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 →


HI Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge: I immediately thought of Christmas florals, but decided against it. I know! Me deciding not to do florals! :-) Instead, I needed a card for a special couple who love winter sports. I'd purchased the Ellen Hutson Essentials - Mountain Holiday specifically to make a card for them. I wanted to keep it CAS but added texture with background paper and some embossing on the focal panel. I used a die from the Stitching Lines dies to create a little texture underneath the skis. I... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my pleasure to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's theme week. I thought the theme was perfect for those of you who are (like me) procrastinators... and still have Christmas cards to make? Please don't tell me that I am the only person who still needs to finish their Christmas cards! Here's the challenge - with another awesome badge from Nance. Isn't that just gorgeous? Nance really does an amazing job of finding photo inspirations for our badges and this one reminds me of a Hallmark Christmas movie! For my card,... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous die-cutting queen Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a color challenge: Oh! I was so tempted to do something floral with this color scheme, but fought my instincts and decided to do a Christmas card instead! I purchased a new stamp and cut set from Hero Arts called Wonder and Magic of Christmas. I got it 20% off at Ellen Hutson during her sale! Poppy Parade is another one of those colors that I just NEVER use... it's way too bright for me. Generally, during color challenges,... Read more →