Friday, October 2, 2015

Rest In Pieces {card}

Hi! I am so excited to share that I have been asked to be a guest designer for the As You See It Challenge blog this week! 

Here is the card I created for challenge #106. 

I expanded the sketch a bit to suit my design, but that is the beauty of a sketch; it can lead to inspiration that might not be had otherwise. 

I added some white ink around the edges of the card as well as the headstone to give it a cobweb-like appearance. I also added some small clear seed beads to the larger orange sequins. 

To see the sketch this was based off, as well as the awesome work from the design team, head over to the AYSI challenge blog. 

pp and stickers: Pebbles Thirty One collection
epoxy: Michael's
sequins, twine, beads and white ink

Monday, September 28, 2015

today is a fine fall day {card}

Hi! Today I am sharing a card that I created using a great sketch from the As You See It challenge blog. I have been busy creating several Halloween themed projects for October DT projects and I decided to take a break from black and orange and move onto something with a little more color. :) 

It's definitely not very fall-like here in TX. Everything is still so green. Lush and verdant. Everywhere one looks. *sigh* And hot and humid. I am so over it already. lol Working with these fall colors/papers make me miss the crisp fall air and gorgeous Maple trees that we had in our front and back yard in Spokane. We had so many fun weekends spent raking and playing in the leaves. I am glad that my kids got to experience those memories. 

Onto my card. This is based off of challenge #105. 

pp: Echo Park The Story of Fall
card: Hobby Lobby
sequins: Teresa Collins and Hazel & Ruby

Monday, September 21, 2015

dressed up candle

I am up on the 3 girl JAM blog today with a quick project featuring several items from the 3GJ store. 

I began by adhering some of the 1" Cream Jute from the Jute Ribbon String Pack around the candle. I then combined the Raspberry and Blueberry crinkle ribbon from the Summer Harvest Bundle and tied them around the jute finishing off with a bow.  
I tied some more of the Raspberry ribbon through one of the heart button holes and then adhered to the larger brown button, both which came from the Vintage Buttons. The last step was to adhere the buttons on the bow. 

These would make perfect gifts for any occasion or even just to add a bit of pizzazz to boring jar candles. 

Don't forget that when you place an order at you can add the Hot and Cold Bundle for only $1.00 with any regular priced order 
you can use the coupon code RB10 to receive 10% off your entire purchase. 

Friday, September 18, 2015


It's been a bit since I have created a layout, and even longer since I have had some creative mojo without the use of a sketch. lol This was a fun layout to create- these papers were made for these photos of Ashlyn. :)

pp and stickers: October Afternoon
enamel dots

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy 16th Birthday Ashlyn! {card and explosion box}

I can hardly believe that my youngest baby turns 16 today. It does not seem possible that she has graced our lives for 16 precious years. Where did the time go? *sigh* 

I have wanted to make an explosion box for awhile now, and I thought this would be the perfect time to step out my comfort zone and try something new. This project turned out so much better than I ever could have imagined and I am sure Ashlyn is going to love it! 

the outside:


I rolled paper to make 16 candles and then added some  3 Girl JAM Peach crinkle ribbon from the Tie Dye 3 Bundle to create the "flames". 

the card: 

I used some of the beautiful 3 Girl JAM Aqua Splash crinkle ribbon from the the Caribbean Splash bundle on the card and for several bows on/in the box.

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cs: Hobby Lobby
pp: Crate Paper
twine: Target
sequins: Hazel & Ruby

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Don't forget that when you place an order at you can add the Hot and Cold Bundle for only $1.00 with any regular priced order 
you can use the coupon code RB10 to receive 10% off your entire purchase. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Of all the places in the world for any of my children to connect, I never would have imagined it being Bahrain!

Meghan's ship (USS Essex) has moored once again in Bahrain for a few days, and her and Skylar (who is stationed in Bahrain) are spending precious time together. Meghan's ship was there for a few days last month, but Skye had to work so they only got to say a brief hi to each other.

This gem was waiting for me when I woke up this morning (they are 8 hours ahead of us here). :) They are spending the entire day together as well as some time tomorrow. I only wish I was able to be there with them, but just the fact that they are together is good for them as well as this momma's heart.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Day {card}

I am up with 3 Girl JAM today featuring the beautiful Caribbean Splash bundle. The Coral Crush and Aqua Splash ribbons bring out the colors on the floral print papers perfectly and provides a nice tropical finish to this card. 

Here is a detailed image of the fringe:

and the bow (I love the effect of the two colors!):

pp: Crate Paper
ribbon: 3 Girl JAM
enamel dot: Michael's

Don't forget that you can receive 10% off your entire purchase in the 3GJ store by using the code RB10 OR you can pick up the beautiful Carribean Splash bundle (which I used on this card) this month for just $1 with code AUGUST.