Friday! Hooray! Only a week left until Spring Break and I must admit, I am tired. I am looking forward to lots of nice walks, fresh air and a couple of naps! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Colour Me Challenge...Old Olive and Neutrals. One of my sweet new Purple Onion Designs stamps is this cute frog...and I thought he would be perfect for a Quick and Easy card! I used scraps and all sorts of fun bits from my desk...the card is long and thinner than an A2 card.
What a great day! I managed to get in my daily walk and I even made some yummy soup for supper in our crockpot. Our house is tidy and now I am off to bed nice and early! Yep! I love it when that happens. It is the little things that makes life so sweet and special!
The TAWS-BIC Challenge was calling my name again this week (LOVE the colours!!!) I won the BIC Challenge a few weeks ago and I chose this pretty stamp set called Flower Doodles from The Alley Way Stamps!
I couldn't believe I had won as I hardly ever win these days! Let me tell you, I was jumping up and down! The stamp set arrived from Alison last week (thank you, Alison!) and tonight is the first time I have had the chance to ink it up! So I went to work; inked in memento ink and coloured with Copics. Simple design-short & sweet but I love that flower doodle! I sure hope you like my card too!
Good morning! Before I get to my card today I want to share something amazing that happened to me at work yesterday. I teach a Grade 1&2 split. I adore my wonderful class and it makes my job so rewarding when a student has a major breakthrough. One of my lovely Grade 1 boys wrote a wonderful story in his journal yesterday. The most amazing thing to me was that up until yesterday...he had only ever written a handful of words in his journal; not even a complete sentence. So when he showed me his work and read it to me, I had a lump in my throat. Yes, it was a special moment. He shone with pride at my reaction (my eyes welled and I was smiling as he read his story to me). Yep! One of my top 10 teaching moments. Thank you for letting me share!
Today I am thrilled to be Guest Designing for The Card Concept! Originally I was going to design for my newest challenge but after a lot of thought, I decided to focus on my health and to get into shape. I am happy to report I have now lost 18lbs and I do feel so much better. Being a Guest this month is wonderful and I am so proud of my amazing team! Tracey McNeely has been running a tight ship for me and I admire her so much! Thank you Tracey for asking me to Guest with you this month and for being a fantastic Challenge Manager!
I love the crisp look of Lime, Espresso and White! When I chose this challenge (months ago), I was hoping to be able to create a card for it! I thought for sure I would do a St. Patty's Day card but instead I was drawn into the serenity of the colours in the photo and the "sticks" that the cake pops are on. The lines reminded me of the embossing folder I used.
Stamps: Penny Black
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: White, Espresso & Lucky Limeade
Extras: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, MFT Prima Donna Petals, Leaf Flourish Die,
Hello stampy friends! Wow, so many wonderful samples of cards made with my current sketch! I love the variety! Did you see that I have a small challenge on my blog? Yes! I have named it "The Challenge" and I do not have a design team...just me and once in a while, I am going to invite a crafty "colleague" to share their take on The Challenge!
This week, I asked a fellow stamper Marybeth Lopez to create a card; to show you another way to tackle the sketch! Wow! I was blown away by her subtle yet powerful card!!! Thank you so much, Marybeth! Isn't it adorable!
Won't you come along and join the fun!
This is a 2 week challenge and will end on Sunday, March 9th at Noon (PST).
Monday is here and that means a brand new week at Merry Monday! This week it is Sue's turn to choose the challenge and she went with a Country Charm theme with buttons and stitching!
I pulled out an old set from WAY back when and coloured the bird and poinsettia with my copic markers. I also used a sentiment from My Favorite Things and a stitched square die from Lil' Inker. My card is REALLY simple with some design paper and some twine. Hope you will join us this week and play along!
Happy weekend, friends! I was inspired by some of my good blogging pals to play along with the current Shades of Gray Themed Challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays. Congratulations, ladies! I LOVE working with neutrals and gray is one of my favourites!!! Then I went looking for a sketch. The sketch over at My Favorite Things was awesome and I decided to do my card horizontal instead of vertical so that my flower "stem" and tag could fit better.
