Happy Thursday

Hi all, I hope you are having a wonderfully fabulous day! I have dubbed today tattle-tale Thursday, lol. My oldest is home with us today with some tummy trouble and all I have heard all day long from both of my boys is "Mom, (insert name here) did this" or "Mom, ...won't share". But alas its NAP TIME!!! Yay for me :)

So today I pulled my one Avery Elle stamp set that I have seen so many truly gorgeous cards made with that it intimidates me. How many of you have sets like that?? You see so many cards made by people that you admire and inspire you and you think, "How could I come up with anything close to that fabulous?? "

Here is what I came up with...
Avery Elle, Art Impression and Angel Company Stamps
Now I didn't only use Avery Elle stamps, I have a bit of a hodge-podge a little old mixed with new. That awesome chicken wire background is from Art Impressions and the lovely mason jar is from The Angel Company (a closed company). For my colors I used my new Hero Art inks that I picked up from Artful Delight and Momento inks (london fog and tuxedo).

Other products that I used are sequins from The Royal Castle Shop and a bit of 3 Girl JAM ribbon. Notice the sparkly centers on the flowers?? I used the little annoying centers of the sequins that float around in the packaging :) (I feel a bit genius about this, lol)

Alright ladies that is all I have for you today. Have a great day and happy crafting!


Card Randomness

Happy Wednesday! Today is house cleaning day at my place...laundry, bathrooms and floors are my mission and I'm on a roll. But I thought since it is my little man's nap time I would take a well earned few minutes to share a few cards that I made over the past few days. I'll make this quick and just get to the nitty gritty since my time is limited ;)

Precious Remembrance Stamps
Precious Remembrance Stamps

Technique Tuesday Stamps

Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps

Have a Great day everyone!


Merry Monday #97

Welcome back if you are joining me again! Today I decided to join up with one of my old favorite challenges over at Merry Monday. I like this challenge because as I play I am actually accomplishing a task as well. Christmas cards are not as much of a daunting task if I work on them throughout the year.

The challenge this week is to use the colors aqua, silver and white and here is the inspiration photo...
Merry Monday #97 inspiration photo
This was my take on it....
Joy Chirstmas
I used some older stamp sets that I had in my stash and that awesome acrylic snowflake which I've been hoarding for about 3 years.

Hope you all enjoyed today's card. Happy Tuesday and happy stamping :)


Weekend Creations

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm back for another round of dedicated blogging. My family and I recently decided to have me go back to being a Stay-at-Home Mom and I'm loving it! Needless to say that means after all the meals are planned, laundry is done and the house is clean I get a little extra play time. I hope you all like the new look of the blog and I hope I can inspire you with some of my creations! Make sure you take some time to browse through my new tabs at the top, I've added some fun information and I plan to keep adding new information to them so check them often.

I have been on a bit of a crafty spending spree lately. My Mom and I sold all of our Cricut cartridges and I have a little bit of a stash. I spent some of my stash on the stamps and embellishments that used on these fun cards.

First, who's in the mood for a little St. Patrick's Day? Sweet Stamp Shop just released this fun set with a Hippo as the main image of the set and from the moment I saw it I knew I wanted to color it green. Green Hippo's Rock! Make sure you check out all of the new release from Sweet Stamp Shop all of them are too cute.

Too Hip
Next up is a fun card that I have been itching to make. I used LOTS of sequins that I got from The Royal Castle Shop,  just click the link and ask to join her Facebook store. Her prices are unbelievably low! The stamp set I used on this is from Precious Remembrance Shop, I am loving the uniqueness of their images and have 2 more sets coming in the mail. (Yay for happy mail)
Positive Thoughts

Well that's all I have for you today. I'm off to create some more while my little guy naps. Have a great day everyone!