Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Tuesday is my self proclaimed Frantic Stamper posting day! Today I have two cards to share with you featuring the technique of in-laid die cuts. I love how this technique adds visual interest to a card.  For the first card, I die cut the Crystal Snowflake three times to add a bit more dimension.  I layered three die cuts and then added the turquoise paper as well to create the inlaid die technique. I finished it off with the patterned paper and sentiment.

For my second card, I used a very similar technique with the Peeking Snow Family.  How cute are those little snowmen? Lots of fabulous details!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time Out: Casing Ardyth

It's time for a reminder of the challenge at Time Out and we're casing one of my absolute favorite card makers, Ardyth. I love her use of white space and color in all of her cards. The movement on her inspiration card below is absolutely gorgeous. I loved all the reds and touch of gold, but decided to go with pinks instead of reds and of course you can see how I used the touch of gold at the bottom of the card. I love to look at Ardyth's card for inspiration.  I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Time Out too!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sending You Christmas Cheer

I don't know about you, but I'm still loving my Zig Clean Markers. They make water color cards oh so easy to make.  To start my card I added the color from three different markers. I then die cut three of the Frantic Stamper Crystal Snowflake dies to adhere to the card. I finished it off by adding the sentiment and a few sequins and of course, I love a rounded corner too!
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Curtain Call: Glittery Gourds


Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Curtain Call: Glittery Gourds.  I always have to remind myself to get out my gold embossing powder and gold paper so this was the perfect challenge to get me moving.  I embossed these Verve pumpkins and emboss them with gold embossing powder before adding a touch of water color. I love this card in person, but not so much in the photo!  Does that every happen to you? :)

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Best Wishes (and around our house!)

Happy Friday friends...it's been a busy week on the blog due to my crafty time on Saturday morning. This card is for my mother-in-law. She loves all things blue so I try to make her cards with lots of blue. I'm out of town, but Pat will be going out with the boys and her to celebrate her day!

In other news, we have big news around our house. We've sold our house and bought a new home.  We'll be moving in early November, so we've been extremely busy getting our house ready and packing. The other really exciting news is that my mum will be moving in with us.  We're just about ready to put her house up for sale. So...after this weekend with my crafty weekend away there probably won't be much crafting going on until we get settled into the new home and can set up a new craft room. There are other rooms that will be a higher priority so other than pre-scheduled design team posts, I'm thinking there won't be too much new happening around here.  This is the reason I've been a bit quieter commenting too.  I'm sure you all understand. I regularly peak at all your gorgeous creations!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lucky Me

Lucky me for sure!  This afternoon I'm heading out to Wichita, Kansas for my long crafty weekend away.  I absolutely cannot wait. I LOVE going away for this long weekend. Laurie and Amy are absolutely awesome hostesses and I'm so looking forward to catching up with everyone who is going.  So...I picked up a small gift for both of them and of course had to make a card for them both. I was inspired by this week's CAS(E) this Sketch. And the sentiment is simply perfect. I'm so lucky to have them as friends!

PS Apologies for the blurry photos.  No time to go snap a new one!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

So Sorry For Your Loss

Happy Tuesday. For the next four Tuesdays, I'm going to pop in and share cards from the October Frantic Stamper release.  This card features the new Birch Tree Forest Die.  It has several birch tree dies and a handful of adorable woodland animals. Instead of making a Christmas card, I decided to use this set to make a sympathy card. Love the tone on tone feel of the cream birch trees on the white. Feels very soft and serene to me. And of course, you know I love non-bulky cards that are super easy to mail.
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