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Friday, November 8, 2019

Waiting Patiently........

Here's a dashing duo created while patiently waiting for a few Stamp Market goodies to arrive on my doorstop tomorrow (fingers crossed!!).
I was so inspired by the new Just a Note card samples that I had to do a little somethin' somethin' with the Spring Blossom stamps and Handwritten Thanks die. Oh.... how I love this bright/beautiful color combo and the crisp black accents!



25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 - Day 2

As Tracey McNeely has been inspiring me/us for years, my goal is to play along as often as possible with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019
My impetus?? LOTS of inspiration from this year's creations, Pinterest boards for years 2011-2018 AND an abundance of prizes to be won from the oh-so-generous sponsors (26 of 'em)!!

So.......welcome to my DAY 2 addition to The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 gallery:


My floral trio was inspired by the beautiful amaryllis tags created by Sanday Allnock (see below).
The lovely woodgrain texture (Stamping' Up/Pinewood Planks embossing folder) was my starting point, along with the pretty layered amaryllis (Papertrey/Blooming Amaryllis), Pure Poppy twill ribbon and a crisp sentiment from The Stamp Market.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 - Day 1


As Tracey McNeely has been inspiring me/us for years, my goal is to play along as often as possible with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019
My impetus?? LOTS of inspiration from this year's creations, Pinterest boards for years 2011-2018 AND an abundance of prizes to be won from the oh-so-generous sponsors (26 of 'em)!!
So.......let's get this 25 Days of Christmas Tags party started!


My inspiration tag from DAY 1 was created by Lilith Eeckels (see below). I loved the hand-drawn border, pretty orange-y red ornament, crisp black sentiment/bow and b/w twine.... and clearly I haven't ventured too far from the loveliness of Lilith's original design!
All of the stamps that I've created with are from Papertrey Ink, including the ink-blended ornament (Brilliant Baubles) and mixed font sentiment (Very Merry). I've added a few jewels for a bit of finishing sparkle.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #347

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #347 AND another of our throw-back/'Retro' Sketches.... a timeless design by the lovely Chrissy Larson!! See the originals from August 2015 hereYou'll surely find lots of inspiration from the DT, both the 2015 and 2019 versions, so please play along!
I've interpreted the sketch quite literally - with lots of white space, a classic b/w stripe, crisp Papertrey Ink sentiment and some pops of color courtesy of the pretty posies from The Stamp Market. CAS all the way!! 
There are so many wonderfully designed creations from the DT, both past and present, so be sure to take a peek and then JOIN in at CAS(E) this Sketch #347!
P.S. - A happy hello to our GD, Joyce!!





Wednesday, November 6, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #346


Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #346...... and another amazing design from Donna Mikasa. There's a plethora of inspiration from the CAS(E) this Sketch DT, so be sure to take a peek and then play along!!
Lots of bright colors and patterns (with a bit of sparkle-y snow on the rooftops!) for this cozy winter scene, with a petite sentiment banner..... creating the perfect Holiday 2019 card.
We hope that you'll join us at CTS #346 and will be adding your masterpiece to the gallery (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, November 7th).
P.S. - A warm welcome to our super talented GD, Tenia!!




Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Mermaid'



Thanks for joining us for the latest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Mermaid''. The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try?
Both the beautiful sketch and the lovely photo inspired this sparkle-y little mermaid birthday greeting. Lots of white space, some ombre aquas, a crisp sentiment and a tiny little cupcake finish off this CAS card. 
The DT has provided some a-mazing inspiration, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.








We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!


PROCEDURES:

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.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The 12 Kits of Occasions - October 2019!




Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions October 2019 edition!! Sharron is our wonderful hostess and she has assembled an amazing 'Autumn Days' kit, celebrating all of the wonder that this season has to offer..... sunny days, crisp nights and lots of fabulous fall color!
An abundance of seasonal patterned papers, lovely die cuts, perfectly coordinating sentiments and a trio of a-dorable turkeys are all included in Sharron's fabulous kit!
Surely the lovely projects from the talented 12 Kits Team will inspire, so please hop around to see ALL of the crafty autumnal creations! You can find a complete list of everything that's included in the kit by clicking here.
Thanks so much for joining us today, and many thanks to our hostess, Sharron and to our talented kit photographer, Lindsey!