Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trying Some New Challenges!

PB Thank You 3

Saw a new challenge called Keep It Simple from Lyndal Higgins blog and thought I would give it a go. The topic is "things with wings". Since the topic was butterflies, I am also going to enter this in the Fusion Challenge as well!


Ever have a really great stamp but no matching die? Well have no fear! I stamped this Penny Black butterfly in gold and then just die cut it with another butterfly die. It gave an off center artsy look to the butterflies that I thought looked pretty :)

Supplies all Penny Black:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Casing Amusing Michelle, as Promised!

A long time ago, I had asked a question, which right at this minute slips my mind. It will come to me, I am just going to continue typing till it does. Sometimes thoughts are like grenades...it takes a minute, you know?

Well in any event, I promised myself that I would CASE my blog pal Michelle this month and well today is the day! I chose her most recent post. Just my luck, it's a feather. I never got on the feather bandwagon. I am not sure why, I just didn't. It's hard for my budget and my energy to keep up with all the trends. So I reached for what I had, flowers. And one of my favorite flowers are Popies (for stamps anyway). I would say my favorite flowers are (in no particular order):

1. Hydrangeas
2. Peonies
3. Roses
4. Orchids
5. Lilacs

But I digress...

Basically when I saw Michelle's card, I thought: single image stamp and single sentiment. I used Penny Black Poppy Pattern  and cut apart the flowers to create the clustering. The sentiment is called Kind Words.

PB Thank You So Very Much

Red and Black were my high school colors...it's still a powerful and nostalgic combination for me some 20 years later :)

Well I hope Michelle likes it! She is super talented, supportive, and fabulous and I hope you will go check out her stuff!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti February Color Challenge

It's my last post as guest designer for Reverse Confetti. I had a wonderful time these last 2 months and really enjoyed the stamps, especially Whole Lotta Hearts! But since I wanted to give the other sets some love, I decided to ink up Paper Crane.

RC Feb Color Challenge

RC Color Challenge 2

made a GIFF just for YOU!!

The shoe is a silhouette file: Design 8695

The shoe is very tiny. It could actually go on a standard size card, but I thought the shape was darling on it's own.

Take Care from this Fetti Friend and do play along!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Guest Designer for Winnie & Walter Stamps

This is my second post of the day, for my Casual Fridays Challenge post, click HERE

WW Guest Feb 2014

Today I am guesting with Winnie & Walter Stamps! Check out details here. I made this card using scraps...SCORE.

Let me tell you why I love the stamps:

1. The slatter looks REAL
2. the fonts are fabulous
3. the background stamps are versatile
4. the cut files are a must have (THEY HAVE CUT FILES PEOPLE!!)

For this card, I used Big Bang Confetti and The Big, The, Bold and the Happy

So I am a little sad about Archiver's going out of business. It's kinda hitting me hard. Where will I go to SEE the products? To hang out with crafty friends? To destress? I remember when my son was little and he wasn't talking and I was worried as they told me it might be Autism, that I would go to Archivers and just walk laps around the store destressing. It was so therapeutic to get lost in crafty goodness. There is something about paper than makes you feel happy of the possibilities. Those are days I will never forget.

After lots of speech and OT, my son is talking just fine now. He is soft and gentle and sweet and kind and smart and I wouldn't trade him for another boy for the whole world. 

Farewell CFC...

CFC Farewell

goodbye or farewell cards that are long (2 x 4, 4 x 6 etc)
*1 week challenge*
prize sponsored by CFS

This is the last challenge of the term and there are big changes coming for Casual Friday Challenge. It has been fun to play and be part of the team. Michele, the owner, is pretty darn fabulous and I look forward to seeing what she has up her sleeve for the future. The girls on the team are some of the best in the business so I sure hope you all will play along!

Stamps: Penny Black Winter Fun and From the Heart
Dies: Circle punch, Creative Dies Interlocking

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Meredith MacRitichie blog hop

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My blog pal Meredith is starting a new little venture (Delightful Waste of Time on Etsy) selling sweet little paper crafting kits. This first one is called LOVE NOTES and it sells for $7 plus shipping. There is a 10% off discount until the end of the month with the coupon code GRAND OPENING.

For my card, all the elements come from the kit except the stamp and flower die cut. Those are Crate Paper! She has gathered some bloggers to showcase what this kit can do! So check it out!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Creative Hop

RC Feb Blog Hop

If you came from Laurie's blog...WELCOME! I am participating this month with Reverse Confetti (check out their blog for a full blog hop list) as a fetti friend! There is a blog hop going on and your next stop is the other Laurie

There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs to one commenter chosen randomly from the hop posts.  Comments stay open until the 10th

paper October Afternoon
twine: remnant from happy mail by Amy Tsuruta
dies: PTI tiny tags

Oh and I wanted to say I have been seeing such beautiful work on my blog reader and I am so swamped with life that I am just looking and running. I want desperately to comment on how talented you all are, how inspiring you are to me. I spent last weekend out of town interviewing for a job and work is short staffed and I am working more than normal giving me less time for commenting. BUT I am looking, promise. and gosh I am nervous to post anymore with all the talent out there!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

On the Crate Paper Blog Today!

Today I am on the Crate Paper Blog sharing some Valentine's Day projects using the Love Notes Collection. Here is just a sneak peek at what you will get to see!

I hope you will join me!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Reverse Confetti February Sketch for You to Try

RC Feb Sketch 2

It's sketch time at Reverse Confetti. I took some liberties with the sketch. I stamped all the rows of hearts a medium pink but left one row a light pink to represent the green in the sketch. and instead of staggering the papers, I layered them evenly. 

The sketch that my card is based on:

Rosette is from Crate Paper Oh Darling Collection.