Sunday, May 3, 2015

Muse #115 and HexChart

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Happy Sunday!

Spring has finally arrived here, we have enjoyed warm temperatures here for the past week and honestly they are about 2 months late. Typically we warm up in March, the crocus and tulips come up, we get snow/frost/cold or all three which kills the crocus and/or tulips. With everything late, this week my forsythia is in full bloom, the trees have buds opening up, the grass is getting green and my tulips are coming up. I think they will be safe this year.  So glad to put a terrible winter behind.

This week's Muse at the Muse Card Club Challenge was Chrissie Stokes with this inspiration...


Even though I am truly a CAS designer, I do like to get messy once in a while. I used stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson, wet and dry embossing as well as Gelatos watercolouring for my card.

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Have you seen Sandy Allnock's Copic HexChart?
I got it and spent Saturday night colouring in my chart. What did I realize? I though I had a lot of Copic markers, but looking at this photo not so much.  Still lots of colours to fill in...oh boy!










Saturday, May 2, 2015

RetroSketches #163

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Happy Saturday!

Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!


I used papers from Echo Park's Sunny Days Ahead to substitute for the elements of the sketch. I laid the Simon Says Stamps Raindrops stencil over the card and applied translucent embossing paste to mimic the rain. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Abby's Showers stamp set.

My card is 3 3/4" x 5", I made that fatal error of cutting my patterned paper just a week bit short. So being the hoarder that I am I decided to make the whole card smaller rather than cut another piece of my precious paper. You never know I may have to cover the outside of my house one day using my patterned paper and wouldn't want to be one 6 x 6 piece of paper short short--LOL


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Embossing paste detail:

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I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.






Friday, May 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Travel On

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!




I pulled out some patterned paper I had stashed away to create my card and paired it with a simple word die, perfect for a friend who is going away to travel.


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Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!


Travel On Designers

Tag You're It #20 - Reminder

There is still time to play along with Challenge #20 at Tag You're It!

You have until May 6th at 9:00 am EST to enter your tag inspired by Tag You're It designer Jen Mitchell...





Here is one more tag for your inspiration...


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

I'm Tickled Pink - April '15



Can you believe that is't the end of April?
This month just flew by for me, there has been so much going on and here we are with another installment of The 12 Kit of Occasions!

This month I had the pleasure to be the hostess of the "I'm Tickled Pink" kit. I chose Doodlebug Design's Hello Sunshine as my paper to base the kit around. I stamped and die cut as many flowers as I could with as many shades of pink I could find in my stash.

This month I asked my sweet friend Suzanne Dahlberg to be my guest! Suzanne was part of the original team back when it was called The 12 Kits of Holidays!

Lets get on with the projects...

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I am submitting this card to the
Sweet Sunday Sketch #266



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I am submitting this card to
Freshly Made Sketches #184


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Lined up along the window sill:

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Be sure to check out the cards made by the rest of the team, I'm sure you will love all of their amazing talent.
We are basically at two week's into the strike and no sign yet of a settlement.  As much as Brooklyn feels done with high school she wasn't ready for the abrupt stop.  No one will be held back but finishing out high school properly for Brooklyn is important.  Leadership camp will likely be cancelled, prom is now only a month away and graduation is in June. I hope for her sake they are back soon--it would be nice to finish it right.  
Love having her home though, this week we got her shoes for prom and Friday she has an appointment for her dress fitting.  This picture does not do the shoes justice, but they are so cute!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Card Concept #34

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It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept!




There were so many things that inspired me with this inspiration photo. The colours, the flowers, the tags and the stripes to name a few. I settled out after a few fails, with using some patterned paper with the colours and flowers creating a couple simple tags.


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Hope to see you play along with us this challenge!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CCC #144

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Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:


Had a little fun with this one.
A great encouragement card for a teenage boy--you think?

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I am also submitting this to the new Uniko challenge Things With Wings.



Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...