Monday, December 30, 2013

The New Year is Upon Us

Hey crafty friends!  I'm here with a New Year's card to play in one last round of challenges in 2013.  I can't believe it's almost gone...Time to celebrate all that is to come!

Guess I'll go out with a bang and link this up at FIVE challenges.  That's definitely a first for me!
To start I used the super cute sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments #175.  But I missed the deadline by a few hours, boo.

And I used my brand new Paper Smooches stamp set: Pretty Phrases

Gotta play at CAS-ual Fridays... Happy New Year

 And party down at CAS-ology...

And I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen to add some bling to those stars and numbers...  Gotta link up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.... Bling it On!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I want to give a shout-out to everyone behind the scenes at all the challenge blogs.  You are a constant source of inspiration, motivation and support and that is PRICELESS!  

Keep it crafty!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Colour Me... Merry!

Just a quick post sending the warmest of Christmas wishes to all of you, Crafty Friends!  The gals at Colour Me...!  have made cards using the colors Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake.  It's a bit of a warm up for the challenge that is coming up so quick at the first of the year...

Check out all the gorgeous DT creations here.

I hope to see all of you there posting your awesome creations starting January 1st!   Merry Christmas everyone, keep it crafty!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Family Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying some holiday cheer, however you find it.  I want to share this year's family Christmas card with everyone.   This one was a team effort, everyone in the family pitched in and had a part in making it happen.

We each did our thumbprints, my husband was in charge of drawing antlers and ears on the all the little reindeer, and I was in charge of the rest of the assembly line.  A true team effort!  Love my family for indulging me and being happy to join in.  I feel truly blessed!

I'm also joining in for the first time over at the Merry Monday Challenge.  I love finding new places to play!

Thanks for looking,  keep it crafty!

Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything (Simon Says Stamp), Cozy Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up), Ultra Heavy White
Ink: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up) Spectrum Noir Markers
Misc:  Thumbs (assorted sizes), Paper Pen in Red and Black, Black fine point Sharpie

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A brand new colour challenge!

Good morning crafty friends.  Hopefully you have heard the news about the brand new colour challenge Colour Me...! If you haven't seen it on Facebook or here in blog land now is the perfect time to check it out!  The awesome creators Hayley Kew and Tara Bourgoin posted a bit about themselves last week and now it's time to meet more of the design team.

Today you can learn a bit about Brenda Hofstatter!  I'm super excited to finally be able to share that I'm part of this great new project.  The first challenge will start January 1st, be sure to check it out and play along!  AND...if you "like" the Colour Me...! Facebook page you will be entered to win a fab prize, who doesn't like that?

Click HERE or on the image to go see Colour Me...!

Click HERE for the Facebook page

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Retro Sketches #92

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Arielle gave everyone the weekend off, but since it was my last week as headliner at Retro Sketches I really wanted to join in one last time.  The sketch this week is based on this cutie by Arielle.  Here's my take on it:

Here's the sketch, be sure to check it out and play along this week!

 I gotta play along with the Christmas Countdown at Curtain Call.  I will be doing nothing but Christmas cards all month long, 'tis the season and I'm so excited!

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Retro Sketches #91

Happy Weekend!  It's Saturday and that means it's Retro Sketches time again.  This week's sketch is based on a card of mine from earlier this month, you can check it out here.  And here's my re-take on it:

Be sure to play along this week!  I can't wait to see what everyone does with the sketch!

Entering this card at these challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays: Create with 8
Curtain Call: CAS-ual Christmas
Friday Mashup: Use Crumb Cake or Gingham

Thanks so much for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Patterned Paper:  Peace Joy Love Collection (12x12) (Lawn Fawn), Glitter Paper (SU)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red (SU)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gnome for the Holidays Card

Hey there, I'm here with a card for this week's challenge at Retro Sketches.  The sketch is based on this card by Lauri.  Here's my take using the Simon Says Stamp Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set:

I can't wait to see everyone's creations!  Also linking up at CAS-ology.

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday Card for PS Sparks

Hey there!  Just a quick post today with a card I made for the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.  This week is a Designer Drafts Sketch Challenge.  Here's my card:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Keep it crafty :)

Stamps: Spring Groves, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana (SU)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento) Versamark + white embossing powder, Spectrum Noir Markers, 
Patterned Paper: Collectable 6x6 Paper Pad (MME)
Misc:  Burlap Flower (SSS Card Kit), Natural Twine (May Arts), Glossy Accents, Enamel Dots (MME), Black Paper Pen (Viva) 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Inspired by the Ordinary

Hey crafty friends!  Lately I've found myself seeing card ideas everywhere, it just goes to show that you can find inspiration all around.  This card is based on one of my little girl's adorable t-shirts.  It was so dang cute, I just had to CASE it.

I used my Cameo to cut the cloud, raindrops and hearts.  Here's my favorite little muse wearing her shirt:

Ansley and her pal Pony-Marony

I love the combination of navy blue, aqua and dark pink, and of course the super cute cloud.

Linking up at:
CAS-ual Fridays (use embossing),
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (keep it CAS),
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (use ink).  Done, done and done!

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Stamp Set: Love This (Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up), White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo (SU)
Misc: Swiss Dot embossing folder, Glossy Accents, Enamel Accents

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's Retro Sketches Time!

Happy weekend crafty friends!  It's Saturday and that means it's time for another awesome sketch over at Retro Sketches. The sketch this week is based on one of Kasia's cards and you can find it here.  Here's my take:

I decided to mimic the look of a dry embossed background by making vertical score lines all the way across.  I knew I wanted an embossed background, but I wasn't feelin' it with any of my folders.  I like the look of the score lines, though.  Be sure and check out the other gorgeous DT creations for this sketch, and play along too!  I can't wait to see what everyone creates, I'm always so impressed by the entries!

Also entering this card at CAS-ology and CASual Fridays.

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paper Smooches Thanks Card

Hello!  I'm back with a card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge where the current challenge is to use stripes.  This one gave me an excuse to go digging through my very neglected patterned papers, which I love (and hoard) but don't use nearly often enough.  Here's what I came up with:

I love all these patterns, but so many of my 6x6 sheets are loose now that I have no idea what collections they are from.  The butterflies are cut with the Cameo.

Here's the inspiration photo:

I'm also linking up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week's theme is to keep it Clean and Simple.  I just can't stay away from that place, whether I'm shopping, blog-stalking or playing along with their challenges!

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Stamp set: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Primrose Petals (SU)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand (SU)
Misc: Enamel Dots (MME), Glossy Accents, Natural Twine, 
assorted 6x6 patterned papers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Love You...

Hello crafty friends! I love the "bold & cheery" colors over at Dynamic Duos and I was inspired to dust off my Cameo and make this card.

  I used some cut files that are intended to be journaling cards but they work pretty well on here, too.  I added a brad and some score lines and there you have it!

Also linking up over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 

 Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!