Monday, July 28, 2014

Hogs 'n' Kisses

Happy Monday to you all! I hope everyone had a fabulous summery weekend like my family did! I'm playing along this week with CAS(E) this Sketch #86  and I'm using some new stamps that I recently bought from Simon Says Stamp. The Birthday Farm Animals set is ridiculously adorable and I knew I want to use it for this card. 



I coloured and cut out (reeeeally wishing I'd bought the matching die cuts for this set!!) the piggy and popped him up on a die cut label that I inked neon yellow.  His (or her!) balloon is paper pieced.  Stamp the matching sentiment and voila! Card done! :) 

I mentioned we had a fabulous summery weekend...Friday night I met up with my BFF and university roommate from waaaaaay back for supper.  We only see each other every 2 years or so and I loved getting to seeing her and her children. Sunday was happy family time along the big river. Here's a picture of me on the St. Clair River which borders both Michigan and Ontario. I went to my aunt and uncle's house to watch some power boat races with my kiddos and it was a lovely day. 


Thanks for popping in today! I don't post family stuff often because we really are quite a boring crowd. :) I don't want you yawning through it all haha. 




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Emboss It

Woohoo it's Thursday! That means the work week is almost over! Which would mean a lot except that I'm a stay at home mom with both kids home for the summer...lol.  All the days just run into each other. That's a good thing because we're having a really fun summer vacation. 

I'm getting lots of crafting time this summer and have enjoyed playing along in challenges. Today's card is for the Emboss It challenge for Simon Says Stamp


I used a Hero Arts rubber stamp for the skyline and embossed it in gold on the patterned paper.  Stamped my sentiment and hearts, added glossy accents to the hearts, inked the edges and glued the panel to a pre-made card base. It didn't take too long and I popped this card in to my husband's suitcase as he left for another business trip. :)

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Curtain Call- Making a Difference

Happy Tuesday! I have a card to show you today that I created for the latest Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. Happy 1st anniversary Curtain Call!  The inspiration photo this week is just so pretty! I love the clean lines, the soft colours, the pretty floral arrangement and soft look to the vase, chair and curtains. I drew all my inspiration from those factors and got to work creating. 



My flowers ended up being brighter than I intended but they pack a pretty punch just the same. I stamped the whole arrangement on cardstock and cut it out as one piece and popped it up with foam dimensionals over top of the vellum jar. Lately I can't seem but to help adding a few sequins as a finishing touch. :) The whole panel was glued to a grey pre-made card base that I bought as part of a whole kit from Michael's. 

You have until July 25th to link up your creation to the Curtain Call so if you feel like playing along you better go get crafty! Have a fabulous day friends. 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

CTS #85 For Grandma

I'm playing along this week with CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #85 and that fabulous sketch provided me with so many ideas that I hardly knew where to begin! It's going in the sketch 'vault' to be used again and again! I decided on using it to make a pretty, floral birthday card for my grandma.



I used a woodgrain paper for my card base and fussy cut some water coloured flowers and leaves from a new stamp set I picked up from Simon Says Stamp. I used my new Peerless watercolor papers for the painting and WOW do I ever LOVE them! (FYI I heat embossed in white before water colouring) Those bright and bold colours are so creamy and vibrant; I know those little 2x2 squares don't look like much but they pack a serious punch. They're likely not to leave my desk for awhile. New product is fun isn't it? :) A vellum banner and die cut word finish the focal point off and the final touch was a few sequins.  Sparkle doesn't show up very nicely on camera, but that 'grandma' word was covered in Clear Wink of Stella and has some serious shine. 

Pop on over to the CAS(E) blog and check out the rest of the inspiration there from the design team and the link-ups.  Maybe you'll join in on the fun too? Enjoy your weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping in. :)



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