Saturday, December 29, 2012

Avery Elle - Valentine's Love!

Yes..... just a few more tags and a bit more Avery Elle love!

I must be a creature of habit because I've been doing everything in tags and in multiples of three! Hmm......

But, still loving the colorful combinations, which are just a little different than the usual Valentine's Day pinks and reds. And... finally was able to use some of my really pretty washi tape!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Polar Bear Express!

Perhaps I'm in my tag making rut in order to avoid the inevitable. Yes, we will have to venture out to the stores and do some actual face-to-face shopping!
I love the CAS look of my well loved Amuse polar bear and starry background! So cute!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Avery Elle Love!

Avery Elle is sponsoring their very first
AEI♥U challenge! 
So.... thought that I'd join in the fun! These little tags represent my love of bright, feminine colors and the use of ribbon, with a bit of layering.

I am using some of my lovely Avery Elle stamps ("Lots of Love" and "All Occasion Tags") and my favorite Teresa Collins "Spring Fling" papers to make more tags!
LOVE, love the  coral/pink/aqua/teal combination!

Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Crazy for Holiday Tags!

Just popping in quickly to demonstrate my current obsession..... tag making! Ask me if I've even purchased our wrapping paper yet. Nope. So, I don't even know if my tags will match our paper. Is that really necessary? Maybe we'll just wrap everything in kraft or white paper! Problem solved!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cloud 9 Blog Hop-December 2012

Since I love my Wplus9 stamps so, I am contributing to the Cloud9 December Blog Hop! And.... since my current obsession is the furious making of holiday gift tags, here is my addition. Please feel free to hop on over, take a peek, and enjoy some really lovely holiday inspiration!

Now, I just need to get out and about and shop for a some gifts so we can use some of the aforementioned tags!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 16, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #117

I found some lovely inspiration over at the CASE Study Challenge blog, so I'm really excited to add more cards to my holiday collection, in addition to a few others. As you can see, I tend to get a bit carried away..........

Many thanks to the muse of the month,Angeline Yong (and the rest of the DT)!! 

Have a happy weekend! 



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Love!

When I saw this card over at the Kloset Kreations blog, it was love at first sight! So.... had to make one in assorted Christmas color combinations! Light/dark greens, red, white..... and I really like the contrast that the black provides. This may be our holiday card winner! Thanks Deanna!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cloud 9 November Blog Hop and RetroSketches #37

Yay..... I am finally creating a bit for the holidays! I love to be able to add to the Christmas card collection, especially when I am not under any time constraints! So here is a card inspired by the lovely and cozy photo over at the Cloud 9 November Blog Hop, using the layout from RetroSketches #37!
Many thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Retro Sketches #36

I have loved seeing all of the inspiration over at Retro Sketches and have finally decided to play along! So many great interpretations and some really great holiday cards! Oh, and such a bad photo..... no matter how I try to mess about with my light box, I always have much better luck with natural light. However, now that it's darker earlier, I've lost that opportunity. Ah well, I'll try, try again tomorrow!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink- October 2012 Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink has six really lovely non-traditional holiday color combos on display and I had a very difficult time choosing just one! If time allows, I will most assuredly try my hand at a few more. Of course I picked the brightest shades!


Oh my...... it has been a very long time since I've done some creating! And it seems that I've forgotten how to organize my overabundant crafty ideas AND how to take and edit a photo! So, y'all will have to bear with me as I return from my creative hiatus!

Stamps: PTI Fabulous Frames, Signature Christmas
CS and ink: all PTI
Dies: Sizzix Sizzlits snowflakes, PTI Fabulous Frames 

Friday, August 31, 2012

ColourQ #152

It's been pretty crazy around here.... getting two off to college.
Thus, the blog, which has never been overly busy, has suffered a bit. However, I'm ready to jump back in with my ColourQ #152 contribution. This card is certainly more-than-inspired by the lovely designs over a Kloset Kreations (thank you Deanna!)
And, yay, it's more masculine looking b'day creation- something that I usually have just a few of. Sorry boys!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ColourQ #150

Yay! Another ColourQ challenge that my color-loving self truly appreciates! But..... couldn't stop at just one, so I'm showin' you all of 'em - each ever so slightly different. And, hmmm, not quite sure if any one has that "perfect" combination.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ColourQ #149 and RetroSketches #23

I'm giving a few challenges a try - colourQ #149 and RetroSketches #23!
Still not sure what works best in getting my creativity flowing ...... color combinations or sketches? Guess that it's just that particular day's energy. Sometimes it takes minutes to create, other times hours.
I much prefer the former.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Color Throwdown-#202

Here is a new one for me - Color Throw Down #202! 
Thought I'd give it a try (in between Olympic events!). There is a polka dot background that is quite difficult to appreciate (note to self re:photo editing.... practice, practice, practice). I also really need to find a consistent place/time to take my photos so there is some continuity. Sigh.
Hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop- July 2012

Time for another PTI blog hop!  Here's the color-inspiration photo:

Oh my..... SO many really lovely projects over at the Papertrey Blog Hop! My card is not nearly as flower-ful as usual (still waiting on my new PTI beauties to arrive), but thought that I'd work on an early Birthday card (What's that? Early you say? Ahead of schedule? Unheard of!). 
Thanks so much for taking a peek! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In My Next Life.......

In my next life I'd like to come back with the creative mind of Stephanie (oh, and with a British accent too!). I love her blog, Stamping & Sharing, and most everything that she does. She seems to put together each project with such ease- elegant, clean, inspiring. Sorry to be CASing so directly, but I just loved this card! Yup, I'm just a little obsessed.....

Cloud9 Blog Hop, July 2012...... a few additions!

Just a couple more cards inspired by the Cloud9 Blog Hop photo! I had these almost ready to go and wanted to contribute to the official hop, but a few too many interruptions later........
Ah well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cloud9 Blog Hop- July 2012

I'm loving my Wplus9 stamps (my current obsession...... see earlier posts!) and am so excited to be participating in the very first Cloud9 Blog Hop! 
This photo inspiration challenge uses some really lovely, summer-y color and I had a plethora of ideas. So....... may be posting some additional projects soon!
Looking forward to enjoying what others contribute to the hop too!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Hydrangeas


 Just doin' a bit of catching up after   being such a slacker the past few  weeks. AND..... I'm on a major  purple/hydrangea bender. See what I mean? 

 All of these cards were inspired in some way, shape or form by the DT over at Papertrey Ink!                  

Berry-licious, Part 2

OK, I could not stop at just one....... The Wplus9 stamp set includes all kinds of berries and I wanted to use another color combo. I'm thinking that these look a bit more like blackberries, since I used my PTI Royal Velvet ink.