Thursday, February 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #112

A happy Thursday and a warm welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #112! Chrissy has designed this lovely sketch to inspire - please take a peek at what the DT, and our special guest Sveta, has created! I was struggling a bit with this one.... mostly because I could not take a decent pic that showed the card in the proper light (pun intended!) - so difficult to photograph that gray background! I've cut away the top third of the card so that the sentiment can stand out (and also made many others, without this feature - just kept on tryin').
Hope that you'll join in the fun at CTS #112!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI February 2015 Blog Hop

Blog Hop InspirationWow... a beautiful inspiration photo for PTI's February 2015 Blog Hop! LOVE the colors and love the quatrefoil pattern.
I had a bit of watercolored paper in the recycle pile (where all of the failed projects go to rest!) and made good use of it, along with my quatrefoil cover plate and a MS flower punch. 
There are some amazing projects, so hop on over and enjoy the colorful creations. Many thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #111

Happy Thursday to all! Time for another sketch at CTS #111..... a beauty from Lesley. I'm playing with one of my new acquisitions - CTMH's Lovely Birthday. I've embossed the flowers to give 'em that extra bit of dimension. Also love the contrast that the MFT Persimmon cs and ink provide.
Please join in and create with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #111!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

PTI Birthday Celebration - Day 5 Challenge

One final project for PTI's Birthday Celebration challenges! This last card is for the Day 5: Spring Ahead Challenge. I've used the Phrase Play #9 stamps and dies, which were a "must have" after seeing another of Maile's masterpieces (here)
Thanks for taking a peek! Hope that everyone is enjoying a Valentine's Day full of love (and a bit of bubbly)!!

PTI Birthday Celebration- Day 1 Challenge


I am finally back with a project for Day 1 of Papertrey's 8th Anniversary Celebration! The challenge..... to create a project using not only one of the beautiful color recipes, but also one of the amazing sketches.
I'll be so sad to see the festivities end - but am dreaming about winning (fingers crossed!!) one of the phenomenal prizes! Happy Birthday Papertrey!


Friday, February 13, 2015

PTI Birthday Celebration Challenges!


Yay.... I am finally getting around to working on a few cards/projects for the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Celebration! I am determined to participate in every challenge..... SO much fabulous inspiration and many, many GREAT prizes!

Day 2: Maile Inspired Challenge
Maile is always an inspiration! I especially loved this card (and bought the stamp set and matching dies based solely on Maile's project!).

Day 3: Bagged and Tagged Challenge
Oh, how I love a beautifully packaged gift and truly believe that it's all about the presentation! The challenge.... to create a project with a handmade tag and matching bag(or, in this case, a box).

Day 4: Build a Bouquet Challenge
I just may have gotten a bit carried away with this challenge. Florals are my weakness - I had so many flowers stamped and die cut I didn't know what to do! So I just put them all on one card!

Day 7: Heavy Metal Challenge
Wow, I never realized how little I use metallic cs or embossing! It's a really lovely look and fancies up most any project. However, it is quite the challenge to photograph, so please pardon my sub-par pic (I will try, try again asap)! 

Day 8: Blue Ombre Challenge
I used my copics to create the blue ombre look, which is purposely a bit streak-y (just experimenting a little!). SO many other beautiful blue ideas are floating around in my head and such great inspiration in the gallery!

That's all for today, but I will be back with Day 1 Challenge: DT Inspiration and the Day 5 Challenge: Spring into Action as soon as possible! Many thanks for taking a peek! Enjoy all of the Papertrey Celebration fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #110

Hi all! Here's a beautifully crisp and clean sketch from Leigh. Oh, how I love that floral image - although many, many other shapes/images could be used. Take a peek at how the DT has interpreted CTS #110!
There's not too much stamping on my card, just PTI's Bloom Builders #3 and Wet Paint Cuts dies and a W&W sentiment.
Please join in the fun and create an amazing project (or two!) for CAS(E) this Sketch #110! 
P.S. - A warm welcome to this week's guest designer, Anastasia!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #109

Lots of fabulous inspiration from Sam's great sketch! Just take a peek at what the DT has created and then play along with CTS#109!! 
Yes, I am still in Valentine mode (and may even send a few this year) -  and apparently slightly obsessed with the gray/white/pink or red combo! Love that contrast!
Please welcome this week's Guest Designer - Beth!
Have a great week and be sure to make time to get crafty!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Make It Monday #199: Confetti Garlands

Yup, it's usually Betsy who wows me with those Phrase Play dies! Every project is so full of color and happiness that I just cannot resist. Just look at this one! Anyway..... I'm jumping in very quickly with a masculine version of the confetti garland (is there such a thing??) for the MIM #199 challenge!
Happy Super Bowl Sunday - enjoy the game and all of the yummy snacks and beverages! Off to make some sriracha wings!!