Thursday, March 30, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #215


 Ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch? Our teammie Michele
brings us Sketch #215, and it looks like this.


And here's my take on it. 


Don't you just LOVE that sentiment? I'd use it on every birthday card,
if I could. I paired it with a pink balloon and adhered it to an embossed
panel. Teeny white stars finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, April 6th
and as the winner, you could be guesting with us on a future sketch!



Monday, March 27, 2017

MFT March Creative Construction With Blueprints--Scallops



Dainty, delicate scallops add femininity and softness to your creations. 
Our collection of Blueprints includes many scallop options that allow you 
to create panels of any size. You’ll be sure to find the perfect finishing touch 
for any project. Join our team this month as we share our scalloped projects.

I love scallops and associate it with babies and cuteness. I made a shaped card
using MFT's first set of Blueprints--Blueprints 1.


I adhered the yellow checked paper to white card stock, then cut it with
the scalloped panel from Blueprints 1. The edges were ink distressed with
yellow ink to give the scallops more definition.

I scored a hinge on a back panel and adhered both panels together to
create a standing card. Here's the back view of the card, assembled.


The elephant and flowers were colored with Copics, cut with the matching
Die-namics and adhered to the card. I grounded the ellie with an oval shadow.
The card was finished off with the congratulatory sentiment. Notice that
the elephant is giving us a "high five"? Totally unplanned.


Visit today's post at My Favorite Things to see how the rest of the team
took on the Blueprints Scallops challenge!



Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


It's that time of year--the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I'm super excited because I'm having a giveaway! First, here's my card.


I die cut Paper Smooches take out coffee cup from watercolor card stock and
before ink distressing, taped the back side of the cup to keep the pieces intact.
The heart was die cut from the coffee sleeve portion of the cup, ink distressed,
then popped back in the space.


I paired the image with some striped patterned paper and the curved
sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. A few sprinkled coffee beans finished
off the card. Don't you just love that sentiment? It's so true.

* * *

And now for the giveaway! Do you like the Cozy Coffee die set that I used 
on my card? It's super cute and I love the coffee beans in the set.


All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, telling me if you are a  
coffee, tea, or cocoa lover--or all three! I'll add a few extra goodies to sweeten 
the giveaway. One comment per person, please, and international friends 
are welcome to enter.

The deadline to comment is Friday, March 31st at 11:59PM HST.
I'll announce the random winner a few days after the hop ends.

Big thanks to Amy and her helpers for coordinating another successful hop,
and thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, March 23, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #214


Teammie Leigh brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
Here's Sketch #214.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.


Woodgrain card stock was cut with the rectangle element from BP25 and
adhered to a card base. The butterfly and greenery were ink distressed with
Distress Oxide inks and adhered to the card. The white embossed sentiment
completed the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, March 30th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!