Monday, April 6, 2020

THE GREETERY - CRUISIN' BY ....

Hello and happy Monday!

Hope you all are doing okay during these crazy times? As for us...we are staying home and try to do things that we usually never get done...like getting rid of stuff we no longer need...and ordering stuff online...LOL!!!

Of course I couldn't resist buying the super cute new release from "THE GREETERY" ... if you missed it...go and check it out!!!



How cute is this Top Down Day Set ??? I added some clouds in the background and the road on the bottom...voila!

Wishing you a great day and stay safe! ~SL~

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CAS(E) THIS SKETCH #357 - I'M GUEST DESIGNING

Hello and happy day!

I'm very excited to be guest designing for CAS(E) THIS SKETCH this week!




Here is the fabulous sketch #357 for you to try....


I'm a little bit rusty in my card making abilities, but I had lots of fun designing this card...so many possibilities with this layout!

I opted for the PTI - Birthday Balloon Set along with the matching Balloon Die. The fun Design Paper is also from PTI.

A BIG "Thank you" to the CAS(E) THIS SKETCH team for inviting me this week!!! I hope you guys will go and check them out and play along...I'll be looking for your cards!!!

Let me know what you think!?!?

Wishing you a fabulous day and weekend! ~SL~

Sunday, January 19, 2020

CAS(E) THIS SKETCH #355

Hello friends!

Long time to no see and talk....

Hope you all survived the holidays and had a great start into "2020" ?!?

Ours was a whirl wind of sad, fun and very exciting events...first we had to put down our beloved boxer boy "Luke"... (he was almost 12 yrs) it was heartbreaking for sure :(.....

On a happier note, our youngest daughter Miriam celebrated her 15th birthday, our oldest daughter graduated early with her BBA in Marketing, then it was Christmas and before we knew it, our oldest daughter had a job offer that will be taking her to Houston, TX - which is about 4 hours from us...in the meantime we have done lots of driving....finding an apartment, furniture etc. and now we are in the last phase of finally moving her into the new place!

Needless to say that my crafting has once again taken the back burner...but it's all good and I finally had a little "ME" time!




When I saw the fabulous sketch from CAS(E) THIS SKETCH #355 I knew I had to play along...


For my card I used a mixture of older stamp sets from PTI, MFT and Stamping Up. The DP is also from PTI and at last I added some Clear Sequins.

Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Friday, November 29, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #571 - HAPPY HOLLY DAYS

Hello and happy day!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and families? Ours was yummy and yes, I did fall into a food coma afterwards...LOL! When I awoke I decided to craft a little bit....and created this card for this weeks Color Throwdown #571....



I love these fun bright non-traditional colors....


and decided to ink up my fun Peaceful Forest Set from Ink to Paper.

Wishing you all a fun Black Friday Shopping Day!!! ~SL

Sunday, November 17, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #569 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Howdy friends!

I'm finally back with a card...yeah! I thought I'd never be able to play this color combo....

My poor Miriam got hit with Strep and the Type B Flu ....we caught it early, but it was still pretty bad. Since it was highly contagious we all were scared and prayed that we don't get it too. Needless to say...I disinfected EVERYTHING over and over again...so far so good! I know she is excited to going back to school on Monday....and so am I... ;) !!!

As soon as I saw the Color Throwdown #569 combo, my fingers were itching to ink up my With Love at Christmas Set from "The Greetery"....



Here are the colors...



Wishing you a fabulous remaining Sunday! God bless, ~SL~

Thursday, October 31, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN 567 - THANKFUL FOR YOU

Hello and happy HALLOWEEN!

How can it be...it's already the end of October!?! This month just flew by....scary!

Here is my card entry for this weeks Color Throwdown #567....



I was so excited to use my awesome Leaf Stencil from "The Stamp Market".....so fun!  

Here are this weeks colors....


Wishing you a fabulous spooky day! ~SL~

Sunday, October 27, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #345 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

Happy Sunday!

Just finished up my card for the Case this Sketch #345.....



Love this fun layout....


I decided to ink up my new Candy Cane Christmas Bundle Set from "The Stamp Market". The colors are SU - Lost Lagoon, PTI - Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel, Lilac Grace.

Wishing you a great Sunday afternoon! ~SL~

Friday, October 25, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #566 - GIVE THANKS

Happy TGIF!

Life got in the way of stamping these past two weeks, but I'm glad that I finally had a chance to sit down and make this card for this weeks Color Throwdown #566....



Here are this weeks colors...


For my card I used SU Peach Parfait and Basic Gray, plus PTI - Vintage Cream. The leaves are from "The Stamp Market" - Lots of Leaves Bundle Set. The sentiment is from the PTI - Give Thanks Set.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend! ~SL~

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THE GREETERY - TAGGING AWAY

Hello again...as promised here is another post!

