Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beautiful Birthday

Happy Saturday!  This fun card began a couple of weeks ago when I made this card for the PTI Create Along With Us challenge. It was a CASE of Amy Sheffer's gorgeous card HERE.

I couldn't bring myself to throw away the negative die cut of this lovely watercoloured paper so I played around with a few supplies and turned it into a birthday card with some shiny gold paper to glam it up.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a glorious day!

Friday, January 29, 2016

When I am with You

TGIF everyone!  My how the weeks are flying by!  I've been slipping down to the studio in the evenings this week as I have a couple of special cards to make for February.  First up is the card I made for the DH's birthday next Tuesday, Groundhog Day!  I picked out some patterned paper that could be classified as masculine and kept the layout simple.  The sentiment panel needed a little something on the right so I dug through my wooden embellishments and found the perfect heart :)  Feeling like some shopping therapy this weekend?  Head over to the Verve Store to see the current Love Sale and some new sequins!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

They Will Never Forget

Greetings!  Thanks for stopping by!  I had to make 3 cards last month for a coworker's retirement!  I had shared the first one in December and here's another one!  I thought this sentiment was perfect along with a few apples (of course!).  I hope your week has been humming along!  See you soon!

stamps: Moments Remembered, Teachers Count (Verve)
accessories: Apples Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix  (Verve)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

XOXO Be Mine

Hi friends!  I was playing in the studio on the weekend and had to finish this card I had started.  I had the patterned paper, banners, and doily on it, but didn't know what else to add.  I dug out my "hearts" box and found some old tickets from Making Memories.  I stapled it to the doily and added a Valentine tag that was in a pack of labels I found at Michaels.  Card FINISHED!  I'm building up my Valentine card collection to take into work next week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Celebrating With You ~ PTI Blog Hop

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Hello!  Thanks for stoppin by to see my card for the January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  I was inspired by the colours in Nichole's photo...

I couldn't decide which way to go on this, so I kept it simple and went with muted turquoise and orange with a little gold.  Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see the rest of the hop after work :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Curtain Call Reminder

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Hi everyone!  Today's card is a reminder that the Girly challenge is still on over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  I dabbled with some watercolour this time, again using the colours to guide me.

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


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

40 and Fabulous!

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Happy Hump Day!  I'm excited about today's card because it's for a dear colleague's special birthday tomorrow.  I wanted a pink, gold, and white colour combo and to highlight the "40."  I've got a bottle of wine and some cheeky wine napkins (below) to leave on her desk in the morning!  Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Grown by Two Feet

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Happy Monday!  I spent a few happy hours in the studio yesterday making this baby card for some young friends who had a baby girl 2 months ago.  I have always loved this sentiment, but have never seen it on a stamp.  Have you?  So I always have to print it onto card stock.  We also needed a baby boy card so I made this one last week.

I hope you have a great start to your week! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Viva La Verve Friday on Saturday!

Hello friends!  It's Saturday and I'm sharing a card I made with the latest Viva La Verve sketch :)  Head over to the VLV Blog for all the details on how you could win some new Verve.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Check out the Verve Sale HERE

what's in it?
stamps: Be Blessed, Die Sidekicks
accessories:  Hearts & Swirls Frame Die, Heart Quartet Die

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy Birthday ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Greetings everyone!  I'm back with the latest challenge over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

Oh, I couldn't resist pulling some of my favourite colours from the, aqua, grey, white and a splash of glam gold!  LOVE going all "Girly."  That large gold foil flower was in a pack of die cuts from Michaels!  Super fun and blingy :)

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


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

You Shine Brightly

Hello dear friends!  It's been quite a week...long hours and no down time :(  However, tonight at 8:30...all my work was done and I headed straight to the studio to make sure I didn't miss out on this week's PTI Create Along With Us challenge.  You see, Amy Sheffer created this STUNNING card...

