Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With Sympathy

Thanks for all your sweet comments yesterday!  They sure help to brighten my day!  But on a sad note, we have another couple who are friends of ours, who on Saturday, she lost both parents.  Having already lost one parent, I can't even imagine this tragedy.  I know time will for sure heal but there will always be that part that wonders how life would be if their loved one was still with them.  I know I do.


So in need of a SYMPATHY card for our friends, I came up with this using Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.  Using Petals 'n Posies with the matching Confetti Cuts dies, this card came together quick and easy.  I went with some soft colors as well as the soft gray stripes for the background.  And I just couldn't help adding in a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{with Sympathy}
Stamps:  Petals 'n Posies (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Island, Pink Lemonade, Chamomile, Provincial Gray (Fresh Ink)
Dies:  Petals 'n Posies (Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti), Cover Plate Stripes: Horizontal (PTI)
Sequins:  4mm/6mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Miscs:  Foam Adhesive

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello, Friend

Happy Monday!  Sorry for the absence here but we had a busy weekend full of fun times with our best friends that have now moved to Colorado.  It was hard to walk away (with lots of tears) from their send off party Saturday night but we know that we will see them soon and they are not that far away!  They are true friends and one of the best families we know!

Anyway, I have a card to share using Whimsy Stamps and I just LOVE how it turned out!  I played around with Distress Inks and a Memory Box stencil called Zippy Dots for my background.  I diecut 3 "hello"s using the Hello die from Whimsy Stamps and glued them together for dimension.  I added a "friend" word stamp from the Happy Hello stamp set, a sprinkling of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and a few wood veneer stars.


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SSS: This is The Life

Ah, this is better late than never!  I just haven't had time to get this card blogged with my staycation and subsequent daughter's visit to the ER last weekend.  She is doing MUCH better and just has a cough at this point but antibiotics will be in store for quite a few more days.  I've enjoyed all the cuddles and love we've shared!!  Thank you all for the well wishes!!  xoxo


So.....did you see the new Simon Says Stamp This is The Life release from last week?  Lots of new stamps, dies, and stencils.  

I played around with a new set called Best Fishes and matching dies.  Can you say CUTE?  I also sponged some Surf Blue Simon Says Stamp ink onto a new Stencil called Waves over a Surf Blue cardstock panel.  I added in a few stamped elements to my fishbowl using Smoke and Orange Peel ink (also from Simon Says Stamp).  I die cut this adorable fish and colored with copics.  My fish was layered behind a clear cardstock "fishbowl".  (I couldn't capture it in the photo).  My sentiment was stamped on vellum and some strips of Orange Peel cardstock which were to ground my fishbowl.


I'm sending this over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (just under the wire) for their challenge: Let's Be Clear!

That's all for today!  Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes


Today marks the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge 1st Anniversary!
What a fabulous year it has been!

Let's celebrate with an Anything Goes challenge!

photo source:  decoritdarling.net

I was inspired with the florals and gorgeous blue color in the photo.  I was excited to use this new to me stamp set from Altenew called Painted Flowers.  Oh my......am I IN LOVE!!!!!!!  This set is right up my alley and I can't believe it took me so long to purchase this!  You can stamp your florals in any color combo and they turn out so beautiful.  I found the video on the Altenew blog to be very helpful when starting out with this set.  You can find the video HERE.  A beautiful hand written sentiment from Friendship Messages by Simon Says Stamp and 4mm/6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh were added.


We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Store Credit

choice stamp set

$25 Gift Voucher

Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die

Paper Sweeties
$20 Gift Cerfificate

Pretty Pink Posh
$20 Gift Certificate

£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher

12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit

Swag Bag

 £15 Gift Card

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

Verve Stamps
$30 Gift Certificate

Curtain Call Crew

{happy birthday}
Stamps:  Painted Flowers (Altenew), Friendship Messages (SSS)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Island, Mojito, Limeade, Chamomile (Fresh Ink), Ocean, Papaya (AMuse), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Sequins:  4mm/6mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cutting Edge Challenge #3

It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another beautiful inspiration project, this one done by Lisa Addesa.  I can’t wait for you all to play along, so let’s get to it, shall we?!

Okay, here’s the gig!  Let yourself be inspired by Lisa's card, and create a card that includes die cutting (all forms accepted).  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by, right?!  Here’s what I created:

Lil' Inker Designs thanks word die

I was inspired by Lisa's banner down the left side with the diecut hearts and the bright colors.  I translated those things into my card.  I used the new Thanks Word Die from Lil' Inker Designs to diecut my own banner and was added to my striped background of cardstock with foam adhesive.  Other than my diecutting, the card is pretty CAS with a few added enamel dots!

Thanks Word Die

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:

  • The two Winners of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The first half of the The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The rules and regulations of the Challenge are listed; and
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

The challenge closes on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, White (PTI)
Die:  Thanks (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)


Happy Saturday!!!  This has been a week of being mom's taxi to and from camp, nurse mom to a sick little girl, and some fun things in there too.  Today we are planning a swim day and I can't wait!  Kids will both have friends so mom can RELAX.  I'm not sure I know what that is!!!  :)

I thought I'd play along with the current CASology Cue:  Glow.  Here is how I was inspired.......I stamped a row of candles from Happy Everything by Whimsy Stamps in pastel colors.  To keep with the softer look of this birthday card, I stamped the sentiment in Slate Ink.  Do you notice the stitched curved border?  This is a new die from Pretty Pink Posh called Stitched Borders 1 and it's awesome! 


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Stamps:  Happy Everything (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold (PTI)
Ink:  Slate (AMuse), Provincial Gray, Peach, Pool, Island, Chamomile (Fresh Ink), Mint (Avery Elle)
Dies:  Stitched Border 1 (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

Friday, July 11, 2014

Reverse Confetti SFYTT


I'm sharing a card for the Sketch For You to Try over at Reverse Confetti.  

I strayed from my CAS ways to this more layered look.  I said that I channeled my inner Jen del Muro and Susan Liles for this one!  LOL  I told them that this card turned out but took me FOREVER to make!  I hope you like it!

I used OODLES of Reverse Confetti goodies for this one.......they are all listed below but I used 7 Confetti Cuts, Fabulous Flamingos and Whole Lotts Dots stamps!  The part I love the most is that I used the Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel as an impression plate!!!  Oh yeah, that polka dot background paper?  Yep.  I stamped that!


Don't forget to stop by the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the SFYTT details and to link up your own card for a chance to be the 'Fetti Fave!!!!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

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