Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday

Can't remember the last time I posted twice in one day, but yahoo for long weekends with extra time to create.  My second card today in inspired by the PTI Blog Hop photo below.  This is one of those moments where I wish I could challenge my inner Laura Bassen and creating some wickedly cool card that knocks the spectrum of colors out of the park. This card doesn't rival a Laura card, but I'm happy with the end result :)!  Have to do what a girl has to do!  How you are having fun with your family this Memorial Day weekend!

It's Your Time to Soar

This will be my first of two posts today.  With the long weekend, I have been able to get in lots of crafty time which makes for one happy person over here!  I was itching to play along with the Curtain Call Challenge. Loved the combination of gold and pink.  Building up the graduation card stash that will quickly be given away over the next couple of weeks.  Most of the grad cards I need are for boys but I needed a couple girl I'm happy to pop the bright pink onto this card.  Pop back in just a bit for my PTI blog hop card! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PaperSmooches: Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday my friends.  It was Ryan's 18th birthday a few weeks ago and this is is hard.  He loves to go out for a milkshake so I thought this would be a fun card for him. I absolutely love that big Happy Birthday die. The script is perfect.  To mirror the sketch I stamped off navy ink from a floral stamp to give the feeling of bubbles behind the cup.

What do you think?  Are you inspired to come play along with us?  We'd love to see what you create.  Come join us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

For this card I used:
  • Think Fast Stamps -
  • Think Fast Dies -
  • Bold Blooms -
  • Happy Birthday Words Die

Friday, May 22, 2015

For the Happy Couple

Happy Friday my friends!  I'm really looking forward to the three day weekend. We have a few graduation parties to go to on Sunday and am I throwing a wedding shower tomorrow afternoon. So, I was very lucky to have already had this card made and it fit perfectly with the challenge over at CASology. The wedding colors are teal and navy...ignore that my stamping could be significantly straighter! I should have used my Misti.

I thought I'd share this note Collin left for his third grade teacher yesterday.  Absolutely melted my heart.  He is finishing up 5th grade but man oh man did his third grade teacher rank on his all time favorite list.  She now teaches sixth grade so we are hoping he gets her again next year. This note sums Collin up...multiple pens...looks like there is dirt or something all over the page...he loves writing in cursive but added an extra ma to his name.  Don't worry he knows how to spell it. He melts my heart.  And I love how he signed as her favorite student. She got a big kick out of it and sent it to me.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fusion: Hats Off Grad

Hello!  It's time for a Fusion Challenge.  I'm in serious graduation card making mode over here!  We have a lot of graduation parties this weekend and the next several weekends so be on the lookout for lots of CAS cards!  For this week's Fusion Challenge I went with the sketch and turned it to be vertical.  Love how easily this card came together.

I hope you're inspired by the gorgeous flowers in the photo or the ultra CAS sketch.  We love seeing your cards in the gallery!  Be sure to come play along!

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dream Big

Time to move into serious graduation card making!  I love the in laid dies and the grey/white combination in the MUSE inspiration this week.  I am also inspired by this gorgeous card from Maureen. The 2015 was cut out with my Cricut in both white and grey and finished off with a Verve sentiment and a pop of orange as a nod to our school colors of orange and black.  I'll be back tomorrow with another graduation card!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Deepest Sympathy

Hello, popping in quickly with a sympathy card for no particular challenge.  I saw someone (ETA:  it was Leigh who inspired me to make this card!) make a card very similar to this with a gold base. I apologize that I can't remember where but I loved the end result.  A co-worker of mine lost her husband suddenly to a heart attack and I was in need of a card for her. I thought the combination of pastels and gold would be soothing to her. Tragic to lose your spouse in their early 50s.

Today would have been my dad's 77th birthday. It's so hard to believe that he has been gone for over 10 years now.  Thankfully he is still in my heart and with me every day.  I certainly miss him tons.