Monday, January 16, 2017

Butterfly Basics

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and why not add the trend to your stampin?   Just take a blank piece of white cardstock and some black ink and a line art stamp set of your choice.  Start stamping the images randomly all over the front of the cards.  I used a Aqua painter to add just a touch of color to the flowers and the bumble bee.  The other card is how it looks before you color it.  

I used the Happy framelit and adhered it to the front of the card.

Take a look at your stamps sets and give this a whirl.  
 The more of a line art design the better.  Then just fill it in with a little bit of color.   Have fun!

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Now I've got your attention!  
Hygge, pronounced "hoo-ga," is the Danish term for living simply.  from what I've seen all over television shows and Pinterest it means including lots of cozy spaces that look lived in. 

I've been slowly trying Hygge in my own home, starting with the bathroom off the kitchen.  It used to be mustard, black and red.
Such a calming change!

I even tried shiplap on the wall (insert Hubs help!)
Jo Jo would be so proud!

Here's my latest hand soap love.  It's by Garrison Home and can be found at TJ Maxx, Marshall's or online.  So many scents to choose from.  This one is Sweet Orange.  I also have tried the Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Grapefruit.   A must try!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Adventure Awaits class

Adventure awaits!  
The next creative class is scheduled friday, January 20th
Come be creative and see what adventure awaits you!
The cute camper above is attached to the curvy keepsake box.  
You can fill the box with treats or cut out the window of the camper and put a battery operated mini light. 
If you would like to register email me at 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Valentine candy box

Adding to the valentine bear cards is a candy treat box made by using adhesive to hold the two boxes together.
              I filled the two boxes with Ghiridelli chocolates. 
                          It took 6 squares per box.   I used adhesive tape to attach the two boxes together, then added a 2" belly band and some ribbon.

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Bringing on some more sweet bear valentines.
I used the early espresso to stamp the bear onto the vanilla cardstock.  It is backed on the pretty in pink, then kraft cardstock.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Love you, beary much

How about a little Valentine card idea to get your friday going?
This week has flown by.  Trying to get started on putting Christmas decor away and focusing on the new year.
This sweet bear is from the Baby Bear stamp set.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Enjoy the little things my friends

More mountain snow for you, which means more snow flakes!
It's the new year which means to me, enjoy the little things.
Don't miss the moments.  I have been reflecting so much this last week.  I posted pictures a few weeks ago showing my daughter Shelby's graduation.  My husbands Mom flew out for the graduation which was such a blessing. But within 36 hrs of her return home, she had a few heart attacks and passed.  
We were so blessed with the gift of spending those last few days with her, sharing in milestones, love and laughter.  It reminds us to be ever present with those around us near and far.  No regrets.....

So as hard as it is to say goodbye to Mom Pitta, we rest in knowing how blessed we were to be able to spend that such anointed time with her.  So my friends,  enjoy the little things and remember to love and hugs those close to you-  even when you don't feel like it!

Hanging out doing some snowshoeing, it's gorgeous, but very cold.

Snowshoeing was one of my things that I decided to try 7 years ago.  I'm glad I did as it has turned out to be one of my favorite past times ever.