Muse Challenge #132 inspired

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by Joan Bardee’s. Joan is this week’s Muse for challenge #132.
Check out Joan’s card:

I really liked Joan’s card a lot and was very inspired to play along.

Here’s my card. IMG_1186edited I used a stamp from PTI’s A Cheerful Heart. I’m also going to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.


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HLS September 2015 Sketch Challenge

   Happy Little Stampers I’m happy to be sharing a card with you today as a member of the HLS Sketch Design Team.


Here is September’s Sketch:

Wow! Don’t you just love this one? I do!!

My card: IMG_8102editedI used PTI’s Peony Cover Plate Die to make this card. I’m really enjoying this cover plate die. Peonies and their sweet fragrance remind me of my my mother. I love you and miss you, Mum.

I sponged 2 backgrounds, 1 yellow and 1 red, for the flower in SU’s Real Red and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade. Then I cut out 4 of the Peonies, in the sponged red and yellow and also in green and blue card-stock.

IMG_8158edited I put the sentiment on the inside of this card. I used a stamp from PTI’s Cheerful Heart Stamp set.


 Please make sure that you stop by the other HLS Sketch Design Team members blogs to see their creations this month.

Asa Johansson (Sweden), Birgit Norton (USA), Gloria Lee (Canada), Joyce Mehrberg (USA), Kim Heggins (USA), Kylie Purtell (Australia), Loll Thompson (Canada), Melissa Lane (Germany), Sue Trembeth (USA), Tanja Kabel (Germany)

Also, have you heard the news? HLS has released our own line of stamps! We have started off with 4 basic sets that are a must have in your collection. Around September/October there will be another release.

You can see what is currently in stock here:


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A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Peony Die

SAF 2015: Pins + Needles Challenge

Hi! I’m here with a quick post for SAF 2015: Pins + Needles Challenge.

IMG_0960editedI used PTI’s Plaid Builder stamp set along with A Second Helping of Sunshine and A Cheerful Heart.


I was inspired by Heather Nicols’ stamped stitching card.

Photo Aug 26, 2 33 55 PM

Stamped-stitchingIMG_0963editedThanks for stopping by!

PTI Supplies:

Plaid Builder Stamp SetA Second Helping of Sunshine Stamp SetA Cheerful Heart Stamp Set






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SAF 2015: Unconventional Materials Challenge

Hi! I’m here with a card for SAF 2015. This card is for the unconventional materials challenge. I’ll bet you won’t be able to guess what I used!


Can you guess?


Here’s a closer look.IMG_0916editedOkay, so while you ponder this for a moment I’ll tell you which PTI supplies I used on this card.  I used stamps from the Bloomers Set, Center Style: Masculine Mini Stamp Set and A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set. The patterned paper is from the Wee Folk Mini Market Kit.

Alright, here’s another clue:  IMG_0920editedDid you guess guitars strings?!  IMG_0915editedI set these aside a while back when my husband got new ones, thinking they might turn into something crafty. So! I didn’t spend a lick on these. 🙂

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Bloomers Stamp SetCenter Style: Masculine Mini Stamp SetA Cheerful Heart Stamp SetMake It Market Mini: Wee Folk Kit

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Make It Monday #221: Masking Sentiments

I’m back for another Make It Monday Challenge!  This week, Ashley’s gave us some masking tips for our sentiments. You can check it out here.

Here’s one of Ashley’s lovely cards.


Here’s the one I made.

IMG_0271editedI used a stamp from PTI’s A Cheerful Heart sentiment stamp set, the cherries are from PTI’s A Second Helping of Sunshine and the striped paper is from the Clipsters kit.


I enjoy using this technique.


I have tried the technique in the past and have fun with it every time I use it. Here are some cards that I made a while back.


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PTI Supplies:

A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set

A Second Helping of Sunshine Stamp Set

Make It Market Mini: Clipsters Kit