I have been mesmerized by it and just had to use what I could to CASE it.  I used the Beautiful butterfly die and the Shine enclosed die.  Pretty close?  Well, it's not perfect...only God and Amy Sheffer are, but it's not bad, right?  Truth:  Amy's blog was one of the first blogs I started following when I discovered card blogs YEARS ago.  She continues to amaze and inspire me :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Enjoy ~ Make it Monday

 Hi friends!  I'm back today with a layered up number for the current PTI Make it Monday challenge.  We get to choose one of the many techniques from last year.  I couldn't believe I missed this one by Melissa Phillips.  I truly adore the way she layers elements to create gorgeous vintage treasures.  I used many of her elements but changed out the colours and stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day :)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Dream Big ~ Viva La Verve 2016

 Happy Friday everyone!  It's the first week down in 2016 and I'm celebrating with a card using the first Viva La Verve sketch of the new year.  There are a few changes to the challenge this year...only 2 sketches a month, but 2 prizes instead of one!  Woohoo! Here are more of the deets...

We'll draw TWO winners at the end of each month.  
Winners will receive a $40 gift voucher to the Verve Store.

Here's what the new schedule looks like:

1st Friday: Sketch 1
2nd Friday: Recap of Sketch 1
3rd Friday: Sketch 2 posted
4th Friday: Recap of Sketch 2
5th Friday: Winners posted
(if a month only has 4 Fridays, winners will be posted on the 1st Friday of the following month)

Other than that all the same RULES apply.  Feel free to link up as often as you like. Verve Stamps are not required, but we do LOVE to see them! :)
I had a few patterned paper circles on my desk that I thought would be perfect for this sketch.  Then I grabbed  Bloom & Grow for the leaves (my go to leaves for most cards!) and Sparkly Dreams and the Elegant Leaves Die for the sentiment and butterfly.  Some Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix help turn up the shine on this happy card that hints of Spring! Yikes!  I hope your weekend is fabulous!  I have a glass of wine waiting for me after work!  Cheers!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fusion 2nd Anniversary Guest Designer

Hello friends!  I am thrilled to join my bestie, Lynn, over on the Fusion Card Challenge blog to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary.  I chose to use both the sketch and the photo!  However, I wasn't quite ready for flowers, so I opted to use snowflakes instead!  Pink snowflakes!!  You betcha! LOL  This card is for my sister (also named Lynn) next week.  I hope you can join us over on the Fusion Card Challenge blog.  

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Clearly Besotted January Release!

 Hi everyone!  I’m back with my last card for the Clearly Besotted Stamps January Release.  All the stamps and dies are on sale later today (10:00 BST) over in the CBS shop so be sure to go and check everything out!

I couldn't fall asleep right away Saturday night.  I was thinking about what to make for my CB release day card.  I wanted to use the You're Purrfect stamp set and was thinking about pairing it with another CB stamp set.  Then "Eureka!"  A frame using one of the Sweet Sentiments Plus popped into my head.  I haven't had that happen for a very long time.  I'm sure I've seen this idea somewhere before so I by no means take credit for it.  The next day, I created a lined grid frame to guide my stamping.  The sentiment is about 3.75" long so that's about as long as my square panel is.  I used the largest of my Spellbinders Nested square dies.  I'm sure glad I never got rid of those in my crafting purges!  I chose pink and yellow for a cheery colour combo and added one of the sweet sentiments from You're Purrfect

Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments on this Clearly Besotted Release :)  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and the Release Reveal contest!


Monday, January 4, 2016

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 4

Greetings everyone!  Only one more day until the Clearly Besotted January Release is available!  Today I've used Miniture Florals Collection 2 to make a watercolour tag.  I left the watercolour really loose over this pretty floral image, picking up the colours from my patterned paper.  A splatter of clear and shiny sequins adds some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks!


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 3

Hello friends!  I'm back today with another Clearly Besotted teaser as we countdown to the January release on the 5th.  I created my own background patterned paper on kraft with some of the fun images in Some Birdie Loves You.  Then I created the focal panel with two cute parrots and a sentiment embossed in white.  I sure love the way the red and black looks with kraft!

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks!

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