Month: August 2015

august goodies

There is always something so fun about new goodies to play with. This month I focused on organization. Stamps for my planner, cases for my supplies, pens & notebooks to keep up with it all. Below are links to the products and a video showing all the goodies. Hope you enjoy and I would love to know what goodies you got this month!

dream it

If you were a child of the late 80’s early 90’s like myself then you probably shared the love of My Little Ponies … oh my grapes, I LOVED them. I especially loved the unicorn ones or would take it upon myself to make them unicorns. When I saw this Unicorn Die from Top Dog Dies I knew it had to be pink, sparkly, and full of gold stars.

I embossed a gold starry background on some white cardstock then cut the Unicorn from some watercolor paper. Using mini distress inks I colored her up, added some foam tape, gold embossed a greeting on some vellum, and finally added a bit more sparkle with some sequins.

I just love this fun magical card and hope you will check out Top Dog Dies. Thanks so much for stopping by!



crate paper after dark


Okay … I am so excited about this collection!!! Crate Paper has been hitting it out of the park lately and this line is soo fun.  Below is a video showing you the collection and some links to where you can purchase the items. Thanks so much for stopping by!


amy tangerine finders keepers

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In my paper castle Amy Tangerine can do no wrong!!! This collection called Finders Keepers is by far my favorite of all her lines …. which is saying a lot! At first glance I wasn’t super thrilled with the papers but upon closer inspection and once I had that papery goodness in my hands, I fell in love. This collection pulls me outside of my normal mint, pink, gold, black & white go too and into rich cobalt blue, lemon yellow, bright pink, and photorealistic imagery. I just love it. Here are a couple of my favorite items from the collection as well as a video and links to the products.


These wood block stamps are just adorable and I love that the pineapple base and top are separate so you can stamp them in different colors.


I love both sides of this paper and cannot wait to make a layout inspired by this triangle design. How much love do you have for that awesome blue color?

dear lizzy documentary



I love this new collection from American Crafts and Dear Lizzy! I have a video below showing the products I received as well as links to purchase them. I will be showing all the new collections as I receive them and can’t wait to start playing. What collections are you looking forward to?

happy things giveaway winner


A huge thank you to all who left a comment on my blog post. I have to tell you some of them really touched me. It was amazing to read all the little ‘happy things’ in your lives. Some were very inspirational and about overcoming some major obstacles. I want to thank those of you who shared and wish I could send you all a happy thing.

There is only one winner this time and that is ….


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Congratulations Janet!!! Please email me your address

I used to pick the winner. There were 43 unique comments. Ones that were replies or in two parts were only counted once. Thanks again so much for participating and I hope to host more little giveaways like this in the future.

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illustrated faith

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Hey guys, today I wanted to share some really fun new stamps & devotional cards from Illustrated Faith. I was so delighted to receive this bundle of goodies from Shanna and just had to share. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the stamps and devotional cards but the let’s not forget about all the thought and design that goes into the packaging.


I chose to paint all over the scripture in my Bible and to write my notes and thoughts in a separate notebook. I used a simple notebook (from Michaels $1 bin) and added a fun sticker from one of the stamps packaging. I have two of these one for New Testament and one for Old Testament. I just love them.


Here is a little peek into my Bible and how I illustrate it.

Below is a video showing the new products available over at the Illustrated Faith Etsy Shop as well as some direct links.

Thanks so much for stoping by and I hope you enjoy this post.