Monday, March 23, 2015

Winner - Julie's Blogoversary Hop

Thanks to EVERYONE who left a lovely comment on my blog during Julie's blog-oversary hop!  It was so much fun reading all those comments.  Without further ado, I am pleased to announce my winner,:

Both cards are fabulous! Love that owl.

Rebecca, Please email me your mailing address - to karey2005 at sbcglobal dot net!

Craftily yours,


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Fun with Sequins

Happy Saturday, Friends.  If you are here for Julie's Blogoversary Hop - GO here!

Today, I'm sharing a FUN Sequin Saturday card at Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz!  I LoVe sequins!  I was SO excited when Bella Creationz started to carry them.  They add such fun and sparklies!  Without further ado, here's what I did!

I love this Lucy the Ladybug Fairy from Unity Stamp Company.  She's a big stamp, so adding pattern paper around her would be difficult.  Problem solved, add sequins!  These sequins from Bella Creationz are in Raspberry Pink and White Frost (coming soon).  The card is finished off with a smidge of Timeless Twine in Lemonade Yellow.   

Hope my card inspires you to have a FUN and COLORFUL weekend! 

Craftily yours,


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Julie's Blogoversary Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Julie's Blogoversary Blog hop.  I love this event each year as it grows and grows with some of the very best crafty ladies on the planet!  We have TONS of sponsors this year, so there are lots of prizes!  Here are our wonderful sponsors!

The theme this year is "Lucky to Call You Friend." I have some blog candy available.  I'm giving away FIVE Unity Itty Bitty stamps (pre-selected - includes One Single Wish, Owl Bring Fall Greetings, Life is Sweeter with Treats, Apple of My Eye, and Button Bingo).  If you follow me, that would be great.  I'd also love to have you follow my You-Tube Channel too....  Neither is a requirement to be entered for blog candy....just sayin' pretty please :)

Here is the complete hop list:

Amy Hurley-Purdie - - 

Yep, yep, I am your last stop! Here's what I did using a Unity Stamp and some 3 Girl JAM lace.  I'm on the DT for Anya, Oddies and Others...  This is my DT submission for this month.

And today happened to be my design team day for 3 Girl JAM (one of our fabulous sponsors!), so here is what I did for that using some 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon and lace and a FaBuLoUs stamp and sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.  The FuN paper is from Graphic 45!

Be sure to leave a comment on Julie's blog, with your email address, so she can send you the free digi paper that EVERYONE gets!  To be entered for a prize, be sure to leave a comment on each hop along the way.  Prizes will be hidden along the hop. 

Here are the prizes available:

The Cutting Cafe -- any 3 sets

DigiStamps4Joy -- 1st prize - $10 gift certificate and a Guest Designer spot on a challenge
                              2nd prize - 2 digis of choice

Fitztown -- 3 digis

Snapdragon Snippets -- $15 gift certificate

SVG Attic -- $15 gift certificate

3 Girl JAM -- $20 gift certificate

QKR Stampede -- 3 images

Eureka Stamps -- 3 images

Timeless Twine -- $20 gift certificate

Aurora Wings Stamps -- $15 in digis

Close To My Heart Stamp Set 

 Unity Stamp Company -- 25 random stamps

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles -- free digi paper for each participant
    3 mini sets of papers - grand prize
    3 individual sets for 3 other prizes
    Mini Heartland paper set 

Creative Bugs -- 5 images

Amy Doodle's Stamp Co. -- free image for everyone, plus 40% off of entire purchase for one lucky winner

The East Wind - three digis of your choice

Please enjoy this free image from Amy Doodle's Stamp Company -- Nerdy Girl!

That's it for us.  Thank you SO much for hopping with us today!

Craftily yours,


Celebra'tions Ink

I'm up over at the Cut@Home blog today with a couple cards I made using the Spellbinders Celebra'tions line.  The super cool thing about these cards is the ink that I stamped with!  It's the Celebra'tions Berry Black ink.  This ink can be used for coloring in BOTH alcohol and watercolor techniques.  This is an unusual trait in ink-pads and is so super handy!  These are the cards I made:

The card on the right is colored with Copics, and the card on the left is colored with the  Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers.

And here's my video showing how I put these cards together:

For the full supply list, do stop by the Cut@Home blog!  And sign up for the VIP list while you are there - great coupons get sent to you for FREE!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Guest Design: Die Cuttin' Divas

I'm super honored and excited to be guest designing for Die Cuttin' Divas!  Their current challenge theme is, "Celebrate Spring."  What BeTTeR way to celebrate spring than with fun, bright colors and patterns and a flower or two thrown in!  Here's what I did.

