Monday, September 26, 2016

Sending My Thanks

I'm running a little bit behind on things. I injured my hand on Saturday (yes, my right hand) and was having trouble doing anything with it. It's still swollen but doesn't hurt as much so I can now type today!! Here's my card for the CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. We're asking for clean and simple creations using dots AND stripes. I pulled out my stamp set Party Patterns by My Favorite Things and some fun colors of Avery Elle ink (my latest obsession!) to create the background. The stripes along the side is the Pinstripe background, also from MFT. The sentiment is by Avery Elle and called Sending You. Head on over to The Outlawz and share your CAS project using dots & stripes, we'd love to see it!    

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include"
Make My Monday - no pattern paper
Perfectly Created Chaos - show me your patterns
Cards and More - no pattern paper

Season's Greetings

We have a new sketch starting this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, and check it out!! Fabulous, awesome and wonderfully clean and simple.

My take on the sketch is pretty straight forward...and can very easily be made in bulk!! I started by stamping the Hero Arts background stamp Snowflakes and Edges three times in three different ink colors. Then I cut the strips, leaving me plenty of stamped background left over for more cards!! The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and called Season's Greetings.  I heat embossed it in silver and popped it up. Quick and type of card. Hope you can join us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for some sketchy fun.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Use a sentiment
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any holiday
That's Crafty! - Christmas in September
QKR Stampede - Embossing
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes Christmas/Winter

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stella Says Sketch Reminder

It's the beginning of week 2 of the latest Stella Says Sketch over at Catch the Bug. To find the original post with inlinkz, go HERE.  

I changed up the sketch just a bit by using circles instead of squares with my Bugaboo images. I thought the Fall Trio was perfect!! I die cut a few leaves for the 4th circle (wish I had sponged some color on them to highlight), and since I already had a sentiment, I added the brads where the sentiment showed up on the sketch. Yes, you guessed it, I used my new favorite Perfectly Plaid Fall paper pack from Lawn Fawn. You have one more week to play along in our latest Stella Says Sketch so don't miss out!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Just Because

There's a new Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug and it's a photo inspiration challenge. Those black eyed susans are beautiful!! I used to have several patches of them...until the deer decided to make a meal of them!! So now I only look at them in pictures:(

Here's my card for today's challenge, using the Bugaboo image Ladybug Daisy. I decided to change my flower from a daisy into a black eyed susan!! I also pulled out some pattern paper scraps from my never ending pile!! Love when I can do that. Now join us this week at Catch the Bug and share what inspired you with our lovely photo. You could be a winner of some Bugaboo goodies!!! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Fall

I guess I should be saying Happy International Day of Peace instead since autumn doesn't officially start until tomorrow!! I had this cutie from Imagine That Digistamp called Maggie's Apples already printed off and couldn't resist using it. Besides, I see it being sent to one of my nieces in Florida to remind them of what they miss with this, my favorite season. Now if only we could go directly into spring and eliminate winter all together!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Fall/Autumn challenge at Pile it On. I couldn't resist the adorable Candy Corn Ants from Doodle Pantry. I love the bright colors on this pre-colored digi image, especially the pink. So of course I had to use them on my card! Sure hope you can join in on the fall/autumn theme challenge at Pile it On.

Here are the challenges I'm submitting my card to:
 Alphabet Challenge - O is for Oval 
Creative Corner - No pattern papers
Stampin' Royalty - Fall theme
Cards in Envy - For the kids

It's All About the Cupcake!

Cupcakes ---- that's our theme this week for the CAS challenge at The Outlawz. How fun because that's what I had for my birthday earlier this month instead of a big cake. And boy were they yummy!!! For my card, I used a Paper Trey Ink stamp set called Everyday Classics. Thank goodness for my Misti, it helped me get everything inked up just right!!

Challenges I'm entering my card to include:
A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday 
Moving Along With the Times - Birthday Cake
Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration