've got some Stampin' Up!  goodies!  Christmas Pines stamp set with the matching Pretty Pines dies; Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set with the coordinating Christmas Greetings dies; washi tape, twine, satin ribbon, pearl embellishments and some tiny treats!  Everything is brand spankin' new!!

My giveaway is open to everyone and I will choose a random winner from all the comments in one week and post at the top of this entry!  Winner has one week to contact me with their info for mailing!!

Now enjoy sipping that wonderful drink or munching that yummy treat as you hop along this huge list of amazing talent and giveaways!!  After the blog list you'll see a couple of my very favorite creations from this Christmas time that I was inspired to make!!  And thank you so much for your encouragement and comments!!!

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Just a few of my favorite Christmas cards that I actually DID get sent out!  LOL

I had fun making this pop out card!  Super simple!  Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh dies and Merriest Wishes stamp set and dies.

I do LOVE Lawn Fawn!!  These little guys are from the Toboggan Together stamp set with matching dies!!

I'm so in love with the SU Cable Knit embossing folder!!   Really makes a CAS card stand out!!  The Merriest Wishes stamp and die set is just so cute!

Thank you again for comments, looks, smiles and the creativity you inspire and share yourselves!!!  Wishing you all an incredible 2017!!!!

~ Find Your Happy! ~

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LTTCB #5 - It's a Pineapple!!

It's a new month and a new challenge!!!  Remember it's always anything get as creatively crafty as you like!!

Check out the challenge here and see all the amazing DT samples and details for prizes:   LTTCB #5

My daughter's birthday is right around Thanksgiving....but she loves Halloween so much that I wanted to make her birthday card appropriate.  Hence the fun Stampin' Up!  Jar of Haunts and Spooky Fun.  

And this pineapple I'd seen on Pinterest and knew it would be a perfect gift for my girl!  What better gift than champagne and chocolates??  Check out the before and after pics........

Oh yeah....lots and lots of truffles!  LOL

There are several different ways to do it, but I used the method that took the longest and burned my fingers the most with the hot glue gun! LOL  Because, well, yeah.  That's just me!  Some ribbon and twine for the piney part of the pineapple finishes it off!!

I hope you have some fun getting crafty and creative!!  

~ Have a Crafty Day! ~

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LTTCB #4 - Anything Goes - Gingerbread Treats

Welcome to November!!  Time for a new always anything goes in theme or project!!  And definitely stop by the Love To Craft Challenge Blog for all the deets and prize info and gorgeous inspiration from the entire Design Team!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

I had a recent Fundraiser I was involved in and I got inspired by these glitzy little gingerbread men I saw and of course had to buy!  LOL  So I made some mini gingerbread loaves and wrapped them in some cute, festive treat bags and attached some little tags I made.

I used the super duper adorable Stampin' Up! set Yummy Little Christmas!!  And the OrnateTag Topper punch.  Some twine to attach the tag and BAM!  Easy peasy and a yummy little hostess gift, seasonal welcome to neighbors, thank yous to anyone, etc.  

Cherry Cobbler cardstock is still one of my ALLTIME faves!!  And those sparkly little gingerbread men...well just toooo darn cute for me to pass up!!!

Hope you get inspired to get to some crafting!  Put on some seasonal music, simmer some cinnamon and ginger on the stove in some apple juice, and sip your favorite hot cocoa!  

~ Have a CRAFTY Day! ~

Saturday, October 1, 2016

LTCCB#3 - October Anything Goes!!

Welcome to October!!  I'm soooo glad it's Fall!!!  Time to come play along:


Just a reminder...
When we reach 100 followers, we'll have a giveaway!

Please continue telling all your crafty friends about us, and be sure to follow us and post our badge on your blogs to help spread the crafty love! Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes and run the entire month! We welcome all kinds of handmade projects - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting and jewelry! We want to see whatever you're working on! You may enter up to five different projects and combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like!

I went non-traditional Fall.  The design and diecut with twine had me feeling the season but I love the pink and black and gray for a thank you card!  I used Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlets dies and Floral Phrases stamp set!  I hope you join us for some crafty fun and check out what the Crafty Girls have been up to!!

~ Come on get Inky! ~

Thursday, September 1, 2016

LTTCB #2 ~ September Anything Goes


It's already month 2 here and anything goes means anything goes!!  You know what that very often means for me??  A reason to get all Christmassy!!!  Yep, I'm a hopeless addict!!  LOL

So for this month's challenge....I am making a set of Christmas cards and wanted a fairly simple design but a fun one!  

I do so love a red and white design for a Christmas card!!  And this Stampin' Up! Outdoor Adventure die set is perfect!  Snagged a greeting from the Stampin' Up! set Oh What Fun.  The embossing folder is one I can't remember the name but I plan to use a few different designs in the set of cards I'm making.

Come check out the stunning creations the DT has for you and play along with us for some fun prizes. 

~ Come On Get Crafty! ~

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Love to CRAFT Challenge Blog.....New Blog, New Challenge!!!

I've shifted from the amazing and talented Leslie's LTSCB to LTCCB...

what does that mean?? LOL  It's the new Love To Craft Challenge Blog!!!

Anything goes.....for any challenge!!!!

Now here's what I made.......

I used the tutorial on Splitcoastampers here: Coffee GC Holder

Now I have an Amazon card to show the gift card pull out portion...but when this goes postal to bring a smile rest assured it will have the proper Starbucks gift card! LOL

I used the Stampin' Up! A Little Something stamp set and Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Red Foil with just a quick twist of the crimper to make the sleeve.  I promise it's a simple gift card holder to make!!  And perfect for holiday giving!!

