Friday, July 25, 2014

Festive Friday Reminder: Holiday Cheer

I'm starting to crank up the creation of Christmas cards.  This fall is going to be very busy for me with more work travel than normal so I'm trying to plan ahead (we'll see how I really do :)).  I love our inspiration photo as always at Festive Friday. I embossed on vellum and fussy cut before adhering to my card base.  At first I put the silver directly on white but felt I needed a bit of color so patterned paper was added to the base of the card.

Please pop on over to Festive Friday to play along. I'd love to see how you are inspired!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time Out Reminder: Thanks So Much

Hello there...I am in love with all the colors in the inspiration photo for Time Out. There a lot of geometric patterns, but I decided to go with circles.  I stamped the circles and then stamped them slightly off.  I added a die cut sentiment and then added the so much to the card.  When I stamped it it looked logical, but now I look at the card and read so much thanks...not quite right!  But...I'm rolling with it.

We'd love to see you pop on over to Time Out and show us how you're inspired by the fun inspiration photo below.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Life is Good & You are the Best

We've made it to the middle of the week.  My three youngest are going to summer religious education so we're having earlier nights as they start at 8:15 each morning. We've been having really lazy summer days so the early wake up calls haven't been great :).  

I'm popping in with two quick cards. The first is for the current One Layer Simplicity Challenge:  be inspired by your flag. A clean, crisp, red, white and blue inspired cards.  And the second card is a Fusion reminder card.  This was my first card I made for our challenge.  I don't love the colors so made another one, but this will serve as your reminder to come play along with us!  Like me, I hope you are getting lots of crafty time these days!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Note of Thanks

I'm continuing to build up my stash of thank you notes so that my mum has a series of thank you notes she can choose from for her set.  I'm loving The Cutting Edge challenge.  It's really encouraging me to use my dies more often.  At first I thought I'd use the polaroid die I have, but went with the vented die from PaperSmooches to ground the floral dies.  I love the color combination of black, gray and SU Ruby Red.  

As I type this my two younger guys are playing Jenga.  Monopoly seems to be the game of choice this summer. What are your kids favorite games right now?  We're always looking for new games.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wishing You Well

Nothing like some new stamping goodies to jump start a card. I'm playing along with the new Verve Peaceful Medallions set for my card today.  Similar to yesterday's card, I'm using SU Calypso Coral for the primary color.  Love that color. I also got some new white ink and white embossing powder.  I really need to emboss more as I love the end result! As always, love the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch to inspire my card design.

What about you...any tools you need to use more often?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday my friends, popping in with a quick card for this week's MUSE challenge.  Therese has a beautiful one layer card to inspire us.  My mum asked for some plain cards along with her a few thank you cards. I was so tempted to put a hello sentiment in the curve of this card, but refrained (even had the stamped inked up to do it!).

We are sitting here enjoying a very lazy Sunday morning watching the British Open and the Tour de France.  I've been out  for a walk and need to get moving for the day, but lazy mornings are some times the best mornings!  Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Festive Friday: Merry & Bright

Hello there friends. Isn't this Festive Friday inspiration photo stunning.  I love all the white with the pops of silver and the pinecones.  There are wreaths, words, snowflakes. All kinds of gorgeous inspiration.  I choose to be inspired by the snowflake cookies at the front of the table. My Lil Inker snowflakes were perfect. I'm looking forward to playing along again next week with more inspiration.

Hop on over to Festive Friday and show us how you're inspired.