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Monday, 26 January 2015


I am so honored and excited!!!
I woke up this morning to find that my card was chosen as the winner for the 

Thank you Paper Smooches!
I always have a ton of fun creating with your adorable stamps!
What a bonus to be recognized in this way!
Happy day all!
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Friday, 23 January 2015

Anything Goes - Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I'm kinda on a role!?

This weeks challenge: Anything Goes.

The Anything Goes challenges are always fun because I get to pull out my Paper Smooches stamps and create away freely....
I can go in whatever direction my creative juices get flowing! 
For me that usually means pulling out my stamps and going through all the adorable images and picking a couple that I really want to work with...whether its because I haven't really used them much, or I get inspired when I see them,  or I just really want to color the really doesn't take much...just a jumping point. Once I have the stamps picked out the rest of the card usually comes together pretty easily!

Here's the two cards I came up with for this week:

For both of my cards I played with masking the images - I know this is a VERY basic stamping skill but it is one I VERY rarely use! It was fun to do something different and I really do like how they turned out. And of course, I had so much fun coloring these little cute!

I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge....
I encourage you to head over to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog yourselves and join in on the fun!
For all the details, click here.

Thanks for dropping by!

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Paper Smooches - Picture Perfect Challenge

Hi everyone!!

I'm playing along this week with Paper Smooches newest challenge!
This week is a Picture Perfect Challenge...
Create a project inspired by this photo:

Here's the card I created:

I used the colors from the inspiration photo keeping the card very tone on tone...browns, cream and white. I love challenges like this since I usually go for brighter colors when creating my cards. I guess that's why its a get us doing something out of the ordinary!

The adorable cow and sentiment came from the Green Acres stamp set.

The challenge goes until Saturday evening - which means there's still time to join me!

Thanks so much for checking out my card!
Happy Day!

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Unity Thursday - Inspiration All Around

Hi everyone!!
It's a great day for inspiration!

Actually I have had a week of inspiration.
Yesterday I posted a card I created for Inspiration Wednesday on the Unity blog.
I used a tattoo for inspiration.

Today, my card came from multiple sources of inspiration....

Inspiration #1:

Today is the first day of the January Unity {be inspired} challenge.
I used both the card sketch and the color inspiration from this month on my card.

Inspiration #2:

This amazing layout by Jill Sprout for Jenni Bowlin.

A crafty friend of mine posted a layout on her blog referring to this same creation by Jill.
So if it wasn't for my friend, I would not have come across this particular layout even though, I DO follow Jill Sprout pretty faithfully.
SO...yes!! The inspiration for my card came from this layout BUT it also came from friend.

Phew...that's a lot of places to get inspired for one little card...
BUT I am thrilled with the result!
This card is a little different for me, but I think it fits right in with my usual style:

Do you see all the inspiration in this card??
The sketch has the hearts centered but I off set them so they would show off all the detail in my paper patchwork and to reflect the layout design a bit more....all in all I think the two worked together perfectly.

The Unity Stamps I used to create this card:
I embossed this background stamp onto two vellum hearts using white embossing powder.

And the sentiment came from this Kit of the Month:

I hope you all check out the January Unity {be inspired} challenge this month!
I would love to see what you all create! Plus there are prizes!!
For more information, click here.

Speaking of prizes.....
We have another great prize for you this week:

All you have to do is leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's a list of all the pretty faces in today's blog hop:

And for a little shopping inspiration (hehe) be sure to stop by Unity this weekend
and check out the fabulous sale!!

Thanks so much for letting me share with you - 
I hope you find some inspiration today!


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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Bringing in 2015 with us Unity Chicks!

I hope every one of you had an incredible holiday season!?
Thank you so much for spending your very first day of the year with us Unity Chicks! 
A great way to start the year, if you ask me;)

I have a few creations to share with you today.
This first card was made using the brand new January 2015 Kit of the Month:

So much goodness here.....really lovin' the quotes in this kit too!!
I was immediately drawn to the couple with the umbrella image....I just HAD to make a card with it.
Here's what I came up with:

It's a little hard to tell in the photo but that umbrella is coated in Glossy Accents so it looks wet.

The next two cards are from the November 2014 Kit of the Month.
I usually leave my kits hanging around for a couple months until I feel like I've had a chance to really get into them and make a few cards. So I am just getting to November's kit now.

I used my watercolor pencils on this gorgeous blooms....really love how it turned out.

This owl.
Love him.
'Nough said.

Hope you enjoyed my creations :)
Now to continue along on the hop....

We have a fantastic prize to kick off the New Year:

All you have to do is leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. The winners will be announced Monday on the Unity blog.

Here's a list of all the pretty faces in today's blog hop (yup - that's all the Unity Chick beauties):

Don't forget to head over to Unity and check out all this goodness:

Thanks so much for dropping by- 
Blessing to you all for the New Year!!

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Playing with Paper Smooches....Anything Goes!

Hi everyone!!

I hope everyone had a really great holiday?
I sure did....I got so spoiled!

Well, despite all the hustle and bustle through the holidays I still found some time to do some creating- yay!
Sooo.....I played along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week - Anything Goes

I needed to make a thank you card for one of the lovely Christmas gifts I received. I started with this large sentiment stamp and then perched the little cardinal on top to make it more "Christmas-ey"

I really love how this one turned out!

Since I was already playing with these large sentiments I created this second card as well....the "love you dearly" sentiment inspired me to combine this phrase with this cute little deer. I thought this might make a great Valentine's card (umm..yup, it's coming...although it seems a wee bit early to be thinking about it. But when inspiration strikes - we go with it, right?)

You can find the adorable stamp sets I used over at Paper Smooches:

Well, I hope you all continue to have a lovely holiday!
Happy New Year!!

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

December fairies and friends - Unity Thursday

Hello everyone! 

So glad to be here with you for another Unity Thursday...

Lots of fun things this week...

Can you believe we are up to 50, 000 Facebook friends!? 

And yup, some more great new releases...
I made this card with the new {plenty of pandas} kit. 
So cute, right?!

For my next project, I chose to play along with the December {be inspired} challenge!
Because, um.....look at this photo! 

 There are many ways to play along with this challenge (this photo/color inspo, card sketch, layout sketch) and of course, there's a chance to win a fabulous Unity prize!! So be sure to check it out and join us in the fun!

Here's how this photo inspired me.....

I used the November KOM to create this card....Isn't this fairy lovely?

Here's a few other cards I've created lately.
They were shared over at Unity but not here on my blog yet, so for some of you this may be a second viewing...


Well that's all the projects I have for you this it's time to get back to the hop!

We have another great prize for you this week:

All you have to do is leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's a list of all the pretty faces in today's blog hop:

Check this out!!! Unity's sale this weekend!!

Thanks so much for letting me share with you - 

All the best to you and yours!


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