Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Change the World...

Happy Tuesday!

Do you love this sentiment? I found it on Cricut Design Space and decided to use it on a card. I selected blue and green heat transfer glitter vinyl and before you know it I had a card made.

The flowers on the side are an off cut of a card you will see tomorrow. I love a two for one project!

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Monday, April 12, 2021

I Miss Your Face

Happy Monday!

Let's start the week with a really bright and vibrant card. 

I want to showcase this stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. It is called Stained Glass and it is just tailor made for rainbows. Don't you think? This stencil is just one of many from the April release which you can see right here.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Chick

Happy  Sunday!

I only have one daughter and she is so special to me. She was a precocious child, or should I say challenging?? But as a grown woman with a husband and two boys, she is my best friend. I could not ask for a more faithful daughter and friend and I thank God for her daily.

So today is her birthday and I am celebrating her!

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with more.

Susie

Saturday, April 10, 2021

You Brightened my Day

Happy Saturday!

I can't tell you how many times someone has brightened MY day with a kind word or deed. And sometimes even a card in the mail. Those are priceless gifts!

So this card will go in the mail this week to brighten someone's day in return.

My little bunnies are from the Hop into Spring stamp set by Reverse Confetti. It came out as an Easter set, but it has plenty of other uses too. I think the YOU is an older Gina K. Designs die and the small sentiment is from My Favorite Things Stamps.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie


Friday, April 9, 2021

So Very Proud of You

Happy Friday!

Here we are at the end of another work week! Hooray for those of you looking forward to some relaxation, crafting and family time!

My card today is very simple, but I think it packs a punch.

The star of this show is the Split Fern stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. This is only my very first idea on using this stencil. I have so many more!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, April 8, 2021

I Dream in Salt Water

 

Happy Thursday!

In just a week, we will be releasing our April products at Picket Fence Studios. So just for fun over the next week, I'll be sharing projects using our March release products. This is one of my favorites. 

I will go ahead and link the products that I used below. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #637 - Hang in There, Friend


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #637. The lovely colors for this week are kraft, green, yellow, and pink:


I colored a new to me digital stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios. She has some gorgeous artwork and I couldn't resist this stamp! Her physical stamps are sold at MFT Stamps.

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #11 - Happy Anniversary

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are doing a sketch challenge and this is the inspiration photo:


Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, April 5, 2021

It's Not About Where You're Going...

 

Happy Monday!

Sometimes I feel like just busting out the really bright and happy inks, so that's what I did today. 

I used a brand new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with Distress Oxides. Three bright colors did the trick! My sentiment is from Stamplorations and then I added a few sequins to finish my design.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021

With Love at Easter

Happy Saturday!

I finished up all of my Easter cards so I have this one plus one more to share. I used products from The Greetery and I couldn't be happier with how beautifully their products coordinate month to month.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, April 2, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #15 - Happy Easter

 

Happy Friday!

Today I am joining in the fun at the Color Hues blog for their newest challenge which is to use pink and green. What a perfect combination for spring!!

My stamps and dies are from The Greetery which is one of my absolute favorite companies!

Be sure to check out this challenge and play along if you can! It's a wonderful new challenge which you will love. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, April 1, 2021

To Create One's Own World Takes Courage

Happy Thursday!

It's time for the new release at A Colorful Life Designs. April's release is a super fun one with wonderful new and unique stencils.

Be sure to take a look at these newest stencils. You can take a peek right here.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #636 - Hoppy Spring

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #636. I love the soft pink, bright pink and cream together!


The images I used are from Reverse Confetti. I have a few more Easter cards to make...so you may see me use this set again!

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #10 - Happy Easter

 

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are doing a color challenge and this is the inspiration photo:

I used stamps and dies from The Greetery to make my card. I had so much fun making this bunny wreath that I made a bunch more in various color combinations right afterward. So now my Easter cards are all done. 

Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, March 29, 2021

Hello

 

Happy Monday!

Don't mind me! I am just obsessed with another add on to the Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System! In the most recent addition there are four small rectangle dies in graduating sizes. I used the thinnest one to cut seven ink blended rectangles as a base for my sentiment. That sentiment is also brand new! And who doesn't love a large hello die?

First I ink blended a card panel with four soft warm Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped the birds from the Birds in Flight stamp set and then cut the panel to fit behind my die cut circle. My finishing touches were the sequins and the black mat which really brings it all together.

I have listed the products I used below in case you would like to take a closer look. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow. 
 
