Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Celebrating National Craft Month!

Wow, this month just flew by! Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Guess that I was not paying attention ('til Marietta from Patience Brewster reminded me!) ..... maybe because every month kinda feels like Craft Month around here! If I am not creating, thinking about creating or searching out new inspiration on a daily basis then I feel that something is missing.
I have dabbled in almost everything, and have learned to sew, knit, crochet, smock, quilt, cross stitch, scrapbook, etc.. And my stamping obsession continues. However, there are creative areas still to explore - calligraphy is the latest (SO much to learn!) and letterpress is next!

So.... in honor of National Craft Month I would like to highlight some of my favorite creative people - an amazingly talented bunch!!

Patience Brewster -
Michelle Masters -
Pat Pauly
Lulie Wallace
Hodaka Hasebe
Cordell Cordaro
Rachel Cordaro
Kate Westfall
Elizabeth Lyons
Judith  Reifsnyder
Erin Fitzhugh Gregory
Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls -

For your sake (and mine), I will not include all of the talented stampers that I admire! That list would be WAY too long!
P.S. - The lovely photo above is from Pat Pauly!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #116

Welcome to CTS #116! Leigh has created a beautiful sketch.... one that is in line with my current floral-centric focus. Can you tell that I'm anxiously awaiting Spring? I am quite ready for a bit of green grass,  some colorful flowers and sunnier days!
I was inspired by the SSS 'Flowers On My Mind' set - love the sentiments and flowers equally! 
We hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch #116! Take a peek at what the DT has created- lots of lovely inspiration!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Blog inspirationPapertrey Ink's March Blog Hop challenge features a swoon-worthy photo inspiration and color combination! LOVE all of those beautiful aqua/yellow elements - from the floral wallpaper, to the polka dot tablecloth, AND that luscious aqua china cabinet. Makes me wanna move right in!

There's an abundance of creative beauty in the Blog Hop gallery! I'm hopping over for more... how 'bout you??


Thursday, March 19, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #115

Happy Thursday! Hope that you are ready to play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #115, because it's a great design from Sam! There's lots of variety from the DT and we hope that you'll be inspired to create a project (or two!)!
I love the butterfly image, but thought that I'd use some of the bits and bobs on my desk- that little sunshine-y die was the starting point. I glittered up the clouds and added the pop of blue, and that's all she wrote.
Enjoy you day and be sure to make a little time to join in at CAS(E) this Sketch!
P.S. A warm welcome our very talented GT, Anja! Wait 'til you see her card-perfection!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM #205: Confetti Cluster Stamping

Confetti Cluster Birthday Card Close Up
I'm trying out Lizzie's Confetti Cluster Stamping for MIM #205 (Yay...her very first MIM!!), which requires lots of color and many, many little stamps!! There's a plethora of ideas in the confetti cluster stamping gallery - love this fun idea/technique! Be sure to take a peek!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #114

Wishing you a sun filled Thursday! Spring must be just around the corner - right? Spring-y colors were definitely on my mind with this card and CAS(E) this Sketch #114! Love that aqua, with just a hint of sparkle. Take a peek and see what the amazing DT has created - from floral to graphic - we've got it all! 
Please join in... I'm brimming with anticipation and can't wait to see what you've created for CTS #114!

Friday, March 6, 2015

PTI's MIM #203: Doodling with Stamps


Ashley has created some lovelies using Papertrey Ink's MIM #203 doodle technique, as have many of the gallery contributors! Inspiration abounds!! Here is my rendition - but instead of a black micron pen doodle, I've used my white Signo pen. It's not quite as precise, but I think that I like the look and will be experimenting/creating a bit more! Love it in any color - black, white, etc.!
Papertrey Ink stamps- Beautiful Blooms, Keep It Simple: Happy Birthday

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #113

I just LOVE flowers in any way, shape or form, so this beautiful sketch from N@Ali had me at 'hello'! However, I've kept things very,very simple (love PTI's new Bitty Bouquets). Wouldn't this make a great little card set? It is beautiful is all white, but I needed a little color today. Hoping Spring is not too far off!
Please welcome Marybeth as our guest designer,  and don't forget to play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #113!