Scrappy Happy

The National Scrapbook Month paper packet, Happy Times, is certainly finding some use in my craft room.  I just love the happy colors!


Several days ago another consultant posted a card on her blog on how to use up scraps,so  I thought what the heck…I’ve got scraps!  Then I reached for my Happy Times which really isn’t scraps yet.  Oh well, I like my card!

You can see Karen’s card by clicking here – she was kind enough to include the measurements so you can give it a spin too!

I hope you’ll order your Happy Times paper packet before it’s gone at the end of this month.  Time flies so why not order yours today?

Thanks for stopping by!





Crazy About Hexagons – AHSC #101

I love the difference a little craft time makes!

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge has another awesome sketch challenge this week.  I’m not sure how Michelle keeps coming up with them, but the inspiration is delightful.




I didn’t really want to work with flowers and had seen a cute card on Pinterest that I thought would work for this sketch.  Since we also have a huge amount of Mason Bees buzzing around the farm I reached for my Hexagons stamp set and Buzz and Bumble accessories.  I spent 20 minutes looking for my Buzz and Bumble paper, but wasn’t able to find it.  Hmmm, Kraft paper and Chocolate Ink to the rescue!







I kept the inside simple only lining the bottom with Scallop Punched Gold Shimmer Trim.  Here’s a hint, leave the lining on while you punch!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog I hope you’ll hop over the the AHSC to see what the amazing design team has been up to and if they recovered from their 100th Sketch last week.

Pretty Petals – AHSC #99

I knew it was a lost cause to strictly focus on scrapbooking…making cards is definitely my first love.  It is so fun to focus on The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and since they are sneaking up on #100, I decided I better continue my streak of playing along.

This is the sketch for this week

I haven’t done much with the Pretty Petals stamp set so I thought it would be a nice chance to play along and I had some inspiration from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for my color scheme of Glacier, Sorbet, Gold Rush and Slate.


I stamped the Chicken Wire with White Pigment Ink to give just a little bit of texture.  I found a piece of Slate Ribbon in my stash and tied a bow (stop with the bows already Michelle, LOL!)  My flowers except the top one are popped up with some thin 3D foam tape (love this stuff).


I snapped a quick photo of the inside where I repeated the color combo…now it’s time to get this off in the mail.

If you haven’t stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog, I highly recommend that you do.  There are terrific sketches and the DT is magnificent.  Even if you don’t play along look for some inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrating A Year–AHSC #52

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is one year old and it’s one of my favorite places to go for inspiration!

I love Sketch #52 and instantly had lots of ideas running around my head.  I also knew that I had to step it up to be in the top 3 this week and HOPEFULLY win their prize package.   You can visit their blog and vote on the top 3 starting on Sunday and ending on Tuesday.

Living in the Pacific Northwest it seems that spring time brings more rainy days than sunny days so I wanted to bring some bright colors and deliver some sunshine of my own this week.  I also felt that it was important to have some fun texture.  I find that I’m using the embossing folders on most of the solid colored cardstock that I use on my card it really just adds some movement and dimension. (It will probably date me, but I still have my Fiskars crimper which got lots of use when it was the only option)



I started with Smoothie Cardstock and gave it a bright band of Twilight and layered a happy sunshine cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and stamped from the Retired My Sunshine stamp set in Honey and Crème Brule, I then attached the Smoothie verse “You are the sunshine to light my day”  to the middle and added the pennant which was stamped from the retired Say It In Style set  in Twilight.  I’m not sure if you can tell that there is a bit of dimension on the center of the sun the Smoothie verse this came from adding additional Cricut shapes  (6 for the sun – 4 for the verse) which gives it a more solid look than using 3D foam tape.

I hope that you’ll stop by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and vote for your Top 3 Choices voting opens Sunday at midnight and runs through Tuesday at 11PM AST.

I’ll also be doing a drawing if you leave me a comment that you visited AHSC and voted you could get this card in the mail…ready for you to share with “your ray of sunshine”!

Thanks for stopping by!