Thursday, February 4, 2016

Apoo...another word for Auntie :)

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today.  I had to scrapbook this story... makes me giggle.
I used the On Trend 2 collection, such pretty colors and patterns.  


Such a great photo and the colors in the papers worked well with it. 

I do have more detail up on the My Mind's Eye Blog, would love for you to take a peek :) 




Monday, February 1, 2016

Elegance never fades

It is time for another challenge over at The Challenge and this is sketch week:


I must admit I was a bit baffled at first but then I remembered that I had this beautiful Altenew stamp set (Painted Flowers) and challenged myself to try them out.
If you know me, you know I love my pattern paper and really don't use my stamps enough.
Today I am glad that I did :)
Although I couldn't go with a plain white, so I used one of my journaling cards by Heidi Swapp, a subtle pattern.
The cardstock is from My Mind's Eye - love the Goldenrod!



I also used the DIY stamp set by Precious Remembrance along with a sentiment from The Ton (Timeless Icons).  The bottom rose is mounted on 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives for a bit of dimension.

Be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration over at The Challenge!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Planner time

New planner post up on my other blog.  I would love for you to take a peek!  More details and close ups over there :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Let's Get Together for Coffee

I just received this Shimelle True Stories collection by American Crafts and had to use it.  The colors are so pretty and that coffee mug... it was just fussy cut from the pattern paper!


The stamps are from Evalicious, My Favorite Things, The Ton and Precious Remembrance.
That fun coffee die is also from The Ton.

Have you had your coffee yet?  
I'm just going to get myself a cup of tea.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A masculine celebration

Hi everyone, it is time for a new challenge over at The Challenge:


When I saw the inspiration I immediately thought of the new


I just choose some papers and items from the collection that were masculine and had colors similiar to the inspiration.  Some simple layering using the Scrapbook Adesives E-Z Runner and 3D foam squares and the card was complete.

It can be used for many occasions, which is how I try to make the majority of my cards.


The sentiment die is from Papertrey Ink.

Be sure to pop on over to The Challenge to see the rest of the creations.




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Planner pages

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with some planner pages.  I am having so much fun with my planner!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quick and Easy Valentine Gift

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with a quick and easy Valentine gift.

I used the My Story collection to create a little tag, as well as for covering the top of the paint can (isn't it a cute little can?!).  I placed a little tube (SRM Stickers) inside before filling with candy.  What is inside the tube you ask?  It is a date night dinner coupon :)


The tag was easy to create - I created the little vellum envelope myself.  I just added bits and pieces and some die cuts and it was done.  I do have more details up on the My Mind's Eye Blog.

Now to work on a couple more of these little tins... 

Monday, January 18, 2016

She colored her thoughts

It is time for another challenge and this week it is an inspiration challenge:


I went with the big flower and tucked a sentiment in the corner like in the photo.
The papers are the September Skies by Heidi Swapp.  I fussy cut the large flower from one of the pattern papers.  

The sentiment is once again from the She stamp set by Unity and the die is from Simon Says.


Be sure to pop on over to The Challenge to see the rest of the inspiration and to play along!



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tea Time card trio

What a great day it was today.  It began with some playtime in my craft room and just got better after that (including some much needed cleaning and organizing).

I used the Hello Gorgeous collection from My Mind's Eye to create a trio of tea themed cards.


All of which work well for the Curtain Call challenge - girly


First up, I trimmed one of the pattern papers to create a flowered border.  I then added a tag, a die cut tea cup (from Simon Says) and the tea bag is from Reverse Confetti.  I also added a stamped circle from Papertrey Ink (Tea for Two) and as a final touch stamped a repeated sentiment.


Next up, I used the Tea for Two stamp set along with the Wet Paint Cuts both from Papertrey Ink.  The spoon is a Simon Says die.


I played along with the sketch from Retro Sketches:

Finally, the last card that I created.  I used the She stamp set from Unity to stamp along the edge.  Once again, a spoon die from Simon Says.

Played along with the CAS(E) this sketch:


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Life Is What You Make It

I snuck in a bit of a play this morning before the busy day of chasing my grand daughter began :)

I used the new By the Sea collection by My Mind's Eye.  So fun and although it is sea themed, I made a 'good luck'/graduation/encouragement type of card.  The stamp (Amazing) and sentiment die (Doubly Amazing) is from My Favorite Things and the large anchor die is from Echo Park 


I played along with a couple of challenges.  First up the sketch is from the My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch challenge:

The color inspiration came from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge: