Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop


I am popping in with a quick card I made for today's blog hop. I am in the process of moving my craft room so I decided to go CAS for today!

Here is the inspiration photo for this month:

Blog inspiration

And here is my card:

I was inspired by the cute polka dot table cloth in the picture so I pulled out some polka dot Lawn Fawn patterned paper for my background. I used my PTI Foodie Fun stamp set for the image and the sentiment, and the circle and scallop are from Reverse Confetti. I tried adding both buttons and twine to this but ultimately decided to leave it as is!

Have a great day!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Retrosketches #157


I had a chance to make a card this afternoon for this week's Retrosketches challenge.  Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my card:

I used my new Lawn Fawn Baked With Love stamps and dies. I colored part of the cupcake with one of my Copics and also used some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. I also turned the sketch to the side so I could fit this sentiment on my card. There are so many cute images in this set, I can't wait to use it more!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Little Update and This Week's MIM


It seems I have been on a bit of blog break. Life has been busy! Between work, kids being sick, craft room renos and a card party I recently hosted, I have not had much creative time.

First off, I wanted to share some cards I made for a recent party I hosted for some friends. Several friends had asked me about card making so I decided to host an evening where they could try it out. Well, my little party soon turned into a big party and I ended up having 13 fabulous friends over to make cards.

Here are the cards we made:

Each guest made two of each of these three designs for a total of six cards (with envelopes). We added some fabulous snacks and rum punch to the mix and everyone had a great time! This was a lot of work as I prepped most of the cutting but it was totally worth it to enjoy something I love with so many friends.

I also wanted to pop in to share a card I made for this week's Make it Monday over at PTI.
I used my (new to me) Songbirds stamps and dies as well as several other PTI sets to create the confetti cluster background. I embossed the Songbird with some clear embossing powder and popped it up on some foam adhesive.

Lastly, we are in the process of transforming our current playroom into a family office/craft room and moving the kids playroom to the basement. Right now we are painting, installing hardwood floors and finalizing the plans for the custom desk spaces and shelving. I have been scouring Pinterest for design ideas and storage solutions. I promise to be back with pictures once it is complete!

Thanks for visiting!