Quick post today just to announce the name of the Summer Breeze stamp set winner.  According to Random Org the winner is:

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That means that # 5 is Harriet!

She said this; “The birds are singing-at last-telling me Spring is coming—-your card is telling me the same thing….Spring!!!

Congratulations Harriet!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your stamp set right away! :)

Thanks so much for participating and for leaving me sweet comments!

I hope you all have a fabulous crafty week. I’ll be back soon to share another card  :) Thanks for stopping by!



Hey there!

I am back today to share the inspiration of this month…


I am very glad that Spring has finally begun, and even though it is a bit early for the flowers to bloom, I am looking forward to seeing  lots of them soon!!!  We have already had some rain here in the Chicago area, but it is still chilly outside. My initial idea of the inspiration picture was to take a picture of the flowers outside, but there aren’t any yet. So, I ended up buying a Violet flower pot, and I simply gathered a couple of things that I already had to create the inspiration picture. Anyways, the  theme as the previously shown before, is just a starting point. I will be using flowers or rain, or both on my projects, and I will try to use the color combo too, maybe not in the same shades of color, but I will do my best to keep them close to the colors shown above. Please feel free to create using my inspiration picture and color combo… just don’t forget to leave the link of your creation in the comment area. Well,  here is the first card…


All the supplies I have used on today’s card, has been with me for a few years already. I know it is always fun to have new stuff to play with, but if you think about it… the stamps that we already have are just perfect when you are in the creative mode :)  Don’t you think? I created the background with a stamp set called Flower Star Wreath by Hero Arts/Basic Gray using white chalk ink on kraft card stock. I created the focal point with three layered banners, felt flowers (Mini rolled roses by MFT), burlap string and pearls….The sentiment is included in a stamp set called Perfect Day also by Hero Arts , and I added stitches along the edge of the front panel. Quite easy, but fun.

Well, that’s all from me today :) Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great crafty rest of the week!




Hi there!

Today is the last day of the month, so here is a card I made using this week’s card sketch 169 by My Favorite Things …. The original sketch suggests a flower as the main embellishment, but I used a bird instead….If you want to see the sketch please click >>>HERE<<<



I used my Cricut Expression to create this card. I used Label 2 included in Cricut Essentials, and Fly Bird included in French Manor cartridge. The patterned papers are included in Harvest Lane 6×6 paper pad by Simple Stories. I created the sentiment with my computer and I added Glossy Accents, along with sequins and stitches.



Today I also have a little giveaway for a lucky reader… The name of the set is Summer Breeze by My Little Shoe Box. Just leave a comment below…Easy peasy. Contest will be open to US  residents only and you have until Thursday midnight central time (04/03/14) to leave your comments and I will randomly choose a winner.  I will announce the name of the lucky one on Friday (04/04/14)… So, stay tuned  :)


Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back on Wednesday to present the new inspiration picture and colors of April.


Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I am thrilled to present the March Guest Designer

Virginia Lu •

Virginia Lu

Well, Virginia is another of my friends from the HA group, and I was fortunate to meet her in person last October when she came to Chicago. I know that she loves to travel, and she also likes to meet her crafty friends in person (if possible) on her trips :) Virginia, is an avid talented stamper, she loves to create and share her wonderful creations as well as pictures of her many trips :) Currently she has some DT commitments (Runaway Inspired Challenge and Casual Fridays Stamps), and she recently launched a new challenge:  Virginia’s View Challenge, which has been a total success (over three hundred entries) :) I know, lately she has been very busy with her new adventure, so  I am very happy and honored that she agreed to make a beautiful card for today…


a little birdie told me

I asked her about how she did this fabulous card, and this is what she said:

“ Based loosely on the color inspiration, I started with the background by using a stencil (Leaves from Simon Says Stamps). I created two shades of green, then stamped a text over the green leaves. I then stamped the little birdie in Ripe Persimmon (Distress Ink) and clear-embossed the image. I added SRM Sticker sentiment to the yellow pattern paper and embellished the card with gold strings and sequins.” 

I think she did a great job, Don’t you think? Be sure to stop by Virginia’s blog to see even more of her fantastic work :)

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon with another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!



Hey there!

