Sunday, January 31, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions - January 2016!

I am SO very happy to be joining The 12 Kits of Occasions crew and quite excited to be creating with all of these very talented ladies!
Our January 'hostess with the most-est, Lindsey, has packaged a beautiful kit, 'Celebrating You', which includes an abundance of crafty goodies and a color palette that includes some of my favorites!
So many ideas, so many combinations... I wasn't quite sure where to begin. There is a strategy involved here - which starts with a tidy workspace - and ends, hopefully, with some lovely projects. And, there are more than enough supplies to indulge those leftover ideas too!
I can't wait for you to see what the a-mazing DT has created, so hop over to 12 Kits of Occasions!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #157.....v2

Back again! Here's a cleaner 
and simpler creation for 
CAS(E) this Sketch #157.

Isn't this little TE fox just the 
cutest? I've paired him with an 
older A Muse wooden stamp and 
newer Avery Elle sentiment.

CAS(E) this Sketch #157

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #157! N@Ali has designed a beautiful sketch, which has inspired an amazing array from the DT..... just take a peek!
I fear that I've gone a bit crazy with the die cuts (and color) this week! An adorable little chickie/love bird from Frantic Stamper was my starting point, with the cloud, grass, and frame dies completing the scene. And, just one tiny little stamp/sentiment!
We hope that you'll join in the merriment this week at CAS(E) this Sketch #157 - where you will also enjoy the magnificence of Guest Desinger , KAY!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

PTI January 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

January inspiration
Lots of shape, color and texture in the lovely collage (by Rex Ray) chosen as the inspiration piece for Papertrey's January 2016 Blog Hop! 
Although 'graphic' is not my usual style, nor would I think of using this wonderful color combo, here's a very CAS design using Hawaiian Shores, Kraft and Orange Zest cs, a few bits of embossing and a simple sentiment.
And.. oh my, just take a peek at that Blog Hop gallery! SO many different interpretations to provide fabulous inspiration!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #156

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #156! 
Michele has created such an soft and pretty sketch (hooray-her very first!) and the ideas were just bouncin' around... both in my head and on my very messy desk.
I've used a floral stamp (Botanical Silhouettes) and a tag die from PTI and a beautiful sentiment from Wplus9 (Fanciful Feathers). Clearly I've been in a 'red' kind of mood, but love this red/chartreuse combination! 
I'm also loving everything that the DT has created. Hope that you'll be inspired too and will join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #156!
P.S.- A warm welcome to GD extraordinaire, AMY!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #155

Wow.... it's a banner week at CTS #155! Not only is there a fabulous sketch from Chrissy, but you'll also enjoy amazing inspiration from the DT and TWO Guest designers, Daria and Betty
Although my version ended up a bit less CAS that intended, I love the coral-ly orange/green color combo, the PPP scalloped frame dies and the pretty Frantic Stamper 'happy' die!
Please visit us at CAS(E) this Sketch #155 and play along!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Muse Challenge #147

Playin' along at Muse Challenge #147, where the pun loving Michele Ferguson provides this week's inspiration! 
Certainly not your typical cacti colors, but I love the red/black/white color combo - kinda makes everything pop (pun intended)!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #154

Oh my, that was a nice long holiday break! Hope that yours was lovely too... and that you're ready to jump back in with CTS #154 and a pretty little sketch from N@Ali!
I've used some beautiful stamps from Concord and 9th (a very generous 'gratitude' freebie!!) to create this card. Love the bold sentiment, bright flowers/leaves and the clear PPP bits o' sparkle! I need to send some notes soon (today??) to thank some special people for lots of wonderful holiday gifts - so this will come in extra handy!
Please join us for CAS(E) this Sketch #154 - can't wait to see what you've created!