Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baby Girl Blog Hop for Lesley



Welcome to our "Baby Girl Blog Hop" for Lesley Croghan!!   The wonderful Lori Turner organized this fun hop so we could throw Lesley a "cyber card shower" in celebration of her baby girl to be :)  Thank you Lori for all your hard work behind the scenes and to Nance for designing our Hop Banner.  I just LOVE being part of the card making community as it is full of many amazing ladies with huge hearts!!  You can check out the post HERE

I had the joy of meeting both Lesley and her hubby Corey in person a few years back.  She has a heart of gold, a passion for card making and teaching, and it was wonderful to be able to have a "cyber friend" become a "face to face" friend!

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Wishing you a quick delivery, Lesley, and you and Corey many years of parenting joy!!  Hugest of ((hugs)) to you, my friend, and I look forward to popping in the next time we are in your neck of the woods to congratulate you in person and snuggle you bundle of joy!






Monday, March 20, 2017

Mojo Monday #489

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Happy Monday everyone!!  Julee has created this fabulous sketch for us to work with and I absolutely love it!

I wanted to focus on spring colours when I saw this sketch, but as I flipped through my designer papers, I ran across this hoarded Simple Stories paper and just had to use it.   Calling it my week of winter/week before spring pallet {grin}.

I simply adore the mix of colours on this paper, and pulled the rest of my card colours from it.  Used a PTI "birthday" die cut and added a tab with just the word "happy" from the happy birthday sentiment in Poppy Birthday.  Added this gorgeous PTI butterfly for some dimension and pizzaz.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


My week off turned out to be much less productive than I had hoped and planned....I was absolutely wiped out and most likely fighting the bug the rest of the family got so I ended up sleeping a lot and laying low.  Fully energized again and ready to take on the weeks ahead  - booyah!!

Have a fabulous week and I hope you enjoy the sketch as much as I did!



 

  


What's In It?
Stamps:  Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Simple Stories, Kraft, Old Olive, Black, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Ink:   Black
Accessories:  Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Circle Dies (Lil' Inker), Butterfly Die (PTI), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Fluff


Welcome to the second Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge of March with lots of great patterns to work with this week.   Also, a big welcome to my wonderful blogging friend and Guest Designer for this challenge, Carol Mayne.  Huge ((hugs)) to you my friend!!

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I pulled out some fun, yellow, chevron paper for my background and coloured in this fabulous flower from Kindness Matters with some Twinkling H2Os.   A kraft sentiment banner and some orange twine finished things off.

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Guest Designer - Carol Mayne, Just Me: c 

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!







What's In It?
Stamps:  Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  The Sweetest Thing (My Mind's Eye), Kraft  
Ink:  Black  
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Twinkling H2Os, Twine Dimensionals

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mojo Monday #488

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A nice easy sketch to work with this week and the sky is the limit as far as options you can go with.

I went with a masculine theme this time and kept it pretty simple as hubby keeps telling me men don't like fru-fru stuff on their cards.   An embossed background for a bit of texture, a big old brad in the middle of the ship's wheel for a bit of metal, and a bit of twine with a sailor's knot to finish things off.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.



Thankful to have this week off as my boss is off with his family for Spring Break.  Perfect for being able to get used to the time change and getting some of the "to do list" jobs done, not to mention having extra time with my kids :)

Have a fabulous week, and thanks for popping in today!



 

  

What's In It?
Stamps:  Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Ahoy There (Carta Bella)
Ink:   Black, Old Navy
Accessories:  Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker), Chevron Embossing Folder (Provo Kraft) Brad, Blue Twine, Dimensionals

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mojo Monday #487

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Hard to believe it is March already!!  Definitely looking forward to extra daylight in the evenings a week from today :)   The doves are back and I know the woodpecker will be marking his territory by pecking on our metal exhaust duct on the roof any time soon!

For today's sketch I used a sentiment from Julee's free St. Patrick's Day digi set found here.   Perfect as I have several Irish friends I can send cards too.

Mixed and matched a few green papers, and also pulled in Lucky You and the coordinating Shamrock die set.   A few buttons and twine called it a card.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


We had an absolutely amazing time in California at the chiropractic convention!  Twenty four powerhouse speakers - twelve a day for two days!  Lots of great information, from chiropractic, to nutrition, to self development.  I was so overloaded after two days, I couldn't remember half the stuff we heard so I am very glad I can go back and review my notes!  Topped the trip off with my very first trip to Disneyland!!!  Sooooo much fun!!   Beyond blessed to work for an amazing man and co-worker.   Will post pictures later this week.

Have a fabulous day and look forward to seeing your creations in the Mojo Gallery!




 

  



What's In It?
Stamps:  Lucky You, Lucky Day Digi Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Thumbelina (Piggy Tails), Recollections, Kraft
Ink:   Old Olive
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up),  Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Green


Welcome our first March Inspiration photo and my favorite colour {grin}!!   I adore green as it is such a soothing colour (my kitchen and bedroom are both green), and with St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, it was the perfect fit, especially since I have a few Irish Friends with St. Patrick's Day birthdays!!

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I used this MFT sketch and Verve's Lucky You and matching Shamrock die set as they were screaming to be used with green as the theme.  A few pieces of green polka dotted paper, some stitched borders, a touch of kraft and some black accents called it a card.   You can check out what the other DTs were inspired by below.

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Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!







What's In It?
Stamps:  Lucky You (Verve Stamps), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Kaiser Kraft, Simple Pleasures, Kraft, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Black, Garden Green  
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles (Lil' Inker), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals