Friday, January 30, 2015

Playing With MFT Stamps!

Hello friends. This card isn't for a challenge, just a card I made because I wanted to use this adorable stamp set! To create my card I used "MSTN Wild Things". And the fun Giraffe Background. I used  Stitched Fishtail Flags Stax and Stitched Scallop Edges.  I used Kraft Dye ink to stamp the background. I used Lemon Drop, Limeade, and Sweet Tooth card stock.  I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #14 - Quilted Hearts

Hi, me again! I loved the striking color combination from the current MFT Color Challenge and wanted to use them one more time!


To create my quilt inspired card I used Blueprints 20. This Die-namics set is SO popular and is currently in stock!! The "love you" sentiment is from the Die-namics  Love and Adore You set that I adhered to a tag using the Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax. I die-cut each color of card stock twice, assembled my quilt in the pattern I wanted and adhered my quilt blocks to the frame. Easy peasy! If you haven't already, I hope you will play along with the My Favorite Things Color Challenge!

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 214 - Cutie Pie Cupcake

Hello and welcome to another super fun Sketch Challenge with My Favorite Things!
I LOVED creating my card for this weeks challenge, and if you would like to see the entire card, and the cards that my awesome team-mates created then be sure to visit the MFT Sketch Challenge page! Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine, You're A Treasure!

You're A Treasure
My journey with Stampin' Up! began 11 years ago as a customer. Cute, fun, whimsical images are what drew me in.  I am still the same way. I have a major weakness for adorable stamps and as soon as I saw "Hey, Valentine", I had to have it. The patterned paper is from the SU Nautical DSP collection in the main catalog. PERFECT match! I colored the cute little pirate and his parrot using Stampin' UP Blendabilities. I added a bit of fun stitching using twine. The heart is from the "Little Sunshine" stamp set also in the new Occasions catalog. Here is another little something I made using the "Hey, Valentine" set.


I colored the trio of foxes (fox?) using Blendabilities and the DSP is from the "Stacked With Love" paper pad.

I am so happy you stopped by today, and if you would like to order any of the stamps and paper you saw on my blog today send me a message at or follow me on Instagram @veezalis.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Birthday - The Card That Almost Was

    Funny title? Let me explain, when Paper Crafts magazine closed its doors hundreds of cards that had been picked up for publication were sent back to their owners, never getting their chance to shine in whatever magazine issue they made it in. This was one of those cards! In-fact Lorena Canto and I submitted to the designer call asking for a team of two to submit a card they both designed from the same inspiration. I was so excited to share a page with my dear friend but alas, the card was sent back to me. So, I re-took another picture, and today I am sharing it with you!
To create my card I used ONLY Stampin' Up! product. The beautiful Four Feathers stamp set, the Age Awareness photopolymer set,  and DSP from the Color Me Autumn DSP pack from the Holiday catalog. I stamped the feathers using Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Lost Lagoon. I added some of our gold washi, and gold sequins. I LOVED this card and I'm happy I was able to share it here with YOU! Thank YOU for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #14 - This Way!

    Yay! It's time for another beautiful color combination at the MFT Color Challenge! Make sure you stop by the main MFT Challenge Blog to see the full color reveal, and to see what the rest of the design team created using this striking combo! Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 212 - Hello Sunshine

   Today is the start of a new Sketch at the My Favorite Thing Challenge and Inspiration Blog! Be sure to visit the blog to see my full card, and the cards of the rest of the talented design team members! I hope you will play along with us this week!

Sugar Pea Designs 1st Birthday Celebration Blog Hop!


           Hello!! Today I am thrilled to be joining the Sugar Pea Design Team as we celebrate the 1st Birthday of Sugar Pea Designs!!  There are some really fun ways to win some Sugar Pea Designs goodness on today's blog hop! If you hop along and visit all of the blogs today you will be eligible to win a $100 store credit! WOW! There will also be stamp set giveaways along the way and if you link up a Birthday card of your own you will have a chance to win a $25 store credit. Super fun!
To create my first card I used the Special Delivery stamp set and the coordinating Sugar Cuts Special Delivery Accents die set.
To create this cutie pie I used the Twinkle Twinkle stamp set. I paper pieced the teddy bear, bed comforter, and the teddy bear! Whew! I had fun putting together al the layers of this card.
As a thank you for helping to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Sugar Pea Designs there will be a 10% off your entire purchase : BDAY01 valid until Midnight Jan 28th.
If you would like to hop along on todays Birthday Blog Hop here is the full list participants:
SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas
Thank you for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Challenge # 23 - Crazy About Petals

