Wednesday, August 26, 2015

So, I thought I'd play along with the Unity Stamps sketch and color challenge this month. I have a TON of Unity Stamps. It was fun taking them out and looking at them all to see which ones I wanted to use for this project.  This is what I came up with!


Here is the sketch and the color selection from Unity:

I really love the color combo and how cute the embossed pumpkins look on this card.  If you'd like to play along, click on the Unit Stamps link abaove!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Featured Artist and some new challenge projects

One of my card entries for last week's sketch challenges earned me the Featured Artist spot for Paper Craft Crew Creations!  Here is the card:

See the post and other featured artists on Paper Craft Crew Creations!

So I did a couple more challenges yesterday and thought I would share them with you.  The first one is for the Retro Sketches Challenge. Here is the sketch:

I turned it and tweaked it using this great stamp set from Art Impressions.

The next sketch is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I used some beautiful Robin's Nest papers for this one.

And one more fun card....just because.

I hope I inspired you to play along with these challenges.  I'll be back soon with a few more when I finish them up.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Break is Over!

Did You Miss Me?

I'm baaaaccckkkkk with four new cards designed from Card Sketches I found on the blogisphere! Here are the cards:

The first one is probably my favorite.  Mahalo!  This is from the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #56 (PCCCS56).

It's the perfect sketch to use some of those "inchies" I've had for, like, forever! I also used the palm tree from Balmy Breezes (Stampin' Up) and made my own word stamp using the letters from a new Mama Elephant set called Bella Letters.

Next up is Happy Birthday.  This was derived from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #55 (PCCCS55).

I love the little piece of vellum which just softens the background.  I used a vellum tag for the sentiment and added some black "bling" for a little pop!

This next one, Sending Good Thoughts, is from Sketch #119 over at the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Blog.

Very simple card. Doesn't take a lot of supplies and comes together quickly.

And the final card is Woof!  This sketch is from the August 2015 Week 1 Sketch at Viva La Verve.

I saw the background paper in a pad and it just cried bandana and denim.  The dog is from You Make My Tail Wag (My Favorite Things), and the pocket is a very old stamp that I bought so many years ago, I don't even know the manufacturer. But I love it.  The inside of the card says "Be the person your dog thinks you are."

Here are the four sketches in case you want to play along!

I hope to be back soon with some more inspiration.  I have a couple more new sketches I want to try out.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chattering Robin's: UNDER THE SEA

Chattering Robin's: UNDER THE SEA: I must apologize for my post going up daughter had her baby two weeks early and threw me off my schedule. But all is well and I&#3...

New GrandBaby for Me and New Projects for The Robin's Nest

Normaly my post would have gone up at 3AM today, but since my third granddaughter decided to make a two week early appearance,  my schedule went kaput! lol  But she is a beauty, so all is well. May I introduce you to Kennadie Anne.

The Robin's Nest Projects
So I whipped up a couple of cards that can be used for pretty much any occasion since I left the sentiments off.  They feature a beautiful piece of cardstock from The Robin's Nest. It's called Pink Coral.  And if you would like to see a bunch more pictures of this project and detailed instructions on how they were made, head on over to Chattering Robin's and check them out!!!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wags 'N Whiskers: Lots of Layers

Today over at Wags 'N Whiskers, the challenge is Lots of Layers. I love layers and had a lot of fun with this challenge. Can I just say that I love being on this Design Team? I love being on this Design Team. k. I said it.

Here is my card for the challenge:

I used the stamp "He Loves Me" for this project.  I really like card sketches, too, because they give me a jumping off point when I'm "card stuck".  This one is from Retro Sketches (#164).  I decided to enter this card in their challenge since, well, I already had it done!

Here is a list of the supplies I used:
Stamps:  He Loves Me (Wags 'N Whiskers); Thanks So Much (Rhododendron/The Garden Society)
Ribbon and Dot Accents: Recollections (Michael's)
Paper: Fall Matstack (DCWV)
Other Supplies:  Punch (EK Success); Washi Tape; Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to play along!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Chattering Robin's: Bee-utiful Card

Chattering Robin's: Bee-utiful Card: As of this writing, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the bees are buzzing. Spring has finally  sprung and I couldn't &quot...

