Sunday, November 29, 2015

May Blessings be Yours This Christmas


Happy Sunday everyone!  I squeezed in some studio time this week in between writing report cards (totally new report program that is NOT user friendly) to make this card for PTI’s Make it Monday Challenge.  Dawn made a gorgeous poinsettia card and though I could have CASEd it exactly, I chose to use her old poinsettia set instead.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!



Friday, November 27, 2015

Wonderful Marvelous You ~ Viva La Verve


Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m the hostess over on the Viva La Verve blog so head over there for all the details on how you could win a whole lotta Verve this month by playing along with our sketches! 


This card should have arrived at my son’s place by today.  You see, it’s his birthday tomorrow so I mailed it on Monday to make sure it arrived in time for his special day.  When I went to make this card, I had the idea of a whole bunch of starts in different sizes and papers stacked on top of each other.  I even threw on some tiny wood stars!  And as I usually do for Jake’s birthday post, here are a few photos :)  Have a great day!



A Day Old


University grad

stamps: Small Phrases, Wonderful Marvelous (Verve)

dies: Starry Die (Verve)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joy ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Welcome friends!  I’m participating in the PTI November Blog Hop today with a card inspired by this gorgeous photo…


I focused in on the white frame against the grey background along with the green ornaments (translated as jingle bells on my card!).  A bit of sparkle with some silver cardstock and Frosted Snowfall Sequin Mix and this card is one shakin’ bit of joyful fun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!




Friday, November 20, 2015

Merry Christmas ~ Viva la Verve Friday


Greetings everyone and TGIF!  It’s full blown Christmas card making here in the studio!  Today’s card uses this week’s Viva La Verve sketch.  I grabbed some Bo Bunny patterned paper and Verve’s Weary World stamp set and Starry Stable dies for my card today.

Head over to the Viva La Verve blog for all the details on how you could win some great Verve by playing all month long.  It’s a great way to stay on top of those Christmas cards!  Have a lovely weekend!



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Feel Better ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Good morning!  There’s a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge up and this time we’re inspired by this photo…


This really was a challenge for me!  I have NO fox images in my stamp stash…can you believe it?!  The Curtain Call team tried to help out saying I could focus on the cup image or use any cute little critter.  I loved these ideas and dug out my PTI Cuppa Love die that I had never used! Yikes!  I poured over all my patterned paper, hoping to find a fox image, but nothing.  The last place I looked was in my new Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I turned over a piece of patterned paper and there he was!  Little Mr. Fox!  Score!  The papers match perfectly with this packet of tea that I love when I lose my voice.  I will tuck one into this card and save it for the next coworker who loses his/her voice!

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thanks ~ PTI Make it Monday


Hello!  Sneaking in another card this weekend for PTI’s Make it Monday challenge.  I stayed pretty true to Ashley’s card as I had the same coverplate…why mess with a good thing, right?  I was happy to experiment again with my Kuretake watercolours.  With this technique I almost look like I’m a bonafide watercolour artist!  Woohoo!  I won’t tell if you don’t tell :)  Thanks for stopping by!  The dh and I are off soon on date night…Spectre (hello, Daniel Craig!) and then dinner!  Hope you’re having a great weekend :)



25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Clearly Besotted Style

 Hello everyone!  Today I'm excited to join in all the fun over at Tracey's blog for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags celebration, Clearly Besotted style!

 I hadn't used the  Merry Kissmas stamp and die set from October's release but had left them out specifically for this Christmas Tag celebration.  The dh and I LOVE mistletoe and actually leave our "faux" mistletoe up all year :)  No mistake there! {insert Kiss, Kiss here}.  The dh is also a notorious present shaker and peeker so I had to add this vellum overlay with a sentiment from Eat Drink Be Merry.

 Head over to Tracey's blog to see more inspiration from the Clearly Besotted Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!

 what's in it?  

stamps: Merry Kissmas, Eat Drink Be Merry (Clearly Besotted Stamps), "to" from 2012 Tags (PTI)
paper: white, vellum (PTI) 
ink: soft stone, spring moss (PTI), onyx (versamark)
accessories: Merry Kissmas die collection,(Clearly Besotted) Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), twine, bookmark die (PTI), white embossing powder
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