Hello, my crafty friends! Can you believe we’ve busted through the first week of June?! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

I created a ‘new house’ card. I paired an awesome forest village die with a very cool stamp set and label die to complete the look. I began by creating a card base from thick white cardstock along with front and inside panels layered on green cardstock.


I’m SO smitten with this die – it cuts beautifully! It was super easy to create a gorgeous white on white card with just a pop of color. I cut a ‘stencil’ from thick cardstock, placed it on the front panel, and used it to color in the rooftops and trees. I then adhered the die cut in place so the colors showed through the appropriate areas. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and cut it with a label die, then adhered it toward the bottom with foam tape.


I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment in two colors of green ink on the layered panel.


Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Old Olive cardstock
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping Little Phrases and Big Congrats stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink; Spectrum Noir- CG2, DG2, LY1, TB3, PP6, OR2
Dies/Punches: Poppy Stamps Forest Village die, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,



Hello again, crafty peeps! I’m back with my fifth and final card that I’m sharing in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop. This has been a fantastic experience and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them! As mentioned, all five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!


This is a corner fold card – another fun fold which I dearly LOVE! This image is one of my favorites on the Retro Cuties Collage Sheet and I layered her on gold cardstock, then on red, and then again on the gold. This really makes the image pop. I layered some paper lace (hand-cut from a scrap) on red cardstock across the bottom, which I adorned with tiny dots of Crystal Drops after stamping a birthday sentiment.


I layered the inside panel on red cardstock and then again on the gold, and stamped a birthday sentiment.


And one final peek. I sure do love this fold – and I love how turned out! What a beautiful image!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Fiddlesticks designer paper scrap
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Stampin’ Up Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

This is it for my Gecko Galz blog hop projects and I thank you for hanging in there with me today! I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop – and be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And hopefully you’re scooping up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,



Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you all and I hope you’ll be able to get some crafting in this weekend! I’m excited to share my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #96 – Girlz Rule! Our amazing sponsors this month are Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations, and we hope you’ll play with us!

I chose the gorgeous ‘Life Is A Circus’ image from Little Blue Button image for my girly card. I couldn’t decide whether to concentrate on birthday, engagement, anniversary or milestone, so I left it open!


I’m in love with these papers and couldn’t wait to use them with this gorgeous image. I added some paper flowers that I inked, a lace doily and some red Glittered Gumdrops.


I also added some velvet ribbon and white metallic thread. I used TH Label Letters for the sentiment on the front. I’m really loving how this turned out!


I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front and then stamped the sentiment in black and red to coordinate with the overall color scheme.


I’d love to enter this girly card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (black, bow)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #135 – Anything Goes with optional Inspired by a Song (no option)
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #225 – Layer It Up
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes (no option)
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps ‘Life Is A Circus’ digital image, SU Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, TN1, TN3, TN4, GB8, GB10; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU Real Red ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose Lace Edge die
Accessories: SU Lace Doily, YNS red Glittered Gumdrops, RRR white Metallic String, Recollections paper flowers, TH Idea-ology Label Letters

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider crafting something girly to enter in our challenge this month! Be sure to check out all the fun digis and fun crafty goodies at Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,