Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hoppy Easter

Here'a an Easter Egg Hunt Layout I created of the kids from last year!

My Grandma and I took the kids to a local Easter Egg Hunt and they had so much fun!  Some of the pictures are also just from the egg hunt around the house and by my mom's!

They weren't really sure about the Easter Bunny!  But since I sat in the pictures with them, they were okay!!
It's so cute how they can get so excited over a simple little Easter Egg Hunt!!

Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Smile 4 You!

Recently our friend's little girl turned one!!

The had a pink themed party for here, with a photo booth!

Well my kids LOVE getting their pictures take, so they were so excited to dress up and get some photos taken!!

Such fun pictures!!
Just love how this 2 pg. digital layout turned out!

My son may not be impressed with the photos someday down the line, but he sure enjoyed dressing up and getting his pictures taken!! lol

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 29, 2013 DT Call

Hello to all my crafty friends!

Just wanted to share some exciting news.... is having a DT Call!!

You can check out the details here!

What a wonderful opportunity!!


Plus, I am so excited they will be releasing some Sweet Cuts Dies in May!!!

You can pre-order yours today here!
SweetCuts MAY Release Bundle

SweetCuts MAY Release Bundle

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Another great photo to find inspiration from!

For today's card, I've created a quick masculine card!
I sometimes struggle with masculine cards, but the Cute Circles and Fancy Circles sets are perfect to use for these types of cards!

A fun and easy card for any man!

Inspirational Photo:

Join in, we'd love to see what you create!!

Three randomly selected winners this week will each receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the Inspired By Stamping store to get some wonderful items of your own!!

Sadly, this will be the last weekly inspirational challenge.  So be sure to join in!

There will be some other changes happening, so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter with SS

Hello Crafty Friends!

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps Blog, we'd love to see what you create with our challenge in mind!!

You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some 
"sweet" things of your own!! has so many wonderful stamps and other products to choose from!!

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is:


I used the new adorable Taylor the Bunny 'lil Sweetie!! 
Isn't this image cute?!  I had so much fun coloring it in!

So hard to believe Easter is already this weekend!

I decided I would finish off the inside of my card right away with some of Sweet Stamp's cute Easter stamps as well:

I've been hoarding the papers I used for this card for awhile now and glad I have been as I think they were perfect for this card!!  Just sad that they are gone now! Supplies Used:

Have a wonderful day!


The Squirrel and The Fox: Easter or Passover
2 Sisters: Easter/Spring
Crafty Calender: Easter Egg-stravaganza
My Sheri Crafts: Easter
Speedy and Friends: Bunnies or Easter
Sweet Stampin': Lots of Layers
ABC Challenge: Easter Cards
Cutie Pie Challenge: Easter
Kaboodle Doodles: Easter or Early Spring
Craft Your Passion: Make It Cute

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tag for Flowers

Good morning crafty friends!

You can tell I am addicted to crafting , along with my kids!! LOL

We recently bought some flowers for my sister, because she had surgery.  We brought them home before giving them to her and the kids said mom we should create a tag for them!

I used Inspired By Stamping's new Fancy Circles set for this tag, the sentiment is from the set as well!  Along with adding some Crinkle Ribbon!!


Such a simple and fun idea!!  And adds such a nice personal touch!

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Inspired By Stamping is sponsoring the challenge at Inkspirational Challenge!!

The challenge is to CASE the card below:

With spring around the corner, I was excited to get out my IBS Butterfly Wings set!
I just LOVE the butterflies in the set!  Can't wait to see them flying around outside!

I also used the new Cute Circles, Fancy Circles and Mason Jar Add-On III sets!!

Such a fun and simple card!

Be sure to join in the challenge at Inkspirational for your chance at winning!!

Have a sweet day!

IBS Chalkboard Technique

Each month on the 20th Inspired By Stamping, will be having a blog hop featuring a different technique, idea or color combination!!

It's a great way to create something with your new stamps from our latest release!!

I've used the new Beautiful Iris set for my card! 
I just LOVE flowers!  This Iris stamp is so beautiful and the sentiments in the set are all perfect as well!  Just love the font used!!

I've never used this technique before, so this was a first for me!  I really enjoyed trying it out!

I decided to stamp the image and then use different colored chalks to color it, to give it that chalkboard look.  
The top and bottom border are from the set Delicate Doilies II

Just a close-up of the border and sentiment.

The iris:
I sure can't wait to see my Iris's coming up this spring!!

I also added some White Seam Binding!

What a fun technique!  Join in, we'd love to see what you create!


This challenge goes until April 3rd!

Two randomly selected winners will be given a $25 gift card to the Inspired By Stamping Store!!

There are so many lovely stamps to choose from! 


Check out the following DT member blogs for more wonderful inspiration:


Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Crosses with SS

Hello Crafty Friends!

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps Blog, we'd love to see what you create with our challenge in mind!!

You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! has so many wonderful stamps and other products to choose from!!

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is:


I used the Simple Cross for my card!

I loved this simple, yet elegant design of this card.

I used an Ice White Pearl Pen to add a few pearls under the God Bless You Script sentiment.

I really like these pearl pens, will have to get some more in different colors!! Supplies Used:

Have a wonderful day!


CI Paint & Starbucks Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!

We are so close to 200 likes!

With that we are having some wonderful giveaways!!

We will be drawing one luck winner to receive some shimmery paints of their own!

And DT member Michelle is offering a  $20.00 Starbuck's gift card!


Starbuck's GC information:

"Like" us and you have one chance to win. Refer a friend (and if they mention your name in a comment), you'll have another chance to win! 

The more friends you refer to "like" us - the more chances you have to win a gift card. Just remember, they have to mention your name in their comment. 

They have to say that you referred them. (For example, if 5 people "like" us and mention your name, you'll be entered 5 times.)

Thanks for all the new "likes" we have received in the past few weeks!

We appreciate you being there!

The winner will be announced on April 6th midnight CST.


How exciting!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Here's a digital layout created from Heritage Makers!

I just love some of their templates and all the lovely kits they have to choose from!
This cute picture was take of my sweet little kids last March!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SS Wax Paper Resist

Time for another monthly challenge on the Sweet Stamps Blog!

Just a reminder that this challenge lasts until April 14th!!

You have a chance at winning a $20 Gift Certificate to to purchase some "SWEET" things of your own!!

Hope you will join in!


Technique Challenge at Sweet Stamps is:

Wax Paper Resist

This was a first for me!  There's a nice tutorial on 
Splitcoast Stampers here.

My card:
I just love the Large and Medium Bold Butterflies! Along with the beautiful sentiment!!

Close-up of the wax paper resist butterfly:
What a fun technique this was to try!  Will have to do this again in the future.  

Behind the doubled up bold butterflies, I used the Parchment Craft Technique on the Oval Lace Frame Small!  One of my favorite frames from SS!! Products Used:

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RB Egg-stra Special

It's so much fun creating fun candy packaging! 

With Easter on the way, I created this cute little package using a Medium Clear Pillow Box!

The Bunny Hop set from Raisin Boat is just to adorable!
I used the egg in the set to make the pattern belly band for the package and colored parts of the eggs in with my Copics!

This little bunny is just too cute!!  I added some Liquid Applique in White to his tail!

I also added some Lavender Bloom ribbon!

Have a "hoppy" day!


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