Thursday, April 30, 2015

Card Concept #34 & SSS Wednesday Challenge


Hey crafters! We have a new challenge up at CCC! Soft, pretty colors with polka dots AND stripes!

I chose to focus on the darker shades of blue & pink in the flowers.  My card is a 'ramped up' version of these colors because I wanted to use my new Hero Arts Neon Blue and Neon Pink ink. Sooooo vibrant in real life! 

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental wants to see the sentiment taking center stage on our card! The big, bold Congrats does just that! 

It seems that I'm stuck on this CAS layout but it makes me happy, so here it is once again! I used a wee SU flower and an ancient Studio G congrats stamp (masked off the grad hat). I added a stitched border to anchor the stamped images.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy...if you don't count the 12 ruined attempts at getting the flowers all lined up. Wrecked one on the last image - grrrrr....that really stings!

I've spent very little time in my craft room these past two weeks. We are enjoying some lovely spring temps with lots of sunshine so I've chosen to play outside instead!

We'd love to see your creations in the CCC gallery. Stop by and take a peek at all the lovely cards the DT have created for your viewing pleasure :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting :)

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!