Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CAS(E) this sketch #107 & TIME OUT Challenge #23

Did your heart skip a beat when you saw this sketch?  Mine did.  At 12:20am. Climbed into bed around 2:30am. But I did get this card finished!

The DT projects and the gallery cards are incredible! So many different approaches to this great sketch and tons of inspiration.

This card will also join another of my V-day cards in the gallery at Time Out Challenge #23.

We are in the middle of a snowy, snowy day that is forecast to turn to freezing rain! In January!  In Manitoba!!! Something is not right! 

We're off to Calgary early tomorrow morning to visit our daughter (and hopefully a wee visit with Carol - Just Me C).  It's a 12 hour drive which can be exhausting if the roads aren't great! 

The card details - CTMH white base, SSS heart dies, AC paper, AE slopes/hills die, and MFT alphabet and the lovely Miss Stella supplied the sparkle (love that stuff!).

Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy crafting!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CASology - Friend

Sneaking in just before the door is ready to close at CASology - Week 130 - Friend.

Easy peasy and ultra clean & simple! A $1 stamp from Michaels, inked up with Memento Grape Jelly. The photo makes the ink look black on the butterfly...but it's the same Grape Jelly! 

The wings are simply winked with Stella as color seemed to compromise the simplicity of the design!  Lovely shimmer in real life.Three wee blings and done like dinner!

Tons of amazing designs by the DT and in the gallery. 

Happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

TIME OUT Challenge #23 & SSS Have a Heart

A quick post to share a card that I made that was totally inspired by the design of this amazing card created by Ardyth and the fun colors in this amazing card created by Jean Manis. 

I'm entering my card in Time Out Challenge #23 where we have been given the option of adding hearts to our creations. So many "love"-ly cards, crafted by the talented DT gals that will have your heart going pitter-patter!

It's also headed over to SSS Wednesday have-a-heart challenge where you will find inspiration galore from the DT and the 260 and counting entries!

Square Nestabilities (with their bottoms cut off), AC textured cardstock, part of a SU sentiment and CTMH cardstock! 

Done! It took longer to get a good photo than it did to make the card! 

And...another card that had me smiling with just one try!  Must be something I'm drinking!

Happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Where did I get this cute "Cozy Christmas by Julie" stamp set you ask?  Well, it was a gift from my dear friend Darnell. She spoiled all of us with fabulous crafting goodies during our BABES adventure! A sincerely kind and generous soul :)

So apropos to ink it up for the first time for NBUS #3!

BTW, did you know that apropos is a real word?  I had no idea! I thought it was a texting shortcut word for appropriate! 56 years old and still learning!

Stamped the little houses with Momento inks. Added a SU sentiment and popped up the panel with some foam dots. Quick & simple (if you don't count the 5 remakes that were trashed due to inking mishaps!).

NBUS #3 closes at noon tomorrow, so get crafting!

BTW, did you notice the new watermark?  Would you like one for your blog? Get started by contacting Kylie, who offers amazing, speed of light customer service and great technical help.


Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Okay fabulously funky are these "LOVE" letters and weathered barn boards? You'll find tons of inspiration from the CCC  gals - check it out!

I think this may be a record - I made a card that I liked on the first try! It's graphic, but in a soft way. Perhaps it's the lovely movement in the sentiment font, a new SSS acquisition. I've popped up the hearts to add a bit of dimension. 

BTW, the colors are beautifully pink-ish and co-ordinate nicely in real life! 

My card is also heading over to Darnell's blog (yes....THE  Darnell, with 763 followers and counting) for her NBUS Challenge #3.

Darnell is a dear friend with a smile that lights up the world, a kind heart and a sense of humor that will make you smile all over your face. If you haven't already linked up to NBUS #3 you best get busy because the gate closes at noon on January 22nd!

Happy crafting!

BTW, did you notice the new watermark?  Would you like one for your blog? Get started by contacting Kylie, who offers amazing, speed of light customer service and great technical help.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

the Card Concept Challenge - One Year Anniversary

...the lovely shimmer of the paper, so pretty IRL

Wow - how time flies when you're having fun! 

I've thoroughly enjoyed this past year...visiting your blogs, meeting new people, delighting my senses with your amazing creations and enjoying the comradery of our crafting world. Your endless creativity is so inspiring! You should see my 'Must CASE''s huge!!!

The moment I saw the challenge photo I had a 'ping' (quoting my BFF Bev). I love the pink & white striped paper...but it was the wee box in the top left hand corner of the photo and the angle of the partially removed lid that really caught my eye and influenced my design. 

I created a Silhouette cut file, pierced a border on the angled panel, popped it up with some foam tape and added the rhinestones to the bottom panel. Nice dimension in real life.

I'm sure that most of you are anxious to get your craft on now that the hustle & bustle of the holiday season has passed so why not play along with us at CCC ?

Happy crafting!