Friday, April 9, 2021


Hello and happy TGIF!

I crafted a card for this weeks Color Throwdown #637 and the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #108 ....

Here is the CTD #637 color combo and the TTTC108 board (Florals, Free & Any Shape Die)

I finally had the chance to ink up the fabulous Painted Petals Turnabout Kit from Concord & 9th. For my card I used the colors - Classic Kraft, Wild Wasbi, Bright Buttercup and Pretty In Pink.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend! ~SL~

Thursday, April 8, 2021


Happy Day!

Hope you are enjoying some nice warm weather? 

It's time for a brand new Inspired By Challenge.....

Here is this weeks inspiration photo #IB169 - Spring is Sweet....


My inspiration came from from the circles, flowers, colors and the wooden background.

I started with the Shiplap Builder Die to create the "wooden" background! Next, I added the circle dies and placed some of the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix on top. At last I added the sentiment...voila!

Hope this fun inspiration photo inspires you to play long? Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Sunday, April 4, 2021


Happy Easter!

I've been working on this card....

using the beautiful Empty Grave Set and Die Combo, along with the Lovely Blossoms Set and Die Combo from The Greetery. I once again used the Crimped Slimline Die for my card base. At last I added some Silver Pearls...voila!

Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~ 

Thursday, April 1, 2021


Happy Thursday! 

We are back with another fun Inspired By Challenge...

My inspiration came from the flower bouquet, the overall colors and
 the sketch.

I decided to pull out my Budding Beauties Spring and Sprinkled with Kindness Sets along with the matching dies from The Greetery

First I created the yellow watercolored background and added some black splashes. Next I inked up the water can and the flowers. At last I added the small tag and the bow...voila!

Wishing you some sunny weather and hope that "Spring has Sprung" in your neck of the woods? 
Happy stampin'!!! ~SL~                                                      

Thursday, March 25, 2021


Hello and happy Spring!

It's already time for a brand new Inspired By Challenge...


My inspiration came from the flowers and the colors.

I love tulips...what better way to show some long overdue love to my beautiful PTI - Tulip Time Set along with the matching dies. I also love long cards...which I should do more often...the fabulous new Crimped Slimline Die from The Greetery helped me to accomplish this look. At last I added some Shiny Sequins

Now it's time for you to dust off your fabulous stamps and/or dies and join us! 

Wishing you a fabulous Spring Season! ~SL~

Thursday, March 18, 2021


Hello stampin' friends!

We have a fun Inspired By Challenge for you....

My card was inspired by the bunnies and the colors.

I couldn't wait to unpack my newest Bunny goodies from The Greetery :) !!! As soon as I saw this super sweet Bunny Wreath I knew it was on my shopping list!!! I just love Betsy's brilliant ideas :) !!!

I started out by added some scored lines on the bottom of my card base. I pulled some of the colors (orange, blue, yellow, rose and green) from the inspiration photo and applied them randomly by stenciling/inking up the wreath. The eyes and noses of the bunnies where added by hand. At last I added the Ribbon and the Button.

Hope you'll find some inspiration and join us this week?!? ~SL~

Thursday, March 11, 2021


Happy Day!

Today is your lucky day :) ....we have a new Inspired By Challenge called - Lucky Rainbow...

Here is this weeks inspiration photo #IB165....

My inspiration came from the green color and the rainbow.

I recently bought this super cute Over the Rainbow Set and  Masking Stencils - Make a Rainbow both from Taylor Expressions. I simply blended some various green colors and added the stamped image in black. The sentiment is from an old unknown set. The cloud dies are from Papertrey Ink. At last I added the fabulous Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste onto the rainbow and the clouds.

Hope you'll have a chance to dig out some of your fun stamps, dies or colors?!? Thank you for stopping by today! ~SL~

Thursday, March 4, 2021


Hello and happy March!

As always we have a fun, fun, fun Inspired by Challenge waiting for you....

My inspiration came from the cats and the stripes. 

A few weeks ago I discovered the super cute cat images from Newton's Nook. I could't help myself and order this sweet Newton's Mug image along with the matching Mug Dies. The image was colored with various Pink, Grey and Black Copic Markers. The DP and CS's are from Papertrey Ink and the Ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Now it's your turn...hope you will have a chance to join us!?! Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, February 25, 2021


Hello stamping friends!

After this crazy Texas weather we had last week...I need a beach vacation..pronto!!! 

Hope all is well with you and we can count on you to join us for a new fab Inspired by Challenge??? 

Here is this weeks inspiration photo #IB163- Take a Number....

My card was inspired by the numbers....
our Sarah's birthday is coming up and I figured it
would be perfect to craft a birthday card with her "numbers" on it :).

