Hello Friends,

It’s time for another challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week it is a color challenge.  At first I thought I may struggle with it but as it came along I realized that I really like it!  This challenge was a good reminder for me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.


I even got out the Crystal Effects to play with because it had been awhile since I used it. The Lovely Lace embossing folder gives it detail without being too “fussy”.  The sentiment is from the “Hello There” hostess set.


In this picture you can better see where I put the Crystal Effects over the sentiment. I stamped it using the Tuxedo Black Momento ink and had no problems with it smearing.  Lastly, I topped it off with a sweet Wild Wasabi Candy Dot. 🙂


Oh my, it has been awhile! Weeks ago I said I was going to share another card box. I’m sorry for the long break in posting but our sweet baby girl made her debut! I haven’t been in my craft room for almost a month! Time to get back at it for sanity’s sake! 😉


This card box holds 10 A2 cards with envelopes! L-O-V-E it! It was a hostess gift for my friend and neighbor. She hosted a Stampin’ Up! party and I wanted to give her something nice that she could use. Kind of like the gift that keeps on giving. 🙂



Once you slip the belly band off you have access to the goods! The flower on this was made with the new fringe scissors. Those babies are awesome! I really wanted a big black brad but didn’t have one so I sponged my antique brad with black Stayz On and there ya have it!

And as my blogging buddy at Mon Petit Chateau put it, here is my greatest creation: