Happy Birthday Laura!

!!Happy Birthday Laura!!

Please join us in wishing our friend Laura a very happy birthday!  We met Laura at a local card class and fell in love with her.  I think she is the calmest of the group.  Although I think she gets nervous sometimes when going places with a couple of us, who shall remain unnamed, we always get where we were going albeit via “off ramps and parking lots” and there is LOTS of laughing along the way.  

We have a wonderful group of girls and I encourage you to find crafters in your area to get together with and hopefully you realize, like I did, that you aren’t the only hoarder collector out there and meet some truly wonderful people!  I promise you won’t regret it! 

I used the new Concord and 9th Happy Word Stamps and Happy Card Frame Dies.  I watercolored the flower with zigs and a water-brush.

Laura I hope you are surrounded by love and laughter today and throughout the coming year! Happy Birthday my friend.

Okay first up on the hop is Kimberly

Please be sure to leave Laura some birthday wishes, I have linked her blog up at the bottom of the list!


Laura <<<Birthday Girl!

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!)  

Thanks June PTI Bloghop

PTI Blog Hop


Time for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop!


This month’s inspiration photo:




Supplies:  PTI Black Cardstock, Quilled Elegance, Embroidered Blooms; 
Zig Markers, Watercolor paper, Wink of Stella

I found lots of inspiration from the artist’s website but everything I made looked messy to me so I went back to my old standby of clean and simple.  This was my first attempt with the Zig’s and so far the Zig’s are winning.  I need to practice with them, a lot…  I used them here without water.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!