Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I am a creature of habit.  I tend to create the same type of cards using the same type of stamps from my favorite companies.  I always reach for my Anya stamps from the GREETING FARM or my WHIMSIE DOODLES digi images.  I think it's because I am more comfortable with coloring these images with my Copics as I have had more practice with them.  Give me something new and I freak out a little, stressed that the coloring is not going to be up to par.   I told myself that this year I was going to broaden my horizons and venture out and try new stamp companies.  So when my LSS had a sidewalk clearance sale I decided to seize the day and purchase stamps that I might not normally purchase....and at a fraction of the cost, I might add.  ;)

You know what??  I didn't freak out... and I am actually in love with this stamp.  The image is from the SWALK (Sealed With a Little Kiss) line from Santoro.  I just love the sweet little faces of these images. 

So tell me, what stamp company or technique is your go to? 

Saturday, January 25, 2014


How stinking cute is this image from SUGARPEA DESIGNS?  I am so excited for my friend Wendy who is the owner of this new stamp company.  I wish her all the best on this new adventure.  With stamps this adorable her company should be very successful!!

SUGARPEA DESIGNS is currently holding their very first challenge and it's an anything goes challenge.  You can find out all the information HERE on how to participate.  For my entry I used the adorable PIZZA MY HEART stamp set.  This image is perfect for my hubby who is the biggest fan of pizza I know.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hi everyone, it's Thursday which means one day closer to Friday, which is one day closer to the weekend!!  Wooo hooo!!  I plan on getting lots of crafting done this weekend so I am really looking forward to it.

A quick birthday card to share with you all today using a freebie image I downloaded from WHIMSIE DOODLES.  They are another one of my favorite stamps sites! She was super fun to color using my Copics and I added a little detail to the hem of her dress and sleeves with my white gel pen.

It appears that Blogger once again is being a pain and won't work with the links that I add to my blog posts.  Is anyone else having this problem?  Or am I just Blogger challenged.  I swear I think I'm doing it right.  :D 

Monday, January 20, 2014


Happy Monday everybody!!  I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing weekend full of crafting.

For those of you that have followed my blog for a little while, you know how much I hate trying to create boy/masculine cards....hate with a passion!!  No sparkle, no bling and well, they just aren't as cute in my opinion.  However, I am really happy with how this birthday card turned out.  How cute is this digi image from BUGABOO?!!!  I just loved coloring him in and I think he will work well for a toddler's birthday card, don't you?  The sentiment is from LAWN FAWN, a newly discovered company to me.  Love all of their stuff...LOVE! 

Thanks for stopping by and as always I am looking forward to checking out every one's blogs to see what you all have been up to. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Another Easter LO of photos of past daycare children and coloring Easter eggs with them.  It's bittersweet to look at these older photos of them and realize that they are now in the 4th and 5th grade and that I don't see their faces on a daily basis anymore.  At the same time it's great to see them now and again and see what amazing little people they are becoming.  Time goes by so fast.

Happy Wednesday!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014


This year I am challenging myself to complete more scrapbooking layouts.  I can not even begin to tell you all how far behind I am on my scrapbooking.

This LO is a little step back into memory lane for me.  The little boy in the picture is no longer in my daycare as he has been in school for many years, however I now have his two year old brother, whom I absolutely ADORE!!!  I have many of the same pictures of his little brother that I need to get to scrapbooking before he starts college :P

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Does my blog avatar look familiar?  Right now this Cupcake Anya image from THE GREETING FARM is my new favorite!!  She's  too cute and easy to color.  If I do say so myself, I think I am getting slightly better with the whole brush stroke thing in the coloring of her hair.  I still need ton more practice but I think the coloring of this image is greatly improved compared to my much earlier colorings using Copics.  If anyone has some great Copic coloring tutorial videos that they can suggest, I would certainly appreciate it.  There are so many great sources of inspiration out in the crafting world and I am always looking for ways to improve.  :)

So blogger is being a serious pain and will not link up the Greeting Farm website.  You can find a link for them to the right of my blog under "Blogs I Love to Stalk" and "Places I Love to Shop"...sigh.

Monday, January 6, 2014



Yep, I'm back again.  There seems to be a pattern to my blogging activity.  I start off really great at the beginning of the new year, and then totally die off between May and June.  Then nothing again until January.  This year I'm going to challenge myself to be active until at least July.  LOL  We will see how that goes.  ;)

Super quick and easy birthday card for you today.  The idea for this card was CASE'd from Michelle of PRETTY PERIWINKLES blog.  She has a lot of really adorable cards on her blog. 

It's great to have my crafting mojo up and running again.  I'm looking forward to checking out every one's blogs to see what you all have been creating!!