Friday, May 31, 2013

Paper Smooches & Cas-ual Fridays {Celebrate}

Playing with the current "Inspiration Theme" over at Paper Smooches and the theme challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays. I liked the tags and decided to ink up the candle from the "Warm Hearts" set. I then, used my Copics to ink them up in the colours that stood out to me on the colourful tags below. I loved the contrast of the brown tag circles and thought a kraft base would make the colours pop. 


Such a simple card, but I am happy with how it turned out. It felt good to make this card a bit earlier in the week. I created my tag using a piece of white cardstock and cutting off the sides to create a tag look and then I punched a circle.

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Warm Hearts, Sentiment Sampler
Inks: Memento Black & Copics
Papers: Kraft, Red, and White
Extras: May Arts Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Circle Punch


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seize the Birthday #18 {Oh Snap!)

Wow, the last two weeks FLEW by and we have a brand new sketch over at Seize the Birthday! Design Team Member, Jen Nelson has created the sketch and I absolutely loved it! There is so much you can do with it! This week we are sponsored by Neat and Tangled Stamps, they are offering a stamp set to the Winner!

I wanted to create a masculine card based on the inspiration photo over at The Alley Way Stamps and I need a belated birthday card for a male family member, then I remembered the fun challenge over at CASology, hence the mustache >>> it is FURRY. *wink*

I am playing along with a couple of challenges today:

Monday, May 27, 2013

Merry Monday #64 {From Our House to Yours}

Merry Monday is here and with it a brand new Christmas card sketch! A special thank you to Marisa Ritzen for being our Featured Designer for Merry Monday for the Merry Month of May! We loved having you join us Marisa, and share your gorgeous creations!! Didn't the month ZOOM by! 

This week, the sketch is very simple. I decided to use my stocking punch from Stampin' Up, a sentiment from AMUSE stamps and some Christmas paper from Jillibean Soup. Quick and easy! This card took less that 10 minutes to make which is the whole point!! Crank them out and get another Christmas card done for your stash!

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: AMUSE
Inks: Black
Papers: Espresso, Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Jillibean Soup
Extras: Twine, Stocking Punch

Welcome to our Guest Designer this week Hazel!! She won our challenge a couple of weeks ago! Would you like to be a Guest Designer? Be sure to play along, as our weekly winner is our next Guest Designer!

Allisa Chilton Bonnie KlassLeAnne Pugliese
 Margaret Moody Narelle Farrugia Nina Forsyth 
Sherry Eckblad
Vicki Burdick
 Wendy Aungst Hazel Harris Guest DesignerMarisa Ritzen Featured Designer

Merry Monday Winners

Wow! This is the last week of May and June is almost here! The year is zooming by and I am so happy to have as many Christmas cards made for my stash as I do!! Woohoo! I hope you have been building your collection too. It is never too late to start!! 

Last week's entries were amazing! I was so happy to see all the wonderful creations submitted. Thank you so much for joining us! 

Now onto our TOP PICK for the week!

Isn't Cindy's card delightful! I adore the image and her colouring!

Congratulations Cindy! We hope you will join us as our Guest Designer for Monday, June 3rd. Please email Sherry at Be sure to put "Merry Monday Guest Designer" in the subject line.  

And our Honourable Mentions were voted on as well, if you received a vote from a design team member, your card and link is below. Congratulations! We hope you will display your badge with pride! If you are viewing this in Google Reader, you may have to visit the blog to see the actual cards that are linked below.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Seize the Birthday {Sharing another Bugaboo Birthday card!}

We are having so much fun this week, using Bugaboo Stamps to create birthday cards!! I went with some bright, bold colours for my 2nd card using this week's sketch! You have until May 28th at Noon (EST) to join us!!

Here is the sketch!

I decided to flip the sketch on its side and used a flagged sentiment in the top left hand corner. We hope you will join us! There is a wonderful prize from Bugaboo Stamps up for grabs!! 

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps (Poppi Watertoy), Sentiment AMUSE (Retired)
Inks: Copics
Papers: MME It's a Boy Thing, White, Black, Poppy Parade
Extras: Button


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paper Issues {Using Dies with Washi Tape}

Hi crafty friends! I am up on the Paper Issues blog today and would love it if you could stop by!!! I am sharing a card I made using a mustache die!!! 

CASology {Royal}

I love Friday nights because it is my crafting night! Well, tonight I was inspired by the fun challenge over at CASology! They have a FUN cue word this it is...ROYAL. Well that was just the incentive I needed to dust off my Cricut! 

I cut out the sentiment and the crown with an old, and retired CRICUT cartridge. Then I used some of my Stampin' Up Punches and some Washi tape to create a "medal" of sorts. I think that this card would be perfect for a friend at work. She always wears pink and she is a pal. I think it will make a nice "end of the year" surprise for her.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Surprise Happy Birthday Hop for Jessica {Smile it's your Birthday!}

Today is a special day! The lovely and talented Jessica Knutsen, of There She Goes Stamps, is having a birthday!! Happy birthday Jessica!

To help her celebrate, her amazing friends have put together a SURPRISE Birthday Hop and my friend Meredith aka Crafty Math Chick, has invited me to be a part of it! Thank you so much Meredith!!

I decided to ink up a set I just picked up from There She Goes called, "Oh Snap"! It is a delightful set and FUN to colour!! I paired it with some pretty papers from Simple Stories called "Vintage Bliss".  I used the current MOJO Monday Sketch and I am also playing along with Simon Says Stamp (take a picture).

Happy Birthday Jessica!! Wishing you a special year, filled with adventure and happiness!! 
To follow the hop, here is a linky with all the participants! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

MUSE, Artful Delight, CAS on a Sunday & City Crafter {Celebrate Your Day}

Thursday is here and I am excited to be playing along with the current MUSE Challenge. This week's inspiration card is gorgeous! I love the colouring! All week I have been looking at different stamps in my stash and this one from "There She Goes" Stamps jumped out at me! So I inked it up and got colouring! The sentiment comes from "Paper Sweeties".

Card above made by Muse for this week, Marion Vagg

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: There She Goes, Paper Sweeties
Inks: Copics
Papers: Crumb Cake, White
Extras: None
CAS On Sunday Challenge

I am playing along with CAS on Sundays-Pastel Pretties and the City Crafter Colour Inspiration Challenge.

Edit to add: My lovely friend June pointed me to the Artful Delight sketch. So I am linking up. Artful Delight