Thursday, March 28, 2013

Glitz Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Glitz Blog Hop, be sure to stop by each ladies blog and leave a comment; Glitz is giving away the Uncharted Waters collection to one random winner.  Also, on my blog I am giving away a Glitz Stamp set, lots of stickers, journaling cards, and epoxy stickers(picture below, with more goodies added). Leave a comment and a way to get in touch with you on my blog and I will select one random winner.  You have until March 31, Sunday night at 8:00 PM EST to enter. You should have come from Rommel's Blog and your next stop is the Glitz Blog. I have used the collection Love You Madly, this collection is one of my favorites!  I have also played along with The Shabby Tea Room, it is a sketch and photo this week.  Hope you have a wonderful day and a blessed Easter weekend...enjoy!

The Shabby Tea Room: sketch and photo/#159

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly, 
Glitz Stickers: Love You Madly
Glitz Paper Garland: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Love You Madly
Glitz Tape: Hello Friend/Coral Polka 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO286-Thanks

Good morning, it is round or square week at Mojo Monday and you know I adore those sweet little circle cards!  I like using the Spellbinders Blossom Nesties for the base.  I also played along with Dynamic Duos color challenge....sweet colors!  The sentiment is from the Verve set Words Cannot Express and it is on sale...woohoo!  I added a sweet heart using the A Cut Above by Verve Wavy Heart Die, luv the shape.  I glittered it up and added a bow and burlap, totally cute!  I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, I am preparing for our Dinner Theater that our church will be performing this Thursday and Friday...enjoy!

Dynamic Duo: colors/DD#45
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO286

Sunday, March 24, 2013


This is my final post as part of the Winter SCS CAS Team, it has been a quick journey.  I want to go out with a little bang, making my card bold and vibrant....*grin* I have used washi tape, totally luv using tape, it is so cool.  This weeks challenge is to use only line stamps, the sweet hearts I used are from the Verve stamps set Borderline and the "enjoy" sentiment is from the set Surely Goodness.  My card is also a one layer card, not sure if I have ever done that  A whole lot of color and fun, I am so ready for spring, never mind the fact we got several inches of snow  I hope you have a great evening...enjoy!

Moxie Fab: washi tape
SCS CAS Challenge: line stamps/CAS213

Friday, March 22, 2013

Glitz-Stuck On You

Hello glitz girls, we are showcasing stickers this week...stuck on you!  I adore the glitz stickers, heavy quality paper and very sticky.  I like to use pop dots under them to give depth.

I have used the Uncharted Waters sticker for this one and of course the Teeny Alphas, I know you have heard this before, but I cannot tell you how much I adore these! I added a paper layer under the sticker and heart; this is a gorgeous piece of musical paper.  I also used, lace, seam binding, and a few little extras to give my card personality.  The Giant Rhinestone brings it all together!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Stickers: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Paper Layers: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Love You Madly/Gray
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Uncharted Waters

For my next card a kept it a little on the softer side, I adore this paper and these colors...sweet combo!

I have used the Love You Madly stickers on this one, using half of the doily sticker and left it peeking up above the ribbon.  I used pop dots to show case the main sentiment and of course the Teeny Alphas again...*grin*.  I used lace, seam binding, and bakers twine on this card; so fun and girly.  I sure hope I have inspired you to create today and use those stickers, it makes creating fun and easy!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Color Me Happy
Glitz Journaling Stickers: Love You Madly
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Uncharted Waters/Navy

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK12
Shabby Tea Room: anything goes/#158
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#92

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Verve Diva Dare - Day 10

Hello peeps, it is Teresa and I am so thrilled to be sharing my take on this months Diva Dare.  I am sure by now you know we are spotlighting divas Laurie Schmidlin from Just Give Me Stamps and Maureen Plut from Buttons and Bling.

I wanted to use a couple of creating traits from each diva and one that was similar.  I have used from Laurie's style, the warm colors and rounded corners; from Maureen's style I used bling and buttons.  I noticed that both of these divas use hearts a lot, that makes me happy..*grin*; so I went with a main heart show casing the scripture from the Verve set Surely Goodness. I have used papers from My Mind'a Eye collection Unforgettable.

I sure hope you will take the Verve Diva Dare, I look forward to seeing how you interrupt both of their styles! There are two divas left to share,tomorrow and Monday; stop back by and check out whats to come. You have until March 27 to upload your creation and to comment on each divas creation for your chance at winning! Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 28th.  

Finally, noted below are two ways you can win some shiny new Verve!  

  1. Win a $40 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our March Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form.  A winner will be chosen by random draw. To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted March 8th or later.
    • Be inspired by a Verve card or project combining Diva Maureen and Diva Laurie's style.
    • Use at least one Verve product.
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Wednesday,  March 27.
  2. Win a Verve set of your choosing! Leave a little shout-out for the Divas in the comments section as we post our answers to this month's dare weekdays through March 25th.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare

Cardablitities: sketch/#71
Stampin Royaltyinspiration photo/#168
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting/#72

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO285-With Gratitude

Good morning and welcome to a new week, with a new week comes new beginnings, new blessings, new adventures, new mercies, and more gratitude!  I am looking up and not back with a smile on my face and joy in my heart!  I am sharing today's card for the Mojo monday sketch, what a fun sketch, I kept it simple using a single flower and a simple sweet sentiment!  The sets are Verve's New Mercies and Words Cannot Express, both are on SALE! I have used kraft and mt card is a thank you card.  If you have not heard of SCS Cards For A Cause, we help an organization each month that is in need of cards.  We send all of those unused cards or you can make them especially for that months cause.  We also have an OPTIONAL challenge each month, this month it is to use kraft.  I hope you will join us for the fun, have a wonderful day...enjoy!

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD233
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO285
SCS Cards For A Cause: kraft/C4AC2

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Morning By Morning

Hi friends, I am sharing tomorrow my CAS212 from SCS, this week we are to use the poppy cake below...gorgeous!  I do not have any poppy stamps, so I went with the colors and the elegance.  I also used the Monday Lunchtime sketch, it was perfect for my card.  I wanted a contrast between the bold colors.  The sentiment is Verve and it is from the set New Mercies and it is on sale...woohoo! I am going to remember this every morning this week, "morning by morning new mercies I see." I hope you have a wonderful week...enjoy!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch: sketch/TSSC254
SCS CAS Challenge: photo/CAS212

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Enjoy Today

Hello friends, I want to share a CAS card with you as well as some other sad news; I have been quite sad this week.  We had to put our 8 year Boxer, Jesse down this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with death several times this year.  I choose the sentiment, "enjoy today" I have come to know how important it is to enjoy today, we are not guaranteed tomorrow!  We found out at the end of January Jesse had cancer, I know you cannot replace animals but for the last 16 years I have had always had a boxer; sometimes two(I totally luv this breed). I contacted a guy at the end of January to enquire if he had any, he said no and I thought no more about it.  Jesse kept getting worse and we knew the time had come, we took her Wednesday.  I was totally shocked when the guy I contacted in January contacted me Thursday to tell me he had a litter of Boxers and they where born on Wednesday, I knew we had to go look at them.  We went today and have decided on one, her name is Lexi and we will be able to bring her home on May 8.  We cannot replace sweet Jesse and even in our sadness we look forward to bringing Lexi home!

4 Craft Chicks: CAS/4CC133
Sketch Frenzy Friday: sketch/SFF031513

December 22, 2005-March 13, 2013

Distressing Step x Step

Hello Glitz peeps, I am sharing a quick and easy way to distress your cards.  I really like the personality it gives a card; the shabby, vintage look that I adore!