Good day crafty friends! As mentioned in my last post, I fell down my icy front steps yesterday morning on my way to my car. Today I am feeling it. I was shocked at how stiff and sore I am today! Not to mention the many big bruises that are popping up! I am OK but really achy as expected! Thank you so much for your kind words yesterday. I appreciated all the thoughtful comments.
Yesterday I also shared a card and gift bag set I made with the Zoo Babies Stampin' Up stamp set. I have had that set since the Fall and it is amazing to me that I have only inked it twice. My new mission as a blogger and crafter is to use ALL the many supplies I have hoarded collected over the years! It is craziness.
So I got to work and pulled out the Stampin' Up set called Fabulous Florets. I remember when I just HAD to have this set! I dusted it off and stamped the floret in black and fussy cut it out and then stamped the flowers in Memento Black Ink and cut them out. Then I coloured the flowers with my Copic Markers in Yellow & Deep Orange. I used this colours from the Color Throwdownand my sketch that I shared yesterday atThe New Challenge. This time I scored the lines using my scorpal...easy peasy!
Happy Tuesday! Today was a SLIPPERY day and I had to go to work. We had a HUGE snowfall not typical of the area and today the snow and streets were like a sheet of ICE! Off I went to work and on my way out to my car this morning, I slipped on the top stair in front of my house and went zooooom to the bottom of the staircase. Wow. Talk about PAIN. I have a huge goose-egg on my left leg and a large welt across the middle of my back. Not a great start to my day! Argh! LOL!
Last night I managed to get crafty and created a simple gift set from the adorable Zoo Babies Stampin' Up stamp set I purchased in the Fall! LOVE how it stamps!!! It is pure cuteness! I used the fun colours over at Dynamic Duos...love them!
I got to thinking about the sketch I used to create the card and I realized how simple it was and that it could be interpreted in MANY different ways.
So here's THE CHALLENGE...
How would YOU use this sketch?
Why not try it out and link it up? I would love to see what you create with the sketch. Have fun with it...make it your own and do not worry about measurements. I can't wait to come and see what you make! All stamping product is welcome.
Monday is here and that means a brand new week at Merry Monday! This week it is my turn to choose the challenge and I went with a Aqua, Silver & White colour combo that I hope you will enjoy using. If you do not have silver, please feel free to use gray in its place! After all, it is all about getting your Christmas cards done!
I EMBOSSED! Yes, me!!! And I love the shine I achieved on my card. I hope you do too! I used the gorgeous ornament stamp set and die from Stampin' Up. I have wanted this set for such a long time and so I purchased it in December. I had only really used the dies up until now; it was nice to get the stamps inky! The sentiment comes from an old Stampin' Up set that is now retired. And yes, the sentiment is crooked!
Playing along with a few challenges. A quick and simple card...perfect for my stash. I was going through my craftroom this weekend and managed to get a lot of it reorganized. I always find that when I do that, I am more apt to craft! And craft I did. I managed to get quite a few of my design team projects done for SRM Stickers and then spent today playing along for fun. I just adored Jaydee's great sketch!
I was excited to play along with the current TAWS-BIC Challenge. The inspiration photo got me thinking Pinwheels and so I went in search of my Tiny Treasures stamp set. I inked up the Pinwheels from the Tiny Treasures set with my copics and used the photo frame from the Framed Set. The sentiment comes from the cute floral set called Petal Pushers.
I love this new stamp set from called Another Great Year by Stampin' Up. I borrowed it from a friend and I am using it tomorrow for a card class I am having. Of course, it has started to snow HARD and now I am even wondering if the class will take place at all. Sigh. But the snow is sure pretty!
This card is a Joy Fold card and you can see the instructions on how to make it over at Splitcoast Stampers! I changed the dimension of the top card layer from 3" x 8" to 5" x 10" to properly fit the large birthday sentiment.
I completed the inside with the sweet sentiment and kept it pretty simple. You know how much I love to make a matching container of some sort to go with my card and so I made a little teabag or chocolate holder. My friend showed me how to make this. Pretty sweet and easy too!