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Nothing’s better than Happy Mail!

Hi there!


Today I made a card for the sketch at Sugar Pea Designs. I had Happy Mail sitting on my desk to use for the last sketch and missed it, so I made sure to make get one done this time.  I just love the penguin stamps from SPD! They are so much fun to create with!


I didn’t realize until I went to add my penguin to my card front that it was soooo big LOL. I guess I should have measured that first and made a bigger card.  I am sure the recipient will love it anyways…as long as I remember to actually mail it!


2015 Card 32 - Sugar Pea Happy Mail


I even did the inside of the card! Check it out!


2015 Card 32 - SPD Happy Mail inside


Here is the sketch~




That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs Happy Mail

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Electric Red, Copic Xpress It

PP: Basic Grey Boxer

Other: MFT Stitched Circle Stax, MFT Notched border die, MFT buttons (Electric Red, Whip Cream, Nightshift Blue), MFT hemp cord, copics



Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter and Happy April!


I finally got back in my craft room this morning. I created this card for my nephew using 3 different challenges, listed below.


2015 Card 31 - Taylored Expression Somebunny Loves You-001


I used my new Taylored Expressions Somebunny Loves You stamp set along with the coordinating die cuts and the Little Bits Easter Confetti and Carrot die cuts.  I also used TE’s Rolling Clouds and Rolling Hills dies in building my scene. The paper is some old We R Memory Keepers Peep from several years ago.


I used the following challenges in making my card~


the new sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch



the die cut challenge at The Paper Players



and the challenge at The Friday Mashup (using Easter Critters, I skipped mashing up the two challenges)

Friday Mashup 4-3-15


I hope everyone has a wonderful day! We saw my nephew a few hours ago and will be going up to my parents shortly for Easter dinner.  Tonight is Opening Night for baseball! I am SOOO excited. One of my fave pitchers is now playing for the Chicago Cubs and he’s the pitcher tonight. ESPN is airing it so I will get to see him!



Stamps: Taylored Expressions Somebunny Loves You

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (for critters), Ranger Archival Jet Black (sentiment)

CS: MFT Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop


Other: all TE – Build a Scene Rolling Clouds and Rolling Hills; Little Bits Easter Confetti and Carrot; Somebunny Loves You coordinating dies


Tin Can Chat



I was going to blog last night and totally forgot by the time we got home. We decided to go out to dinner after work. :)


This was actually the first card I made last Saturday.  I felt like a newbie all over again with my copics but I think it turned out well. Since there was so much to color, I had fun and picked all sorts of colors and then decided to add polka dots to the little girl’s dress.  The flowers were stamped, colored and then fussy cut to add to my scene.


2015 Card 24 - SugarPea Tin Can Chat


The supplies are all from the same card kit that I used on my other cards that are on the blog this week.  The layout is from Sketch Saturday, still a few hours to enter there!


Here is the sketch~



That’s all for now! Have a great day!

Petals ‘n Posies

Howdy!  This turned into a mini novel…feel free to just scroll down and see the card!


I’m down to two cards from Saturday’s crop to share. Tonight’s card and tomorrow’s, hopefully I will find the motivation to craft over the weekend. I’ve come to terms with the fact I am not an everyday crafter or blogger right now. I sooo want to be but working full time, keeping house, spending time with my husband take up more time right now. Not to mention winter was looooong and I am so looking forward to getting out of the house once it gets warmer.  As some of you may have noticed, I never published my “Intentions” for this month, in December I typed up 6 months worth and really hoped having some plans made that I would be more productive. Month 1 went well…Month 2 not so good.  I’m taking the pressure off myself with my crafting goals. I may craft a ton one weekend and then none the next, or spend every night in my craft room or not. We’ll see! I’ve done exceptionally well in other areas (like my house/reading goals) and don’t feel the need to keep score for myself anymore.


Ok back to my card since that’s likely why you are here!

2015 Card 29 - Reverse Confetti Petals n Posies


I pulled out my Reverse Confetti stamps and dies for this card. I used the Petals ‘n Posies stamps and dies for the first time. I really loved how nicely the stamps inked up! I mounted the petals and leaves on a circle and a scallop die from the Circles n Scallops set.  I didn’t think I “needed” that set but I like the layering options in it, so it was a good purchase!  All of the cardstock and patterned paper are from the same card kit I’ve used on the previous cards this week.  The pink ribbon was from the kit too…what a bugger that ribbon is! I tried and failed in tying a bow lol, so I knotted it since it was already glued down and I had to make it work somehow!


The layout is from last week’s Deconstructed Sketch~




Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies

Ink: SU Real Red, Pool Party, MFT Daffodil

CS: Bazzill, TE Buttercream

PP: Pebbles Fresh Goods

Other: Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies dies & Circle ‘n Scallops dies, SU dimensionals, Kaisercraft rhinestones & pearls, ribbon from kit