Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time Out: Springtime Wishes

Happy Friday Eve my friends!  I'm back to share a card for the current challenge over at Time Out. We have Jenny Mullins as our designer for our case challenge. I have been a long time follower of Jenny's and love her fun, whimsical style.  Can you see how I was inspired by her card?  I used the layout and the spring feel of her card!  Instead of a branch a the top, I used a touch of twine for my card. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Verve. You all know how much I love Verve!  Thanks so much for Julee's generosity in sponsoring our challenge.  The winner of the challenge gets a free stamp set of your choice.  Be sure to check out our guest designer's blog'll be sure to be inspired by Izzy's creations!

I hope you get to come over to Time Out and play along with us.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You’re a Force to be Reckoned With {and craft room work in progress..}

Hello there...I'm popping in to share a card for a friend who is fighting breast cancer. She'll be having a double mastectomy in a few weeks and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her. She has an amazing positive attitude.  Certainly lifting her up in prayer and thought this Verve sentiment was perfect for her.  I always love making cards with specific people in mind.

I thought I'd also give you an update on my craft space.  Since we moved in October I've been working off folding table.  Of course, I'm happy with any space, but looking forward to having a space where I can get more organized.  

This is the current set up...a filing cabinet and a long folding table.

And some unpacked boxes on the other side of the pool table :)

A view into the room that Pat is currently remodeling for my craft room and his poker table. It will be a bit more poker room than craft room, but we have ordered cabinets to go along that wall with a nice long counter.  The cabinets will be in at the end of April. I'll be sure to keep you updated with pictures as we make progress!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thanks and Appreciation

Hope your week is going well! We have lots of traveling and fun events happening our house the last several weeks and the next few weeks, so I have a short work week this week. We'll be heading to Nashville on Thursday for Collin's show choir to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. It is an incredible opportunity and we are really looking forward to seeing our niece when we are down there.'re not here for that!  I have a quick and easy card for the current CAS challenge over at AAA cards to make a die cut the center of attention on your card. I stenciled the card base and then added the die cut thanks along with a little extra stitching die cut.  Quick and easy and a great masculine thank you if I do say so myself!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Grateful for Your Kindness

Happy Sunday my friends. Pat and I got back from a fabulous weekend with his sister/brothers.  His sister treated us to see Hamilton for his 50th! It was absolutely amazing. We LOVED the show and can't wait for it to come to Cincinnati in a couple years to take the boys. {there's a picture of us below outside the theater}

When we got home I was itching for a bit of time in my craft room and knew that I wanted to make a card for the current CASology challenge to make a card with the foliage theme.  I decided to follow my friend Moe's idea of trying to make two of each card I two of these now exist in my stash!

Hope you are also getting some time to create this weekend.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Happy Birthday

It's time for another Curtain Call Challenge.  This week we are inviting you to join us for a Fluff inspired challenge. Don't you just love all those fun patterns in the pillows below!  I was inspired by the various blues in the pillows and used a stencil to mimic some of the patterns.

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

Please stop by my team-mates blogs to check out their creations!

Betty Wright, Crafting With Betty
Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim
Laurie Willison, Soapbox Creations
Leigh Penner, To the Full
Lori Tecler, Inking Aloud
Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections
Melody Rupple, A Paper Melody
 Maureen Plut, buttons & bling
Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper
Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations
Silke Ledlow, My Life
Stacey Schafer, Stacey's Stamping Stage
Tara Godfrey, Inking on the Edge

Now, it's your turn!  To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

1.  Create a new Anything Goes paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item)...with the option of drawing inspiration from the challenge graphic.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this challenge here at the Curtain Call. You must also copy and paste the inspiration graphic into your post.
3. Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of five other challenges.
4.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on  March 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.
5. Prizes, when applicable, will be awarded to randomly selected challenge participants. The LEAD of each challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer for the next challenge.
The LEAD, Show Stoppers and Prize Winner will be chosen by the crew and announced on March 31st at 8:00 AM CDT.

Thanks so much for stopping by ....I can't wait to see how you're inspired!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time Out: Your Friendship Means the World to Me

Woot!  Woot!  I'm popping with with a card for Time Out!  We are having a very big celebration as it is our Third Birthday!  Our theme is:

Love and/or Friendship with the Optional Technique Twist of "Spotlight Stamping" 

where you add color only to one raised spot of your image. There are many tutorials online... For example here.  For our anniversary challenge we have several fabulous sponsors for whom we are really grateful. Check out the blog and the icon below for the list of incredible sponsors!  For my card, I was inspired by the theme of love/friendship.  Love the details in the leaves and flowers are beautiful.  

I do hope you get to play along with us at Time Out!  And be sure to stop by our guest designer, Ardyth's blog.  I love Ardyth's style and I'm sure you'll love to see how she was inspired!

I'm certainly thankful to have been on this team since the beginning and love that I have met many of you through this challenge. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

Happy Monday my friends...sitting here watching my boyfriend (Adam!) on The Voice :)  and thought I'd pop in to share a card I made over the weekend on my late night of Saturday crafting.  I am totally addicted to these stitch flowered dies from Frantic Stamper.  One of my great friends birthdays was on Friday and she loves I had a play along with CAS(E) this Sketch for her card.  Hope you are getting in some crafty time too!