Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joy ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Welcome friends!  I’m participating in the PTI November Blog Hop today with a card inspired by this gorgeous photo…


I focused in on the white frame against the grey background along with the green ornaments (translated as jingle bells on my card!).  A bit of sparkle with some silver cardstock and Frosted Snowfall Sequin Mix and this card is one shakin’ bit of joyful fun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!




Friday, November 20, 2015

Merry Christmas ~ Viva la Verve Friday


Greetings everyone and TGIF!  It’s full blown Christmas card making here in the studio!  Today’s card uses this week’s Viva La Verve sketch.  I grabbed some Bo Bunny patterned paper and Verve’s Weary World stamp set and Starry Stable dies for my card today.

Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for all the details on how you could win some great Verve by playing all month long.  It’s a great way to stay on top of those Christmas cards!  Have a lovely weekend!



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Feel Better ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Good morning!  There’s a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge up and this time we’re inspired by this photo…


This really was a challenge for me!  I have NO fox images in my stamp stash…can you believe it?!  The Curtain Call team tried to help out saying I could focus on the cup image or use any cute little critter.  I loved these ideas and dug out my PTI Cuppa Love die that I had never used! Yikes!  I poured over all my patterned paper, hoping to find a fox image, but nothing.  The last place I looked was in my new Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I turned over a piece of patterned paper and there he was!  Little Mr. Fox!  Score!  The papers match perfectly with this packet of tea that I love when I lose my voice.  I will tuck one into this card and save it for the next coworker who loses his/her voice!

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thanks ~ PTI Make it Monday


Hello!  Sneaking in another card this weekend for PTI’s Make it Monday challenge.  I stayed pretty true to Ashley’s card as I had the same coverplate…why mess with a good thing, right?  I was happy to experiment again with my Kuretake watercolours.  With this technique I almost look like I’m a bonafide watercolour artist!  Woohoo!  I won’t tell if you don’t tell :)  Thanks for stopping by!  The dh and I are off soon on date night…Spectre (hello, Daniel Craig!) and then dinner!  Hope you’re having a great weekend :)



25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Clearly Besotted Style

 Hello everyone!  Today I'm excited to join in all the fun over at Tracey's blog for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags celebration, Clearly Besotted style!

 I hadn't used the  Merry Kissmas stamp and die set from October's release but had left them out specifically for this Christmas Tag celebration.  The dh and I LOVE mistletoe and actually leave our "faux" mistletoe up all year :)  No mistake there! {insert Kiss, Kiss here}.  The dh is also a notorious present shaker and peeker so I had to add this vellum overlay with a sentiment from Eat Drink Be Merry.

 Head over to Tracey's blog to see more inspiration from the Clearly Besotted Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!

 what's in it?  

stamps: Merry Kissmas, Eat Drink Be Merry (Clearly Besotted Stamps), "to" from 2012 Tags (PTI)
paper: white, vellum (PTI) 
ink: soft stone, spring moss (PTI), onyx (versamark)
accessories: Merry Kissmas die collection,(Clearly Besotted) Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), twine, bookmark die (PTI), white embossing powder

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bless the Lord ~ Viva La Verve


TGIF friends!  I’m hosting the Viva La Verve sketch this week so head over there for all the details on how you could win some great Verve by playing all month long.  I made this card for last month’s release but hadn’t posted it yet.  This layout became one of my go to sketches so I asked Julee to make it into an official one! Yay!  The tag is actually a bookmark that is removeable by using  the Dotto non permanent tape runner.  Because it was going to be a bookmark, I had to make sure the back of it looked pretty.  Notice the rough bottom on the photo below.  The cardstock and patterned paper were a little too thick for the die cut. 


So I die cut another bookmark out of some pretty paper and covered up the back.


This card went to my dear sister in law (married to my brother, God bless her! HA!).  She let me know how much she loved it and that’s is sitting in a place of honour on the mantle :)  I love to hear that!  Have a great start to your weekend!




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what’s in it?

stamps: Good Work

paper: white (PTI), heart foil (MME), pink grid (Pebbles)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Sprightly Sprigs Die Set, Good Work Flowers Die Set, bookmark die (PTI), cardboard, gold doily, ribbon scraps, twine

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Always Fashionable


Good morning!  I’m sharing a CASEd card today inspired totally by Amy Scheffer.  Amy was one of the first bloggers I ever started following many many years ago and I had the honour of sharing some Design Team time with her at Verve as well as presently with the Curtain Call Crew.  Amy created this GORGEOUS card for the PTI Stamp-a-faire. 

After seeing it, I had to have this set!  This card is going to one of my beautiful nieces for her birthday.  She graduated on the same day as me in May and has started working for Eddie Bauer.  I think she’ll love the nod to fashion on the card :)

Thanks for stopping by!


My gorgeous nieces…the birthday girl is second from the left :)

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