A Friend like Gnome One Else

I’m having a great time pulling out some fun stamp sets that haven’t gotten nearly enough play.  Today’s set is definitely one of them: MFT’s You Gnome Me. I know there have been so many newer gnome sets since this set was released but there’s just something about these little guys that make me smile…hope they make you smile too!  Not to mention, that they’re really fun to color too.


I followed the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things for today’s card inspiration…

As always, thanks for taking some time to check in today,


Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate…

I guess the message on today’s card is quite apparent!  This card was a lot of fun to make. It’s a mini slimline that measures 6 1/2 x 3 1/2. I embossed the front panel using a polka dot embossing folder from my stash.  I pulled out the retired SU stamp set:  Calligraphy Essentials and stamped “celebrate” in black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  They’re cut using the Scan n’ Cut. I also cut a black shadow.  Each word is colored using copic markers.  I glued the first three words from the top down and the last two from the bottom up, leaving a space for the small die cut sentiment.  This sentiment is from MFT’s Itty Bitty Birthday Sentiments and cut from MFT’s Itty Bitty Strips.  It’s also heat embossed.

The inside sentiment is from an older CTMH set.  I really like to mix of fonts.

I’m playing along with the As You See It Challenge #272

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.


New Home Congratulations

Happy Easter Weekend!  Our family celebrated Easter last weekend to accommodate a few work schedules, so it’s pretty quiet around here this weekend.  So I’ve been creating a few different cards to keep on hand should the occasion arise.  Today’s “new home” card features MFT’s Cozy Winter Wishes stamp set.  Although there’s nothing winter about this card, the cute little homes worked well.  It’s such a bonus when a stamp set can multi-purpose!  Both the outside and inside sentiments are from PTI’s Right at Home stamp set which is on sale right now for a whopping $3!  It’s simply perfect and probably the only new home sentiment stamp I’ll ever need.


My card design was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

Thanks for checking in and I wish you a happy and blessed Easter.



Welcome Baby!

Hello again!  Have I mentioned how much inspiration I get from participating in challenges?  I know that I have (on several occasions).  Well today is no exception.  The Fusion Challenge this week was just what I need to create a couple of sweet baby cards.  Take a look at the challenge board…

I decided to play with both the sketch and the photo today.  Here’s the card I came up with…

The pretty patterned paper I used is from Lawn Fawn’s Flower Market 6 x 6 paper pack.  I really like how the petite floral and thin stripes coordinate so well.  Again, I’m using some retired SU stamped images here. The cute rabbit is from Fabled Friends.  I created his little gingham coat by paper piecing.  The black buttons are tiny pearls colored black. The sentiment, from the Well Said stamp set, is heat embossed. 

As what happens often, I wonder how the card would look in a different color.  Since the card above would clearly be for a baby boy, I created another in a more gender neutral color.

As always, thanks for taking a look at my cards.  I truly appreciate it.

Take care,