Sunday, January 25, 2015

PaperSmooches: Sending Prayers Your Way



Welcome back to another PaperSmooches Sparks challenge. I wanted to create some movement on this card when I followed the sketch and the perfect way to do this was using the Flap Happy set.  I had fun stamping off the smaller little butterflies.  The base with the stripes was left from a card I created a while back, but didn't like...so I covered the front panel with the sketch layout.  It's always nice when you use up your scrap pile!


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, January 23, 2015

Uniko Studio Guest Designer: Always & Forever


I'm back with a reminder card for the Uniko Studio Challenge! I'm pleased to have been invited as a guest designer over at Uniko Studio. The theme of the current challenge is: Love and Friendship



For my card, I used the Always & Forever stamp set.   I went ultra CAS by stamping the heart three times and adding the sentiment. I love all the white space!

Please come play along with us at Uniko; the challenge ends on January 30th and you have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to Uniko.  You don't have to have Uniko stamps to play along!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time Out: Love You


It's the time of year where love is in the air, so it's the perfect time to play along with us at Time Out!  Our challenge is a theme of:  Valentine's Day with the optional twist of hearts.

We have Stamplorations as a our sponsor with a $10 gift certificate for a random winner.  We'd love for you to play along.  I went very literal with the challenge theme an optional twist using traditional colors as well.

Valentyna is our guest designer for this challenge. You will absolutely love her gorgeous CAS style.  Be sure to pop over to her blog!

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.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday


I'm trying to build up my card stash, but am not really succeeding!  Seems I've been making cards and immediately sending them. I guess that is a good problem!  I loved the color combination over at ShowCASe Your Style so I thought it would be fun to play along for a boy birthday card.  I pulled out my embossing paste to add a touch of texture with the stars.  Love how the thread gives in a galaxy type feel.

Happy creating!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday


I loved the funky feel of the current CAS(e) this Sketch...but I went ultra simple! I had these flowers on a tag that I had never used so I pulled them off to quickly make this card.  I keep a Ziplock baggie of extra die cuts on my craft table that I like to get into when I want to try and make something quickly.  So...this card came together very quickly with a touch of stamping.

Do you pre-cut lots of die cuts or do anything to make sure crafting go a little faster on occasion?

In other news, Jonathon has been researching how to build computers.  He just bought his first kit yesterday.  I am so excited for him.  He's been quietly watching YouTube videos to figure it out.  I'll keep you posted on how it goes!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thanks


I'm a bit late to the MUSE party, but as they saying goes...better late than never.  We were extra busy this weekend with the start of the show choir season.  Friday night we were cheering Jonathon on and Saturday we were cheering on Ryan. Very proud to say that both their groups took home grand champion awards along with best vocal, choreography and band.  A fantastic start to their show choir competition season. 

But, back to my card.  I loved the tiny pop of color on Michele's Muse inspiration card below along with the tough of negative space  I have a bit more color and mimicked the touch of negative space.  I'm also entering this over on the CASology challenge as I've used Simon Says Stamps inks for this card.  I haven't been thrilled with my Stampin' Up inks so I bought five of the Simon Says Stamp inks. Have to say I love them.  Much better ink coverage.  So...this is my NBUS item. I couldn't miss the change to play along with this challenge inspired by Darnell!

I'm off to bed for the night to get ready for the work week!  Hope you all have a fabulous start to your week.



Friday, January 16, 2015

Uniko Challenge Guest Designer: Love You



I'm pleased to have been invited as a guest designer over at Uniko Studio. The team has a two week challenge going on and the theme is: Love and Friendship
For my card, I used the Always & Forever stamp set.  I stamped the heart in gold and then embossed it on water color paper. For the water color effect, I inked up an acrylic block and then sprayed water on it and smushed it onto the cardstock.  Love the bright pink paired with the gold. 

Please come play along with us at Uniko; the challenge ends on January 30th and you have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to Uniko.  You don't have to have Uniko stamps to play along!