May 15, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #20

Hello, hello!

How is everyone?  I hope you've all been busy crafting up a storm, and enjoying the weather we've all had.  Unfortunately, work has been chaos and I haven't had time to create much, or be outside much yet.  I'm hoping this weekend will be different. 

I have another CASE-ing Christmas card for you.  This week we are CASEing Anita.  Here is her lovely card.

And here is my card.

For my card this week, I chose to CASE the layout.  I liked the multiple layers and patterns.  I decided on an A2 card, instead of a square card though.  I loved the colors from the ColorQ challenge #288, and decided to use them on my card.  This is a pretty simple card, and should be easy to mail, as it's not bulky.

I do hope you'll take a minute to go check out what the other designers have created for you today.  As usual, they're pretty fantastic!  I'm off to work, and then taking my mom to the Minneapolis airport, to surprise her with a birthday trip to see my sister and brother in law in San Francisco.  I even spoke to her supervisor at work, so she could have the week off, without her knowing it.  I can't wait to see her face!!  

Stay crafty my friends!

May 10, 2015

You're The Bestest

Hello friends!

Happy Mother's Day!  After a chaotic week at work, I was blessed to be pampered by my lovely daughter, with a pedicure at our favorite spa.  She also cleaned the house all on her own, and made my mother and I breakfast this morning.  Sure do love my girl!  After weeks of long hours, and tons of weekend events, I was happy to finally get some time to be craft today.  Here is the card I made.

I really love the simplicity of this card, even with the layered flower piece.  The distressed cover up, and the ombre ink leaves are gorgeous.  I'm excited to finally use some of the goodies I'd accumulated, but hadn't had the opportunity to use.  If all goes well, I hope to have another something crafty for you this week.  We'll see how things go though.  I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges.

The Pink Elephant #297:  Appreciation/Thank You
City Crafter Challenge #260:  Mood Board/Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colors)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Let's Get Sentimental
Can You Case It #69:  Sketch (my loose interpretation)
The Paper Players #244:  Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand & Pistachio Pudding (I tried to get as close as I could)

Stay crafty my friends!


What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Desert Sand Cardstock, Becky Higgins Project Life Grid Journaling Cards
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Love Blooms & Fancy Word Coordinates
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Ranger Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio, Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombre Ink
Accessories: MFT Stripes Cover Up, Clearly Besotted Small Geometric Rose Die, Simple Stories Enamel Dots, DMC Silver Thread

May 1, 2015

CASE-ing Chrismas Challenge #18


I apologize for this post being so short, but I overslept, and am now running a bit behind.  I wanted to get my card posted though.

It's time for another CASE-ing Christmas challenge.  This week we are CASEing Mynn.  Here is her beautiful card.

And here is the card I made.

I kept the layout the same, but went for totally different colors.  This star background was done with embossing paste and a stencil.  I really wanted to use it, for added dimension.  I stamped the holly twice, once on patterned paper, and popped it up.  After this card was done, I didn't realize how much it looked more like a patriotic card than a Christmas card, but I just left it as is.

That's all for me today.  I hope you'll head over to see what the other ladies have posted for you today.  They're always pretty fabulous.

Have a great day!