Thursday, April 17, 2014

Four-of-a-Kind - April 2014 Guest Design


So excited to be posting today as a guest at the Four-of-a-Kind quarterly kit club. Sweet Kim Heggins of Cupcakes, Cards & Kim invited me to be a guest for the April kit.  Kim is the hostess this month and she sent the most fabulous kit loaded with gorgeous patterned papers, die cuts and embellies featuring stamped images from Reverse Confetti, The Alley Ways and Paper Smooches.  Another awesome addition were images cut from Kim's Silhouette.  This kit was loaded with supplies to play with, I could have made a half dozen more cards.  Kim also sent a project for us to try, a tea caddy. However, I had butterfingers, so I will give it a try another day. This is the kits she sent:

Here is what I created...






Thank you so much Kim for inviting me to play. Hop along and see what the others have created with this fantastic kit.  Have a wonderful day!

Four-of-a-Kind Team

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge #8


Time for another challenge at The Card Concept!
This time we have another theme challenge...

Typically we would need to always have an umbrella on hand this time of year, but Tuesday morning I woke up to 2" of snow--Yikes!  We had some days last week that we didn't even need a jacket and today it is so cold.  Bye bye winter time for you to go.  A get well card inspired by both the inspiration photo and the striped paper pieced umbrella from Sarah Gray's post entered at CASology last week.  After colouring the umbrella several times I wasn't getting the look I wanted. As soon as I saw her bright and cheery umbrella I knew that was what it needed.

I used Weather Through from Fresh Squeezed Stamps and Blooming Marvelous from Clearly Besotted Stamps. Then I used Summer Sunrise cardstock from Papertrey Ink and Seen and Noted patterned paper from Pebbles for my design.


Pop on over and see what the rest of the team has for your inspiration!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CCC #91


Time for another new Cue Card at CASology!

To emphasize one word on your CAS design, underline it with a marker!


When creating my design I followed the guidelines for CAS again:

1.  One main image--music note
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments-popped up panel and a Copic marker line
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Confetti Crush


We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!

For my project I created a Tab Tuck card using the new Reverse Confetti Office Edgers dies and following the lovely Sarah Gough`s video tutorial HERE. These are seriously fun and addictive! I also used some scraps of my coveted and long since retired Imaginisce, For Peeks Sake, Patterned Paper!



The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

colourQ #237


Happy Tuesday and time for this week's colourQ palette!
This gorgeous doctor's bag is on my wish list now, isn't it gorgeous?

I used some new stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti for my card today. I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Harvest Gold, London Fog and Baja Breeze inks.


Pop over to the colourQ today and see what the rest of the Design Team has cooked up for your inspiration.  Hope you play along with us this week!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CCC #90


A bit late to the party, but had to play along!
This week's Cue Card is:

Today I got up and drove to Ardyth's house, then we drove to Kitchener to go to Scrapfest and meet up with Virginia Lu!  Although the idea was to shop till you drop, we did more talking and laughing than anything!  I walked away with only four items which I was able to fit in my purse--two Copic markers, the long awaited Piestra die and the Hero Arts Tiny Flags woodblock stamp!

Love these ladies, we always have such a good time!

Some Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine and a sentiment from Fresh Squeezed Stamps, sad to see them go. :(


When creating my design I followed the guidelines for CAS again:

1.  One main image
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Reverse Confetti April SFYTT


Stepping back in for Friday!
You have no idea how much I have missed blogging this week. Feeling a lot more rested which is good, but I have missed playing in my craft room too. 

Big weekend ahead. A trip up to Sudbury on Sunday to bring Ben home for a couple weeks before he heads off to spend the summer in Muskoka. More on that next week. I got a phone call tonight that all the stress of assignments and exams was over... year one done.

I made a card for the Reverse Confetti April Sketch for You to Try, hard to believe it is Easter next week. Did I miss Christmas? LOL