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 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


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 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


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


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~

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Hello friends!

We had a crazy start into our week....our washing machine was leaking ...not fun! Thank goodness for Home Warranty :) !!!

Since it's raining here today...I decided to play in the Color Throwdown #561.....

Here are this weeks colors ....

I finally had a chance to ink up my beautiful Ready to Bloom Set along with the matching dies from "The Stamp Market".  My color choice for this card are - SU Pistachio Pudding, SU Lost Lagoon and PTI Amethyst Allure.

Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Friday, September 13, 2019


Hello and happy TGIF!

Hope you get to enjoy your weekend with your family and friends?!? We are not doing anything special...just hanging out and watch some College Football...yeah!

I decided to play along in the The Card Concept #119 .....

 Here is the Inspiration Photo - Beautiful Butterflies....

My inspiration came from the colors of the butterflies...I tried to incorporate some of them on my card.

I kept my card super simple...I used the cute Pain Splat Set from The Stamp Market for my background and added the punched out butterflies. The "thankful" sentiment/die is from the same company and it's called Lots of Leaves. At last I added some mini Silver Pearls to the center of the butterflies...voila!

Thank you for stopping by...have a good one! ~SL~

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Hello my stamping friends!

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #402 and the Color Throwdown #560 ...

 Here is the fun Sketch ....and the Inspiration Colors....

For this card I used the beautiful 2016 Anniversary Set called Painted Petals...from Papertrey of my all time favorites for sure.

Here are the ink colors I ... PTI - Pure Poppy, Bright Butter Cup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf; SU - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Versamark, along with White Embossing Powder. To finish it all off I added some Red & Clear Sequins

Wishing you a peaceful day! ~SL~

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Howdy friends!

Stopping by with a card for the Fusion - Autumn Challenge.....

I decided to incorporate the Inspiration Photo and the Sketch....

Just had to ink up my awesome goodies - Bottled Up & Autumn Sketches Set, plus Knit Wits Stencil - from "The Greetery" again...they are sooooo versatile and fun to play with!

Wishing you a fabulous week! ~SL~

Sunday, September 8, 2019


Hello and happy Sunday!

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #401....

Here is the Sketch...

I inked up the super cute Lots of Leaves Bundle Set from "The Stamp Market".

Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Friday, September 6, 2019


Happy TGIF!!!

Stopping by with a card for this weeks Case This Sketch #338....

Here is this weeks Retro Sketch ....

Wishing you a fabulous day and hope you'll have a wonderful weekend! ~SL~

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Howdy friends!

Here is my take on this weeks Color Throwdown #559....

Here are this weeks colors....

Hope you'll give it a try!!! Wishing you a fabulous new day! ~SL~

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Hello and happy Tuesday!

I'm playing along in this weeks Fab Friday #171 Sketch Challenge.....

 Here is the Sketch....

I decided to ink up my beautiful Cotton Comforts Set from "The Greetery". I thought it was just a perfect match with this clean & simple layout. Hope you like it too?

Wishing you a great new week. ~SL~

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Happy Sunday and hello September!

I'm playing along at the Case this Sketch #337.....

Here is the Sketch...

The Cozy Cup Set from "The Greetery" was still on my mind and on my I inked it back up.

The background was embossed. The Design Paper had these cute little stars on it and I thought it almost looks like a placemat. The sentiment is from a different set and I finished the card off with some Gingham Ribbon.

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


Happy Thursday! Stopping by with a card for the new Inspired By .... Here is this weeks  #IB289 inspiration photo and a sketch .... I was in...