Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Hi there....graduation season is fast approaching!  I don't need as many cards this year as I did last year (since I don't have a graduate this year!), but I do have several special folks (a niece and a nephew) graduating this year.  So...when I was away on my craft retreat a few weeks ago I borrowed this fabulous Lil' Inkers set.  Love the sentiments on it and made several cards from it. Thinking that set and this one from Lil' Inkers need to make their way into my house :)  This one is going to my niece from my brother and sister-in-law.  They had three to choose from and picked this one as their favorite.

Have a favorite graduation stamp set that you love?  I'm always on the look out for grad sets...comment away if you have a favorite! Thanks in advance.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrate Your Day

Hi there!  My new craft space is almost finished and today was the first day that I went down there to play!  Love, love, love having a dedicated space. I'm sure I'll move things around a bit before I get things into the spot where they work best.  But again...it is SO NICE to have a space again.  So...when I saw the current challenge over at Inkspirational I knew I wanted to play along.  The last couple of years I have made several graduation cards in a graffiti/collage type format so this is pretty close to those cards. This card is going into the mail for a dear friend who turns 40 very soon!  I used stamps from four different companies...love doing that (CAS-ual Fridays, Verve, PaperSmooches and The Craft's Meow (out of business).

Hope you are all sneaking in some crafty time too!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time Out: Thanks So Very Much

Good morning friends!  I'm a bit behind on blogging and my post was in draft mode but not published for our Time Out Reminder post!  Yikes!  

We have a gorgeous inspiration photo for you...isn't the movement on the inspiration photo simply stunning!

Stamplorations is our sponsor and for my card I'm using the Shower of Flutters stencil.  It mirrors the fabulous movement on the inspiration photo!  The winner of the challenge will be randomly chosen and will receive a $15 gift certificate to Stamplorations!

Be sure to pop on over to Time Out to check out the beautiful cards and to see the wonderful cards from our guest designer Michelle!

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Oh Happy Day!

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

This week we are inviting you to join us for...

Isn't that the perfect inspiration for Easter winter and Spring!  So happy to have the warmer weather here. It has been gorgeous this week.  Mid 70s...I could take this all year!

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!  Please pop on over to the Curtain Call Challenge to check out the fabulous inspiration and our wonderful guest designer: Anita Bowden, Neet & Crafty.  I have no doubt you'll leave inspired!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time Out: Chin Up

I'm back with a reminder card for the  challenge at Time Out.  For this challenge, we're inspired by words:  'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars'

I love arrows on cards and quite often make little collages with stamps.  No exception for today's card where I stamped several arrows and added the sentiment.  

Uniko is being very generous and offering a £15 gift certificate for the challenge.

We do hope you're inspired to play along with us at Time Out!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Happy 50th Pat!

We have a lot to celebrate today!  It's Pat's big 50 birthday!  And I'm here to say...he's 50 and fabulous!  Love him and feel so blessed to have him as my husband.  We'll be celebrating his birthday with friends and family over Easter weekend. Looking forward to seeing everyone and toasting my amazing husband!  Happy 50th and here's to many, many more birthday celebrations together!

Oh course, Pat loves a good beer...so I thought that would be perfect for his card.  Love how this turned out...and so fun to combine stamps from three different stamp companies. I followed along with the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge for his card.

Monday, April 3, 2017

It’s the Little Things

Happy Monday my friends...the kids have been keeping us hopping the last few weekends!  We've had Show Choir Nationals, Super Regional Robotics competition and Ohio University Mom's Weekend...so going back to work is a bit like a break from all the running around. Honestly though we're loving every minute of it. Nothing like watching your kids find their passion!  And the business isn't stopping anytime soon. I had out on my crafty weekend away on Thursday morning and the next weekend we'll be celebrating Pat's 50th birthday.  Lots to look forward to!

So now that we've caught up on that...how about a card to share!  Loved the inspiration card over at Inspired by All the Little Things...isn't it gorgeous? At first I thought I'd go for the black and white stripes, but changed my mind when I set to make this yesterday.  Oh how I love making cards!  Love how soft and serene this card turned out.

Hope you are all getting plenty of crafty time too!