Thursday, February 22, 2018

Choose How to Dance

I happened upon a free stamp set in a magazine that I worked my card around...

stamps: WPlus9 Ink Splats, Altenew Halftone Circles, Papertrey Ink Inspired:Hope,Practical Publishing  free Music & Dance Collection by Sheena Douglass  dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle

When I saw the following grunge challenge...

I grabbed for distress inks, my dauber, and splatter stamps.

 My daughter's dance teacher is due for a card. ;)

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Birthday Cake & Flowers

I love pinning cakes on Pinterest...

for no reason whatsoever. ;)

No wonder I always crave cake!  hahaha

Hey, I did some embossing today...

stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You/In Bloom Shirley's Blooms

Here's the inspirational photo with its party going on~I love the colors with touches of gold streamers!

The cake stamp set was sitting on the Bloom stamp set on my messy desk and I thought "Hey, I should stamp those together!".

Long and short...that's how many of my cards are born~

from a messy desk with its pilings~

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Modern Patterns With a Sketch

I'm not a huge paper person...but I am smitten with Reverse Confetti's Forever My Love and Every Little Bit.

These modern patterns have me like...

stamps: Verve Beautiful You  dies:Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches,Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle

I leaned abstract with this gorgeous sketch by Julee~

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Birthdays Look Great On You

The temps are all over the it spring it winter

...who knows judging just by the weather. 

Either way, it's another day to get the opportunity to craft.

dies:Winnie & Walter In a World Happy,My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Windows   stamps: My Favorite Things
Anything but Basic Birthday Wishes

I don't know which talent created the following card...

I love the simplicity of the card...with the cutaway taking center stage, in agreement with a smaller sentiment.

 I replicated the concept with my CAS creation, using patterned paper as white space instead.

The following sketch challenge inspired the foundation of my card~

I leaned the smaller panel and sentiment strip closer to the east boundary of the card.

That's it for me today~thanks for stopping in ;)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Dots & Stripes

Another birthday card for my stash:

 stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You/In Bloom Shirley's Blooms  die:Winnie & Walter In a World Happy, Circle Punches  other: Reverse Confetti Forever My Love

with a new paper pack I treated myself to :).

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Speed Cardmaking

The challenge is a 20 minute card...

I had 1 minute and 12 seconds left and I didn't pass out. :)

stamps: My Favorite Things Party Balloons/The Rainbow Will Come

 I saved time drawing in the balloon strings and speckling the rain~

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