Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Man-Tastic at the Moxie Fab World

The inspiration:

.... just a few quick details for now (it is waaaaay past my bedtime)

Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World has an awesome Man-Tastic color combo happening! Check it out people:  Tuesday Trigger: Man-tastic!

Will finish my post tomorrow!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sympathy Card

A bit of masking, a $1.50 Studio G stamp from Michael's (stamped 3 times), retired Mellow Moss SU ink and a SU sentiment.  Done!

Mellow Moss is such a soothing color - perfect for a sympathy card. 

Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #160

.... tons of ideas running through my head with this sketch. 

My color selection was inspired by the colors that Michelle (Amusing Michelle)used on  her have to check this one out!  Thanks Michelle!

I didn't have the exact colors that she used but I think I came close enough (again better in real life).  I tried several different items for the top left corner but everything just seemed to take away from the 'Friend' sentiment, so I settled for three wee blingy rhinestones.

All supplies are from Stampin' Up (old, really old and some new).

Hope you can find time to link up your between the lawn mowing, flower planting, watering, etc.  Here in Canada, we wait and wait for summer to arrive and although it usually means tons of extra work (yard work) it is all well worth it.  If I find myself feeling overwhelmed from the 'to do' list, all I do is think about the -40 degree weather and I am motivated to keep rolling :)

Click to link:  Unscripted Sketches #160

Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #159

This card actually happened by accident!  My intention was to use the MFT flower die on some Sookwang paper that I had adhered to some plain white card stock. I was planning to use the flowers alone on my card.  Well, a funny happened.... 

The die did not cut right through so I was left with the cut outs on the top sticky side only. I removed the backing paper from one flower at a time and burnished in different shades of Martha Stewart sparkled dust.  Then I removed the remainder of the backing paper and did the Dazzling Diamonds glitter background.  The result in a flower inlay, although it is hard to tell in the photo.

The circles (on the sentiment banner) were punched with a hole punch. Try getting backing paper off a piece this small!!! 

The remaining layers have Sookwang on card stock with only the visible areas dusted.

The result - a blingy 'happy' something card and a craft room full of sparkle dust.  I discovered another thing too - the Swiffer duster works beautifully to get sparkles off the hardwood!

So now pop on over to see what the gals at Unscripted Sketches have prepared for you to feast on.  We would love to see your creations.  Just click to link:

Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #158

Another awesome sketch!

To me, however, this card was a challenge within a challenge. 

You may (or may not) have noticed that I love bright colors!  So venturing out into uncomfortable territory (guy card = no pink) is just that - uncomfortable!

I decided that I would be way ahead of the game by making my father-in-law's Father's Day card. Once I chose the colors, the sketch actually came together rather easily. 

I scored the paper, pieced it to create the four quadrants, matted some funky rectangles (CTMH), added the sentiment windows, and popped on a few brads.  Hmmm....might just have to make another while I am in neutral color mode :)

Lots of inspiration posted by the DT so please stop by the US blog, have a peek and share your love of this great craft with us!

Visit us as Unscripted Sketches #158 !

Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

CFC51 - CAS-UAL Fridays'

Who doesn't love a birthday party?  Cas-ual Fridays is celebrating their first birthday and they would like everyone to celebrate with them!

There are prizes and there are tons of amazing happy birthday greeting cards that have been posted. 

Click to link your birthday wishes or just stop by & say hello!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #157

I have been remiss in not thanking those of you who visit my blog, so thank you for taking the time to do so.  I hope that you are inspired to either play along with the sketch challenges or just craft for your own pleasure.

I must confess that the idea for this card was a result of visiting Cristina's amazing blog  My Paper Secret.  Check it out!

Of course, I did not have the exact stamps, so I improvised.  Had a bit of a tough time trying to find a quote that suited this image but luckily Google came through. I was surprised what appeared when I searched for 'quotes about bird houses'....

We would love to have you play along with our sketches at Unscripted Sketches but if time is tight (especially now that the weather is so nice) and you don't have time to craft, then at least check out what the DT has cooked up this week. 

Happy crafting!