How about this fresh and fun card for you today! Thursday fun with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and this super fun new DSP just makes this card a breeze to whip up in a jif but the fun factor still high!

Here’s the game board….and today I went straight across…Gold, Oval & Bling. I ask you….when you look at these game boards…do you just STOP what you are doing and let your mind go wild with thinking what you have and which way you would play the game?






My adorable god-daughter left today to go to college….where has the time gone! I went over last night to give her one last squeeze and the post that you will see tomorrow! You know me by now, I love to make things coordinate so you will just have to pop back tomorrow to see how I pulled everything together! (it is super cute)

We are just about a week away from the new catalog and let’s quickly chat about this new DSP below, Year of Cheer – isn’t it amazing! I just get giddy about plaids and ginghams…but this has a “bling” of foils in this specialty paper making it super unique.







I admit that it is hard to get pictures of quality with the foils but I think that you can see that this gold and white paper is just super…WOW! This in itself makes the card but adding the Oval Framelits in both the black and gold (you know I love my layers) makes the focal stamp just POP!

I added Fast Fuse adhesive to the back of the oval and then after wrapping the gold thread around my hand…I pushed it into the adhesive and flipped it over and then fru-fru the gold thread to get it “just where I wanted it”….works each and every time! The clear dew drops were in my craft stash and I thought that they would be the perfect bit of fun bling!







I have blogged before with this stamp set, Going Far and it still makes me smile! I just love the font of this sentiment and it was PERFECT for a card wishing someone well as they go off to college!

If you are just getting going with watercoloring, this is a perfect stamp set to get your feet wet with….very fast and very forgiving for a beginner!







One more peek from a different angle! I just love vertical cards and when you see what I paired it with tomorrow I think that you will agree that it was a great duo. It’s all about the little things we do…..maybe it might take a wee bit more time – but trust me, it is sooooo worth the effort!







Here is ME wishing YOU “good luck” in playing with me this week in the challenge….trust me, I know that you are out there….yep YOU – pull out some of that stash that you have…find some me time and play! My hopes are that you will post it in the gallery but even if you do not….please find some time to play!

It is funny, I have people that email me their pictures of what their interpretation of the game is….and as much as I wish that they would put it up in the gallery at the challenge site but they do not for that silly ‘fear factor” that we all seem to have hiding inside of us…..(trust me, I get it as I have been there too) I am ok with it as I am just happy as can be that they played with paper….I call it BTE!


Best Therapy Ever


I’m having a bit of therapy today…Jeanie and I are heading to Annapolis to see Ramsey…Jeanie is getting sad that school is going to start and Ramsey is sad that her daughter left for college… sometimes friends just have to help friends thru the times……STAMP THERAPY! Looking forward to a day of creativity, laughter and memories!

I will see you in the morning….have a great day and go and make someone smile!







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