Happy Friday. It's time to play with our INSPO list at FestiveFriday. Festive Friday is a card and crafting challenge that runs over a two week period. Every two weeks we publish a new list of words to help get your creative juices working :-) Our challenges are based around a festivity or holiday and this week we are celebrating National Smile Day! The inspo list was the perfect excuse to bring out some newish goodies! The Bee dies from the Baby Face collection from The Greetery. I also inked up a new background stamp - Spring Meadow - also... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's tic-tac-toe week! Looking at the options on the tic-tac-toe board I was inspired to die-cut and ink up the Jumbo Curiosity Dragonfly die from The Greetery. I love this die set! Here's a sneak peek: As you can see, I went with some fairly bright colors! From the tic-tac-toe board I chose bright colors, birthday and die-cut. Die-cutting and coloring the dragonfly was easy. I used finger daubers to color it and then backed it with 4 other die-cuts from white cardstock. I... Read more →


Happy Friday. It's another INSPO challenge at Festive Friday. Festive Friday is a bi-weekly card making challenge designed to celebrate a different holiday - it can be from anywhere around the world. This week we are celebrating National Pet Day. Now, who can resist celebrating that holiday?! For my card I used a set from MFT called Party Animals and this card will be winging its way off to Send A Smile 4 Kids. here's a sneak peek: The great thing about the Festive Friday challenge is that you don't necessarily have to celebrate the theme - just choose 3... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Leanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a bright and cheerful color scheme for us. I had originally thought that I would do florals using these colors, but, for some reason, my mind went in a totally different direction! I settled on a die from the Die Cuts and Scraps Dienamics set from My Favorite Things. Here's a sneak peek: Well, I suppose there is a flower on the cupcakes - but not quite a floral card! I think you may have guessed some of the colors from the... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week! This sketch was the perfect one to use two of my new die-cuts called Paper Goods and the other called Crafty Hands from MFT and an old favorite called Pretty Postmarks from The Greetery. Oh, and I also added my very favorite - actually all time favorite - stencil called Knit Wits. Also from the Greetery. Here's a little sneak peek: Here's Joanne's sketch: What I love about this sketch is how versatile it is and you can see that in... Read more →