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~

Thursday, November 18, 2021

INSPIRED BY - #IB196C Neighbor Tag

Hello and happy Thursday again!

Can't believe we are already more than halfway through November...this month has been a blur for sure! 

Are you guys gearing up for Thanksgiving? What's your favorite dish/dessert to make? Mine is a German Apple Cake...can't wait to make it and eat it :) !!!

Anyways, we are back with a brand new Inspired By Challenge.....

Here is this weeks inspiration photo for the - #IB196C....


     My inspiration came from the houses, trees and the colors.

I decided to dig out an older 2015 PTI - Petite Places: Holiday Lane Set along with the matching dies. The circle background was created by adding watercoloring with the Zig Kuretake Gansai colors. Next I cut out another white circle and trimmed it to create a "little mountain". For the "snow effect" I added some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. To finish the card off I added some PTI - Classic Kraft DP, the PTI - Pure Poppy Saddle Stich Ribbon and a Button.  

Please make sure to check out all the fabulous ideas the Inspired By Team has created! Looking forward to seeing your ideas! ~SL~

Thursday, November 11, 2021


Happy Thursday!

I'm back with the newest Tic Tac Toe Challenge.....

Here is the fun inspiration board - #TTTC139.....

My creation is featuring the last vertical column down - GIFT, NON-TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY COLORS AND PATTERNED PAPER.

I decided to craft a gift box for/with tags. The DP is from the PTI - Hawaiian Shores Collection. The tags are stamped with The Greetery - Speed Tagging Christmas Set along with the matching dies. The tag sentiments are from The Greetery - Tagging Christmas Sentiments Set.  I used the non-traditional holiday colors "Black and Hawaiian Shores". At last I added the twine and the hot pink crimped paper...voila.

Stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous ideas the rest of the team had....wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~


Happy Thursday!

Time for a brand new Inspired By Challenge.....

Here is the inspiration photo - #IB195C

I was inspired by the square box, the gift idea and the "Tag You're It" theme.

My box filled with various colored tags makes a wonderful little gift....they are so easy to make and who doesn't need gift tags especially for Christmas ....right? 

If you have not yet snagged the fabulous Speed Tagging Christmas Stamp along with the matching dies from The Greetery ....than you are definitely missing out! The sentiments are from .....

If you would like to craft your own tag box...just follow the instructions found HERE

Wishing you lots of fun and happy crafting! ~SL~

Thursday, November 4, 2021


Hello crafty friends!

Hope life is treating you well?  How about joining us for this weeks Inspired By Challenge - #IB194....

Here is this weeks inspiration photo - #IB194C .....

I was inspired by the rustic Christmas wreath and the red/black checker bow.

As soon as I saw the wreath image I knew I wanted to grab the ohhhhhhh so fabulous Rustic Wreath Set and the matching die from The Greetery. Next I added some extra twigs with the Rustic Wreath Twig Dies. To complete the wreath I added the smaller berry and leave images from the Winterberry Bouquet Set also from The Greetery. The banner and sentiment are from the Christmas Time Sentiments Set. What can I say...I just love everything Betsy creates :) !!! At last I added the bow and button along with some red/black checker Washi Tape.

Now it's your turn...looking forward to seeing your ideas. Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, October 28, 2021


Hello again.

I'm back with a card for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC137...

Here is the challenge board - #TTTC137 ....

I chose the first diagonal from top to bottom - SPARKLE, GREEN /OR BLUE AND TREE. 

My card is featuring The Greetery - Reflection Stamp Set. I love that you can build this scenery in no time. I added the bird image from an older retired set and I think it compliments this design perfectly. The sentiment is from The Greetery - Curio: Label Set.

Hope you will have a chance to play along with us?!? Please swing by the challenge blog to see all the beautiful ideas the rest of the team had! Wishing you a wonderful remaining day. ~SL~


Happy Thursday! 

I'm enjoying crafting Christmas is one for this weeks Inspired By - #IB193C ....

Here is the fun inspiration photo - #IB193C ...

My inspiration came from the Christmas light string, the presents, and the colors.

For my card I used the super cute newly released Ellen Hutson - All Wrapped Up Set. Isn't it just the cutest??? I simply colored it with Copic Markers and's done! 

Now it's time for you to get crafty...don't forget to check out the other inspiration photo we offer along with a sketch. Swing by the Inspired By Blog to view all the details!!! 

Wishing you a fabulous day and if you like come back at this afternoon for a new card post. ~SL~

Thursday, October 21, 2021


Hey there stampin' friends!

It's Thursday again and it means we have a new Inspired By Challenge - #IB192 for you....

I chose this fun inspiration photo......

As you can tell my inspiration came from the Halloween theme.

For this card I chose the super cute PTI - Spook Manor Mini Set along with the matching dies. The moon background was blended with various colors and below I added a Yellow CS. The sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen - Tag It Halloween.

Please don't forget to swing by the IB Blog to see all the information and the inspiration photos you can choose from plus a sketch to be inspired with!

Thank you for stopping by...wishing you a spooky fun week! ~SL~

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Hello friends I'm back with a second card!

We have a very fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC135 for you....

Here is the fun board - #TTTC135 ....

I chose the bottom left diagonal column - BLACK, ORANGE AND PURPLE.

I also grabbed the Freshly Made Sketches #506 for my design....

My card is featuring the super cute Ellen Hutson - Halloween Boo-quet Set along with the matching dies. The images were colored with various Copic Markers.  I decided to stamp/decorated the inside of my card using some more images from this fun set. Next I added some color matching DP for the stripes and the inside of the card..voila! 

Looking forward to seeing your ideas....have fun crafting :) !!! ~SL~


Howdy stampin' friends!

Thursday has snuck up on us again and it's time for a new Inspired By Challenge - #IB191 ...

My card was inspired by the Bear print, the Blue Scarf, the Christmas theme plus this weeks Sketch.

When I saw this fun bear print I had to pull our the super cute SU - Penguin Playmates DP (from the "Sale-a-bration" Brochure 2021) along with the blue striped DP from the same collection. I simply cut one of the bigger bears out and supported it with some CS in the back, since the DP is very thin. Next I blended some SU - Soft Sky Ink onto the Circled CS and stamped the Stars (or are the Snowflakes?) from the SU - Penguin Place Set. The bear was centered and I added the fun sentiment from the same stamp set. At last I added the SU - Silver Plateada Ribbon and the tiny Silver Pearls...voila!

Hope you will have a chance to get crafty with us? Please don't forget to swing by the Inspired By Blog to see all the details on how to play along and of course to view the rest of the design teams creations! 

Thank you so much for stopping by...wishing you a fab day! I'll be back at 1:00 PM EST with a new card! See you then :) ~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...