Thursday, September 25, 2014

let us be grateful...papertrey blog hop

Happy Monday! Today I have a  card for the September Papertrey Blog Hop. Here is my card:

And here is the inspiration photo:

I pulled the colors, sweater texture, and what I felt was the flower sentiment from the inspiration photo for my card. I also used this week's Retro Sketches layout with a wee bit of leeway, seen here:

Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Nichole Heady's blog to see more blog hop cards or to join in!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrating your birthday..

Hi there! Hope your week went by quickly. I should be hearing about a job soon. Hopefully, I'm hoping something comes along <fingers crossed>.

So, today I am playing along with the Freshly Made sketch for this week. It's a great sketch with lots of possibilities. I decided to get out some designer paper (big surprise!) and create a birthday card. Here is my card:

And here is the sketch for this week....

I just love the colors of that designer paper and the flower (and coordinating punch) is from Stampin' Up! So shabby chic-ish so says my daughter..haha. Anyway, I hope your weekend gets started nicely. See you soon and thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Special delivery

Hi! Well..looks like I am on a baby kick this week and cannot give enough love to A New Little Someone. I have had this Stampin Up set since 2003 and it is, by far, my favorite baby stamp set. That bunny just calls my name every time I need a baby card. 

Anyway, so I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketches. Here is my card followed by the sketch.

Thanks for stopping in. Always good to have visitors. :)

Birthday Wishes

Hey you guys! Thanks for stopping in. I know I had a card for the Retro Sketches already today, but here I am again with another. I love the sketch. I love sketch challenges! I'm also playing along with this week's Curtain Call challenge and this week's Color Throwdown. Take a look at these colors for Curtain Cal and then for Color Throwdown.

Aren't they beautiful ?This card is for a very good friend whose birthday totally slipped my mind. It was the day Ava and I went to the Ed Sheeran concert, but that's no excuse, right? So, I'm ending the card along with a Starbucks gift card as a peace offering. Maybe I'll get invited out for coffee! haha.

So, here is the card and then the sketch: 

I finally got some of the little sequins from Stampin' Up! and used some of those: 

Aren't they just adorable? I must get more of these. 

Anyway, so here is the sketch:

Well, that's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Make it Monday - weave pattern

Hi! Look at me..back again with another card. I'm finally able to catch on to something they are doing over at Papertrey. The MiM's always seem too hard for me, but this time I think I picked it up pretty well, though that's not to say it was easy for me by any means.

The challenge was to use paper weaving to make a background or anything else you wanted. Here is a link to the challenge - Make it Monday.  Here is my card:

It took a bit of time, but I would definitely use this technique again!

Get well soon...

Hi guys! I have a quick card that I thought I had already posted to this week's Freshly Made Sketches, but apparently had not and it's ending in 15 minutes! :)

So here is my card followed by the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by. 


Hello. I had to make a sympathy card for a friends of mine who lost her mother suddenly. There are my least favorite cards to do - as I am sure they are yours as well. Anyway, no challenges or color combos here...just a card from the heart.

See you soon..


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