Got Coffee

Last couple of days I've really been out of it... not feeling well, but today seems a lot better, first I got my order from Craftin Desert Divas and next I made a card with the awesome stamp set Got Coffee

Today's layout totally CAS and I love that!

I started by taking out my stamps and selecting the coffee cup and sentiment.
I also picked a couple of others to go with my design idea.

First I stamped the coffee stain, in Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen. Up next was the sentiment, which is sweet! I used Stampin' Up! Early Espresso which is a rich deep brown.
Then it was time to have some fun with coloring. I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers LG1 - LG5 for the outside of the cup, and rim, and TN2 for the coffee (with lots of cream) color. and Finally I filled the tiny heart in with LV2 which compliments the Craftin Desert Divas cactus colors nicely. The finishing touch was to add the heart shaped steam, again I went for the antique linen.
My cardbase is Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock.

Also wanted to say thanks to Tara at CDD for making these wonderful stamps!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today

Until next time

PCCCS168 a Sketch by Crystal

Hey This week we have another awesome sketch at Paper Craft Crew, by Crystal.

Here's my design team card :) 

I used my Scan N Cut for the candy cane and snowflakes and even the craft cardstock layer with rounded corners. lol .... I love it!  I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear seed beads to my candy cane not as a shaker... yup its new to me too! I glued down the bits so that the entire area of each opening would have some glam to it. Next I added some simple touches, like a clear button, natural thread and black cardstock to bring all of the elements together. My sentiment of choice was Ho Ho Ho, from Stampin' Up! Good Greetings above a simple white cardstock strip. I loved the sketch, and I hope you do too! Don't forget to join us this week.

Until next time

SIP 20 Color Challenge

While I was waiting for Butter to get his school work finished for the day, I decided to check out SIP's challenge for the week... My fellow crafty friend Andrea is on their design team.
Don't forget to check out her blog and the others out too

Okay... so here's my card

I started with my Gold Wink of Stella in the background, then got out my stitched circle dies from Simon Says Stamp and Clearly Besotted set Scribbled Flowers. Which I did in dark browns and pinks.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh Clear sequins and Doodlebug sequins too!
My cardbase is from Simon Says Stamp, 120lbs white.

Until next time


I love fun sentiments... and Unity Stamp Co.
has some humorous stamps,
with great sayin' and this is just one of them.

I've got Unity Stamp Co. stamp called
freezin' my snowballs <-- its linked to take you straight to the stamp. :)

Other products used are
Memento Black Ink
Lawn Fawn lets bokeh in the snow
Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock 
Simon Says Stamp  Black cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles 
Journey Blooms tinsel trim
and of course my
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers IG1 and IB1

Simple fun and crazy cute!

Until next time


Bowling yesterday was a blast! Both William and Noelle (my grand daughter) got strikes and did way better than their averages!!! Kaylee hung in there and knocked down lots of pins! Meanwhile Keira and I were sitting in the high tops and coloring some images. I had a blast!

Well its Sunday and Can You Case It? has CAS Sketch for us this week!

I used my Newton's Nook Frozen Friends stamp set today. 

I kept my card CAS.
I've got one part Newton's Nook and Two part Lawn Fawn.

The Holly Berry Twist Striped paper and Hugs stamp are both from Lawn Fawn, aren't they adorable!
For my snow couple, I've done them in shades of blues and pinks with simple additions like the carrot noses and blue scarfs.  I did a dash line/stitch with my Journal Pen from Project Life.  Lastly is a simple twine bow in white.  All of the white cardstock is Simon Says 120lb, which is awesome as card bases and layering too!

Stop on over at and join in on the fun this week!

Until next time...


Snowmen Tags

Been waiting to do this project all week...
Yeah.... it was so much fun!

My wooden Christmas tags


I started with the Unity Stamp Co "little Frosty Friends" stamp set,
and some stazon black ink on wood tags.
Then I added a bit of orange color to the noses
and some ice blue to give some shadows on the snowmen...
also you can see touches of white and red :)
My wooden tags are too cute finished off with some natural twine.

Quick easy and so much fun!

Until next time! 

