Saturday, April 30, 2016

The 12 Kits of Occasions-April 2016

Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions April 2016 Blog Hop! Tracey has assembled an amazing 'Crazy for Coffee' kit that is chock full of (pun intended!) beautiful patterned papers, amazing dies and a lovely mix of embellishments to create fantastic projects for any coffee/tea lover! The kit contents/resources can be found here!
As always, I am absolutely, positively sure that a) my teammates will come up with fabulous projects that I would never have dreamed up in a million years and b) I will be pinning away asap! So, enjoy the show and be sure to comment on the 12 Kits Blog as Tracey has a little somethin' somethin' for one lucky winner!
P.S. - A HUGE welcome to our most esteemed GD, Amy Tsuruta!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #170

Welcome to CTS #170..... and a lovely sketch (Yay!) from Hannelie. Lots of loveliness from the DT too, just take a peek!
I am a bit obsessed with this beautifully delicate lacey die from Frantic Stamper, which is cut in soft pastel colors, and the perfect little 'Baby' sentiment from Lil' Inkers. Coulda/shoulda made this in all white. Wouldn't this make an amazing wedding card too (I'm off to try this momentarily!)?
Anywaaay...... we hope that you'll join us in creating something amazing for the CAS(E) this Sketch #170 gallery! 
P.S.- Please welcome our oh-so-talented GD, shirley-bee!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Muse Challenge #163

Jenni's 'Pretty in Pink' card 
was the inspiration for my 
Muse Challenge #163 creation.  
I've duplicated the linen-y 
background (PTI/Fresh Snow linen cs), 
ombre effect flowers (Reverse Confetti/
Flowers for Mom die), gem accent (pearl 
vs. rhinestone) and the soft gray sentiment.
LOVE Jenni's floral inspiration... and 
this soft and lovely color combination!

PTI April 2016 Blog Hop

Blog hop inspirationI'm playing along at the Papertrey 
Ink April 2016 Blog Hop, where the 
inspiration comes from the lovely 
artwork of artist Chad Hagen. And
.....I'm noticing that a few of the PTI 
Designers have joined in too. Yay!  
I'm keeping things simple with a 
single flower from Fall Florals and 
tiny little sentiment from Mini Blooms. 
Be sure to take a peek at the Blog Hop 
gallery, which is full of amazing color 
and fabulous designs! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Muse Challenge #162

Oh..... trying SO hard not to be a complete and total copycat, but this beautiful card from Tracey had me at 'hello'. 
I waited soooo long to find these stamps and dies  (MFT 'Fall Florals'), which have a very similar feel,  and may have been just a little bit obsessed. 
Now I get to enjoy playing along (doing a bit of flower arranging!) and finding inspiration in the Muse Challenge #162 gallery!
Many thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #169

Wishing you a happy, sunny Thursday and a warm welcome to CTS #169! We hope that you'll play along with us and our fabulous GD, TaeEun!
A few of my favorite people are graduating from college next month (yikes!), so thought I'd get a head start.  I'm using school colors here... and, WOW,  that orange is bright! Hoping to use some of the leftovers to craft a few more congrats/graduation cards.
There will surely be lots to inspire in the CAS(E) this Sketch #169 gallery, so please join in!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #168

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #168! Sam has designed a wonderful sketch..... so be sure to give it a go!
Once again, I was playing around with the leftover bits on my always messy craft desk and came upon the cute (and already die cut) polka-dotted pp from Peebles (my jumping off point). I added a little Paper Smooches cupcake, with sparkle-y sprinkles and the perfect/not too girly RC sentiment (this could qualify as a uni-sex b'day card, right??).
Please take a peek at all of the fabulous inspiration from the DT (and our amazing GD, Lynn) and join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #168!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #167

LOVE, love the new sketch that N@Ali
has created for CAS(E) this Sketch #167!
A perfect CAS beauty.  And.... just wait
until you see the lovelies from the DT!
I could've/should've made this card much
simpler, but I just could not get these Studio
Calico stamps out of my head. Thus, a few
cake layers and a banner sentiment represent
my CTS #167 three-tiered interpretation.
We hope that you'll be inspired to play along!
P.S. -Welcome Brigit, our fabulous GD!!