Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Card Concept #33

Yes...I know...ANOTHER amazing photo! Definitely one of the coolest baby rooms ever!

Nothing too much to 'splain about my card...the zig-zag border inspired by the chevrons, the polka dots from the blanket and a bit of a 'stripe' from the wall!

You may have noticed that the card on the main blog and the card in this post are not the same! The grey base seemed to overpower the I switched back to a white base.

Here's a pic of the grey base:

I know that this week's inspiration photo will have the  gallery overflowing with amazing creations. I can hardly wait to see what you create :)

Happy crafting!

:) Geri

Friday, April 10, 2015

showCASe Your Style & SSS April Flowers

A side view highlighting the popped up panel:

Edited to add a big Thank You to the DT for choosing my card as one of the Style Favorites :)

My card is headed to showCASe Your Style #12:

and to SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog where the theme is April Showers/Spring Flowers:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

My card was totally inspired by this stunning creation by my dear friend and neighbor to the west....Carol from "Just Me C". 

I love the beautiful, vibrant colors that Carol used and the 'movement' of the floral images'.  One quick call to Carol (is 45 minutes considered quick?) for the "how to's" of this cool technique and I was off to my craft room to give it a whirl!

I used my new Ranger Dye Ink - Caribbean Coast. I ordered the full set of 12 and so far, I love, love, love the ink. Nice coverage and gorgeous colors! The stamp may have come from the $1 bin at Michaels ???  

BTW, the sentiment IS stamped with the same color ink! So why-oh-why does the darn thing look okay in the side view photo but darker/yuckier in the top pic ???

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Product and Simply Create Too Challenge #82 product arrived from SSS.  I have seen this die used throughout blogland and decided that I really, REALLY needed it! For guy cards of course. 

I prefer the angle of the dots leading into the sentiment (middle green card) as it seems to draw the eye to the top right corner.  The angle of dots leading away from the sentiment (card 1 and 3) seems awkward and somewhat disjointed. 

Now as long as I remember this next time I use the die, all will be well!

This trio will be headed to Anything Goes -Simply Create Too
Happy crafting!

CAS(E) This Sketch, Simply Create Too & Addicted to Stamps #139 - CAS

Hey ladies... I'm tickled pink for a shout-out as one of your favs! Thanks!

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend.

This year we skipped the traditional turkey in favor of slow roasted BBQ ribs, a nice plump oven roasted chicken, a few salads, bbq potatoes and pumpkin pie! Yuuuuummmy!

Awesome sketch this week at  CAS(E) This Sketch.  As usual, the DT rocked it with their awesome creations! So many innovative ideas!

I'm also entering this card into the current Simply Create Too - Anything Goes Challenge #82 and Addicted to Stamps #139 - CAS.

A happy face popped into my head so I ran with it! I tweaked a Silhouette cut file to create my smiley elements and the top aperture panel, which is popped up with foam tape to create a recessed area for the smiley faces. Nice depth in real life.

I've finished off the 'happy, happy....' with a big, bold 'birthday' on the inside.

There is still a bit of time to get your entry in, so you best get crackin'.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy crafting :)

Friday, April 3, 2015


Welcome back to another fun round of paper crafting wonderfulness!

An easy peasy, quick & simple creation! A bit of washi tape, some yummy coral paper, a sweet inlaid PS die and tons of white space! 

I'm keeping this post short today as the lovely spring weather is calling! The Robins have returned so my daily ritual of scattering raisins (until the worms wake up!) and filling the bird bath with warm water every morning has begun! Glad to help the wee winged beauties until the snow disappears.

The  CCC design team has once again created some amazing cards that will have you abandoning daily chores awaiting your attention in favor of craft room play time!

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Happy crafting!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CASology - Style, NBUS #4 & Simply To Create Anything Goes



                                                             Simply Create Too

Stamping & paper piercing - tough to get any simpler! A sweet PTI stamp that reminds me of the weave on a basket which resulted in this CAS easter card. BTW, the last image is stamped with a lovely warm shade of peach and is very pretty in real life (as opposed to the blah coral color that refused to be tweaked in Photoshop).

My card is headed in three directions:

The first challenge is over at CASology where the cue word is Style. My interpretation may be a stretch, but there are others in the gallery that interpreted "Style" as referring to a card making style. So, I'm throwing my card into the ring with my usual Clean & Simple style.

The second challenge quite likely needs no introduction because Darnell is mega famous in blog land for her NBUS challenges.  The NBUS that I've used is a Papertrey Ink stamp set that my dear friend and fellow BABE Bev (thanks pal) tucked in my craft box before we left our crafting getaway at the Lakehouse. NBUS #4 closes at midnight on March 31st, so get busy if you haven't already entered.

The third fun challenge is Simply Create Too - Anything Goes! You really need to pop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the gallery...tons of inspiration from all the amazing projects that are posted!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


2015-03 A big than you to the DT for choosing "Bun Bun" as one of the favorites!

Popping in with a quick post to share my card that missed the CASology "Blossom" deadline! It likely was a bit of a stretch anyway....

"Bun Bun" by Penny Black, sentiment by Hampton Arts, Copics and a bit of dazzle courtesy of Stella. I know I sound like a broken record but in real life the pink is much softer and the aqua more vibrant. 

We are in the middle of a ca-razy blizzard! Honestly, I can barely see the house across the street and the snow is forecast to continue until noon tomorrow.  Hmmmmm....snow day? Thankfully the temps are mild.

Happy crafting! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Edited to Add:

My dear friend Darnell suggested the following challenges for this card (thanks Darnell!)

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #137 - Make Your Mark where you are to tell your readers what your 'mark' is. My 'mark' is the Penny Black image that I stamped using Momento Die Ink.

- and Simply Create Too - Challenge 81 with a theme of Easter or Bunnies! 

Did you know that Darnell has just posted NBUS Challenge #4
Don't dilly-dally because this fun challenge closes March 31st. And there are prizes! Darnell is generously giving away 5 - $25 gift certificates from any US company!!! How sweet is that?

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Our dear friend Kim has a birthday today
And we're getting together to party and play

She crafts, she sews, she bakes and she teaches
And lives really close to some beautiful beaches.

Over at Bev's house you'll find treats & great fun
With cake and yummy goodies, second to none!

Kim's creations feature colors so bright
And never fail to amaze and delight

Her talent in endless, she's sweet as can be
I've been lucky to meet her in real life, you see

A soul so kind, generous and sweet
I'm so very thankful we were able to meet

In real life, we crafted at a house on a lake
And nibbled on yummy, baked walnut cake

We all hit it off from the very first day
And can hardly wait for the next trip to play

Sweet wishes Miss Kim for a day that was fun
My poem's now over and off I will run

To craft my next card, the deadline is near
Ooops, I've missed it - oh dang it, oh dear!!!

Hope you had a swell day pal!