Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI April Blog Hop-Take 2

Ok..... so I believe that I've taken the whole "tilted" thing just a tad too far! I loved this card by Christina SO much that I had to show it a bit of love- so clean and crisp! But I think that I may have an abundance of things goin' on here! Just another one (or two!) for the PTI April Blog!

Papertrey Blog Hop-April 2013


It's time for  the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop, which I'm sure will provide some amazing projects and incredible inspiration! The challenge is to create a special something with a tilted image or sentiment. Just take a look at the beauties pictured...... love them all! So..... on to the hop!

Or should it go this way??

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Muse Challenge #14

OK.... be prepared for the convoluted, but true, story. I LOVE the Muse challenges. I did not want to miss the Muse #13 challenge. I stamped and arranged my elements, took and edited my photo, made a few nibbly bits for my dinner guests, made a quick trip to the airport to pick up my dad, thought about posting my card (but figured it could wait til morning), drank a few glasses of wine, ate some homemade pizza, and enjoyed my friends. And THEN I took a peek at all of the lovely Muse entries, only to discover that Deanna, one of my stamping heroes, had created a very similar card. What to do? Too late for a re-do in the AM. So.... I guess that I am going with it since I love the orange and purple combo. My apologies if I have violated any challenge 'code of conduct', or simply babbled on for much too long, and/or stayed up waaay too late!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #24

I thank the creative gods for instant inspiration (LOVE when that happens!) the moment I took a peek at CAS(E) this sketch #24! As one can see, I am still in my rainbow bright phase! Such a great sketch - thank you N@Ali!
I am also entering this card in the CAS-ual Friday 'Birthday Bash' challenge! 
Enjoy your happy, SUNNY Thursday!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monday Mood Board #8

Phew, in just under the wire! LOVE the Monday Mood Board #8 on the Wplus9 blog - such pretty pastels and some great textures. Too bad I couldn't fit all of the elements on this one tiny tag! I used the back side of my Folk Art Floral stamps for the flowers, the matching dies for the leaves, and a mish mash of other stamps for the stripes and dots. I have a whole series of these little tags in various stages of completion (and have lots of beautiful elements spread over my desk, and on the floor!). An added plus... I can finish my Mother's Day cards a bit early!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chevron Obsession!

Yup, got a little carried away in the craft room today (when I should have been cleaning! Hmm.... decisions, decisions.).
Anyway, had the chevron, rainbow, diagonal thing goin' on in my head all morning and tried out a few ideas - perhaps one will apply to the Case Study Challenge and/or the CASE this Sketch Challenge!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Muse Challenge #12

Here is another floral beauty from Therese Calvird! The Muse challenges are my creative obsession of late....... and I am so excited to check the Muse site every week for the new inspiration! Therese's card is lovely in it's clean simplicity and amazing color! The flower appears to have such dimension, although I'm pretty sure that this is just amazing coloring skills at work. So... in lieu of aforementioned marker/pencil skills, I decided to add dimension by using lilac colored crepe paper and a MFT rolled flower die. I also popped the top layer up with dimensional tape for a little extra somethin'.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Muse Challenge #11

Laurie Willison's beautiful card is the inspiration piece for Muse Challenge #11. I love the white/brown/green combination with a hint of aqua! Hmmm... guess I got a little carried away with the "hint" of aqua! I usually "need" all of that wonderful white space, but just could not make it work for what I, apparently, had stuck in my head! Try, try again?

Try again- v.2
Try again-v.3