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Today my husband and I celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary :-)



This is the card I made him this morning, as always I work better under pressure LOL!

2014 Card 133 - PS Sweet Hearts anniversary card


I was going through my stamp stash last night pulling out all of my Fall & Halloween stamps and came across this Paper Smooches Sweet Hearts stamp set.  Since it hadn’t been used, I thought it would be a good set to use on Mike’s card.  Sorry it’s a little blurry…think I need to clean my phone lens!


I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches~

TMS #267


Time to go get ready to celebrate!




Stamps: Paper Smooches Sweet Hearts

Ink: SU Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: PTI Stampers Select White, Copic Xpress It

PP: Basic Grey True Love

Birthday Cupcake

Good morning!


I ended up creating a 2nd card last night. This one is for the House Mouse Paper Piecing challenge (HMFMC178) and the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge.


2014 Card 132 - House Mouse Birthday Cupcake


This stamp was laying on top of my “A & B” box of stamps and good for paper piecing. I used Authentique’s Wishes paper pad on the candles and the cupcake wrapper.  I rotated the sketch to fit my image better.  I think overall it turned out pretty cute!


Here is the sketch~



Thanks for visiting today!




Stamps: House Mouse Birthday Cupcake

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: PTI Stamper Select White (base)

PP: Authentique Wishes

Other: copics, Basic Grey candy dots

Taylored Expressions Sketch Selfie Share Challenge

Happy Birthday to Taylored Expressions!! They are celebrating 6 awesome years!!


There is a fun sketch selfie share challenge and I knew I had to participate :-)

TE Selfie SketchChallenge

The challenge ends at 11:59 PM PST if you want to enter!


Here is my selfie with my card using Graphic Greetings: Christmas~

Kristie TE Selfie Sketch Challenge


Here’s a better picture of just the card…I think I may be getting the hang of heat embossing after doing this sentiment 4 times to get this one LOL!

2014 Card 131 - TE Graphic Greetings Christmas


I really love how this turned out! The papers are Studio Calico Magical and I used flowers & an eyelet from my stash to embellish the card.


Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Taylored Expressions Graphic Greetings: Christmas

Ink: MFT Sweet Tooth pigment ink

CS: PTI Stampers Select White (base), SU Basic Black

PP: Studio Calico Magical

Other: SU heat gun, SU embossing buddy, Prima flowers, eyelet from stash, SU white embossing powder

Season’s Greetings for Mojo Monday

It’s September 7th and I finally made my first card for the month!


This is a last minute entry for Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge. I saw it earlier and wanted to use some new paper I bought yesterday. It’s Jack Frost by American Crafts.  I went to A.C. Moore yesterday and hit the jackpot! There was an entire end cap of 6×6 pads for $2.99 each, can we say BARGAIN?!  I bought…um…quite a few LOL!


2014 Card 130 - PS Christmas Sampler


The snowflake was covered in 2 way glue and then I sprinkled DecoArt Glamour Dust on it.  My first time using it and oh my, what a mess!  It’s still falling off the snowflake and onto everything. I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamp set.


Here is the sketch~



Have a great night!




Stamps: Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler

Ink: SU Midnight Muse

CS: SU Midnight Muse

PP: American Crafts Jack Frost

Other: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Zig 2 way glue pen, SU corner rounder