Saturday, September 14, 2019

Perfectly CAS September 2019 Challenge~Flowers

Hello,

I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented 'super' Kylie, along with a group of wonderfully creative designers, for the debut of a new monthly challenge: Perfectly CAS!

What is Perfectly CAS? For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

Flowers are the theme for our first challenge...


I created a little floral arrangement (hmmm...wasn't intentional, but it 'kind of' looks like the flowers in the image above...) using Petite Posies from The Stamp Market. Easy to ink (layered); easy to die-cut; easy to use in 'small space' designs. Plus, they're cute! As in really cute!


Turning the stage over to you! 
Looking forward to seeing your Perfectly CAS flower-themed cards in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, September 13, 2019

Just Us Girls Challenge #505~Trend Week...More Paper Smooches Sunnyville and You Rock!

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #505~Trend Week, where our lovely Angie has selected Stacking Die-Cuts as our inspiration. So many fun ways to interpret this...

We're thrilled to have Janet Ribet joining us as our September guest designer; please check out her wonderful card, along with those from the fabulous JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria. They would love to know you dropped by.
I'm continuing my 'crushing on and smitten with' fest with Paper Smooches Sunnyville stamps/dies.  Today, four cards, each with 'stacked' die cuts in some fashion...

My first card is a 99.9% case of Jill Hawkin's card found here. LOVE her version: the sun stacked on top of the clouds, stacked on top of the 'rainbow'!  Once I started with that one, I just kept going....


In Card 2, I stacked You Rock in rainbow colours...


For Card 3, the sweet bespectacled sun is stacked atop glitter clouds...

and finally, in Card 4, the adorable sun + clouds + rainbow rays are stacked...


I'm sure you'll come up with ingenious ways to stack your die cuts! Excited to see your creativity in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Card #3 - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #478~Blue + Yellow


Card #4 - Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #402 (used the sketch flipped around)


Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, September 9, 2019

You Are My Sunshine...AAA Cards CAS Game #148~Sketch, TIME OUT Challenge #143~Inspired by Words, Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #357~Make Your Mark

Hello,

Took an opportunity to do some 'just for fun' card-making for the following challenge:







I'm having a crush-fest with Paper Smooches Sunnyville stamps and dies; so much cuteness! Paired the adorable sun/cloud with a strip of stenciled rainbow clouds. Another note for my SIL to share with the kiddos...


More cards with these sets coming soon...told you I'm smitten with them!

Thank you for dropping by!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Happy Little Stampers September 2019 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Lily's Cards

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers September 2019 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


This month, my sweet Lily inspired my cards *grin* She needs to give/send a LOT of cards, especially to the wonderful staff at the vet clinic. Lily was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease (finally an answer to two months of her being on-again/off-again not so well), so we've been in close contact with the fabulous vets, techs and reception personnel on a regular basis. Now that we know what she has, we're in the process of helping her heal; that means home-cooked meals! I'm thrilled to do the cooking for her and hopefully, with a very slow introduction of some essential ingredients, we'll see improvements (fingers crossed, touch on wood...the works). Actually, she is incredibly full of energy, spunk and sparkle...maybe I should eat what she does (currently ground beef and oatmeal)!



This one went to my nephew...

this one, to my niece. 

Please visit my teammates; their creations are wonderful and, if you have a moment, leave them some love. I know they'll be thrilled!

Looking forward to seeing your Anything Goes with Dies cards/projects in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, September 6, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #195~Word Prompt...Thank you for your Kindness

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #195, where our word prompt is CROP! A number of definitions attached to this word, so I'm curious to see the various directions you take!



As for me: I've brought a crop of Altenew Farmers' Market vegetables that I subsequently cropped with my always-use panel die! Cropped the crop *grin*  Sorry about the inks...someone needs to do some replenishing!


My wonderful teammates have interpreted CROP in fabulously inspiring ways; please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:

Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #504~Word Week...Lunchbox Notes

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #504~Word Week, where our talented Vicki has selected *School* as our theme. Perfect timing, as week 1 of school for my niece and nephew (and most of Alberta) wrapped up this week. Only about 31 more to go...hahahahaha! Happy dancing in being a retired teacher *grin*


We're thrilled to have Janet Ribet joining us as our September guest designer: welcome aboard, Janet! Please check out her wonderful card, along with those from the fabulous JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria. They would love to know you dropped by.
I've made two sets of lunch box notes as my take on this week's theme. Paper Smooches Sunnyville are absolutely perfect for little pick-me-ups for my sister-in-law to pack in the kids' lunches. Those cute sunny faces make me smile, as do the sparkly sunglasses!!



Time for you to get after your homework *grin*

Looking forward to a gallery filled with your SCHOOL cards/projects!

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers September 2019 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: ELF)

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers September 2019 Christmas Challenge - always Anything Goes - with an optional twist which, this month, is ELF!



On a roll with my Magic Picture Changer and actually using the twist! 

 

  

That's it from me; please head over to the blog to see how  my talented teammates interpreted this month's theme.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!