Thursday, April 28, 2022


Hello and happy Thursday!

Can't believe it's almost the end of can this be?!? 

Today, I have a card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC159....

Here is the challenge board....

I decided to use the middle row down - SPARKLE, FREE AND FUN FOLD.

I must admit, I always shy away from fold cards, because some how I'm really challenged with following written instructions...LOL!!! I'm definitely more of a visual learner. 

I came across THIS Instragram fold card/video and thought it would be fun to try. For my card base I chose a lighter SU - Barely Banana CS and added some PTI Striped DP. For the middle I added a heavier White CS from PTI. The gorgeous bloom is from the Pinkfresh Studio - Garden Roses Set. I matched it up with the coordinating dies and layering stencils. Next I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the SU - Large Oval Punch. At last I added the Silver Halfback Pearls below the sentiment and voila my card is done! 

Now it's your turn....don't forget to stop by the TTTC Challenge Blog to see all for the teams ideas.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, April 14, 2022


Hello and happy Thursday!

This crazy weather has put a damper on my crafting time lately...we had once again Tornado warnings with strong wind gusts...had to clean up our backyard and pool from the branches, debris and leaves, etc..!!! April definitely has kept me busy!

I did manage to squeeze a card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC157....

Here is the board for you to choose from....

I decided to use the top row across - BUTTERFLY, ENCOURAGEMENT AND SLIMLINE.

My card is featuring the beautiful Empty Grave Set and Die Combo, - definitely the best encouraging message you can proclaim this Easter weekend - the flowers are from the Lovely Blossoms Set and Die Combo ....along with the Crimped Slimline Die from The Greetery. The butterflies are from a retired MFT Set.  At last I added some Silver Pearls...voila!

Don't forget to swing by the Tic Tac Toe Blog to check out all the entries and cards the team has created. Wishing you a wonderful & blessed Easter weekend!!! ~SL~

Thursday, March 31, 2022


Happy Thursday!

I'm stopping by with my card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC155.....

Here is this weeks the fun board....

I decided to go with the bottom left diagonal - DIE CUT, RABBIT AND FLOWERS.

I was so smitten with this new cute Springtime Set and matching dies from The Greetery. These sweet images were a perfect fit for my take on this weeks challenge. Along with this new set I added some PTI - Grassy Edge Die and the PTI - Tag Sale #3. At last I added the Gingham Ribbon, a Black Button, some Silver Pearls.  

Now it's your turn! Swing by the challenge blog and check out all the ideas! Wishing you a fabulous day! 

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Hello and happy Thursday!

I'm hosting this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC153.....yeah! Hope you'll come out and play along?!?

Here is this weeks board....

For my card I chose the last column down - GREEN, EASTER BUNNY AND FLOWERS.

My card is pretty straight forward...I decided to dig out an older PTI set called Bunny Blessings along with the matching dies. The Garden Garland Die is also from PTI. To finish the card off I added the sentiment and some Silver Halfback Pearls

Looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas. Happy crafting! ~SL~

Thursday, March 3, 2022


Hello and happy day!

It's time for a new card.....

My card is for the newest Tic Tac Toe Challenge - is the board filled with lots of fun options ...

I decided to go with the top left to right column - BRIGHT COLORS, FLOWERS AND RIBBON/TWINE.

What is brighter than yellow..and some red?!? The flowers are from a new to me Prinkfresh Studio - Cosmos Bunch Set, matching Die and Stencil Set. You will definitely see this set a few more times's just so fun and easy to craft with. At last I added the SU Gold Twine, some Gold Halfback Pearls...and a sentiment voila!

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful day! ~S~

Saturday, February 26, 2022


Happy weekend!

I had an afternoon to myself and I'm so excited that I am able to ink up some of my new goodies from Pinkfresh Studio. Yes, I finally broke down and ordered some these gorgeous sets.....

My card was inspired by this weeks Color Throwdown #681....

Today, for my card I'm using the Pinkfresh Studio - Garden Roses Set, along with the matching Die and Stencil Set. For my colors I used the SU - Pretty in Pink, TSM - Apple and Party Pink, plus PTI - Green Parakeet and Plum Pudding. At last I added the sentiment and the Silver Halfback Pearls.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will have a fabulous weekend! ~S~

Thursday, February 17, 2022


Hello stampin' friends!

Here is my newest card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC149 ....

Here is this weeks TTTC149 board....

For this card I use the three elements from the last column down - DRY EMBOSSING/SCORING, FLOWERS AND CAS.

My card base was dry embossed/scored on the bottom. The fabulous flowers are from the Spellbinder - Magnolia Blooms Etched Dies. I decided to ink blend the center of the flowers with SU - Pretty in Pink. The Gold Foil CS is from Taylor Expressions. I finished my card off with some Gold Pearls and the PTI - Birthday Trio Die.

Thank you for stopping by...hope you'll have a chance to play along?!? ~SL~

Thursday, February 3, 2022


Happy Thursday! 

January flew by way tooooooo fast! I'm trying to declutter my house and I realized, we have way toooooo much stuff! 

With that being said, I did not invest much time into card making, but managed to make a card for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC147....

Here is this weeks TTTC147 board....

I chose to use the left bottom diagonal  - FLOWERS, PURPLE OR PINK AND CAS - column. 

