Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Because

I love looking at blogs and filling up my inspiration bucket. On a recent visit to my blogging friend, Joan Ervin at Stamping with a Passion, I was inspired to create today's card after seeing what she had made using a die I recently purchased.  I changed it up a little, hopefully to inspire someone else!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nero and Lustre

Creating beautiful cards with an interesting focal point is easy when you start with gorgeous cardstock from The PaperTemptress. For my card I used the shimmery incandescent Nero cardstock and embossed my image on nondescript black cardstock mounted on laser gold glossy Lustre. Easy!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Empty Pockets Shrugger

This week {Pin}spirational Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said and Meljen Designs. For my card I used the cute Empty Pockets Shrugger from Fred She Said. The set comes with a boy, girl and a birthday cake plus great sentiments like the one I used. Please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge for more details about the challenge and inspiration from the teams.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Noah's Big Heart

Each Monday Squigglefly has a new challenge and this week it is hosted by Holley's Hobbyists and we need to Get in Shape! Create a card in any shape but the standard A2, so it could be a circle, a tall card, a square card, a die cut card or surprise us! For my heart-shaped card I used the adorable Noah's Big Heart by Squigglefly's artist, Cheryl Alger. You have one week to participate but remember to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win. If you don't have a Squigglefly image, use one of the many Squigglefly freebies!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Morris and Mildred

The newlyweds, Morris and Mildred from Dr. Dig's House of Stamps, are having their picture taken after tying the knot! While Morris is a little shellshocked by the ordeal, Mildred is pleased with the wedding celebration and loves being the center of attention!  Mildred is not concerned about the price tag of the festivities since she is expecting Morris to cough up the entire amount. Morris on the other hand plans to indulge in many shots of bourbon to give him courage to tell Mildred he is flat broke! Morris should skip the booze and head straight to Mexico, far, far away from Mildred!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


For today's card, I used the delicate Dropwort from Janey's Digi Designs. I must confess that in all my young years I've never heard of this beautiful flower and it doesn't seem to be available in my area. I'm curious if you reside in the United States do they grow where you live?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Last Dance

Today's card features the delightful image Last Dance from The Best of Just Inklined CD ROM. Life is better when its fun and if put on your dancing shoes and share a little bubbly you will have fun too!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fairy Pattiboop

New week, new {Pin}spirational Challenge! This week we are sponsored by Pattie's Creations and for my card I used the sweet Fairy Pattiboop! I used a dryer sheet and lots of glitter so getting a good picture wasn't possible. Be inspired by this week's photo and play along. For all the details and more inspiration please visit {Pin}spirational Challenges!

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Doggie

Recently I have found myself wrapping my arms arounds my beautiful goldens many times seeking comfort after losing two very dear friends within ten days of each other and My Doggie from Squigglefly's wonderfully talented artist, Lynne Stansbery, seemed to convey my feelings. The sweet image comes with four sentiments which is exactly what you need to participate in this week's Squigglefly's Challenge hosted by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals to use a Squigglefly sentiment! So come on, join the fun!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I wish I could take credit for creating the sentiment and using Headless from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps to create this fun birthday card but I can't. I did however make the buckle all by my little self. The credit goes to Chrissy including the bellyache I got from laughing at her wonderful card using Headless!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hoedown Bonnie

Heehaw, Just Inklined is having a Cotton Pickin Digi Hoedown to celebrate the new western theme images that have been released! I used Hoedown Bonnie for my card and she's got the right idea when it comes to cowboys, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get the job done! Be sure to scoot and slide right over to Just Inklined for all the new images!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

From me to you, Happy Valentine's Day! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Handful of Hearts for Bea

A Handful of Hearts for Bea from Teddy Bo & Co is a great way to share love on Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Let Sleeping Dogs . . .

It's Tuesday and time for a new {Pin}spiratonal Challenge to begin. Once again we are lucky to have two sponsors, Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Floppy Latte Digital Designs! I used Let Sleeping Dogs. . . from Floppy Latte Digital Designs and incorporated the colors and patterns of the momma and baby giraffes inspirational photo. Please visit {Pin}spirational Challenges for all the challenge details and more inspiration from the team.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bandit's Mischievous Smile

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to the start of a new Squigglefly Challenge hosted this week by Holley's Hobbyists! The challenge is to make something using Pink and Black as a color combo! For my card I used the impish Bandit's Mischievous Smile by Squigglefly artist, Cheryl Alger! Be sure to use a Squigglefly image so you are eligible to win and if you don't have one check out all the freebies!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Duncan Disorderly

Old hippies, such as flower child Duncan Disorderly from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, never die, they just take slower trips around the senior citizens' home spreading peace and love! 
Still a worthwhile message! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Today's card features Fern from Janey's Digi Designs. By flipping the image, I was able to create a frame for a sentiment.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Poetry Books

For today's card I used Poetry Books, another beautiful image from The Best of Just Inklined's CD ROM.  The CD is full of wonderful images and papers for any occasion imaginable and it's on sale! So don't delay, hurry over and take advantage of the opportunity to save money, you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine Shower

Today's card was inspired by a Valentine card from Damask Love!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tic Tac Toe Valentine

I've been seeing so many tic tac toe Valentines and liked each one enough to try one myself. I feel like I should give a lot of designers credit but unfortunately, I cannot find one post at the moment to credit. If anyone knows of one, please give me a shout!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gorilla with Hearts

Welcome to another week of fun at {Pin}spirational Challenges! Once again we are fortunate to have two sponsors, The Pink Petal and Eureka Stamps! For my card I used Gorilla with Hearts from Eureka Stamps, a super sweet image perfect for your Valentine! Below is the picture inspiration but for more inspiration and all the details, please visit the {Pin}spirational Challenges, we'd love for you to join us!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Just Inklined to Hop

Welcome to Just Inklined's Blog Hop for February, so glad to have you join us. This month is hosted by Joyce and she has chosen the theme "Out of the Box"! For my card I used Sunflower Pot, another of the fabulous images included in The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM.

If you've been following along the hop, you've landed here after visiting Dawn and your next hop will be to Tangii but don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of the two spot prizes hidden along the way.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Feet Up and a Cuppa

Today we find Feet Up and a Cuppa from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps relaxing while waiting for the Super Bowl to begin! Too bad his daughter-in-law forgot to tell him that forty members of her opera club would be arriving at game time to start rehearsing for the upcoming spring concert! Poor Ambrose, he's going to need something other than tea in his cup!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bleeding Heart

Today's card features the beautiful Bleeding Heart from Janey's Digi Designs which is an image suitable for any occasion or regardless of the weather! Please can spring sprung already?

How about some happy news? Meet Baby, a six year-old Golden Retriever whose former humans had to find a new home for her and guess where she's living?  If you guessed my house, you are absolutely correct and what a perfect addition to our family! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Swinging Kitty

We all have days when we need a gentle reminder to 'hang in there'!  I think Just Inklined's adorable Swinging Kitty, available on The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM, is a great way to remind someone you are there to help them do so! And my dear friends, here's a reminder for you, tomorrow, February 2 is Groundhog Day! Please cross your fingers and toes that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow tomorrow and we have an early spring!