Friday, March 27, 2015

Viva la Verve & Simon Says Stamp {Great Friend}

Today is my last day of Spring Break! I have enjoyed it immensely! I managed to get in a spa treatment or two! And I got the chance to craft. All in all, it has been a wonderful break!

When I saw this new paper pack called Jack & Jill by Echo Park, I thought it might be for babies? But inside are the prettiest papers! I am a sucker for anything floral. 


My washi tape is some older tape I have in my stash. I stamped a pretty Sentiment from Verve's set called Great Friend and used my Stampin' Up butterfly punches to accent the paper.

Today I was inspired to play along with the fun sketch at Verve and I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes. LOVE the clean lines of the sketch and right away I knew I wanted to showcase some pretty new paper and some washi tape!

  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FUSION {Birthday Wishes in Red, Green & Yellow}

Hi stampy friends! This week I am thrilled to be Guest Designing for my Challenge called FUSION. My dear friend and designer, Amy Tsuruta, is taking this challenge off at FUSION and so I decided to jump in for her!

This week we have a cupcake for inspiration. I create all the sketches and the inspirations for FUSION, and I chose this cupcake because of the cupcake liner. LOVE the texture on it. So I reached into my hoarded stash of embossing folders and chose a criss-cross pattern to mimic the texture on the cupcake liner. I also went with a birthday theme sentiment using the Poppy Birthday stamp set from Verve.

I used the flowers from a retired Stampin' Up set called Peaceful Petals. I wanted the flowers to pop, so I kept my background white. The sketch comes from the current SCS Sketch. I went with an A2 card and used the large yellow flower as the #4 piece of the sketch. I also used the fun colours at The Color Throwdown. The inspiration photo got me thinking about flowers. I tried to find a suitable red copic in my stash, for a more muted look. I tried to shade the large yellow flower to match the yellow flowers on the dress.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I had so much fun creating my card for FUSION. I hope you will come and play along with us.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SugarPea Designs Theme Challenge {Spring}

Happy Wednesday! Wow, my Spring Break is FLYING by but I have been enjoying myself. My super sweet sister treated me to a facial yesterday! My mom and I went to see the new Cinderella movie (SO GOOD) and my parents took me out for supper. Yes, I am spoiled!

Today at SugarPea Designs we are celebrating SPRING! It is in the air and I immediately thought of this sweet little dragon and his kite. The weather has been beautiful here but also a little windy. I love the sentiment...I am sending this to a sweet friend. She sent me some pretty mail this week and so this will be what I send in return.

Once again I am using some of the new Lawn Fawn papers. I kept my design super simple...


Come and join us at SugarPea Designs for your chance to win!

Don’t forget…if the winner (chosen at random) card or project features a SugarPea Designs stamp set, we will increase their prize to $15!!

Viva la Verve {Celebrate Your Day}

Today I am sharing a card I made using another fun sketch at Verve. I loved the cool design! I had some poppies from Poppy Birthday left on my desk from the last couple of cards I I just used them with some scrap papers on my desk. I used the white "brighten"my card. The french script on the kraft card base is a stamp from Hero Arts.

Not my usual style of was fun to push myself out of my comfort zone. I think it was the gingham"ish" paper I used...I sponged everything with distress inks.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Challenge Reminder

Wow! So many great cards this week at The Challenge! This is just a friendly reminder that there is one more week to play along! Kimberly has created another card to inspire you!

Click HERE to join us!

Viva la Verve {Happy Birthday} & Seize the Birthday

Corey and I just got back from a quick weekend getaway! The weather was gorgeous and we had so much fun! While we were away, I kept looking at the fun sketch at Verve. I must admit, I struggled with it. But once I went with the doily for the circle shape, the card came together quickly. I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday.

I used some new Lawn Fawn pretty! I used a coral/navy/kraft colour combo too. Using some distress inks, I inked all the sides of my card and layers. I think it softens a card.

I used Verve's Great Friend and Poppy Birthday for my stamps. I love the Poppy Birthday font and sentiments. SO pretty and clean!


Friday, March 20, 2015

MOJO Monday, The Paper Players, CASOLOGY &The Color Throwdown

Got my "CRAFT" on tonight! Yay! I made a quick and simple group of matching cards. Tomorrow is the start of my Spring Break and although I will miss my kiddos, I am tired and need a break! I will hopefully be crafting much more next week!

The first card I made is simple and for no was a warm up card and for my stash!

I was inspired to play along with CASOLOGY and their "Blossom" Challenge. I inked up a fun new-to-me set from Verve called Poppy Birthday! I decided just to play with this new set and used the colours from The Color Throwdown. I just stamped the poppies up along the side of the card...and stamped the sentiment on the opposite side. I used Navy as my accent colour.

Then I decided to play along with Mojo Monday! Yay! I never get the chance to play during the week. I kept my design simple and clean. I stamped the bigger poppies and then popped them up on dimensionals. I kept the design simple. I used the The Color Throwdown colours again.


I am also linking this to the current Paper Players Challenge too. They are looking for CAS flowers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Challenge #27 {Just the Way You Are}

Welcome to The Challenge! Every other week we bring you a colour/sketch combo! You are welcome to combine the colours and sketch or just use one part of the challenge! It is totally up to you! The design team have created inspiring samples to get you into the crafting mood! Come and join us!

Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Gray Flag: 1.25 x 3.75" (any size will do)
White Flag: 1 x 3" (any size will do)
Butterfly: Any Shape

This week we have a simple sketch and a springy colour combo! I decided to ink up some new Verve called Brighter Days. I didn't want to colour the blooms, so I stamped them onto designer paper and fussy cut them. Then I stamped a leaf from an older Stampin' Up set and fussy cut it as well. I used the Plain Jane Stamp Set called Beautiful from Verve as well.

This month we are thrilled to have Narelle Farrugia as our Featured Designer and this week we are welcoming, Becca Cruger as our Guest! She won our challenge a couple of weeks ago!

Featured Designer for March
Guest Designer

The Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who played along with us! 
The winner for our last challenge is...

I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ (no spaces) for more information!

I also chose three other cards from the challenge to be our "Runner-Up's"! 

(In alphabetical order)

Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!

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