Leaves are falling ........

Happy weekend, friends!

How I just love autumn!ere in South Florida we don't get a traditional fall ~
leaves changing colors in a burst of oranges and reds and browns,
warm sweaters and a new crisp chill in the air.
But one thing we do get is the promise that all the months 
of togetherness and thankfulness and gratitude and celebration
are right around the corner :)

If you haven't already heard of The Project Bin stamps,
you simply MUST go visit the shop and inspiration blog!
The stamps are just fantastic and so versatile 
and perfect for your stamping needs this upcoming holiday season.
From Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond ...
all those 'right around the corner' moments!
There is truly something for everyone!

This beautiful fall quote is perfect for my card today :)
"Leaves are falling, Autumn is calling" ♥
I've stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black right onto the dsp.
I also used a few pieces of fall inspired designer paper
and propped it up with some 3D foam to give the card a little edgier look.
The paper flowers and little orange gems give it just that little extra pop.

Be sure to stop by the store and browse around,
as well as peek at the delicious card samples to give you some inspiration, too!
Be well, friends!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


DDD - All Things Fall!

Good Morning, friends!

I. am. so.  excited!
 Today is a big day!
There's something that has been on my "bucket list"
 for quite some time .. and lucky me, 
today it's getting a check mark :)

And what is it, you ask?
It's really "corny!"
Yes - corn!
A real life corn maze ♥

My kids and I are heading to some farmland this afternoon
with honest to goodness pastures and farms and rows and rows of crops.
And tractors.  And cows.  And pumpkins!

Since we are talking pumpkins, todays' card is made from the October
Dueling Darlings themed kit, this one called "All things Fall."
What a fun theme from Kadie and Paola,
and Kadie's kit was just too cute!

My card is using Whipper Snapper stamps and this triple stack 
of jack 'o lanterns was colored with my watercolors.
I went with the art class watercolors - very rich pigmented colors!
I love how rich and vibrant the pumpkin color just pops IRL :)

Kadie and Paola also asked us to share something about Fall
 specifically to our area.  Other than the church craft bazaars and the
slight change in the air, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes ♥,
we mostly associate Fall with Trick or Treating!
The kids love it, and it's fun to visit the houses on our block(s) that go all out!

Well, that's it for me today -
I"ll be back later ♥

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this to:  Cut it Up challenge - Pumpkins
QKR Stampede - Pumpkins
If you gave a crafter a cookie - Photo Inspiration


DDD - Olympic Glory

Well, hi there!

I'm back with another 'catch up' card, 
this one from the DDD August kit sent to us by Judy!
While my card has been done for weeks,
it's just been chillin' on the side lines waiting for me to get back here :)
The DDD's August theme was "Go for the Gold!',
 focusing on our Summer Olymics in Rio ♥

Judy sent the kit for the Divas and Deb sent the kits to the Dazzlers :)
Judy sent us a gorgeous, jam-packed kit filled with Olympic flag papers,
sequins and ribbons and the most adorable die cut Olympic rings!
 My eye drew right in on those circle dies,
and they quickly became the focal point of my card.
I wanted to use the adorable ScrappinDoodle digital stamp as well
so this was my way to combine the two.
The gems are added to the outside of the circles in coordinating colors.
 Judy asked us to share what our favorite summer Olympic sport
to watch is, and mine is definitely soccer!
We are HUGE soccer fans and each have a supporting cast of our
favorite 'footballers' so it's a lot of fun (and loud!)
 in our home when the matches are on, LOL.

Thanks for stopping by to see my tardy card,
and I'll be back this week with a couple of other catch up cards :)

Big hugs, Bigger blessings!


3M: Coffee time!

Hello, friends!

Hard to believe it's been a month since I've posted!
And it is October, after all ....
fitting since I had to dust the cobwebs off my blog today :)

It's been a whirlwind here in South Florida
 (and not just due to hurricane Matthew)
with life events, busy-ness and juggling so much.
 I have felt every bit of God's grace and mercy working in my life,
and I'm pulling from the old saying: 
 "Trusting God won't make the mountain smaller,
but it will make it easier to climb." 

I'm officially creating through the chaos :)

 Since today is the 9th of the month,
that means it's time for the 3 Musketeers to post our cards.
This month, Barb was our hostess and send us the incredible
Tim Holtz "Fresh Brewed" coffee blueprint stamp and matching die cut outs.
How perfect for me!
It had my name all over it :)

You may notice that my take on the card has shades of green ...
it's not only my favorite color 
but I'm channeling my favorite coffee with a a green siren logo :)
I paired it with some cardstock and dsp in shades of similiar greens,
and used the embossed coffee cardstock as a backdrop,
added some baker's twine and wooden dots for dimension.        
The inside is very plain but you can see a bit of it peeking out here:

This week I'll be sharing a lot of 'back logged' cards with you,
as well as some new cards celebrating the season upon us.
I hope you can stop in for a visit ♥
Meanwhile, be sure to visit Barb and Jeanette 
and see what they made with this identical image.

Big hugs, bigger blessings!



"Witching" you a great Halloween!

 Hi friends!

Did you know that there's only 60 more days until Halloween?!
Before we know it,
 it'll be time for costumes and parties and Trick 'o Treating :)
While I love all things harvest and fall,
my kids always enjoy picking out their costumes and going door to door, 
bringing home way too much candy!

Today's card is from the ever fabulous The Project Bin stamps
from the new "Haunt it" stamp set.
Super fun!
I absolutely adore this hilarious stamp sentiment 
and added it to a burst of color papers I just got in from Echo Park.


 I've stamped this sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Ink
but these stamps are just marvelous with colored inks and embossing as well.
For this card, I've rounded the corners of some papers, 
made a banner and added some simple enamel dots.

And what a better time to go see what's in the shop -
Hurry, the free shipping date is nearly over!

I'll see you soon with another card from The Project Bin ♥

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Gettin' old ..........

Ain't for sissies!

Well, at least that's what Bette Davis says :)

Today is the day that the 3 Musketeers post our cards with the same image.
By the time this post hits blogland,
we'll be almost at our road trip destination!
We are off on our last summer Hurrah before school starts ....

except ....

we will be arriving in a car!

I was the hostess this round and just thought this image would be a hoot!
I have had this gorgeous wooden Diamonds stamp for YEARS
and it has never seen ink!
I actually picked it up for .50c at a LSS garage sale
where the lady told me the company was no longer in business,
which is always sad when a stamp company closes down :(
 The stamp was crisp and clear and even has a small diamond 
embedded into the wood - I imagine their "signature"! :)
Based on how fun this was to stamp and color,
I wish I'd inked it up years ago!

                                     So here is my getting couple!
Be sure to see what Barb and Jeanette
 have created with the image I sent them, too!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


I remembered your birthday ...

Hello, friends 
and happy Friday!

We have a jam packed, fun filled weekend ahead,
getting in some last minute fun before school starts again.

Can't believe the summer has flown by so fast 
and school will be here in a couple of weeks.

I'm.  Not.  Ready!!

Today's card is one that was so wonderful to work on,
using the "Born Yesterday" stamp set from

What a fun and oh so true sentiment! :)

I remembered your birthday,
without looking on Facebook! :)

And I share with you with certainty ....
the stamps from The Project Bin Stamps are unbelievable!
They stamp crisp and clean right out of the gate - 
making your stamping sentiments a super time with creativity!
They hold both bold black ink colors superbly
as well as bright colors to give your cards a pop!

Give them a try!
You can find this set and many more in the store

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!