Just really quick today to share a card that I made using Jane’s Doodles stamps…


The little bird is from a set called Garden Friends and the sentiment, and musical notes are from Special Day stamp set.

I have been doing my Spring cleaning here and there at home… but as always, the cleaning work  is like a never-ending story :)

Anyways, I hope you all have a nice rest of the week! Thanks for stopping by :)


Hi there!

I am back today just to share a card that I created using my Silhouette Cameo, and the sketch from the current Sketchbook Saturday Challenge 118

032514web_HappyEasterIsn’t that bunny/owl image cute? Well, I know Easter is not until next month, but I couldn’t resist using this shape that is called Owl Easter . I cut the pieces using patterned papers from  the Hey Girl 6×6 paper pad collection by Basic Grey. The sentiment, bubble text, and owl shadow were created using Illustrator. The bubble and shadow were cut with the Cameo, and the sentiment was simply printed on the bubble with my regular ink printer.


I also used sequins, wiggle eyes and glossy accents as the final touches.

Well, that is all from me today :) Thanks for stopping by , I hope you have a great crafty week!


Happy Friday, everyone!

Quick post today, just to share a simple card that I made using my Cricut Expression


I used a cute bird image included in  Birthday Cakes cartridge  and patterned papers from Hip Hip Hooray 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts….. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and belongs to a set called Little Birdie. I also used decorative tape, a wiggle eye for the birdie, and a few gemstones.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a fantastic crafty weekend!



It’s me again :) Here is a scrapbook page that I created using  a patterned paper collection called Harvest Lane by Simple Stories…


I bought this paper collection a while ago, but as many of my other crafty stuff it was waiting to be used.  This page is about the pictures that were taken after a walk I did along with two of my girl friends on October 2012.  I  combined the papers with a bunch of other things that I had in my stash:   canvas alpha stickers by Making Memories (I found these on the clearence section of the craft store a long ago) …. and I complemented the title with some letters I cut with my Silhouette and some tiny alpha stickers by Authentique Paper (Carefree Elements 8×12)


…Wood flowers, decorative tape, sequins, gemstones, pearls and of course stitches…


Believe or not, I have been scrapbooking more :) I am still behind on my projects but, at least I can see some progress :)

Thanks for stopping by :) I’ll be back soon with another project.

Have a great rest of the week!


Hi there!

I am back today to share another card that I created using my Gelatos…

031414web_brighterdaysFirst of all, I want to point out  that what I did here is basically the embossing resist technique that you probably already know, but instead of using a stamp image, I used a stencil. I started this card by using a Heidi Swap stencil (Bird), Versamark ink and white embossing powder. Then, I created the background with different colors of Faber Castell Gelatos and water. I just love the watercolor effect that you can achieve! I also used a Faded Text Background stamp by Stampabilities as a subtle image.  I added stitches and sequins, and at the very end, I simply stamped a sentiment that belongs to a set called Remember by Hero Arts. Simple yet fun :)

Oh! I almost forgot… I am going to link this card to the new challenge that my good friend Virginia has successfully launched a few weeks ago (Virginia’s View Challenge)… Click HERE if you want to find lots of inspiration ;)

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a great crafty week!


Happy Friday, everyone!

I am back today to share a card using some Jane’s Doodles stamps sets…


I used one of the images included in Random Patterns and four different colors of Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey and Pumice Stone) to create the background. The little birds are from two different sets: Double Trouble and Jungle Baby, and I colored them with Copics colors that matched the colors of the background ;) The sentiment and text bubble are included in Attached to You. I added glossy accents and sequins to complement this cute card.


And now… the winner of the Hooray stamp set by Hero Arts :) According to Random Org the winner is:

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That means that # 1 is RUTH G!

She said this; “Super cute card! I love those sweet birds and cages and the colors that you used are wonderful!
My favorite stamp company is hard to say! I love clear stamps (I’m allergic to rubber) but I guess if I have to choose a favorite it’d be Papertrey Ink. There are so many fabulous designs from all sorts of different companies, though, that I really love them all!

Congratulations Ruth!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your stamp set right away! :)

Thanks so much for participating and for sharing with me  about your favorite stamp companies!

I hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend :) Thanks for stopping by!


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