Friday, December 30, 2011

Penny Black & Flower Soft Joining Forces....

I'm seriously in such a 'dork' mood. We had quite a bit of Star Wars 'this & that' at Christmas so get the title....force.... ;-) C....dork! ;-) Anyhoo....

I'm so EXCITED to be joining with the Penny Black team to combine some super CUTE stamps with some fluffy Flower Soft. The hardest part of this venture was choosing just WHICH cute Penny Black set I would use. I settled on Betsy Bluebell. She's such a little CUTEY! LOVE her! Take a peek.....

Isn't she the cutest?! The paper for this one {yeah, I know....I've kinda done it before. ;-) Can't help it. It's one of my favorite lines!} is from Jillibean Soup. This is from the Christmas line. I LOVE the colors and it works really well for spring also. I also used a bit of Poppy Red Flower Soft for the flower centers. I love the added pop Flower Soft gives to any project.

Next up on the hop.....the super talented,

Enjoy the rest of the hop! Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays! FSC43

Hey Peeps! Time for another Flower Soft challenge! This weeks challenge, to make a project geared around the holidays. Hopefully you are all having a WONDERFUL holiday! Life can get so crazy this time of year. It can be so easy to forget what it's a
ll about. I've really enjoyed having some quiet time to reflect on all of the many blessings my family has....that often comes between times of complete chaos....but maybe that's why those moments are so very special! ;-)

I've had a bit of extra time to get in a little paper crafting. I pulled out a topper from the Cute Christmas line for my card today....

Hope you all have a chance to play. This week we are playing for a pot of Polar White Flower Soft and a package of Display Globes. LOVE these globes! They are great for soooo many things! As always, link your card to this post to be included for this weeks challenge. A winner will be chosen next Wednesday so be on the lookout for an email announcing if it's you! If you are uploading your creations to SCS please use the keyword FSC43.

Check out the rest of the DT to see what they have created....

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Back again with a little something, something from Ippity. Take a peek at what I created for today.....

This little bee is so stinkin' cute! I used some Jillibean Soup and more of what is becoming my FAVORITE ribbon ever! {from American Crafts}.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm off. Time for a little Christmas shopping....hoping to finish. How nice would that be! We are supposed to get snow Friday. I am NO good at driving in snow so it would be wonderful not to have anywhere to go!

Hope you all have a great day! I will post you soon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Think Snow

Are you thinking snow? It's that time of year and here in the Indianapolis area we are still waiting for substantial snowfall. For me, it just doesn't seem quite like the holidays until the ground is covered in the white stuff. This coming from a girl from the south!

This weeks Flower Soft challenge is to 'Think Snow'. We are all creating a little something with that in mind. I pulled out a little Polar White and one of my FAVORITE toppers, Window Shopping, and here's what I came up with.....

I love this image. I opted for a simple layout to really let the topper 'pop'. Here's a close up with the layers....

One of my favorite things about this kit is that the pieces are all die cut. I love that I don't have to cut each piece out. It makes for an easy assembly.

Be sure and check out the entire team:

Have a good one! :-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CPS Tuesday

Hey Peeps! Back again with another fun CPS sketch. You can view this weeks sketch at the CPS blog and don't forget to play along and link your card! :-) This weeks sketch is sponsored by Lawn Fawn. I got to play with the cutest set! It's called Sew Lovely. Take a peek....

Here are the supply deets:

Stamp: Lawn Fawn {Sew Lovely}
Patterned Paper & Button: Crate Paper
Thread: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts

Hope you all get the chance to play and thanks for stopping by! :-) Post you soon!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hugs & Kitties {CPS 246}

Hey Peeps! Time for another AMAZING sketch from the fantabulous Tami Mayberry! You can view this weeks CPS sketch at the sure to link your creations there as well! I pulled out some Unity for my take on this weeks sketch. Take a peek....

Love this one! The stamp kit is one of my favs. The card deets are as follows:

Hugs & Kitties - Unity Stamp Co.
Generations Patterned Paper - Simple Stories
Button - Epiphany Crafts button maker
Ribbon - PTI

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful one! :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CPS 245

Hey Peeps! Back again with my take on this weeks CPS sketch. Take a peek....

I just picked up Jillibean Soup's, Christmas Eve Chowder & decided to use it for this one....including the page with the die-cuts. This page always gets neglected by me. I'm usually stamping something but LOVED the die-cuts so much I couldn't resist. :-) Yay, nothing wasted!
Hope you get the chance to play this week. :-) Post you soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FSC40 - Winter Blues

Time for another Flower Soft challenge. :-) This weeks challenge was perfect for me. It's been cold, and RAINY for the last few days! Snow....I would be excited for snow! I'm not such a fan of cold and rain though. BUT, it made for choosing something from the Flower Soft {aka: Kay Sue Designs} line EPLS {easy peasy, lemon squeezy}! Take a peek....

