Friday, March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Happy Thursday peeps! I haven’t played much with the ColourQ challenges since I left, but when I saw this one, with the pretty blues and newsprint, I knew I had to play this week!
So, this card is a little silly, but I just love these little cats in a row from 100 Proof Press! I fussy cut them from some Very Vanilla cardstock and mounted them on a circle of Newsprint. The card is a little shorter than average so that I could have the upper part of the circle extend beyond the edge, and still fit into a standard-sized envelope:
A couple of embossing folders and a trendy sentiment from Hi There, atop a Word Bubble diecut gives it a little bit of interest!
Do you think they’re expanding their kitty horizons by reading the newspaper?! LOL! Enjoy your day!
Playing with her foam shapes:
It’s a birthday cake!
Uh oh….not happy about me taking pictures!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Happy Tuesday, peeps! I was thrilled to have this card chosen by the RetroRubber team as a winner a little while back…which means this week, I am the guest designer there! Their challenge this week is to use a tag on your card…as well as stamps that are, ahem, “old”….a year or so! I have lots of them!
So here we go! I missed making a Christmas card last week, so I thought it would be fun to use a little image from the CTMH Santa Claus Holiday set I got last year along with some “hoarded” DSP from MME called Vintage Christmas:
I used SU’s Scallop Top Tag Punch along with the white burlap ribbon that’s in the Occasions catalog for my tag:
My cardstock is Naturals White, and Santa is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and fussy cut out. I also stamped some snowflakes on the star behind him, and added some fun Tim Holtz stickers around the edge.
And I couldn’t help but use these images on the inside! So fun!
I hope you’ll play along with the RetroRubber challenge this week! It’s fun to dig back into our stash! See you there!
Helping Grampy with the laundry…got to teach them early!
Monday, March 2, 2015
Hi peeps! Hope you had a good weekend….I had many plans of leisurely stamping the weekend away, but somehow my other chores got in my way! Taxes, laundry, paying bills…..you know how it is! I did have some nice news, that one of my Easter cards from last year made it into the “Hobby Craft Easter Cards for Expert Crafters” issue! How exciting! You can see it HERE. It’s the one shaped like an Easter egg! Anyway, I played with sketch challenge this week from Sunday Stamps:
and made this really simple card using the SAB sets You Brighten My Day and Simply Wonderful:
We have a friend who just bought a house, so once I get her new address, this will be going to her! It was fun to let the Lullaby DSP do most of the work! I simply stamped the house in Soft Suede and colored it lightly with my reinkers and an aquapainter. I took the liberty of adding the banner so I would have a place for my sentiment! The card base is the In Color of Hello Honey, which I haven’t used much this year, so it was fun to play with that a bit!
Thanks for stopping in today!
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I don’t usually mind the cold weather, but I am getting a wee bit weary of it this winter! At least we had some sunshine this weekend! So I was happy to see this challenge! For my card, I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch 175:
I had gotten this pretty, springy DSP last year at the end of SAB and never really got to use it, so I thought it would be perfect for the challenge:
I used Lil’Inker’s bunny and stitched mat dies, cutting the bunny in Crisp Cantaloupe and his bow in Soft Sky. For the “ribbon” at the top, I cut a small strip with the edges of the mat die and added the larger bow from the bunny set, as well as a little tag punched with my retired SU tag punch and a sentiment from PTI’s Mixed Messages:
I matted it all with a layer of Pistachio Pudding for a pretty spring finish! I know there will be lots of wonderful springy creations in the gallery this week…I hope yours will be one of them! And be sure to check out the other designers’ creations as well:
Playing with icicles….well, throwing them on the driveway!
We even got a double!
Enjoy your day!