Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CC&S 208

Greetings everyone. I hope you are doing well. We are well into the boys chess season for school now, so my weekends are busy with tournaments and traveling to tournaments. This gives me time to come up with card ideas, but not to make them. I'm sharing this today for CAS Colours & Sketches challenge #208 , a double challenge. I hope you will join us . See you soon.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CCC #5

Hello, hope your week is going well. I'm back again with a card to share for Christmas Card Challenges , the theme this challenge is SNOW. I am loving watercoloring right now, so that is what I chose to do. I hope you will play along with us .See you soon.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thinking of you

Hello, I'm back with a quick post. Since I'm home today I wanted to play along with a few challenges... This card is for the Classroom's pin-sights  challenge. I loved the colors . Now off to pack the car up.

Crafty Christmas Collaboration #1

Crafty Christmas Collaboration with Jessica Frost-Ballas
Hello, I'm enjoying another day off this week...Yeah! This one was planned, heading to Indy in a few hours for the Indiana state chess finals. My boys both qualified this year. So I will enjoy a few hours to myself before the long drive. I am sharing this card for a new challenge ... Crafty Christmas collaboration. I used the snowflake card as my inspiration, I don't own that stamp/die set so I used something I hadn't inked up yet. I really liked this idea of sending a crafty friend things to make a card. I do try to make Christmas cards all year , it helps to play along with a challenge like this. thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Crafting the day away.

Hello, I'm back with a card to share for SSS wednesday challenge "anything goes" and  SSS 'work it wednesday" . I recently picked up this background stamp from a 'destash" ... great find. I love it. This is my 3rd card with it . I used some distress inks to watercolor it. Now I must head off to bed, work in the am and it's been a stressful day.... dealership dented my car . See you soon.

PTI January blog hop

Blog Hop Inspiration
Hello, I'm enjoying a relaxing day off today. So I get to join the blog hop early, YEAH! I knew I wanted to make several textured flowers to look like the little rosettes on the cookies. I spent alot of time making flowers last night, now I have lots left over... hmm what to do with those? I'm sure I will find something. Off to see what everyone else came up with. happy hopping.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Anything goes

Hello, at little late night crafting going on here tonight. I'm off tomorrow, doctor I work for needed  his gallbladder out... so I could play hooky this week. I really should be sleeping , as I made an early appointment to service my car before this weekend's trip .. nothing too exciting just Indy for the state chess finals. I recently picked up this fabulous background stamp from a destash... love it. I will be suing this one again real soon. Playing along with Addicted to Stamps "anything goes" challenge. Now off to bed, my subaru needs an oil change.

CC&S #207

Hello, I'm back with a fun sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches. This sketch was really fun for me, I liked the options I could do with it. I chose to go simple on the background and make the sentiment the focal point. I hope you will play along with us. See you soon.

Monday, January 23, 2017

MIM #273

Hello, hope you are doing well today. I'm trying to squeeze in some relaxing crafty time tonight, in between work, feeding those hungry boys of mine, and the gym. This week's challenge was to make a spinner card. I wanted to use a die/stamp that wasn't valentine . I found I had this cute little sun. I added aqua mist cardstock inside to look like sky. Hope you enjoyed  it. See you soon.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MIM #272

Hello, I'm a little late sharing this card for this week's MIM challenge. I've been under the weather the last few days. , finally starting to feel a bit more human today. My sunday was all about cardmaking and laundry. I wanted my card to be different from the rest, so I went with a black background . Thanks for visiting, off to bed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CC&S #206

Hello, I'm back again with another card to share for CAS Colours and Sketches DT . Loved playing with this weeks colors, really pushing my creative skills here lately. I tend to want to go to the same colors all the time... I'm sure I'm not alone there. I'm hoping you with play along with us. See you soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Icicle challnge

I'm back with another card to share tonight. This one is for the Icicle challenge at Curtain Call. I was inspired by the blue and silver on the icicle. I love this stamp from Neat and Tangled , perfect little snowy scene. Have a great night.