I'm smiling with this one! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Mabel Lucie Attwell images! {releasing Dec 6 in the UK and at CHA in the US}. This one comes from one of the upcoming card kits that has die-cut images for you to punch and layer. I used Jillibean Soup {Christmas Eve Chowder} for the patterned paper which worked perfectly with the image. A little Spellbinder die for the backing to the image. This weeks sketch from CPS was also a bit of inspiration....and, viola!

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team has come up with:

HHave a good one!

Monday, November 14, 2011

You Melt My Heart

Ever have one of those craft moments when you feel like there are tooooo many cute things and you don't know where to start? I am right there! It's definitely a creative place to be though and I place a rather enjoy. I love new stamps and can't wait to get them inky. Today I am sharing an EPLS card that I made using one of the cuties from Unity Stamp Co. Take a peek....

I LOVE this little guy. He's so cute. I colored him with Copics....something I need to pull out much more to play with. Why can't there be more hours in the day! :-)

Hope you are all having a great day! I will post you soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New, New, New! Coming Soon!

I get so excited when I see new products. Don't you love CHA? Even if you aren't able to be there all the pictures that surface on the many blogs of all that is new and soon to be in our hot little hands. It's so exciting and like Christmas!

While hanging out at the Flower Soft offices the other day I spied the CUTEST new product that will soon be I carefully tucked it in my purse and snuck out the back...and....

lol....NOT REALLY! Sue and Mark both know I have this and it is with their blessing I share it with you. It did sound sneaky though, didn't it? ;-) I'm actually about as sneaky as a mack truck so just smile and nod.

So, here we go. The new, EXCITING, product! Aah! It's soooo super cute! Take a peek at one of the new card kits that Flower Soft will soon be releasing........

How cute is this! Ok....first this kit is NOT available yet....but will be soooo soon! If you are in the UK you may pick one up for yourself on December 6 via the Create and Craft show....just a bit envious of my friends on the other side of the pond..... ;-) For all of us in the US, these cuties will be releasing at CHA and so we should be able to purchase them in February.

This is such an amazing kit. Included are the makings for 8 cards...including envelopes...AND pop up dots! ....LOTS of pop up dots! I tried to get it all in the picture above. I'm not sure if you can see all of it.

Each sheet is uncoated so that you can add your own ink and coloring, just like all the toppers and paper kits from Flower Soft.

The images....wowzers! How stinkin' cute are they! These are images that were created by the late artist Mabel Lucie Attwell. I LOVE how whimsical the images are and the coloring is perfect!

Each sheet of this kit shows you exactly where to score and cut your card stock if you are opting for a truly EPLS {easy peasy lemon squeezy} card and an additional image to allow you to cut out and 'pop up' for more dimension.

The card on the left is what you will create by following the guides and popping up with the additional image on one sheet. Of course, you know me....yup, a true lover of all things EPLS and CAS but also never one to stick to the rules. I took one of the other sheets and created this one....

Here's another one. With the basic card I simple scored and viola.....

I love that with this kit you have a ready to set of blank notecards. Something that is perfect in a pinch. But I REALLY love the ability to make it a bit more.....

There are a few more kits that I have seen already and they are all adorable. I can't wait to share more with you and REALLY am looking forward to the release of this one!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Such Ippity Cute-ness

Oh my heck! Can I tell you how much I fell in love with this image when I saw it!?! LOVE it!!!!! Ok, I guess I should start by saying that this is an Ippity kit and that it's one of the CUTEST kits ever! Now I'll stop gushing for a second to show you the card....... ;-)

How cute is he!?! I really LOVE this one. This is one of those that you get in your hot little hands and you just have to make SOMETHING, ANYTHING, but RIGHT NOW! I love kits like that. :-) My eleven year old said, 'no truer words have been said', in regards to the sentiment. He's an interesting child. ;-) I added a bit of Ultra Fine Flower Soft to his little Santa hat. Anyhoo, that's all I have for you today. I will post you soon!

Have a good one!

Supplies used:

Stamp kit: Ippity

Patterned Paper: Authentique

Card Stock & Ribbon: PTI

Flower Soft {Ultra Fine White}

I was so excited to be working with the new Flower Soft downloads. I truly love digital images. One of the things I love is that they do not take space on my already over flowing desk! The BEST thing about them is the quick, ready made image. I love that you just open, print, and add to your project. I put together a quick little card for todays post using the Lily download and used my Spellbinders dies to 'punch' the image out. Take a peek....

That's it for me. Hope you all have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Supplies used:
Katy Sue Designs {aka: Flower Soft} Lily digital download
Spellbinders Nestibilities
Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper
Papertrey Ink card stock and ribbon

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You're The Light

There have been so many changes around here. Things have been somewhat crazy. I know that I haven't been a blogger to count on for quite a while but if you knew all the deets you would totally understand. This week feels huge to me....this is blog post number two for the week! Woohoo! ;-) Remember when it was number two for the day? Wowzers. ;-)

I'm here today to share a bit of Unity. You know I LOVE my Unity! This weeks card is one of my favorites yet. One reason is the clean simplicity of the design and the other is, of course, the CUTE image and sentiment! Take a peek.....

