Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #78

Welcome to more fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

Isn't that a pretty pink inspiration photo? So floral, very feminine, and yummy looking. So pretty I could hardly eat one...yeah, I would totally eat one. This week I was inspired by the pink, white and mint colours and the quatrefoil design which made me think of intricate die cuts. 

For my card today I used the lovely Wildflower Corner die by Memory Box and adhered two of them to opposite corners over top of a pink card base. The sentiment is from Painted Inspiration by Altenew. After I stamped it, I die cut it and the mint cardstock from oval nesting dies by Spellbinders and adhered them using foam tape. A few flat-backed white pearls finish it off. 

To see the guest designer this month Linda Snodgrass, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

This is a bi-weekly challenge so the challenge and winners posts will publish 
on the first and third Saturdays of every month (There will be no challenge if there is a fifth Saturday in a month). Our guest designer will stay on for the entire month and play along in both challenges. 

We would love it if you played along with us. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Best Hugs

School is back in session, after one minor hiccup of the first day back having buses cancelled...this momma needed a lot of coffee that morning. We are all back to our usual routine and for me that means cardmaking! Yay! 

For my card today, I used the All About You stamp and die set from My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment on a Stitched Mini Scallop circle and popped up the YOU using foam adhesive. The circle was adhered to the card base which is Blue Jay cardstock from Lawn Fawn. The little hearts are also from Lawn Fawn. A few clear sequins finish it off. 

I'm playing along in two challenges today: 

Color Throwdown using navy, aqua and pink (SO pretty!)


and CASology- HUG


Have a great day friends! Thanks for stopping in. 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop winners

I have two winners to announce for my Seasons Givings Blog Hop giveaways.

The first is Stacy Peterson, who won the never been used stamps and the $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp

The second winner is Ruth G. with a box of gently used stamps and dies from my stash. 

Congrats to you both! I have sent emails to you both and look forward to hearing from you. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things- back from our winter break!

Welcome back from our little holiday vacation, and get ready for more fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team! 

There are few changes to the challenge for the New Year and I think you'll find it makes it easier to play along and I am excited about that! First, we are now running bi-weekly challenges so a new inspiration photo will occur twice a month. Our guest designer will stay on for the entire month and play along in both challenges. Easy peasy! 

Now onto the inspiration!

I was inspired by all the little bits of greenery and flowers in between the animals, the softer colours, and the layout. After stamping my sentiment in a pale pink using the MISTI, I added in all the flowers and leaves around it. I love a one layer card that is easy for mailing, and this one packs a pretty punch! 

To see the guest designer this month- Linda Snodgrass, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

We would love it if you played along with us. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CASology- Encourage!

I have one last week of winter break before the kids go back to school and am happy to find a little creative time while they amuse themselves with all the snow outside! 

How fun to start 2018 off by participating in the CASology challenge- ENCOURAGE



I used the Stamp Market Brushy Upper Alphabet set to create my sentiment (with help from my MISTI), and added a black heart and some clear sequins. The heart has a little sparkle on it from Stickles. I had to incorporate some purple on my card seeing as Pantone's Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. It's not a colour I go to often, but seeing some of the combos it can be used in is inspiring! 

Thanks for stopping in today! Don't forget to check out my Seasons Givings Blog Hop post for a chance at two giveaways!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Happy New Year to all my new and long-time crafty friends! 

Thank you so much for stopping in today and joining me as part of the Seasons Giving blog hop
I am so grateful that you spend a part of your day or week regularly checking out my creations and leaving me lovely comments. My giveaway today is my thanks to you all. :) Each and every stop on the blog hop today is hosting a generous giveaway, so be sure to visit them all! Thanks so much to Latisha Yoast for organizing this yearly event. 

My giveaway today is four never used before stamp sets. The largest is a Lawn Fawn set called Winter Scripty Sayings. The three smaller sets are from Technique Tuesday and Simon Says Stamp (two free birthday sets they sent me with no packaging). I'm also going to email you a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!! I am happy to ship to the U.S. and internationally. 

*Edited to add* I have ANOTHER prize- a gift box full of gently used stamps and dies! 

On January 8, 2018 I will draw two winners randomly and post it here. Please make sure that I have a way to contact you and that you check your junk email or I will draw a new winner on January 15, 2018. Good luck! 

Check out my year end review post to see some of my favourite cards that I made this year. 


Under my profile picture you will find links to my Twitter (mostly non-cardmaking), Instagram (lots of family, books, beer, and cardmaking stuff), Pinterest (direct to my cards), and my email.

Here are the other amazing companies and crafters participating in this year's hop: 
Marcie Sharp (you are here!)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Year In Review 2017

As I have done in previous years, today I am showing you some of my favourite cards from 2017! Although I didn't post as many cards this year, I still made lots and had fun doing it. I love this hobby and this industry, and all the friends I've made through it. I hope you enjoy some of these cards as much as I did! 

In no particular order, here are 12 of my favourites from this past year using products from various companies that I love: 







(using Concord & 9th and an acrylic paint pouring technique)


(using Right At Home)




Thank you ALL for stopping in today and checking out my favourites. Are any of these YOUR favourites of mine? If not, what did you like? Thanks for sticking with me through 2017!