Saturday, January 14, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #39

We're into the lovey dovey season with Valentine's inspiration this week for Inspired by All the Little Things! My husband and I don't really go crazy for this occasion as our wedding anniversary is only a few days later and we save our gifts and mushiness for that. :) That doesn't stop me from creating fun and love-filled cards for Valentine's Day though!

I used the Heart of Gold die from Neat & Tangled for my focal point and paper pieced several glittery, solid and mirrored cardstocks in it. Backing the papers with double-sided adhesive made paper piecing a lot faster and less finicky. The sentiment from Hero Arts was embossed in white.

Thanks for stopping in today. Play along with us at Inspired by All the Little Things! We'd love to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stay Warm!

Staying warm is what we are all doing today. Brrrr. School has been back one day and we now have a snow day. Not fair (says the mom desperately wanting a day to herself lol). Luckily the kiddos are still entertained by their Christmas presents and left me along to get inky in my corner.

When starting this card I reached for my typical white card base and then changed my mind. Why not try something outside my comfort zone and stamp on a coloured base? I used Concord & 9th's retired Mittens & Mugs for all the elements and added some Stickles glitter to the snowflakes. Easy peasy!

I used Casology's FOREST cue card for my inspiration today. I'm also linking up to the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge which is to Try Something New (stamping on a coloured card base).

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Seasons Givings winner announced!

Hi all! I have a winner to announce for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! was the source I used and out of 155 comments, #124 was the winner. After counting backwards and forwards multiple times to make sure I had the right person (I reallllllly need to get a comment counter installed on my blog lol), the winner is Larissa Heskett.  Larissa, I will contact you ASAP about mailing your prize to you! Congratulations.

Larissa Heskett January 3, 2017 at 11:46 AM
I'm looking forward to getting Organized, being MORE Productive and just ENJOYING being Healthy and Alive!! I want to LOVE EVERYTHING about LIFE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS New Year!! HUGS!! =)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #38

Welcome back to the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge! We took a little break over the Christmas holidays and are back with a new and gorgeous inspiration picture. For a refresher on how to play along with us, you can check out all the rules here. If one of your crafty goals for 2017 is to participate in more challenges, than our weekly challenge is a great one for you!

The gold, dusty pinks, and florals were my inspiration for this week. I started with embossing the Bundles of Blossoms Background on white cardstock in gold and then blending inks over top. Pink Lemonade dye ink makes up most of the panel, with Periwinkle concentrated around the edges. The now retired Celebrate Big was used for the sentiment, and Flashy Florals coordinating stamps and dies for the flowers.

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping in, and don't forget to check out all the other fabulous creations from the Inspired By team. I hope you'll play along with us!

Supplies used:
Stamps: (Celebrate Big, Flashy Florals, Bundles of Blossoms) My Favorite Things
Dies: (Flashy Florals) My Favorite Things
Ink: (Pink Lemonade, Fuse Green, Periwinkle) My Favorite Things; (Victorian Velvet) Ranger; (Versamark) Tsukineko
Other: (gold embossing powder) Ranger; (sequins)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Season's Givings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Season's Givings Blog Hop! This is the fifth year for the hop, and I know that each and every one of us posting today appreciate you reading our blogs, leaving us some love, and sharing in the crafty community with us. To show our appreciation, each and every blog on the hop has a giveaway they are offering. Rules vary per blog so read carefully at each stop.

My giveaway today is a few stamp sets and a die that are all unused and needing to go to a home that will love them more than I did! Of course, I have a few extras not shown that I will throw in. :)

For a chance at winning, leave me a comment telling me a crafty goal you have for this coming year (if you have one!) by Saturday, January 7, 2017 and I will post the winner on Sunday. Mine is to blog more frequently, as I enjoy sharing my projects with all of you!

Here's a list of all the blogs participating:

Marcie Sharp (you are here)
Heidi Ramsey Blankenship
For fun, here's a link to my Create Together series which I will be continuing in 2017. I love getting the chance to work with others in this super fun hobby!
Thanks for stopping in and happy hopping!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cardmaking Year in Review

As I've done in past years, I have a year in review of some of my favourite cards that I created in 2016. I can hardly believe how quickly this year has flown by! We made a lot of wonderful memories within our family these past 12 months, had a few 'personal bests' and bucket list items checked off, and let creativity shine throughout our home.

Here's my favourite family photo from this summer. Aren't we messy? I love it because we are not the 'pose pretty' kind of family, although I do have a few pictures from that day like that. Life is messy, we are silly, we love to have fun and get creative. I think it captures it all.

Favourite crafty moment from 2016?

Meeting this group of amazing women at the Stamping Away retreat in October.

In no particular order, here is a card that I love from each month of 2016.

This year I also started a series called Create Together. I was trying to encourage myself to blog more (because I like it, not because I feel like I have to), and knew if I collaborated with crafty friends I would do so. Fun challenges, no pressure, and encouraging each other to be creative.

Although I tried at first to do it once weekly, that changed by year's end and going forward in 2017 I hope to have a crafty guest every other week or so. If YOU would like to Create Together with me, send me an email (found on the top right under my profile picture). Don't be shy!

I'm looking forward to more cardmaking in 2017. Are you?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my home to yours. Thanks for stopping in. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

BRI #Hashtag Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog hop featuring exclusive stamp sets to the store! I'm excited to be hopping with a talented group of cardmakers today. Vanessa collaborated with Bossy Joscie and came up with two fabulous sets highlighting some of her favourite hashtags. I adore a good hashtag and couldn't wait to ink up these sets.

I used #Hashtag- Bossy for my card today. This one will be perfect to give to a friend of mine who recently earned a promotion. After watercolouring with Zig Clean Color markers and letting the paper dry, I stamped the sentiment in Purple Rain ink multiple times using my MISTI. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiments and backed it on sparkly cardstock.

It wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes! To be eligible to win one of two prizes: 4x6 #Hashtag Stamp Set or 3x4 #Hashtag Bossy Stamp Set, leave a comment on all blogs by Monday, December 26th at noon. Winners will be announced on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog on Tuesday, December 27th.

Here's a list of all the blogs participating in today's hop:

Marcie  (you are here)

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! #yourock