Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Hello everyone, If your enjoying holidays this weekend I hope they are fabulous.  For us we are working on getting our daughter an apartment.  We finally found one we like yesterday and have moved forward to secure it for her.  Just 5 more days and she will start her 17 hour journey back to PA.  I couldn't be happier.  
Sunday we will have Easter dinner with my parents. But not having little ones it just isn't the same.  We buy sweets for the neighbor children, and of course have to have some ourselves.  But that's about it. I didn't die a single egg this year.  

Anyway, today I'm sharing a card I made for CAS(E) this sketch #165 along with the CASology cue card. 

I made this card thinking of a friend who is down with the flu for a week now.  
I hope she is better until she gets it as it has to make it's way to Canada and can't mail it until after the holiday weekend.  

I think I stuck pretty well to the sketch and keeping it pretty clean and simple.

And this cue card worked out perfectly! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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Paper- PTI
Stamps- Studio Calico

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Follow Your Dreams

Hello everyone, I took some down time today to play along with the TCP Tuesday #310 challenge using Freshly Made Sketch 228.  I needed some down time.  We have been apartment shopping to move our daughter from Arkansas to Pennsylvania.  We live in PA and are about 2 hours from where her new job will be.  Unfortunately the apartments we have been seeing are not nice at all.  As a protective Momma I am just not happy with her being in place I wouldn't feel safe.  So this has been occupying our time, our heads and our hearts.  But she will be closer and we will see her more often so I know it will all work out.  

This weeks TCP Tuesday #310 is to use bunnies!  And in this case Buns.  I just love this adorable hot air balloon and I love making it different colors each time.  I started by using my copic air brush to make the background.  The stamped the stamp on multiple colors of paper and once on white cardstock to make my base image.  I colored the basket and buns with copics, then cut the patterned paper to fit the balloon.  I finished by adding die cut clouds and a sentiment.  

Freshly made sketch 228 gave me a jumping off point for my final placement of image and sentiment.
And here is a close up. 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Enablers List

Various copic markers w/airbrush
White Cardstock PTI
Patterned Paper- Fancy Pants


Friday, March 11, 2016

Stuck with Me!

If your here your stuck with me for another one of my challenge cards.  

I was saw drawn to this stamp set.  I have always loved succulents not sure why, but they tend to be one of the only things I can grow.  Succulents and Orchids seem to do well for me.  
Anything else in my house just dies.  

I'm combining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week to make your own background and the MFT Color Challenge #41 Green.  

I started by stamping all random images for the MFT Succulents set. I love that the set has this little heart. 
Then I die cut it with the MFT rectangle stitched die.  

I used water color pencils to color the cactus and pot, and blended with Gamasol.  
The sentiment is stamped on an MFT washi die. 

Thanks so much for visiting:) 

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MFT Succulents Stamps
MFT rectangle stitched die, washi die
Prisma Colored Pencils
Gamasol to blend


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Take a leap into the unknown with Simon Says Stamp

Ok, so Zig Clear Color Real Brush Pens have been in my drawer forever! So I thought this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is to take a leap into the unknown. These are definitely unknown as I had to unwrap them. 
So here is my very first time trying them. 

They defiantly take some getting used to. They feel more like paint pens then water color. 
I'll have to play with them some more and see what they can do. 
Enablers List
MFT Succelunts Stamps
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Zig Clear Color Real Brush Pens

Friday, March 4, 2016

CAS(E) this sketch! 162

I'm here today with a quick and easy card I made using the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch! 

This is the beautiful sketch.  
I love using sketched, it is such an easy way to get your creative juices flowing, 
kinda like painting by numbers;) 

I love the border but didn't have anything similar so I used a banner die cut for my focal base. 
I then die cut and stamped my flower and leaves. 
I I thought I would keep the colors very simple so the bright flower would stand out. 

I stamped the "Sending" part of the sentiment and had to fill in part of the g with a black pen because I wasn't using it as intended.  But I think it worked.  I finished the sentiment and added twine to finish the card. 

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday 241

Hello everyone, 
Today I am playing along with the PTI Make it Monday challenge.  
This weeks challenge is to make an ombre stenciled background. 

I chose this color pallet as inspiration. 
You can find more ccolor recipes on the PTI Blog by clicking here.  


I started by die cutting my chicken wire cover plate to make my stencil. 
Then I used these colors to blend the ombre background. 
I used the same colors to stamp the tulips. 

I layered my card and finished it with some twine to add a touch of a natural element. 

I'm loving the tulip stamp set.  I think I may have to buy some colorful tulips for my table this week. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a wonderful day!

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PTI patterend paper Beautiful Beads