Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am so pleased that we are past the mid-way point in the week and on our way to the weekend :-) One of the challenges I played along with this week is this sketch from Case this Sketch and combined found another great technique challenge that provided me with the idea that I needed. CAS on Sunday is having a technique challenge - use a stencil! I was really drawn to the vertical design on the one side of the sketch and had the perfect stencil to create it. I used two shades of pink... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all having a great weekend and staying warm! It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a CAS challenge. Right up my alley! I needed a Valentine's Day card for Lou and knew that it was time to pull out a Simon Says Stamp Stars stencil and some of my new gold Embossing Paste. I combined that with the gold, black and white color scheme from the casestudy challenge last week and finished it off with a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Star Gazer additions stamp... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great start to the week. Firstly, thank you to all of you who sent emails or left messages on my blog congratulating me on my 1,000 posts. I really did enjoy reading all of them. I will be responding to all of you in the next day or so. Celebrations continue and the blog candy that was listed on this post is up for grabs for all comments left through this coming Saturday on any post this week. In the meantime, how about a little bit of fun -before I... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Before I get to the card for tonight, I'd like to tell you a little story! 999 blog posts ago I started to blog as I needed a place to load my challenge cards and I thought it would be easier to blog than try to wend my way through sites where you can share photos. 999 blog posts ago, I never thought that I would still be blogging. 999 blog posts ago, I would never have thought that I would get to know some amazing people along the way. Many of you have been with... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. We certainly did! I managed to get a couple of challenge cards done this weekend. I saw this great challenge across at cas-ual fridays and couldn't wait to play along. It's so rare that I actually make anything other than an A2 card, that it was wonderful to take on a challenge that forced me to get out of that rut. I had so much fun playing with a different size of card, that I made two different cards! I really wanted to keep it clean and simple. For... Read more →