Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fusion: Happy Birthday

Hello!  It's time for a Fusion Challenge.  Last challenge I went 100% in on the sketch and this time I'm 100% on the inspiration photo.  I loved all the stripes so I added a grungy type stripe to my card with the vibrant yellows and then followed the floral lead with a touch of soft blue. This card went to my niece a few weeks ago for her 18th birthday!  Man is time flying!  I'll have an 18 year old in just a couple of short weeks!

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1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy {and Jonathon's Confirmation}

Popping in really quickly this morning to share a card for the current CAS(E) this Sketch. Unfortunately, I have two more sympathy cards to send this week.  Several of my friends have lost family members over the last couple of weeks. Long battles with cancer where it is so hard to lose their family member yet their is gratitude for their family member being out of pain.

On a much happier note, Jonathon was confirmed last Wednesday night.  Uncle Tim was his sponsor and Nana/PopPop, Nana and Uncle Neal/Aunt Cindy were there to support him.  He is absolutely blooming before our eyes.  I love watching him grow up and see where his passions take him. He surprised us by being one of the few students who popped up to answer the bishop's questions during mass.  He's just started track this year and received the news this week that he moved up from the B team to the A team. The most important part is he's so happy!  Very proud of him!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PaperSmooches Sparks: The Big 16th!

It's time for a PaperSmooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge!

We celebrated our nephew, Connor's 16th birthday, over Easter weekend, so I had to have a card for his special occasion.  Originally, I set out to make him a grunge or sports type card but then quickly spotted this fun little car from the My Guy set...and the rest was history!

Love how this fun little card came together. I used the following PaperSmooches goodies:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wish Big

Being the mom of four boys, I am always in need of cards for my boys.  My 11 year old is heading off to a sleepover for a friend this weekend so it was an great opportunity to use the new Frantic Stamper Spitfire die.  The detail on this die is awesome.  I love the subtle lines showing the detail of the plane and the touch of portions that are cut out to emphasize the design.

The plan is definitely periodic so I added a touch of a red, white and blue feel.  To finish off the card I used a touch of patterned paper and the birthday sentiment.  Simple...but certainly packs a punch!

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Spitfire

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time Out: Your Courage Inspires Me

Welcome Back!  It's time for another challenge over at Time Out!  This week we're inspired by words:
You Can't Make a Rainbow Without a Little Rain

This inspiration shouted about courage. So...I made a rainbow of hearts knowing that this would be sent to a friend with love and encouragement.

Our guest designer is Michele!  Please be sure to pop on over to her blog to be inspired by her creations! She is a rock star at using her die cuts.

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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Your Confirmation {his and hers}

It feels a bit strange to have a Confirmation mass on a week night, but tonight we will be celebrating Jonathon's confirmation.  I guess it works better for the bishop to schedule it this way. Jonathon is really blooming this year and it is wonderful to watch him try new things.  He'll have his first track meet tomorrow and is thoroughly enjoying it.  We're really proud of him for being a kind, giving and hard working young man.

Our Godchild is also being confirmed tonight so I made a his and hers cards. stamping news, tried out my MISTI.  Love it!   I also made two First Communion cards (one for Marcel and one for my nephew). I'm going to enjoy having the MISTI for mass production.  How about you?  Have you purchased a MISTI?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sending Hugs and Prayers

So are you are a Pinterest person?  I am...but go in fits and spurts depending on when I have time.  My card today is inspired a card I had pinned on Pinterest here.  Love how crisp and clean the stamping is on the inspiration card.  This card is immediately going in the mail to a friend who lost her step dad.  Too many sympathy cards have been leaving my house over the last few weeks.  All of the stamps are from PaperSmooches.