Thursday, April 9, 2015

Unity Blog Hop

Wow, 2 posts in one week, haven't done that in awhile.... and to think I used to post everyday.  I do hope to get back to crafting more...just enjoying my grand daughter as much as I can.

I hope that you have been hopping along with the Unity Hop, there are prizes up for grabs!

I used some American Crafts along with the Too Much of a Good Thing LOL I love the music background in this set and the 2 Tulips set.  

I used the 2 Tulips set to stamp on the inside of my card.

I was inspired by this months color inspiration at the Be Inspired challenge - be sure to check it out, some fun sketches too!

Now be sure to hop along and visit all of the blogs for your chance to win!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Finally can share!

I was very honored when I got an email asking if I would like to be on the Scrapbook Adhesives team!  Today is my first post as a Design Team member.

I created this card for a friend who is going through a difficult time.  I used the Homemade collection by Pebbles along with the 2 Tulips stamp by Unity.  You know me and my foam squares, a definite must have in my craft room - I used them to mount the paper pieced tulips.  As for layering the other pieces, the EZ Runner is what I used.  For more information please hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog!

I was inspired by the sketch and photo in the Fusion challenge:

As well the Curtain Call challenge - I love the tulips!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just Sayin' a Trio of Cards

I was up on the My Mind's Eye Blog the other day with a trio of cards that I created with the Just Sayin' collection.  For more details, please head on over to the MME Blog.  The sentiments are dies from PTI.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Shabby Cards with Kaisercraft

Isn't this Kaisercraft Paper gorgeous?!  I am going to use it to create some altered art for my bedroom.

For now though I created some cards.

I challenged myself to not use any of the die cuts from the collection, to use the pattern paper to create my own.  I fussy cut the roses and made my own tags.  

I was inspired by the sketch from Freshly Made sketches.

Of course some layering, stitching....

The sketch that inspired the card.

And of course some dies (My Favorite Things, Simon Says, Papertrey Ink) and Silhouette cuts...just love this collection.

Not so CAS but I used this sketch.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thank you Cards on the MME Blog

Finally another post... I don't know where my time has been going lately - yes I do... I cuddle my grand daughter whenever I can :)

Anyhow I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with a couple of thank you cards.  For more details please see the MME Blog.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


The colors in the Serendipity collection by American Crafts are so pretty.  It felt good to play in my craft room.  I really need to get in there more... just not enough time in the day lately.

I used this sketch from Just Add Ink:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Jubilee Wild Berry trio

I was up on the My Mind's Eye Blog yesterday using the Jubilee Wild Berry collection.  For more detailed shots and information, be sure to hop on over there!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Note This...

When I saw the color challenge for The Card Concept I knew right away which paper I wanted to use!

I used this pretty paper Life Emporium from Teresa Collins along with my Silhouette

Final Inspiration Elevator Hop

After some thought and consideration, the time has come to retire Inspiration Elevator. But before we go, we need to hold a big retirement party, so we've invited everyone who's been involved with Inspiration Elevator back for one last reveal, and to our delight most were able to accept! We are so delighted to have so many IE alumni along this month! Thank you to each of you for helping us end our elevator ride with so much fun and creative energy!

This month's challenge is posed by one of IE's co-creators and team admin, Ann.
This month's challenge is simple, but I hope, challenging as well. 
Here's the challenge: Inspiration Elevator launched on May 15, 2012 and at that time, we explained our purpose as, "Welcome to Inspiration Elevator! What a thrilling day! Today is the launch of Inspiration Elevator (IE), a challenge blog created by my dear friend Christa Uttley and me. We chose the name Inspiration Elevator because it is our intent to raise our creativity to heights through challenges issued every month. We want to raise our designs from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We hope you'll join us on our journey!

IE is a group of like minded scrappy friends who want to raise the bar in their own creative process through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you'll join us each month and be inspired by the creative designs we've created." 
That vision has remained unchanged over the last (almost) 3 years. The challenge this month is to just create - no holds barred. Take some time, or challenge yourself to do it in 1/2 hour if time is tight, but think about what you'd like to create if there were no agenda, no design team requirement. In other words, create for you, and enjoy the process!
We hope you'll take the time to hop through and visit each of our participant's blogs, beginning with our guests, then our current team, and finishing off with our co-founders. Feel free to leave comments and lavish each one with appreciation for all that they each brought to the Inspiration Elevator challenge over the last 3 years!

I am so happy to be taking part in the Inspiration Elevator's last hop.  I really enjoyed my time on the team, such a wonderful group of girls and I am so happy that I still keep in touch with them!

I love the challenge for the hop.  For a number of reasons I had to cut back on some Design Teams so creating something just for fun... love doing that!  For my layout I used the Urban Market collection by Teresa Collins to scrap these photos of my youngest daughter on her first day of Grade 11 - geesh they grow up fast!  I have used some Unity LOL(Time to Be Happy) and SMAK kits (Moments Like These, You Can Do Anything)

I also dug out some of my neglected SRM Stickers!  I still love to layer the stickers over photos!

I can't believe I created a project without using any die cut from my Silhouette!

I was inspired by this sketch at Let's Capture Our Memories

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to the Unity Blog Hop.  I have a couple of cards to share today.  This first one was on the Unity Blog on Tuesday but I hadn't shared it here yet so I thought today would be a good day.   I used a LOL (Time to Be Happy) along with The You Can Do Anything SMAK kit.  The paper is the Creative Agenda collection by Echo Park.

This card was created just for today.  I used my new Tea Love and How You Doin' stamp sets.

The sketch and color inspiration is from this month's Be Inspired Challenge

Now be sure to check out the New Releases and this week's SALE!

Now be sure to hop along and visit all of the blogs for your chance at winning a prize!