Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color Throwdown #407

I know..... shocking! I've been creating like a mad woman this week and it feels FANTASTIC!!! It's been way too long!  I am going to share one more project I got done today and this will probably be it for the weekend. I ran across this week's color combo over at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog and knew I needed to play along. This card might not count for their rules because I created a digital graphic and printed it and scrapped with it but that's okay. Sometimes when I have a certain quote or phrase stuck in my head and I want to create something using it there isn't always a stamp just right for the job. SO I MAKE ONE. ha ha  Anyway.... here's the color challenge.  My Card. And then the graphic I made to print and use on this card. Feel free to save it and use it too on something if you'd like. I don't mind sharing. In fact... I have many more freebie graphics on the side of my blog you're more than welcome to use. If you do, I would just appreciate a link back here with a shout out. That's always nice to have!  
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  




MFT Color Challenge #52

So I have to confess I was wildly intimidated by this new color combo for challenge 52 cause I tend to create mostly with bright colors.... gray is a HARD color for me to process creatively speaking. But I was itching to incorporate that brick stencil somehow on a project cause I had still never used it. As I was looking through my MFT Stamps last night I ran across this one from the Cute Critters set and it struck me as "Graffiti" style lettering so I knew right away what I would do with it! Pretty excited with how this turned out! Can you see the glitter in the heart? I'm a little obsessed with that stuff right now. HA!!!! If you'd like to play along with the current Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things CLICK HERE. Have a happy Saturday friends! Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, August 26, 2016

Paper Smooches Monthly Challenge

Hi there and Happy Friday!  I'm super excited to share this fun card with you today.  I know, I know!!!! Stop with the pre-mature Christmas cards already! But I can't help it. And I need to get a jump start on them so I have plenty to gift come December! HA!  

PLUS..... when you see WHY I was inspired to create this card you might forgive me that it's Christmas themed already! HA!  


So one of my favorite stamp companies called Paper Smooches has a monthly challenge blog and this month the theme was FRIENDSHIP.  Here's the link to the Paper Smooches Blog where you can see this challenge and all the other awesome entries.  
Here's my fun card using the Swanky Snowdudes set.
 FUN RIGHT???  I hope you can see the sparkly iridescent glitter on their bodies I added!  It just screams winter fun to me!  

 
 
Also.... before you go... I need to tell you something else that's pretty dang awesome happening over there in Paper Smooches land!  It's Pep Rally week as they are sharing their new releases! Lots of giveaways and excitement going on over there.... 

That's all for this post! Thanks for stopping by and have
 a fabulous weekend! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MFT Sketch 294

Yay! I think I am squeaking in JUST IN TIME for the current sketch contest over at MY FAVORITE THINGS.   

When I first saw it I was instantly inspired to use some retired MFT Stamps that are an old favorite and create a Halloween themed card. Halloween is my favorite Holiday in all it's fun colors and creatures and quirkiness!!! Anyway... Here's the sketch and my take on it. Can't wait to see the NEW sketch tomorrow! Hope you have a great day! ARRGH!! 

OH!!! And I don't want to forget sharing this little gem. Sometimes if I can't find just the right embellishment or stamp to fit the look I'm trying to achieve then I create little graphics over at PicMonkey.com and then add those to my creations like I did here. And it was just the right touch of sentiment and Pirate flair!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

MFT Color Challenge #51

I love Sundays. I love to get to church each week and fill my spiritual cup. Now that our block moved to 8am that means I get a little quiet time that rarely happens while my teenagers take their beloved naps and my littles play legos, read, and color or create too. I love that I can come home and put on my pj's cause the rest of the day is spent relaxing at home. 
I am excited to share this card I created this afternoon based on the current Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things. Since we still have temps that feel like Summer... this color combo screams happy and summery and inspirational to me. One of my favorite stamps sets from MFT that I used for the message on this card is actually on sale right now so go get Chalkboard Greetings Too before it's gone forever! I posted a photo of the
whole set below so you can see it. 
Here's my card that was inspired by Color Challenge #51 with some fun black accents. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love some polka dots so that addition is no surprise. 


I also found a couple of amazing inspirational images using the same quote that I thought I would leave you with!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am excited to 
update it more frequently! Have a fabulous Sunday!! 




Monday, January 4, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch 261

Hi and welcome and thanks so much for stopping by my newly freshened up blog!  It's been a tad neglected over the last few years as I've not been able to play with paper as much as my crafty heart desires.  It is however a NEW YEAR and I've promised myself to make it a priority to give myself some creative time at least once a week.  So I'm super excited to share the card I made for the current Sketch at My Favorite Things.  I adore their products and don't have as many as I would like but this is the card I created using flower dies, paper, ink, and stamps. It's major basic but should make the recipient smile!  Thanks again for stopping by and have a fabulous week!  




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sketch Day & THRIVE delivery

Today they shared a new sketch over at My Favorite Things Challenge Blog. Loved this sketch so much I knew right away how I would interpret it with the products I had to play along with.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE February as a month for paper-crafting. I have a weakness for hearts and reds and pinks so of course it will reflect in my creations.  Here's the sketch for this two weeks: 

And here's my take on it: 


Supplies:

Another reason I am super excited today is I got a LeVel package with lots of amazing goodies in it but MOSTLY I was excited to get the new Pink Camo DFT
 they just released!  
Thrive truly does amazing things for people. In ways 
I could never explain. 
and thank goodness I don't have to. I just love sharing how it's helping people and sending samples for people to try it themselves. Easy Peasy!  I've never found anything that works so well and is so easy to do as a business before. I don't have time for home shows, parties or chasing people down all the time and Thrive just WORKS so of course I was stalking my Fed Ex guy today! HA!
Isn't this pretty!!! You should read how it's helping people!!  Here's a post on Facebook I started and asked my friends, customers and fellow promoters to chime in on about how they have been affected by Thrive.  The comments will amaze you.  It's the real deal!  I can send you a sample if you're interested!  Let me know 
and thanks for stopping by! 


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Have a great week!  Thrive on!