Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pebbles and Unity

Hi and welcome to another Sketchy Saturday.



For my card, I kept it pretty simple, not a lot of pattern paper... not like me ;)   I used the Patio Party paper from Pebbles.

As always I like to layer but in keeping with simplicity, rather than layer a pattern paper background, I cut one out of white cardstock with my Silhouette.  I then just layered a strip of pattern paper and some washi.


The stamps are from the A Summer Story from Unity... lots of fun sets in this KOTM.  I paper pieced her bag and shirt with some of the pattern paper and mounted her on foam squares.  The word summer is from one of the sentiment stamps, I just cut it out.


Unity Stamp company is one of the sponsors of the CLC blog hop and check out this prize they are offering


so head on over to the CLC hop and do play along as there are a TON more prizes!


Playing along with:



(2 or more pattern papers AND I have linked to CLC!) 




Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring and Summer CLC Blog Hop


Hey, happy Friday!  Welcome to the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop!   Be sure to play along at the CLC BLOG... TONS of prizes up for grabs!!!

With being sick all of last week... (not sure I have ever missed a week of work before) and then away this past weekend, I have been playing catch up all week!  So I have a quick and easy card for you that is fitting because with this warm weather we have been having, I don't have a warm matcha in the morning but instead make myself a cool matcha frappucino for an afternoon snack.
I have used stamps and dies from SU! along with the sentiment from MFT and I am sure by now that you know where that 'sweet' die comes from as I have used it so often.... Echo Park.  I mounted the frame and the cup on foam squares for some dimension.



Teacher Gift Box

I am up on the Unity Blog today sharing how I created this fun teacher themed gift box... fill with chocolates and a gift card and voila...

For more information, please hop on over to the Unity blog.


Playing along with: 



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Inspired By... Hey Mister

It is time for another Inspired By challenge and it is a fun one... I wonder if you will be able to tell what I was inspired by....

I used the Hey Mister collection by My Mind's Eye and had fun with the ephemera, chipboard and stickers.


The tag in the middle has been stamped with a sentiment from Kindness Cards stamp and die from Reverse Confetti.  I then mounted the tag on foam squares for some interest.  

Here is the inspiration picture....can you tell how I was inspired?


I went with the 'Mr' and pulled out the browns as well as the stacked elements....

Now head on over to see what the design team has created and do play along!



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Caffeinated Inspiration on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today with another inspiration challenge for you....

I have used some Unity Stamps (can you see them?) head on over to the CLC blog to find out where.  The tea cup is from Altenew


Here is the inspiration.... pretty hey?  For more info and of course to play along head on over to the blog (click on photo)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mindful Monday - Morning

Welcome to the second Mindful Monday challenge.  What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is...morning

What simple pleasure relates to your morning.... first cup of coffee, new day, refreshed, goals....

For me... mornings are peaceful.  They are my time.



Once I had kids and was on 24/7 'my time' became more and more valuable.  When they were little and went to bed early, I had my evenings.  As they got older and their bedtimes got later and later... 'my time' diminished.  No more quiet as TVs, music or whatever would be in the background.   I started getting up earlier and earlier... and my day now starts at 5am - weekday or weekend - doesn't matter.  I generally don't even need to set an alarm as I am usually awake before it.




In the quiet solicitude of the early morning I check my email, facebook, blog and instagram all while enjoying my Irish Breakfast tea.... I love my mornings.



I have used the Brooke collection by Felicity Jane along with the Tea Time stamp by Honeybee stamps.  The title is cut with my Silhouette. 

I would love to hear what simple pleasures there are for you in regards to morning.... even if you are not a morning person, there must be something ;)







Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pattern Happy and MFT

Welcome to another Sketchy Saturday

I have been making a few alcohol cards lately, would you believe me if I said I don't drink?!  I don't but sometimes these types of cards are fitting for a recipient.  

I have used some papers from Pattern Happy along with new stamps (Martini Time, Spirited Sentiments )  and dies (Martini Time) from MFT, which just arrived and I had to play!


The sentiment (which is supposed to be at the bottom according to the sketch 😏) was a bit too long so I cut it in half and mounted it on foam squares... as is the glass.  

A super simple but fun card, don't you think?  

Would love to see your take on the sketch:




Friday, May 18, 2018

Get Well Soon

Feeling a bit sorry for myself as I have been sick all week.  Darn sinus pain and feeling crappy.  On the plus side, I have had more sleep this past week than I ever get and without doing my running.... my bursitis is getting better 😉

Anyways, it made me create a couple of simple get well cards... as you never know when you might need one.

I used the Case of the Blahs by Pinkfresh Studio - aptly named don't you think. 

First up, a very simple one... I used some dies from MFT (Bedside Comfort).  The kleenex box is mounted on foam squares for some dimension. 


Playing along with the Fusion challenge.... I went with the sketch: 

Next up, I used more MFT dies (Bedside Comfort) and paired them up  with the Comfort Food stamp from PTI (which has been in my stash for awhile and this is the first time inked...)

To add some interest, the frame is mounted on foam squares.  




Quick and easy teacher themed gift tags

I am up on the Unity Blog today sharing some quick and easy teacher gift tags.  Now here in Canada... we go until the end of June but I know some of you are pretty much done school for the year! Lucky!

Anyways here is my project for today, be sure to check out the Unity blog for more information.





Thursday, May 17, 2018

Inspired By... floral clusters with Carta Bella

A new Inspired By challenge is up and it is another pretty one.... I might... note I said might try to sneak in a layout inspired by it but we are heading out camping so I'm not sure.

Anyways, I used some Spring Market paper by Carta Bella along with my favorite die... chicken wire.

The flower clusters were fussy cut from the pattern paper, but other than that, everything else was pretty easy peesy!


Here is the inspiration photo:

Pretty hey?.... now I would love to see your take on it... and be sure to see what amazing things the DT have done! (click on photo)

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