Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Muse: ChristmasVisions Guest Design

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I am so excited to share with you today that I am the Guest Designer for Muse: ChristmasVisions #4.
I am happy to be getting back into making Christmas cards again. This year I will be ready.

For my card I had some fun playing with a few techniques.  Maybe some more layers and elements in my design than my usual CAS style but I do love the texture and dimension. I started by blending some Distress Inks for my sky--I used Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar. The pink shows up better in person. Then I used my Falling Snow stencil and white embossing paste for my snow and then carefully added my sentiment. In retrospect, I think I should have added the sentiment before the embossing paste. Then I added my snowdrifts with foam tape and then trees that were cut from some papers from Fancy Pants Oh Deer!  

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I hope that you come over to Muse: Christmas Visions and play along this week!

Well after 5 and 1/2 weeks of being home while the high school teachers in our board have been on strike they were legislated back to work today. So up bright and early to get to school.  We got the call last evening and it was a bit of a shock for my daughter, who said they didn't give us much warning! I gave her the teenage eye roll! Really?

I am linking this to the new Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CCC #148


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Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:



My version of this week's cue kind of took me by surprise. I wasn't sure if I have the right stamp or sentiment for the cue but by going through my stamps looking for a 'story' I came across this stamp set that has not seen a lot of ink.  The inside of the card say 'Congratulations on your new home"! Agt CASology we can't wait to see what your 'story' is!

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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - May '15

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I have a card for the May Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.







Inspired by the colours I came up with a quick thank you card using the Wet Paint stamp set, the sentiments fit on the card front perfectly. Quick and easy.  Enjoy the hop!


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions 3

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A card for Muse: Christmas Vision 3. The inspiration this week is this fabulous card made by MCV designer Betty Wright.




It is always fun to pull out Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows. I just love colouring these tweet little birds, maybe one day I'll get adventurous and make them a different colour--lol!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions 2

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Squeaking in with a last minute card for Muse: Christmas Visions 2!

This past weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada and DD and I decided at the last minute to go up to the cottage when she finished work on Sunday.  It was lovely to get up to the lake, but man were the mosquito's huge! Good news it seems we have escaped the blackflies this year but the mosquitoes are hungry. My poor little Sam got a mosquito bite right on his eyelid, so a bath before bed and then cuddled into a blanket on my bed and he fell right asleep.

We just got home a couple of hours ago and I had a moment to sit down and make a card.  This is Chriss's inspiration:



...and this is what I did. My Papertrey Ink Pinecones & Pine saw ink for the very first time ever! I think it is time to take a good look at what I already have.


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As hard as it is to come home after a few days at the lake I was thrilled to come home to my lilac in bloom and the annuals have taken root.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CCC #147

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Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:



I used Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms and You Rock stamps and dies for my one layer design. The flowers and leaves were watercoloured  in soft pastel shades for a soft romantic look. 


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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sandie and RetroSketches #165

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Happy Birthday Sandie!

Today is Sandie Munro's birthday (London Days) and Kylie (Addicted to CAS) is hosting a birthday linky party for her!  Sandie is such a sweetheart and bloggie friend. We connected online a couple years ago when we were both new to blogging.  Sandie I hope that you have a fabulous day today and that you enjoy your linky party.  Have cupcake for me please!



The link up for Sandie's party is HERE on the Addicted to CAS blog and runs until the end of May!

Here is my card for Sandie and I used today's new sketch for RetroSketches!
This week's sketch is based on THIS card that I create for the last Coffee Lover's Bloghop.
This time I put a birthday spin on it using the sign from Papertrey Ink's RetroStyle Birthday stamps and dies along with some fun patterned paper.

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Hope that you join Sandie's linky party and that you play along at RetroSkethes this week!