I use a tiny scrap piece of paper to distress and layer, if you like adding a little summin, summin this is a great way to do it.  It is a easy way to add a splash of color too.  I distress the two sides that will be shown, I distressed three sides on this one, wasn't thinking...there is no need to do that.

On the side, I tore a piece a little deeper into the card, luv this look!

Here is the distressing tool I used on this card.  I have many ways of distressing I use a file sometimes, a sanding block, and I have been known to use my fingernail

Here is the back of the card with the two tiny pieces of scraps glued down.  No need to use a whole sheet of paper, use up those scraps!

 Here is the final card with the edges distressed and the corner curled down, totally cute!

Another card showing a piece completely torn out on the corner.  On the right side of this card, I have torn the designer paper away from the back side to show even more rawness of the paper. There are lots of ways to distress, let's your imagination run wild!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Love You Madly and Uncharted Waters
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Giant Rhinestones; Love You Madly

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK11
Cute Card Thursday: anything goes
Fab & Funky: add a sentiment

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Glitz-Go Green

Hello Glitz fans, we are going green, green is my favorite color!  I was so happy to create for this weeks challenge!  I luv using the color green, but I also like using recycled items too.

I am a huge fan of the Glitz Teeny Alphas, I use them every chance I get.  I paired the teeny alphas with the large peek-a-boo ampersand to make my own sentiment. I really like the way my card turned out, lots of green...*grin*.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Color Me Happy
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Peek-A-Boo: Uncharted Waters
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Uncharted Waters Aqua Stripe

I had such fun going green, I used a Starbucks coffee sleeve to make my sweet little birthday tag.  I used lots of the color green on this one too, so cute!

I used the Uncharted Water Teeny Alphas to make the birthday sentiment.  Glitz Tape, button, lace, doily, and burlap string.
I created the back too, I could not stop creating!  I cut out a heart, added a giant rhinestone, and sweet tickets.  I hope you are inspired to create summin and use those things we throw away to get you started!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Designer Paper: Uncharted Waters
Glitz What Nots: Love You Madly
Glitz Teeny Alphas: Uncharted Waters Aqua Stripe
Glitz Tape: Cashmere Dame
Glitz Giant Rhinestones: Uncharted Waters

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cupcake Inspiration Winner

I wanted to let you all know that the winner of the Verve Stamps from my blog during the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is Nancee Purdum from A Little Crafting Time.  Your Verve Stamps will soon be on there way...enjoy!  Speaking of Verve, Julee is having a sale, check it out here.

Mojo Monday/MOJO284 Many Blessings

Good morning mojo peeps, it is Monday and we like to start the week off with a sketch, sound like a great idea, don't ya think?  I really had fun with this sketch, I uses a sweet color combo of pink, orange, and turquoise....pretty!  I have used the latest Verve set to be released, Surely Goodness.  I also used the amazing dies Banner Bundle, let's just say I luv these, do you have them?  If not, treat yourself to a set of dies you will reach for over and over again! I am getting ready for spring, we had 20" of snow this past week, so I am now ready for I hope you have a wonderful start to your week...enjoy!

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.
                                                                                 ~Billy Graham
Mojo Monday: sketch/mojo284

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Banner Thanks

I have created this for tomorrow SCS CAS challenge, it is a sketch.  I have used my beloved Verve Banner Bundles...totally luv these dies!  I have used the gorgeous paper pack from My Mind's Eye called A Mother's Love.  I also played along with this months SCS Cards For A Cause Challenge to use kraft.  If you have not heard of Cards For A Cause, we would luv for you to join us.  We send cards each month to a organization/church/person who can use cards to send to is a win, win...I luv being apart of this!  The challenge is totally optional and you do not have to play to send your cards, it is a way to get your creative juices flowing.  I hope you have a wonderful week....enjoy!

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK10
SCS CAS Challenge: sketch/cas211
SCS Cards For A Cause Challenge: use kraft/C4AC2

Just For You Tag

I have created this tag to play with my new Spellbinders 5x7 dies...I luv these! I have used the Matting basics and the gorgeous Detailed!  I have used the gorgeous tags that I have purchased from this amazing Etsy Shop; Creative Visions.  I adore her tags for making my own cards or tags, they are stunning!  Stop by and pick up some for yourself!  I have used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch, a sweet tag!  I hope you have a wonderful evening, what is left of it...boy, did this weekend go by fast....enjoy!

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD232
Deconstructed Sketch: sketch/#92
Friday MashUP: FM100 past challenge...nature FM5

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thinking Of You

Hello peeps, I am so glad it is the weekend, I have had a super busy week!  I have been in the studio creating all day, I wanted to create something to share.  I went with a quick CAS card using the awesome CAS(E) sketch.  I also wanted to use my favorite color, green; I have not been able to put green down lately.  Did you know that green is the first color mentioned in the Bible?  It is, the scripture is below.  Green is my dh's favorite color too, we agree most times when it comes to color. I like green paired with another favorite*grin*.  My inspiration for my card today came from those and pink!  Have a wonderful evening...enjoy!

Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.                                                     Genesis 1:30

CAS(E)This Sketch: sketch/CTS18
Simon Says Stamp: use green

Friday, March 8, 2013

Waltzingmouse Waltz

Be sure to click here and comment, the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge has all sorts of wonderful prizes, Verve Stamps are the giveaway on my blog.

Good morning, it is finally release day at Waltzingmouse, be sure to head over and get your new stamps here!  I have used the Folk Art Medallion set to make the collage of stamping for my card today.  I have used the blue and black color combo, I am luvin these colors together. Be sure to stop at Claire's blog first to start the waltz, the entire list is there too.  If you are following the list in order you are here from Renee's blog. Since I am the last stop on the waltz you will want to head over to Waltzingmouse Stamps to go shopping...have fun! Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs, there are prizes to be won.  You have until March 11 6:59 AM (EST) to leave comments. The winner will be posted on Claire's blog Wednesday March 13.  Have a wonderful day and even better weekend...enjoy!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Waltzingmouse Folk Art Medallion Peek

Be sure to click here and comment, the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge has all sorts of wonderful prizes, Verve Stamps are the giveaway on my blog.

It is the final day of the peeks, we will have a blog waltz tomorrow with your chance at winning Waltzingmosue Stamps.  Be sure to waltz with us tomorrow!  The stamps will be available tomorrow at the Waltzingmouse Store. Today's set is called Folk Art Medallion  so many possibilities! The blog list is below, be sure to stop by each DT members do not want to miss the peeks the DT has created...WOW!

Stamps: Folk Art Medallion(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Black Card Stock and Authentique Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Tuxedo Black(Ranger and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Seam Binding, Bakers Twine, Lace Trim, Doily, Heart Die, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Stamps: Folk Art Medallion(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Kraft Card Stock
Ink: Versamark and Archival Tuxedo Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bakers Twine, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Simon Says Stamp: a bit of green
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waltzingmouse Folk Art Labels Peek

Be sure to click here and comment, the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge has all sorts of wonderful prizes, Verve Stamps are the giveaway on my blog.

Good morning, it is time for the Waltzingmouse peeks, these stamps will be available on Friday, March 8.  I am luvin these new sets, so many possibilities, today's set is Folk Art Labels, it coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five. The blog list is below, be sure to stop by each DT members do not want to miss the peeks the DT has created...WOW!

Stamps: Folk Art Labels(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Tuxedo Black(Ranger and Basic Gray(SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Seam Binding, Button Burlap String, Pearls, Fiskars Border Punch, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Stamps: Folk Art Labels(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Tuxedo Black(Ranger) and Melon Mambo(SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Spellbinders Squares Nesties, Paper Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Pop Pom Trim, Border Punch, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Hand Stamp Sentiments: sketch/#154