Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey June 2015 Blog Hop!

Blog hop inspiration
Oh my..... just take a look at those adorable little shoes! And, I am quite certain that I will be playing with grey and white stripes and petite flowers most of the weekend. There's amazing inspiration from the gallery, as per usual, so lots of pinning will be goin' on! 

I made a little grey/white striped circle, added a few die cut flowers and little sentiment, and, voila! Take a peek at all of the swoon worthy inspiration over at Papertrey's June 2015 Blog Hop! 


CAS(E) this Sketch #129

Happy Thursday! Michelle Williams has designed a lovely and perfectly CAS sketch to inspire one and all!
I've created a set of tiny 'Congrats' cards in an array of colors, using a favorite SSS floral set ('Flowers on My Mind') and a sentiment from waaay back in the day.
We hope that you'll find some time to get crafty and will join us in creating for CAS(E) this Sketch  #129!
P.S. - Please give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer, EunJi!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Here's my rendition of Papertrey Ink's MIM #215: Bringing the Inside Out. Isn't Danielle's card beautiful? Love the colors and love the flowers too! SO many creative possibilities with this one. Take a peek at the gallery - which will encourage you to look at your dies (and stamps) in a whole new way! 
Guess that I'm still in a red/white/black combo mode - love that contrast. goes!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #128

Many thanks to Hannilie, our creator for CTS #128! And.... just take a peek at the inspiration from the DT! 
I must admit, this card went through many changes, with the end result a bit busier than the vision in my head. I had a need to use a stamp set that I purchased waaay back (when a LSS, or TWO, still remained). WOW, polymer stamps have come a long way! I've used floral stamps, brads and pp - all from the 'back in the day' stash. Yay!
We hope that you will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #128!
P.S. - Please welcome our lovely GD, Nina Marie!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nautical - Take Two!

Ok..... just a few more of the nautical themed cards!
I have some lovely new PPP Cornflower blue sequins (plus a few tiny silver stars) that were just begging to be used in a shaker card. So, here are two - both using the little sailboat from Frantic Stampers International Boating Icons die and the perfect frame 
from the Elementals #1 dies. Oh, how I love this blue/white color combination-so crisp and clean!

Friday, June 12, 2015


As you can clearly see, I am LOVING the amazing Boating International Icons (and the incredibly versatile Elementals #1) dies from Frantic Stamper! Just so perfect for Father's Day (yikes.... next weekend!) cards/projects. This aqua,navy and red color combination is one of my favorites!

CAS(E) this Sketch #127..... Take Two!

Here is one more for CAS(E) this Sketch #127! 
Clearly, I've stuck pretty close to the sketch, but I didn't want this pretty, watercolored PTI butterfly to go to waste (darn.... just a bit too late for the PPP Watercolor Blog Hop!) and so love this die cut sentiment from Reverse Confetti's 'Fancy Words'. Yup, crushing on the spring-y pinks and greens....

Thursday, June 11, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #127

Here's an amazing sketch from Sam that we hope will inspire you! I know that there were many, many ideas swirling in my little head. As usual, the fabulous DT has outdone itself!
I've incorporated some great new dies from Frantic Stamper (isn't that sailboat just adorable?) in this CAS Father's Day card. AND.... you will be seeing quite a lot more from Frantic Stamper as I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the next few months! Yay! 
Please join us and create your masterpiece for CAS(E) this Sketch #127! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

PPP Watercolor Blog Hop..... Round #2

And..... here is card #2, which was inspired not only by Paulina's PPP Watercolor Blog Hop, but by Joan's lovely 'watercolor wash" technique (which is not quite as easy as one might imagine- there's  real skill required to acheive that looseness!). 

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!

"AMAZING" doesn't even begin to cover the 400+ entries over at Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor Blog Hop, where you'll find an abundance of imagination, technique and beauty! I am popping in with my pretty-in-pink b'day card, which is quite quick and simple. 
But.....goin' back for more watercolor inspiration asap!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #126

Happy Thursday! I'm so anxious for you to see the beautiful sketch from Gayatri - and even more excited for you to enjoy the DT's amazingly lovely projects! 
I loved playing with my new PTI dies (from the Garden Gild kit), a bit of vellum and a great sentiment from Mondo Magnolia (a fabulous/generous giveaway from Ellen Hutson!). There's a bit of dimension, which is hard to capture, and a few sequins for some added sparkle.
We hope that you'll be inspired and will join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #126! 
P.S. - A warm welcome to our talented GD, Sonja!