Anna Griffin Embossing folders

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a few cards I created for the October HSN show using Anna Griffin's Embossing folders.



For both these cards I used the sanding technique on Anna's Perfect Palette white core cardstock.



I just the effect it leaves on the cards. Anna's designs are so beautiful and easily transform an ordinary piece of cardstock into a work of art. 




Thanks for stopping by today!

Thanks a Latte

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello friends. It's been a busy week for me but I still managed to get my card created for this week's 

My Favorite Things 





Here's this week's sketch 




Here's my coffee inspired card featuring the Perk Up set.





I must admit I'd be much happier with my card if I had the Fish Tail flag STAX! That stitching looks amazing on Veronica's card. I can't tell you how much I love creating with this cute Perk Up set!


Have a creative day!

{S}

MFT Color Challenge 16

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hello friends. I had some time to work on the newest color challenge from My Favorite Things.

I did my best digging thru my stash for cardstock as close to the colors as I could. 



So I inked up the Somebunny set and here's what I created. 




Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: BBSomebunny,BG Linen Background Dies: BluePrints12. Therm-O-Web  Adhesive:Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 


Thanks for stopping by!


{S}

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Spring Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mmmmm....I love my coffee that's for sure! Today I am linking up to the Coffee Lovers BlogHop.

 I hope you are enjoying all the coffee inspired projects for today's hop! Here is my contribution...



I used the Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions Set for this card. I thought it would be fun to create my own background with the coffee beans image.  Adhesive:Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 

If you happened to stop by without visiting the coffee lovers page first, head over there to check out all the fab prizes you can win just for commenting!

Have a Cuppa today!

{S}

Unity Thursday!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello Unity friends! Can you believe we are 60,000 plus Likes strong on the Unity Facebook page!

Thank you all so much for showing YOUR Unity LOVE and SUPPORT.

We really appreciate it!


Make sure you visit the Unity blog for all of today's fabulous specials! I am showcasing some of the Sentiment freebies today.

You get one free with every $10 you spend!





Here's some samples I created with them. I dug into my stash to use up some older embellishments. These are Pebbles felt bows and some enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet.












Supplies: All 3 cards I used the American Crafts Spring 6x6 paper pad.  Adhesive:Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 

Check out the Unity Design Team posts for more inspiration!


Have a creative day!

{S}


You are SO sweet

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good morning friends! Today I am sharing my card for this week's MY Favorite Things 


Here's a look at this week's sletch.



Here's my card.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: Somebunny Dies: Stitched Speech Bubble. American Crafts Spring 6x6 cardstock pad. Adhesive:Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 


You can create along with MFT by visiting their challenge blog here.

Have a creative day!

{S}

YES! Your Everyday Stamps

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello friends! I am so pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the YES team! 

What is YES you ask, why it's Your Everyday Stamps! 



Here are a few samples I made with the Today Set












I am so excited to be designing with these fun stamps! I'll be sharing more samples later this week.

 In the meantime, if you'd like to place an order,

you can get your YES stamps by clicking this link.



Happy Monday!

{S}

Sprinkled with fun

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello friends. Today I am sharing my card for this week's My Favorite Things





Here's a look at this week's sketch.





I got my new release order from MFT in time to use it for this week's sketch. I could not wait to get those Donut Dies by Laina Lamb. They are so fun!




I used the donut stamps to create a background using the MFT Hybrid inks and sentiment from LLD Donuts and Sprinkle stamp set.

Next I used some Fabritac glue to adhere the felt to the cardstock and dab my sprinkles in to adhere to the felt to create my donut. Then I used 3D foam squares from Therm O Web to adhere my card.

It's always fun creating for MFT's weekly challenge. If you'd like to create with us too then check out the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration blog!

Have a creative day!

{S}
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Thank You

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hello friends. I'm getting my MFT Sketch challenge card in right under the wire today. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch.




I was feeling very 80's when I created my card last night. I used a few MFT dies along with some Pearl color Origami sheers for the Sentiment and layered them with cardstock for the flower. I love the gradient background paper from MME.





Supplies: My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Flair. Daiso Pearl Color Oragami. My Favorite Things Dies: Gerbera Daisy, Words of Gratitude. Eyelet Outlet enamel dots white.


Morning photos are the worst and does make this card shine as much as it does so when the sun comes out here I'll be taking better photos.


Have a creative day.

{S}

Juliet by Anna Griffin

Friday, February 6, 2015


Hello friends. Can you believe it's only 8 more days til Valentine's Day? What do you like to do for your sweetheart? I always make mine a hand made card. It's so cute that recently I was cleaning out our closet and discovered his stash of all the hand made cards I have made him over the years. It's nice to know they are cherished.

Today I  have some handmade Valentines to share with Anna Griffin's Juliet collection that she debuted on her "Anna-versary" special on HSN in January. 

