Friday, March 27, 2015

Someone So Special

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Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to be in the studio this week playing with paper and ink again.  Today’s card uses the new Viva La Verve Sketch.  Sadly, it is a sympathy card for a colleague whose mom passed away this month.  I love Verve’s Forever in our Hearts set for sympathy cards. The sentiments are sweet and simple, perfect for the difficult time around losing a loved one. 

Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for more samples and all the details on how you could win some big Verve bucks this month!  Have a great day!

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stamps: Forever in our Hearts, Be Blessed (Verve)

dies: Petal Points Die Set (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Celebrating with You ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  I’m finally back with some new cards (no rewinds!).  I’ve created two cards for the Papertrey Ink blog hop today using the Make it Monday challenge :)  I took the colours and patterns from the blog hop photo…

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…and created 3 different patterned papers using Daydreamer and Background Basics Retro sets.

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Here’s another card I used with the leftover papers from the first card :)  I was really happy the way the floral paper turned out :)  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring Rewind Rewind!

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.

~ from Spring Song by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fair Spring ! Whose simplest promise more delights
Than all their largest wealth, and thro' the heart
Each joy and new-born hope
With softest influence breathes. 

~from Ode to Spring by Anna Lætitia Barbauld

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Hi dear friends!  For those of you who’ve been around here for awhile, this is my using Ode to Spring post.  It’s my favourite season and I cannot let the day go by without singing “AMEN!” to Spring.  However, there’s been no studio time this week so I thought I’d repost last year’s rewind (hence the double rewind of my post title! LOL).  I should have something new for you next week :)  In the meantime, have a fabulous first day of Spring!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Rewinds!

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Hi friends!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I can’t believe how quickly it sneaks up on me!  LOL  My days and weeks are still very FULL so while I keep my “eye on the prize” in two months (my Masters), I thought I’d leave you with some of my favourite St. Patrick’s Day cards over the last couple of years.  This first one was on my St. Patrick’s Day post last year :)  And before I leave you, here’s a little Irish Blessing I found on this blog.

Cheers!

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a card one of my sisters gave me years ago…still cracks me up! LOL

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Welcome to the World ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!
This week we are inviting you to join us for...

When I saw these yummy jelly beans, the colours made me think of baby cards.  So that’s what I made :) I pulled out some designer paper that I felt went with the colours in the inspiration photo. 

Want to join us this week?  Head over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog for all the details and more delightful samples by our design team.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Viva La Verve Hostess!

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Hi friends!  It’s SPRING BREAK!  Woohoo!  That must mean that report cards are D-O-N-E, Spring is just around the corner as well as my birthday!  That also means I’m hosting the Viva La Verve sketch this week!  It’s tradition, after all, and this is one tradition I’m going to keep!  Head over the the Viva La Verve blog for all the card details as well as how YOU could win some Verve money!  Have a great weekend!

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Monday, March 9, 2015

You Had Me at Chocolate!

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Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve got one more week of work before starting my first TWO week Spring Vacation EVER!  My district finally added the extra week by tacking on extra minutes to our day.  We were one of the few districts in our province that did not get 2 weeks.  So you can imagine how excited I am!  So let’s celebrate with chocolate and brand new Verve!  Head over to the Verve store to see the new set, die, and shaker mixes!  They are so yummy!  Have a great start to your week :)

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what’s in it?

stamps: Chocolate (Verve)

paper: rustic white (PTI), espresso (SU), glitter cardstock (Michaels), Polka Dot Party (American Crafts)

ink: white craft (SU)

accessories: Chocolate Word die  and Banner Bundle Die Set (Verve), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), twine (Hemptique), stitching, white embossing powder

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