Thursday, June 10, 2021


Hello everyone!

Team O is hosting this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge for you...

Here is the #TTTC117 board....

My card is featuring the diagonal column - VASE/ BOTTLE, FRIEND AND FLOWERS. 

The Lenten Rose Set from Flourishes (retired) has always been a favorite of mine. Since this set has the vase/bottle and flowers already in one...I thought it was perfect for this weeks challenge...I matched it up with the sentiment from the PTI - Little Bitty Bird Set (retired). I scored the card base and added some beautiful DP is from My Mind's Eye - Howdy Doody Collection, a Doily, along with some matching SU Ribbon and a Button.

Hope you'll have a chance to play along!?! See you soon ~SL~


Hello stampin' friends!

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

Here is this weeks yummy-licious #IB178 inspiration photo....


My inspiration came from the "food" theme and the colors.

I searched high and low to find some kind of food image in my stampin' stash...and the Donuts Set from The Stamp Market was it. I colored it with various Copic Markers and created a sentiment with JustRite DIY Times New Roman Font Set. Plain and simple...yet fun :) !!!

Hope you'll dig out your fun stamps to join us?!? ~SL~

Thursday, June 3, 2021


Happy Day!

It's Thursday again and we are bringing you a new Inspired By Challenge.....

Here is this weeks #IB177 inspiration photo.....


My inspiration came from the stripes and the colors.

I have to admit...I'm always struggling when it comes to "masculine" cards...I'm more of a "girly girl" stamper  :)  !!!  With that said..I had to put my thinking hat on and just ran with a "clean stripe" look.

I picked card stock colors that are featured in the inspiration photo...and cut them in to various sizes. After adhering them I added the circle die cut along with the "thank you"die and "love" sentiment from the Concord & 9th - Painted Petals Turnabout Toolkit

Hope you'll have chance to play along?!? ~SL~

Thursday, May 27, 2021


Hello stampin' friends!

I'm excited to share with you, that I was offered to join the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Team and I graciously accepted. 

Jumping right into the is this weeks #TTTC115 challenge board....

I chose the diagonal column - DIE CUT, TWINE/RIBBON AND TEXTURE.

My card is featuring a retired Stampin' Up Set called Thoughts of Father. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. Next I used the Spellbinder Label 18 to cut out the main image. The sentiment was created with the JustRite DIY Times New Roman Font Set. For the "texture" I added the corrugated DP. At last I added the Ribbon, Button, Twine and small Silver Pearls.

Please swing by the Challenge Blog to view all the other fabulous creations the team has crafted! Hope we have inspired you to play along?!?

Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~


Hello stampin' friends!

It's the last day of school baby is officially a Junior in High School. We are looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer break!

I also have some exciting news to share later stay tuned!

Starting out with a brand new Inspired by Challenges this morning.....

Here is this weeks #IB176 - Love the Way You Lilac....


My inspiration came from the flowers and colors.

This card came together super quick...I stamped the gorgeous Flourishes - Hydrangea Set with Momento Ink before coloring it with various Copic Markers. I matted the main image with the PTI - Amethyst Allure CS. The sentiment is from the PTI - Thinking of You Mini Set. At last I added some Silver Pearls...voila!

Hope you'll have a chance to join us?!? Wishing you a fabulous day and don't forget to come back and check out my exciting news at 1:00 pm CT!!! See you then :) ~SL~

Thursday, May 20, 2021


Hello and happy day!

We are back with a sweet Inspired by Challenge theme....


I was inspired by the colors, the circle flower blanket and the big sentiment.

I just love using my Painted Petals Turnabout Toolkit from Concord & 9th. It's super versatile and it's perfect for this weeks challenge. I started out by scoring my card base. For my flower colors I used SU - Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette and Cool Caribbean plus PTI - Green Parakeet. The big "Hello" and "friend" sentiment are also from the Turnabout Toolkit. At last I added a few Silver Pearls...voila!

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021


Happy Day!

Hope you are well and ready to craft with us, as we are featuring a brand new Inspired By Challenge....


My inspiration came from the lemons and the yellow color.

I had to surge high and low for an image.... and came once again across an old Flourishes Stamp Set that featured some "lemons". I decided to match it up with the fun PTI - Fruit Salad Sentiment Set. For a bit more interest I sparkled up the lemons with some SU Glitter.

Now it's your turn to dig out your fun stamp set to join us! Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, May 6, 2021


 Hello and happy May!

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

With Mother's Day right around the corner it's fitting that this weeks inspiration theme #IB173 is called"Celebrate Her"...

I was inspired by this weeks sketch, the flowers, the colors and the beautiful quote.

I dug once again through my beloved retired Flourishes stash and pulled out this beautiful flower bouquet "Summer Blossom" Set. I colored it with Copic Markers that matched the inspiration photo. I matched it up with the Flourishes - Motherly Love sentiment

Hope you will have the chance to celebrate this week with your mom and family!?! Enjoy :) ~SL~

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Happy Day!

This weeks Inspired By Challenge is music to my ears ....I'm READY for RETIREMENT :) !!! 


My inspiration came from the palm tree and green key chain pendants.

I dug out an old stamp set from Flourishes. It didn't come with a "retirement sentiment" so I had to improvise and just went with a "Congrats You Did it" sentiment. I also added some scored lines on top of my card base and added the Ribbon,  a Button and some Silver Pearls...voila!

Wishing you a fabulous day and have fun crafting!!! ~SL~

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Happy Thursday!

I "woof" this weeks Inspired By Challenge sooooooooo much..... 

Check out how stinkin' cute this weeks inspiration photo is - #IB171 - I Woof Celebration....

My inspiration came from the "celebration" theme, the puppies, and the colors in the background.

To be honest I had no idea which route to go with this inspiration...I usually shy away from the more "whimsical" designs, but after digging through my stamp stash I found this cute PTI - Paws & Kisses Set with the matching Die and it saved the day! The star background was created with the PTI - Birthday Balloon Set. The birthday hats are from an old retired GKD set. The sentiment is from Concord & 9th - Let's Party Turnabout Set. At last I added the "bow ties".

Hope you will have a chance to dig out your stamp sets and join us!?! Wishing you a crafty day!~SL~

Thursday, April 15, 2021


Happy Day! 

We had some gorgeous weather here in Texas and I'm loving it! After this crazy cold weather we had in February we lost a lot of our Azalea's and a couple of our bushes. Thank goodness our roses have survived...and they are about to bloom..I'm so excited. 

Which leads me to this weeks Inspired By just screams Spring....


My inspiration came from the flowers and colors.

I just love these beautiful colors...especially the purple :) !!! 

I was a little time crunched this week and decided to go with a quick card. I pulled out the beautiful PTI - Bloom & Grow MIM Mini Kit. Before assembling the card I added the scored lines on top of my card base and the PTI -Amethyst Allure DP on the bottom. At last I added some Silver Pearls.

Hop on over to the Inspired By Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous cards the rest of the team has crafted! Wishing you a fabulous day!  ~SL~

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~