Sunday, August 10, 2014

just a little catching up with you...

hi tracey, momma and friends old and new!

i had an open house on was fabulous!  the girlies got to play with and create a few things, including a beautiful CASE(d) card from  thank you sandi for sharing such a lovely card...i truly appreciate it!

this particular card has been all over pinterest and i just had to make it.  sandi used the new in color colors from stampin' up!...which i do not own.  therefore, i improvised!

stamp sets:  work of art and everything eleanore
ink:  bermuda bay, crushed curry and memento's tuxedo black

i also took some time to discuss my ideas for inspiring, creating and sharing in the upcoming year.  i'm so excited to be able to play with my friends through technique clubs, fun nights, stamp-a-stacks, paper pumpkin and workshops.  some friends who do not like the whole notion of paper crafting are eager to begin using project life by stampin' up!...a memory keeping system...during a once a month crop night!  haha, amy!  i knew i could make you come join me in one way, shape or form!

i think it is only fitting, after using sandi's card above, to leave you with this quote by the emperor, marcus aurelius: "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".  now don't just sit there...go forth and CASE something!

oh more thing...

i have lots of stamp sets that i bought because i saw A card-meaning 1-that i just to make...and then i put the set away, never to use it again-GAH!  such is the case with mosaic madness!

...and another thing!  i am not very good at 'clean and simple'.  i tend to overdo the layers and sponging and fussy get the idea!  

so- i created my own challenge:  mosaic madness made simple.  this is what i came up with:

stamp sets:  mosaic madness and sassy salutations
ink:  old olive, cherry cobbler, cajun craze, crushed curry and chocolate chip
a few gold sequins finished the look

thank you for stopping by...i appreciate you!

peace be with you-


  1. I am very happy I found you on Pinterest. Your cards are wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Terry from Niagara Falls, ON

    1. oh terri! i'm so happy you found me on pinterest! thank you for your lovely comments!