Happy Monday! Hopefully you are off for President's Day today...and not like me and are at work for the day. Popping in with one more card for the PTI anniversary challenges. My card today is inspired by Debbie Olsen's card for 2007. Love the pink and green flowers and the movement the card creates. Playing with two PTI sets for this card: Art with Heart and Graceful Greetings. Happy Monday and happy creating my friends! xx
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Hi there, I've been watching all of the gorgeous cards being posted as inspired by the PTI 10 year anniversary and decided to give it a go and make a couple of cards to enter. I was also inspired by my friend Moe to make two of each card I made to fill up my stash! Looking through all the years...I don't have any of the sets, but I loved this sweet little collage card below by Heather Nichols from 2013...so I played along using three different PTI sets for this card: Wedding Day, Framed Out #12 and Tiny Tags. Love how all the sweet elements come together. No surprise I'm using varying shades of orange on my flowers :)
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. The weather here is absolutely gorgeous so we've been enjoying no coats, going for a nice walk and the boys have been fishing in the neighborhood pond. Perfection!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
It's time for a new challenge over at Curtain Call! When I saw the inspiration photo I'll admit to being a bit stumped...and kept looking back at the picture...and then got a new pack of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye...and I was ready to roll. Love that this patterned paper picks up the colors from the inspiration photo and the triangle type patterns.
This week we are inviting you to join us for...
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 February 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.
I hope to see you over at Curtain Call!
Monday, February 13, 2017
I have less than ten cards in my stash right now...yes crazy I know...so I've been making cards as I need them. I actually bought one card over Christmas...can't remember how many years it as been since I did that! Working to find the time to rebuild my stash vs. making as I go.
So this card is for a very tragic situation. A prior co-worker and very dear friend of mine lost her daughter (in her mid 30s) suddenly last week to severe pneumonia. So upsetting to hear this news and my prayers are with my friend and especially her grandchildren. My friend has a strong faith so I thought this verse from one my first Verve sets would convey a message of love and strength to her.
I played along with CAS(e) this Sketch for my card.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Happy Sunday my friends. Yesterday morning started with some crafty time and ended with a robotics competition for Jonathon. The weekend has been extra nice as Ryan is home visiting for the weekend. We had a game of Risk on Friday night and the boys all enjoyed playing pool together last night too. I love having everyone back home. This week was also awesome as we closed on my mum's old house...so we are now back to only owning one home. Can you hear the celebration happening?! And have I told you what a rock star my hubby is on getting everything out of my mum's house and working through the inspection etc.? Well he is awesome!
Ryan and Jonathon at Jonathon's robotics competition...Ryan was trying to stretch to be taller...didn't quite happen!
But back to why you are here...a card :) When I saw the Inspired by All the Little Things blog I knew exactly what I wanted to make and it translated directly to my card...quickly! This card features all Frantic Stamper dies. I know I'll be using those stitched bloom dies a lot. This card was popped in the mail today to a friend whose grandson has a brain tumor. Thankfully they are pretty sure it is benign but he has surgery on Monday so we're saying lots of prayers for sweet little Jack.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
We are back with a reminder for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges.
It is our Inspired by words challenge and the words are:
You can use any of these words to inspire you or the whole phrase. I loved this simple sentiment from the Lovely Greetings CAS-ual Fridays set.
We have the wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sponsoring this challenge with a $25 gift certificate for our winner.
It is our Inspired by words challenge and the words are:
'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
It's ultra CAS week here on the blog. This is card two of three to share and all of them are super CAS. I was late with a birthday card for my other niece whose birthday was in January, but she was home visiting this weekend...so she did get it in person. I played along with CAS(E) this Sketch...as soon as a I saw the sketch I thought of these paisley stamps from PaperSmooches.
Marcel is sitting next to me looking at places for vacation...he's thinking Nice, Yellowstone, Brazil, Grand Canyon, Maui. He "searched up best places to go." "Yos-a-met has the best hotel." Yos-a-met = Yosemite. He's cracking me up. Any suggestions for a summer vacation spot in the continental US? Welcome your suggestions...we need to get out of dodge for a bit!
I'm off to watch This is Us and Fixer Upper...my two favorite shows.