Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fusion: Love Always




Welcome back to another Fusion Challenge. This card had me looked through my stash of antique buttons from my nana, but I didn't have any heart shaped buttons!  So instead I went for the metallic blue look. I've had this metallic blue paper for about 8 years and it was the perfect time to die cut it with a PaperSmooches frame die and finish it off with the a Valentine sentiment.  I wanted to added a touch of bling and kept staring at the card to add it, but in the end let it go!  I'd love to see how you're inspired...please come play along.


PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

WinnersWill be chosen by all of our teammates in two weeks! We each will choose one favourite! The winners will be announced at 4am (PST) in two weeks!! Please check the linky for the days left to play with us!

Time Out Reminder: Love


It's the time of year where love is in the air, so it's the perfect time to play along with us at Time Out!  Our challenge is a theme of:  Valentine's Day with the optional twist of hearts.

We have Stamplorations as a our sponsor with a $10 gift certificate for a random winner.  I'm using all kinds of trendy elements on this card (even if I'm a bit late to the trends!):  gold, vellum, thread and sequins.  This was all inspired by the My Mind's Eye heart paper.

Valentyna is our guest designer for this challenge. You will absolutely love her gorgeous CAS style.  Be sure to pop over to her blog!

We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Deepest Sympathy {and a short blogging break}


I thought I'd play along with one more of the Winnie & Walter First Birthday Bash challenges. I loved the soft grays and blues paired with the white in Laura's inspiration collage.  I was in need of a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her father-in-law.  He had been ill for quite some time.  The inspiration photo was perfect for a sympathy card.

I've had fun playing along with their challenges this month!  Hope you are getting time to sneak into your craft rooms!  I'll be back on Thursday for Time Out and Fusion, but might not have any cards for the remainder of the week and early into next week. The kids activities are super busy right now and I'm traveling for work this week...so time in the craft room had to give over this weekend and time for commenting has limited, but I am checking out all your gorgeous creations!





Sunday, January 25, 2015

PaperSmooches: Sending Prayers Your Way



Welcome back to another PaperSmooches Sparks challenge. I wanted to create some movement on this card when I followed the sketch and the perfect way to do this was using the Flap Happy set.  I had fun stamping off the smaller little butterflies.  The base with the stripes was left from a card I created a while back, but didn't like...so I covered the front panel with the sketch layout.  It's always nice when you use up your scrap pile!


Please be sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to check out their fabulous creations.

And of course, we'd love to see you play along. You'll have until Saturday at 11:59 PST to join along.   Hop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along with us!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Uniko Studio Guest Designer: Always & Forever


I'm back with a reminder card for the Uniko Studio Challenge! I'm pleased to have been invited as a guest designer over at Uniko Studio. The theme of the current challenge is: Love and Friendship



For my card, I used the Always & Forever stamp set.   I went ultra CAS by stamping the heart three times and adding the sentiment. I love all the white space!

Please come play along with us at Uniko; the challenge ends on January 30th and you have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to Uniko.  You don't have to have Uniko stamps to play along!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time Out: Love You


It's the time of year where love is in the air, so it's the perfect time to play along with us at Time Out!  Our challenge is a theme of:  Valentine's Day with the optional twist of hearts.

We have Stamplorations as a our sponsor with a $10 gift certificate for a random winner.  We'd love for you to play along.  I went very literal with the challenge theme an optional twist using traditional colors as well.

Valentyna is our guest designer for this challenge. You will absolutely love her gorgeous CAS style.  Be sure to pop over to her blog!

We love seeing how you are inspired by the challenge at Time Out.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the design team's creations and play along with us.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday


I'm trying to build up my card stash, but am not really succeeding!  Seems I've been making cards and immediately sending them. I guess that is a good problem!  I loved the color combination over at ShowCASe Your Style so I thought it would be fun to play along for a boy birthday card.  I pulled out my embossing paste to add a touch of texture with the stars.  Love how the thread gives in a galaxy type feel.

Happy creating!