For this card I pulled out my PTI - Don't forget to Write Market Kit along with the matching dies. I started out by scoring the White CS layer. The numbers were cut out with Gold Glitter DP using the By the Numbers Mats Dies. The stripped background behind the numbers was inked up using the retired SU- Gorgeous Grunge Set. The sentiment is from the retired PTI - Painted Petals and Bloomin' Cute Set. At last I added the Gold Pearls

Now it's your turn! Wishing you a wonderful crafty week! ~SL~

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Hello and Happy Day!

We have the most adorable Inspired By Challenge waiting for you....

My card was inspired by a "Winnie The Pooh" Quote. 

I decided to rewrite the quote on my computer, so I could highlight it in the PTI - Bold Borders: Arabesque Die. Next I decorated my card with the PTI - Gran's Garden Set along with the matching dies. At last I added the punched out Butterfly and dressed it up with some Silver Pearls.

Please stop by the Challenge Blog to see all the fabulous creations the Design Team has crafted for this fun challenge! Hope you will give it a try?!? Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL

Monday, February 15, 2021


Happy Monday!

We are trapped in our house due to the crazy frigid cold weather here in's all good...I had a chance to craft some cards :) !!!

The Color Throwdown #629 was calling my name and here is my idea....

The color combo for this week is PINK - RED- BLACK AND WHITE....

My card is featuring the Most Wonderful Card Kit from The Stamp Market (no longer available). I color blended the Heart Stencil that was included in the kit....and used a bigger SU Heart Die to cut it out. The Thank You Layering Die is also from The Stamp Market. At last I scored the lines and added some Silver Pearls. The colors for my card are SU- Pretty in Pink and PTI - Pure Poppy.

Stay safe and warm my friends! ~SL~

Thursday, February 11, 2021


Happy Day!

We are showcasing another beautiful Inspired By Challenge....

Here is this weeks inspiration photo Pretty as a Pitcher #IB161.....

My inspiration came from the Pink Pitcher.

When I saw this inspiration photo I immediately thought of my favorite pitcher image Tulips for Friends from Flourishes. Unfortunately the company is longer in business, but it will always be super special to me. I colored the tulip image with various Copic Markers and placed a Doily behind it. The sentiment is from PTI - Ways To Say: Birthday Mini Set. The DP is from the PTI - Lovely Lady Collection and I matched it up with a matching Pink Ribbon.

Hope we have inspired you to play along?!? Looking forward to see your ideas! ~SL~

Saturday, February 6, 2021


Hello and happy weekend!

Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I decided to play the COLOR THROWDOWN #628...

Here is this weeks color combo - PINK, LAVENDER, YELLOW AND MINT GREEN....

For my card I used the colors - SU - Pretty in Pink, Mint Macaron and Lavender Lace, along with PTI - Bright Buttercup.

I started my card by adding a piece of the PTI - Amethyst Allure DP Collection. Next I stamped the sentiment from The Greetery - Opposites Attract Set. The flower and leave images are from the retired PTI - Blooming Cute Set. At last I added some Silver Pearls...voila!

Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend! ~SL~

Thursday, February 4, 2021


Happy February!

We have a beautiful Inspired By Challenge waiting for you....

Here is this weeks inspiration photo Krafty Love #IB160 along with this weeks sketch....

My inspiration came from the hearts, the colors and the sketch

My card is very straight forward....first I added the sentiment from the PTI - Ways to Say: I Love You Mini Set. Next I scored the lines on the White CS. The top of the heart was crafted with some My Mind's Eye DP - Lost & Found Two Blush Collection. The bottom is from some left over Corrugated CS. At last I added some Black/White Gingham Ribbon, a small Button, White Scrapper's Floss and Silver Pearls

Hope you will joining us for this fun challenge!?! Wishing you a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! ~SL~

Friday, January 29, 2021


Hello and happy TGIF!

Couldn't resist playing this weeks Color Throwdown #627 .....

Here is this weeks color combo - Pale Pink, Blue and Gray....

These colors were definitely talking to me...I chose PTI - Pale Peony Weathervane, plus the SU - Midnight Muse

The Stamp Sets for the florals are PTI - Floral Sketches and Simon Says - Even More Spring Flowers. The big "Thank You" is from The Stamp Market - Thank you Layering Die and it was layered with the PTI - Weathervane CS. The smaller sentiment below is from the PTI - Sentiment Staples: Thank You Mini Set that was also inked in SU - Midnight Muse.  At last I added the Clear Sequins.

Thank you for stopping by :) !!! Wishing you a fabulous weekend! ~SL~