Friday, May 31, 2013

Fusion #9: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest


Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration with Fusion #8!

Check out Fusion #9:


1. Play with just Jackie's sketch challenge.

2. Play with just Lesley's inspiration photo challenge.

3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.

4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.

I'm on Lesley's Team:

Okay, my disclaimer to Washingtonians, use your imagination:

I realize that the Space Needle is not red.  I did more of a literal interpretation of the inspiration.

I was inspired by:

1. colors
2. raindrops
3. umbrella = Seattle 
4. Seattle = Space Needle

I used craft foam for the Space Needle die....actually my boy did the die cutting:)  Originally, I used American Crafts Silver Glitter paper but I LOVE the pop from the red foam, what do you think?

What inspires you?

 Make sure you pop over to the Fusion blog so you can find out who our spectacular guest designers are!!!!!

Check out the other Fusion Scientists:


cardstock:  Paper Trey Ink, Stampin' Up vellum
stamps:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps Weather Through, Impress sentiment
ink:  WPlus9
other:  craft foam, Savvy die/Space Needle

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seize the Birthday: let's celebrate!

We're back with a new sketch over on Seize the Birthday!

We're working on both masculine and feminine birthday cards!

Remember you have 2 weeks to complete a birthday card, or two or more, and link up!

Our Super Sponsor is

Here's how I was inspired by the sketch:

I used Neat & Tangled's stamp set, Party Dots.  The banner and sentiment are from that set.  You can't quite tell from the photo but it has been stamped on a pale grey paper to compliment the American Crafts silver glitter paper.

The patterned paper is from the Studio Calico May Card kit and I used a SRM sticker.

Can you read the patterned paper?

Love you to the stars and back.


Stashing this card away for Darin's next birthday.

Make sure you check out the Seize the Birthday blog for all the deets about our Super Sponsor and to see what the other gals on the Design Team created!

{our Guestie!}
{our Guestie!}

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

let's get trendy now!

Hi ya!!!

It's that time again...

Would you like some fabulous ideas for working with some of the hottest trends in crafting today? 

Why not come join us for a fun online workshop?

I’m joining this group of awesome ladies in the Let’s Get Trendy Now!3 workshop where we will be showing 5 trends – 

handmade embellishments
textured layers

Not only will you be inspired by 32 never-been-seen projects, you will also get a chance to win some prizes if you play along with our challenges!!

Just add your name to the linky tool and join us from 
June 3 – 7
Let’s Get Trendy Now!3.

birthday candles


Today's my day on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog!

Here's a sneak peek:

Pop on by and say hello!

Monday, May 27, 2013

hey sweets...

Hello and Happy Memorial Day to my US friends.

I'm up on the Timeless Twine blog today!

Here's a fun birthday card...

Come on, who doesn't love cupcakes?

I'm a huge fan of the Timeless Twine Natural Baker's Twine!

It literally goes with everything!

Did you notice that the twine is going diagonal on the tag too?

Timeless Twine

You can't tell by the photog, but the card base is frosted acetate.

I was inspired by the latest

I'd love it if you'd leave me some bloggie love over on the Timeless Twine blog!

cardbase:  frosted acetate
cardstock:  RAK
paper:  Basic Grey Fact and Fiction, Studio Calico May Card Kit
stamps:  Neat and Tangled Sketchy Cupcakes
ink:  memento rich cocoa
other:  Neat and Tangled sequins, SRM stickers, American Crafts Cucpcake sticker, Timeless Twine Natural Baker's Twine

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shine bright...

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I was hoping this weekend was going to be filled with crafting and staying in my jammies all-day-long, but it isn't quite working out that way.

That's okay, it's all good.  

I've been behind on challenges.  There are so many out there, it tends to get a bit overwhelming for me since I have a limited time for crafting:

Yes, I love color.

Yes, I love patterns.

Yes, I love texture.

I've been wanting to ink up the Strictly Sentiment set by WPlus9, a steal at only $6!  The "happy birthday" has been selectively inked, meaning I dropped the 'to you!'. 

I was patting myself on the back using those Basic Grey coordinate with the sentiment.

I was {thoroughly} inspired by the 

Seriously, what's not to love about all those colors and goodness?!!!!!

I also managed to incorporate Lisa's fantastic sketch:

no. 5

I've been a long-time fan of Lisa's sketches!!!  She rocks.

cardstock:  PTI
paper:  Basic Grey Fact and Fiction
stamps:  WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments
ink:  memento tuxedo
other:  Basic Grey Fact and Fiction Pin/button, Jenni Bowlin canvas bloom and misc pearl