Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sweet Friend

Good morning bloggers!
It's another cold one here in Chicago but spring promises to be around the corner and I am holding it to Mother Nature to keep her promise..This winter has just been crazy!!!!

Today my card is for the Just us Girls challenge. I really loved looking at all of the different concepts the design team came up with for this photo inspiration. It never amazes me how many difference you can come up with when you are all seeing things just a little different in your own eyes.

I used My revolution vase die with some paper from a paper studio "little safari" paper stack. I added some extra bling because you know I love the bling and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions "pennant parade" set. 

Head on over to the Just us Girls site to try out this challenge for yourself! 

Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it!

Friday, February 27, 2015

This Special Season

This week at Merry Monday Challenges its all about the "star" I wish the sparkle would show up on this card because it just glitters and shines in every movement. I have no idea if it's my new room I craft in or just my camera is just gone mad but I can't get decent photos that capture the true feeling I give my cards.

I just used some white on white for this one and stamped a sentiment from the Stampin Up "special season" set. The ssmaller stars are punched right into the card staock and backed with gold glitter paper and the larger star is punched with the same glitter paper. I took some smooch, added a bit of water to speckle the background of the card. 

If you would like to try your hand at this challenge, Head on over to Merry Monday challenge blog and get started each week on those Christmas and Holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Thanks, I'm so Lucky

Hello everyone and happy FRIDAY!!!!
Even though I'm a stay at home mom/Grammie I look forward to the weekends and having all my ladies home. It seems school and sports take up so much of their lives these days it's just nice to have them around. I hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend or just gets to enjoy some down time for themselves!

My card today I designed for the the Case this Sketch challenge. It looked pretty straight forward to me (a classic clean and simple design) and this is my take on it. I used Echo Park "hello Summer" 6x6 pack and my Lawn Fawn "thanks" die. I also grabbed a Taylored Expressions "friendship blooms" set to add to the sentiment. I added a few bling and finished up the card on some green card stock. I hope you like it and head on over to try your hand at these fun clean and simple card designs! Just click on the link below the picture of the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kindness Has No End

Good Morning!
I hope everyone is staying warm and out of all the nasty snow and ice out there. I am about ready for spring myself and is basically what motivated this card! 
If you know anything about me at this point, you know I love making card sets. This one is actually a little 3x5 size set I put together with the new Lotus Blossom set from Stampin Up's     Sale-a-bration going on right now. I keep pulling it out because I just love it so much!  I used my envelope punch to make the matching envelopes and tied it all together with a belly band and scallop circle. 
Thanks as always for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chicken Coop

Happy Wednesday Bloggers :)
Just digging through my stamps and decided I would pull out an oldie but goody. I haven't used these little guys from Stampin Up "Best of Cluck" set in quite a long time. I love looking in the back corners of my shelves and seeing what pops out for inspiration. 
I used a 6x6 paper stack from the Farmhouse paper collection "market square barbershop" I had put the first one together and had a lot of scraps from it so I figured I would make the second one while it is out. I added a little raffia to give it that little extra farm feel..and because I love the stuff!!!  
I hope you have a wonderful day..Stay warm out there if you are freezing like me!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Little White Dress

Good morning crafty friends!
This little angel is the reason I haven't been back in a couple weeks :)
My newest little grand baby Emily was welcomed to the world last week. She is the sweetest little lady and love her to death already! This makes four for me now with another one due in a short ten weeks!!! I am the luckiest Grammie in the world to have the most amazing growing family. 

Fitting in with the baby theme, I wanted to make a sweet little girl card. The picture really doesn't do it justice, so please forgive me for that. I just used some white 120 pound card stock and cut down the sides like I do my baby onesie cards. This time I used an embossing folder to make the lacy design and added some ribbon, a bow and a pearl in the center for that extra elegant look. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Merry Little Christmas

Hi everyone!
I hope everyone is doing well and happily crafting! 
Today I have an entry for another challenge. It's the Merry Monday's challenge blog. I love when I get a chance to play because it gives me a head start on my holiday cards for next year!!!
The challenge this week was all about candy canes. I pulled this guy out from my Taylored Expressions stamps because he is just too darn cute! I went with some non traditional Christmas colors because there is so much red and green around, I thought winter colors would be just as adorable with this little guy!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and if you have a chance, click on the link above and head on over and play in the challenge!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions: "Woodland Winter"
Paper: White, Smokey Gray
Designer paper " Stampin Up Winter Frost"
Copic markers W0,3,5
Extras: Silver sequins, ribbon

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Climb a Tree

Case this sketch 109

Good morning crafty friends!
Today I have a sketch challenge card to share with you. I haven't played in a challenge for a while so it was nice to get a chance this week. 
Over at the "case this sketch" blog they are running this weeks challenge. It was a fun sketch to put together and I had a lot of fun putting this card together. I used taylored expressions "up a tree" stamp and colored it with my copic markers. I added the sentiment and a few sequins to give it that sparkle you know I love! If you have a chance, head on over to the blog and give this sketch a try for yourself!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Just Buzzin' By

It feels so good to get back in the groove again. Life always throws a little curve ball and now that I have passed that hump I am hoping to get into my scrap room a lot more. 

Today's project was a lot of hard labor. Not that the card took a long to to make but I have been struggling with trying make projects that I really like lately. I went back to an old favorite stamp and just started playing around and I was quite happy with how this one turned out. I hope you enjoy it as well. I have a  few more things to share so I hope you can stop back again soon.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: "Just buzzin' by", stampin up
Paper: Designer series"moonlight", stampin up
Cardstock: "hello honey", stampin up
Ink: Momento black and stampin blendabilities in daffodil