How many ways do I love this stamp! You can find more at the Unity store.....sooooo much more CUTEness! Oh my heck, I used my copics! I actually had to refill one of them. It had dried out from neglect. That is shameful, don't you think?!?

I'm off for now. I will post you all soon. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Party 'Animal'

Hey Peeps! It's time for a Flower Soft challenge. This weeks challenge is 'Let's Talk Turkey'....or any other animal you choose. ;-) What a perfect time to bring out my Winebuffs Papercraft Kit. How's this party 'animal'.....

I love the images within this line and LOVE that the images are all done for me in the paper kit! With a bit of patterned paper as well! This card took all of about 10 minutes start to finish. It's seriously one of the EPLS {easy peasy lemon squeezy} cards out there! I added a touch of ink to the edges and some ribbon and that was it. Ready made celebration card. :-)

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team has in store for you and if you are playing along be sure and upload your creations to SCS using the keyword FSC39.

Have a good one!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

All That Glitters

Well, I'm the last stop on the 'All That Glitters' Flower Soft blog hop. If you've made it here, followed the entire hop, and left a comment on each blog then you should have 11 entries in the Flower Soft Diamond Range give away. {That's three pots: Ruby, Emerald, and Silver!}

I had fun playing with this challenge. For this one I used the Floral Sentiments stamp set from Flower Soft and decided to keep it 'CAS'. I created a 'bow' using my Ruby Flower Soft. Take a peek....

The day got away from me so I had to use my light tent for this one. Such a drag because it makes it really hard to see how the Flower Soft shines. :-( Here's a closer pic....

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff! I made the ribbon with double sided glue tape and added a little gem to the center to set it off.

Best of luck to all of you in the drawing! You have until October 29. The winner will be chosen and announced on October 31.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flower Soft Challenge

It's time for a Flower Soft challenge. You can find all of the deets at the Flower Soft blog. This weeks challenge is to create a card using black and orange. LOVE it! I love making anything for Halloween so this is one of my favorite challenges! Here's my card....

The paper for this one is from Authentique and I used one of my FAVORITE Unity Itty Bitty's. How stinkin' cute is that stamp! The Flower Soft was my favorite touch. I used Bright Orange {original Flower Soft} and Ultra Fine Black for this one.

Hope you get a chance to play with this one and if you do remember to upload your creations to SCS using the keyword FSC38.

Have a good one!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ten Minute Card

So every now and then you just need that quick know, a little something to send out quickly. I am so VERY in LOVE with the Unity set Time for Wine. This is one of MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE sets! It just arrived so I put aside everything else I was working with and put together a little something, something for today. Don't you love when you get a set like that...everything else has to wait....LOVE sets like that! Here's my EPLS card......


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Boo 2 U!

Happy Thursday! :) It's time for hip HOP! I'm so excited to be back with the hop this week. Lots of fun things happening here and at such a wonderful time! :) {More to come.}

This week I used the new Halloween release from Unity Stamp Co. If you are a regular blog reader here you know that I am kind of a freak for Halloween. I've already started working on decorating and was happy to take a moment from making my home look a bit 'haunted' to create a card to send to someone for my second favorite holiday. ;) Here's what I came up with.....

I love, LOVE, love those little bats! They are so super cute! I stamped mine to create a little border to go across the card. You can see the rest of this at the Unity site...along with soooo many CUTE goodies! :)

Thanks for stopping by! I will post you soon with a little of this {and a whole lot of Halloween ideas!}

Have a good one!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Wonders of A Sketch

I love sketches! It's amazing how in a moment of creative juices, nothing working....a sketch can create a little magic. This weeks CPS sketch is another dynamo. It's a simple little something that is the perfect starting point. Here's my take on this weeks sketch....

Supplies used:

Stamp: Blossom Soup {Jillibean Soup}

Patterened Paper: 100 Days of Summer {Simple Stories}

Card Stock: Kraft, White {PTI}

Ribbon {PTI}



Be sure and link your samples to the CPS blog. Look forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hey Peeps!

Time for another sweet little something something from Unity! This week I pulled out one of my favorite itty bitty's along with the super cute and EPLS {easy peasy lemon squeezy} sketches from CPS. Take a peek......

Love this little birdie. This is from the Itty Bitty kit Happy Chick Birthday. I masked part of the image and then cut out one of the words from the sentiment to fit this sketch. I love having the ability to take any stamp and create something a little different this way. More bang for my buck.... ;) get it. ;) Sorry....think I'm a little delirious at the moment of posting this one. It's been one crazy week here. Lacrosse camp for my older two boys which has meant a lot of back and forth driving and super early mornings....I am a mom in need of sleep!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Unity Thursday

Hey Peeps! Back for a bit more from Unity. This week I needed a girly birthday card so I am combining a fantabulous sketch from CPS and one of my favorite Unity sets, Party Hat Wishes to create this......

Now it's time to head over to Jimmi's blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)