Friday, July 1, 2016

Curtain Call: Happy 4th of July

Happy July 1st.  The summer is zooming on by!  Before we know it, it will be back to school time for the kids.  Since it's the first of the month, it's time for a new challenge over at Curtain Call:  Cherry Bomb. Such a fun inspiration photo. I was inspired by the red, white and bloom, the splashes (translated into stars) and the yummy sugar (translated this to a strip of glitter).  I hope you are inspired too and come play along with us!

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Please welcome our newest Guest Designer,
Angie Cimbalo, Cimbacreativefun

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time Out: Thanks

We're back with another challenge at Time Out.  Therese Calvrid is this week's CASE designer. Her blog is Lost in Paper and check out her gorgeous card below.  I mimicked her card pretty closely.  Instead of water color stripes, I used vellum stripes.  I love her gorgeous Altenew flowers. For my card I used MFT Fall Florals and a Simon Says sentiment.

Card Deets

  • A6 topfold landscape (finished size 10.5cm X 15cm)
  • Cut another piece of cardstock to the same size and add wide watercolour stripes added with Altenew Peach Perfect (diluted with water and painted).
  • Die cut a dot edge on the vellum with Paper Smooches – Dots & Dashes wise die. And adhere this on an angle and behind the top of the panel and fold over the front of the card. Cut off the excess edges on each side. (I added some tape behind where the flowers were going to be). Adhere this panel to card front with atg.
  • White emboss the sentiment from Altenew’s Magnolias for Her.
  • Stamp X 2 flowers and X 3 leaves from Altenews Beautiful Day (inks – MFT Hybrid Steel Gray / Sour Apple – Dye inks Limelight / Coral Crush / Peach Bellini) Die cut these and use double sided tape to add them to the card front. Pop up the top flower only with foam tape.

    Be sure to pop on over to the Time Out Blog to check out how our design team was inspired.  And be sure to check out our amazing guest designer,  Birgit.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dream Big

A very dear friend of mine's daughter just committed to Wittenberg University for volleyball. She's going into her junior year of high school next year.  Of course, I'm so pleased for her so I had to give her a card along with a small gift to congratulate her.  This Verve stamp set was sitting out on my desk...and the card very quickly came together.  The school colors are red and white...thus the red butterfly.  I'm entering this over at CASology where the current challenge is congratulations.

I had intended to stamp more this weekend, but instead went on a major cleaning and purging spree in my craft room. I have tons of stamps and dies for sale on my For Sale page. Take a look if you're interested! I also spent time watching the Olympic trials...I love watching the Olympics and look forward to happening.
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

For Sale Post

Good morning,
I just updated my For Sale page with several more sets and dies.  Feel free to shop!  Message me at if  you are interested. Thank you!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time Out Reminder: For the Record

We're back with another challenge at Time Out. Our challenge theme is masculine with an optional twist of mixed media. I decided to make a fun, little rocker birthday card...perfect for one of my boys to give a friend or cousin.

We're being sponsored by STAMPlorations with a gift certificate plus a random draw for those who twist -prize one ARTploration stencil.

Be sure to pop on over to the Time Out Blog to check out how our design team was inspired.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Curtain Call Reminder: Thanks

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge! I had so much fun playing along with this challenge I had to make another card.  These pineapples are from Concord and 9th. I love their stamps and this set is no exception. The sweet little flowers that go with them are perfect.  

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Thanks a Bunch

I mentioned Saturday that I had time to play along with some challenges. I also cleaned up my crafting space a bit and found this Altenew flower I stamped on my stamping weekend back in February along with the twine that came with some new stamps. was the perfect time to play along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge:  Thanks Twine.  I love a good, clean, crisp thank you card and my stash needs several more of these!
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