Thursday, December 17, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #153

Good morning and welcome to CTS #153 - and another beautiful sketch from fabulous Chrissy! 
I love this sketch and had many ideas, but kept coming back to this combo - black,white and lots o' color. AND, loving each and every card that the DT has created for this sketch! All so unique and inspiring. I know that I'll be pinning away and will, hopefully, get time to create (in my pj's!) over this Christmas staycation.
CAS(E) this Sketch will be taking a nice looong break, SO sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends! We'll return with a new challenge on January 7, 2016!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #152

Welcome to CTS #152, where you'll find a lovely sketch from N@Ali.  The DT has created some beautiful projects that will surely inspire!  And...please welcome our Guest Designer, Joyce (just take a gander at her lovely mini-masterpiece!). 
I'm loving this delicate Memory Box butterfly, the perfect little sentiment from Concord and 9th, and an always classic red/grey/black color combo (card stock and pp finds from Tuesday Morning!)
Although it is a crazy/busy month with lots of holiday hoopla, we hope that you'll find a way to carve out some creative time and join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #152!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Muse Challenge #144

Hooray for KATE, Guest Designer for Muse Challenge #144 (and Ardyth's very talented daughter)! So perfectly CAS with lots of white and bright... just how I like it. 
My version uses a lovely Studio Calico/1Canoe2 stamp set, which has lots of cute little gift boxes and bows. As you can see, there were a few paper/ink experiments goin' on here (and more that did not make it to the card phase) - all variations on the same theme!
Many thanks to Kate for the inspiration!

CAS(E) this Sketch #151

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #151.... a polka dotted beauty that is sure to inspire!
I am a lover of anything with dots - fabric, wrapping paper, card stock, ribbon, etc. but try as I might I ended up with more flowers (some very lovely ones from Studio Calico/1Canoe2!). Oh, clearly I've stepped away from the holiday cards/colors.... at least for a little bit!
We hope that you'll join in at CTS #151 and show us your dotty creation(s)!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our Guest Designer, Linda!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Blog Hop Inspiration
Such a beautiful photo inspiration for the Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge! And, oh, how I wish a stylish fairy would wave her wand over my mantel (and holiday tree) to duplicate this lovely look! I've used some pretty PTI Hawaiian Shores pp, the perfect sentiment from Keep It Simple:Christmas, lovely PPP sequins/frame die, and a little shaker made with Frantic Stamper's ornament die!
SO anxious to hop along and see all of the fabulous creations!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #150

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #150! SO excited for you to see the creations from the amazing DT (and our special guest designer, Roberta!) - they never cease to amaze and inspire me, and I hope that you feel the same way!
I'm not sure why, but I've been quite obsessed with this grey/red combination (which looks much richer and lovelier IRL) and the beautiful  'Christmas' sentiment and snowflake die from Frantic Stamper.
This sketch will be a TWO week event, so lots of time to play! 
Wishing you a merry Beaujolais Nouveau Day (it's a real event here in our house) and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #149

Welcome to CTS #149 - and another fabulous sketch from Chrissy!
This card may only vaguely resemble the sketch. I was down in my waaay too messy craft cave just playin' around/trying to find a bit of mojo and ended up with something quite outside of my usual wheelhouse (nope... no flowers). My dots fade from black to gold embossing (a happy accident) and I've added some pretty gilded feathers too. 
Please join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #149! We can't wait to see your inspired creation!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #148

Here's another pretty from Leigh - just
for CAS(E) this Sketch #148! SO many
options here and LOTS of beautiful creations
from the DT.  Speaking of which .... a huge
welcome to new DT member, Jen Mitchell.
She is such a fabulous addition!
My card was created entirely from bits on my
messy desk (except for the little "hi").
Love when this happens! Less to clean up.
We hope that you'll be inspired and will join
in at CTS #148 bycreating something fabulous!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #147 - Take Two

As you can see.... a variation
on the same theme for 
CAS(E) this Sketch #147. 
A different color combo 
(one of my favorites!), 
and a bit more CAS.
Happy Thirsty Thursday!

CAS(E) this Sketch #147

N@Ali has created such a pretty sketch for CTS#147, and there's plenty of DT inspiration to get your creativity flowing!
Can you believe that there are no flowers on my card? Shocking, I know. I'm goin' with the holiday flow instead and adding to my December card stash. Then, once the family photo is taken, I'll have multiple designs to choose from.  
I've used a cranberry/gray/rustic white color combo-with a few Frantic Stamper dies (banner and stitched rectangle), a cute Reverse Confetti tree, a masked off sentiment circle and some tiny silver embellishments. 
We hope that you'll join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #147!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #146

Here's another great sketch from Chrissy
that we hope will inspire you to create for
CTS #146!
This is super, duper simple... a cream and
black color combo, dies, stamps and a bit of
twine. No embossing, no enamel dots or bits
of sparkle (though I tried!).
SO, please join us at CASE() this Sketch #146.
We can't wait to see your creative vision!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #145

Leigh creates some fabulous sketches..... and this one for CTS #145 is no exception!

