Sunday, July 29

another thank you.

You can never have too many thank you cards on hand, so when I'm not sure which kind I want to make, that is usually what I go with

I used that gorgeous sentiment from Sweet and Sassy stamps again. It actually came in a masculine set, but  I find it goes with just about anything :) The flower is from a new-to-me set from Hero Arts. *LOVE* how it comes with matching dies that are super easy to use. The cardstock is mocha from Hero Arts too.

Thanks for stopping by today!! It's another scorcher today here. Planning to spend some time stamping instead of cleaning and organizing today. Yay :)

Wednesday, July 25

thank you.

Crisp and clean for today. I really like these flowers-they are super fun to color.

I actually have the dies that go with them, but I just trimmed them out by hand here. I actually end up doing that fairly often since you have to die cut first and then stamp with these. If I don't have the card all planned out yet, I often just color and then trim. The pretty sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy stamps. I just got my first order from them, and I am very happy :) Definitely will be ordering from them again.

Thanks for popping by today! I hope you have a super day! It is broiling hot here today, so I plan to stay inside :)

Tuesday, July 24

Hello you.

I absolutely love this sentiment! I say it all the times to my kiddos, so it just makes me smile :)

And these are still probably my all time favorite butterflies. Although I have made a few cards with some new  butterflies I got that are super fun too, just haven't had the chance to photograph them yet.  I layered stamps for this card, starting with the lightest color and finishing with the dark brown.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I did manage to go through some more stuff in my closets and kitchen and came up with several  more bags to git rid of :) So thankful for Leah's help! She is such a cheerful helper and really makes the going-through-things-to-get-ready-for-a-move-to-a-whole-'nother-island-process so much better:) I hope you have an awesome day!!

Monday, July 23

thinking of you.

A simpler card today. compared to the others I have been posting lately.

I love wood grain backgrounds. They make me happy :) After deciding on that, I just chose some flower stamps and some colors, and it was finished pretty quickly. I like adding the pearls to these flowers, I think it add just the right amount of "pop". Oh, this wood grain stamp is from Wplus9, btw :)

Thanks SO much stopping by! I hope you have a super day. After we get our studies done here today, I plan to tackle our walk-in closet again. I'm actually seeing progress :)

Sunday, July 22


I have a card using pattern paper today(!) I know.... I really do rarely use pattern paper on my cards. And it's not for lack of choices in my stash, heehee :). For some reason I really seem to have a hard time working it on to my cards.

But I liked this one--it was easy to just use as a background without feeling like it overwhelmed everything. I stamped the text first and then the pretty silhouette flowers from Unity on top. I added 2 bows with twine, just for fun. And then I added butterflies, because everything is better with butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. I went through some closets and got rid of 5 big trash bags worth of stuff. Definitely feels good to declutter :)

Thursday, July 19

in my thoughts...

I liked the sentiment on this card. Kind of fun different take on the "thinking of you" sentiment.

I tried making the newsprint background more prominent than I usually do. Usually I just do a tone on tone with it in the background. But I thought it was kind of fun to make it look more like an actual old newspaper. I colored in the flowers with copics.

Thanks for stopping by today!! So glad the weather has cooled off today :) Makes taking the bus and walking to swimming class so much easier :)

Hope you have a great day!!

Sunday, July 15

Hanging out...

I have layout today of Levi and Miss Emma. These pictures are from a while ago, but they still love to hang out together :)

Pretty simple layout. I hand stitched the title for something a little different. I also added some hand stitching to the butterfly that I die cut from felt. The pattern papers are from Fancy Pants, which is still my favorite company for pattern paper, although Echo Park is definitely a close second.

Ok, that's all for me today. Levi isn't feeling well today :( so I'm off to sit with him. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 12

this card

Is actually from a quite awhile ago. I really liked it when I made it, but for some reason I didn't post it. So, now I will :)

I used some of my favorite Unity flowers and my go-to background stamp, Hero Arts Friendship Definition. This was the first card I ever tried stitching around in a circle, and I was pretty proud of how I did :) Finished off with a clear butterfly.

Thanks so much for stopping in today :) Hope your week is going well!!

Sunday, July 8


Considering the name of my blog, I don't think there are nearly enough cupcake cards. I do have a fair amount of cupcake stamps, though, so hopefully we can remedy that :)

This was a new set of cupcake stamps I got from There She Goes stamps. I was really just playing around with them, but they turned out so cute I made them into a card.The middle on is popped up on foam adhesive.  I even cut out the stem on the cherry too.

Okay--I'm off to try to catch up on everything after the weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are staying cool :)

Friday, July 6


Tomio and Leah are gone all weekend. She as a 2 day golf tournament, so we won't see them till Sunday. So glad for cell phones though! I get to hear from them regularly and see how she's doing. They are staying in our camper and visiting Japanese hot springs each night to relax and bath :)

A quick card for me today. "Quick" for me never has to do with how detailed or layered it is, just how long it  took me to figure out where I was going with it lol.

This is my favorite polka dot stamp (and I've used my fair share). It's a wood mounted one from Inkadinkado. I tried several of thee clear background stamps in strips that you have to line up to stamp (like Papertrey's), but they were just too frustrating. I am *so* happy I got the full kinds instead.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a relaxing weekend. I have plans to stamp :)

Wednesday, July 4

I'm pretty sure

I post too many cards using butterflies...but I guess that means I make too many cards using butterflies. To be honest though, lately I've given in to it, and decided that I just love butterfly stamps, and since I *will* use them, it's probably ok to buy a few more butterfly stamps. There are currently a couple more on their way to me right now :)

Anyway, here is today's butterfly card. This butterfly stamp is from Gina K.

Some more layered stamping on this card too. Sorry about the bad photo...didn't realize till now. I used Jenni Bowlin ink and Hero Arts layering paper. I'm kind of liking the somewhat thinner cardstock, as opposed to Papertrey's super thick lately....especially for layers.

And that's it. Thanks for stopping by today!! And Happy Fourth of July :)