Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Retro Sketches 222 and Merry Monday

Hey there Friends, I have a Christmas card today. Did you know that you can link up any Christmas cards you make this summer at Merry Monday Challenge Blog?
They are closed to challenges but allowing us to link up all summer for a chance to win a gift card. I'm just playing because I gotta get some cards made! 

I'm following Challenge 211, make a blue, white gold and silver card. This is blue, really! Just teal blue. I put it together using Retro Sketches 222 loosely. 

This card was much prettier without the gold elements. I regret putting them on there. I have a saying I always say. "I crapped it up" by adding the gold. ANYWHO, here it is. :)
Thanks for visiting! 

Christmas Card Challenges-32 Anything goes or snowmen

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge 133

Hey Friends, here is my submission to the current Lawn Fawn Lawnscaping Challenge 133 Mood Board. I took out my Baked with Love stamps and dies to complete this. The patterned paper and card stock are Lawn Fawn too! 

Hope you are having a good Monday!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

December Daily 2015

Hey Friends, This post has my December Daily 2105 album. I used Becky Higgins, Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun, Value kit. I finished it in January but hadn't made a video.

 My video is not the best but you'll get the idea! It was VERY time consuming to complete in the month of December but I'm happy I have it now. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Curtain Call-Cherry Bomb


Hi Friends, I'm playing in a few challenges today with this card, primarily The Curtain Call Challenge-Cherry Bomb! When I saw the cherry in the photo I thought of my Simon Says Stamp "Ice Cream Dream" striped Popsicle stamp. I colored the images with Copic and fussy cut out. 
Following the Retro Sketches #221, I created a panel with Lawn Fawn patterned paper and layered my images on foam tape with some strips of paper, one border punched, and a Lawn Fawn sentiment heat embossed in gold. I added some gold thread and sequins to add some fun. 
I'm linking ups to this challenges as well.

Thanks for visiting! 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #21

Hey Friends, It's going to be a beautiful summer weekend here in New England. I plan to spend my weekend in a place almost identical to the inspiration photo on my boat! 

My card for Inspired by all the little Things #21 uses the pinks and blues and some flowers in water. I used a retired Marcella Hawley (Flourishes) image. Some thing similar can probably be found here at Power

I colored the stamped image with Copics and set it on a MFT Stitched circle die. The tag and tiny stamp is Papertrey Ink tied on with some May Arts Twine.

I used Papercraft Crew Sketch 200. Image below.

Wink of Stella was liberally painted on the stamped image in order to be linked to Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge-Add some Shimmer!

Thanks for visiting and lets see what you come up with this week. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #20

Hi Friends, Today I have a card focusing (ha, get it? snort!) on cameras! It's for this week's Inspired by all the little Things Challenge #20.

 I don't have a camera stamp and I didn't go with the color turquoise like the inspiration photo but I had Simple Stories patterned paper with cameras that I used for the background. Then I used some vellum cut with a Wplus9 die to tone down the pattern. My circle shaker looks like a lens, right? I used a SSS stitched circle die, more simple stories paper and beautiful PPP sequins. The sentiment is from SSS reason to smile stamp set.

Tell me, Friends, what kind of occasion does this sentiment work for? I'm kinda stumped?

Come play with us this week, won't you? Thanks for visiting!

Other Challenges:
As you like it -Favorite die and why *Favorite die is any stitched circle die like I have used here.
Inspiration Destination _Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge -Off Kilter

Hi Friends, Today I have a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge Off Kilter #131 Challenge. We are to make something askew, off kilter or tilted on our card. I tilted my background panels for this one and added a cute Flamingo! 
Using orange paper was a bad choice for the background of the photo because you can't really see the card well. Opps. Can't redo the photo because this card was quickly given to a sweet young woman battling breast cancer, my Boss's daughter. 

This is a new set from Lawn Fawn from the last release. The inside has another flamingo and uses another sentiment from the set "I'll stand by you".

I searched Pinterest for a sketch with something off kilter and found this Freshly Made Sketch (below) and used as my starting point. I cut a few stitched rectangle panels with Lil Inkers dies then set about creating a tiny little scene within my MFT circle. I Copic colored the sand and Flamingo and stamped the palm trees. I added a few enamel dots from various packs and called it done. 

I am linking up to another challenge as well. 

House of Cards Challenge Photo Inspiration -Flamingo
Thanks for visiting!