JOY THD and PTI December Blog Hops

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink Dec Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:
Supplies:  PTI Snowflake Die, Cardstock, Hibiscus Burst Ink; Concord & 9th Joy Die, Snowflake Stamp;
Versamark Dazzle Ink, Nuvo Sparkle Dust Glitter, Wink of Stella

But darn it is hard to get a good picture when it is dark outside.  This is much prettier in real life and the colors match the inspiration photo.  The letters have just a touch of wink of stella on them as they seemed too flat on top of the very sparkly snowflake.  I added the versamark snowflakes in the background just to add a touch of something as it looked naked to me.  Hope your holidays are full of JOY!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Happy Birthday Lisa!

!!Happy Birthday Lisa!!

It’s time for our crafty group to celebrate the birthday of one of the sweetest people I know!  Lisa always has a wonderful smile and a kind word for everyone she meets.  She also bakes some delicious goodies!  


Please join me in wishing her a fabulously happy birthday!



Lisa I hope your day and the coming year is filled with lots of love and laughter!


Amy – Toni – Vicki – Kimberly – Tonya
Katie – Laura – Kate – Lenae

Happy Birthday Amy!


I’m lucky enough to get to craft with some very sweet talented friends on a regular basis and let me tell you it is awesome, they are all very inspirational to me.  Today we are celebrating Amy’s birthday!  Amy is one of those special people in the world that everyone loves being around.  She is always smiling and laughing.  She is kind and supportive.  She doesn’t sleep much and comments on lots and lots (and lots) of blog posts which makes everyone whose blog she visits happy. I am very blessed to call her my friend.

We are taking Amy on an amazing trip around the world to see some of her favorite things!  While I should have thought of colombia for a nice cup of coffee but I thought of the next best thing which was to take her to one of my favorite places to visit which is Florida.  I have only been a few times but fell in love and it is never far from my mind.  It has a lovely climate and surrounded by water I don’t think paradise could be better than warm sand and the ocean.  It is also the only place in the country where you can see the beautiful flamingo in the wild!  

Map of Florida



I was inspired for the card by a pin I came across by the very talented Vanessa Menhorn.
Tickled Pink Birthday Flamingos
Zig Clean Color Markers; PTI Berry Sorbet Card Stock; Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

You should have arrived here from Kate’s blog your next stop is the fabulous Vicki! 


Amy, wishing you a super happy birthday and a fabulous year ahead, surrounded by family and friends with lots of love and laughter!  

Happy Birthday Toni!


This is one of my favorite cards from Toni.
She has so many great ones it was hard to narrow it down!

I’m lucky enough to get to craft with some very sweet talented friends on a regular basis and let me tell you it is awesome, they are all very inspirational to me.   We are celebrating Toni’s birthday today.  I fell in love with Toni the minute I met her.  She is funny, extremely talented, smart and just all around a cool chick.  We share a habit too, well more than one but this one some would think is a bad habit.  We swear.  We are good at it too!  We are both no-nonsense a say what we think and we seem to work very well together as she is the design team coordinator for my shop. She is one of my go to people when I need advice or just want to think out loud. She (& Amy) inspired me and actually physically helped me clean my craft room, which is a VERY big thing.  Long story longer, Toni is awesome and I am so glad I can call her my friend.  



This Concord & 9th stamp is going to get a lot of use by me.  It is from their newest release and I love that it fills up the front of the card.  The sentiments that are in this set can stamp right over the top or you can cut them out or stamp them below the flowers and it works no matter what you do.  It reminds me of Toni as she always seems to come up with a way to make things work.  :)I stamped the image with versafine ink after memento started to bleed and the versafine worked great!  I watercolored the panel using Zig markers and I think it turned out pretty nice.
You should have arrived here from Kimberly’s blog your next stop is the fabulous Lisa! 



Toni, wishing you a very happy birthday and a year filled with love and laughter!  (and lots of crafting time!)