Friday, March 30, 2018

It's a GOOD Friday! : )

What's Forest Gump's password??


Heeheehee - I had to see if you were awake yet this morning! : ) This is my last day to be a featured guest on the main Penny Black Blog however, I still have a few more Sweet Spring posts up my sleeve to share next week! I hope you are enjoying them.  : )

I'm glad you are enjoying my goofy jokes! I have a friend who sends me one just about every day.  She said her husband sends them to her so I have no idea where he gets them but they are fun! My oldest grandson used to be the family joke teller - many of which were his own made up jokes! We enjoyed laughing at him - laughing at his own goofy jokes! LOL  I have been sending him some of these jokes and now he is laughing at me!! Laughter does good like a remedy : ) Proverbs 17:22.

Not much in the way of supplies for this quick and easy CAS card but here they are with links to help you find your way to the Penny Black store.
Frames 51-410

Holiday Snippets #30-307

I would like to extend a special thanks to my friend Jill Foster from Penny Black for including me among the talented designers for this release and for featuring my cards on both of the Penny Black's blogs.  It is not only a huge honor it is great fun too!!

Thank you for visiting me this week, my friends.  I hope I did a good job enabling you!! : )

I will be back on Easter Sunday with a couple of cuties that I hope will bring a smile to your face.  Have a GOOD day! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Four in a row from Penny Black : )

Today is day four highlighting Penny Black's Sweet Spring 2018 release.  This week I have been sharing a card a day that is being featured on the main Penny Black Blog . It is always an honor for me to be included in the talented line up of designers for Penny Black!

While I'm at it please allow me to give a Shout Out to Penny Black's Simplicity blog as well - where you will see some truly beautiful CAS cards made by my "Simplicity Sisters!"

This little frame, cut from white cardstock, inks up beautifully to create a sweet backdrop for a single bloom and a hug!

Frames 51-410

Mimi's Love #30-270

You like my joke huh? you shouldn't egg me on!! Here is another one I hope you'll enjoy.

A young girl was attending her first wedding, watching the proceedings with interest for a while before growing restless.

The groom stood at the altar as six bridesmaids walked slowly up the aisle, one by one.  Soon, the girl leaned over to her mom and whispered, "why doesn't he just hurry up and pick one?"!

As always thanks a bunch for stopping by! I appreciate you : ) I hope I will see you again tomorrow for more Sweet Spring 2018 "just for you" !!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Day three in a week with Penny Black and a Birthday wish!

Day three for me featured on the main Penny Black Blog. Highlighting some terrific product from Penny Black's Sweet Spring 2018 release.

I love spring!! it cannot come soon enough for me but while there are still some frosty days outside here is a splash of color to keep you warm while wait : )

I want to point out that this flower die was cut from white card stock.  I sponged both orange and yellow ink trying for a slight Ombre effect.  Really opens up color possibilities huh!? : )

I also wanted to join Blogland in wishing Time Out Challenges a very Happy 4th Birthday!!

All the brightest sunshine, best love and contagious laughter to you Time Out!!

Here are links to the supplies I used for your shopping convenience : )

Flower Flourish #51-421

Frames #51-410

Holiday Snippets #30-307

Ok, this doesn't have ANYTHING to do with Penny Black or cards or Spring or anything but I heard the cutest joke the other day and I just had to share! : )

Six year old Katelyn and her four-year old brother, Joshua, were sitting together in church.  Joshua giggled, sang and talked out loud.  Finally, his big sister had had enough.  "you're not supposed to talk out loud in church!"

"Why? who's going to stop me?" Joshua asked.

Katelyn pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers"

Heeheehee that cracks me up!! and just so you grandmas know - the names have been changed to protect the guilty!  : )

That is all for me today - please check back again tomorrow for more from Sweet Spring 2018!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Day two with Penny Black

Hi ladies here I am back again with another card highlighting Penny Black's Sweet Spring 2018 release.  This one is perfect for March but not just for St. Patrick's day because the message is true every day of the year.

