Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Flowers

As I was clicking away through blogland, I ran across the Muse Challenge. I have never played along before, but I couldn't get the sweet little image from the inspiration card out of my head. I was all set to stick to the "hello" or friend theme, but then realized I hadn't made my mom's birthday card yet. So I switched gears a bit and came up this one. 

I used really wanted to put some smaller images onto a small tag. I have yet to add a smaller tag die to my Taylored Expressions collection, so I used my favorite LID Stitched Anytime Tag die. The rest are all TE dies and stamps (see inlinkz list below). 

I was inspired to add in the lime green and blue from the challenge card, so I did that with the sweet teeny flower from Little Bits-Flowers & Stems dies. The sentiment is simple, but I loved the small size. It's from Many Minis-occasions. The background is a TE Cutting Plate-Spotted

I was so happy to discover the Muse Challenge. I am looking forward to seeing what the other players did with the inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 280 {snailed it}

 Hello Sunday and hello friends. The Sweet Sunday Sketch has a new and awesome sketch for you this week. I know you'll love it! I sure did. I used the new, just released Snailed it stamp set and matching die from Lil' Inker Designs or my card today. 

I used lots of other Lil' Inker Designs products on this one, too. My base was cut from the Side Stitched Rectangles in steel grey. I love the Stitched Woodgrain Cover Plate. It's soooo sweet, it even has a little heart included in the design. As much as I hated to cover it up, I really wanted to use that Speech Bubbles 2 Die for my sentiment. 

At the last minute, before I put the card together, I decided to add in a sweet green leafy bottom for my snail friend to perch on. I love the Border Builder dies. Get them, if you haven't yet. 
My color combo is from the current MFT Color Challenge. I love it and had to give it a go!

Here is the sketch. 

Be sure to hop over to the
to see the link up 
and what the rest of the DT did with this sketch. 
I love those girls.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Curtain Call-Orchard

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

I used the adorable polka dotted apple from Reverse Confetti's Class Act stamp set and cut it out with the Class Act Confetti Cuts. I tucked in a kraft piece of card stock that was cut with the Woodgrain die.  The sentiment was created with the Fancy Word Confetti Cuts and Fancy Word Coordinates

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!


Friday, July 31, 2015

TE-coffee makes us awesome

I had this card featured over on the Taylored Expressions Blog this past week. I have been having a blast creating with all of her beautiful products. 

I love coffee. I love the how it tastes, I love how it smells, and recently I discovered iced coffee. It is so easy to make at home. Thanks to The Pioneer Woman, I have been keeping this in my fridge this summer. Try it; you'll love it! To celebrate the joy of coffee, I decided to combine coffee and rainbows -- what's not to love?

I used the striped pattern from the Rainbow Brights 6x6 Paper Pack. I cut out a large circle from the center and cut another smaller circle from white cardstock to nest inside and be the centerpiece of my card. I used foam tape to pop up the whole Rainbow paper panel.

I stamped the large sentiment from Hug in a Mug. I love that there are a few options to place in that empty space. I used the "makes us awesome" and used my MISTI to ensure perfect placement.

I stamped one of the mugs and used my Copics to color it up. I did some easy fussy cutting and then popped it up above my sentiment. I used a circle punch to add a hole to the handle and tied on a yellow twine bow. Some enamel dots finished off the embellishments.

Head on over to the TE Blog for more inspiration. The new release is right around the corner!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You Mean the World to Me

Phew...what a whirl wind couple of weeks with amazing new products from the companies I love. Don't get me wrong....I'm not complaing. I truly enjoy designing for the teams I do and know I am blessed and lucky to be a part of them. It was time take a breather though and create something, just because. 

 I pulled out some Reverse Confetti stamps and dies and got busy with this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I love tall & skinny. My card measures 3.75 x 5.5. 

I used a sentiment from My World and stamped it in grey ink onto a Weather or Dot (& Stripes) Quick card Panel. These cards are awesome and really do make for some simple card designs. Remember they are limited edition and once they sell out....they are gone. 
Following the sketch, I cut a small circle from Circles 'n scallops and added the "xoxo" die cut (layered up 3 of them for added dimension) from Fancy Word Confetti Cuts. I also tucked in a tiny heart from Love Note. Gosh, I love that die set. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you back here soon. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TCP Release Day Blog Hop!!!

It's finally time and we are so excited! The July TCP Release is happening NOW! Thanks for hanging with us all week long for all the teasers with the Kitty Cats. You can now shop for all the fabulous products. You should have arrived from Christine's blog. If not, be sure to start over at the TCP Blog so you don't miss out  on any of the fun. 

I love the new Seas the Birthday stamp set. Those sea creatures are just the best! I created a extra fun, interactive card with a shaker on the outside and a pop up on the inside.  I created the shaker with my favorite Framed Up 2 dies. I added some "bubbles" to my vellum and then used the Waves border cut up along the top. If you couldn't tell from all my posts....you need the waves! so great!

Now for the fun inside of the card. The Long Tall Pop-up Cut up is too fun and really easy to use.  I added the octopus and more water colored waves and stamped a sentiment from Simply Stacked Sentiments along the bottom. What a nice surprise for someone when they open the card!

Here is a side view of all the mechanisms of the Long Tall Pop-up Cut up

It's also time for the Summer Blog Hop...that means you make a summer themed card and link it up over on the TCP Blog. 

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your kind words all week long. Now I will send you on your way to the oh-so-talented Wendy Bond. Her blog is up next. 

Have a great day!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Final Day Sneaky Peek

It's the final day of Sneaky Peek Week with The Cat's Pajamas. Tonight is our PJ Party over on the Facebook Page. Tomorrow is the big day.....it's RELEASE DAY! 

Today is my turn to show off the adorable County Fair Cut ups in it's full glory. I have used it a few times over the past week, but never with the pretty flags. I love that is has the separate flag pieces so you can customize the flags with any of your favorite colors and patterns. 

I kept my card simple by just stamping a sentiment from Simply Stacked Sentiments. I created a rounded note card piece with the Toppers Cut ups. I love that notebook edge. Some Devine Twine in green finished this one up. 

Here's a closer look at the new products I used today.

See you over at the PJ party tonight!