Unity Stamp Co in Prismacolor

Hey everyone... I got my order from Unity Stamp Company in today's mail.
So I needed to get some of the idea's I've had rolling around in my head since I saw this stamp set.
Snowglobe Wonderland is amazing!!!
There are 15 stamps in the set, including a snow globe.

Unity Stamp Co currently has a warehouse sale going on that you don't want to miss!
They also are offering a freebie  stamp set with a purchase of 50.00 or more.

Okay... on with today's card
I used Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock for my card base.

I used my Prismacolor colored pencils on my stamped images
and then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Today's post is short and sweet, enjoy your day!

Until next time


Good morning everyone.... today I'm back with a cute no stamping needed card.

I know what you are thinking, but Eva I love stamping,  duh and me too.
But there are times when we need something but don't have the right stamp.  Today I've focusing on my Scan n Cut which to be perfectly honest has been sitting on the shelf for a while now. 
Sad I know! 

A recent surge in users has given me the push I needed to say I'm going to use it, and if I make mistakes, so be it!  Well it works awesome, it however lacks the wham that other electronic cutters have to offer, and I am hopeful that Brother will create new designs. 

Okay on to today's card. I started cutting the Noel on my Scan n Cut, it's just one of the many built in selections you can do. Next I pulled out a piece of the Lawn Fawn petite paper pack Lets Bokeh in the snow. Next came the ARC crafts wood veneer which comes on a pretty good sized roll.
To give the card a nice bit of support, I added a layer of craft foam under the top layer.
in the end I decided to add some of my Little Things by Lucy's cards Sequins and some AC light blue twine. well that's about it.  Oh, wait the card is a normal A2 size (4 1/4 by 5 1/2), with the top layer being a 1/4 smaller at 4" by 5 1/4".

Until next time

PPA267 Fall in watercolor

Today's card is for the Paper Players
with their Clean and Simple Leaves challenge!

Its been a while since I've done one of the challenges at the Paper Players... so when my friend Andrea said they had CAS and Leaves challenge I had to give it a try!

I did two little leaves using the Lawn Cuts Stitched Leaves on Spectrum Noir watercolor paper.

I used my cease pad, so that my leaves didn't cut all the way through, so I could pop up the outter edges with a mini foam tape square. I used some of my favorite fall colors, Gold Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up! reInker's Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze on the leaves, and splattered it on the background. Then came the sentiment, which is from Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Winter Wishes, which has my favorite stamp "Thanks" which was done in Tim Holtz distress ink tea dye and then outlined in gold WOS.
I mounted the watercolor layer onto some craft cardstock and
added 5 droplets from Pretty Pink Posh  to finish it off.

Until next time

mojo missing

If you find my mojo please tell it to come home...

I've been super busy getting the homeschooling part of our lives into a workable schedule and by the time Butter is finished with school, I'm worn out! That also leaves me with the current problem... for days in a row, I get nothing crafty done and when I do, it gets added to the unfinished pile, or in the trash.
Today I'm sharing one of my unfinished projects, that could someday become something else, for now its partially there, lol!

I used the new My Favorite Things stamp set "Santa's Elves" I tried some masking and was happy with it until I started coloring it in with my alcohol markers.....  Ah well... cookies crumble!
So I guess today's post is all about the what ifs?  What happens on the missing mojo days?
For me I try to organize the products and projects I'm currently working on, into files, boxes or throw lost causes away.  I take that crafty time to be more active and here is my breakdown in a nutshell
1. Catch up on Friends blogs... comment and get new ideas
2. Go back to the social media and see what I've been missing:Places like Pinterest and Instagram
3. Call and send cards to folks I've been out of touch with
4. Relax... Comfy blanky here I come :)
5. Go for a drive... sometimes getting out of the house can clear the mind and help regain the focus you've been missing from the day to day scrabble. 

Until my next time

CYCI#91 a color challenge

Well lookie here... its time for Can You Case It? again...

We've got a color challenge this week... with Brown, Greens and Neutrals! 

