Friday, April 18, 2014

Miss You

Look at all those fun banners on this week's PaperSmooches Sparks inspiration?  I never feel like I make good banners, but decided to give it a run for this week's challenge.  I picked up my inspiration from the sweet little floral banners in the bottom of the picture.  I decided to stamp on vellum to make my banners.  You all know how much I love any PS floral set, so I had to use that as my inspiration!

Happy Friday friends...and remember this important saying...hope you a little party to start off your weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time Out Reminder: Who's Turning Fifty?

I mentioned earlier this week that we'll be celebrating my brother Neal's 50th birthday on Saturday.  Hard to believe he's 50...he certainly doesn't look 50!  This card is a reminder for the current Time Out Challenge to make a birthday card with an optional twist of making a masculine birthday card. The perfect challenge for me to make Neal's card!  The current Retro Sketches challenge is an awesome challenge to use up some of your patterned paper.   I love the sketch and always struggle with where to play my enamel elements so the sketch already having them placed definitely helped me out!

And here's a good little lesson for us all!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Congrats Grad

When I first saw the current CASE this Sketch, I immediately thought of this graduation cap.  Unfortunately, it was too big to line it up horizontally, so I took a little liberty with the sketch and used nine of the same images, but on an angle.  I wish I had stamped the cap in a pure orange instead of coral, but am still happy with the end result.  I always take sketches pretty literally so I'm pleased with my non-literal interpretation!

And here's quote #3 for the week.  Hope your week is moving along well!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Easter

Don't you love getting new goodies? I figured I better play with my new Lil Inker's bunny die before Easter past.  The current CAS-ual Friday's challenge was perfect.  I created a little scene with the bunny and a couple of eggs.  I love the soft mix/match of papers on this card.   We have Pat's family coming in town for the weekend and we'll be celebrating my brother Neal's 50th birthday so it will definitely be a busy weekend.  

And here's my second quote of the week. It's my reminder to myself to not always plan life...I need to live it too!  Happy Tuesday my friends.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday.  This weekend was simply gorgeous. We have cold weather arriving tomorrow, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the warmer temperatures...a couple of runs, a baseball and soccer game.  And...time to stamp!  I played along with my new Lil Inker stamps and made this card for the current CASE this Sketch challenge.

I also was nosing around Pinterest this weekend.  I don't pin a ton of quotes, but I thought I'd share a few of my favorites this week.  Below is my first one!  What about you?  Do you have a Pinterest board full of quotes?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Festive Friday: Merry Christmas

It's Friday and it's time for another challenge over at Festive Friday.  I loved the touch of sprigs and ribbon in the above inspiration photo.  At first I was looking to stamp a candle from the photo, but only had one candle stamp.  I decided to go with a softer stamp and used my WPlus9 stamps.  I added a touch of ribbon, thread and jingle bells to finish it off.  I love the soft feel of the inspiration photo and my card.

All of the creations each week are absolutely beautiful.  I'd love to see how you are inspired.  Be sure to pop on over to the Festive Friday blog to check out the amazing creations from the design team.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fusion: Thinking of You

Happy Thursday my friends, it's time for another Fusion Challenge. Doesn't that gorgeous inspiraton make you think of all the gorgeous blooms popping up this time of year as well as a gorgeous centerpiece for weddings?  My wedding bouqet was an assortment of soft pastel roses so I love this inspiration photo. For my card below, you can see I was inspired by the flowers and the sketch.  Avery Elle stamps have been all over blog land for quite some time and I took the plunge and bought my first set.  I love the fonts and can never seem to have enough floral stamps so this set was simply perfect for me!

I hope you get the chance to play along with us this week!  I look forward to being inspired by your gorgeous creations.
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.