Saturday, February 27, 2016

Congratulations DS

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  My son informed us last week that he made partner at his law firm. My husband and I are so proud of him. I decided to use the color scheme from the challenge this week at Colour Q for his congratulations card.

I used some oldies and goodies from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy 41st Anniversary DH

Friday, February 26, 2016

                        My husband & I celebrated our 41st Wedding anniversary this past Monday.  Searching Pinterest for some inspiration for a masculine card (didn't think my husband wanted florals) I stumbled across this card.

     Here's my take:

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Make It Monday #239: Customizing Pattern Paper

  Popping in with a birthday card I made for my sister-in-law. I'm not much of a pattern paper person, although I have tons and have been pushing myself to use it more. thus when I saw the challenge this week for PTI's Make It Monday to customize pattern paper, I decided to give it a try..... a very small one at that.

I stamped the banners on top from Birthday Style in Lovely Lady and Mint Julep. The sentiment is from Botanical Silhouettes
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Joy to the World

Feb 16, 2016

      I'm back in the groove of making Christmas cards for 2016. I decided to incorporate 2 challenges with this card.  The fantastic sketch this week for retrosketches #202 make this card very easy.

The theme this week for Merry Monday is to incorporate berries.  My berries are very tiny. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thank- You Anniversary Challenge

Monday, Feb, 15, 2016

Playing along today with two challenges.  The first one is a PTI anniversary challenge where you are suppose to create a Thank you  card for the wonderful warehouse staff and of course mail it.

I decided to use this beautiful palette from ColourQ.  Isn't it beautiful?
  I began by coloring one of the sheets from Bold Blossoms released last month.
I cut several "thanks" to give the card some texture.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Valentine's Day 2016

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

           Happy Valentine's Day! Just a quick post of two Valentine cards I made for my granddaughters.  They both love butterflies so when I saw a coloring page of a butterfly made from hearts, I decided to make a card.

 Can you tell what their favorite colors are?  Here's the sentiment I generated with my computer. (Sorry for the blurriness as I am still not good taking pictures with my new  phone.)

  Since the cue word at Casology this week is:

I am submitting this post.
 Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Monday, February 8, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Grab & Go

  Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

         The PTI anniversary festivities continue. The day 3 challenge is to create a project with supplies you gather in 5 minutes. The catch is to use everything you chose.  I knew I wanted to make another valentine card so I immediately chose white, pink and red card stock. I also picked the dies: Unlimited Layers: Hearts. Looking for a small Valentine sentiment I only chose 1 stamp set: Cupid's arrows.
Having about 3 minutes left, I started fiddling with my supplies and decided I needed more. So I grabbed two more dies: Edgers #4 and Garden Gild. Now I needed some green card stock for my leaves. At the last minute I grabbed some bling.

         This is the result.

     This was definitely a challenge for me.  Took 5 minutes to gather the supplies but about 45 minutes to actually make the card. Thanks for stopping by to take  a peek.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

          Squeaking in with a last minute submission to Merry Monday Challenge # 190 where the challenge is to make a card with Santa on it.

  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Dress Up Inspiration

Sunday, Feb, 7, 2016

     Good morning. PTI is celebrating their 9th anniversary. It is 10 days of challenges and give-a-ways. One of their challenges this week is to go through your closet or explore a favorite clothing store online and select a piece of clothing or outfit to use as inspiration for a project. You can find out more by clicking the link here.
    Since much of my wardrobe consists of black and white, I had a limited supply of clothes to choose from. I chose this dress that I just wore on a cruise I took last week.

  Here is the card inspired by my dress.

    About 5 years ago I made a card based on one of my favorite dresses. You can see it here.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.