Today's card has a bit of a gold wash with a Unity Stamp Co. set called Take care of you in stazon black. I've got some Doodlebug gingham in green from the Happy Harvest paper pad. With a couple of stitch leaves from Lawn Fawn and droplets from Pretty Pink Posh. I finished off my card with some thread from AC.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Until next time

Antics again

Hey had a bit of time this afternoon, so I pulled my
Artic Antics stamp from Penny Black and got to work.

Here's what I used on the card today...
Doodlebug Cardstock Green, Blue  and Stampin' Up! Basic Gray
Then I've got a bit of  Studio Calico Wanderlust paper pad, that green dotted stripe.
AC gray thread! Lucy's little things and Pretty Pink Posh.

Spectrum Noir alcohol marker were used to color in the the sweet polar bears.

Until next time...

My Friend

Hey I'm back... I've been having trouble putting my cards together in the past couple of days!
But it seems like some of the mojo is back... hopefully! Most of my crafty friends know flowers are not my normal stamp type... but I'm glad I chose them for my project today.

I started on my card today by taking out my new roll of white birch wood tape from Arc Crafts, which I laid on a piece of cardstock, and stamped in Stazon Black. I actually bought this wood tape for some Christmas cards I'm making for an upcoming Craft Bazaar.

I really love how it looked on the crisp white cardstock, along with Simon Says Stamp Flowers on my Mind stamp set. I did the flowers in SSS Pale Blush Pink, and Memento Black.  Once it was dry to the touch, I run it through my big shot with my SSS Rectangle stitched dies. Final touches were some white twine and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.   My cardstock today is from Simon Says Stamp its thick cardstock which is a 120lbs, and awesome for card bases...

Joining along in this week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts

I did adjust the sketch a bit, mostly flipped it.. but I think it looks fabulous! 

Until next time...

PCCCS166 A sketch Challenge

Butter started the new school yesterday, and while we are having to start at the beginning on many of the subjects, we are very happy that ORVA could enroll him so quickly! :) More updates on that later this week!

I've got just a few more weeks until my classes start for this fall.. and I'm getting really excited about returning to continue my education as well...  I've been working closely with advisors and others in the financial aid department to nail all the details so I can order my books and whatnot on time!

Anyway... on to today's post

Paper Craft Crew is up today.... I just love being a part of the design team!

Back and today I've got some of latest products from MFT and Lawn Fawn too

I started by coloring in my adorable elf, who is part of the My Favorite Things stamp set aptly named  Santa's Elves! This set comes with three adorable elves, three sentiments and eight additional stamps that will make you smile every time you use them! They are that freakin' cute!!!

The paper pad in the background comes from Lawn Fawn, "let's bokeh in the snow" in a 6 x 6.

I've got some sprinkles from Doodlebug in white, charcoal twine from AC and clear Sequins and Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh! I used my circle stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp too!

Of course I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color in my little elf, who just had to have read hair like Butter's!  The cardstock accents are Doodlebug and Stampin' Up!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Until next time!

CYCI#90 A Halloween Challenge

Hey looky here.. we've got a Halloween challenge going on over at CYCI this week!

I took out all the cute stuff and packed it into my card!

Brand new die from Pretty Pink Posh, is where I started Storybook 2 is so cute I had to use it and make a divided shaker with lots of PPP sequins, seed beads and stars! I also added a few Simon Says Stamp seed beads too! I used Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamp set and my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them cuties in!

Join in on this weeks fun!

Until next time

sending you love

okay... was super busy but since I didn't do a card yesterday... I made sure that one happened!

The sentiment is the spotlight today.... Its from Unity Stamp Company called Blossoming thoughts & Wishes and my new clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and some reInkers to do the watercolor wash, with a touch of Gold & Black Wink of Stella.
Rectangle Stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp.


Other news...

A while back, I mentioned to my friends that I was thinking of going back to school and finish my degree, well... I've gone ahead and registered with for a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resource Management... I'm actually pretty excited, and I start in just under 3 weeks. Most of this week has been used getting some of the details nailed down, one of the advisers called this afternoon, and was nice to see that my about half of my other credits transferred :)  Which got me a bit ahead, not as much as I would've liked, but still in the right direction. I'm terrified and extremely excited at the same time... I should be done in just 3 years, doing 1 to classes every 8 weeks without a break.  Please keep me in your prayers.

