Kelley from Our Daily Bread is going to give ONE of YOU the chance to win THIS SET!!!!! HERE!!!!!

Just leave a comment on this post!

I would love to hear what your most difficult challenge is for paper crafting.

Be it a color, technique, templates-WHATEVER challenge you face! Or maybe something you want to learn!!! SO leave that info in the comments section, to enter to WIN!

I will draw the winner, by,  on Tuesday!

Best of LUCK!


Sorry Im SOOOO late with this post. I really needed a break, and we are trying to get our Easter stuff done, then I got side tracked with some MOJO, so I had to stamp 😀 All for FUN too!! Love that.

Plus I needed a card for Jay’s grandmother-its her b-day.

One of my photo lights broke, so I’m trying to find one to replace it-and WOW! They are pricey and hard to find. I really NEED it, so am hoping I can find one sooner rather than later.

I hope you have a great Easter weekend for those who celebrate it.

We are off to BUY a pre-made dessert for tomorrow. Normally I knock myself out trying to “do it all”. I always come up with some fabulous dessert idea. It takes a few hours to do. It’s always been that way, for every function, since I have been with Jason.

 Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed doing it, but not really anymore. It’s another thing on my to-do list! I decided to let the stress of that just go. I do think I should definitely contribute by bringing something. I was taught you never go to someone’s home empty handed, and you always help in the kitchen and with clean up.

Anyway-letting it go just feels good. I didn’t make anything for Christmas either. I bought some tarts.

It doesn’t make sense anyway-I spend more on the ingredient’s than I would on a dessert that is just as fabulous , but already made, and saving me TIME!

OK so I do feel a “little” guilty about not bringing a home-made dessert, but I’ll get over it, while I’m stamping instead 😀

For those who asked Alexa seems to be OK! Thank GOD! She is at her father’s this weekend. I’m a little sad, she isn’t here, and missing some family stuff with us, but she really wants to be there, since they have a new baby.

Now lets get to the sketch!!

sketch-40.JPG click to enlarge.

We are keeping it in the corner-and SINGLE layer!!!

target-cherish-tomorrow.jpg Words to live by-

I so love this sentiment.

 I used this flower by Stampendous, that my friend bought me a while ago. It’s amazing what you find when you dig through your PILES of stamp cases. I LOVE this image, and have not used it as often as I would have liked to.

Doing this helps me BEHAVE, and NOT buy unnecessary stuff-just because I like to get new things! LOL!

I made this after my card posted the other day, using colors inspired from some funky shorts I saw a Target.

The colors are white, gray, celery, and olive. The flower center is all green Stickels-really pretty in person. I liked the main image at that top corner, so not expected. Most of the time we put things in the bottom right, or left.

For me, I also don’t usually make cards that the focus is horizontal-isn’t that strange? I perfer a vertical layout.

Do you have any card quirks, like that, that you have noticed?

I also LOVE WHITE!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

I try to step out of the box and use more color-but sometimes you just dont need it-KWIM?

I love clean and simple-yet finely detailed cards. Theya re the one’s I am MOST drawn to in a store. Not sure why, they always capture my attention, but they do.

After my post —>HERE<—, I realized MANY of you need help keeping it S-I-M-P-L-E!

So for todays sketch, THAT is exactly what I need YOU to do.

You can add MINIMAL layer’s (if needed) but I perfer you keep it a SINGLE layer. If you get it to go a little off the edge-heck, even better.

You need to keep your main image to “A” corner. I don’t care which one-just do it.

Here is another example I did-so you get another idea.

corner-it-bird.jpg Bird on a Branch

This card uses my NEW! Birds Galore set by Inkadinkadoo, and the Papertrey Ink Birthday Basic’s set.

I stamped the bird in versamark, then heat set with Heat & Stick powder. Applied some copper foil for a neat look!

I then used my Scor-Pal, to create a light embossed border around the bird. SO subtle and pretty! Still needed “something” so I added the Maya Road velvet flowers, with some silver bling-for contrast!

Love it! Very simple-keeps my image at a CORNER!!! AND is ONE layer!

Now its your turn.

If you try the sketch post a link in the comment’s section. I hope you do-its a great one for quick cards, and a challenge for most!


If you try the sketch-that allows you to enter for the stamp set 2x’s!!!

Tomorrow I will share my flower tutorial used on one of my Papertrey Projects!! I am also excited to soon share photos of the kids rooms-I may do a Smilebox, and the Thank You card I made for Kathie who made Daisy’s album!

OK now I’m off!

Till tomorrow.