Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Papertrey Ink - MIM #162

It's been a while since I've attempted a MIM challenge.... but I had waaay too many scraps (and Melissa created just the cutest card) not to give this one a whirl!! Since there are no tree or sunshine-y dies in my possession, I just used a good old triangle punch and a PTI Floral Foliage die.

Friday, April 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop April 2014... Take Two!


Here is one more for the PTI April 2014 Blog Hop! This is my free form/experimental version of the pretty pink and oranges hollyhocks. It kinda looks like a flower - maybe?? Sometimes those ideas in your head don't quite translate.....

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop-April 2014!


I'm joining in at Papertrey Ink's beautiful, COLOR-ful April 2014 Blog Hop challenge! So much embroidered loveliness, so little time!! I was completely drawn in by the little red poppies and stitched stems! Actual stitching was not required, but I loved that bit of dimension. So...hop on over and be inspired!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch/Runway Inspired Challenge MASHUP!

Happy Thursday! CAS(E) this Sketch has joined forces with Runway Inspired Challenge for a special two week, awe inspiring, jaw dropping challenge! That's 21 DT members and two guest designers feverishly creating away ..... just feast your eyes on the abundance of color and beauty!! 

We have provided you with a runway look AND a sketch to use as inspiration! You may link to BOTH challenges, and that will essentially double your chances of earning recognition. Fabulous, eh?? You will have TWO weeks to add your entries. We cannot wait to see what you have created!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CAS.ology Week 90

Here's a card for CAS.ology #90! 
Can you see those little itty, bitty raindrops??
It's a sunny, spring-y day here in upstate NY…. so no need for the umbrella(s)!!
Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AND…. the obsession continues!

Here's another for CAS(E) this Sketch #72!
And, yes, those promises to step away from the LID stitched mat dies….. ?? Well, hmmm, maybe just one more!
I am going in for a major clean up of the craft area. Let's see if I can manage that without the distraction of making another card and/or project!

CAS(E) this Sketch #72!

Hi all! Happy Spring and welcome to CTS #72 - a beautiful sketch by Julie Day
Oh my, so many possibilities with this one! I picked a few tiny elements from PTI's Irresistibly Ikat and a some pretty, spring-y colors… and just kept on goin'! Yes, there's more on the messy crafting table that I hope to share soon.
Please welcome this week's guest designer, LISA! We can't wait to see what you've created for CAS(E) this Sketch #72!

Or, perhaps, version #2 with a few splashed of sequin sparkle?? And, yes, just a bit obsessed….. step away from the LID stitched mats!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #71

Greetings! Welcome to CTS #71- a sketch by the incomparable Gayatri!
I've been inspired lately by the wonders created by Jennifer McGuire, and the many creative entries seen here at Virginia's View Challenge #1 (359 watercolor lovelies…..a-mazing!). I'm surely operating outside of my comfort zone…and dabbling in the slightly messy, uncontrolled watercolor zone. 
Please join us at CAS(E) this sketch #71 (and maybe try a new technique or two)! 

This is definitely not my best work, but there is not one splat, splatter or painter-ish stamp in my arsenal! So… I had to try my hand at watercoloring, which got me excited to try MORE! Oh my - you should see the mess on the desk. Hopefully, I'll salvage some of the bits that have dried into mini masterpieces. Ha!