Sunday, July 5, 2015


 Today's PaperSmooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge is a card to build up my Christmas card stash.  I made 10 of these quickly this past weekend and was super thankful for my Misti.  When the black didn't ink up perfectly it was super easy to re-ink the card!

The following PaperSmooches goodies were used on this card: PaperSmooches A Blessed Christmas.

Be sure to pop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along and check out our fabulous design team!

Karin Ã…kesdotter

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Sharing a second post this week with my awesome dies from Frantic Stampers.  Flowers are my all time favorite types of dies and stamps, so whenever there is a new set...they quickly get added to my cart!  I was itching to play along with these fabulous new Scribble Flowers.  Coral is also one of my favorite go to a double favorite of coral and flowers!  I die cut the flowers and leaves and then added a small strip of patterned paper to ground the design.  The card was finished off with a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

FRA-Die-09559 - Scribble Flowers Die
FRA-Die-09558 - Scribble Flower Base and Leaf Die
FRA-CL-010 - Scribble Flowers Stamps

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happily Ever After

Hi there, popping in with a wedding card to share using Frantic Stampers goodies!  White on white is an elegant combination when making a wedding card.  Love how rich, yet clean a design looks when there is white on white. So, to start off this wedding card, I used the Lattice Flower Square Panel on a square card base.  I wanted to make the card extra feminine so I die cut the Princess Die Cut two times. The first time I cut it in a soft pink. The second time it was die cut using a soft polka dot vellum. The two layers were glued together to finish off the dress form.  The final touch was a happily ever after sentiment. A perfect card to have on hand for a wedding or wedding shower.

FRA-Die-09553 - Lattice Flower Square Panel
FRA-Die-09556 - Prince Dress

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Enjoy LIfe

It has been way to long since I have written to Pat's aunt and uncle. I like to pop them a note every couple of months and I think it has been about five since I sent them this weekend I made a card with the intent of getting it in the mail this week.

Loved the fun inspiration at Just Us Girls this could pick up all kinds of ideas including the fun little truck. I went with the plaid and the fruit inspiration!

Monday, June 29, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy

Yesterday, I had another idea for the current CAS(E) this Sketch so I thought I'd go ahead and play along one more time.  Love making one layer cards and this card with quickly go in the mail to a friend who recently lost their grandmother.  Thought it was soft, serene and quiet feeling for a sympathy card.

Looking forward to this being a short week and enjoying the July 4th weekend with family and friends.  Have any exciting plans yourself?

Marcel is getting ready for Peter Pan in just a couple of weeks. Here's a picture of him before he's being filmed for "flying".  Love how adorable he looks!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning my friends.  We're having a rainy, cool weekend which meant our plans to hang out at the pool were changed to hang out inside and I spent a bit of time in my craft room playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

For those of you who stopped by last week, you saw my post on the loss of a local officer and father.  On Friday, Ryan's choir sang at his funeral. It was a day of pageantry and honor.  This is a link to one of the two songs that the choir sang:  Tribute to Sonny Kim.  So beautiful and heart breaking.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time Out: Thanks For All You Do

Happy Friday Eve my friends. It's time for another challenge over at Time Out.  Check out this super funky inspiration photo we have for you this week. If you love geometric patterns you are sure to be inspired.  I had fun pulling out my CAS-ual Friday stamps to make the funky pattern on the bottom of my card.  

Be sure to pop on over to the Time Out blog to be inspired by the amazing TO team...and of course to play along!