Monday, August 21, 2017

Wishing You a Forever Kind of Love

Don't fall over, but I'm going to have three cards to post this week!  Yes...three...I'm on a roll.  I used to post almost every day and I certainly miss creating a bit more.  This card was made Saturday morning before we headed out for a wedding in Columbus OH. The colors and feel were inspired by their wedding album.  A bit rustic, but very elegant. And the CAS(e) this Sketch was the perfect inspiration.  Love when the card you imagine in your head translates quickly to your creation!

And the wedding was a blast. We only new the groom (a prior co-worker of mine) but it was fabulous. We met a lot of the other guests and danced the night away.  Love attending weddings where you can see how much the bride and groom are loved and supported.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy 25th to Us!

Happy Saturday my friends.  Life has been busy with vacations, wedding anniversaries, a new job and getting ready for back to school next week. The three younger boys go back to school on Tuesday and Ryan heads back to OU on Friday. Hard to believe we're saying goodbye to another summary already, but before we do...I wanted to pop in and share a card for our 25th wedding anniversary.  I am so very blessed to share life with my best friend.  I love this man with my whole heart and am so thankful we get to share the good, the bad and all the everyday moments together.  This is the card I gave this Verve sentiment!

Here are a few pictures from last weekend...Pat's parents were nice enough to take us out to dinner at the restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner.

And here's pictures from our big day 25 years ago!  I still love my wedding dress and the man next to me! :) I go...we're off to Columbus for a wedding of a co-worker. I love celebrating new beginnings!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time Out: Gratitude

21 Ways to Make the Industrial Look Work for You including brick veneer, pallet coffee tables and map walls:

Welcome back to another challenge at Time Out!  This time we have a Home Sweet Home inspiration challenge for you. Check out the awesome inspiration photo above.  There are so many directions you could go! 

For my card, I was inspired by the colors. Initially I was going to go with a map, but instead picked up the earthy neutrals on the map and made a masculine thank you.  Our challenge this time is sponsored by the fabulous Stamplorations. The winner will get a $15 gift card.  Please be sure to pop on over to Time Out to play along!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Curtain Call: Sending You Gratitude

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

This week we are inviting you to join us for the Herb Garden challenge. I loved all the green in the inspiration photo and at first thought I'd go with an all green/gray card, but when I sat down to stamp I went a different direction...and add a touch of blue to my card.  I love all stamped card so was very happy with the end result!

I hope you pop on over to Curtain Call to check out what the fabulous design team has created and to play along with us too!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time Out: You are Sunshine for My Soul

Welcome back to Time Out!  It's time for our reminder post. We have a beautiful inspiration by word challenge for you:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' Road Dahl

I was a bit later to the distress oxide ink trend...but for someone who has struggled getting distress inks to sponge smoothly these are a dream!  I had fun masking off a few lines to make this one layer card.  I let the sentiment take the center stage and thought it was great for the inspiration statement.

I hope you can join us at Time Out!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Merry Christmas

Christmas in July continues on my blog over here!  I'm on a roll trying to get momentum with my Christmas cards so each one I make I'm making a few of each one. I don't typically do a whole lot of layers so this was fun to play along with the CAS(E) this Sketch.  I hope you are all getting lots of crafty time to make your favorite types of cards!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Happy Birthday - Surf's Up!

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  It's July 15th and we have a great summer challenge for you...Surf's Up!  I hope you and your family are getting a way to the beach or somewhere fun this year. This picture is sure to inspire you to want to go!

I made my card in March back when I was at my crafting weekend. I hadn't posted it yet and this was the perfect challenge for it. This card was made especially for my brother's friend who loves to be out on the water.

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

Please welcome our newest Guest Designer,
Lenae, SugarGem and pop on over to Curtain Call to play along with us!