Friday, July 31, 2015

Paper Players #255

I am joining in for the very first time at Paper Players #255 (phew, in just under the wire)!  I guess that a lovely sketch is what prompts a bit of creativity .... AND quite of few of my favorite card makin' peeps were playing along too!
Really mixing it up here with some new-to me RC and LI dies and a pretty blue/green/gray color combo.  Lots of great inspiration in the Paper Players #255 gallery, so be sure to take a peek!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #134

You will surely be inspired by Chrissy's design for CAS(E) this Sketch #134 and the beautiful projects from the CTS Design Team! 
This one's bold and bright, with lots of contrast. I've used my SSS circle dies,a PS 'thanks" die and a few dots of Enamel Accents (which dries nice and shiny- and dimensional). Nope...nothing subtle about this card. 
We can't wait to see what you've created for CTS #134!
P.S.- A warm welcome to our fabulous GT, Ros Crawford.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Muse Challenge #125

So many, MANY times I've been inspired to play along with the Muse Challenge peeps  - such a GREAT design team with an amazing abundance of creative talent! And, finally, I've gotten my act together .... thus, a quick addition to the line up for the Muse Challenge #125! Many thanks to Anita for a lovely design and a bee-u-ti-ful color combination! 

Papertrey Ink MIM #228: Watercolors with Die Cut Stencils

Well.... I had to play along with Papertrey Ink's MIM #228: Watercolors with Die Cut Stencils because A) rainbow colors are involved and B) rainbows and watercolors are involved. Need I say more? Nope. So, here's a teeny, tiny, color-full tag!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July 2015 Blog Hop

Blog hop inspiration
Feast your eyes on those beautiful butterflies! I've created a bit of a soft, subtle, tea-stained look for Papertrey Ink's July 2015 Blog Hop. And although not quite my usual style, things are kept fairly clean and simple...just how I like it! A bit of patterned paper, a snippet of cream colored vellum and a few dies here and there- et voila!
Take a peak at the gallery-there's lovely inspiration to be discovered!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #133

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #133! Gayatri has designed a lovely sketch- sure to inspire great creative minds!! The bokeh-look bubbles made me think of ghost/shadow stamping... thus, my birthday balloons on kraft cs using a white pigment ink base with dye inks on top. Certainly not perfect (I coulda/woulda/shoulda used my Misti!), but I kind of love the look! 
We hope that you'll join in and create something beautiful for CAS(E) this Sketch #133!
Please welcome our fabulous GD, Broni Holcombe!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #132!

So sorry that I'm a bit late to the CAS(E) this Sketch #132 party! We enjoyed a little stay-cation and I am just getting back into 'creative mode'! N@Ali has designed a beautiful sketch and the DT has some really lovely, and varied, projects to share that are sure to inspire! I took the more organic route in using kraft card stock, a bit of contrasting color, and the pretty Frantic Stamper Scribble Flower/Scribble Flower base dies. Join us at CTS #132 and create something amazing!!
P.S.- A warm welcome this week's Guest Designer, Jean Manis!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #131!

LOVING my new Frantic Stamper Cute Kitten and Cat Icon dies and thought that I'd incorporate them into this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! Chrissy is our CTS #131 designer and she has created an amazing sketch! The DT has been inspired and you'll see everything from floral to graphic. I may have taken a few liberties with this one, but I saw speech bubbles in the sketch's oval shapes.
Happy creating! I'm SO looking forward to seeing what you've come up with for CAS(E) this Sketch #131!
P.S. -  A BIG welcome to our GD, Margarita!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #130!

Yay.... it's almost July 4th and we are enjoying a nice, long weekend! Hopefully, you are too (perhaps your R&R also involves this lovely sketch from Leigh?)!! 
Lots of white and bright on this one! Mixing it up with SSS stamps, Paper Smooches swirly dies, and a PTI sentiment.
Please join in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch #120!
P.S.- A warm welcome our oh-so-talented Guest Designer, Marika!