FMS #345 ~ Hugs!

Hey there! I have a card to share today using Jen's terrific sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches.

This went together rather quickly. I die cut the extra sweet patterned papers from some 12 Kits leftovers, tucked in a PTI vellum butterfly that was hanging around, stamped the Altenew butterflies as my border and popped on a few PPP sequins for a touch of glitz. Easy peasy lemon squeezey!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Reno update!

Hey there friends! Just thought I would pop in with a couple of photos from our renovation. So many of you have commented or emailed with your enthusiasm and support during this long drawn out process. We're finally nearing the end, seeing that most welcome light at the end of a long tunnel. It's been a lot of work, but so very worth it. I'm in love with the fresh new look!

Here's a look at the old paint and trim colors and a little edge of the old breakfast bar top.


Fresh pretty white paint, Sherwin Williams Snowbound to be exact, and our new oak flooring. You can also see a little of the new countertops. My new Potterybarn chandelier arrived today. Hopefully that will go up this weekend!

We went from this patio door that used to have a curtain...

To this beauty with mini blinds between the panes of glass. We replaced all of the baseboard and some of the trim on the entire first floor. That's a lot of primer and paint kids! 

Let's just say Frog Tape and I have become good friends... along with my trusty paint brush!

Hope you like it too, thanks for taking a peek!


PRS ~ Design it Monday!

Hello friends! I'm up on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog today sharing a masculine card for my Design It Monday post. I know...the dreaded masculine card LOL!! This one was a breeze. Head on over to check it out, I would love to know what you think.

Have yourself a delightful day!


PP400~ Go on and Celebrate!

Hey there! Did you see there's a big celebration going on at The Paper Players? It's their 400th challenge ~ whoopee! I was honored to have been a guest designer with them awhile back and knew I had to join in their celebration. So here you go all of you lovely ladies of the PP design team, get your party on!

I've used elements from one of our previous 12 Kits of Occasions kits. I added my own gold paper and confetti along with the die cut mats and polka dot border. I love how festive this turned out!

Thanks so much for popping by, I always appreciate your visits!


Hey, where did June go??!! I'm not sure, but I do know it's the last day of this summer month and we're celebrating with The 12 Kits of Occasions post. The sweetest of sweets Michele is our hostess this month. She put lots of love into her {Sum Sum Summertime} kit for the team to enjoy. And away we go!

Oh good golly do these little band members bring back summer memories for me. I was the head majorette in a baton and drum corp and my brother was a drummer. Two cousins and my sister-in-law (along with her siblings) were in the corp too. Summers were adventurous with parades and competitions all over the state. Oh the fun we had! 

This little rocket man will be blasting off to wish Sweet P a happy 4th of July!

And this is the way I feel right now. I need a getaway from all of the renovation goings on at our house!

This dude just makes me smile and for some strange reason reminds me of one of our nephews! I can just hear him saying "This beach is off the hook" HA!!!

I can't wait to see what the team has to share. Come join me in a visit with them all as we March our way from June into July!