Category Archives: what evah

Creating anything… today = wreath

Sometimes creating for with no purpose in mind is the most rewarding. I’ve been in a slump. to. say. the. least. I’m taking baby steps… today’s step is with one of my favorite mediums, fabric. to be specific, fat quarters, you know the ones that come in sets already. Easy peasy stuff. Enjoy. Fee free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing it. 🙂

Ready for your close up darling?

New Stampin’ Up in the house.

Today I am the luckiest of luckies. I received a box chuck full of Stampin’ Up! goodness from the new Occasions Catalog. Be sure to check it out and come back and visit for up and coming projects!

A super-quick tag for a baby shower this weekend…. isn’t this set darling! It’s called Happy Celebrations, there are tons of fun pieces.

Sesaons Givings Year 5 Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you all for your generous comments, my heart is full of creative love…. 🙂

I do have a winner for my prize of Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.

Number generator and winner from 67 blissful comments:

Congratulations Kari! and thank you for hopping along. I’ve sent and email and I hope to hear from you soon!

Season’s Givings, New Year’s Card and Giveaway!

seasonsgivingsimageIf you are hopping in order you just come from my sweet, long-time friend Meagan Hoeoppner. LOVE.HER. A warm welcome to my blog…. a big thank you to all who are visiting. I’d like to do my part to add to the “post” holiday cheer that so many others are putting out there into the creative world. I hope to start creating and blogging more, so please take a moment to add me to your reader list and subscribe in the upper right corner of my blog. In hopes of inspiring myself to create more I’d like to give away a little something:
In order to be eligible to win, please subscribe to my blog and leave a comment on this post stating that you’v done so and don’t forget your email. 

Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.

For a little New Year’s fun I created a card using one of Stampin’ Up’s new sets, It’s a Celebration:

A crazy watercolor wash serves as the base to my bright white fireworks, while some subtly embossed fireworks pull the white background into the framework of the eye catching centerpiece.

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Let’s continue the celebration by going on to each and every blog on the list below where there are giveaways galore and inspiration beyond your expectations. Go on…. take some time for yourself and see what is going on with the rest of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop!

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Taylored Expressions
Paper Smooches
Neat & Tangled
Technique Tuesday
Clear & Simple Stamps
Richard Garay
My Sweet Petunia
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Sunny Studio Stamps
Inchie Arts llc
Scrapbook Update
Buttons Galore
Latisha Yoast
Julia Stainton
Cristina Nunez
Wanda Guess
Vera Yates
Amy Tsuruta
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Lori Craig
Lydia Fiedler
Jenn Shurkus
Lisa Henke
Dina Kowal
Libby Hickson
Emily Leiphart
Cindy Lawrence
Kelly Klapstein
Erica Houtghton
Elise Constable
Julee Tillman
Lee Murphy
Lisa Arana
Giovana Smith
Karen Baker
Lindsay Amrhein
Dana Joy
Marcie Sharp
Megan Hoeppner
Alicia Thelin  >>>>>> you are here!
Asia King
Debbie Seyer
Yvonne Van De Grijp
Tenia Nelson
Michelle Woerner
Christina Griffiths
Lori McAree
Barbara Anders
Jill Hawkins
Veronica Zalis
Leigh Penner
Margie Higuchi
Amy Coose
Melody Rupple
Karen Letchworth
Heidi Ramsey
Jennie Harper
Jodi Collins
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Gracie Chavez
Stephanie Klauck
Savannah O’Gwynn
Terre Fry
Neva Cole
Maria Levine
Misti Oblander

sending lots of love.

This card was kind-of accidental. I basically lined-up the tiny envelope stamps in a row and created a pattern while experimenting with the images. Then I thought, why not stamp them in rows of different colors. So I grabbed a few of my favorite Stampin’ Up! inks: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry.
SendingLoveCard (1 of 4)
I stamped an extra envelope and trimmed out the flap, adding it to the uppermost center envelope in order to create some visual interest.
SendingLoveCard (2 of 4)
The heart over the greeting made for a sentimental touch… a bit more personalized.
SendingLoveCard (3 of 4) SendingLoveCard (4 of 4)

Happy creating my friends,

panda. take three.

Today our little friend, the panda, is balancing on a greeting from My Favorite Things called Bold Statements. The image was curved prior to stamping, because of the tacky nature of clear stamps, this is a easily done on the stamp block.
AmazingPandaCard (1 of 3)
The ink is from an old stamp pad that I have had sitting around for about 7 years. I cracked open the cellophane and it was as juicy as could be. It’s a Kaleidacolor Pastel Pad.
AmazingPandaCard (3 of 3)
I stamped the hearts in the “A’s” for a final touch.

Happy creating friends,

you are amazing.

Again with the triangles… well this is actually the first card that I made with this Altenew set, Sohcahtoa. I copied this from an example from one of their design team members. If I am ever stuck in a rut, I take a minute to just copy something another artist has made and then I am usually off and running with my own thoughts and ideas. It usually works out pretty well for me.
AmazingTriangleCard (1 of 3)
AmazingTriangleCard (2 of 3)
The sequins are placed and then a drop of Liquid Perler is placed in the centers to create a “new” embellishment.
AmazingTriangleCard (3 of 3)

Happy creating my friends!

make me sparkle.

272My Favorite Things has a new sketch to try your hand at every Wednesday. Today’s is number 272. I opted to use some new happy mail that I received from Stampin’ Up! today, I could hardly wait to get it out of the box and start creating! I used Iced Rhinestone EmbellishmentsSparkle and Shine Stamp Set and  Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper. I am in love with kraft card stock to begin with, but to add metallic images to it, um, yeah!
MakeMeSparkleCard (1 of 3) MakeMeSparkleCard (2 of 3) MakeMeSparkleCard (3 of 3)Happy creating my friends,

New store stuffs.

I’ve been busy adding some items to my Etsy shop, Pretty Tuesday. I hope you’ll go check them out. Shown here is one of many different sets of wooden clothespin magnets in the packaging that I designed to perfectly present them to the lucky recipient.
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ClothespinMagnets7 (1 of 5)
ClothespinMagnets7 (4 of 5)
Happy creating my friends!