Wednesday, September 25, 2019

2 Teach is 2 Love ~ The Card Concept


Greetings everyone!  It's time for a fun new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog!    This week our inspiration comes from this fabulous photo:


Oh, this makes me think of French Country...and golden delicious apples!  Okay, maybe our field trip to Davison Orchard last week helped with that! LOL  I found some beautiful blue and white patterned paper in my stash and stamped some golden delicious (or Aurora) apples to make a clean and layered teacher card that makes my soul sing.  Head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Thanks so much for popping by:)


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Enjoy!


Hello friends!   Yes, I'm still alive!  I've come out of a restful, fun summer and wondered where my mojo went!?  Nothing like a fun new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog to get the juices flowing again :)  To start our fall inspiration is this darling photo:

 I think this style is vintage layered...that sounds about right and it was the vibe I was feeling as I created my first card in over a month.  I sure hope that changes!  Head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Thanks so much for popping by:)


Friday, August 2, 2019

Let's Celebrate!


Greetings everyone!  I'm back from a short, but fun trip with my girl work tribe and itching to get back into the studio.  This card is for Laurie's Fabulous Favourites challenge: Black and White.  Does it count if I made grey with my black?  I say yes, sure, of course!  I'm using a similar card layout to the one I used for a Make it Monday challenge HERE.  I love the simplicity of black and white...thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend :)


Monday, July 22, 2019

Let Us Be Grateful


Hello friends!!  Oh my it's been too long!  Here I thought I'd have tons of studio time this summer and yet here it's been about a month with no posts!  I may be talking to myself, but here goes.  I've been Marie Kondo-ing my kitchen and starting on my closet this week.  It takes a lot of time hauling out, sorting, disposing, and organizing but I have been loving the finished, clean areas of my home.  However, I was determined to find time for the latest Ink to Paper challenge to CASE a card from this month's release.  This was perfect as I needed a mojo jump.  I've CASED Kelly's stunning rainbow card found HERE with some old and much beloved PTI stamps :)  Thanks for stopping by!  
 
 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy Birthday ~ The Card Concept


Hello friends!   Our new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog starts today and will be our last one until September!  I have one more week until summer vacation starts...I'm a LITTLE excited!  Our challenge is based on this "succulent" photo...pun intended :)


I went all clean and simply layered and used my new Tropical Prints stamps...I've waited for them forever!  I took inspiration from the colours and then created this birthday card for my sister who is visiting right now :)  We sure hope you'll join us before the summer break!  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, June 12, 2019

You've Been Really Lovely ~ The Card Concept


Hello everyone! Yikes!  I've been AWOL!  We were away last weekend and now it's report card writing week.  I feel out of my groove so it was great to get a little inky for our new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Our challenge is based on this bright and cheery photo...


My clean and layered (with a splash of vintage) card was inspired by the primary colours.   One of my students' grandma came in on Friday and did weaving with the class...they loved it!  It was so calming and they were so proud to learn a new skill.  I think this card will do nicely to thank her for coming in and sharing her talent.

Want to play along with our challenge?  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, May 29, 2019

Friends to the End ~ The Card Concept


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Our challenge is based on this cool photo...


My vintage/shabby chic card was inspired by the colours, particularly pink, and the vintage vibe.  My button card was repurposed from another card years ago.  It's been waiting for the perfect transformation. 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, May 27, 2019

Happy Birthday


Greetings friends!  I'm back today with my take on Laurie's Favourites Challenge.  This time it's to use a favourite colour combination.  I have so many so I decided on the one that was sitting on my desk for a few days. It started with aqua and orange and then I added some yellow for a pop!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thank You ~ The Card Concept


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Our challenge is based on this gorgeous photo...


My clean and layered card was inspired by the colours and the round shapes of the medallions.  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, May 13, 2019

You are Pretty Amazing



Hi everyone!  I'm back today with a quick little tag for Laurie's Favourites challenge: make a tag!  Tags are so much fun because they are a small canvas and look great on gifts or cards.  This sweet office inspired tag will definitely be going to our school secretary at some point because she is pretty amazing!  The tag die is from PTI's Scalloped Tags die collection and the typewriter image along with that fabulous alphabet ribbon (really just strips of fabric) is OLD and from Mish Wooderson's store (sorry, no longer available).  I bought extra lengths of it when it was available.



 Thanks for stopping by...looks like this may be the last PTI challenge as they are changing to a new name Ink to Paper...it's been a company close to my heart for ten years.  Hoping they will continue their fun challenges.  Change is good...it means we are still alive :)  Have a great week.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Congrats 2019





 Hello friends!  I've been busy making some custom grad cards for my friend at work.  This layout has become one of my favourites for graduation cards...I'm not sure where I first saw this layout...perhaps from a PTI designer...it's been my goto  ever since 2014 (see the first card HERE).  I also use it for generic non custom grad cards as seen here below.