LOVE those bold sentiments all lined up! I've used the fabulous 'Thanks' from PTI's Scribbled Sentiments and a flower (of course!) from SSS 'Flowers on My Mind'-one of my favorites. So daring of me to use purple, which I love, but rarely reach for.
We are oh so anxious to see what you've created for CAS(E) this Sketch #145! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #144

Fluttering by to share the beautiful sketch that 
N@Ali has envisioned for CAS(E) this Sketch #144.
Oh.... my mind is awhirl with fabulous ideas for this one!
I've kept things CAS - with a fall color scheme, my 
new favorite FS Stitched Rectangles and a bit o' twine. 
We hope that you'll join in and create something spectacular for CTS#144!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #143

Happy Thursday and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #143 - where Chrissy has designed an a-mazing sketch for all of us to try!
I've used one of my current favorites, the SSS Big Scripty Greetings, and the lovely PS Reflections stamps. I created this same  4 1/2" square card in kraft/red/green, but decided that I preferred the white and bright version better!
We hope that you'll join in at CTS #143 and take some time to enjoy what I'm sure will be another inspirational gallery!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop

September Blog Hop Inspiration
It's the 25th, and time for Papertrey's September 2015 Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this lovely photo! Kinda gets me in the mood for Fall - so fluff up the pillows, break out the cozy afghans and snuggle up with a cup of tea! 
I may have gotten a bit die happy with this card (Embellished Elegance) and after putting it all together I could not muster up the courage to make it look truly chalkboard-y/distressed. Love this PTI thank you, with all of the swirls and fonts built into one stamp!
Anyway... I'm off to admire all of the gallery's loveliness. Happy weekend! 

CAS(E) this Sketch #142.... Take Two!

Ah..... rainbows and sparkles! It doesn't get much better than that, does it? Loving this beautiful SSS sentiment with lots of white space/bright colors!
We hope that you'll make some time to create and join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #142!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #142

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #142. And, just take a peek at all of the fabulous-ness that the DT has created! 
Leigh has fashioned a lovely design, which I've interpreted in a soft and subtle way. Loving the SSS gray card stock (Fog/Smoke) and the Fancy Scroll die from Frantic Stamper. Oh... and a few tiny pearls too.
We hope that you'll be inspired to play along with us at CTS#142. Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM # 224: Two-Toned Stamped Sentiments

I'm just loving the technique that Danielle has demonstrated for Papertrey Ink's MIM #224 (and the beautiful cards that she's created using the two-toned sentiments)! WOW...some truly inspirational projects in the gallery too. If only I had one of those fabulous cover plates I'd be makin' about a million of these lovelies! I used some bold/bright colors, and my new Frantic Stamper Stitched Rectangles die (which creates those perfectly rounded corners!). 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #141

Happy Thursday and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #141. N@Ali has created a fantastic sketch for us to try - clean and simple with tons of potential! Just take a peek at what the phenomenal DT has created!
I must admit that I have not made a card in over a week, which a some kinda record for me. Guess that other events have taken precedence, which has ushered my mojo out the door. BUT,  not to worry - I've neatened up my crafting space, which will allow me to see what I have (yay! a few new goodies). Now.... if I could only find that brand new, spendy bone folder!!
Looking forward to seeing what you create for CTS #141!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

CASE) this Sketch #139

Happy Thursday and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #139! I'm gearing up for a nice long, warm and sunny weekend. BUT first, an amazing sketch from Leigh!
I so wanted to channel my inner Laura Bassen (who makes ink blending look SO easy!) and started with a masked shape, some pretty yellow TH ink and a few Altenew flowers. However, somehow this simple, one layer card got a tiny bit messy, which necessitated the addition of a few layers, and then the dies and embossing folders joined the fray. Anyway...... 
We hope that you'll find a bit of creative time and will join us at CTS#139!

Monday, August 31, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions - August 2015

I am SO very excited to be playing along with the lovely and oh-so-talented ladies at the 12 Kits of Occasions challenge! I've been invited by August's hostess-with-the most-est Michele Ferguson (my CAS(E) this Sketch teamie/online crafting bff!) to create along with the fabulous DT.
August's theme is A Spoon Full of Sugar.... with get well themed sentiments (a few penned by Michele herself!), beautiful Heidi Swapp papers, and a plethora of stamped images. As always, the kit contains many, many beautiful elements - all designed to create cards/projects conveying your heartfelt get well wishes.
Just take a peek at what the 12 Kits DesignTeam has created .... you'll be sure to be inspired! 
Many thanks to Michele, and the rest of the 12 Kits of Occasions DT, for allowing me to join in this month!
P.S. - There was a 'secret ingredient" in this month's kit! Although I did not guess correctly, I did use those cute little cherries!