Sunday, March 25, 2012

PTI March 2012 Blog Hop

                                                                          Blog hop inspiration

Did you ever have one of those days? You know...... when the light crashes and burns, the cat climbs into your photo/light box and knocks everything over, every single design fails (despite the fact that you  have been thinking about ideas all week), AND your craft area looks like a ten toddlers have been playing with every stamp, ink pad and piece of CS that you own?? Yup, I had one of those days. However, I still really, really wanted to partake in the PTI Blog Hop! Love, love the yellow and aqua color combo!

Anyway, tomorrow is another day and I will, hopefully, have: 1) new light bulbs 2) more sunshine and 3) additional creative mojo (perhaps I can recycle the plethora of yellow/aqua design elements!).

Thanks so much!

Friday, March 16, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #82

Yes, please..... let us indulge in a bit more of Laura's creative genius over at the CASE Study Challenge Blog. See what I mean? Be-u-ti-ful!

The cute little bird die is from Wplus9's Folk Art Florals set and the sentiment(s) are from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #128

I've never entered a ColourQ challenge before, though I have thought about it many, many times!. And....not sure if I'm green kinda girl (despite the fact that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner!). However,  I did give my Lifestyle Crafts dies a pretty good work out!

Monday, March 12, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #81 and PTI MIM #57



Laura Bassen is another of my favorite stampers.....always such lovely inspiration! Seriously..... every, single, one of her creations is something that I would love to duplicate. Anyway, this card owes much/all to Laura's style, with a layout inspired by Maile Belles and Deanna at Kloset Kreations, and is my contribution to CASE #81 challenge. In addition, I've also used Heather Nichols' PTI MIM #57 technique....."colored kissing" (see that little pear over there?). Thanks for taking a peek and have a great week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

CR84FN #50

Whoo hoo..... I'm on a CR4FN roll and LOVE the pink/orange/yellow combo! Right up my color loving alley!

Friday, March 9, 2012

CR84FN #49

  I am always up for a challenge and love the color combo presented at CR84FN this week (my first time participating)! As you can see, I've used my arsenal of punched and die cut flowers! And newbie self had quite the challenging time photographing that gray CS and ribbon!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Papertrey MIM #55: Creating Large Frames with Smaller Frame Stamps.... #2

And..... here is version #2 for the PTI MIM #55 challenge. Can you tell that I was still obsessing over the same stamp and the same ink colors? OK, so time to clean up my crafting mess and move on!

Papertrey MIM #55: Creating Large Frames with Smaller Frame Stamps.... #1

Hi! The PTI weekly MIM challenge was to use create a large frame with a smaller frame stamp so I was obsessed/determined to use my new-to-me Celebrations stamp set. This set has so many possibilities, but i was really concentrating on this one frame stamp and some bits and pieces that were on my very messy crafting desk! I'm not really happy with the placement of the sentiment, but will try, try again! Thanks for taking a look!