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.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Hi there! It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! It's my turn as hostess over at the CTD site and I decided to go with some earthy colors, with a mix of greens and a warm brown. I loved the texture of the bouquet in the inspiration photo with the moss, berries, flowers and sedium. I thought this would be a nice color combo to ease us into fall.
I created two cards using not only the CTD colors for this week but the Retro Sketches Challenge as well. Both card also use the Papertey Ink stamp sets Mini Blooms and Big Blooms with the coordinating dies.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Well hello there! How can it possibly be the first of September? Where did summer go? It's been a while since I last posted, week's actually. I'm sorry to have just dropped off without a word. Do you ever feel like you need to take some time and step back from something even if it's something you enjoy doing? Well between my kids being home for the summer, work and daily home life, something had to give. Thank you to those who stuck with me during my absence.
Are you ready for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge? Karen's whipped up another fun sketch for us to create with and we hope you'll play along!
This sketch worked out perfect since I needed two thank you card's and wanted them both similar in style. All I did was flip the sketch!