PTI June Blog Hop Thinking of you

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop!


This month’s inspiration photo:


Here is my take:


PTI Kraft, White & Vellum Cardstock, Think Big #7, Fancy Tea Cup Die; Waffle Flower Potted; Copics Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.


You can barely see it but the blue in the cup is ombre.  I used Distress Oxide Faded Jeans on the a vellum cup but it kept curling and didn’t really show with the kraft background so I cut out a white cup for backer and sandwiched the vellum in the middle.  I colored the Waffle Flower succulents with copics and then popped them up with foam.  I was inspired by this great layout.

Since The Heart Desires is a Super Sponsor this week over at the Sumner Coffee Lovers Blog hop I am linking there too!

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 Katie Blog Hop!


It’s my turn to host our birthday buddies blog hop!  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 Katie’s birthday today.  Katie happens to be the sweetest girl.  Always ready with a smile and a kind word.  She is super funny too.  I am surprised that with all the talking and laughing we do at our gatherings that we get anything made at all!  We do get things made though as my card for Katie was made at one of those play days!   





The very talented Kimberly brought this card for us as a make and take and I loved her version (she is excellent with copics) but mine not so much.  Though as the weeks go by mine is growing on me.  It was a simple and fun card to make and makes me smile which is exactly what happens when I think of Katie!
You should have arrived here from Kimberly’s blog your next stop is the fabulous Lisa! 



Wishing you a birthday filled with much love and happiness Katie!