Waiting for the storm

Hello, it's been a busy sunday here. I did my best to finish all the laundry today, we are expecting the ice storm anytime now.... hoping it misses us. I commute 40 minutes each way to work everyday and that is in good weather. I wanted to make another color with this hydrangea stamp, I felt the last one you couldn't see the sentiment as well. Playing along with the January mix up challenge at the Classroom. Hope to see you soon.

CCC #4

Hello, I hope you are warm wherever you are....me not so much. I live outside Chicago, and they don't call it the windy city for nothing. This challenge theme is Presents... who doesn't love those ? I was excited to use my new die from PTI . I loved this the moment I saw it. I'm thinking of making some gift tags with it next. I hope you will join us . See you soon.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday night in.

Hello, I'm enjoying a peaceful night in tonight. We are expecting an ice storm tomorrow , so I wanted to sneak in some craft time .. in case the power goes... fingers crossed it doesn't. My new supplies finally arrived after sitting at my local post office in sorting for several days ( I'm sure I'm not the only one tracking their order like a stalker). I couldn't wait to ink this stamp up. It might be my new favorite ( or at least until I order the peony stamp). I paired an Avery Elle sympathy die with the mondo hydrangea for the January mix up challenge @ the Classroom.Also playing along with SSS monday challenge Square cards.   I have needed a few too many of these cards lately, so I plan to made more. Thanks for visiting , see you soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CC&S #205

Hello, Hope you week is going well. I'm stopping in to share my DT card for this week's sketch challenge. I chose to flip the sketch this time. I loved that this week's sketch was a watercolor, if you have been following me at all you see I love watercolor. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

January mix up challenge

Hello, Hoping you are safe and warm tonight... It's dangerously cold in my neck of the woods tonight.. so I'll be staying in crafting tonight. I wanted to play along with The Classroom's mixup challenge, but I only have a very limited supply of Essentials by Ellen stamps/dies.... So I really have to stretch what I do have. I used the leaf from the mondo poinsettia stamp for my background and the diecut sentiment is Avery Elle. Hopefully the stamps and die I ordered yesterday arrive soon. Thanks for visiting, see you soon.

New beginngs challenge #123

Hello, I hope you are having a good day. It's freezing cold here ( outside Chicago) , and I have to go to work soon... Wish me luck . I wanted to pop in with a quick share, my card for Simply Create Too. The theme this month is New Beginnings , so Baby, House, Marriage, Job... I hope you will play along with us. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CC&S #204

Hello , Im here with my 1st offical DT post for CC&S . This weeks color challenge inspired me to think outside my comfort zone.( err teal, green, and blue) . I chose to make a birthday card because I'm always in need of those. Ihope you will play along with us.  See you soon. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

SSS Start afresh

Hello ,. I'm back again with one more card today. This one is for SSS monday challenge .. Start Afresh, use something brand new. Well I ordered a few things on boxing day I had yet to ink up , this is one of them . I loved this little stamp from PPP . The back ground is SSS diagonal stripes,  I stamped it , then flipped the card base the other way and stamped it again. I love how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by. 

SSS Anything goes

Hello, I'm trying to enjoy my last few hours of holiday break.... I don't want to go back to work tomorrow.. I would love to be able to stay home and make cards all day. However I need to pay my bills and craft money doesn't grow on trees. This stamp/die set was something my mom got me for Christmas. She is so sweet and broke into my SSS wishlist while I was at work and picked out a few things and ordered them for me. Currently working on holiday thank you notes. Off to make more cards, be back soon. 

One more for this challenge.

Hello, so  as I said previously ... I'm crazy about this stamp set. I wanted to try a different version with this stamp. Good thing Christmas is only once a year, I have a feeling I might use this every day if I could. But I'm sure you can see why? And I will have a headstart on next year's cards. Have a great night. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

CCC week 3

Hello, Happy New Year to you.  I hope your holidays were wonderful. Sharing my DT  card for Christmas Card Challenges color challenge. Yes i know Christmas is over, but if you make as many as I do , it's best to keep at it all year long. I send some of the cards I make to the lasting hearts card drive and hope to send double this year, so I might need to make 4 of everything. See you soon.