Friday, August 30, 2013

Fairy Bee Birthday

This sweet Mo Manning image was perfect for my niece for her tenth birthday (she has a very similar face) and it immediately made me think of her. The theme over at the Outlawz Paper a la Mode challenge is "anything goes". This theme is always one of our favourites and I welcome you to join us!

Close Up: so you can see all that wonderful shimmer :)


Cardstock: MFT and X-Press It
Pattern Paper: Echo Park and Simple Stories
Digi Stamp: Mo Manning
Flowers: Prima and unknown
Die: Paper Smooches
Stamps: Paper Smooches; SSS; There She Goes
Gems: Bazzill
Button: MFT
Other: Wink of Stella Pen, Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Things with wings
Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Have a great labour day weekend,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Sky's the Limit Birthday

Hello all! I have a new card today for the Paper a la Mode (PAM) challenge over at the Outlawz. If you are not a member already, you should come join us! It is lots of fun and there are tonnes of great prizes every month. My card today is for my daughter's birthday! She will be turning 11 this week. I made a shaker card earlier in the summer and she loved it soooo much, so I can't to wait to see her face when she opens this.

This pic is in the bright sunlight so you can see the subtle sparkle - as well shaker pieces are at the bottom.

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Craft Foam: Creatology
DP: Echo Park, Lawn Fawn
Stamps: MFT (PI girl), Lawn Fawn (the sky's the limit) , Paper Smooches (happy birthday), Gina K (clouds)
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail (Ranger)
Dies: Sizzix (circles), SSS (shaker pieces - hearts and stars)
Markers: copic
Other: wink of stella, beads etc - unknown

Challenges I would like to enter:

Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Make It Monday - always anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs - birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Pennys Challenge #141 - dies and / or punches
CMC Copic Challenge - anything goes


Woohoo! So very cool to be featured for my beautiful daughter's special birthday card!

Enjoy your Saturday! I am off to see my sister who is here from San Diego for a short visit!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Sparkly Hello

A quick post today for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week, which is a colour challenge. I decided to join in as I have a hard time with color schemes that don't include pink and am trying to push myself to consider other color palettes more regularly. :) I also had to decorate an envelope (which actually corresponds more to the inside of the card), but wanted to try out a new stamp set (for me) from Cas-ual Fridays. It has tonnes of great fun words and hope to create a card with those next. I had already started this card when my package arrived in the mail. Woohoo!

Anyhoo, the glitter paper is DCWV glitter stack. The cardstock is MFT as are the dies. The stamps are CAS-ual Fridays (splotch), SSS (dotted line on envie) and Hero Arts (inside greeting). Ink is Hero Arts and Memento.  To make the card, I die cut the hello and arrow where I wanted it in the background paper and then die cut the images again with the colors I wanted to fill with. That's it ... easy peasy! :)

Edited to add this challenge (ran out of time when I was posting yesterday):

Make It Monday - always anything goes

Thanks for stopping in,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Slam Dunk - Birthday

Today I am sharing a card that I have created for my middle son's birthday. He becomes a teenager tomorrow! EEeek! That's two in the house now. LOL! Anyhoo, this card also happens to be my first card and post as an Outlawz Paper-a-la-mode designer. Wooohooo! Today's challenge theme is Birthdays - what great timing! Please be sure to stop by and join us!

Supplies Used:
Digi Stamp: Mo Manning Slam Dunk
Stamps: SSS (happy birthday) , unknown (numbers)
Inside created: computer generated : font from: Darcy Baldwin fontography
Cardstock, Twine and Dies: MFT
Image printed on X-Press It
Markers: copic
Pattern Paper: MME, Echo Park

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Creative Corner Challenges - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - anything goes for kids
One Crazy Stamper - Birthdays
Mos Digital Challenge - something sweet and as my kids would say "Basketball and Birthdays are Sweet Mom"(hope this counts)
Color me Creative Classroom - anything goes

Yay! My card was chosen to be featured at the Outlawz!

Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

More CAS Triangles!

Hello! I am back with more CAS triangle cards. I was on the Trendy Triangles board on Pinterest by Cath Edvalson and just had to make a couple more thank you cards (as I never seem to have enough of those). Of course the Trendy Triangles Challenge over at Moxie Fab World is still open, so I will be entering the pink one in the challenge. I used generation stamping to create an ombre effect (something I have also been wanting to try). The two blue cards have wink of Stella glitter pen (might be a little addicted to the shine - ha ha) on three random triangles. It is hard to see in the photo, but any that look a little greyish or spotty is the glitter. I really need to find a way to photograph it so it shows - any ideas or tips would be appreciated! :) Both the paper and triangle stamps are MFT. The greetings are either Paper Smooches or SSS. Sequins are dollar store.

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog is having a monochromatic challenge, so I am also entering my cards in that challenge as well.


Both blue cards have the same inside greeting:

Other Challenges I would like to enter:

Inklings and Yarns - anything goes
Stamps Fun Creativity - anything goes
Make It Monday #153 - anything goes


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thanks so much!

I am in need of a few thank you cards. Here is a quick one I put together using some of my favorite Paper Smooches products.


Kraft Cardstock: Gina K
White Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Stamps and Die Cut: Paper Smooches
Markers: Tombow
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Glossy Accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday #153 - anything goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - photo inspiration
ETA: I would like to add this to the Paper Smooches guest designer search.

Have a fab day,

Monday, August 12, 2013

CAS Triangles

Hello! My card today was inspired by this card by Jennifer McGuire. I have played around a bit with my triangle stamps and dies with MFT and it took me awhile to get them into a card. I used Smooth White cardstock from MFT and a variety of hero arts inks. The hello and heart stamp are Simon Says Stamp as is the inside greeting. Where it looks like small white dots in the picture is actually wink of Stella added for shine to accent a few of the triangles. I couldn't get it photograph with the shimmer as well as I would have liked. You can see it a little better on the triangle on the inside of the card.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - always anything goes

I would like to add Moxie Fab World - Trendy Triangles Challenge. I am loving all of the inspiration over there!

Have a happy crafty day,

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Birthday (Sarah Kay)

I have been waiting awhile to have some time to do a card that wasn't CAS and to pull out my copics and sit and color. Well that opportunity arose today with a little rain :). I was inspired by the Outlawz alcohol marker theme - Hot Summer Fun! This sweet Sarah Kay image is one of my favourites. The card stock is Gina K and MFT and the DP is Echo Park. The bling is CTMH and the greetings are from two different Gina K sets. Ribbon is from Michaels.

Close Up - can you see the sparkle in the flower centres, her bow on her hat, pocket & belt?
A card this sweet needed a cute envelope - Simon Says Stamps for envelope

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday #152 - always anything goes
Card Mania Challenge - summer blooms
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes including a handmade bow
Created with love challenges - anything goes
The Kraft Journal - Layers with Kraft (my base is Kraft)
Crazy Challenge Blog - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - birthday (must use ribbon)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Birthday
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

**Update: Card Mania Honorable Mention - so cool!
The Kraft Journal: Layers Challenge - Top Three - woohoo! 

Have a fabulous day,