Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Verve, Sending Some Sunshine

♥ Sunshine ready to be sent!
A sweet & simple card: Verve stamp (one of my all time favorite stamps EVER!) and some yummy new CTMH paper :) My sunshine is already to be sent - tomorrow morning - to three very special people in my life ♥ Thanks for a great challenge Verve!

Splendid, Sunshiney thoughts! All CTMH on this one :)
More Sunshine, all Close To My Heart ... different paper and stamp theme ... not sure if it matches but I like it. Hope you do to :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 96

This is the lovely, soft and sweet color challenge from Play Date Cafe this week ... I wasn't going to play but then it popped up on my FaceBook and said "you still have time to play today" and I just couldn't resist :)

Here's is my very soft and sweet card. Aside from the sentiment, which I LOVE! Don't you love it!?! Images are all second generation stamped for a faint, softer feel. I saw a gorgeous white on white card the other day and wanted to do something similar, Ivory on Ivory. I used all CTMH products for this card.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For the Verve August Sketch Challenge

I like this one ... I made another but tried to incorporate a color challenge also and therefore ... wasn't too crazy about it so didn't share on Split Coast ... Any way; this is the one I posted and I think it's kinda cool. Thanks for looking!

CAS-ual Fridays Its a 2 in 1 challenge!

Here's the Clean and Simple Creative Inspiration from CAS-ual Fridays this week -- Thanks!

Here's one card I made, I used direct stamp pad to paper. this one I used the same color and tried to triple swipe the pad to get the three color effect ... didn't work to well in this case.

This is my second card - this time used three different colors of ink - I like it but ran out of room for the sentiment - oops! Doesn't get much cleaner or simpler or stamped than this now does it!?!? Thank you for looking and I hope you have a delightful day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

Here's the lovely color inspiration from Play Date Cafe

Here's my card. Not loving it at all. My plan went awry in every way. It's done. That's all I can say.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

This is the fun fabulous and colorful challenge from Play Date this week

I made two cards ... neither of them turned out much like I expected ... or had in my head ... but here they are :)

I really liked what I did with the stamping on the lime frame ... but the inside didn't turn out how I wanted at all ...

After I kept messing up the inside of the smile card, I just decided to flip the center over and go this route ... plain but I kind of like it ...

CASE Study turns 1 ♥ Happy Birthday CASE!

This week it's CASE Study Challenge's Very First Birthday!
Happy Birthday to YOU CASE Study!!
Here's the challenge:
 " Your inspiration this week would come from the work of any of our Designers - past or present. "

Here is the card I was inspired by. This card was created by the very talented Jill and you can visit her blog here
You should check out her site and see whom she was inspired by too; it's just a wonderful cycle of love and inspiration for ALL!

And here is the card I made:
My intention was to stamp the flowers in the upper right and the sentiment in the lower left, like Jill's ...but somehow it just turned out like this ... go figure! :) I will say that no one person could ever be my one inspiration ... after hopping through all the amazing blogs and viewing beautiful card after card, I was just ready to create!  So a huge thank you to all who participated! Thanks!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's a 3 for One! Busy Summer Days Call for a Triple Play!

Well, with four boys under foot and so much summer fun going on, I'm finding myself a little short on time lately. So I decided to check out CAS-ual Fridays ... I was so excited for the challenges to start and I don't think I've even been able to play in one yet! The CAS challenge was to create a 9x4 card. Hmmm, I thought, I can swing that. Than I lolly-gagged my way over to one of my favorite sites of all time: The Play Date Cafe and I saw the lovely color challenge up for this week ... well, I thought I could probably work those colors into a 4x9 card. That of course made me think of another fabulous site I like to frequent, CASE study! So I ran right over there to see a positively gorgeous card that also inspired me. Hmmm again. I wonder what what would happen if I took a few minutes and stirred these three challenges together.

Here's my card, inspired by a trio of challenges from CAS-ual Fridays, The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study. I whipped up this sweet and ever so simple card in less than twenty minutes. All products CTMH this time. I can't encourage you enough to check out these wonderful and amazing sites! You won't be sorry!   
Here's the fabulous inspiration from CASE study; absolutely Lovely card! Please take a look at the CASE Study Blog here: CASE STUDY CHALLENGE!

Oh Play Date Cafe how I LOVE You! These are the Beautiful Colors we were challenged to work with this week. Please check out this site here: PLAY DATE CAFE!

And Last, but certainly in NO WAY least the wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Blog; This is such a fantastic site: CAS-ual Fridays!