Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happiest Birthday Wishes ~ Curtain Call Inspiration



 Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…


It seems I've been going back and forth between Christmas and Fall cards lately...kind of like the weather we've had here in BC...cold, warm, SNOW, melting snow, falling leaves....repeat! HA!  Acorns are so cool and sweet...I chose this darling acorn paper to make my son's birthday card.  The woodsy vibe and simple layout lend themselves well to a masculine card. Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!



Many Times, Many Ways ~ The Card Concept


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


My clean and simple or maybe clean and layered card was inspired by those fabulous colours.  This might be my most favourite Christmas colour palette.  Seriously!  This is Christmas GLAM at its best!  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, November 13, 2017

Peace and Joy ~ PTI Create Along with Us


Hey friends!  I'm enjoying our long weekend with some inky time in the studio.  It's PTI release week so we get to CASE a project that's inspired us for the Create Along with Us challenge.  There were so many I loved, but decided to create a card inspired by Melissa's gorgeous masterpiece...

Ptisnowfallstyle1

 ...don't be surprised if this snowflake set winds up in my shopping cart on the 15th! HA!  I used the sets and dies I had already.  Thanks for stopping by!

 





Saturday, November 4, 2017

I Love Dawn Blog Hop!


It's no secret here on my blog that I am a HUGE fan of Dawn McVey and have been so even before her PTI days.  Her talent and beautiful spirit are captivating and she shines inside and out.  I am happy to join in this PTI Blog Hop to help support her recovery from her recent transplant surgery.  So far everything has been positive and with our prayers and cards (!) she will continue to improve each day. 

 It was kind of hard starting this card.  I sometimes don't do well trying to make the perfect card...so I made a list! HA!  This card must have: bright colours, inspirational sentiment, some stamps Dawn created, and bling (that's for me!).  I think I got it all in.  There were so many scripture stamps I wanted to use but settled on the one above and this one for inside the card.  Sometimes you just have to make a decision and go with it!

 Many of you may also have seen these photos of me and Dawn in 2011 as I post them often!  I think it is most appropriate to post them again.  Here's wishing Dawn a speedy recovery and sending her all my love and prayers :)





stamps: Scripture Medley 5, The Buzz (Verve), Gran's Garden (PTI)
dies: The Buzz Die Set (Verve), Gran's Garden die set.

Friday, November 3, 2017

All Your Wishes ~ Viva La Verve Friday!


 Happy Friday!!  I must say (AGAIN!) how excited I am that Julee has brought back the Viva La Verve Friday sketch challenge.  I just love her layered sketches and have been having a great time using some of my lovely fall patterned papers.  This particular card is hopefully on my sister's mantle by now...it was her birthday last Monday :)  Want to play along for the chance to win a Verve GC?  Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for all the details!  Hope your weekend has a great start!




stamps: Cake and Candles (Verve)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thanks a Latte ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…
 

It's fall y'all and I've been having so much fun making cards with my new Verve Autumn Leaves set.  I took the hot beverage and colour inspiration from the photo and ran with it! Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!






stamps: Autumn Leaves (Verve)
dies: Falling Leaves Die SetHappiness in a Cup Die Set (Verve)

Merry Christmas ~ The Card Concept


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

My clean and layered card is totally inspired by the traditional colours and poinsettias in the photo.  However, my second card is inspired by the patterned plates...then I went all girlie with a scarlett and rose poinsettia with SB sleeve leaves :)


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! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Birthday ~ PTI Blog Hop



 Hi everyone!  It's the 25th so here we are at the PTI Blog Hop!  I was inspired by the colours and gold leaves.  LOVE these colours for fall!  Have a great time hopping...I'll see you all later after work :)