If you look at my Graduation label you'll see various versions of this layout as well.  I'm entering this favourite layout in Laurie's Favourites Challenge for Win it Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A Whole Lot of Awesome ~ The Card Concept


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Happy May 1st!  April showers bring May flowers! Our challenge is based on this fun and playful photo...


These boots and colours just make me smile!!  How could they not?  I chose some fun patterned paper based on the colours and flowers to make my clean and layered card.  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!

what's in it?
stamps: Choose Joy (PTI), Bloom Brighter (retired Verve)
dies: Quilted Tag, Large Tulip Tag, Scalloped Tags, tiny tags die (PTI)


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Happy Birthday


Hi friends!  I'm posting a few cards today for some of my favourite challenges.  This one is for Laurie's Favourite Challenge...a card that is not A2 size.  My card is 4 x 5.5 and I must say it was Melissa Phillips that introduced me to this "close" A2 size, but that 1/4" less sure makes a difference.  Thanks for popping by!

what's in it?
stamps: banner style (PTI)
dies: banner style,  life is beautiful die (PTI)


Mom, You're in My Heart


Greetings, everyone! I'm popping back in with another card I made on my extra day off last weekend.  I finally got to break into my new Reverse Confetti Word Up stamp set.  Oh my! The sentiments stamp like a dream for being so tiny!  I used an old Concord & 9th alphabet set to stamp "mom" onto a Reverse Confetti tag.  The flowers are from a retired Verve set but I love them so.   I'm entering this into the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Moms, Dads, and Grads.  I've got a good stash of Mother's Day cards to take to work next week!  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 22, 2019

Hooray, Way to Go!


Hello, friends!  I finally have an extra day to spend in the studio and just get inky.  Today's card is for two challenges...PTI's Win it Wednesday using my favourite colouring medium, pigment ink as water colour, and Reverse Confetti's April Challenge: Moms, Dads, and Grads.  I've used a mixture of PTI supplies (paper, tag die, and twine), Reverse Confetti supplies (heart frame die cut, word die cut, and sentiment stamp set), AND retired Verve (floral image).  Three of my favourite companies :)  Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Awesome Wonderful ~ The Card Concept


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Our challenge is based on this gorgeous photo... 


My shabby chic/vintage card was inspired by the flowers and soft pastel palette.  Want some more inspiration?  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!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mother's Day Wishes


Hello friends!  I'm back with my take on Laurie's Favourites challenge, choose your favourite style.  I must say that layered and a bit shabby/vintage is one of my favourites...but I love CAS and clean and layered as well.   However, I thought I'd share this one as I made it with my new newsprint tags I picked up last month.    Thanks for stopping by!

what's in it?
stamps: Gran's Garden,  (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden, Banner Style (PTI)



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hello Friend!


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog.   Our challenge is based on this gorgeous photo... 
 

I need those flowers!  Wow!  I was inspired by the gorgeous fresh flowers, greenery, and wood background.  Want some more inspiration?  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!

what's in it?
stamps: Gran's Garden, Background Basics Birch (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden, Banner Style (PTI)


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hello (from eh to zed)


Hello!  I am excited to share today's card with you.  It was one of those "works of heart" cards.  I was fortunate to attend one of the most amazing teaching conferences in Chilliwack, BC, where I met and hung out with one of my teacher mentor/idols, Jen Jones, from Hello Literacy.  I have been a huge fan of Jen's for over 2 years so to meet her was incredible (like meeting Nicole, Dawn, Betsy, and the PTI DT in 2011).  I made this card to send to her, matching her brand of beautiful florals.  Of course, I had to add a nod to Canada inside and out.  I used 3 sets of florals so I'm entering this card into Laurie's Favourite challenge, pick a past Make it Monday challenge. I chose Dawn's Mixing Florals challenge.


 I didn't know what colour of card base to use at first...here were my choices, pink or white.  I loved them both.  I went with the pink to be more "on brand" with Jen's Hello Literacy look.



Here I am with Jen after just meeting IRL.  I was SO excited.  I also got to spend some free time with her,  my LART who travelled with me, and the local coordinators.  It was so much fun!  If you are a teacher and love literacy, you really should follow her @hellojenjones on Instagram.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!  Spring has finally found BC.

what's in it?
stamps: Gran's Garden, Stitching Garden, Orchid Expressions, Inside Out Thank You (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden, Stitching Garden, Orchid Expressions, Wet Paint Cuts, Quatrefoil Coverplate (PTI)


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