Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ~ Make it Monday


Hello friends!  I was lucky enough to have one more inky day in the studio this long Easter weekend.  I made sure to take in this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge and am so glad I did as it was Dawn's turn to challenge us to use a pattern behind a window.  I went with some patterned paper that I could stamp a sentiment on.   Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week















stamps: Rosie Posie (PTI), Button Best (Verve)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Hello everyone!  It's the 15th of the month and that means there's a new challenge is up and ready to go over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…



 Tulips are one of my favourite flowers!  When they are blooming, it means Spring is on the way (hopefully!)...except maybe for this year! LOL  I was inspired by EVERYTHING in this photo...the colours, the neutrals, the aqua bucket, the distressed chair...EVERYTHING!

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





sentiment stamps:Wonderful Marvelous (Verve)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Done in Love


 Hi friends!  I had some good inky time in the studio today and was able to finish some projects I had started during Spring Break.  I had gold embossed this sentiment on a couple of bristol panels ready to water colour but never got around to it until today.  So happens that I was able to be inspired by Laurie and use it for the  PTI's Create Along with Us challenge.  Laurie's card is so gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it! Thanks for stopping by!






Psalm 20-4 by Laurie Schmidlin



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

He Will Rejoice Over You ~ The Card Concept


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


I get stumped sometimes figuring out which "style" of card I've created...is it vintage? Layered? Shabby? Mixed Media?  All of the above? I'm not sure!  One thing is sure, I was inspired by those gorgeous colours and butterflies! I know you must be asking where is my doily?!  I was making this card for some dear friends who lost their young son in law and a doily just wasn't in that plan.  Sympathy cards are always tricky but I love to put some kind of quote on them instead of "with sympathy."  I feel these quotes are more uplifting and perhaps might add to the healing after a sad loss.

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!





Stamps: Scripture Medley 3, Sparkly Dreams (Verve)
Dies: Butterfly Dreams Die Set (Verve)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

29 again? Make it Monday on Sunday!


Hi everyone!  I'm sneaking in at the last hour with a very quick card for this/last week's PTI Make it Monday challenge.  Besides WORK, my time this week has been taken up with watching Team Canada win the Men's World's Curling championship! Woohoo!  Evening games were at 6:00 so any inky time was gone!  So this card is a "just get 'er done" one. Thanks for stopping by! 





Saturday, April 1, 2017

Beautiful Soul ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


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



I was inspired by the soft colours and speckles!  I chose papers that matched the feel of the inspiration photo and then created some watercoloured flowers and leaves!  To get those cool leaves, I used my Zig watercolour pen in Olive to swipe over my leaf stamp image then spritzed it with water before stamping on watercolour paper.  LOVE the way they turned out!

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: Beautiful Things, Bloom & Grow (Verve)

dies:    Beautiful Flowers Die SetElegant Leaves Die,   Stitched Pennants Die Set (Verve)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Just a Note ~ The Card Concept


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


I found a watercoloured background that I had made a few weeks ago on my desk pile and thought it would be a great starting point for my card.  I grabbed a tag and some twine along with some pieces in my extras pile to pull this Mixed Media/Free Collage styled card together.   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!

 

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 :)

Just a Little Something for You



Hi everyone!  I had some happy time in the studio today in between curling games and got to finish a few more cards for the PTI challenges.  First up is my take on Lizzie's nail polish marbling.  As you can see, my polish is quite loud and neon!  That's because I only paint my toe nails and I love me some fun hot pinks when the weather is hot.  However, with all the snow and cold weather lately, this background was not working for me so I added some vellum and a doily to try to tame it a bit! HA! Here it is before the cover up :)


I'm happy to announce that Newfoundland/Labrador won the Brier this year (Canadian Men's Curling championship).  It was in their home town and it was Brad Gushue's fourteenth time trying to win a Brier (he won gold at the Olympics in 2006).  I am so happy for them!  Thanks for stopping by!




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