My CAS card features the PTI - Floral Sketches Set and Simon Says - Even More Spring Flowers Set. The sentiments are from the Opposites Attract Set along with the Opposites Attract Dies and Opposite Attract Script DieFor my "purple" colors I chose - SU Lavender Lace and The Stamp Market Lilac.  

Now it's your turn...have fun crafting!!! ~S~

Thursday, January 20, 2022


Hello and a belated Happy New Year!

Today, I'm showcasing my card for the new Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC145...

Here is this weeks TTTC145 challenge board....

I chose the top left diagonal down column - Snowman, Embossing and Bird.

The super cute image is a  Serendipity Stamp called - Snowman With Birds. Perfectly fitting for this challenge :). I colored the cute snowman with various Copic Markers and embossed it with an off brand Snowflake Folder (I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby). The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you'll have a chance to join us...we are looking forward to seeing your ideas. Wishing you a great day! ~SL~

Thursday, December 16, 2021


Happy Thursday! 

We are so excited to share our 200th Inspired By Challenge with you...and do we have a fun way to celebrate!


The challenge is to create a card,  inspired by one of the winners from this year. Share with us, which card got your creative juices flowing! Please click HERE to view our CHALLENGE WINNER FOR 2021. We can't wait to see your ideas!

My card was inspired by the #IB183 Winner Betty Wright..... 

I adore Betty's colorful & sparkly design. I tried to put my own twist on it by creating a Christmas card. 

For this card I used the fabulous Concord & 9th Tiny Tree Bundle. I used some fun bright colors like Betty did and chose... PTI - Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf and Hawaiian Shore. Next I added  the PTI - Say it Simply: You & Yours Die using the Gold Glitter CS

Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to find out all the details on how you can play along....and of course check out the teams take on this challenge!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy happy new 2022. Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year! ~SL~

Thursday, December 9, 2021


Hello again!

I'm back with a card for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC143...

I'm also the Featured Designer for this weeks #TTTC143 board...

My card is featuring the top left diagonal  - HEART, RIBBON AND BANNER. 

For this card I grabbed some leftover Design Paper along with my SU - Heart Dies. My card base was embossed with an older Cuttlebug Heart Embossing Folder. Before completely assembling the card I added a Doily, the Gingham Ribbon and the PTI - Notched Hearts Banner Die. At last I added the sentiment and the some medium Silver Pearls.

Now it's your turn....swing by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog to see the entire teams creation! ~SL~


Happy Thursday!

I'm stopping by with a card for the newest Inspired By Challenge......

Here is one of the inspiration photo's I've used - #IB199 and this weeks Sketch......


 I was inspired by the colors (Kraft, White & Black), the gingerbread man/cookies and this weeks Sketch. 

I decided to pull out another "oldie but goodie" from Flourishes. My card is pretty straight forward...I stamped the Gingerbread images on my card base and added the Santa Cookies on a cut out Circled Die. Next I added the Ribbon and that's it.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous ideas from the rest of the team!!! Hope we have inspired you to play along? ~SL~

Thursday, December 2, 2021


Happy December!

We are back with a brand new Inspired By Challenge.....

Here is the inspiration photo I chose this week...#IB198.... plus the bonus Sketch....


I was inspired by the snowflake and the Sketch. 

My color inspiration came from this weeks Color Throwdown #671.....Pink, Grey, Silver and White.

For this card I dug out one of my retired Flourishes Snowflakes Set and added another retired Papertrey Ink Snowflake Set. I started out with a SU - Blushing Bride CS and stamped the snowflakes with SU - Pretty In Pink Ink. The center snowflake was embossed with some Silver EP. I decided to "distress" the White & Grey CS. At last I added the sentiment, a Grey Ribbon and added some small and medium Silver Pearls in the center of the various stamped snowflakes. it's your turn! Please don't forget to swing by the Inspired By Challenge Blog to enter your card and of course to check out the entire teams idea! Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Thursday, November 25, 2021


Hello again!

Stopping by with my second project of the day...the new Tic Tac Toe Challenge .......

Here is this weeks #TTC141 board .....

I chose the top row over - STITCHING, FELT AND GINGERBREAD.

I bought this super cute PTI - Stitched Gingerbread Mister Die many, many years ago and I finally had the chance to use it with this weeks challenge!!! How stinkin' cute is he??? Papertrey Ink is selling some pretty awesome Felt as well. Everything came together pretty quickly... next I attached Mister Gingerbread to a little Gift Bag and added a Christmas Tag...voila!

Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration so far? I'm probably already in a food coma ...LOL! Now it's your turn to try this board and we are looking forward to seeing your fun ideas! ~SL~


Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you will spend your day with friends and family? 

Not to mention all the yummy food and football :) ....just in case you have time to craft....come and join us for the newest Inspired By Challenge!

Here is this weeks #IB197 inspiration photo...


I was inspired by the bouquet, and the red, blue yellow colors.

Even though I didn't opt for flowers I pulled out the Winterberry Bouquet Set from The Greetery along with the matching dies. I decided to go for a CAS look...since I was in a time crunch.

If you like, swing by later in the afternoon and check out my second project :) !!!

Wishing you a blessed day with lots of laughter and wonderful memories for years to come! ~SL~