Here's a look at the complete collection.


 Here's a few cards I created with it.



I used a few of Anna's Fretwork dies for this card.







I loved the variety of patterned paper, die cuts and embellishments that came in this collection. It made creating these cards a snap!

Sadly this collection sold out on air so it's not currently available at HSN. I am not sure if Anna will be bringing more on her next show or not. 

For all of Anna Griffin's available collections and other products visit HSN.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a creative day.

{S}


More water coloring fun

Thursday, February 5, 2015



Hello friends. Today I am sharing another card that I made while playing around with my distress inks and water.

I fell in love with the I Love You More sentiment set from last month's release at My favorite Things. 


Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamp Set ( I love You More ) Ranger mini distress inks (picked raspberry) and watercolor paper.  Misc: stars.


I'm still watching videos and figuring out the ins and outs of watercoloring. I think it's safe to say I am hooked so you can expect more cards to come.

Thanks for the visit.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Just because

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hello friends. I am just getting my post up and barely making this weeks My Favorite Things




Here's this week's sketch.



Here's my take on this week's sketch


Supplies: Patterned paper and vellum: We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon. Sentiment: My Favorite Things Contemporary Roses. Misc: flower and twine


If you'd like to create for MFT's weekly sketch challenge, hop over to the Challenge & Inspiration blog here.



Have a creative day!

{S}

Anything Goes

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello friends. I'm posting late because I had a busy day but I wanted to share a card I made with my February Simon Says Stamp card kit for the "Anything Goes" challenge on the SSS Weds Challenge blog.



Will You Be My Valentine



I have been playing around with my Ranger Distress Inks and my water color brush and mini mister. I really enjoy the process of creating backgrounds like these. It was easy to trim the cardstock I  experimented with and mount it on a card base. I finished it off with some Doodlebug Designs twine and button.

There is still time to create for this week's challenge. For all the details click over here.

Thanks for visiting!

{S}

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!


{Your Light Shines}





Here's my card using this week's image.



I used distress inks to create a water colored background for the card base and then water colored the image too.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  


Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}

Unity Thursday

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Unity friends! It's Unity Thursday and we always have lots of inspiration and tons of fun happening! I am so excited about this week's releases! Let's have a look!


First! We have new Angie Girls!





I really love and am so inspired by these images from the talented Angie Blom!

Here's Bernadette girl




Here's a little something I created with this image.




I used distress inks and water to color the image in. It's a little rough in a few places but I have been trying out this technique all week. Practice makes perfect right?

If you haven't stopped my the other team member's blogs today, you can do so by clicking their photos below.

Have a creative day friends!

{S}

Hello Love

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello friends! . I woke up this morning ready to take on this week's 



Here's a look at this week's sketch.



Here's my take on this week's sketch



Supplies: My Favorite Things stamps: I Love You More. Dies: Scalloped border. Misc: Adhesive Trim. Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Cupid's Arrow


There is still time to create for this week's sketch challenge. Hop on over to the challenge blog here for all the details.

Have a creative day!

{S}

So good for my heart

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hello friends. 
If you've been by before, you'll probably notice I gave my blog a little New Years make over. After a few years of the same look, I figured it was time.
I really like the cleaner look but I am still messing with my sidebar items.

If you too switched up your blog for the new year be sure and leave a link in the comments. I'd love to stop by and have a look!

Today I am sharing some cards I created with the newest releases from My Favorite Things.


My first card features the new die-namics heart puzzle. When I saw this die in the release peeks, I had to have it.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: You have my heart Dies: Dien-namics Heart Puzzle, Love Die-namics.

For my next card I used the new Fluttering hearts cover up die and inked up the Birdie Brown You have my heart set.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: BB You have my heart set Dies: Fluttering hearts cover up die, Stitched Scalloped Edges. Copic Markers and Sakura Stardust Glitter pen.

I had so much fun creating these cards because I love the new MFT releases.

I am working on a fun new bi-monthly feature for my blog. I'll be revealing what's going on next Monday but for now, here's a little sneak peek.



Have a creative day!


{S}

I love you this much

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello friends. I have officially wrapped up all of my deadlines for the time being and had some stamping time this weekend. One of the items on my to-do list was the new My Favorite Things


Here's a look at this week's sketch



I got my new MFT goodies in the mail and was happy I could use them for this week's challenge. 

Here's what I created.



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies: Pure Innocence Heart Banner, {heart}Die-namics Heart Puzzle, My Favorite Things Kraft pigment ink pad, Versafine Black Onyx. Other: Distressed hearts background Unity Stamp Co., Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. Adhesive: Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 


If you'd like to create for this week's sketch, stop by the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!


{Find the Key}







Here's how I used this week's image.



I decided to cut out the keys and use them as an embellishment. The patterned paper is past, present, future Memories by Teresa Collins.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


{S}
 
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