Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fusion: Happy Easter


We're back with another challenge at Fusion! I was inspired by the colors along with the sketch this time.  Realizing Easter is just around the corner I thought I'd pull out my Lil Inker bunny dies. I think they are so adorable!  Rarely do I use this much patterned paper, but I'm pleased with the soft spring feel of the card! I'm looking forward to seeing how you're inspired!


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.

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!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

PaperSmooches Sparks: Designer Drafts



Welcome back to another PaperSmooches Sparks challenge. I mentioned on Friday's post that I have had very little time to create. Sav (our fabulous design team coordinator) knows that I typically work very, very far ahead for my design team posts.  Not with this card! This card was made in the middle of the night when I had an early morning flight to catch on Wednesday morning. I quickly photographed it and sent it over to Sav.  Have to say I'm pretty happy with the CAS design and interpretation of this sketch.  Yes...I love flowers...if you're not a flower lover I'm sure you get bored on my blog!

The card uses one of my favorite sentiment stamps:  Uplifters and the whimsical  Daisies & Paislies set. 
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, March 20, 2015

With Sympathy

Happy Friday my friends. This is officially the end of an extremely long week.  I'm one tired camper over here. I'm praying that the weekend is a quiet one! This card was made over a week ago and I haven't had time to post it. It was originally made for a CAS(e) this Sketch challenge that is way past due so I'm entering it over in the CASology challenge.

Have any fun plans for the weekend? We do have show choir tomorrow, but it is a local competition so we will be out and about but only driving 30 minutes to get home instead of several hours.

I'm also thinking I need to do a little stamping shopping.  Have any favorite stamps your eyeing right now?!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fusion: With Heartfelt Sympathy


Hello there, we're back today with another challenge at Fusion! I think we're all ready for spring to arrive and these flowers are simply gorgeous to get your spring cards going!  I went very simply for my card as I was in need of a sympathy card for a beloved co-worker who lost her battle to cancer.  My heart breaks for her family as she was so young. She fought so very hard.  


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.

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!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wishing You God's Blessing on Your Confirmation



Hello there...a card for no particular challenge today (I know don't fall over in shock!).  We're heading up to Pittsburgh this weekend for our niece, Erin's, confirmation.  Of course, I had to make her a card to go with her gift.  I'm her confirmation sponsor and am thrilled we can make it for this special occasion for her.

Now...I did have a mishap on this card...check out the card below.  I got all the way to taking the picture before I realized part of the sentiment was missing!  So...off came the cross onto a new card with a corrected sentiment. I wasn't sure I loved the flourish on the first version so I left it off.

Hope you have a great weekend ahead too!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Anniversary


Popping in with a fun card for Virginia's View Challenge...I love embossing and distress inks and simply don't use them enough so this was the perfect challenge for me to get them both out! This card is going to a co-worker of mine who is celebrating her anniversary.  She loves vibrant colors so I'm looking forward to giving this to her!

Hope your week gets off to a great start my friends!  We are back from a fantastic weekend with Ryan's show choir in NYC.  Not sure when I'll get to it just yet, but I'll be sure to post pictures soon!



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Time Out: Dare to Dream

Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor
It's hard to believe, but we're back at Time Out with another challenge and we're celebrating our first birthday!  Time certainly seems to fly and we're loving the gorgeous inspiration that you create in the gallery with each challenge.

Our challenge is a Home Sweet Home photo challenge.  I thought I would create some type of frame..but when the ink and stamps came out I went for something completely different.  This card was tucked in Ryan's suitcase to wish him good luck at his competition tomorrow.  



To help us celebrate our first birthday, we have two fabulous sponsors:  Avocado Arts and Uniko Studios! We'd love for you to play along for a chance to win!  We also have the super talented Mandi guest designing with us.  Be sure to stop by her blog to be inspired.



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.