And don't forget about the huge sale going on too!

Susie
 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

You are the Best

 

Happy Sunday!

Just a very fast post to tell you that YOU are the best. And don't forget it!!

Susie

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Big Hugs

 

Happy Saturday!

How about some big hugs in gold foil paper on top of some cut little stenciled hexagons.

My die is from Neat and Tangled, but is now retired.  But the stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs and you can see it right here. I am on a "bee" kick right now, so anything that looks like a honeycomb is on my radar!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, March 26, 2021

Altenew March Monthly Inspiration Challenge - Sending Love and Hugs

Happy Friday!

Today I am sending my card over to thAltenew March Inspiration Challenge.

Here is our beautiful inspiration challenge board for the month:
 

This is a great monthly challenge - play along if you can...there are prizes to be won! You can see all the products I used (and so much more) by visiting the Altenew site.

See you tomorrow!
 
Susie

Thursday, March 25, 2021

I Love You

Happy Thursday!

What card could be more fitting for our twenty-third wedding anniversary? My husband and I have been together 30 years and I have to say that we have loved each other through the good, the bad and the scary. As for me...I've never been happier.

So there you go! True love.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #635 - Thanks


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #635. I get to host this week and I chose a bright springtime palette. Pink, yellow, purple and aqua are this week's challenge colors.  



I made my card with the new Altenew Hill Blossoms stencil. It is sold out right at the moment, but it is super sweet and dainty. I love that it can be colored in so many ways!

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #9 - Congrats

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are offering a theme challenge which is to make a masculine card. 

 

This is the hardest challenge for me because I rarely buy stamps to make masculine cards and I hardly even think about making them. But I soldiered through! I've linked the products below that I used to make my card today.

Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, March 22, 2021

My Easter Porch Decor

 

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend I finished up my porch decor for Easter. It seems so quick after St. Patrick's day, so I will probably leave this up for all of April.

I already know my next theme and it can stay up through June. Yay! Two months!! I have the best time making this decor and knowing next year it will be ready to go without any effort at all! I keep each season's theme in a separate bin so as I finish up each season, the next one will be ready. At least that's my plan for now.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #14 - Hanging with my Peeps

Happy Sunday!

Today I am joining in the fun at the Color Hues blog for their newest challenge which is to use black and white. This combination is just one of my favorites!


I die cut my bunnies and sentiment from iron on vinyl and fell in love with the simplicity of this card! I am on my way to getting my Easter cards done now!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Hello Little One


Happy Saturday!

I am rarely in need of a new baby card...but I like to have a few on hand just in case!

To make this card I used stencils from A Colorful Life Designs. Those little dots are from a small stencil that is perfect for accenting an area This time I quickly stenciled them onto some scraps of white and die cut the letters. So easy!

The background is also a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. I've gone ahead and linked the products I used below for you.

Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Cheers - You Made it Look So Easy


Happy Friday!

Do you know someone like this gal? She makes everything look so easy. Such a great quality to have, but we all know she deserves lots of admiration, because she worked hard and it wasn't easy! I know plenty of women like this and I give them their props for certain.

My products today are all from Picket Fence Studios and I've linked them below in case you would like to take a look or do some retail therapy.

Big hugs and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Hello There

Happy Thursday!

Are you ready for some cuteness overload? This bunny does the trick!

I used the new Cottontail Wishes stamp and die combo from Taylored Expressions for my image. I just love this bunny! He is sitting among such bright flowers and the entire thing just makes me happy!

Have a beautiful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #634 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #634. What could be more fitting than dark green, light green, gold and white? Amy Rohl is our hostess this week and she has shared this bright and beautiful inspiration photo with us:

My flowers are made from a retired Taylored Expressions die set that a friend sent to me. Simple and easy! The gold background dots are from a Spellbinders Glimmer Plate that I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. Sometimes it's fun to use what is on your desk at the moment!

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Stay Wild Ocean Child

Happy Tuesday!

I just can't get enough of the brand new March Picket Fence Studios release! I mean, who can resist the lure of the ocean right now? Not me!

I am going to link below the products I used to make my card. Once you click on one and are on the PFS website, you are going to be amazed at all the new goodness!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #8 - My Heart Zooms for You

Happy Monday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are offering a color challenge. 


I used an older stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Let's Connect and did some very easy color blocking with my Copic markers. Each block was colored with only one marker, so that couldn't have been easier!

Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie