Unabashadly Stamp Lifted – Color Dare #212

Happy Friday…it’s time for a new Color Dare and if purples are your thing this is your week!  Color Dare #212 challenges you to use White Daisy, Black, Eggplant, Thistle and Pansy…sounds like a fun challenge to me!

I was spending  wasting some time on Pinterest when I ran across this card which I fell in love with for several reasons #1 it uses hexagons, #2 it has a simple sentiment #3 I could easily duplicate it.

My hexagons are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento and Pansy.  When stamping with solid stamps it’s best to have your Versamat turned to the spongy side so you get good coverage.  The sentiment was stamped with Eggplant – it’s such a nice deep purple and that sentiment love the combined script & print!!  The flower is stamped in Thistle – it’s probably my favorite of all our purples.  I wanted to keep the look clean and simple so I just added touches of purple accent (a glitter gem in the center of the flower and a glitter heart at the end of the sentiment.

Now hop on over to the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog where you will find some other wonderful cards from the Design Team.  I love that we all have such different ideas.  Won’t you take some time and play along?  It’s super easy to link up your creation – all the instructions are right there on the sidebar of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by…see you next week.




Eat, Drink and Be Spooky

I’m not sure which I love more the Monstrous Halloween My Acrylix Stamp Set or the Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet.  I’ve sure had lots of fun creating with both.

This little gem of a monster is probably one of my favorites…he looks so scary, but funny at the same time.  The versatility of this stamp set has made it a quick favorite!  It’s made Halloween Cards, Birthday cards and even some invitations.  This time I didn’t use the matching Thin Cuts and I just stamped the “Purple People Eater” right on the card base.  The stars and lightening bolt are from the Jeepers Creepers assortment – don’t they just add the perfect touch.

I hope you’re enjoying a little cooler fall weather, I am!  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ll take just a minute of your time to leave me a comment on what your favorite fall activity is.




This is quickly becoming one of my favorite card sizes.  I like that I can take 1/4 of a 12 X 12 page and with a quick score, fold it into a 3X6 card.

My intention today is to show you that although this is a Halloween Themed paper packet it is far from being exclusive to Halloween.  I love the bright pop of colors from the Jeepers Creepers paper against the black background.

This is one of the cards that will be featured in my upcoming Jeepers Creepers Card Class.  There’s a couple of spots left so make sure you get yours reserved today.

Thanks for stopping by…do you have a monstrous day!


Jeepers Creepers

Where’d ya get those peepers?  Did you read that first line to the tune of the song?

It’s probably no surprise that I love Halloween.  I always explain that I don’t like the creepy, scary Halloween…just the fun stuff – cute kids dressed in their favorite super hero and all the little princesses.


  • What:  Jeepers Creepers It’s Not Just Halloween Card Class
  • When:  Thursday, October 6th 10AM  or 6PM
  • Cost:  $15
  • RSVP and PREPAY by  September 20th

Even though it’s been labeled a Halloween themed paper, this Jeepers Creepers paper is perfect for all seasons.


It’s Pumpkin Season – Color Dare #211

Did you miss me last week?  Sometimes when it rains it pours, sometimes the sunshines and once in a while you give up your craft room to your hunky husband so he can put the ceiling in.  Seriously I missed not playing in the Color Dare last week…talk about colors right up my alley!

Well, this week there’s another fun Dare #211 requires the use of Saffron, Poppy, Fern and Colonial White (oh yes, I love that creamy white that so often seems forgotten).  I also learned about a new challenge Stampin’ Royalty sounds like it might be right up this Princess’ Alley so I’m linking up there too!

Perfect for pumpkins and of course other things too…don’t forget to go check out the other Design Team Cards at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.

This card features the pumpkin from September’s Stamp of the Month Blessed Beyond Measure and it’s a Cricut compatible stamp set (yippee).  See that panel of leaves?  It’s another stamp from the same set just random stamped in Fern ink and the Fundamentals Enchantment collection another new favorite!

I’m not a huge fan of ribbons because I can’t tie a bow to save my life (other than the ones on my shoes), but one of my consultant friends suggested that I get some twine and just separate the ends after tying it in a knot.  Guess what?  It works!  A couple of sequins later and I called this card done!

There’s an entire week for you to stop by and link up your creation at the Color Dare Blog.  It’s pumpkin season let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Monsterous Birthday

There is no better chore than to make a birthday card for your child!  What I’m really trying to say is that there’s nothing better than when your 25 year old son comes to you and asks you to make a card for his friend’s son!  I asked him once if it was because he was too cheap to go to the dollar store and he told me “no, it’s because I like your cards better!”  I love that he gives me a quick deadline “can I pick it up tomorrow?”

So…do you ever decorate your envelopes?  I used to always decorate my envelopes, then I went through a phase where I used the clear ones.  It’s probably just me but I always think maybe it will make the letter carrier a little happier when they plop the mail in someone’s box!

I found a simple sketch online and recreated it for little boy birthday!  My truck and car stamps are long gone and the cute Monstrous Halloween stamp set was sitting on my desk along with the Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet.

There is nothing about this card that says Halloween, but there is everything that says 2 year old boy including the #2 I cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge in our new Pansy cardstock.

I hope you’ll take a second look at the seasonal stamps and see what other uses you can come up with for them.  Thanks for stopping by…check back again soon!

With Love

We have a wedding to go to next weekend and the invitations featured a beautiful wreath so I thought I’d recreate one on my card for the happy couple.

I started with a pile of branches and leaves that I cut from the Flower Market cartridge.

Have you added this cartridge to your Cricut Cartridge Collection?  I love all the 3D items that you can make…I’m particularly fond of the bicycle and the wagon🙂

Alas, things were not going together quite as I had pictured so I grabbed a recent purchase and stamped the wreath base on a colonial white circle…I then started layering and it felt like things were coming together a bit better.

This was the look I wanted.  One of my sister consultants had shared a recent wreath card she’d made using the Rustic Fundamentals which seemed like a good choice so out they came with a little Seaglass glitter paper.  my card is done days before the event…I’m impressed with myself, LOL!


I hope you’ll take a minute to tell me what you think of my card.