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Bloomin’ Marvelous


Today’s post is for the card I made for a Retro Sketch challenge.  For information and/or to participate yourself, please click on the image below to be taken to their website.


My card looks much better in person, I really do need to take a photography class!

rs#115 submission

rs#115 submission


  • Paper: Island Indigo; Natural ivory
  • Ink: Island Indigo
  • Punches and Big Shot accessories:  Flower punch; mini butterfly punch; label punch; honeycomb framelit
  • Embellishments: patterned paper cut from This n ‘ That journal; subtle candy dots; 2013 SAB button; bakers twine; natural twine; doily
  • Adhesives: SNAIL; glue dots; dimensionals

It’s a Friday Mashup on a Sunday Stamp!


Good morning everyone..

Yesterday was…

02caf6aa4e65a4b07e4d5d7d3897-227x250And Ontario’s famous groundhog, Wiarton Willie, didn’t see his shadow!  So.. the prediction is, spring will be here early.  Personally, I think this is a little optimistic but, hey! One can hope… and I, for one, will be feverishly hoping!!

Somehow the weekend has been speeding along, and I’ve been swept up along with it!  We had a wonderful dinner at my sister and brother-in-laws home last night, my mum was there also.  John took Shannon out in my car to teach her how to drive standard.. apparently she was beaming the whole time and did a great job!  A little more practice and she’ll be able to drive alone.. I’m so happy for her, and just a little freaked out that my baby is all grown up now and soon will be able to drive my car alone!!

And while being swept off my feet by the love of my family, I almost forgot to post today!

The Friday Mashup and the Sunday Stamps challenge were both posted and I just have to share.. These are both fun challenges this week.. Spring is definitely in the air!

The Friday Mashup Challenge:

Image Source © Misty Sprouse Photography

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the colors “Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive“.
  2. Or Make a project “Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a project “With your own Sentiment using the Colors above”.

To participate in their wonderful challenge.. click on the image to visit their website, get inspiration and see the full details if you’d like to play along.

I ran out of time last week to participate, so I wanted to make time this week to play along.

And Sunday Stamps posted their challenge for the week, a lovely little sketch that worked perfectly for my simple idea.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you join us.

  1. Please provide a Link back to us in your Post.
  2. Please link directly to your blog post for the challenge.
  3. Feel free to use any Brand of product.
  4. Deadline is Friday February 8th @12pm EST.
  5. Have FUN!!

Like all the challenges I blog about, click on the Sunday Stamp image above to link to their website, get tons of inspiration, read all the rules and to play along.  I hope you’ll join me, because I’m having so much fun!

This is what I came up with.  I hope you like it!  Wish me luck.. I’ll be submitting my creation today 🙂  If you’re playing along too, please leave a comment to let me know!! I’d love to see what you’ve created.

And now.. without further “ado”.. My Friday Mashup challenge 95 AND Sunday Stamp challenge 34 creation!!!!




And now for a close-up of the dimensional flower..

Image 13D flowers look so pretty and it’s really a very simple technique used to create them.  All you do is distress three paper flower shapes on a foam pad with a bone folder — this helps separate the paper, peel the front and back of the paper (so one flower shape creates 2), re-layer them and affix them all together with a brad through the centre.  I’ll be adding the technique on Thursday so you can make some too!

Supplies needed for my Welcome Spring card:

  • Ink: Versamark
  • Marker: Raspberry Ripple
  • Framelits: Hearts a Flutter
  • Edgelits: Adorning Accents
  • Textured Impressions: Adorning Accents
  • Stamp Set: You are Loves
  • Cardstock: For card: Raspberry Ripple; Old Olive; Brights DSP
  • Cardstock: For flower: Pretty in Pink; Real Red; Primrose Petals
  • Embellishments: Glimmer in Colour brads (cause you need a little ‘bling’)
  • Adhesive: SNAIL; GlueDots®

Have a Happy Sunday!!


Fabulous You!


Happy Fabulous Friday everyone!!

My family has had a super-terrific week, and I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow during my mish-mash post 🙂 Right now, I’ve got something just as fun to share!

As you know, I’ve discovered all these fabulous online creative card challenges.. and today, I’m entering not one, but two!! I know… it’s soooo fabulously exciting that I just had to share!!

The first is a sketch challenge by The Paper Players.  I really liked the simplicity of the layout and I had the perfect stamp set for it, Fabulous You, by Stampin’ Up!  I just love this set.. and it has absolutely nothing to do with my love of fabulous shoes!! 🙂

The second challenge I’m entering is a colour challenge by colourQ.  Raspberries, vanilla, and espresso — what isn’t to love about that combination??  We all know my love of coffee and chocolate.. mmm chocolate.. chocolate and raspberries.. chocolate, raspberries and vanilla — but, enough about that, I must focus!!

Don’t you just LOVE this colour combination??

Click on either image to visit their websites.  You can play along in the challenges, see all the rules, AND see lots to inspire you to get your own creative juices flowing 🙂

And now for my creation!!! *drum roll, please*….

Fabulous You

The best friends come in all shapes and sizes just like fabulous shoes.

Well??!! Whaddya think?? Pretty fabulous, “eh?” 🙂

Supplies (All Stampin’ Up!):

Stamp set: Fabulous You

Cardstock: Raspberry ripple for base; early espresso; pretty in pink

Specialty: More amore specialty DSP; vellum

Ink: Raspberry ripple; crumb cake

Embellishments: Very vanilla 1/2″ seam binding ribbon; Artisan embellishments kit (rosette)

Adhesive: Glue dots®; SNAIL

By the way, did you notice my new watermark on my card image?  I’m pretty excited about.. just had it made for me by Genny, over at stampinbygenny.com.  I feel like a real, official blogger now! lol


Sunday Sketch


Sketching may be familiar to you, but to me, it’s a marvelous brand new inspiration source and I am loving it!  I’m loving it so much that I want to share it with you.

This is the Sunday Sketch for this week, courtesy of retro sketches.  If you’d like to participate in their sketch challenge, the following information is posted with their challenge:

Things to remember:
  • The linky closes at 11:59pm Central on Friday, February 1st, 2012.
  • You MUST use the sketch. If we cannot see the main elements of the sketch, your project might be removed or at the least, not eligible for winning or getting a shout out!
  • Enter as often as you like with a different project each time.
  • You are welcome to combine challenges.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

For more information, samples, and to link your creation, click on the sketch image above to visit their site.. and good luck! 🙂


I spent last night in my craftroom using the sketch as my guide.. this is what I came up with (please excuse my terrible photography — I’m still figuring out how to take nice pictures.)

With the exception of the Paris paper tape, everything else was done using Stampin’ Up! products.

corner detail

Ooh lala :)

Ooh lala 🙂


Stampin’ Up!

  • Stamp sets – Loving Thoughts; Artistic Etchings
  • Card stock – night of navy; real red; river rock; Attic Boutique DSP (discontinued)
  • Punches – decorative label; mini curly label (SAB); ticket duo
  • Dies – adorning accents edgelits
  • Embellishments – vintage designer buttons; early espresso bakers twine; artisan embellishments kit
  • Ink – raspberry ripple; versamark
  • Embossing powder – gold
  • Adhesive – SNAIL adhesive™; Glue Dots®; Stampin’ Dimensionals®


  • Decorative paper tape, Paris by Cavallini & Co.