January 4, 2016

New Year... New Me...

Happy New Year Friends! :)

Surprise! I'm back for a quick hello!

I'm sure you've guessed it, but there is a lot going on around these parts lately, which is why I've disappeared (yet again!)

My goal is to get back into blogging soon, but I want to warn you that the content here might be changing up a bit... We've recently moved into a home and are getting ready to welcome a little one into our lives in just one short week! YIKES! A lot has changed in a year! :)

With that said, I'm sure you can understand that I might be a little preoccupied and a little focused on other blogging topics. I hope you don't mind! Quite honestly, I haven't picked up my crafty stuff in a looooong time (except to pack everything away into moving boxes.) But I'm thrilled to share that our new home has a space just for my crafty things and I'm hoping to figure out some way to carve in a little me time, after our little one arrives!

I'm sure we'll see how things go... Hopefully you'll hear from me soon!

September 6, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 326

Hi friends! I'm back again with a fun and fresh color challenge for Cupcake Inspirations. We have another wonderful sponsor this week... Lawn Fawn! Aren't these cacti just too fun?!

The DEEtails:

I'm in love with Lawn Fawn's Stuck on You stamp set, which I stamped in various shades of green and cut out. I potted them in some Midnight Muse pots and added some cute little flowers for a little fun flair. I layered some fabulous burlap ribbon over a fun patterned print and added a sentiment in Kraft cardstock. Hope you like my simple card today! 

Paper: Confetti Celebration DSP, Kraft cardstock, Midnight Muse cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stuck on You (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Mellow Moss, Pistachio Pudding, Sage Shadow, VersaMark
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon
Tools: Simply Said Hello die (Avery Elle)

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a great prize from Lawn Fawn! :)

August 30, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 325

Hi there! I know it's been a while, but I'm finally here to share a new card with you for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Today's challenge is all about layers. And we have a fabulous sponsor this week... Newton's Nook Designs! Fun!

The DEEtails:

My best friend and fellow sloth lover celebrated her birthday recently. When Newton's Nook came out with the In Slow Motion stamp set, I knew I had to get it! I stamped the adorable sloth on some cream felt and went over the outlines with a black permanent marker. I colored him in with some Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake. The branch was stamped over a piece of Soft Suede card stock that was first stamped with the woodgrain leaf image from Wonderfall in Soft Suede ink. I embossed the edges of the branch in Early Espresso to give it a little dimension. Then I cut out my little sloth and layered the cardstock branch into her arms. Next I layered some Sweet Sorbet DSP onto a Tip Top Taupe card. Then I added some die cut leaves in Wild Wasabi and a piece of white cardstock matted with more Tip Top Taupe and stamped with the sentiment. The final touch was some pretty Crisp Cantaloupe blooms from Papertrey Ink's Bigger Blooms topped with some pretty Enamel Dew Drop Stickers from Freckled Fawn. I love how they match so perfectly!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Tip Top Taupe cardstock, Wild Wasabi cardstock, 
Stamps: Bigger Blooms (Papertrey Ink), In Slow Motion (Newton's Nook Designs), Wonderfall
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, VersaMark
Embellishments: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Enamel Dew Drop Stickers (Freckled Fawn), Vintage Cream Felt (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Bigger Blooms die (Papertrey Ink), heat tool, Secret Garden Framelits Dies

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from Newton's Nook Designs!