Sunday, April 2, 2017

Combining two challenges...

Happy April...and I could not be happier.  We actually have something to walk on other than snow, slush and ice! Looking forward to some much missed sunshine, however looks like we still have a ways to go before I can break out the swim suit (HA!).  In the meantime, my BFF and I decided to each choose a challenge and we would combine the two, hoping they wouldn't be too hard to meld.
So Cindy chose Just Add Ink's just add critters since she knew my stamp stash was plentiful of four legged friends.

My choice was the weekly sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

...and this is what I came up with using the new stamp set from the Simon Says April card kit of the month.  The kit is sold out, but the stamp set is available separately. Pulled out my prismacolor pencils for coloring.

It was fun to see what we picked individually. Here is Cindy's blog post with her adorable rendition.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Comforting Hugs...

Feeling rather uninspired today.  Not sure if it is the ongoing, never ending winter weather we are having or what, but tried to sit down and put something together for a few challenges.  That usually gets the mojo going, but just not feeling it.  Here is what I ended up with....again, not loving it but playing along anyway.

Actually managed to get it to fit with 3 different challenges...
Stamp Ink Paper - color challenge 
Paper Craft Crew - sketch 
Addicted to Stamps - clean and simple

Hoping next weekend will feel a bit more creative.  Until then....hope everyone has a great week.  Since some of you will have a 4 day work week, that can only be a good thing, right?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Easter...

I's a tad early for Easter, since we haven't even made it to Valentine's Day, but had to put a little "spring" in my world.  Just when I was hoping winter had subsided, along comes another 5-6 inches of the white stuff.  Enough!!
This is such a cute image that I grabbed from Prettygrafikdesign on Etsy.  All sets are on sale through January.
Have a great week!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A couple of Newton's Nook...

Seems I was in the mood to fussy cut and paper piece this weekend.  This was a fun card to put together with being able to use so many different cute design papers.  The stamp is Newton's Nook Newton's Nap time.

Next is from Touchdown Tails.  This is a great set if you have those sports lovers on your card making list.  This one is also going in for the sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew.

I only need two things...

I am having so much fun with the February Simon Says Card Kit (which is sold out).
Today it was my BFF's turn to pick the challenges that we participate in.  She picked three, but I could not for the life of me, incorporate one of them.

 I did use the cute Paper Craft Crew sketch...

...along with the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.  This one may be a bit of a stretch.  The challenge was to use 1) Corrigated cardboard..check  2) Stamping...check, and 3) One of many other "your choice" options listed. I chose watercolor which is used on the background.  My concern is that it is a CAS Mix up, and when I look at this card, I don't really see clean and simple.  However, my disclaimer is it's Superbowl Sunday, and I need to get to the party outside my cave, so it will be what it will be!  Plus, I have a very important birthday card to finish up...shhh!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New digi's...

I found a great little shop on Etsy, Prettygrafikdesign.  They have the cutest images, great service and all are currently on sale for 80% off! That's .99 for a set with multiple images. These little cutie patooties are from a set called Fox Love...perfect for a Valentine card.

Challenges entered:
Stamp Ink Paper   -  Sketch    
Simon Says Wednesday   -  Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner   -  Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday   -  Something fun
Splitcoaststampers   -   Free 4 All Friday - Cuddly/Snuggly

A touch of spring...

This put a little springtime "happy" in my world today.  Haven't used any yellow for months, after all the wintry colors. 
Challenges entered:
 CAS(E) this sketch  -  

Fusion Card Challenge   -     Using the photo    
Just Us Girls   -  Photo inspiration