 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

In Your Heart



 Hello friends!  I was happy to spend a little inky time this weekend after watching Melissa's Make it Monday video.  Oh, I just adore her shabby chic style.  So I channeled my inner Melissa and made this darling wreath card. I don't have that PTI wreath die so I die cut a bunch of leaf branches out of SB sleeves and layered them together!  I thought it only fitting to use her Choose Joy set for the sentiment :)  Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Fall Birthday ~ The Card Concept


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

This delicious photo inspired my clean and layered card.  I had stamped all these sweet maple leaves a few weeks ago and they were just waiting for the perfect card.  I added the "birthday" sentiment because this card will soon be on its way to a dear friend for her fall birthday!  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: Autumn Leaves (Verve), wet paint (PTI)
dies: Falling Leaves Die Set (Verve), stitched banner (Lil Inkers)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Beautiful Kindness ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…



Oh, this is me Saturday mornings...I let myself stay in bed an extra hour, quite often just snuggling with my warm blankets.  I was inspired by the grey neutrals and little pop of burnt mustard which translated to flowers and a plaid background.  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!






stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve), Gran's Garden (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden (PTI)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Blessings & Birthday Wishes


Happy Friday, friends!  Today's card is already out of the house and on it's merry way to my sister in law in the States.  I wanted to use some of those sweet maple leaves in Verve's new Autumn Leaves set but also wanted to add some pretty flowers and a birthday sentiment.  Have you seen the latest Verve mini release?  Head over to the Verve store to check it out!  Have a lovely weekend!





what's in it?
stamps: Autumn Leaves, Beautiful Things, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
paper: vintage white (PTI), Darling Dear (Studio Calico)
ink: onyx (versafine), tango (SU), poppy red (PTI)
accessories: Falling Leaves die set, Beautiful Flowers Die Set, Elegant Leaves Die, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop


Welcome to Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop! There's something new in the Verve shop today and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and Falling Leaves die set.

If you're a long time visitor of my blog, you'll know that I have mixed emotions about Fall and Winter.  I miss the freshness of Spring and the lazy days of summer.  As much as I love my job, this time of year is exhausting herding small children back into the school year.  AND I don't do well in cold weather. LOL.  However, as the years pass, I have grown to love this time of year with all it's glorious colours, smells, and textures.  I love the coziness of blankets and sweaters and the first fire in the fireplace (happened last month actually!).  I love field trips to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch and I love when Julee puts together the sweetest fall stamp set complete with pumpkins and maple leaves that make this Canadian Diva's heart swoon and thump!   So with all those images and feelings, I created this "Thankful for You" card complete with some sweet pumpkins and neutral layers.

We're also hosting a little giveaway, so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.
 
New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne 

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set



what's in it?
stamps: Autumn Leaves (Verve)
paper: rustic white, harvest gold (PTI), Autumn Day (Photoplay)
ink: americano (PTI), onyx (Versafine), 
accessories: Falling Leaves die set, Harvest Gold Sequin Mix (Verve), maple leaf die cut, seam binding (craft supply), stitching, rustic twine (PTI)

Monday, October 9, 2017

(Don't) Let it Snow!


Hi friends!  It's Canadian Thanksgiving so I have had some blissful time in the studio this weekend.  Having Monday off means I was able to play along with PTI's Make it Monday on Monday!  Dawn is inspiring us to make a window card so here's my take.  Hopefully I'm not encouraging the snow to come anytime soon.  HA!  Thanks for stopping by :)



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wish Big ~ Viva La Verve!


Happy Friday friends!  I'm kicking off our Canadian Thanksgiving Day weekend with a card for the brand new October Viva La Verve Sketch!  I am just thrilled Julee brought this challenge back.  A random winner will get a $40 Verve GC!  I'm feeling the Fall vibe now that temperatures have started to dip here in BC.  I've got my stack of Fall patterned paper pads on my desk and just love diving into them.  I hope you'll join us over on the Viva La Verve Blog...have a lovely weekend!






stamps:Cake and Candles, Bloom & Grow (Verve)
accessories: Elegant Leaves Die, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve)
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