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cheesy...i a little inky this morning playing along with the  Our Craft Lounge Design Team Sketch Challenge...


and, this is the sketch so you can play along!


there are prizes to be had people...go play!

have an amazing day!


Our Craft Lounge 'Butterfly Kisses' (part of the new release, available at Archivers now!)

Basic Grey 'Cappella' papers

Distress inks walnut stain, pumice stone, and spun sugar

Copics: W1, Y11, BG93, R11


i am home from Chicago and so excited about all the fun stuff i saw at CHA!!! i had a blast doing the make-n-take at the Our Craft Lounge booth...the women of OCL and the amazing design team are wonderful!!! i miss them already! 

be sure to pop on over to the OCL Blog to see a few peaks...there is a picture of me in action in the booth...oh boy...

we will be doing another fabulous blog hop once all the girls are home and settled...i can't wait to share the great things we have been working with!

in the mean time...some deliciousness from CHA...

the Maya Road booth NEVER disappoints...seriously in love...

my life will not be complete until i have 'lost & found' by My Mind's, love, love...

everywhere you turned, there was fabulous inspiration...Graphic 45...seriously...OMG

really? seriously...i just loved this simple layout at the Hambly booth...really...

Spellbinders is rockin' the's really not okay how many new dies i need...yes, need!

Bella Blvd love...their designers are AMAZING!

and...then there are these...

oh, Tim, you are just too a very good way...


oh my...

and, finally...the thing i dream about...must have, can't wait to have, NEED...

...oh yes, i will have you my little pretty...soon...

i didn't have much time to walk the floor, but what i did love was October Afternoon 'seaside' & 'modern homemaker', Cosmo Cricket 'togetherness', everything that is 'Girls' Paperie', Pink Paislee 'parisan anthology' &  'sweetness', all that is Glitz (LOVE their new lines!), Crate Paper 'restoration' & 'school spirit'...

can't wait for all this fun stuff to start showing up in stores...yummm...

off to create with all this fresh inspiration!




i know...really, i do...and, there is a very small explanation at the end of this post...but i can't stand not showing you this first...

i played along with the OCL Design Team Sketch is what we had to work with...

Kisa-ocldt22 card...

i want to bite him! (that means kisses in my house, btw!)...'Drake the Dragon' by Our Craft him! the paper is Karen Foster 'Dragon Fable Paper'...they make for a great combination!

so, go play along at the OCL blog!! 

OCL 'Drake the Dragon, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Walnut Stain Distress ink, Sparkly Fluff 'Platinum', Spellbinders dies, kraft cardstock, foam squares, misc embellishments

Copics: Blender, C1, C3, E53, E55, E59, R11, YG03, YG17, G85, G99, B91, B93, B97

 copic airbrush system is the personal part...

there are times in our lives where we are lost and broken...some people manage it all better than others...over the past several months there have been a lot of changes in my life, and there are more to come...i had to process it all, take some time to focus on my 'real life work', and find a 'new normal' for my life...all that being said, i am putting all the pieces back together and am very confident that the mosaic that God is creating is amazing and beautiful and exactly what he imagines for my life...

thank you for your patience, thank you for looking in on me, and thank you most of all for your love and support!!!