Sunday, December 21, 2014

PaperSmooches Sparks: Anything Goes

Welcome back to another PaperSmooches Sparks challenge. This week we have an Anything Goes challenge for you. I had fun making a cute little thank you note for my sister-in-law. This card was made a while back and was sent as a thank you for bringing all the wine for Thanksgiving weekend. It was also a thank you for always spoiling our kids.  She treated all of her nieces and nephews to bowling as their Christmas present over Thanksgiving weekend. We certainly appreciate her and how she loves our kids! This card was made using the Free Spirit set and coordinating dies with a touch of coloring and glitter.

Please be sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to check out their fabulous creations.

And of course, we'd love to see you play along. You'll have until Saturday at 11:59 PST to join along.   Hop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along with us!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Thanks

Last weekend, I realized that I was short several card sets for the boys teachers.  I had two new stamp sets to play with for this card:  a new Uniko set and a new Winnie & Walter set.  Love them both.  The sentiment is from W&W (where has this been all my life?!) and the detailed leaves, pinecones, etc. are from Uniko. Love the versatility of both the sets.  They'll be getting a lot of inky time from me in the future.  I love, love, love one layer cards.

Have a funny story about Marcel's letter for Santa. He asked for lottery tickets (we buy them every so often) and after he asked for them in his letter he said, "Just so you know, after I scratch them off, I give them to my dad and he gives me bucks for them."  Pat and I were cracking up.  Pretty bad that this implies that Marcel knows he has to be 18 to gamble :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time Out: Spirit of Christmas

Hello there! It's time for another challenge at Time Out.  This week we're to be inspired by words: Christmas is Love with All the Trimmings. I thought the sentiment spoke to this perfectly with the spirit of Christmas being love and with a few extra trimmings of candy canes and a touch of Christmas bling in the form of sequins.  (As an fyi;  my panels are tilted on purpose, but it looks funny in the photo!)

Shirley is our guest designer for this challenge. You're sure to love her creations so pop on over and take a peak!

We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.  You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Anniversary

My sister-in-law's parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month so I was in need of a golden wedding anniversary card.  I decided to keep it fairly CAS (no surprise there) and add a touch of bling. This card reminds me of my cousin, Sandie.  Love the jewel tones. Gail's parents are celebrating by taking their children and grandchildren on vacation to Cancun. Sounds absolutely fabulous to me. An all inclusive resort when it is very cold outside...perfection!  Her parents are a wonderful, loving example of a strong marriage. They live in Wyoming so we don't get to see them very often, but love when we do!  Here's hoping they have many, many more anniversary celebrations.

I also have a card to share for this week's CAS(e) this Sketch challenge. Love this sketch've seen it a lot on my blog!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congrats Grad!

This week I'm go to have a hodge podge of cards to share with you.  Today it is a graduation card for a co-worker of mine recently completed her under grad and I wanted to get her a little something.  I had originally made this for the Runway Inspired challenge, but waited too long to post it!

I'll leave you with a picture of Collin all dressed up for his band concert last week. He was really pleased with his tie and hair gel when I got home. Love that although he normally avoids his picture being taken he was proud to be "dressed handsome."  And of course, Marcel had to sneak in the picture too.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I'm So Thankful {and blog candy winner}

I'm popping in with another just because card (not for any particular challenge).  For Christmas, Pat's parents gave us a print of one of his uncle's paintings.  This painting will have a very special place in our home. It is absolutely gorgeous; click here to see it.  His uncle had a traumatic brain injury several years ago, so his painting is not what it used to be.  Thankfully though, Uncle Chris still has a zest for life. Since his injury, I've regularly sent him cards.  He appreciated them so much that he asked us to pick out a second print of his. This made my heart happy that he loves receiving the cards.  So...if you aren't mailing your cards, this is a gentle reminder that everyone loves receiving a happy note now and then!

And my blog candy winner from the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is Jerrie from Coloring Outside the Linz...Jerrie, I've popped you a note.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks: Photo Inspiration: Wish Big

Hello there, it's time for another PaperSmooches Sparks Challenge. I picked up on the earth tones in the stones to make a card for my father-in-law's birthday that was a couple of weeks ago. To make the card, I embossed the chevron pattern from Kissables 2 with Versamark and clear embossing powder and then inked it up with three different distress inks. To finish off the card, I distress inked a piece of paper with the same distress inks and die cut the Loopy Leaf.  I finished the card off with a sentiment from Group Hugs and a touch of sequins.

Please be sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to check out their fabulous creations.

And of course, we'd love to see you play along. You'll have until Saturday at 11:59 PST to join along.   Hop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along with us!