August 30, 2014

Poppy Sketch #11

I have recently found another card challenge site called Poppy Sketches.  I think I've said this before, sketch challenges are my favorite and this challenge not only gives a sketch, but some colors to inspire us.  I made the following card for this week's Poppy sketch #11:

Here is the sketch and color combo we were asked to used:

Apologies for the dark photo of my card, just couldn't seem to get the photo brighter today.  The poppies on my card are a Whipper Snapper stamp; great stamps I really like them.

Glad you stopped by today.  Enjoy the Summer flowers,
the Autumn flowers will be here soon :)

August 28, 2014

Cutting Edge #8

I've been very into die cutting these days and the Cutting Edge challenges are just that, die cuts.  I made this card for this week's challenge #8, unfortunately I was too late to submit to the challenge :(:

Here is the inspiration card by Kay Miller:

The large scallop frame & the stitched frame are Mama Elephant dies.  All other die cuts on my card were sent to me by a stamping friend in Australia and the sentiment is a Memory Box stamp.

So glad you stopped by, pretty flowers always make my day :)

August 26, 2014

Be inspired.....

This week's challenge at The Card Concept is to be inspired by this photo:

The leafy pattern on the bed spread is what immediately caught my eye and I was inspired to use a large tree stamp I've had for some time and have never used, here's my card:

The tree stamp is from Holly Berry House, you must check this company out, such a gem, and the cards and examples at the store in Colorado City, CO are amazing.  The Just because stamp is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today, trees are such a beautiful wonder.
My Dad loved trees and had favorites he would point out to us on drives around town :)

August 25, 2014

Life's Sweet

This week at the Less Is More challenge blog we have been given a sketch to get our creative juices flowing.  I do have trouble with CAS cards, at least I think I do, but I'm pretty happy with the card I made for this challenge:

Here is the Less Is More challenge sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Yes, Life is Sweet!

August 24, 2014

Case Study 4th Anniversary - Week 4

This is week 3 of the 4th anniversary bog hop over at Case Study!  This week I cased a fabulous card by Erin, here's my card:

and here's Erin's card:

I took my inspiration from the design and the hearts on Erin's card.  I thought I had some wooden hearts but I didn't, so I chose to give my card a love theme and used the little wooden people I had in my stash.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Autumn is in the air (my favorite season).

Colorful Fusion....

This week at the Fusion Card Challenge both the colors of the image and the sketch caught my eye.  I combined both into a colorful card; and instead of flowers I chose to add a colorful Cupcake to my card.  I added a little diamond glaze to the cupcake for some pop!

Here's the Fusion inspiration combination:

When I think about it, I haven't made cupcakes in a very long time.  I think I'll add that to my agenda today.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a bright and cheerful day!

August 18, 2014

Case Study turns 4 - week 2

This is week 2 of the Case Study 4th anniversary case and blog hop, check it out~  For the card challenge, I am casing a very pretty card made by Maureen Merritt, here's Maureens card:

Lately I'm in love with the color Pink, so not only did the design of this pretty card inspire me, but the Pink did me in.  Here's my take on Maureen's card:

Thanks for dropping in today :)

August 12, 2014

Case Study Turns 4!!!

Hi there, the Case Study Challenge turned 4 and not only are they having the weekly Thursday challenge, they are doing a blog hop with some "fabulous" prizes, so head on over and check it out.

This week's challenge is to create a project inspired by one of the cards shared by the blog hop participants, I created my card from a simple, pretty card made by Keisha Campbell, here's my card:

and here is Keisha's pretty card I took my inspiration from:

The butterflies and the double circle caught my eye, so I took out one of my favorite butterfly stamps and viola, a card is born!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now take flight and enjoy your day :)

August 5, 2014


The sweet image on my card is called "Bud's Girl" by Mo Manning, and when I saw the challenge at Case this Sketch I knew this was the stamp I wanted to use (sketch is shown after my card).  Case this Sketch is teaming up with Tag Your It! for this challenge; I'm so happy about this because I now have another challenge blog to check out

As promised, here's the sketch:

I hug my dogs all the time, just LOVE them so much, Woof!!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a dog you can go hug now :)

August 3, 2014

Poppies, so pretty....

Here is the inspiration set for this week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge:
I recently added another Poppy stamp to my flower stamp collection, the stamp is from a new Technique Tuesday stamp set, here's what I was inspired to create for the challenge:

Nice of you to stop by today, glad you're here :)

A picture perfect day.....

The challenge over at the City Crafter blog is to make a card with an animal on it.  As anyone who knows me would tell you I LOVE DOGS!!  So, of course I made a card with a cute dog from Darcie stamps:

I almost missed the challenge this week.  I spent the day washing my cookie jars, 18 of them on the top of my kitchen cabinets (have a lot more too :).  I wash them ever quarter, but missed June and July and figured it's better late than never.

Thanks for stopping by, hope YOUR Day is Picture Perfect :)