Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time Out: Be Fierce



Happy Friday Eve my friends!  I'm back to share a card for the current challenge over at Time Out. We have this super fun inspiration photo below for you to play along with this week. There are so many elements you can pick out...from the banner to the hot balloons or the trees and houses. I went for the little bird that is carrying the banner.  The birds are from our fabulous sponsor Stamplorations. I love the floral images in the bird and had fun inking it up in a few colors.  This card is going to a friend who is currently in treatment for breast cancer...so I thought the sentiment should be strong...yet have a soothing image. I love to make cards for a specific person in mind.

A big thanks to Stamplorations for sponsoring this challenge and offering a $10 gift certificate to the winner and a random winner can pick one of six stamp sets.  

I hope you get to come over to Time Out and play along with us.  And of course, go check out our fabulous guest designer, Andrea...you will love her projects!




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Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI: With Sympathy



Happy Monday!  Hopefully you are off for President's Day today...and not like me and are at work for the day. Popping in with one more card for the PTI anniversary challenges. My card today is inspired by Debbie Olsen's card for 2007. Love the pink and green flowers and the movement the card creates. Playing with two PTI sets for this card: Art with Heart and Graceful Greetings.  Happy Monday and happy creating my friends!  xx

Sunday, February 19, 2017

PaperTrey Ink: 2013



Hi there, I've been watching all of the gorgeous cards being posted as inspired by the PTI 10 year anniversary and decided to give it a go and make a couple of cards to enter.  I was also inspired by my friend Moe to make two of each card I made to fill up my stash!  Looking through all the years...I don't have any of the sets, but I loved this sweet little collage card below by Heather Nichols from 2013...so I played along using three different PTI sets for this card:  Wedding Day, Framed Out #12 and Tiny Tags.  Love how all the sweet elements come together. No surprise I'm using varying shades of orange on my flowers :)

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. The weather here is absolutely gorgeous so we've been enjoying no coats, going for a nice walk and the boys have been fishing in the neighborhood pond. Perfection!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Live Your Dreams


It's time for a new challenge over at Curtain Call!  When I saw the inspiration photo I'll admit to being a bit stumped...and kept looking back at the picture...and then got a new pack of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye...and I was ready to roll.  Love that this patterned paper picks up the colors from the inspiration photo and the triangle type patterns.

This week we are inviting you to join us for...


Now, it's your turn!  To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

1.  Create a new Anything Goes paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item)...with the option of drawing inspiration from the challenge graphic.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this challenge here at the Curtain Call. You must also copy and paste the inspiration graphic into your post.
3. Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of five other challenges.
4.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on  February 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.
5. Prizes, when applicable, will be awarded to randomly selected challenge participants. The LEAD of each challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer for the next challenge.
The LEAD, Show Stoppers and Prize Winner will be chosen by the crew and announced on February 28th at 8:00 AM CDT.

I hope to see you over at Curtain Call!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Grace to Help in Time of Need


I have less than ten cards in my stash right now...yes crazy I know...so I've been making cards as I need them.  I actually bought one card over Christmas...can't remember how many years it as been since I did that!  Working to find the time to rebuild my stash vs. making as I go.

So this card is for a very tragic situation.  A prior co-worker and very dear friend of mine lost her daughter (in her mid 30s) suddenly last week to severe pneumonia. So upsetting to hear this news and my prayers are with my friend and especially her grandchildren.  My friend has a strong faith so I thought this verse from one my first Verve sets would convey a message of love and strength to her.  

I played along with CAS(e) this Sketch for my card.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

God Bless You



Happy Sunday my friends. Yesterday morning started with some crafty time and ended with a robotics competition for Jonathon.  The weekend has been extra nice as Ryan is home visiting for the weekend.  We had a game of Risk on Friday night and the boys all enjoyed playing pool together last night too. I love having everyone back home.   This week was also awesome as we closed on my mum's old house...so we are now back to only owning one home.  Can you hear the celebration happening?!  And have I told you what a rock star my hubby is on getting everything out of my mum's house and working through the inspection etc.?  Well he is awesome!

Ryan and Jonathon at Jonathon's robotics competition...Ryan was trying to stretch to be taller...didn't quite happen!

But back to why you are here...a card :)  When I saw the Inspired by All the Little Things blog I knew exactly what I wanted to make and it translated directly to my card...quickly!  This card features all Frantic Stamper dies.  I know I'll be using those stitched bloom dies a lot.  This card was popped in the mail today to a friend whose grandson has a brain tumor. Thankfully they are pretty sure it is benign but he has surgery on Monday so we're saying lots of prayers for sweet little Jack.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time Out: You Matter to Me

We are back with a reminder for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges.

It is our Inspired by words challenge and the words are:

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'

You can use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase. I loved this simple sentiment from the Lovely Greetings CAS-ual Fridays set.

We have the wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sponsoring this challenge with a $25 gift certificate for our winner. 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

For this challenge we have the  Jane as our Guest Designer. We are so pleased to have her playing along with us for our challenge!

Take a look here to see how Jane and our DT were inspired by this phrase.