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Wild Garden by Julie Dies!


Hello Blogosphere!

I’m here with a “just for fun” card! I really wanted to get these Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden by Julie dies out today, so I DID! This little tool down here is pretty amazing at helping get those die innards removed:


I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Designer Colors – Tropicals for the little patch of color!


Thanks for stopping by,



National Scrapbook Day Hop!

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Hello Blogosphere! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

You should be visiting from Kristy’s Blog, but if you’re happening upon this awesome hop for the first time today, I HIGHLY encourage you to start from the beginning! It’s a short sweet hop organized by Butterfly Reflections Ink. There are prizes involved too!

Here’s some detail shots:


NOLA, stands for New Orleans, LA, which is where we call home for now :) I love this city and the picture was taken of Chartres Street!


We were given the following Mood Board for inspiration (thanks Shawna):


You next stop is my fellow military wife, Trisha’s, Blog!

Thanks for hopping by! Hop you’re inspired…


Materials: Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes, We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose Journaling Cards, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Bubblegum, Watermelon, Guava, Coconut), Lawn Fawn Gold Sparkle Twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dodz Medium, E-Z Dots Mini Permanent), Round Brush


Sizzix Contest: Who Are You?

525d8eec9c47a-Whoareyou_entryMorning Blogosphere!!! Did you see this contest Sizzix is holding right now!!!!? You can win a trip to Sizzix Headquarters or a $100 Sizzix Gift Card just for answering this question….

“Who Are You?”


This is me. I’m an Army Wife, a Runner, and a Paper Crafter.


This is what I really look like after a painful half-marathon and I’m sure after a tough day of Army SAHM stuff. If you add a bit of paint and ink on those hands, it would be me at the end of any given week of my life. But, I finish and sometimes that’s all that matters.

Papercrafting and running help me get through the sore spots and help me celebrate the highlights and victories!

Here’s a Halloween Card I created:


I used the Sizzix Ink Splats Texture Fade and Writing Desk Bigz Die by Tim Holtz!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share a bit about myself!

Have a great week,



Sizzix Video Tutorial: Shabby Chic Gift Bag



Hello Blogosphere! I have another Video Tutorial for ya on the Sizzix Blog! I sure hope you’ll stop by and leave some love :)

Thanks so much,



Reverse Confetti: June Blog Hop


 Hello June and Hello Reverse Confetti Fans!

It’s the 8th of the month and that means it’s time for an creative Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti. Last month’s release was fantastic and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps. We’ve also invited some extra friends that helped us launch the new company last month, to join in on the fun! Are you ready?

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The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Val’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using Reverse Confetti’s first 4 amazing stamp sets! I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Susan’s blog.

If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog. Celebrate the creative side of you!

For my card, I used I Like You. I stamped up the little line stamp to add some color to the chevron background paper, stamped the little heart in various colors, and used the “i like you” sentiment!

Here’s what it looks like when I celebrate a little too hard in the studio…. No judging :)

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Thanks for stopping by,



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