Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So Happy For You!

Happy Tuesday!  Popping in with a card to share.  It has been a rainy cloud covered day.  The thunderstorm system coming through has brought with it  COLD temperatures.     I just spent Saturday putting away winter clothing and breaking out the spring and summer clothes.  Oh, well!    Oh, the bright side, when it is rainy out, it is a fabulous time to craft!  

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01a51193d2d0970c-piApril 14 Betsy SSI am playing along with this week's Papertrey's Make It Monday and Papertrey's April Inspiration Archive.  The MIM challenge is to stamp and emboss on small die cuts.    For my card I combined the colors, layout, various PTI stamp sets to create the finished project.  For the stamping on the small die cuts, I do not actually own the stamps that come with the dies, so I improvised with some background images.  I like the finished look.  I love playing with colors, however, I find it truly challenging to incorporate this many colors onto one card and find a balance.  I am actually impressed that I used these colors without a single flower anywhere on the card.  Now, that is truly a challenge for me!  I am also playing along with this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!   Love the inspiration picture!

As always thanks  so much for stopping by!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Favorite Peeps! Crazy 4 Challenges and a VLV Sketch!

Happy Saturday!  We have a new and fun challenge for you this week at Crazy 4 Challenges!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C230).  

This week's challenge is 
Get Your "Egg On"

For my card I using Verve's Egg-stra Special and Chicks Rule stamp sets.  I colored the image with a mixture of alcohol markers.  I added some decorative strips tags using Verve's Banner Bundle and Flag It dies.  I finished the card with a sparkly yellow heart balloon using the Wavy Heart die.  I am using this week's VLV Sketch for April Week 2.

Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


You Inspire Me!

It is official!  I am on Spring Break!  Woo Hoo!  Since I have a little bit of time before I start my week of household projects, I decided to spend some time in my craft room.  I am playing along with MFT Stamps Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I have not had a chance to play in a long time.  

MFTWSC171I combined some papers that I had in my stash with a MFT stamp set, dienamics,  and some ready made buttons topped off with some twine.    I doubled stamped the sentiment with teal and overstamped with black to create a sort of shadow effect.  Instead of distressing the edges I sort of bent/crinkled the yellow polka dot layer to create some subtle texture.   I have a very long wishlist of MFT products that I need to add to my collection.  It was fun sorting through what I have and to create from my existing supplies. Still want some new, though!  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop!

Welcome to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!

Our April challenge is Chic Chevrons:

Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

1. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

For my card I am using Verve's Poppy Birthday stamp set along with Verve's Cut Above Build A Poppy and Flag It die sets.  I took the stems and wrapped around my stylus to create some curly ques.  I used the left over chads from the die cuttings to add some tiny red dot accenting.   I white embossed the sentiment.  I love  the way this card turned out.  

Next on the hop is Karen!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI March 2014 Blog Hop!


March-Blog-Hop-InspirationPopping in with a Papertrey Ink March 2014 Blog Hop card!  This month is all about GLOSS!    I made a quick card using some of my new stuff that just came in the mail Saturday!  WooHoo!  Not had a lot of time to actually play with it all.  For today's card I took one of the leafy images from Embellished Happiness and stamped all over a piece of ripe avocado card stock  in versamark.  I used clear dp and heat embossed.  I added some ink distressed edges.  I add the sentiment using the hello friend from the new Wet Paint set.  I finished my card with a black gingham knot. 

As always thanks so much for hopping by!