Friday, February 28, 2014

February's Poppy Sketch Winner

Thank you to everyone who played along with February's Poppy Sketch!! As always it's so hard to pick one winner you all made awesome creations. I get so excited when a new one pops up in the gallery! One had to picked though and this months winner is...

Mariana Grigsby

Mariana's card is just stunning, right down to the color palette, her layers are so magical that you could frame this piece of art! Thank you Mariana for playing at Poppy Sketches!

Please email me your snail mail information and I will get your prize out to asap!  

 Creating sketches for the scrappy world has been so much fun these past couple of months, but instead of posting a sketch for march tomorrow I have a HUGE announcement for all you Poppy Sketches fans so be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow!!

Thank you all for your sweet comments!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I found a new challenge blog, I love me a good challenge blog, The Card Concept! The challenge today is to use a floral theme. I adore all flowers so this one was easy for me, I made a dainty baby girl card, using a Shabby Chic look. Thanks for the new inspiration The Card Concept!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


The Color Throwdown always seems to spark my creativity. This is such a stunning color pallet, half the fun is searching through my paper stash looking for the perfect colors to match. I really enjoyed making this card. Thank you for the inspiration ladies and happy weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Save the Date

How yummy is this Cure for the Monday Blues #5 inspiration photo?? This clean "frame it" photo gave me so much inspiration I could have made 10 cads from it. My Save the Date card has a hidden message behind it... I will be announcing some BIG news soon! I wish I could give you a date, but it's soon.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I have a huge smile on my face this morning because I have a big announcement. I have been chosen to be on the CutCardStock design team. Congrats to Lee Ann and Christy the other new girls, and returning team members, Pinky, Jamie and Amber!

 I am soooo excited to be designing again and for a card stock  manufacturer....lets just say I'm in cardstock heaven! Here is a card I designed using a CutCardStock Neenah Classic Linen Invitations (natural white, pre scored) Pre folded cards make card making a breeze. Thank you CutCardStock!!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Good Monday morning and happy President's Day! A new challenge is up at the Fusion blog and it's fluttering with butterflies, once again butterflies are hugely popular in the scrap world. My card reminds me of March, bring on spring, warmer weather, and lots of beautiful butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration Fusion!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love Love Love

Another Color Throwdown is happening on my blog today! I used the colors for the inspiration and realized I do not have any kitty stamps or embellishments in my collection!!?? I know, what the heck? I'm going to have to take care of that! Thanks for the inspiration ladies. 

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


It's a new week and a new adventure... adventures in finding and participating in new challenges to make me grow as an artist. I've said this before but, I LOVE the scrappy world... you all have welcomed me back with warm open arms and I appreciate it so much! Today I have made this little love card for the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #4, thanks for yummy sugar rush inspiration!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Welcome Little One

I'm trying out a new challenge blog today, Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. I used the colors from this image for my inspiration for my baby boy card. My stamped image is from Starving Artistamps Doodle Factory Animals II,  love these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration Curtain Call!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Too Cute for Words

Color throw down might becoming one of my favorite challenge blogs. The pairings of colors are wonderful, who knew pastashio green would work with pink and red! Thanks for the inspiration ladies and happy weekend!

Thursday, February 6, 2014


My dear good friend Lee Murphy lead me to this challenge blog Mod Squad. This weeks challenge is to make a project using hearts and glitter, how is a girl to resist?? I knew I couldn't pass it up so here is my take. Thanks for the inspiration Mod Squad!! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


It's Wednesday and heres  Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #3 and it's pattern-tastic! I loved this image the second I saw it but pulling a card out of it was a little bit harder. I think I was thinking to hard...I just had to simplify things.  Here's to great inspiration and a challenge!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I'm playing at Fusion again, I had so much fun last week...I'm back! I love everything about Valentine's Day... the colors, sugar, the love,  so I couldn't pass this one up. Here is a little card I made using both the sketch and the picture, thanks for the inspiration ladies.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

CAS-ual Friday Challenge • Snowman Hug

I made this little card with a snowman hug because here in Colorado it's a winter wonderland with temperatures in the teens and lots, and lots of snow! I got my inspiration from my good friend Michele Gross who has a fabulous Challenge blog Cas-ual Friday's along with and even more fabulous stamp line. Michele's stamps are awesome, and witty... I need to get some. This weeks challenge was to make a CAS card with an extended edge. Thanks for the inspiration CAS-ual Friday's! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Poppy Sketch • love

February Poppy Sketch
 Happy February everyone and thank you for those who played with the January Poppy Sketch! This month is filled with lots of love, love, love and what better way to start it off with a fun sketch complete with a yummy prize of bright colored twine! I made a Valentines goody bag to fill with treats for my love.

February Poppy Prize
 I ask that you create any scrappy project based off of the sketch provided, upload it to your blog, link back to A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy along with linking your creation to Inlinkz provided below. I will pick and announce one winner February 28th and a new Poppy Sketch will Pop Up March 1st! Good luck and have fun!