Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Don't forget to be awesome!

Hi all!  Am I the only one that can't believe 2016 is just days away??!?  Crazy!  I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season and spending it with those you love.  This is possibly my last card for this year so I thought I'd make it a little reminder for all of us as we head into the new year - don't forget to be awesome!  :D  The flowers are from the Waffle Flower set, DT Mix and the sentiment is from their In Every Way stamp set.  I inked the flowers and leaves with my Zig pens then stamped them onto watercolor paper.  Once they were all stamped, I spritzed them with water.  Well, I spritzed them a bit too much and lost most of the outlines of the stamps, so I inked them again and stamped them again where I had originally.  Pretty happy with the end result ;)  I added some clear sequins to the flower centers.  The card base is MFT's Gravel Gray.  I stamped and embossed the Garden Flourish BG stamp with silver pearl EP.  I love that embossing powder because it kind of takes on the color of whatever it's embossed over.  

Thanks for stopping by and in case I don't 'see' y'all until next year *wink*, Have a Safe and Blessed New Year!  And oh yea, don't forget to be awesome!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi all!  Merry Christmas Eve and Happy early Birthday, Jesus!  :D  Here is my last TAWS design team card!  :(  I've truly enjoyed creating with these ladies and for Alison.  {I wish you the best!!!}  I used the Digits set, watercoloring the numbers, to create a background for the From Us birthday sentiment.  I love bold birthday cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Some people are worth melting for

Hi all!  Here's a sweet little card using the newly released TAWS set called Melt Your Heart Out.  How CUTE, right?!!?  This image is so easy to color - I used my Zig pens and also added Frosted Lace Stickles to him for some sparkle.  The sketch is from the FMS217.

Thanks for stopping by!  The TAWS Liquidation sale is still going on but time is running out so get over there quick before it's too late!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Par-tea On

Hi all! I went for shades of teal with my latest TAWS card using the new Swee-Tea stamp set.  The cup was paper pieced then fussy cut.  I used a white gel pen to color in parts of the cup and a W3 Copic for shading.  The sketch is from the SSSC299.

Thanks for stopping by!  You still have a little time left to shop the Liquidation Sale at the TAWS STORE!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Hi all!  Welcome to Day 13 of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

For my card, I used some Reverse Confetti goodies - Winter Words Confetti Cuts and the Winter Word Coordinates.  The 'merry' die was watercolored with distress inks.

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by PINKFRESH STUDIO so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happiest of Holidays

Hi all!  I'm guesting over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today and would love for you to check it out!  :D

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Saturday!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi all!  Happy Friday Eve!  :D  Here's a card I made using two new TAWS sets - Point of View and Happy Everything.   One is a great background building set, the other is a great sentiment set - together they are FAB!!!  I inked the dots with distress ink, spritzed with water, then cut them out with some die-namics.  This card follows the CTS151 sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Warm Wishes tag

Hi all!  Here's a cute little tag I wanted to share with you!  I used the new TAWS set, Melt Your Heart Out - it is SO super cute!!!  And I broke out the gingham and Ric Rac!  Whoa, blast from the past, huh?  I colored him with my Zig pens then used an MFT Blueprints die to cut out the tag.

Thanks for stopping by!  The TAWS Liquidation sale is still going on so hop over there and shop before all your favorites are gone!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi all!  It's almost Friday! Wahoo!  Here's a card I made using some newly released TAWS sets - Swee-Tea and Happy Everything.  Ironically, today would've been my grandmother's 93rd birthday.  She was something, I tell ya, and I sure do miss her.  Anyway, I colored up the cake and stand with Copics and followed the SSSC297 sketch.  A few YNS gumdrops add extra detail.

Thanks for stopping by!  You still have time to take advantage of the TAWS liquidation sale!  EVERYTHING IS 40% OFF!!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

TAWS New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all!  Welcome to the LAST TAWS New Release Blog Hop!  I know, so sad, but we have some great sets we're releasing this month for you so let's get to it!  I am featuring the new set called Point of View.  It is such a FUN set!  I decided to create a masculine birthday card {because I need them fairly often} and it was so easy to do with this set!  I stamped the chevrons in cornflower blue ink, then layered over them with the open chevron stamp in sweet tooth pigment ink.  That's it!  A cool look in minutes! The sentiment is from the new Happy Everything stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to take advantage of the 40% off EVERYTHING sale happening in the TAWS store NOW!  Head over to the TAWS Blog and hop along for more inspiration!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Soothe away the day

Hi all!  Welcome to the TAWS Sneak Peek Day 3!  This will be our final new release (so sad!) and everything is on sale, so you'll want to scoop up all of the sets quick before they're GONE for good!  The set I'm featuring today is called Swee-Tea.  It has several super cute images (like this darling cup!) and great sentiments, too!  I colored it with Copics then fussy cut it and added a paper-pieced tea bag (an image from this set) hanging off the side.

Be sure to swing over to the TAWS Blog to see what the rest of the DT made with this set!  Our blog hop is tomorrow and you won't want to miss that either!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi all!  I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.  We are dealing with lots of ice and freezing temps, so I spent some time in my craft room.  :D  Here is my loose interpretation of the latest MFT sketch MFTWSC256.  I broke out an older Christmas set, I believe it's called Ornament Builder, and paired it with a sentiment from the newer set, Hand Lettered Holiday.  I love this color combo for Christmas cards!   I added a few sequins and cut out the main layer with an element from the Blueprints 13 dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Can't thank you enough

Hi all!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I thought I would make a thank you card for the occasion :D  I used Wispy Wishes and a sentiment form the From Us set.  And yes, that's a strip of torn vellum behind the sentiment strip.  It adds a little something extra to the card without adding bulk.  A great Clean And Simple card that can be easily reproduced.  Use different stamps to fit the occasion and change the sentiment for tons of options!

Thank YOU for stopping by!  I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends and have LOTS to be thankful for!

Peace, love and pumpkin pie!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thank You

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using 3 TAWS sets - Wispy Wishes (small flower), From Us ('thank') and Sweet Thing ('You').  I colored the flowers with Copics.  The sketch is from the SSSC296.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget EVERYTHING in the TAWS Store is 40% off now!!!!  AND we have our final new release coming up later this week that you won't want to miss!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


It's me...  Lol, just about to break into some new Adele :D  Just kidding, but I did think of this song when I started to write this post.  Here's a new TAWS card I made using some images from Wispy Wishes.  I added a word from the Sweet Thing set.  Don't forget - ALL TAWS sets are currently 40% off!!!  Get them while you can because the store will be closing at the end of the year!  I inked up the leaves with 3 different colors, then added the small flower.  Just a sweet one-layer card - easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Miss you lots

Hi all!  Here's a sweet little card I made using the TAWS sets Rain or Shine and From Us.  I paper pieced the clouds and popped them up over a leftover piece from a Reverse Confetti die that I sponged to look more like the sun.  I used a stencil and some embossing paste for the stars.  The sketch is the CTS149.

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing over to the TAWS Blog for more inspiration AND head over to the shop because now EVERYTHING is 40% OFF!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I hope Santa spoils you rotten

Hi all!  Here's a card I made just for fun - sometimes I just cannot pass up a good sketch challenge!  :)    I had the watercolored part already done and sitting on my desk.  I cut out the angled strips and the stars using elements from Blueprints 25.  The presents and sentiment are from the BB Santa's Elves set.  Some sparkly twine adds a little something extra to the card.  This is for the MFTWSC254 sketch and also the MFT color challenge 33.  It also fits the Paper Players PP271 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 13, 2015

So happy...

Hi all!  Happy Friday!

Here's a card I made using two TAWS sets - Wispy Wishes and From Us.  I used an image from the Wispy Wishes set to create the fun background.  I broke up the sentiment so that it fit into the white space.  I added some gold sequins and adhered the layers a bit 'off' to make it more fun :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing by the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'll follow you anywhere

Hi all!  Here's a sweet little card I made using the TAWS set called Just Ducky.  I watercolored then fussy cut these cute little ducks.  The sketch is the SSSC294.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hop over to the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!