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Friday, April 22, 2016


It has been a long time since I had posted on my blog, but I have been creating behind the scenes.  I have been a lot of custom invitations for people.  It has allowed me to keep my creative juices flowing and I am thankful for the opportunity to share in so many special occasions this way.

As I look around, I see I have some cleaning up to do.  Shemar Moore is no longer on Criminal Minds, although I may just keep his picture up for inspiration. :-)  I will be posting some of my projects that I have created for others soon.  I like to post after the event in case it is a surprise to someone.

I missed Paulette's birthday over on Create with TLC's so I am reposting a card I made in honor of her birthday a couple years ago (sorry I have not created any new ones lately).  Hoping she had a FAB birthday!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paulette, I wish you strength and peace!


It has been a long time since I have posted something here; however, I have been designing behind the scenes.  I've been asked to do several custom orders for individuals which have left little to know time to create for fun.  I am not complaining because as long as I get to do what I love it's all good!

However, when I heard that a very good friend of mine (and many of yours) had an accident and that there would be a Blog Hop in her honor, I said sign me up.  If you follow Paulette over at Create with TLC, you would know that she had a terrible accident and is recovering.  The very sweet Jennifer emailed a bunch of us and asked if we wanted to hop to show our love for Paulette and well...of course we said YES!

I have created the card below using Paulette's wonderful sentiment from the Scripture 2 Wordart set.  

Wishing you Strength and Peace
I started with a 5.5x5.5 white card base, layering on grey and then black cardstock.  I added a strip of dp and embossed the black cardstock.  I used Heartfelt Creations tattered rose stamp and diecut to create my flower.  As I mentioned previously, the sentiment is from the Scripture 2 wordart set which you can find in the Create with TLC store (link below).

Paulette has truly inspired my work from the moment I first discovered her awesome blog and I encourage you, if you haven't already done so, to go to the blog and leave some love. She could really use it now more than ever.  I pray that she has a speedy recovery and that the pain ceases.  She will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. 

1. Candy - Purple Card Lady (me)
2. Desire - Doing Life 
4. Carla -  Carla's Stamping Spot
5. Ileana - Sparkling Pink
7. Lynne - Her Craftiness
8. Cynthia - Stampin' in Alaska
9. Vicky - Crafting Vicky
10. Jennifer - Just Coffee Please...
11. Hetty - Craft Chaos
12.  JoAnn - J. Atterbury Creations
Baubles by Bri Etsy store
Thanks for hopping with us and your next stop is Desire's blog where you will definitely find some awesome inspiration!
Get to hopping!

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Create with TLC: Just saying Hello


I hope your Thursday is going well.  I have another busy day (and weekend) ahead of me.  I don't always get to take a minute and just say HI or Hello.  So, this card is dedicated to all my crafty friends out there...HELLO! 

I used a 6x6 lilac cardstock base for this card.  I then layered on white and black cardstock and dp.  I used some leftover cardstock and dp to mat my sentiment from Create with TLC.  This card truly is a CAS card.  I really just wanted the sentiment and the dp to do all the talking. The colors were such a contrast of light and dark. 

Hopefully this card will cause a contagious wave of Hellos to those individuals who you think of, but don't get to talk to very often. 

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Create with TLC: You're the Stuff...

Men are made of


Happy Hump Day!  I am back again to share another masculine card with you.  I don't know what it is with me and all these "manly" cards, but I love the challenge of them.  Honestly, the papers I recently picked up lend themselves to masculine themes.  I also think that the right dp or sentiment can make for some lovely CAS cards. 

I was really inspired by the colors in this dp for this card.  I started out with a dark grey 6x6 cardstock base.  I layered on some teal and yellow cardstock and then dp.  Using a strip of the teal cardstock, I cut it on  an angle and added it to the corner of my card.  I matted my sentiment from Create with TLC on the teal cardstock as well.  I think it is simple, but yet perfect for that manly man in your life.

Thank you for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Create with TLC: Be the Sailboat

Be the Sailboat


Happy April Fool's Day!  I hope that you haven't fallen victim to someone's foolery today.  I use to be good at pranking people.  I would get my older sister all the time.  However, I haven't done that in a while.  I definitely didn't have time today, because as I mentioned a bit ago, I started a new job and I'm still adjusting my sails.  I am also training to be President of our local Rotary group in 2015.  It is so much work that goes into this role, but I am looking forward to it. 

Today, I am sharing another masculine card with you that is inspired by the dp and the sentiment at the same time.  I saw this paper on sale at a crop I went to recently and immediately thought of Create with TLC's "Be sets."  I love these sets.  They are truly my favorite because they are perfect "stand alones" on cards.  Male cards don't require all the embellishments and frills that female cards do so these Be sets work well. 

I created this card using a 6x6 kraft cardstock base and layered on this yummy deep red cardstock.  I then layered on the dp that has these beautiful red and blue sailboats on them and an antique finish.  I emobossed this really cool blue cardstock that has a sparkle sheen to it and matted it behind and across the card.  I also used a coordinating dp to put behind the sentiment which was matted on red cardstock and cut out using Spellbinder's Wonky rectangle diecut.  As I stated previously,  the sentiment is from Create with TLC's Be Set and it comes with an image as well.  Head over to the store and check them out.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Create with TLC: I'm Sorry...

Aliens took my brain


Yep, it is Monday and I do feel if though aliens took my brains.  I needed my weekend to stretch out a little bit longer.  Oh well, I am please to see that it is finally starting to look like Spring here in Michigan.  The sun is shining and my spirits are lifting.

Today, I am sharing a card that I am sure that several of you out there can relate to.  I actually could have checked all the boxes.  I started out with a 6x6 grey cardstock base and layered on black cardstock and dp.  I wanted to make a masculine card and this color scheme actually can be male/female.  I rounded off the edges of the card using my corner rounder punch.  I then layered another square panel of black and green cardstock.  I matted the sentiment from Create with TLC on dp. 

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Sister Act:  Anything Goes
613Avenue:  Anything Goes (optional twist)

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Create with TLC: I'ts a JOY...

It's a JOY...

I am still in the mindset of JOY.  There are so many benefits to having joy - physically, mentally and emotionally.  We really benefit from it when we share joy with others.  I believe we are strengthened when we can celebrate the good in others.

Today, I am sharing a card I made using Create with TLC sentiment "It's a JOY to celebrate you."  This would make a good "just because," "thinking of you" or "birthday" card.  The papers were the muse for the card's color scheme.  I started out with a chocolate cardstock base, layered on some peach cardstock and then light blue.  I topped the card off with this wildflower dp, which lends itself to a variety of color themes.  I took a strip of the chocolate cardstock and layered on an opposing strip of dp.  I finished the card off with this lovely sentiment matted on the chocolate cardstock.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention