Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Laugh, Smile, LOVE

Summer has flown by here and boy has our family been busy! Baseball, baseball, and more baseball it seems...and not much time for creativity. Luckily as summer winds down, there is more time for me to get crafty in my studio. I'm excited to play along today with two fun challenges!  

Both the gorgeous Curtain Call- Hibiscus inspiration AND the Ellen Hutson August Pin-Sights challenge jumped out to me as I was pulling out my stamps the other day and so I happily played along. I stamped the flower and leaves from Mondo Peony in black ink and watercoloured them in with Distress markers. The sentiment is from Lovely. A stitched edge and a few clear sequins finish off the panel, and it is all adhered to a kraft card base. 

I felt a little rusty getting inky and messy in my studio after a long summer hiatus, but I think I have shook all that off and am back to my creative self. :) Thanks for stopping in today and I'll see you again soon! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Muse Guest Designer

I am so excited to be the guest designer this week for the Muse challenge! This was perfect for getting me out my cardmaking funk.  I have hardly been in my crafty corner yet this summer because we have been so busy with loads of activities. It was nice to slow down and create something. I feel like I'm on a roll now! :)

Here's my card:

Do you need to go put your sunglasses on? It's crazy, isn't it?! My daughter and I have been experimenting with acrylic paint pouring on canvas this summer and I figured I could do it on a smaller scale using watercolour paper. I simply added my paints until the paper was covered, then swiped it off in a downward motion. Once it was dry I flicked on some white acrylic paint. The sentiment comes from the Say Hello dies by Concord & 9th and was adhered with foam tape for dimension. Doesn't it look straight from the 90's? So much neon! There are so many paint pouring YouTube videos out there; don't be afraid to check them out! 

Head on over to the Muse challenge and play along with us! I can't wait to see how you are inspired.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Paper Smooches June Guest Designer

Hello friends! It's a gorgeous Wednesday here in my neck of the woods and I have a happy card to share with you today for my Paper Smooches guest designer feature. It's my final Wednesday with them, and I have had SO much fun playing with their product. 

I used the House Plant die and added some super cute googly eyes to it. The cup is covered with Stickles glitter. That lovely sentiment is from Kindness Sampler

Thanks so much to Kim and the team at Paper Smooches for including me this month. I had a blast! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #62

Welcome to our last Inspired by All the Little Things challenge for the summer! We will be back in September with more amazing inspiration for you and hope you enjoy the break. The amazing Amy Kolling is our guest designer this week and you will love what she came up with. Isn't that a fun inspiration photo? So many possibilities! 

Here's my creation:  
I used Dotty Turnabout from Concord & 9th for my background and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. It's adhered to the white card base with foam adhesive. The sentiment from Oh, Hello Turnabout what embossed in white on dark pink cardstock and I filled the 'hello' in with Stickles glitter. A few sequins finish it off. 

Head on over to the Inspired By blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with. We hope you'll play along with us in this last challenge for the season! Have a happy Saturday. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paper Smooches June guest designer

I'm back for another week as the June guest designer for Paper Smooches. Happily, Canada Post FINALLY delivered my new release parcel so I am playing with the latest stamps and dies this week. Many of you already have them in your hands so you know THEY ARE AWESOME. 

I used Garden Blooms dies and the Kindness Sampler stamp set for my card today. I adhered the die cuts, heat embossed the sentiment and added some gold sequins filled with Stickles glitter.

Thanks for stopping in today! I'll be back next week with another Paper Smooches feature. Have a great day! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #61

I don't know where that gorgeous window is located, but I do know I'd love to be looking out of it! So pretty! Dreamy shades of purple/blue, florals, and that lovely window are the inspiration for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things challenge. 

Here's my take on the challenge: 
I die cut the Peekaboo Window from my white card base, and added some patterned paper behind it. The floral spray was coloured with Copic markers and has some Diamond Stickles added here and there. It's adhered with foam tape to pop it off the card base.  The sentiment was embossed using white embossing powder directly on the patterned paper. 

Play along with us this week using the gorgeous inspiration photo as your starting point. The linky will close on Friday, 23 June at 11:55am (PST) and can be found HERE on the Inspired By blog. While you're there, check out what the rest of my talented teammates came up with!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paper Smooches June Guest Designer

I am excited to be back for another week as the June Guest Designer for Paper Smooches

Every Wednesday in June you will see a creation from me using fabulous product from this fun company. Check out their blog for details on how YOU can play along in their monthly challenge and win a chance at being a guest designer too! Yet again for this week, the new product has not made its way to me yet...seriously. What is UP with that?!  For today I have used older, but still fabulous stamps. :) 

For my card today, I used Best Buds and paper pieced it with some pretty patterned paper. I added some shading with Copic markers and glittered up the flower centres with Stickles...because SPARKLE people. Always sparkle.  The edges of the white card base were inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and I flicked on a few splatters of it as well. The sentiment is from Chit Chat

Thanks for stopping in and have an excellent Wednesday! Hugs!