Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I'm Back and with a New Idea Book!!

I don't know if anyone noticed but I have taken a bit of a summer break from blogging but today was a great day to return because Close To My Heart released the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  You can see and order all the amazing new goodies HERE.

This easel card was made using the fun and colorful new SANGRIA paper pack and the coordinating Assortment of resin flowers.  I cut the  leaves using the amazing new Artistrry Cricut cartridge from CTMH.

The scripture stamp is from :Inspired Stamps and the calendar pad is from SkyBluePink.

I also wanted to let you know about my new blog exclusively for my creations for my grand daughter. It's

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A New Find

I attended the Great American Scrapbook Convention in June. Since I have been a maker for so many years, I always look for something new and different to add to my stash rather than add more of what I have.  I was so excited to find the Darcie's booth with the adorable Tin Pin sets and coordinating stamps. I bought 2 collections and will be ordering more from

If you haven't seen the tin pins, they are metal printed embellishments with a flat back (no "pin" despite the name). The twist on these are the coordinating stamps that allow you to layer the Tin Pins over strategic parts of the stamped image to create a bit of a 3D effect. Here, I stamped and colored the image and then added the face "pin" over the stamped image. Adorable, right?!

This one uses the cat face "pin". So cute! and you know I adore cute! They have tons of stamps and pins for every holiday, event, etc. And they have designs for all tastes. Be sure to take a look for yourself. I'm not receiving compensation for sharing this, I just loved these so much, I knew many of you would too.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Inspired Stamps Wedding Card

Don't you just love this sweet bride and groom (stamps from Inspired Stamps)?  Each one is less than $5! I used Copics to color part of them but you could even leave them uncolored for an all white card. Here's to happy marriages!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Card with Inspired Stamps

One of my favorite categories of Inspired Stamps is the adorable His Little Ones. Today I am using HLO: Summer Girl. I also used stamps from two versatile sets: More Perfect Sentiments (Hi) and Tags ( the heart and "sending hugs").  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inspired Stamps Father's Day Card

I actually will be giving this card to my son as a birthday card. He will be turning 21 on Saturday which is difficult to believe! However, the Hymn Line: Father's Day stamp set is perfect for Father's Day cards or other masculine cards. Be sure to take a look at all the Design Team's cards at

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inspired Stamps Patriotic Card

I am so thankful for the men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and our freedom. I pray their sacrifice will never be in vain.

Be sure to visit the Inspired Stamps Etsy shop to purchase your patriotic stamps before July 4th. I used the Soldier Boy stamp as well as Joshua 1:9.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Inspired Stamps Graduation Card

I am sharing a graduation card today using a favorite scripture I have quoted my boys throughout their lives. The scripture and sentiment stamps are from the Inspired Stamps His Plans stamp set