The paper is from Spellbinders Celebra'tions line, the stamp is from Unity Stamp Company, and the ribbon is a "soon to be released" color from 3 Girl JAM!  SO much fun.  But wait, you say - it's DIE Cuttin' Divas.  Well, I used my MOST-loved and MOST-used die, my Lifestyle Crafts Circle dies.  Love circles.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas to join their challenge too!  

Craftily yours,


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  So happy you are hopping along with the Unity Growing in Unity girls today!  If you stumbled upon my post, be sure to start at the Unity Stamp Company blog.  If you leave comments along the way, you are entered for a fabulous prize.

My card uses the beautiful Unity Stamp Company Phyllis Harris {...felt with the heart} set.  I really love all of the Phyllis Harris stamps!  So excited to share my creation, so without further ado.

This card explains much of the reason that I love to craft.  First, it's super relaxing, but also I've made some incredible friends both online and in person through crafting.  You know who you are....and I love you all dearly.  And really, isn't that all the therapy we need?

Here's the Growing in Unity Hop line-up!

Tenia Nelson
An'Jenic Gibson
Terri Burson
Karen Nofziger (hey!  that's me!)
Carisa Zglobicki
Lena Nunn
Crystal Rodner
Maria Levine

So hop, hop onto the fabulous Carisa!

Craftily yours,


Friday, March 13, 2015

Birds and Blooms

I'm up over at Cut@Home today with some cards using the Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms collection papers, stamps and dies.  This collection is simply lovely.  So feminine and pretty!  
Here are the cards I posted:

AND here's my video where I made one of these cards.  Have you followed my YouTube Channel yet? I'd sure appreciate it if you would!

Be sure to stop by the Cut@Home blog for the supply list. While you are there, sign up for their VIP list.  It's free!  And they send you awesome coupons!

Craftily yours,


Friday, March 6, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

I'm up over at the Cut@Home blog today with some fun projects using the Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags and a variety of Graphic 45 papers (listed below). This post also doubles as my Graphic 45 Design Team application, so I'm highlighting a few projects from the past as well. I LoVe their products and decided to throw my hat into the ring.

 First up is a mini that I'll hang from my purse.

The second project in my application is a keepsake box I made with the Graphic 45 Mixed Media box and the Time to Flourish paper.  

On the inside of the box are these fabulous cards I made to keep track of important dates.

Next up is a calendar cover I made using the Time to Flourish Collection:

And finally, I am showing off a couple of cards I made using Graphic 45 papers.

Wish me luck!  Hope the Graphic 45 team choosers LoVe my projects as much as I love Graphic 45 products!

Supply list for today's project for Cut@Home:

Products from my stash:
This Old House - SKU 4501107
Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine and Lace
UmWow Studio Chip Heart Confetti

Craftily yours,


Happy Friday - Me and Him

It's FINALLY Friday!  Whoop!  I'm up over at the Timeless Twine / Bella Creationz blog today with a Fun Friday project.  Love the weekends cuz I get to spend extra time with my fella.  I decided to take a pic of the two of us at Christmas and turn it into a "mini" ish that I could put on my desk at work.  Here's what I did:

I used the fabulous Natural White Timeless Twine to tie together the two sides of my frame and to add a border to the picture.  And of course, no project is complete without a double bow.  haha
I added some of the pretty Bella Creationz Christmas Sequins to the left side of the frame.  

Hope all of you lovelies have a terrific weekend!!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, March 5, 2015


Wishing you happiness on this fabulous Friday!  I'm linking up with Unity Friends with Flair and am up over at the 3 Girl JAM Blog today!  My card today uses the BRAND new 3 Girl JAM Tie Dye 3 crinkle ribbon!  I also used some pretty lace from the Light and Bright Bundle.  The stamp is Unity Stamp Company {Happiness will find you}.

The paper is from Basic Grey PB&J.  The flower is colored with Wink of Stella Markers.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you to be sure to like 3 Girl JAM on Facebook to keep up with all the inspiration there.  And GO shop at the 3 Girl JAM store!  If you use coupon code KN10, you can get 10% off your WHOLE purchase!  OR we have a special coupon code MARCH that makes the Tie Dye 3 bundle only $1 with your purchase of another bundle.  Wowzers!  Great deals at 3 Girl JAM!

Happy Friday, Friends!

Craftily yours,