Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great start to your week! We have had a hot start to our week here. Our air conditioner broke on Saturday so we've been fighting some extremely hot days and nights at our house. The boys have been troopers and have slept so well given how hot their rooms are. Thankfully, installation of a new AC unit is scheduled for first thing this morning. I'm praying we have a nice cool sleep tonight!!!
We have a fun new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the fabulous Shannon Jaramillo! Shannon is one of our new Guest Designers for a while and she makes the most beautiful cards! Please head over to her blog and check them out!
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath (Lil Inkers), LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Early espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Other: Warm Welcome Dies (Lil Inkers), Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder (SU), Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out what the Design Team has created. They've knocked it out of the park!
Have a fabulous day!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
I totally forgot to get this post up last night! With the kids being gone I lose all attention to what day it is and when things need to happen! It's good and bad all at the same time! We will be meeting my parents today and will bring the boys back home much to the dismay of my oldest who wants to stay with Grannie and Papa for another two weeks! I love how much he loves being with them.
I wanted to play along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge before the kids came home and craft room time becomes non-existent! I decided I would take a liberal approach to the sketch. I hope that's okay!
I didn't really have a swirly stamp so I opted for the flower from Blooming with Kindness (SU). I decided that a single colour just wouldn't do it so I went with a double colour flower! I used some stamps from Tim Holtz's crazy birds, threw on some bling and called it a day! Shockingly this one didn't take me too long - which was nice for a change.
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Crazy Birds (Tim Holtz - From Michaels)
Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well! I must say that I tried to make a card yesterday but did not feel the creative juices flowing at all. Sadly. Oh well. I guess that's okay! This morning I'm heading on a bike ride with a friend! Maybe that will get some creativity flowing!
We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Rita Wright! Rita is our colouring and tag making expert! Head over to her blog to check our her beautiful creations!
I must say this card gave me a run for my money! It took a few tries but I opted for a Lil Inkers tag and a little daisy! I embossed the background because plain black just looked too boring then I threw on some rhinestones and called it a day!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Coffee Talk
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Anytime Tags Die Set 2, SU Daisy, Tribal Chic Cover Up Die, Basic Rhinestones, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon (SU Retired), Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!!
Have a fabulous day!
Monday, July 18, 2016
I know! Another post! Don't get too excited though...I didn't get any cards made today! I did buy a new stamp set though and spent the afternoon practising my colouring. I am not gifted in the colouring department but my husband did say that I was doing a pretty good job!!! I think that's a good thing!
I saw the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and decided I wanted to play along. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do and then I discovered my dual stitched triangle dies I had recently ordered from Lil' Inkers!
It took a little playing with these guys to get them to work but in the end I'm pretty happy with the bright, cheery triangles! I added a sentiment from the LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT) and the card was ready to go! It may seem like it took 5 minutes to make and may even look like it took 5 minutes to make but it didn't!!! I wish!!!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Black Stamen
Other: Dual Stitched Triangle Dies, Dimensionals
Thanks again for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day!
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Happy Sunday! I bet you're wondering what's going on and why I'm posting on a Sunday! Well, my boys have gone to spend a week with my parents and so I have a little bit (okay a lot) of extra time on my hands. I used that time this weekend to make a few cards!! I'm pretty pumped about that! I haven't been feeling too creative lately so I'm hoping that this week my creativity returns a bit while I have time!!!
I decided to play along with this week's Global Design Project Challenge. This week is a "Case the Designer" challenge. I love the butterfly and I love the background and decided to case the general design of the card.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gold
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (SU), Butterfly Basics (SU), Warm Welcome (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Warm Welcome Dies (Lil Inkers), Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Thanks again for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Happy Wednesday! I hope you've had a great week so far! The boys and I are enjoying our first true week of summer vacation! Last week was camp week at our church! 750 very excited kids! It was a great week and we ended the week very tired!!! This week we are totally enjoying ourselves and will be treating ourselves to a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame!
We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Our fabulous hostess in the amazing Jen Mitchell! Jen's cards are so gorgeous! Please hop on over to her blog and check them out!
I had been feeling rather uncreative since the end of camp. I needed a thank you card for a friend of mine. He is an amazing artist and gave my boys (all three of them) some hand drawn airplane prints. They are incredible and the boys love them. I wanted to thank him for an airplane card since he's a plane lover himself! I am not totally thrilled with the card but once the boys write notes in it, it will convey how truly thankful we are!
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Send me Soaring, Another Thank You
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!!!
Have a fabulous day!!!