Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Celebrate!

Goodness...it's been such a long time!  I've missed stopping here to share a bit with you...but the break was truly necessary.  Health issues...and the holidays...and a plate that was way too full all caught up with me.  My creativity was zapped...and so was my energy...and even my joy for this craft.  What?  I KNOW! 

It was definitely time to step back and figure out what got me there and why.  And so...when I understood that I had kind of lost my way I made plans to get back on track!  One of the hardest things I did was to step way from most of my design team commitments, but it was necessary...and moving forward I'll be creating mostly for me...with things that bring me  joy!

And that brings me here...with this sweet card of celebration...where I've used some of my most loved crafty things all at once...Crumb Cake Cardstock, Linen Thread and White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  Love, love, LOVE!



In all of life's craziness...there's room for celebrations...big and small.  Today...I celebrate being here...with you!

Have an amazing day!

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Papers:  Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Pool Party , Basic Black, Vellum
Ink:  Basic Black Archival

Tools & Accessories:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Banner Triple Punch, Classic Label Punch, Big Shot, Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Mixed Metallic Challenge

Welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop...a super fun hop where I'm lucky to get to work with some fancy friends...who also happen to be past or current Stampin' Up! Artisans!  Each month we hop with a new challenge...and this month's Mixed Metallic Challenge is all about being inspired by the Year of Cheer Suite!

You can read more about the Year of Cheer Suite HERE, and I hope you'll check it out...but first...check out my Fancy Friday challenge project!


Seriously...I don't even know where to start talking about this challenge...there's so much to be inspired by in the Year of Cheer Suite!  But I gotta start somewhere...so let's begin with the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  I thought this classic, foil designed paper would be perfect for the matchbook New Year's Eve party favors I wanted to make...and oh my goodness..they were So EASY to  make!  I simply cut several 8-1/2" x 3" pieces and  scored and folded them at 3-1/2"; 3-3/4" and 7-3/4".  Truly...that's it.  I then added the Foil Snowflakes...and wrapped it with Linen Thread.  To top it off I grabbed some fun new products from the soon-to-be-released Sale-a-Bration brochure and added sentiments...the heat embossed let's and die cut celebrate in varied foil sheets, including Champagne Foil Sheets from our inspiration suite.  I think my favorite part of these little favors is the fun combination of classic and rustic elements.

Thank you so much for stopping by for the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  I hope you're inspired to create something fabulous with the Year of Cheer Suite...and I'd LOVE to see it!  So...post it, using #fancyfridaybloghop when you share it...and let me or one of my fancy friends know!

And now...hop over to my see what my talented, fancy friend Rochelle has to share!


Have an amazing day!
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Friday, November 17, 2017

#TGIFC134 - Gratitude Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

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 It's #TGIFC134...and it's a Gratitude Challenge!

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Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my Gratitude Challenge project!


Yes...it's a spoon...etched with one of my favorite all time words...thankful.  I think there are so many things to be grateful for year round...but I love Thanksgiving...a time to set other things aside and focus on gratitude, on blessings and on being thankful.

For many years I cooked the Thanksgiving meal.  I'd take off from work and spend three whole days cooking everything from scratch...all the way down to homemade bread and chicken stock for the stuffing!  Yep...kinda crazy...and I LOVED it...but at a certain point it became a bit overwhelming.  So...we started eating at a restaurant...which was good...but there's nothing like a home cooked Thanksgiving meal.  This year, I'm thankful that we'll be cooking at home with family again.   And I'm not cooking...which I'm also thankful for.  When we're the holiday guests I like to share something with the host.  I was out and about and found this spoon...and I knew it would be the perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift.  It already says exactly what I know I'll be feeling about sharing the day.  So I picked it up...and added a simple tag.  And it's simple and perfect!


How will YOU be inspired by this week's Gratitude Challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC134 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!


Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop...a super fun hop where I'm lucky to get to work with some fancy friends...who also happen to be past or current Stampin' Up! Artisans!  On the last Friday of each month we hop with a new challenge...and this month the challenge is a Sketch Challenge!


So...here's our amazing sketch...


and here's what I was inspired to create!  


There's so much I want to say about this card!  First...the sketch...so versatile and perfect!  And then....the little lady.  I love her...and in another life that's what I'd look like while I'm preparing for a family Christmas morning together.  Elegant...perfectly put together...and so full of the holiday spirit.  Yep...another life.  Ha! 

And then...I can't forget to talk about the brand spanking new Stampin' Blends I've used to color here.  Honestly...I prefer not to color.  I'm a stamp on colored cardstock or easy watercolor kind of stamper.  Until now.  I am smitten with the Blends..and I was able to easily complete the look I was looking for with just a few markers.  From here on out I'll be saying I used to prefer not to color!  

Finally...in all of little lady's elegance I see her in a home in the country...and so...I chose Crumb Cake Cardstock for the card's base...and I added other tiny touches of country with Linen Thread and wood Hearts and Stars Elements.  


Thank you so much for stopping by for the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  I hope you're inspired to create something fabulous with our awesome sketch...and I'd LOVE to see it!  So...post it, using #fancyfridaybloghop when you share it...and let me or one of my fancy friends know!

And now...hop over to my see what my talented, fancy friend Cindy has to share!

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Have an amazing day!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

#TGIFC132 - Color Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something lovely for this week's TGIF Challenge!

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 It's #TGIFC132...and it's a Color Challenge!

https://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/tgifc132-color-combo-so-neutral-sahara.html

Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But first...here's my Color Challenge project!




How will YOU be inspired by this week's Color Challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC132 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Have an amazing day!

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