Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Merry Christmas

Okay..so I had this personal goal to make 15 Christmas cards per month...let's just say...that goal is written down, but it isn't progressing!  I made 14 in January, 1 in February and now 1 in March...need to get moving, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

I did just get new Winnie & Walter stamps and dies so I pulled them out to use for the super fun sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used Scrapbook Adhesives double sided sticky paper to make the die cut attachment so much easier on this card.  Do you have any favorite new accessories you've been using on your cards?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Great Ideas Start With Coffee

Or in my case, with Diet Coke!  I have only been crafting once per week these days, but couldn't miss the opportunity to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop. There is so much gorgeous inspiration happening!  This card came together really quickly as I already had the die cut coffee mug die cut and stamped.  

We have an exciting week ahead.  We're heading to New York City on Thursday to watch Ryan's show choir perform at the Lincoln Center. It will be such an incredible opportunity for him and the entire show choir.  We're thrilled for him.  Pat and I will also get a chance to see Maroon 5's concert on Thursday night!  Looking forward to a super fun weekend away and are so thankful that my mum will stay with the younger three boys. We're so blessed to have our family close by.  I have a few cards scheduled over the next two weeks, but things will continue to be quiet around here for a while until activity and school/work schedules slow down.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PaperSmooches Sparks: Anything Goes

Welcome back to another PaperSmooches Sparks challenge. This week is our Anything Goes Challenge. I always love these weeks where we can use our PaperSmooches goodies any which way we like.  Debby Hughes has been making some gorgeous cards and this card is inspired by her. I'm normally a stamp/ink girl instead of a die cut girl, but this card came together quickly using the Thanks Word Die and the Flowers Dies.  Happy with a nice easy card for mailing!

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!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fusion: Lucky You

Happy Thursday!  We're back with another challenge at Fusion.  When I first looked at the inspiration photo I thought I would go with a fun plaid or gingham pattern, but instead I opted for the sketch. I thought this would made a fun St. Patrick's Day card. We're only three weeks away!  

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, February 25, 2015

Thinking of You

When I saw the inspiration photo over at Just Us Girls, I knew I had to play along.  I already had this photo pinned in my Pinterest board as I loved the combination of navy and pink. As always, love, love, love floral cards so I went to my newest flowers from Reverse Confetti to play along with this week's challenge.

In other news, Jonathon has successfully built his first computer. He is thrilled.  As he said, "I did a lot of research and I loved it."  The smile on his face is all I need to see.  Can't wait to see what he does next!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday

When I saw the coral stripes in the current Runway Inspired Challenge, I couldn't pass up playing along.  Love, love, love coral. I kept my card pretty simple (not so sure I love it).  I added some embossed stars to the top of the card (they have a touch of blue in them which you can't see in the picture to mimic the blue).

Okay...short and sweet post today!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Missing You

Hello my friends.  We were supposed to head to Nashville this weekend to go on our first college visit with Ryan, but the weather prevented us from doing so.  Ice storms and lots of snow shut down most of the activities for the weekend. Candidly, I'm not complaining as it allowed me time to get caught up on things around the house which was definitely needed.  

Saturday afternoon I was going through stamps that I haven't used in a while and pulled out these PTI stamps. This card will be put in the mail shortly to send lots of love to a dear person in my life (she reads this...and likely knows it is coming her way!).  Flipped the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch to vertical from horizontal.

Hope your week gets off to a great start.