Thursday, May 25, 2023


Happy Thursday!

We are having a very pretty Inspired By Challenge for you....

Here is the #IB239 inspiration photo along with a sketch for you to try...



My inspiration came from the colors - Lilac, Green, White and Black.

I've been dying to make a black card stock based card...and this challenge was just perfect to execute my thought. I grabbed the fabulous Beautiful Day Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew. My layered Black CS was embossed with a retired PTI Cover Plate. Next, I stamped the main images onto the Black CS and embossed them with White EP. To add more interested I splashed White Ink on the CS and added the color stamped images in the center. At last I added the sentiment and added Silver Pearls.

Now it's your turn! Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG to read about all the details and of course to check out all of the teams creations! Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Hello again! I'm back with a second card for the day....

This card is for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #TTTC209....hosted by Jeanie.

Here is the #TTTC209 board...

I chose the center diagonal row - TEXTURE, FREE AND STRIPES/OR PLAID.

For my "texture" I used a SU - Embossing Folder. The "plaid" is some DP. My "free" pick I used the amazing Spellbinder - Magnolia Blooms Etched Dies. The center was ink blended. 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.

Now it's your turn! Please stop by the TTTC BLOG for all the details and of course you don't want to miss all the inspiring cards the team has made!!!

Thank you for stopping by...wishing you a blessed day/week! ~SL~


Happy Thursday!

Today is a happy, shiny day! 

We have a new Inspired By Challenge - #IB238 ready for you....

Here is the #IB238 inspiration photo along with a fun sketch for you to try...



My inspiration came from the colors.

I bought the beautiful Never Stop Dreaming Project Kit from Altenew last year and decided to finalllllly ink it up! Not sure what took me so long..., but today is the day..LOL!!! I'm loving all this bright yellow with this set. I simply blended various yellow colors on the main image and added a stripe of yellow DP....voila! The sentiment is from the same set.

Are you ready to put some happy bright colors in your life today? Come and join us for this fun challenge! Please stop by the INSPIRED BLOG for all the details and catch the fab cards the rest of the team has made!

Wishing you a fabulous day and I'll have another card going live this afternoon :) !!! ~SL~

Thursday, May 11, 2023


Happy Thursday!

Yeeeeesssss, I finally have a card again 💝!!! Today, I'm back with a card for the Inspired By Challenge

Here is the fun #IB237 - BREAKFAST inspiration photo and a sketch to try....

My card was inspired by the "breakfast" theme.

For this card I decided to pull out the super cute Hearts at Home: Toaster Die from The Greetery, along with the Hearts at Home Sentiments Stamp Set. The background was blended with the Knit Wits Stencil. The "Toaster" was placed on the Cozy Cup Coaster Die.

Hope you'll have a chance to play along? Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details. Thank you for stopping by....wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Thursday, May 4, 2023



Hi crafty friends! Sorry,  I have been much happening....we had Rebecca's College Graduation, Miriam's Senior Prom and more of Miriam's Scholarship Award Ceremonies going on. We are so proud of our girls for all of their accomplishments and all that celebration has not left much time for crafting! 

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to make a card this week again, but I wanted to keep you posted on our new #IB236 inspiration photo and sketch....

Please stop by the Inspired By Challenge Blog for all the details! Wishing you a wonderful week. ~SL~


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