Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time Out Reminder: Be Happy

Hello there! I'm popping in with a reminder card for the current challenge at Time Out.  For our current challenge, we are using word inspiration.

Inspired by Words:  Birds of a Feather Flock Together

I had fun inking up a background and then adding adding some crisp black images from a fun Mama Elephant stamp set.  Love the sweet little birdie sitting on the arrow.



We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.  You will not be disappointed!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Pictures

Hi there...no card today, but I thought I'd pop in a share a few of the pictures that I took of the boys on Saturday. It was simply too gorgeous out to not try and get a few family photos.

First up...individual ones of the boys.  Their smiles show their personalities.  Of course, it helps that Pat was standing behind me messing around and saying all kinds of things to the boys.


Then we went for a shot of all four boys.  The top left is the first picture...Ryan stood behind Jonathon and said, "well...I guess we can't do this shot anymore."  Nope...can't order from oldest to youngest in front of each other and see Ryan or Collin :)  On the bottom two, I asked them to touch each other like they love each other.  Collin went for the tackle of Marcel on the bottom right...Ryan and Jonathon went very literal and put one finger on the other brother, "we're touching."


And finally, some in between shots from what was about 20 minutes of pictures. By now they know the family picture drill, but don't look forward to it :)  We have a nice family picture too...but that's lined up for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sending Caring Thoughts Your Way


As soon as I see the Cutting Edge Challenge, I am almost always immediately inspired to make a card. This week's challenge was no exception.  This card was made on Saturday after I saw the challenge.  I used my distress inks to ink up paper and die cut three of the wreaths. I adhered them together with a touch of glossy accents and finished off the card with a touch of twine and an enamel element. This card will be going to a co-worker who is having shoulder surgery next week.  Don't you just love the beautiful fall colors right now? They are beautiful!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Deepest Sympathy



I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was absolutely beautiful here with the weather in the mid 70s.  We went out yesterday and got some fall pictures of our whole family. Happy to say we have a good photo for our Christmas card.  We asked a stranger to snap a picture of us.  Lucky it turned out!

For my card today, I was inspired by Maureen, at Mama Mo Stamps.  She had an iPhone app and one of her cards featured the gorgeous ink above.  I had to buy it and make a card fairly close to her card from the app. I love the color spectrum and am playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch.  I always love this challenge from the amazingly talented Chrissy.

I hope your weeks all get off to a great start.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Festive Friday: Wishing You a Merry Christmas


I adore red on kraft and white, so this week's Festive Friday inspiration was right up my ally! I cut up the sentiment just a bit (Maile Belle's inspired), added a tag, ribbon and a touch of enamel elements to finish off the card.  I love how breaking up the sentiment adds just a touch of visual interest to the card.  I hope you are inspired to come play along with us at Festive Friday!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fusion: Hello Pumpkin



Oh la la...when I first looked at this inspiration photo, I wanted to create a card with the roses. They are my absolute favorite color of the roses, but when I sat down to create, I went a completely different direction.  Love the sweet little Reverse Confetti pumpkins and decided to use those as my focal point along with the sketch.  How about you?  How will Fusion inspire you for this challenge?
PROCEDURES:
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.

Pop on over to the Fusion blog and check out the cards from the design team!


Time Out: Just Be You


Hello there! It's time for another challenge at Time Out.  For our current challenge, we are using word inspiration.

Inspired by Words:  Birds of a Feather Flock Together

I went very literal and created a feather card featuring all kinds of yummy Lil Inkers goodies (dies and stamps).  Love the crisp combination of gray and white together.



We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.  You will not be disappointed!