Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time Out: Many Thanks

Hello's time for the reminder post over at Time Out so I have a fun little winter card for you.  Our theme is winter with the optional twist of making an all neutral or white on white card. I decided not to go with the twist this time but to make a winter theme thank you with a few little snowflake stamps from our sponsor Uniko studios.  Uniko is offering a gift certificate for a random winner of those who twist.  

I hope you come play along with us over at Time Out!  And of course, check out our amazing guest designer Claire!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thank You (in stitches!)

I don't know about you, but I'm still in love with all of the stitched dies that are out there.  And this month's Frantic Stamper release certainly does not disappoint with more fabulous stitched dies! With the new year, it was time for me to stock up on thank you notes.  I never need to have enough in my stash.  To make my card, I used the new Chevron Edger #2 die three four times...three on solid card stock and once on the plaid paper.  I then used the Elementals #17 die to cut out the adorable button and the sentiment rectangle.  A card that would be very easy to reproduce!  And of course, I love the pink, blue and white color combo!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Always Thinking of You

Having the week off between Christmas and New Year's meant lots of time to create which makes me oh so happy!  My mum was asking for a card set for one of her very dear friends so I set about making cards to include in her card set. And of course, I'm always looking for challenges to play along with too so in came the current Inkspirational challenge.  Instead of going for the New Year's or celebration theme from the inspiration photo I chose to be inspired by the colors. Love the combination of gold, black and white.  Thinking of you cards are also always handy to have too.  

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Nick!

Happy Monday my friends.  Popping in with a post to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Nick (for St. Nicholas).  This sweet little guy arrived as a surprise to our family on Christmas Eve.  The boys are in love (especially Ryan and Marcel). He's a sweet Australian shepherd. Smart boy...but he's confined to our kitchen and family room for now until he's trained.  

Marcel loves him. This seems to be their multiple times per day ritual where Nick gives Marcel some serious puppy kisses.  

So this month's Frantic Stamper release which is focused on the animals we love was perfect to share today!  This one will likely go to Ryan at college since he is bummed knowing that when he next comes home Nick will likely be a lot bigger. This card is using three new dies from this month's release:  Dog Paw Print Set; Bobble Head Sweet Pea; Elementals #17.  All kinds of adorableness in this month's release for our furry friends!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year my friends.  Happy to be popping in with a card to celebrate the new year. My cousin, Sandie, is guest designer over at Less Is More and there are so many fabulous cards there for their current challenge of adding dimension to your card.    I thought this verse from Verve was perfect for the new year.  You'll need to zoom in closely to see the dimension from the PTI linen impression plate.  I love a CAS card with a touch of dimension.  The sentiment panel is also popped up to add a touch of dimension too.  Yes...I might be pushing it a bit but my CAS loving heart loves this card :)  

I hope your new year gets off to a great start and that the new year brings lots of crafty time for you.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Time Out: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

I hope you are all having a fabulous week and hopefully you are like me and have the week off work. I'm happy to say that the week off has involved a bit of crafting..that is my perfect week off if I do say so myself.  So today, I'm back with a reminder card for the current challenge over at Time Out. Our challenge is to be inspired by words:

'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'

I think you can see how I was inspired...always love a good sentiment and the dream catcher seemed perfect for the inspiration words and sentiment. Please come on over and play with us at Time Out!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wishing You Blessings Beyond Measure

Happy happy Friday friends. This is my last day of work for a week. Yahoo!  This card was made especially with Collin's speech teacher in mind. She is so dedicated and absolutely wonderful for him and I though this sentiment was just perfect.  This is the first time in way too long that I've used the PTI Linen Impression plate. I love the touch of texture it adds...I really need to get that out more often.

I hope all of your Christmas preparations are done and that you're able to relax!  xoxo

ETA:  This Verve Set was used for the sentiment.