Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fusion: Summer Time

We're back for another Fusion Challenge...and Valentine's Day is fast approaching. At first I was going to go with water color hearts, but then you can see I went a very different direction playing along with sketch and these fun little cups.  Love the polka dots on them so I had fun stacking them up in spring colors.  

So how are you inspired? Hearts, stars, coffee cups?!  Can't wait to see your cards for this challenge.

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.

Pop on over to the Fusion Blog to check out the fabulous cards by our design team showing you how it works!

Time Out: A Lifetime of Love

It's time for another challenge at Time Out!  Our challenge this time is to be inspired by words and we have a fabulous quote for you:
Love is the flower you've got to let grow (John Lennon)

I was inspired by the love and flower theme.  I embossed flowers on vellum and then used a touch of distress ink on the vellum to add a little more color.  I'm loving the thread and sequins together trend (can you tell?!)  This is one of my favorite Verve sentiments so this card will be going to Pat for Valentine's Day.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Clearly Besotted Stamps. They have a gift certificate!  Be sure to play along for a change to win!

Please pop on over to the Time Out blog and play along with us!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Curtain Call: Love is Sweet

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  Check out this gorgeous inspiration photo below.  So many fun elements to be inspired by. I almost pulled out the felt to make my card, but instead used some of of my Reverse Confetti goodie and a Uniko floral stamp set to pick up the adorable florals on the sweet little sachets. I need to make one or two valentines for the boys and then I'll be all set!

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Satchet for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time Out: Grateful for You

It's the second week of our challenge over at Time Out.  I'm still oohing and aahing over Marika's card.  Last week I went much subtler with my colors. This week...the card colors pack a punch.  Love the layout of Marika's card so I think you can see how I was inspired again! I had fun playing with my water colors and die cuts for this card.

Be sure to pop on over to the Time Out blog to take a closer look at Marika's card as well as the design team cards. We'd love for you to play along with us!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Love and Thinking of You

Happy Wednesday my friends. I'm heading home this evening from a productive week visiting my companies Dallas location. I'll be happy to see all my guys at home tonight.  Here's hoping for uneventful travel!  

But...I do have two cards to share that I made over the weekend. Not for any particular challenge. These actually started as cards for the PaperTrey Ink blog hop but went a completely different direction.  I had die cut a punch of the shapes and started a rainbow of colors for the love you card. Then I had left overs and decided to make a floral card in my favorite floral colors of orange and yellow. Isn't it fun when you set out to make one card and then make something completely different?  I love the creative process!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

So Sorry for Your Loss

I found out last week that a friend of mine lost her dad right before Christmas.  I feel so bad that I didn't no sooner, but wanted to quickly get a sympathy card in the mail to her.  Her dad was in his mid 80s and had been declining for a few years, but no matter the passage of time it is never easy to lose a loved one.  

Playing along with the fabulous sketch over at CAS(e) this Sketch.

Monday, January 25, 2016


Happy happy Monday my friends.  We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my dear friend, Danielle's, wedding. So wonderful to see two people find love after both losing their first spouse to cancer.  I'll share pictures in a few days when I get a bit more organized.

I couldn't miss playing with the MUSE challenge this week. I absolutely loved Tracey's inspiration card below. The colors are fabulous.  So crisp and clean.  My card didn't really translate from my head to paper, but I'm okay with the end result.

I hope your week gets off to a great start. I'm heading to Dallas for a few days for work.