A Prickly Pair with Bazzill Basics

I have a new post up over on the Bazzill Basics blog today! It is SO fun to use Smoothies and Card Shoppe cardstock in fabulous colors to make stamps really shine!

Howdy and Hug Me #bazzillbasics #cardshoppe #smoothies

These fun cactus stamps were a blast to use! You will definitely be seeing more of those on my blog! Be sure to head on over to check out the full tutorial to make these fun cards!

Have a Happy!


A New Beginning

I realized after I wrote that post title that it sounds all 'something-big-is-happening'. Nothing big is happening. Well, I mean, nothing other than a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. That's pretty big, seeing as you could win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp. WHAT?! Yup. Totes, you guys. Totes.

New Beginning

The Design Team is featuring Spectrum Noir products this week. The kind folks over at Spectrum Noir sent us some of the new Aqua Markers to play with for this challenge! Umm...watercolor markers from my favorite marker company? YES, PLEASE! I love them so much! I used them to create the mint and grey background on this card. I also used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and my Spectrum Noir colored pencils on this one. I'm just an over achiever like that. HA! No, but, for reals, though.

New Beginning (detail)

The stamps are from the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It release. For some reason I held off on ordering this set and then it sold out and my devastation was beyond normal, so I figured I should order as soon as it came back in stock. So I did. That's what you would do, right? RIGHT?!

Anyway, now it's YOUR turn to play along! It is Anything Goes week and if you have Spectrum Noir products we would so love to see you rock them! You can enter up to five NEW creations in the challenge. One lucky participant will win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Woot! Woot!


Dies: Simon Says Stamp Exercise Girls (Or get the bundle HERE)
Markers/Pencils: Spectrum Noir
Embossing Powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum

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You're A Gem

So, I signed up for a few fitness classes. Two of them are dance classes - one Zumba and one called Rythm & Motion. Mind you, I have exactly zero dance training, but I do find dancing to be LOADS of fun and I know that I will actually enjoy my workout this way. The third one is a butts and guts class. I am a little scared to death of that one, but it will be good for me. Right? PLEASE tell me it will be good for me. ANYWAY.... dance... and this card... and these awesome new Tiny Dancer dies from Spellbinders®...

You're A Gem

I layered the adorable dancer over the Labels 38 die stamped with some Avery Elle cuteness from the Many Thanks stamp set. I feel like this stamp and that die just go together so well! LOVE IT!

You're a Gem (detail)

I added a bit of May Arts ribbon to create the tutu. Ummm... you guys, that tutu makes me ridiculously happy. For reals, though.

Be sure to keep your eye on the Spellbinders® blog this week! There is a LOT of fun stuff going on! Inspiration and Giveaways GALORE this week! You won't want to miss out!

Have a Happy!


Clean and Simple with Pinkfresh Studio

I am showcasing the March kit over on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today! I have two clean and simple cards over there. I actually loved this kit so much, I couldn't stop at two! One of these you will see over there, along with one that you will NOT see here!

Love Beautiful Lovely Amazing You

For this one, I layered the dies (created by Spellbinders for Pinkfresh Studio) over the vellum label to create a new, fresh look. I love how this is so simple, but yet has so much interest.

Green Hi

This super fun card uses the feather puffy stickers. Wait. Let's go over that one more time. FEATHER. PUFFY. STICKERS. You guys, for REALS, I love them so much! I combined them with the green striped alphabet stickers for a super fun and super easy card! LOVE IT!

Be sure to head on over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to see more!

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Friends for a Lifetime

I love when supplies make a pretty card so easy to pull together. That is exactly how this particular design came to be. I pulled out the Urban Blooms die set from Spellbinders® along with the gorgeous Doily Art embossing folder to create the layers and texture on my card.

For a Lifetime

I die cut the three layers of the flower and then colored them with Chameleon markers. This allowed me to do the color fade SUPER quickly and easily. LOVE THAT! The background uses the embossing folder. I love how Spellbinders embossing folders give AMAZEBALLS dimension. For reals, though, you guys. They are awesome. Totally, dude.

For a Lifetime

The sentiment is from a Fancy Pants ephemera pack...I think. LOL! I added a simple enamel dot to the flower center for a pop of yellow. Bright and shiny makes me happy! YAY!

P.S. So does Chocolate Peanut Butter iced coffee.

Have a Happy!


Hoppy Easter!

Hello, friends! We have a fun Pinterest Mood Board to inspire you, this week, for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Whether the weather agrees or not (hee-hee...see what I did there?), Spring is coming this week for half the planet, and daggnabbit, we are going to celebrate that!

This week we want to see you created something inspired by this Pinterest Mood board! Choose one image, or a group of images to inspire your design. The Design Team is featuring Bazzill Basics products this week. You don't have to use them to play along, but we would love to see them if you have some on hand!

Hoppy Easter

For this fun little Easter card, I used a few Bazzill products, along with an adorable stamp set from Mama Elephant. You can find my complete supply list at the bottom of this post. I fussy cut the bunny from cardstock and accented him slightly with a Copic for just a bit of visual interest. 

Hoppy Easter (detail)

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something inspired by this mood board and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!


Make it 3D with Bazzill Basics

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today! I am now a member of the Bazzill Basics Design Team! I am beyond thrilled to be joining this awesome team of amazingly talented designers! My very first post is up over on the Bazzill Basics blog today and I would love for you to stop by to check it out!


I created this super fun candy box and coordinating card. You can find more information about this project, along with a ton of inspiration on the Bazzill Basics blog.

Have a Happy!