24 Sep 2016

Creative Guest Designer at Inspired By!

Good Morning - I was just thrilled to be invited by Tracey McNeely to be the focus of this week's Inspired by All the Pretty Things challenge!  This is one of my favourite challenges - the inspirational photos just get my creative juices rolling rolling rolling!!  Head on over and find out a wee bit more about little old me!

So how about this week's photo?! How could you NOT be inspired - such a pretty theme, not to mention those autumn colours - I can feel it in the air - can you?!

The mum's just drove me crazy so I dug out Papertrey Ink's Mum's the Word stamp set and dies and stamped away to my hearts content.....:)

Using my MISTI (which makes this kind of stamping soooooo easy)  I used three different Papertrey Ink inks on the mum's - Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise and Canyon Clay. All those cute little leaves were stamped with Papertrey Ink Green Parakeet and New Leaf.

Using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical Die, I diecut white and Harvest Gold cardstock.  I only showed a sliver of the Harvest gold to highlight the yellows in the mums - I'm so so so so smart hah!

The patterned paper is from the Woodblock Prints Patterned Paper Collection - I love the autumn colours!

I stamped the sentiment, from Sentiment Splits Stamp Set, in Versafine Onyx Black ink and popped up one of the smallest little mum's as an embellishment.

So happy to have been a guest this week at Inspired by All the Little Things - thank you to Tracey for having me design this week - LOVE it!!

23 Sep 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

YAY!! It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blogshop - a week long celebration of coffee lovers -- woohoo (or tea for that matter)!

There are so many sponsors and prizes to be won that it would be kind of crazy not to join in - just create an autumn kind of coffee card - and link up to the link on the Coffee Lovers Blogshop page!

I have a funky little card made with Reverse Confetti products - I used the new Blooms 'N Buds (the leaves), Leaves Cover Panel Confetti Cuts,  Just Brew It,  For the Love of Latte (sentiment), and Donut You Know stamp set and Confetti Cuts - because you know -  Coffee and Donuts? Yes, Please.

The Leaves Cover Panel was cut twice and then after trimming a bit off the edge of the white panel, I offset the Canyon Clay layer so that both would show - totally cool!

I stamped the sentiment on a frame diecut from Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts and popped it up onto the Leaves Cover Panel.  

After stamping and assembling the donut, leaves and trendy mug - I popped them up too for added dimension!

See if you can put together something for the hop - you'll be happy you did!!

20 Sep 2016

The Challenge - Hello!

The Challenge has a fun and bright inspirational photo this week! I love this Challenge - every week of the month there is a different rotation of challenges.  This week it is a photo inspiration.

I was totally inspired by the colours and since I just received the new Altenew Spring Daisy bundle - I tried it out - yesssss!!

I used a combination of stamping and copics on this card - I shaded a bit more of the daisies that I should have probably - but I still like the outcome.  Altenew's stamps are pretty much fool-proof so I was IN!

I used a thin panel of Lawn Fawn plaid patterned paper down the side - it was a perfect match - and then stamped the sentiment from Altenew's Floral Shadow set.

Thanks for coming around to visit - you still have a ton of time to enter The Challenge!

19 Sep 2016

Color Throwdown - The Lord's Strength

I'm on the time line (again) and want to post this card before the end of the Colour Throwdown deadline!

I loved the soft colours which I thought went along with a sympathy unfortunate necessity sometimes.

I didn't go with flowers this time - crazy I know, I'm a flower lover! but instead I went semi-trendy.

Using the new Reverse Confetti Wheat Confetti Cuts, the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's The Lord's Strength and Papertrey Ink's Cover Plate: Centre Stage Die my creation came together quite nicely!

My cardstock is Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist and Pale Peony along with Simon Says Stamp Smoke.  The circle dies are the cross-stitch from Cottage Cutz.

Thank you for visiting today - there is still a wee bit of time to get your entry into the Color Throwdown - play along won't you?!!

18 Sep 2016

I think you are Amazing!

It's all about the Rainbow Connection this week at The Card Concept and I'm so happy that another of my favourite challenges is back after their summer hiatus....yippee!

The inspiration photo is fabulous but isn't it always?!!

I really was mesmerized (I know!) by the cascading lights so my idea was to mimic it as much as I could.

I watercolored a sheet of watercolour cardstock using my Zig Real Brush markers.  I just swiped the rainbow coloured markers across the paper horizontally, and then waterspritzed the heck out of it!  I had to use a paper towel dab up some of the water - but with those fabulous markers, the colours just melded together quite nicely!

After it dried, I diecut using Papertrey Ink's Cover Plate: Scallop Die.  It's has kind of a wonky funkiness to it that I love.  I adhered that to a white cardstock base.  

Next, I diecut and stamped the leaves twice from Stylized Autumn, trimming them so they could fit nicely under my "Amazing" sentiment from It's The Thought Die.  I diecut "Amazing" twice - once in black and once in white and adhered them together, offsetting a bit to form a shadow.

The stamped sentiment is from the Make it Market Kit: Nostalgic Notions.

I finished by adding some beautiful Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh - a perfect embellishment!!

Thank you for visiting again today!

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