So when you dont see me on FB or IG.... Pinterest... or otherwise... you'll know what I'm up too!

With that said, I will have to cut back on my creating during the busy times to just two or three cards/posts a week... however I may sneak an extra card or project here and there!


Until next time

PCCCS165 A Sketch Challenge!

Hey I'm back with Paper Craft Crew after taking last week off... 

Today sketch had me working over-time,
I'm more of a clean and simple type of artist when it comes to card making,
but this is a challenge... afterall!  LOL

Decided to pull out my new Pretty Pink Posh Darling Friends Stamp set with matching dies
and some of my Stampin' Up! paper pad Cherry On Top and some Doodlebug cardstock too!
I'm also using some Simon Says Stamp White 120lbs cardstock as my card base.

I love when you can mix and match up different products and make them fabulous!
For the coloring, I used my Spectrum Noir in Pinks and Blues, and each of the super cute animals each a different color... with pink cheeks!

I finished up with some Sulky's Silver Metallic thread and some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: Sparking Clear cupped!

Until next time

CYCI#89 A Sketch Challenge

Yeah, it's finally Sunday and I am rockin' this sketch over at CYCI
When I designed the sketch, I had no idea what I was gonna do,
but I knew it would be awesome!

I started with my Penny Black Artic Antics stamp set and
my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in
DG1-4, BT2-4, IG1-3 and BG2
with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used my Stampin' Up! cardstock stash for the stripes in
Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise.

Used the 120lbs cardstock for my base from Simon Says Stamp
 Rectangle and Circle Stitched dies too!

Of course no card is complete without some Pretty Pink Posh
embellishments on it, I went with Silver Bells and they rock!

Until next time

World Card Making Day 2015

Here's my World Card Making Day card...

I've got the Friends Die from Simon Says Stamp, as well as the Stitched Circle dies

The leaf was done using Lawn Cuts Stitched Leaves from Lawn Fawn
and colored in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

On kraft and White 120lbs cardstock.

The two embellishments are Into the Woods from Stampin' Up!
Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Bring on the splatter from Wink of Stella Gold!

Until next time

Frosty Dots

and here is my finished card 

My Newton's Nook stamp set Frozen Friends
Simon Says Stamp Stitch Rectangle dies,
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins
various cardstock on a 120lb cardbase from SSS.
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and paper. 

If you have any questions please leave a comment

Until next time

Watercolor Wish

This week Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes...
with Clearly Besotted products. 

I got started with my card by taking out a piece of watercolor paper and adding some light blue ink to it... and while my image doesn't show the blue very well.... its incredible!

For my Clearly Besotted product I used their stamp set Believe

I used lots of Wink of Stella in Clear (splattered) Black (splattered) and I used Gold on the little circles on the stamp, and again by hand to fill in the spots missed!

I matted my card with a layer of gray and black, along with a white cardbase in Simon's 120lbs cardstock.
I added a simple quad knot to the stem to finish it off...

Have a great day

Until next time

Dream job

Did a card this evening, instead of last night.. the hubby has been doing some OT so, its been wrecking my normal crafty time in the evening.  I pulled out a stamp I bought from a fellow crafter and friend Regina.  It turned out better than I could of imagined!

I started by pulling out my Spectrum Noir Markers, Memento Ink, and the Ai Stamp set 4160 Sleeping on the Job lol...  My friends know I nap daily to help combat my Dystonia (PKD) which wears me down something terrible.  The sentiment is what I loved about the set, even more than the actual image.  I love Nap time.. what can I say.. oh yeah, back to what I did! LMAO

After I did all of the coloring in, I started looking at paper pads for one that would go with the stamp, and I chose the I AM from Simple Stories... I can imagine the gal in the image would be dreaming about the things she is feeling... given that the sentiment says she's clearly overworked!

I added a gray layer and of course I've got my Simon Says Stamp 120lbs cardstock for the base!

The last things I did was fussy cut the top part of the stamp, to show off the paper and give me a place to put my Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

Well that's it for today

Until next time