Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking a few challenges....

And running with them!  Today I decided to take a look at some challenges to get my mojo flowing.  There is nothing better then a good challenge to ink some stamps.  For today's card I combined the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use a stencil along with the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch #124.


and I came up with this cute little card.  

Now it's time to head to the garden to pick some salad greens for dinner. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Enablers List

Stamps- Hero Arts
Dies- Gina K, unknow (Ok, now I have a label-er and will do better) 
ink- Momento Gray Flannel 
other- twine  PTI 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Spring! TCP Tuesday Challenge

Hello everyone, I know it's has been a long time since I have posted here.  Life sure is busy and changing rapidly.  My daughter accepted a promotion that relocated her 1700 miles away.  So I spent a month with her helping her get settled in her new home. And trying to learn how life goes on after the only child leaves the nest. It sure does help that she moved next to two lovely families and quickly made friends. Makes this Momma's heart happy knowing she isn't totally alone there.  My husband has also been promoted to a position that includes travel to Massachusetts, NJ as well as eastern PA.and the company is growing by leaps and bounds and keeps them both busy.

It's so nice to just be able to take a deep breath and get back into the craft room.  It's so funny how things seem to settle into their new routines and my mojo returns with it.  I think I just like routines and if they are out of sorts so am I.

So for my first blog project here is a cute little card I made for the TCP Tuesday challenge. If your not familiar with the challenge stop by the TCP blog and have a look.  If you stop this week you will find sneaky peeks of their next release as well as a chance to win some of their awesome products. Here is my card for the challenge.

I just love these little penguins.  As well as the dies.  I have to take a moment to mention the stitched dies at the bottom, first I just love them! And second the wonderful owner of The Cat's Pajama's stamps Alma sent them to me after I shared an idea over the winter.  I just haven't had much time since to play with them.  As you can see they are very versatile and could be used for so many different things.  I have so far used them as grass, stacked as borders and simply just as accents. Thanks so much Alma, you are very sweet!  I just love all the sweet people I meet who share of love of crafting!  

I never seem to remember the copic combinations I use so thought I would just start taking a photo of them and see how that works.

Here is a close up shot of the awesome wavy dies and the cute stamp.  And this is all from me for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enablers List

Stamps- The Cat's Pajama's Under the Stars 
Dies- The Cat's Pajama's Stars, Wavy Stitched Border, Framed Up  
Paper- Stampin Up! 
Seam Binding- The Cat's Pajama's Mango
Ink- Momento