Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Toni's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a code word that is completely and utterly up my alley:-) As usual, the design team have created some fabulous inspiration for you - including our guest designer the wonderful Vicky Hayes There were so many ways I could have gone with this challenge, but I decided to use my Stampin' Up! Christmas Toile set. In fact, this was the first time that I had colored this image and, for those of you who follow my blog, you will... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. I don't know about you, but I am over the moon that it is Friday! For the past couple of weeks I have been unable to join in the fun and celebrate Freshly Made Sketches 400th anniversary. I've really wanted to play with the fun retro sketches - such a cool idea, by the way! FMS is one of my favorite challenges and one of my always go to places for sketches everytime I craft. So, congratulations ladies on celebrating 400 sketches and thank you all for your hard work and amazing inspiration every week. Here's... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Greetings from a warm and sunny (FINALLY) Minnesota. The temperature today is an outstanding 71 degrees and the sun is shining brightly. I know it won't stay that way for longer than today - but I intend to enjoy it for all that it is worth :-) I did get to spend a little time in my craft room today. I needed to make a card for the Paper Players challenge tonight and I went looking for a sketch. I found this great sketch across at . I love this sketch, but I couldn't get it to work... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. I don't know about y'all, but I am SO HAPPY that it's the weekend. It's been a long... snowy... and cold week! (-40F again this morning!) I made a card for a couple of challenges The Card Concept and AAA Cards. I recently purchased a new Penny Black stamp called Christmas Wishes and I have Terese from lostinpaper to blame for this! She made some of the sweetest cards with this image - check out this video. I totally fell in love with this stamp when I saw it being used - so my inspiration for... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme for us: I decided to have a little fun with this theme and use some new goodies that I got before Christmas. I think I discovered them on Jennifer McGuire's "sale" post. Anyway, there was an image of a barn on their website and I loved it. Then I found some other little bits and pieces that went with it. Before I knew it, I had about 10 stamps in my basket! As this is a Clean and... Read more →