Monday, March 27, 2017

Congrats on Your Achievement!

Hi friends!  I'm back today with my take on this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge.  We are asked to curve a straight sentiment on a card.  I used one of my ink pads to curve the word "achievement."  I was needing a special card for my son's girlfriend who just received her Engineering Iron Ring last week.  She'll be graduating in May after a lot of perseverance and dedication.  I wanted to send her a little pre-graduation surprise.  AND here's the second card I made at the same time!  I'm still going strong on making 2 cards at once :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your week has started out well :)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wish ~ Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Greetings friends!  Welcome to my take on this month's PTI Blog Hop.  I had high hopes of stamping my own background but then I found this paper in one of my Crate Paper pads and just had to go with it!  I was inspired by the gold bird but changed it into a butterfly.  The gold by itself was a little flat so I blinged it up!  In keeping with my goal to make 2 cards at once, here is the second card with similar elements and a sentiment that was lying on my desk (bonus!). 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beautiful You ~ Make it Monday

Hello friends!  I've had a fun afternoon in the studio and wanted to share one of the cards I made for the PTI Make it Monday challenge, create a chipboard sentiment window. I really wanted to use Dawn's Floral Sketches so I went to PTI's Pinterest board to look at some cards using this set.  I found this AMAZING card by Amy and just had to CASE it.   Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scatter Kindness ~ Curtain Call Inspiration

Hello everyone!  There's a new challenge up and ready to go over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

Wow!  What a whole lot of gorgeous colours and patterns.  I dug through my patterned paper pads and chose some that mimicked the photo.  I layered them down and wasn't quite sure where to go from there so I grabbed a doily and a tag (my comfort embellishments).  I just love the wispy tails of the the twine :)

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

stamps: Kindness Matters, Sparkly Dreams (Verve)

Celebrate Your Day ~ The Card Concept

Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below...

 I was inspired by those gorgeous flowers on a neutral background.  I think this look is Clean and Layered with a touch of shabby/vintage :)   I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Redo Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm sneaking one last Papertrey Ink challenge in before tomorrow's release.  Today's challenge was to rework a project you weren't 100% loving.  I was feeling pretty good about all my projects but I had to pick one so I decided on reworking my package project.  I have many of Michelle Wooderson's card/embellishment packs from a few years ago and just love all the little bits and pieces she used to work with.  I went back to some of her older posts and CASEd THIS pretty packaging with some of her items and some from my own stash.  The bag and tag sentiment are from PTI. Here's my first project...

 Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your week is going well :)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Papertrye Ink Anniversary Challenges #2


Hi friends!  I'm back one more time to add to my Papertrey Ink's Anniversary challenges.  I haven't been doing them in order, but I'm all caught up as of tonight!  First up is a CASE of one of my cards a week or so ago.  I just love this Friendly Flower set and knew I wanted to make a card with these florals for the Day 3 Challenge.  Next up is the Day 2 Challenge to use repeated shapes on a card.  If you can believe it, all the pieces for this card were lying on my desk!  After making a gold quatrefoil die cut for last month's Blog Hop (see my card here), I saved the negative cut outs because they were so pretty!  I glued them to a card front and left it on my desk.  Then one night I started adding some left over bits and pieces from the pile on my desk...and voila!

The last challenge is the packaging one from the Guest Blogger, Rebecca Luminarias' post.  ACK! Does she make magic with gift wrapping or what! Total eye candy!  I made this card months ago for our school secretary and it needed a special envelope.  I will be giving it to her next month for Secretary's Day. Shhhhh!

That's all for me now!  Thanks for visiting and sharing part of your day (or evening) with me :)
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