I’m back!!!

HI Crafty friends!!!!! How’s it going? It sure has been awhile! But I’m back and with a new project!

I feel like I missed many things while I was gone so this card felt appropriate to come back with.



Happy Everything! How perfect is that greeting! I just love it! You could use it for anything!


Paper: Bo Bunny, Gina K Designs Black Onyx, Gina K Designs Layering White

Stamps: Happy Everything by Honey Bee Stamps

Ink: Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion

Accessories: Nuvo Crystal Drops  Ebony Black


Crafter’s Cafe: Black White and One other color

C.R.A.F.T Challenges: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: Anything Goes


New Challenge at Digistamps4Joy! 

Hi crafty friends!! I’m sorry for the rushed blog post and the lack of video again… I’m still playing catch up a little bit. 
But a new month means a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Our theme as always is Anything Goes with a Twist and the twist this month is Special Birthday. I had a lot of fun making this interactive card with one of our newer images! 


I hope to see you join us with your creations! 

Theatre Inspires

Good morning everyone! No, you didn’t miss a video the last few weeks my mojo took a major hike over the last few weeks. I didn’t even get my design team projects done… Ugh! But I got hit with a touch of inspiration yesterday so I rolled with what was inspiring me hoping to give my mojo a jump start and put this together for today.

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Today is a special day for the theatre community because it’s Tony Award day! The hashtag The Tony Awards is using this year is #theatreinspires which felt appropriate since it kind of gave me my mojo back.

Those of you who used to follow along when I was still My Crafty Place might remember that I’m a huge theatre fan and might even remember when I did a lot of theatre in college and right after I graduated. I haven’t talked about it much here so if you’re new here’s some little interesting facts about me. I usually only do one show a year at a community theatre near me I usually work backstage on props and as a leader of the run crew. Which is why you sometimes see tales of the things I make although I haven’t had to make anything too crazy in recent years.  I do like acting too and I’m hoping to get to a few auditions this year. Who knows maybe I’ll be doing a special series on that sometime in the next year.

I picked a quote from my favorite musical of all-time Newsies. I love this show like crazy and could talk to you about it for hours! Ask the girls at work they’ve been putting up with my craziness for like 3 weeks now…. Although I’ve been in love with this show since I was 6 and first heard Seize the Day I’ve been in overdrive lately with the release of Newsies Live. That’s right you can buy the Broadway version of  Newsies to watch whenever you want! How cool is that! It’s not as awesome as seeing it live of course but it’s still amazing!

This video launches a little series on my blog. I’ve been working on my Newsies Lettering Projcet since Febuary and I’m trying to finish it up I have 2 more videos to film and you’ll see them throughout the next couple of weeks while I get busy with my own theatre stuff.

So if you’re still here and reading thanks for hanging out this long and I hope you can find what inspires you.

Crafting When We Can Black and White with a Color Splash! 

It’s time for another challenge and Crafting When We Can! This fortnight our challenge to you is Black and White with a Splash of Color! We were given some great images to work with by Starz Stamps! They have some of the cutest images and anyone who knows me will not be surprised when I say I was ao excited to work with this image!!

I love the way this came out! And I’m so glad I thought to use that foil-mate without the foil! It adds just the right little touch!

Starz Stamps Cinderella

Gina K Designs Petite Flourish Foil-Mates

Crafting With Friends

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Crafty Creations

New Release Time!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s time for a new release at Digistamps4Joy! We have some great images this week! I was trying to pick which image I wanted to use I was looking around my workspace and found this one piece of paper that I must have decided to not use on another project, and I decided that it would go perfectly with this image!



Digistamps4Joy Ula

Gina K Designs Stars and Stripes Foil-mates

Gina K Designs Gold Sequin Foil


Crafting With Friends Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Inspiration Destination


Foilled Happy Birthday

Happy Friday! It’s a long weekend for a lot of us here in the states and as much as I LOVE my job who doesn’t love a long weekend!


Anyway! I’m in a super CAS mood lately so here’s another CAS card!




Gina K Designs Foil Greetings

Deco foil Ocean Blue

Gina K Designs Layering weight for the card base

Scraps for the colored pieces.


Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes with a Clean And Simple Twist

Cards In Envy Favorite Color Combo