It's a Bee-utiful Thing!

Gettin' my bee on at The Robin's Nest!

This card features the new Saffron Sunshine collection now available at The Robin's Nest shop! This collection includes a variety of cardstock, archival seeds, embellishments and ribbons...all designed to coordinate and give you a lot of bang for your buck. I used the Saffron Sunshine Cardstock and Bee Die Cuts, along with some Goldenberry Dew Drops.

Saffron Sunrise Cardstock
Saffron Sunrise Bee Die Cuts
Goldenberry Dew Drops

If you would like all the details on how to create this card, head on over to Chattering Robin's and check out my blog post for May 7th!

I hope you like the card and are compelled to check out this fun collection at The Robin's Nest.

Til' next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wags 'N Whiskers: Banners & Buntings

Here is my May 1st Design Team submission over at Wags 'N Whiskers. I used the Chillin' Out stamp and used Spectrum Noir Pencils to color in the image. The papers are from some stash I had.

Here is a close-up of the pup:

Check out all the wonderful Design Team projects over at Wags 'N Whiskers.  Tell 'em Ro sent ya!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wags 'N Whiskers DT Challenge: Flowers

I have a new submission over at Wags 'N Whiskers. Their challenge is Flowers. Head on over to their blog and check out the challenge and all the cute inspiration from the Design Team!

I used the "He Loves Me" stamp and colored in the image using Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils. Thanks for letting me pop in to your computer!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Post for Chattering Robin's

My project is up over at the Chattering Robin's Blog...hope you will go check it out. While you're there, browse through to see what all the other wonderful designers have to share and check out The Robin's Nest...maybe do a little shopping!

Til next time. keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I have a new post up at the Chattering Robin's blog. I hope you visit me there to see the full post for this adorable card:

All the details and a great storage tip can be found on the April 2nd post at Chattering Robin's.  Hope to see you there!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Robin's Nest Recipe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop for The Robin's Nest! Hop along and you will find ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks...and you may even be a lucky winner! Each participant along the way will choose a winner by Friday. That means you have a lot of chances to win! You must comment on this blog post, and all other blog posts in the hop to be qualified.  Let's get to it!

Since the theme for the hop is recipes, I needed to do a project that would be appropriate for the theme. Of course, I had to tweak it a little bit. This project could be used for recipes, journaling, photos, etc.  Just erase the chalk title on the front and change it to whatever you would like!

I have had this recipe tin for EONS! I think I got it at Michaels for a couple bucks. I started out by cutting two strips of the Pink Zebra Print Glitter paper. Using some strong adhesive tape, I adhered it around the tin. I also cut a piece for the top and adhered that as well.

I added some ribbon trim to the tin around the glitter paper. On the top, I used Black Diamond Dew Drops for accents, and added one to the latch on the front as well.

I used some of the beautiful new Rosy Ribbons on the handle.

For dividers on the inside, I cut more of the Pink Zebra and added some white tabs cut with a punch from Stampin' Up!.

I left them blank so that the user of the tin can decide how they want their items it for photos, recipes, notes, etc.  And as I was going through my stash, I found this adorable felt horse which I thought looked totally cute like a zebra. I added a little white lines to tie it in and attached it to the front of the tin along with a black chalkboard swatch.

Hope you enjoyed the post today. Now head on over to The Robin's Nest and join in the hop!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


I'm posting today for The Robin's Nest, so I hope you join us there!

I woke up at 4AM with this card idea and sketched it on my iPad so my feeble brain would remember it when I had time to do my project! I love how it turned out!

Now tell me, is that paper not the PERFECT pattern for those boots?  If you would like the full details and more photos, head on over to Chattering Robins for my full post. Thanks for letting me share with you. One thing before I go...just want to remind you of the blog hop the end of this month! It will be great fun and I hope you will join us!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

The Robin's Nest Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Flower Soft (Summer); Silhouette Cameo; Rain Boots svg; Spring Sentiment svg; CriKit pen holder and pen; Rhinestones; Adhesive; Foam Dots; Spectrum Noir Markers (DR6, LG4, CR5); Zig Wink of Stella Pen; White and Silver Cardstock