As I shared in yesterdays post I am being featured on the main Penny Black Blog  every day this week.  I hope you'll pop over and have a look at all the inspiration you'll find there : )

Using a sentiment as the focal point on a card is always fun especially when you are "lucky" enough to have a friend worthy to deserve the sentiment.  I am! : ) I gave this card to my Irish BFF, Diane and it yielded an Irish hug!! : )

Choose Happy #30-464

Stitched Stackers #30-416

Thank you bunches for stopping by!! I will see you here tomorrow with more from Sweet Spring 2018!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, March 26, 2018

Day one in a week with Penny Black

Hello crafty friends.  I have the honor of sharing more ways to use some of the wonderful new products from Penny Black's Sweet Spring 2018 release.  Every day this week my cards will be featured on the main Penny Black Blog I hope you'll pop over and have a look : )

The flower die on this card is called "Bodacious" which, according to Webster, means:

"Outright, Unmistakable, Remarkable, Noteworthy, Sexy, and Voluptuous"

That is a pretty tall order for such a delicate little flower but it holds up to it's name beautifully!!

This truly is a delicate flower but I would like to say this die cuts like butter and the flower easily slides right out of the cutting die!

This was a very easy card to create!  I started with an A2 size card.  Using the Bonus piece from "Stitched Stackers" die I cut the etched line through my cs horizontally before adding a score line above and below it.  Then  I cut two flowers from white cardstock and one from hot pink cardstock - sandwiched the pink in with the white for some sweet dimension and finally added my sentiment.

Try it for yourself!! : ) it is easy peasy.

I am entering this card in the Calling All Sistahs challenge by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.  I hope you will check out this great challenge and consider adding your encouragement!! : )

Here are links to the supplies I used for easy shopping : )

Bodacious #51-413

Stitched Stackers #51-416

Treasured Sentiments #30-356

That is all for me today - please check back again tomorrow for more from Sweet Spring 2018!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Merry Monday or just Merry Sunday?

Shucks! I didn't actually make it! but here is the card I created for the Merry Monday challenge!! : )

I just love the inspiration photo that Linda selected!! but as the week wore on I was afraid that I was not going to have time to create a card for this week's challenge.   Late last night I had a few minutes alone and decided to give it a whirl.

I used an old Cuttlebug embossing older for my candles which I actually think Is NBUS! : ) a ribbon from Poppystamps and a sentiment from Penny Black : ) This card came together so quick and easy that I wonder why I waited so long to make it : )

Even though I didn't make it in time to support the challenge at Merry Monday I still have this nice Christmas card to add to my stash! and that's never a bad thing.

Have a great day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Saturday, March 24, 2018

hello Spring!

More creativity inspired by Penny Black's Sweet Spring 2018 release.  

It is officially Spring!   so what do you say the only "white stuff" in our lives sticks to being on cards! ok? : ) I am counting the days until warmer weather and long bike rides!!

I hope spring has sprung in your part of the world!! Maybe we should make March "Hug a Flower" month! giggles.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says: Floral Frenzy challenge! the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Just Us Girls challenge. You really must check out the galleries for these challenges! Spring may be sluggish in showing itself but you would never know that by the cards emerging in blogland!

Edited to add the honor of having been selected the Chic of the week by Just Us Girls!! : ) 

Thank you for stopping by! I will see you again on Monday.

Supplies used:

Flower Flourish #51-421

Leaf Pattern #51-432

Perfect Pairing #30-346

Flower Tags #51-124

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, March 22, 2018

From my perspective...

From my perspective the new Sweet Spring 2018 release from Penny Black is SPEC-tacular!! : )

Hello friends : )  I have a few cards for you that EYE think you're gonna love! *wink*

This "Glasses" die just screams for a shaker card! don't you think?

This card screams for a smile to be added : p

So many great ways to use just one set!!

O U 
 : )

Perspective #30-460

Glasses #51-437

Zigs & Zags #25-010

Dotlets #25-007

I hope Spring is off to a great start in your part of the world! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

I couldn't help myself!!

BIG (((HUGS)))