Hello and welcome to The Challenge # 23! This week as have another beautiful  sketch and or color combo for you to play with!
To create my card I used ALL Stampin' Up! products. I loved playing with the new Petal Potpourri and Crazy About You stamp sets and the matching sentiment thinlits! The font is so much fun. I stamped and cut out the pretty petals and attached them just over the same images stamped onto card stock. I colored my flower using Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. Did you know you can earn those marker sets for FREE during Sale-A-Bration? Message me if you would like to learn more about this promotion.
I am happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch - So Good For My Heart!

Friday is here, FINALLY! It has been a long week, but the upcoming weekend, and the beautiful Spring-like forecast makes it all worth it!
I sat down with this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge #211 and played with the sketch again!

Here is my card!

To create my card I stamped and colored one of the adorable images from BB You Have My Heart. I stayed true to the sketch this time. I used stitching to add my double lines to the top and bottom of my card. The heart accents were stamped, and die-cut. It was fun mixing the two! I am happy you stopped by and I hope you will play along with us this week at the MFT Sketch Challenge!



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #211 - I Love You Grande!

Hello friends! It's Wednesday which means it is time for another sketch challenge at the MFT Card Challenges Blog! To see my entire card, and the cards of my talented team mates, along with this weeks sketch be sure to visit the MFT Card Challenges Blog!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #210 Take Two!

 Hello friends! I couldn't resist creating another card using this weeks MFT Sketch:
I must say there are SO MANY amazing cards in the gallery this week!
To create my card I used the ADORABLE Miss Tina set "Cute Critters".  I also used Blueprints 14. I am hooked on the Blueprints Die-namics die collections! They make building a card SO easy.
I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you will play along with us this week at the MFT Sketch Challenge!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Favorite Things Thursday Color Challenge!

       Hello hello! I have a little peek of the card I created for this weeks My Favorite Things Color Challenge #13.


         I had SO MUCH FUN making this card! Head on over to the MFT Card Challenges Blog to see the full card, and the cards from rest of my awesome team mates!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A New Year And The First MFT Sketch Challenge!

     Today is the day my friends, the first My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge of the year!! I am only sharing a sneak peek of the card I created for the Sketch Challenge:
To find out all the nitty gritty details of how you can play along, and to see this weeks sketch be sure to visit Susan at 
I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Challenge # 22 - Pretty Poppies

Hello and welcome to The Challenge # 22. This week we have an especially beautiful color combination:
I have a soft spot for all things "poppies", and this set by Clearly Besotted had to come home with me as soon as I saw it! I stamped the sentiment on sticky back linen by Claudine Helmuth Studios by Ranger Ink. As you can see from the picture I was even able to impress the linen backing using a stitched metal die! I am loving the way my card turned out, and I hope you like it too! I hope you'll play along with us at The Challenge!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Brand New Year Brand New Inspiration Brand New Design Team!

Hello and Happy New Year! Today  I am ECSTATIC to finally be able to announce my exciting news.
  I am joining 5 of my very favorite card makers, and friends as we join Susan Opel,  the new Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things.  Today a brand new blog dedicated to weekly color, and sketch challenges is being introduced. There will be SO much inspiration in one place!
I created a card especially for today.
         To create my card I used the My Favorite Things Friends Die-namics single die, and a sentiment from the MFT stamp set "Friends Like Us".  The polka dot pattern stamped on the strips of Persimmon Prestige card stock, Limelight Prestige card stock, and Tropical Teal Prestige card stock are also from the "Friends Like Us" stamp set. The polka dots were stamped in the coordinating ink colors. I heat embossed the sentiment using white powder, and finished my card with a flower and button from Die-namics Blueprints 14.

We would be THRILLED if you join us on our first challenge on January 5th. Be sure to visit our blog: to find out all the details.  Thank you for stopping by!