Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just Us Girls #255 - Photo Inspiration

Lisa chose this photo inspiration for this week.  I was going to do distressing [of some type], but when my card got done, well you can see - no distressing at all.

I used the fun Altenew Super Script [along with my friend, Silhouette] and a Die-namics die, Blooming Carnation.

We hope you are inspired by the photo and play along with the JUGS challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nonnie's Birthday

We are celebrating our fellow stamper, Nonnie's birthday today and I am using the Dare 2B Artzy stamp set, Rose.

Sandi is Hostessing the linky party over on her blog, London Days.  Feel free to add in your birthday card.  The more, the merrier!  You can also pop on over and wish her a happy day~

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NONNIE!!! Enjoy your day to the fullest~

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blog Hop with a Difference

I was listed by Kimberley over at weinerhoneymooners to continue on with the Blog Hop with a Difference.  How fun to be asked by such a fabulous, supportive stamper!  I am just thrilled to be noticed by her!  Anyway, the object is to answer a few questions so fellow bloggers get to know a little bit about my creative side.

What project am I working on right now?
I just got done making a DT project for Dazzling Divas [next Wednesday].

How Long does it take to create a project?
This always depends on what Team or challenge I am creating for.  I'm going to say an average of 1.5 hours.  Some less, some more.  I really love the CAS style with all the lovely white, but there are times when I love being challenged by using lots of layers.

How does my creative process work?
Everything starts with a challenge for me, literally.  Challenges out in blogland or for the Teams I create for.  I like having a start, otherwise I get overwhelmed and can't focus.

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Again, I find a challenge, and then I go perusing blogland and Pinterest. Basically I look for a layout or sketch that I like.  Once I find that, I am good to go.  I have to "see" to create - I simply can not put a card together - I go blank.

What is my signature style?
I have to say CAS and CAS with layers.  I love my white card base :)

One random fact about me;
I have worked for Starbuck's for 15 years.  Besides that, all I do is stamp. :)  Oh yeah, I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and I ask myself all the time, what was I thinking - they require tons of attention and I am playing in my stamp room.  Good thing DH has time :)

So now, I am to pass these questions over to 3 stampers who inspire me:

My first choice is Nancy Leppek, from Scrapper @ Heart.  I "met" Nancy over at Gina K Designs when I was designing for GKD a few years ago.  While Nancy's work was fabulous back then [that is what first caught my eye naturally], her work is now over the top amazing!  Luckily for me, she accepted my invite to join in with Just Us Girls design team.  Since then, we have become "pals" and she is an awesome support and I consider her a friend even though we have never met in person.

For my 2nd choice I have to pick Deepti Malik, from Dee's Art Utopia. WOW - I am sure ALL of you have seen her absolutely stunning creations in one challenge or another.  She has also joined in with STAMPlorations Team - [so thrilled to have her on the team!]  I am so amazed how she took blogland by storm -- she enters a challenge, she wins that challenge!  The over the top amazing fact is she just joined into blogging about 9 months ago!  Her work makes my drop my jaw! 

My 3rd choice is Shirley Bampton from Shirley-bee's stamping stuff.  What this girl does with paper and ink and water coloring!  OVER.THE.TOP. fabulous!  I only wish I could water color like she does - [I have tried I'll be honest.]  I look forward to getting her daily posts - I am always inspired by her cards!  Shirley is another one who enters a challenge, and wins the challenge.  Just validates my opinion of her work!

I was going to make a card for this, but if you made it this long, I will just say I appreciate all of you out here in blogland!  That is what my blog is for..YOU. I hope I have inspired some of you along the way.....  Thanks for reading.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dazzling Divas #39 - Back to School

It's time again for the Dazzling Diva Challenge #39.  This week, it's Back to School [or anything goes].

I just adore the way this craft metal cuts!  I used a die [Crafty Cutts] and the 1st Day is done with my Silhouette!!   I used Peacock Blue Craft Metal and Black Diamond Craft Metal.  Here is a better photo of the color;

Even though my card is pretty generic, I love it.  Every time I use this craft metal, I just love the pop it adds to my cards!  Remember, you can buy it HERE, [and I get credit :)]  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; back to school.

Meanwhile, come on over to Dazzling Divas Challenge #39 and play along!  There is a fabulous prize for the winner!

Thanks for stopping by~

The Male Room #17 - Stars

It's The Male Room Challenge #17, Stars. 

I decided to try a different type of star using the images from STAMPlorations, Chevrons and Arrows.  It worked - I love my "star".  Using rainbow colors with the black Hello [Technique Tuesday] still keeps this card masculine too.  Yay - I actually went out of the box for once :), and I am happy with the result.

Come on over to The Male Room and play along - remember to keep it masculine!

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last Seize the Sketch & Inspired By Stamping

I can't believe how fast the year went of being on the Seize the Sketch Design Team! Poof!  Lesley has decided to make this our last challenge, and I want to say thank you for the amazing year I had, and the opportunity to design with some fabulous stampers!!

I used the newly released STAMPlorations Holiday Sketches; Christmas Candle. I do like it just done with gold embossing.  Shery is running her "bundle special" for all the September Christmas sets, they are available starting August 20th.

Meanwhile, I hope to see you play in the last Seize the Sketch challenge!  We would love to go out with huge participation!  Here is the sketch for you:

It is also my day over at the Inspired By Stamping Blog.  Good news on this front, Joanna has asked me to stay on for another year -- naturally, I said YES!

To see what stamp sets [and links] I used to create this card, pop on over to the blog.  Remember, J has amazing blog candy!  Just leave a comment and cross your fingers that you win~

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, August 18, 2014

SCS Color Challenge - CC492

The colors this week over at SCS Color Challenge are So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip with a dessert of dessert.

Out of all the stamps I have, this is the only ice cream stamp I have.  The colors reminded me of ice cream, so I went with it.  I used [retired] images from Gina K Designs, Lazy Days of Summer.  Kind of a fun card I think.

Come on over to SCS Color Challenge and join in the dessert party! :)

Thanks for stopping by~

A Walk Down Memory Lane & STAMPlorations Sketch #18

It's a dual post today on the blog~

Today over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane Blog, I have a tutorial on making a fun shaker card.

Isn't this fun!  I made it really bright [you know the eye sight starts to go the older you get ;)]  Pop on over to the blog for supplies used also.

It's also sketch time over at STAMPlorations Challenge Blog Sketch #18.

I used Art Decor Border Builders and A Simple Gift

Here is the sketch for a heads up

STAMPlorations images are not required for the sketch challenge.  Therefore, come on over to the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog and play along!  There will be a fabulous prize to the winner!

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, August 17, 2014

AAA Cards Challenge #16

It's AAA Card Challenge #16; Inspire.  This week we are CASEing fellow teammate, Jane Taylor.

I used PTI Think Big #12.

Here is Jane's card

I love these type of challenges!  I hope you come on over and play along at AAA Card Challenge; Inspire.

Thanks for stopping by~
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