Be Kind PTI May 2017 Blog Hop

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:
 PTI Courage & Kindness, Roadtrip Pattern Paper; Distress Oxide Peeled Paint. Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo: Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins



This is such a fun stamp set this flower comes together so easily.  I have been dying to play with my oxides that came this week and finally was able to open them up.  I inked the flowers up with worn lipstick and then fired brick right over the top and it worked great.  I think it gives the flowers some depth and kind of a mottled effect.  I was inspired by this great layout.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Season’s Greetings WCLBH2016


I made this card a week or so ago after seeing this card by Wanda Guess and it just kept falling apart, plus my camera was acting up and I couldn’t get a good picture.



So today, while my beloved Seahawks were getting their backsides kicked, I reassembled it for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop and added those super cute coffee cups to the antlers!  I love it!  Bonus the cups don’t keep falling off like the bells did.


    Tim Holtz Trophy Antlers; Memory Box Coffee Cup Die; Carta Bella Christmas Washi; VeraMark Watermark ink; 
Zing Embossing Powder Brown Sugar: PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold and Black cardstocks, Twine;


Thank you for stopping by and wishing very merry Christmas season!




We are having a sale in the shop during the blog hop and to get 10% off your order use the code 2016WCLBH at

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 Amy Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Amy Tsuruta!
I have met many wonderful and talented people since I started blogging nine years ago.  (wow that went by fast!)  Amy hosts our crafty group whenever we can get together and she really is as nice in person as she seems on the web!  She has a wonderful laugh always has a kind word and smile on her face.  I am totally blessed by having met her and the other fun, talented and sweet ladies from our group.

The card I made was cased from this beautiful card by Nicole Gavaldon.


This stamp and die set is Charmed from Mama Elephant (I think that sleeping fox is so cute!)  I water colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.


Please hop on over to see what the ladies have made for Amy!

Amy← Birthday Girl!

Thanks for hopping along with us and be sure to leave some love along the way!