Thursday, January 26, 2023


Happy Thursday! 

Today we have a fun & bright Inspired By Challenge for you!

Here is this weeks #IB222 inspiration photo and/or a sketch for you to try...

My card was inspired by the colors, the chevron and the pitcher/vase.

When I saw the inspiration photo I know I wanted to use my Chevron Stencil I bought a few years ago. The tulip image is from the Flourishes -Tulips for Friends Set (retired). I colored the flowers with various Copic Markers and then fuzzy cut the image. The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th - Harvest Wreath Set. At last I added some Silver Pearls around the sentiment.

Hope we have inspired you to play along?!?  Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to check out the entire team and this weeks entries!!! Looking forward to see your ideas! ~SL~

Thursday, January 19, 2023


Happy Day!

Hope you are as excited as I am for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to be back?!? I guess I'm a bit more excited, since I'm hosting this weeks #TTTC193 Challenge.....

Here is the #TTTC193 inspiration board for you to play with....

I chose the top column across -  WHITE CARDSTOCK, FLOWERS AND PEARLS.

For my card I used the amazing Spellbinder - Magnolia Blooms Etched Dies. I decided to ink blend the center of the flowers. The Gold Foil CS is from Taylor Expressions. At last, I finished my card off with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil - Yana's Sentiment and some Pearls...voila.

Hope you will give the board a try?!? Please stop by the TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE BLOG to view the entire teams creations and on how to play along! Happy crafting! ~SL~


Happy Thursday!

Guess what....its POPCORN DAY! We have the perfect new Inspired By Challenge - #IB221 waiting for you to celebrate this joyous day!!!! 

Here is this weeks #IB221 inspiration photo along with a sketch you can try as well...


My inspiration came from the popcorn, the treat box and the colors.

I found these cute treat boxes a Target and figured they would be perfect for this weeks inspiration. I filled them with popcorn and started to decorate them with a SU - Heart Die and some left over Design Paper. The tags are so easy to make with the Tear Strip Tags Set and the matching Tear Strip Tags Dies from The Greetery

Hope you have a change to join us this week for this fun challenge?!? All the details and all the fabulous crafting ideas can be found on the INSPIRED BY BLOG! Wishing you a wonderful day and happy crafting! ~SL~

Thursday, January 12, 2023


Hello and happy Thursday!

I'm stopping in with a card for the Inspired By Challenge - #IB220.......

Here is this weeks #IB220 inspiration photo along with a sketch....

My card was inspired by the brown colors.

I recently bought the super cute PTI - Happy Hearts Stencil Set knowing that I was able to pull of any kind of two tone ideas. It definitely came in handy for this challenge! I simply matched it up with the Happy Heart Bundle - Concord & 9th. Clean and simple...I like it!

As always I hope you have a chance to play along?!? Stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to view all the details and don't forget to check out all the teams entries as well! Wishing you a fabulous crafty week! ~SL~

Thursday, January 5, 2023



Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Season and a great start into 2023?!?

Ours was peaceful and relaxing...loved every minute I was able to spent with my family. Now, I'm ready for a routine and I'm excited to be crafting again.

Today, I'm showing off a card for this weeks Inspired By Challenge - #IB219 Whip Cream Day...

Here is the #IB219 photo along with a sketch for you to be inspired by....

My card is featuring an older image from Flourishes....this was actually the only image I have, that had some "whip cream" on it. Looks delicious...some Hot Peppermint Cocoa....yum!!! This card came together super quick...I added some scoring on the top and bottom, next some left over DP pieces and the main image with the the Silver Pearls...voila! 

Hope you will have a chance to play along...please visit the INSPIRED BY BLOG to see all the team cards! Wishing you a fabulous day and have fun crafting! ~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...