Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time Out: Keep Calm and Make Cards

Hello, hello!  It's time for a new challenge over at Time Out!  We'd love for you to come play along with us. The challenge theme is: Hobbies. Imagine where that idea can take you.  I went straight to my favorite for the challenge: making cards. Nothing relaxes me more than making cards.

And we have a sponsor for our challenge. CAS-ual Friday Stamps will be offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of the challenge.  Feel free to play along too with the random twist of creating a single layer card!  Please pop on over to the Time Out challenge - we'd love for you to play along with us!  And also don't forget to check out our amazing guest designer:  Ashwini. You won't be disappointed by her beautiful cards!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Be My Valentine

Don't you love this sweet little sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch?  I was looking through my valentine stamps I loved these sweet little floral hearts from Verve.  I immediately was inspired to play along.  A touch of twine, a stitched mat and a sentiment and this one was done quickly. I love a primarily white on white card.

Hope that you are all finished up with your valentines too!

Monday, February 12, 2018

How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You

Zero valentines had been made until yesterday...and there are quite a few people in my house who needed one from me!  So like usual I popped over to some of my favorite challenges to look for inspiration.  First up was a card for Pat....I love this sentiment from Verve. Perfect way to convey my love for him!

Keeping in short today....but I'll be back tomorrow with another one!  Thanks Just Us Girls for the inspiration.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dare to Dream

Happy Sunday!  We've had a super busy weekend volunteering for our show choir competition fundraiser!  Over 24 hours of volunteering between Friday afternoon/night and Saturday all day...and over 33 school performances.  I only watched three of those 33 performances but it was an extremely successful fundraiser so all is good!

After sleeping in for a bit this morning and helping Collin with his schedule for next year (how in the world will he be a freshman next year?!) I had sometime to craft.  This card is going to my dear friend's daughter who is going on a retreat in a couple weeks. She graduates this year and is absolutely amazing young lady.  The CASology challenge jump started my crafting!  

I'll be back tomorrow with a few Valentine's cards.  I'm off to watch the olympics now and Collin is making us homemade Philly cheesesteaks as I speak. It's handy when one of your kids loves to cook! I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time Out: Thinking of You

Valentine's is fast approaching and I love these colors for a non-traditional valentine.  Will you come play along with us over at Time Out?  You can see how I was inspired and made this quick and easy card from some patterned paper I have. 

The winner of our Time Out Challenge will get a $15 gift certificate from our fabulous sponsor Stamplorations!

I'm looking forward to seeing how you were inspired!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Inhale Courage; Exhale Fear

Happy Wednesday my friends...we're more than half way through the week. Yahoo!  I've been on the road and burning a bit of the midnight oil, but did have a couple of very happy hours in my craft room on Sunday.  I just realized I never posted a picture of this card that I made for this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch. This card was made for my sister-in-law to give to a dear friend of hers that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I think that Verve sentiment is perfect.

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time Out: Happy Birthday

We're back with challenge #101 over at Time Out!   Birch Press is our sponsor with a random winner winning a $20 gift certificate.  I am lucky enough to own some of their gorgeous dies and to have played along with several others when I'm together with my friend, Tracey, on our stamping weekends.
For my card, I used the Calligraphy Pop Birthday  and Peony Bloom Layer Set. You could have so much fun with both by choosing different colors to use or sticking with a tone on tone design. Both would be amazing.

Michele is our guest designer and if you have not stopped by her blog I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Be sure to pop on over to Time Out to play along with us!