Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time Out Reminder: Bright & Merry Christmas


Good morning, Happy, happy Thanksgiving to all of my American blogging friends. We're getting ready to have 35 people at our house today to celebrate Thanksgiving so we've been busy getting ready for our family to arrive.

I'm popping in with a reminder for the current Time Out challenge.  Our challenge this time is: Embossing with optional twist:  sparkle.  Last week, I went with embossing paste, and this week I'm going with traditional heat embossing.  Love the look of distress inks.  I made this on my weekend away crafting in September and have been giving my distress inks a lot more love since then!

I am also pleased that the amazing Lesley (Always Playing with Paper) is our fabulous guest designer for this challenge. Be sure to pop on over to her blog and check out her gorgeous card.


We also have a great sponsor for this challenge:  Avocado Arts.  Be sure to pop on over to their blog as well!


We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.  You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanks a Bunch {and Collin's Recital}

So..I quite often buy patterned paper, but don't use it in mass.  For Collin and Marcel's teachers, I decided I needed to use up some of my patterned paper for their teacher card sets. The card sets have eight different cards (2 each of the following):  thank you, sympathy, birthday and thinking of you. This card is one of the thank you cards.  I used eight different sheets of patterned paper to create a colorful background.  The cards were then finished off with Reverse Confetti flowers and sentiment.  Love that RC set.  I'm pleased to be using up some of my patterned paper!

I had a bit of time this weekend to catch up with some of my Project Life layouts.  Still in love with that app.  Collin had his recital a few weeks ago at a local restaurant. We were able to enjoy a glass of wine/beer as about 20 different children performed. Great way to spend the afternoon!  We are so blessed to have our family close by to support our children.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags: For You




Happy to be here again today sharing a tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I absolutely adore Tracey and am so pleased that she invited me to play along today. We have a fabulous time connecting in blog land and through our day to day email chats. I truly hope that one day I get to meet her in person.

Tracey has an incredible line up of sponsors and there are prizes to be won from the following companies and I hope you've been hopping for the last 20+ day. It is hard to believe we are already close to the end of the 25 days!
·        Reverse Confetti
·        Clearly Besotted
·        CAS-ual Fridays
·        Neat and Tangled
·        Paper Smooches
·        Lawn Fawn


Don't forget!  You can win my commenting on Tracey's blog as well as on my blog post too.  Just leave a comment and I'll forward them to Tracey to be entered in the drawing on the 28th.  Happy hopping!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags: Joy to the World


Oh I am so pleased to be here today sharing a tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Today, PaperSmooches is participating in the blog hop.  I hope you've had the chance to follow along and comment as the tags have been amazing.

Tracey has an incredible line up of sponsors and there are prizes to be won from the following companies:
·        Reverse Confetti
·        Clearly Besotted
·        CAS-ual Fridays
·        Neat and Tangled
·        Paper Smooches
·        Lawn Fawn



And guess what?  You can win my commenting on Tracey's blog as well as on my blog post too.  Just leave a comment and I'll forward them to Tracey to be entered in the drawing on the 28th.  Happy hopping!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

PaperSmooches: Designer Drafts


Hello there and welcome to this week's PaperSmooches Sparks challenge.  Check out this sketch below. I'll admit that I stared at this one for a bit and then I started to search through my die cuts thinking about how I could mirror those shapes.  The rest is history :).  If you look through my stamp stash you'll see that most of my stamps are sentiments.  Think that needs to change so that I can switch up my cards a bit more!

For this card two dies were used:  Loopy Leaf and Hot Spots Large Set 2.  I love this sentiment.  We all need reminders to believe in ourselves.  Even on the best days there is that voice in our head that needs the reminder that we will succeed.  The Group Hug set has this and so many fabulous sentiments.



Please be sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to check out their fabulous creations.

And of course, we'd love to see you play along. You'll have until Saturday at 11:59 PST to join along.   Hop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along with us!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Festive Friday: Christmas Greetings


Hello there!  We're back with our last Festive Friday challenge of the year.  The year has flown by and I hope that this challenge has helped you jump start your Christmas cards. I have loved seeing all your gorgeous cards throughout the year.  My card picks up the beautiful ribbon and colors.  Love how the pink pops against the kraft and white.

Please come play along! I hope all your holiday preparations are going well.  Take a break and come play with us at Festive Friday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fusion: Joyous Noel

Oh la la...I love this week's inspiration photo...silver and red...music notes...I was inspired by it all. I was also pretty close to using the sketch too.  I didn't follow it exactly, but you get the feel!  We'd love to see you play along.  How do the photo and sketch inspire you?


PROCEDURES:
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.

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team showing you how it works!

WinnersWill be chosen by all of our teammates in two weeks! We each will choose one favourite! The winners will be announced at 4am (PST) in two weeks!! Please check the linky for the days left to play with us!