Oh Happy Day


Hi friends! We have a new challenge up at Just Us Girls. Elizabeth is hosting again this week and she has a bright fun palette for you to work with!

I recently treated myself to a few goodies from The Stamp Market. For today's card, I've used the Ready to Bloom cover die and the Oh Happy Day stamp and  die. I added punched circles behind the blue flowers to give them yellow centers! I had a tough time deciding what fourth color to add. After laying different bits and pieces of paper on the card, a scrap of green and white gingham was the winner. I turned that scrap into butterflies!


How will Color Week inspire you? 

I can't wait to see! It's sure to be a bright and happy gallery!


Peace on Earth


Hey there sweet peeps! I'm popping in today with a reminder for the June CAS Christmas challenge! I've used the same PTI set that I used on my previous card. 

Take a look...

Once again, I started by die cutting several wreath pieces (Joyous Holiday). This time, I shaped them into an oval. Before adhering my wreath to the rustic cream card front, I stamped the sentiment (PTI ~ Love Lives Here: Holiday). I added a few pine branches and a sweet red bow (PTI ~ Bells and Boughs).


And there you have it. 

You still have to time to play along and we sure hope you do!


My Hero


Happy Saturday! It's time for a new Just Us Girls challenge. Elizabeth is hosting and she's looking for a moving element on your cards. I had a fun leftover from The 12 Kits of Occasions to use, but there are lots of options: wobblers, sliders, shakers...!

My leftover was a Reveal Wheel by Lawn Fawn. It's a fun die set that lets the recipient turn the wheel to reveal four different sentiments in a window opening ~ movement! I added a little knight in shining armor (Darcie's) to the front. The rocks are Stamps by Judith. Now that I look at this, it kind of reminds me of King Arthur's sword being pulled from the stone!

Here's a peek at the other sentiments.

Alrighty friends... get movin'!



Hey there! 

I'm hosting word week at Just Us Girls... my word PAINTBRUSH!

My friend Michele sent me some paintbrush die cuts a couple of months ago and I've dressed one to the nines for you today!

No paint on those bristles, just a jazzed up handle! I added MFT mini rolled roses, Altenew leaves and a PTI tiny tag. Pinkfresh Studio provided the mini slimline frame. I plan to pop this into a little shadow box for someone who loves to paint... rooms in houses! She finds it therapeutic! I love that... and her!

Now it's your turn! I do hope you'll play along with my challenge this week and give us a beautifully "painted" gallery!


Merry Christmas

I've been sitting on a bit of happy news for a while and can finally spill the beans! I'm excited to share that I'm now designing for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge ~ insert cartwheel... like I could really do one!! They've been on hiatus, but are back with loads of new challenges and heaps of inspiration.

Lets get to it!


We're kicking things off with wreaths. 

It just so happens I picked up a PTI set during a sale that worked perfectly!

The set is called Joyous Holiday. I die cut a few wreath parts using a polka dot kraft paper. Next I layered on a few sprigs and golden stars. My hand cut sign was stamped with a woodgrained image (POD) before adding the die cut sentiment.  I popped this onto a 4 1/4' x 4 1/4" base that was dry embossed with a snowfall folder (SG). Looks like polka dots to me ~ win, win!


Okay, your turn. Here's a little refresher for you! 


Lets go see what the team has to share!