Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: A quick review.

Can you believe it is the last day of July?

July brings an end to my term over at Paper Made Bakery.

I've been super fortunate to have spent 2 terms on the team.  I've loved every moment of it.  The kits are fabulously fun and Shannon is wonderful!

I thought I'd do a quick run down on some of my FAVorite projects:

July 2013 Classy Lady

February 2013 How's The Weather?

February 2013 How's The Weather?

March 2013 signs & symbols

May 2013 On the Go

April 2013 Vintage Daydream

June 2013 this + that

Just some projects from 2013 that I had fun making with Paper Made Bakery kits.  I want to thank my teamies and my blog buddies for all their wonderful support!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

who totally forgot?

Yes, I'm still having fun with the neon inks!

This card is chock full of fun manufacturers

Washi by Freckled Fawn

Neat & Tangled

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Fridays

I was thoroughly inspired by the latest

Are YOU a neon fan?

Monday, July 29, 2013

key lime sorbet

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm up on the Timeless Twine blog today....

Have you seen the new Sorbet Collection?

What's not to love?

Today's  card uses

I've shared it before but if you punch tiny holes on opposite sides of your card base, it makes for a good 'anchor' for the twine:

awesome sauce, right?

stamps:  avery elle rounded diamonds, some odd girl make a statement
ink:  wplus9 white, memento tuxedo

I was inspired by the latest

I'd LOVE for you to pop by the Timeless Twine blog and say Howdy!

Here's to an awesome week!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

80's flashback

neat neon.

It seems that I've been playing more with my Hero Arts Neon inks...I forget how well they, well, ink up.

Dontcha love the new

 Neat & Tangled

I just had to use my 'neat' wood chip for today's card!

There's still time to play along with the little tangles


I'm also linking up the

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: altered giftie


Today's my day over on the Paper Made Bakery blog!

I'd love for you to stop by and see my altered giftie project!

Here's a sneak peek:

Sadly, my term with Paper Made Bakery is ending.  This is my last official Paper Made Bakery post.  I want to give a big shout out to Shannon and the girls on the Design Team!  I have truly loved being on the PMB Team!

Would love for you to pop over to the Paper Made Bakery for some of my fav projects!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fusion: Hello

Looking for the Timeless Twine New Release Blog Hop?  Click HERE

Hello and Welcome Back to the Fusion Card Challenge!

Make sure you pop over to the Fusion blog for some announcements, including new Design Team Members!

Here's our new challenge:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the 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.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Experiment Page before playing along.

I challenged myself to go the Fusion route but thinking outside of the box, can you guess how I was inspired?

I used the sketch and instead of going the obvious nautical route, I decided to go with the colors and by highlighting the ocean.  That map paper from the Basic Grey Hey You pad is perfect, dontcha think?  Everything is from Basic Grey, including the fantastic Hello die cut.

Please pop over to the Fusion blog for more inspiration, including from our newest Design Team Members!

Timeless Twine New Release Blog Hop: Sorbet Collection!

Looking for my Fusion Challenge post?  Click HERE

Hello and Welcome to the Timeless Twine New Release Blog Hop!

You should have popped over here from the magnificent Amy Kolling's blog, if not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop, which is the Timeless Twine blog, so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

What's a hop without prizes and surprises?

SALE!!!!!!  Each color will be on sale for $8.00, the set will be on sale for $21 and small party pack $4 .....just for the day
PRIZES: ***One prize per winner so there will be 5 winners total!
Grand Prize - 1 set of the new Sorbet Collection

Check out these fabulous sponsors:

Scraptastical Kreations:
$25 GV
$10 GC
SVG Cutting Files:
$15 GC
KaDoodle Bug Designs:
$10 GC

Please go to the Timeless Twine blog for complete details.

Super FUN, right?!!!!

Introducing the

I know, aren't they delish?!!!!

Here's what I did with

Razzleberry Sorbet

Don't you love the color combo?!  

Even though my Impress Big Bold Bloom is well, big & bold....the Razzleberry Sorbet twine simply POPS!

Don't forget about the current

Timeless Twine Challenge

Now hippety hop over to

Thursday, July 25, 2013

celebrate your special day.


What's not to love about October Afternoon's Cake Walk?

The is a pretty big card for me at 5 x 7.   Perfect for a group birthday card for the young or old.

The banner has been stitched down with some vintage mint thread...I left the threads unruly :)

The shipping tag has been dry embossed and fishtailed.

I'm playing along with the Moxie Fab World's

It's almost Friday!!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

hello crafty friend.

Um, not sure why it's taken me so long to ink up Paper Smooches I Heart Art set!

The woodgrain cardstock is by the German company, GMUND.  The brad is October Afternoon's Woodland Park Collection.

I love how the Fresh Ink lays on top of the vellum....

Such delish colors


I was inspired by the latest 

See ya tomorrow!

Monday, July 22, 2013

nautical thanks

Hello and Happy Monday!!

On Saturday I did some power shopping at Impress:

Fresh Ink:  Navy, Red Currant & Island

A big shout out to Impress for celebrating their 26th Birthday!!!  Isn't that awesome?!

All the stamps except the sentiment are by Impress.  The sentiment is a freebie from Avery Elle.  I had the chevron but I don't think I've inked it up.  The other two are brand new purchases inspired by this card that I snapped a pic of in the Impress shop:

edited to add that Novell let me know that this is a Julie Ebersole creation!

The tag is thin is from Impress and wait for it, I used my corner chomper on it!  I actually have a bunch of the business card sized wood sheets but never thought of shaping them!  This is exactly why I savor my visits to Impress!

I was inspired by Lisa's latest sketch:

The nautical theme is compliments of

Curtain Call

I'm such a fan of Stacey's and thrilled that I am able to play along.  I mean really, who doesn't the nautical trend?

Speaking of nautical trends, thanks to Niki G who reminded me of the Paper Crafts July Nautical Challenge!

Here's to a fabulous week!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

banner birthday

Good Morning!

This poor card is a 2 time pub sub reject BUT I still love it!

It's the facial expression of those kids, so stinkin' adorable.  It absolutely makes me smile!

Chock full of October Afternoon's Calkwalk collection.  I added a clothespin from Pebbles and a tiny SRM Happy Birthday sticker.  Everything is sitting on Timeless Twine Lemonade Yellow.

Yesterday was a super fun day for me!

I helped out at Seattle's Scrap Expo!

I had the fabulous opportunity to work the Avocado Arts Booth!

Here's a pic with Michelle, owner of Avocado Arts:

Seriously, how cute is she?!!!!!

I actually met her at the 2012 CKC Seattle and LOVED her energy!!   I'm thrilled to be on her Design Team and to be able to work the booth.  

Guess who stopped by the booth?

Kimberly of Wienerhoneymooners!

This is actually the 2nd time I've met Kimberly but the first time for a photo!  Have you checked out her blog?  She's on fire with her cards and creativity!

Okay, that's it for me!

Today is the boy's family birthday party!