I'm excited to show you this fun gift idea....I think I'll be making lots of them...



I think we all can agree that Betsy Veldman is a brilliant designer in the card making business!

She created this awesome new Speed Tagging Christmas Rubber Set with the matching dies and I have to say... I  L.O.V.E  this new way of tagging! Here is Betsy's video tutorial....you can see what I'm talking about!

Wishing you a wonderful day and I'll see you soon! ~SL~

Monday, October 14, 2019

THE GREETERY - WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS

Hello and happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend? I was able to craft...yeah!


I took some elements from the With Love at Christmas Set and the Speed Tagging Sentiment Set from "The Greetery" to create the wreath...it works so perfectly together. I matched it with a matching Flappable Stenciled envelope!

Wishing you a fabulous new week and happy crafting! I have a new post going up tomorrow! ~SL~

Saturday, October 12, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #343 - CHRISTMAS

Happy weekend!

Stopping by to show you my card for the Case This Sketch #343....



Here is the fun Sketch....



I inked up the super cute new Tiny Trees Bundle Set and the sentiment die is from the Candy Cane Christmas Bundle ....both are from "The Stamp Market".

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! ~SL~

Friday, October 11, 2019

JUST ADD INK #478 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy TGIF!!!

So excited to show off this beautiful new floral image from the With Love at Christmas Set from "The Greetery"...



I combined this card with this weeks Just Add Ink #478 challenge.......


how perfect for the "Happy Holiday" sentiment?!? I also used the beautiful matching Flappable Stencil on my envelope which is also available at "The Greetery".

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I'm off to making more cards...stay tuned! ~SL~

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #564

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Made this card for this weeks Color Throwdown #564....



Here are the colors....


I decided to use the beautiful Autumn Sketch Set from "The Greetery".

My colors didn't come out as vivid as I imagined, but I definitely love the watercolor look of it! The colors I used for my card are from SU - Closed to Cocoa, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight along with my Kuretake ZIG Brushes. At last I added some matching splashed dots around, added the sentiment and the different Sequins.

Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Monday, September 30, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #404 - LAURIE'S FABULOUS FAVORITES

Happy Monday!

I crafted this card for Laurie's Fabulous Favorites Challenge - Kraft CS....




My layout was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #404....

If you've followed me over the years, you know I do share Laurie's passion for Kraft CS.....one of my favorite card stocks too!

For this card I also used one of my all time fav's PTI - Twig Wreath along with the matching dies, and the PTI - Give Thanks Set. Click here if you would like to see all the cards I have crafted with this awesome wreath set.

I decided to use the PTI - To the Point Edgers Die to spruce up my card, as well as adding some scored lines. At last I finished it off with some Silver Halfback Pearls and a Gingham Ribbon on top.

Wishing you a fabulous new week! ~SL~

Saturday, September 28, 2019

THE CARD CONCEPT #120 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Howdy friends!

As promised here is a new card....this one is for The Card Concept #120....




Here is the Inspiration Photo....


My inspiration came from the beautiful blue patterns and the flowers. I usually don't use a lot of blues in my card...so this was a great opportunity to incorporate this blue/yellow color combo.

The blue DP on the bottom of my card is from an old SU Pattern Paper Collection. The roses are from the beautiful PTI - Farmer's Market Florals Set along with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the PTI - Penned Elegance Set.

Wishing you a wonderful remaining day! ~SL~

Friday, September 27, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #562 - YOU ARE AMAZING

Happy TGIF!

Here is my card for this weeks Color Throwdown #562 ....



Here are this weeks colors....


I used the beautiful PTI - Gran's Garden Set along with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the PTI - Penned Elegance Set. My background was embossed with a PTI - Impression Plate (no longer avail.).  The colors I used are PTI - Weathervane, Aqua Mist and True Black, plus SU - Basic Gray and Brilliant Blue. At last I added the Clear Sequins.

Stay tuned...I have a new card to show you tomorrow! Wishing you a fab weekend! ~SL~

Sunday, September 22, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #340 - LAURIE'S FABULOUS FAVORITES

Hello and happy Sunday!

I'm so exited to play with my new "Ink to Paper" goodies....and of course what better way to ink them up by playing Laurie's Fabulous Favorites  - September CASE... combined with this weeks Case this Sketch #340....



Here is the fabulous card from Melissa Phillips....and the Sketch....


















If you missed the beautiful "Ink to Paper" September Release....I urge you to check it out! I used the Season Of Joy Set along with the sentiment from the Peaceful Forest Set.

For my "CASE" I added some "sparkly" letters, some color splash for the background and the original wreath from the stamp set as well as a different poinsettia die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have a few more stamp sets to ink up...stay tuned :) !!! ~SL~