Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink's MIM #190: Stamping a Plaid Background

I've never attempted to make my own plaid background, but PTI's Make It Monday Challenge #190 is a good excuse to give it a go! Here is a petite 3 1/2 x 5 (4 bar) card - using one of my favorite color combos, red/aqua, and a mask for the center plaid. The snowflake is glittered up.... much prettier irl! Take a peek at the other beautiful examples here!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #101

Welcome to CTS#101, a beautiful sketch by N@Ali! Guess that I was not the only one with 'holiday' on the brain, so lots of lovely inspiration for all of your December/winter celebrations. 
Can't wait to see who's won the CTS#100 challenge - tune in on Saturday morning to find out!! And, please join in (two weeks for this challenge...Happy Thanksgiving!) and create your own masterpiece for CAS(E) this Sketch #101!

P.S. Happy Beaujolais Nouveau DAY!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Totally Tag Obsessed

I recently visited my not-quite-local stamp store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff,where they are having a month long "Fall Five" celebration! Each Saturday in November there's a special deal, ending on November 29th (a.k.a. "Small Business Saturday"). I don't know about you, but I am more than happy to support a small business, and especially a locally owned STAMP store! I'm all into that instant gratification thing. Anyway, I purchased another holiday stamp, an adorable one ("Snow Day") from Lawn Fawn. And...I may or may not have gotten just a teeny bit obsessed with holiday tag making, thanks to Lawn Fawn, MFT and Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! Hey, this is only the tip of the iceberg! Stay tuned!
P.S. Techniques/tips appreciated re: tag photos!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #100!!

Wow! Can you believe that this is CAS(E) this Sketch #100? A milestone I tell ya'!! We have oodles of surprises- a plethora of projects from past design team members and perhaps a special little something for the winner of CTS #100! 

Here's a beautiful sketch from our fearless leader, Chrissy! So be sure to join in..... tons of inspiration, tons of FUN!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #99

Welcome to CTS #99! Michelle Williams has created this week's beauty (her very first sketch for CTS!!) and we hope that you'll be inspired to play along!
When I first laid eyes on this sketch I envisioned a graphic, Batman kinda card. Remember those 'Bat-Fight" words? KAPOW, CRASH, WHACK! Nope... didn't go in that direction. Instead, you are seeing the softer, Batgirl-y floral version.
AND a warm welcome to this week's Guest Designer, Kelly!

Monday, November 3, 2014

MIM Miscellany!

Well......guess that I got a little carried away/obsessed with Laurie's MIM #186 technique! So, here are a few more for the gallery!
P.S. - Sorry, perhaps a bit bow happy. Do over in the AM possible.