Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Big hearts shape little minds

I'm getting back in to the school groove - going in to prep for the upcoming year. School renos are happening, my room is a disaster and I have no where to put things.... I keep telling myself it will all be worth it ;)

Anyways, another card done for a coworker. For this one, I once again used the Back to School collection by Echo Park. This time I paired it with some Reverse Confetti goodies.

I die cut the ABC Cover Panel then stitched it onto some pattern paper.

I then just layered some goodies. I stamped and die cut the All Apples and mounted on foam squares. The little worm is from the Worm Wishes stamp set - he is so cute!  Finally I added a button from A Flair for Buttons

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Berry Sweet

I may be headed out on a hike with hubby today so I snuck in some crafty time first.

I am playing along with a few challenges - clean and simple ones - so my card is clean and simple :)

I used the Berry Sweet stamp and die from Reverse Confetti. After die cutting and stamping I stitched around the berries for some interest.

I then stapled on a die cut sentiment before mounting the berries on foam squares. Gingham to me adds a great summertime feel so these gingham buttons from A Flair for Buttons are perfect. 

Products used:

Paper: Fancy Pants
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Dies: Reverse Confetti; Echo Park; MFT
Button: A Flair For Buttons
Washi: SU!

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Back to school themed card

I am up on the Unity Blog today with this fun school themed card. I love creating school themed projects!

For more information, please visit the Unity Blog.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Inspired By... sea scape

The new Inspired By challenge is up and it gave me a good excuse to use my new fish net die from La-la-Land

My card is pretty simple, I kept the colors, theme and feel of the inspiration photo.  The anchor die is from Echo Park, the sentiment die is from Heffy Doodle and finally the stamped sentiment is from Simon Says

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Inspired By... cool treat

The new Inspired By challenge is up and I honestly wasn't sure I was going to get anything created for it as we are on holidays this week.  I managed to squeeze in a bit of time before we left so here is my card.

The papers are from Reverse Confetti but that amazing stamp... that is from Sunny Studio (Two Scoops) - LOVE her layered stamps!

Not much to say... I'm rushing around like a mad woman trying to get things done!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team have created and of course play along!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pebbles and Technique Tuesday

Hi everyone. It is time for another Sketchy Saturday. I will be leaving this one open for 2 weeks as we are on holidays and I just ran out of time to create one for next week. You understand, I know you do :)

Anyways for my card I am sneaking one of my last summer themed projects... I am itching to start on fall, what about you?

I have used some Pebbles paper along with the Summer Adventure Stamp set by Tecnhique Tuesday. I used one of the stamps to create a text background.

I then used my favorite sun die My Sunshine by Reverse Confetti

Friday, August 3, 2018

CLC collaboration blog hop with Our Daily Bread Designs

Hi everyone, CLC has collaborated with Our Daily Bread for a fun blog hop and of course there are prizes so be sure to be commenting on the blogs along the way.

You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog, if not be sure to head over to the CLC blog and find out where to go from there!

I was given the Tea Time and Tea Pot and Roses die to play with. 

First I created a card. I was a sucker for this sentiment, I love it! As a tea drinker I can see me using this sentiment over and over. 

I then thought it would be nice to create a little jar to hold some of my loose leaf tea - I do have quite the stash... Irish Breakfast is my favorite :)

First I covered the jar with some of the ODB papers, then I just created a little tag. I stamped the sentiment then made it into another tag. Quick and easy!

That's it for this hop. I hope that you enjoyed the projects!

Inspirational Rocks

I am up on the Unity Blog today with a easy and fun project that you can even do with kids. I created some Inspirational Rocks using some of the Unity quotes. I leave these rocks out and about around the town.

More details on the Unity Blog.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Inspired By... back to school

The new Inspired By Challenge is up and there is a prize up for grab this week! A Flair for Buttons is offering up a prize so come play!

Can you tell by my cards what the inspiration is? I am a sucker for anything school related... wonder why?!  I used the Back to School collection by Echo Park paper along with the buttons. 

Both of my girls are starting University this fall so I was inspired to create some cards for them... gifts to come later ;) 

First up, my oldest has decided to get a degree in Business and Commerce so I had to tuck in some numbers where I could. 

Next up, my youngest daughter wants a degree in Sociology with a minor in English, hoping to then become a teacher. She is the one in London right now so I thought this would work for her.

Now here is the Inspiration... fun one hey?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Let's Meet for...

Happy Girlfriends Day! In honor of the day I created a card :)

I have used some Echo Park Paper along with an Inky Antics stamp st.

I layered scraps of paper on the front, added the sentiment then the ladies.  I mounted them on an Action Wobbler... so it looks like they are dancing away!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

London is calling

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with another Inspiration Challenge for you.  This one is London Tea themed... why?  well, head on over there to find out ;)

I have used some Authentique Papers along with a die from SugarPea Designs and stamps from Altenew and PTI.

For more information, head on over to the CLC Blog.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mindful Monday - outside

What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is 'outside'

What does that mean to you? having tea/coffee/beer on your deck? pushing your kids on a swing? enjoying the beauty of your flower garden? going for a walk?....

Me: although sometimes I don't admit it... I love our forests ;)  I would absolutely jump at a chance to own a cabin in the woods!

I have used more of the Wander collection by My Mind's Eye along with some Unity stamps (Epic Moments and A Summer Story) to help document my thoughts.

The cut file is from Kerri Bradford.  I love the Paradise sentiment from the A Summer Story KOTM as it is so true!

Now I would love to see your take on the prompt.  What simple pleasure makes your heart happy when you hear the word 'outside'?

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