Now come check out Leslie's new venture....the woman is amazingly talented and successful and still sweet and patient as can be!  I'm truly blessed to be part of this fun and creative challenge team!!! 

~ Happy Crafting ~

Monday, July 18, 2016

LTSCB #82 - Anything Goes!!!

And it's another fun and fabby Anything Goes at LTSCB!!!  Come check out the details and digi prizes!

This is my last challenge for Leslie's amazing and super cute Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!!  She is the real deal....talented and sweet and a true friend!!! Thank you Leslie and all the sweet and crafty fellow stampers I've so enjoyed getting to know!!!  I have to say it's been  a fun ride...and I will staying connected in a way.....stay tuned for that!  ;)

Today's card features the cute lil image....Fancy Sunbonnet from Bugaboo!!!

You have to agree she's perfect for this month!!  And silver sparkle just adds the celebratory punch appropriate for the holiday!!  lol  Check out the challenge for the talented ladies on the DT and their creativity with this challenge!!  And thank you for your sweet comments!!  I'll be gearing up and getting more active again in posting....after all.....Christmas time is never far!!!  heeehee!!

~ Have a PINK day! ~

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LTSCB #81 - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Welcome to the cutest little challenge!!  This time we're highlighting STARS at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!!  Come join us for fun and digi prizes!!!

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #81

I got an adorable digi from The Paper Shelter called Little Cowboy...

I used Stampin' Up!  Soft Suede and Real Red, some cute denim ribbon and a star clippy!  I have the perfect little cowboy to send this to!!

~Have a PINK Day!~

Monday, June 6, 2016

LTSCB#79 ~ It's A Boy Thing!!

Time for another fun challenge....ready or not!!

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

This East Wind image is Tuxedo Cat....and this has to be the cutest little kitty couple ever!!  To keep the masculine theme I made the card black and white....just a tiny pop of red and a bit of ruffle ribbon like a tuxedo shirt!!  The black cardstock is glittered....sorry but I just can't resist!  LOL

Come check out the fabulous DT cards and get all the deets to play along!!!

~ Have A PINK Day! ~

Monday, May 30, 2016

LTSCB Feel The Love Blog Hop!!

We love our scrappy friends and without you all we wouldn't be here! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Feel The Love" Blog Hop to tell you just how much we think of each and every one of you! We're being sponsored by the amazing AuroraWings! Come hop with us for a chance to win $15 in digital images of choice! How awesome is that?!
As you hop, leave a comment at every stop! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! A random winner will be selected from all the comments left on our designers' blogs!
All of the LTSCB designers are creating FRIENDSHIP inspiration projects for our blog hop. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a friendship project for an extra entry into the drawing!

What better friend than your twin?!!  I love dragons and these wee ones were just too irresistible!!!  This image is titled Dragon Babies and I wanted a little boy card so I chose a blue and green color theme.  

Here is the line-up:

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Have fun hopping!
~ Have a PINK Day! ~

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lovin' my Stampin' Up! and a Stunning Deal!!!

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Just wanted to share a fun and bright, cheery card!

For our Clean and Simple Challenge this week on Splitcoastampers here:

CAS Let's Get Fruity

I used the adorable SU Apple of My Eye stamp set and the colors are Melon Mambo and Old Olive....sooo love the matchy matchy twine and candy dots!!

And if you've ever thought of joining the Stampin' Up! a hobby or career HAVE to check this special out starting June 1st....when the brand new catty also goes live!!!!

That means you can get your starter kit for the always $99 cost and instead of the usual wonderful $125 value you can increase that to a possible incredible value of $229 depending on the stamps YOU choose from the NEW catty!!!!!  And I have a couple special gifts for signing with me too!!!!

Hope you have a fun and inky and creative week!!!!

~Have a PINK Day~

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Birthdays - Stampin' Up! Style!!

Smiley from Millan.Net 

I've been busy with a million and twenty things, life, stamps, travel, snowstorms!  But I wanted to share just a few of the cards I made lately!!  

I was SOOOO inspired after the Stampin' Up! Onstage in Salt Lake City and with stampy stuff old and new I'm joining in the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement started by the amazing Shannon West, and my goal is to send out lots of birthday cards!!!

I really do think this set is adorable!  Painter's Palette.  Black, pink and shimmery gold just might be my new favorite color combination!  And the gold glitter washi tape?  OMStarshine how glitzy perfection!!!  

This is the little 3x3 card I made for my first ever swap at OnStage!!  I do use that Hello You thinlet die a TON!!  I gotta say I love diecut sentiments!!  Yep I know, more pink and black but I so love it!!

This makes a simple but elegant birthday card!!  Botanicals For You features the nice big sentiment that can either be the focal point as I did here or stamped on the inside for a fun greeting!  I swiped the white layer with the Blushing Bride ink pad and then embossed the sentiment in black.

I'll be back with more SOON!!!  Meanwhile....happy stamping!!!

~ Have a PINK Day! ~

Monday, May 16, 2016

LTSCB #78 - Anything Goes!

A new challenge....come check out the details and prizes:

Love To Scrap Challenge #78 - Anything Goes

I soooo love this sweet peacock!!!  Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry and I had so much fun coloring this little sweetie with my copics!  Yes, a little creative license in my coloring because it's fun!  lol  And the little sparkly embellie is actually a jeweled hair clippie!

I hope you check out the challenge and amazing DT samples!!

~ Have a PINK Day! ~