Monday, August 25, 2014

Merry Monday 123:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!

Uhmmm... only FOUR MORE MONTHS until Christmas!!

This week at Merry Monday, Bonnie has chosen the theme of using a wreath on your card.


I was so excited to ink up my new Avery Elle Winter Wreath set and I am thrilled how my card turned out.  I stamped on heavy watercolour paper to get some depth/aged feel to the wreath.  I then added it to some distressed green paper from Graphic 45, stuck on some wood grain enamel dots from Studio Calico, and viola!  Finished!!

 
2014 Christmas Card Count =32 (otherwise I forget)




As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Hi all!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far.  It is a cold, miserable day outside - which equals a perfect day crafting!!

Today I am sharing a CAS card, which came together rather quickly.  I sponged on the Simon Says Stamp! Moroccan stencil to create the background and gave my little Reverse Confetti lemon/limes some sponged ink shading.  I then finished the whole thing off with a Simon Says Stamp! sentiment and cut with a Reverse Confetti die.

I was going to add some embellishments, but decided to keep it simple.



I created this card for the following challenges:
The Card Concept - today my style is clean and simple

The Paper Players - sketch

AAA Cards - stencils


Have a super day - cheers!!!!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Hi all - just a quick post tonight.  I have made it my goal to start creating more Christmas cards as before you know it **poof**  It will be here.

I brought out my black embossing powder and decided to emboss the snowflakes and sentiment from My Favorite Things Snowflake Splendor series.

2014 Christmas Card Count =31 (otherwise I forget)



I created this card for the following challenges:

jingles belles - The Hanukkah Song (or non-denominational)

Freshly Made Sketches



Tis' The Season - inspirational photo


Have a great weekend - cheers!


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Merry Monday 122:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend, nothing too exciting happened here.  Just working a bit more on our yard, trying to get it ready for grass.

This week at Merry Monday, Sue has chosen the theme of using black, gold, and silver on your card.



When it comes to my card making style I am usually *all over the map*.  I love all things CAS, shabby, vintage, clean and layered, trendy (and so on);  basically I just like anything that looks NICE.

I am surprised I have been making card for almost 10 years now, which is so unlike me to stick with something that long.  I think I would get bored making one style all the time so mixing things up is my recipe for success.

As you can see, I decided to go CAS on this one =)

2014 Christmas Card Count =30



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Hello all!  I had many, many intentions of making many, many cards today...  but my fingers just don't work as fast as I would like them too.

So here I am, sharing my one and only card that was made today.  My fingers may have failed me with quantity but they produced a good quality card LOL.





I created this card for the following challenges:
Reverse Confetti - August Colour Challenge

Fusion - I chose the sketch =)


 These ingredients can be found at Reverse Confetti






Enjoy the rest of your weekend - cheers!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Merry Monday 121:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend, we got a little bit more done on our yard.  It is slowly, slowly coming along.

This week at Merry Monday, Wendy has chosen the theme of using pine cones, greens, and plaid ribbon on your card.




I knew immediately what ribbon I was going to use and I went from there.  And that gold paper around my image is SO SPARKLY, it just SCREAMS Christmas.

I also gave my pine cones a lot of colour.  Now looking at them, I wish I would have taken more time and did a good job colouring them with maybe some shading and sparkle.  Oh well, too late now =)

2014 Christmas Card Count = 29




As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Good morning all!  I am excited to share my card with you today as I am finally able to play along with Reverse Confetti.  I just received my first order earlier this week and have been itching to use everything!

With such fun products it makes it SO easy to put a card together!





I created this card for the following challenge:
Sketch for you to try - Reverse Confetti



 Ingredients found at Reverse Confetti




Have a super wonderful Saturday - enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

08.06.14:


Good morning all!  I had a moment to get into the craft room and I was determined to come up with something.  Usually when I don't plan a crafting time my mind goes blank, I make a mess by pulling out everything, get frustrated, and walk out.

Then I have a mess to clean up =)

I would like to say that I just threw this one together, but this was the third attempt.  Who knew something so random could be rather difficult *for me* to put together.

(And note to self:  I really need that beautiful blue in the inspiration photo below.  Like NEED.  Any reason to go shopping right?)



I created this card for the following challenges:
Less is More - use the feel of the colour palette


Enjoy your day - happy Wednesday to all!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Merry Monday 120:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and if you are having a long weekend, I hope you are STILL enjoying your weekend.  Did I mention that I love holiday Mondays??  True story.


This week at Merry Monday, Nina has chosen the theme of using skis, skates, or a sled on your card.



I knew I wanted to go shabby on this one (oh how I have missed making shabby cards!).  Now to find the perfect image - I do believe I found these skates on Pinterest.  Unfortunately it wasn't linked so I really can't point you in the right direction.  If you are interested in this skate image, just email me and I can send it to you  =)

2014 Christmas Card Count = 28


As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Merry Monday Birthday:



Good morning all!  Welcome to our surprise birthday blog hop for LeAnne (stop by and send her some love!)

If you came from Sue's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, you can start at Merry Monday's blog as we wouldn't want you to miss a smidgen of this fun party!




With that said:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE!  I hope you have a super duper fantastic day :)




Please feel free to link up a birthday card at Merry Monday - can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Thanks for the visit!  It's time to go on over to Bonnie's blog

Cheers!




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Monday, July 21, 2014

Merry Monday 118:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Did I mention that Mondays make me sad, and that I wish it were Saturday again?  Well it's true =)

The very best thing about Mondays is..  Merry Monday of course!

This week at Merry Monday, Lori has chosen the theme of using buttons and ribbon on your card.


I went with some non-traditional colours this time around (not unusual for me at all).  These lil snowmen are having so much fun that I wanted them to be the focus of my card.  Aren't they just the cutest????

2014 Christmas Card Count = 27




As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

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A real quick post here.....

Okay, yes, more feathers :)

I use them because they are rather gender neutral.  The sequins....  maybe not so much :)



I created this card for the following challenge:
Poppy Sketches

Curtain Call (can you say *wow* amazing prizes!)


Have a super fantastic weekend - cheers!

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