Thursday, March 31, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #166

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's.....  Just kidding, it is a bird! Take a peek at this great sketch that Chrissy has designed for CTS #166, which has inspired some really fantastic DT creations!
This card is as CAS as it gets (no stamping here!), and was actually the by-product of the mess on my desk- both new dies that had just arrived in the mail and the lovely Basket Weave panel, plus a few other bits and bobs that were just layin' around. Isn't that birdie clothespin just the cutest?
We hope that you'll be inspired to create your own little masterpiece and will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #166!

The 12 Kits of Occasions - March 2016

Happy Spring! It's Michelle here, and I am so very excited to be your hostess with the most-est for the 12 Kits of Occasions-March 2016 edition (my very first), appropriately titled "Spring Fling"!
This kit includes lots of my favorite happy/Spring-y colors/patterns, adorable veggies, bunnies in many shapes and forms, and, of course, flowers! You will find all of the lovely kit elements listed under the SUPPLIES list.
I hope that you have the most wonderful time hopping around (pun intended!) to see how each DT member has used the kit! I am always surprised, fascinated and inspired to discover what the twelve designers create with identical elements. SO.... prepare for a creative jump-start!
Thanks SO much for taking a peek and for sharing part of your day with us at 12 Kits!
P.S.- Many, MANY thanks to Lindsey for providing our lovely "Spring Fling" photo!

Bright and beautiful veggies from the Let Love Grow stamp set!
Adorable Frantic Stamper bunny and some lovely floral sequins!

Pretty florals and sentiments from PTI's 'Be' stamp set

The lovely Basket Weave Panel from FS (and a few sparklin' bunnies!)
Pretty Pebbles pp and a lovely scalloped frame from PPP!

 Want to see more?  Check out what the rest of the team made!  
Nancy Penir - Artful Notions
Jeanne Jachna - A Kept Life

Friday, March 25, 2016

PTI March 2016 Blog Hop

Blog hop inspiration 5Nichole has chosen more than a few lovely images from Izziyana Suhaimi's "Stitch Studies" to inspire our creativity for Papertrey's March 2016 Blog Hop!
Although I have not used any actual stitching, hopefully, the feeling/colors/textures are still there! There is a bit of dimension here (which is a little hard to appreciate) and I have finally used my new Kuretake watercolors, which paint so very nicely over the grey card stock.
Wow, just take a peek at the fabulous Blog Hop gallery..... inspiration abounds!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #165

Happy Spring (yay!) and a warm welcome to CTS #165! Sam has fashioned a lovely sketch to inspire one and all. SO many options with this one....
I've used some happy, spring-y colors and a plethora of stamps - SSS Basic Stripes, PTI Be and Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints. Wow...  quite a few stamp sets for such a CAS card!
We hope that you'll join in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch #165! Just take a peek at the fabulous projects from the DT AND the a-mazing gallery!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #164

Welcome to CTS #164! I love, love this sketch
from N@Ali. Just so perfectly CAS, and many,
many possibilities. The design team has some
lovely projects - graphic, floral, etc. We've got it all!
My card did not result in the 'clean and simple' that was in
my head, but sometimes you just have to let the process
wander a bit. And, the photographing of the golds and
the silvers.... well, I still have not mastered that either.
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #164 and create
something beautiful! LOTS of inspiration from the DT
AND the amazing gallery too!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #163

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #163!  Chrissy has designed a beautifully clean and graphic sketch for all of us and the DT has crafted some very lovely projects (which I shall be pinning momentarily!).Take a peek!
My version is quite a departure from the 'graphic' side of things, but the basic shape is there....kinda sorta. Guess that I was feeling like I needed some spring-y colors and a bit o' sparkle!
We hope that you're feeling inspired and will be creating your little work of art for CAS(E) this Sketch #163!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #162

Welcome to CTS #162 and another great sketch...... this lovely is courtesy of Sam! As always, the DT has come up with some clever interpretations, which we hope will spark your creativity.
I've played it very clean and simple - lots of white, my favorite polka dots, a PTI tag die, spring-y colors and a new, a-dorable stamp set from Right at Home! This is a petite card (3 1/4" x 4") that would make the cutest little card set in a mix of colorful bouquets and a variety of ginghams.
Please join in and play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #162. You've got lots of time to create ('til 3/10)!