Friday, March 11, 2016

Hippity Hoppity

Hello friends! 

I am here today to share an Easter card that I made using an adorable stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps called Eggstraordinary Egghunt. The critters in this set are so cute and can be used to dress up any treat! I chose to make a simple card using one of my favorite sentiments in the set. 

I started out with a piece of Neenah white card stock to use as my base. I colored the front panel using Cracked Pistachio distress ink. Next I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and colored it using Abandoned Coral distress ink. After giving it a few minutes to dry, I used my Distress Sprayer to create water marks and a beautiful background. 

I just recently purchased the Stacked Pierced Ovals and used the biggest one to die cut a piece of Neenah white card stock. I stamped the bunny using Gray Flannel Memento ink and a variety of Copic markers to color him. The sentiment is stamped using Onyx Black Versafine ink. I adhered everything to the card base and sprinkled on different sizes of Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope to create lots this weekend and will have more to share next week. 

Have a great day, 


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

You Are Beautiful with Concord & 9th

Hello friends. Hello crafters. Hello blogging world. 

It's been a long hard road since my last post on December 23, 2015. Life has changed in such a dramatic way that a lot of times I still can't believe it's real. I never would have thought that taking my husband to the hospital on Christmas Day would forever change my/our lives forever. 

He spent 23 days in the hospital for liver failure. 23 long days and nights. Lots of tears and a roller coaster of emotions during each one of those days. He was able to overcome what we thought were his last days and walked out of that hospital on January 16 to live with his godfather in hopes to get stronger. Unfortunately, his body was already too far gone and his liver was so damaged. On January 21, he was taken to Hospice as he was unresponsive. My boys and I made our way to Florida to be with him and to say our goodbyes. It was not in the cards to make it there before he took his last breath on January 22 at 3:19pm. It's a date and time that will forever my etched in my mind. 

 I buried my husband and the father to my two boys. He is missed and always in our hearts. 

Days, weeks, and even a month has gone by since that day. We are learning how to live without him. We are getting use to our new normal. There are good days and bad days. Today is a good day. 

I am back. I have missed crafting so much. This community is hands down one of the best communities to be a part of especially when you need them the most. I am so thankful for the calls, texts, messages, cards and every single prayer that I have felt since losing my husband. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

For my card today, I used the challenge at Sunday Stamps as my inspiration. 

I used a new stamp and die set from Concord & 9th to create my card. I used the Floral & Flutter Bundle along with the Beautiful Bundle.


I used distress inks to bring the color to my card. The butterfly die cut is so beautiful and intricate. I do love everything about it and see it being used a lot in the future. The font of the word beautiful has to be one of the most beautiful fonts ever. If only I could write like that in my real life it would be amazing! 

Head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team created and to join in on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon with more design team work and to share more of my love for card making. 

Have a great day!