Sunday, December 22, 2013
I was in need of a 70th birthday card for my aunt's birthday which is the day after Christmas, so I used our sketch for today but I also jumped in and used the colors from this week's Colour Queen Challenge #220. I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Big Birthday Wishes with the coordinating number dies and Turning a New Leaf dies along with the MFT rolled roses die.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Simple Snowman with the coordinating dies along with some banner dies, snowflake embossing folder, an older SU alphabet set and some doodlebug designer paper. I ended up flipping the sketch so the long rectangle is vertical to allow for my snowman and I also used the colors from the Colour Queen Color Challenge #218 which I thought were cheerful and bright.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Hi there! If you're a subscriber to my blog or visit regularly, your probably wondering if I've dropped off the face of the earth. I apologize for not posting as to why I've been absent and in all honesty it was a combination of several different reasons. I've been posting here on my blog for more than seven years now (wow I can hardly believe that) and felt burnt out, I had a lack of mojo in creating cards and to go along with that, my computer took a nose dive and wasn't working. Creating a blog post with my old computer was beyond frustrating, when I found myself crying because I couldn't get a card posted on time, I asked myself whether this was what I wanted in my life and I took a step back.
But....my dear husband surprised me with a new computer for my birthday and although its faster and oh so wonderful and I'm extremely grateful, it has Windows 8 which I know nothing about. Now I don't know about you but I'm far from computer savvy so it's taking me a while to find my way around. I'm hoping that once I get the hang of my new computer it will be easier for me to share what I've created and I'll get back to blogging regularly again.
With all that being said, I'm here today to share a card that I created for today's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #197.
I used the fun Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes stamp set along with some Doodlebug Designs Christmas paper to create one of my first Christmas cards of the season. I took a little liberty with the flag/banner from the sketch and flipped it inward so that I could use it for my sentiment, I added some buttons, twine and my Copic colored snowdude who was cut out and popped up.
Thank you for stopping by!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Good morning! Are you ready for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge? I hope so because Karen has another fun one for us.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Hello there! It's time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Karen has another fun sketch for all of us this week and we hope you'll join in and play along.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Bigger Blooms, Mini Blooms, Embroidered Blooms and Boutique Borders to create a birthday card. Along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch (which I guess I took liberties with, yikes) I also used this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge as my inspiration (photo above).
Saturday, September 21, 2013
For my card I used the Paper Smooches stamp set Halloweenies along with the Clean & Simple sketch challenge from last week, some paper piecing and Copic marker coloring.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Hello crafty friends! It's time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Karen has another fun sketch for all of us to create with and we hope you'll take the time to play along.
I used the sketch to create a card for a very special friend of mine and along with the card I sent a box of sunshine (something I saw on Pinterest). The box of "sunshine" included a bunch of random yellow items that I had collected, anything I though my friend might like from yellow glitter to a sunshine notepad and matching pen. As for my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Hello Sunshine (appropriate right :) along with some PTI cloud dies, ribbon, scallop border punch, sequins, rhinestones, and glitter for the sun rays.
If you have a chance of sending someone you know a box of sunshine, I highly suggest you do. Not only was it fun finding yellow items for sending, but it gave me a good feeling hoping that what I sent made my friend smile.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I do believe this is my first official fall themed card for this year, it's got me in the mood for cooler weather (it was close to 90 here today). For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Happy Hexagons and Autumn Acorns along with the coordinating dies. I also used this week's Retro Sketches Challenge #80, but ended up flipping the sketch and instead of doing strips of card stock I went with hexagons.