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..

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New little someone

Hi everyone. Hope you're have a great Sunday wherever you. It's 60 degrees here in my part of Tennessee and I love it. My daughter and I went to see Ed Sheeran last night. He always puts on a fantastic show! Well, anyway today I am playing along with he ladies over at Color Throwdown. Here are the colors we were to use:

And here is my card:

I think I need a better light source, because my cards are so bright and cheerful in person. Get them on film, though, and they look washed out. Any thoughts on that? Well, thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mojo Monday

Hey there! Thanks for dropping in! I have this week's Mojo Monday card for you. I just love these colors together and the designer paper is one of my favorites. It's from Stampin Up, I think, and is long gone. :(

So, here is the card: 

and here is the sketch:

 I too a wee bit of leeway with the sketch to even my card out, but I like how i turned out. Have a happy day! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Verve September Sketch 1

Hi All! It's been so long since I have played along with the ladies over at Verve for the weekly sketches they have. This is the Viva la Verve week one sketch. They have some of the best sketches around, I think. Here is my card for the week one sketch. I started off using the sketch along with the color pallet, but it sorta got away from me so I ended up using the color pallet more than the sketch. They also have an inspiration picture with lots of sweets. See...


Here is the sketch..

Thanks for stopping in today. I appreciate that! :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Your wonderful self

Hi all! Second post of the day - fancy! :)

I am playing along with the Make it Monday over at the Papertrey/ Nichole heady bog. The challenge was do emboss resist using die cuts. I swear it t me watching that video 100 times before I got it I'm a slow learner apparently. I do like how it came out. I don't have a lot of the dies, so I was a little limited on what I could do PLUS my versamark is contaminated with red ink so the embossed part has a pink tinge. Anyway, so here is the card along with a close up of the embossed section.

Check out the challenge and play along.

Thinking of you!

Hey there! I'm back this morning with another card for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. It ends in a few hours, so I am squeezing it in. :)

And here, again, is the great sketch! I went a little outside the box for this card. It's definitely more graphic and bold than most of my cards, but I like it.

I'm also using this week's color combo at Color Throwdown. It's so bright and cheery. I decided to go a little darker on the base!

 Well, that's it from me today. I hope your week is starting off well. Take care!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thanks Facebook!

Happy Sunday everyone! It has been a few weeks since I have been online. We had a bought of viral bronchitis hit the household and then some really bad allergies. Needless to say, I was itching to get back into my craft room. I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches for this week. Here is my card followed by the sketch.

Isn't that little Stampin Up set so cute? I got it just for the Facebook phrase. I love things like funny. Well, the brats are ready so it's football and brats time. I'll be back tomorrow with another card for this sketch. I just love it. There are so many possibilities! Thanks for dropping in!


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