May 31, 2013

12 Kits of Holdiays - May and Simon Says Anything Goes

Check out this fabulous kit!

Yes it's time for the May edition of the 12 Kits of Holidays!
This month our hostess is Marybeth from Marybeth's Time for Paper.  We are taking a break from Christmas this month and her gorgeous kit was bursting with goodies to make projects that say thank you, get well and thinking of you.  I still have oodles of supplies left, possible a bit of hoarding going on here.  Of course holding back on using all of the supplies it is always a good idea. Then after we all post our projects you have some goodies left over for CASE'ing what the other's have done.

So here we go...

I fell in love with this background paper the moment I saw it,  works perfectly with the soup. Lil' Inkers stitched mats always give cads a little omph, I think that this card is my favourite!

Next up is this sweet birdie paper that I cut in a circle to fit behind the fabulous Ocean Tides frame.  

This one is a little more shabby chic that my usual style, but who can resist beautiful lace!

Now this one is completely CAS, die cut frame and I trimmed the image to fit behind.

We hope that you take the time to go have a look at what the rest of the group has to inspire you.
Have a great day and we will see you next month for the 12 Kits of Holidays when Sharron is our April hostess.

I am also submitting some of these cards to the Simon Says Anythings Goes Challenge.

Cardstock:  White, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  WPlus 9 Pretty Umbrella. Art Impressions : Whoots. Lil Inkers :Sugar Kissed Cottage.Papertrey Ink: Comfort Food .Serendipity Stamps : Thanks, Solid shapes Butterfly,Sun Garden and Butterfly Garden. 
Lockhart Stamp Co.: Get Comfy . Waltzingmouse Stamps: Join Us, Vintage Garden Seed Packet. Stamps by Judith: Flower, Bug , and Wishing you well.  Rubber Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Dies: Paper Smooches : Get Well. Impression Obsession : Birds and Shaker Frame. Papertrey Ink : Comfort Food Die, Tremendous Tags, Fabulous Frames
Paper: Recollections : Birds Nest, Aqua Screen.Lost and Found Blush,BoBunny :Persuasion Blooms. Bazzill Basics Papers: 
Worth Remembering White Polka Dot,Dancing Daisies.
Embellishments : In Bloom Beads, Sequins -Hobby Lobby. Buttons : Papertrey Ink.
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink: Ocean Tides. Twine ,pink ribbon and lace Hobby Lobby

May 30, 2013

CFC102 and Simon Says Anything Goes

Trying to get back in the groove after what has been a very busy couple of weeks. Sharing a card I made for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge using my new Fresh Squeezed Stamps The Envelope Please.  The challenge was to make a project using red, white and blue.  If any of you know my circumstances, you know who I am sending this to.

I have a new Facebook page for In My Creative Opinion where I will be posting my cards.
I would love it if you liked my page, click here:

I am also submitting this card to the Simon Says Anythings Goes Challenge.

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink) The Envelope Please (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
other: red, white and blue twine, foam tape

May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Ardyth!

Happy Birthday Ardyth!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know you virtually through our common love of cardmaking and blogging but also by both being on the Design Team at CASology! Even better we share the same big 'city' and I am so looking forward to meeting up with you for lunch at Yorkdale this summer. 

Sweet Darnell has organized this birthday treat for you today and has asked that we each CASE one of your fantastic cards for you.  Well how do you CASE an Ardyth card, how do you improve or CASE perfection.  You have such a signature style my friend so I have chosen a card that I love of yours to CASE and I have done this by following your CAS design and your fun Copic technique.  I hope that today is a wonderful day, and I hope that you enjoy all of the cards, love and friendship you are receiving virtually too!

This is the card that I am using for my CASE

Hugs and enjoy your cake!

and here is my card to you!

I am also submitting this card to the Simon Says Anythings Goes Challenge.

All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise mentioned:

Cardstock:  White
Stamps: Daydreamer, Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Rapberry Fizz (PTI) Memnto Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: Copic marker

May 28, 2013

CCC #46

Time for this week's CASology Cue Card!
This week the word is:

Playing around with my Silhouette and I created dies for my Little Bear stamp set by Neat and Tangled.  I love the look of stamping black outline images onto patterned paper die cuts. 
Stamping on patterned paper adds interest to your card while still keeping it CAS.

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.

Tracey McNeely (that's me)
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer:  Lucy

I can't wait to see what FURRY means to you!

Cardstock:  Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Simply Chartreuse, Kraft Patterned Paper Packs (PTI)
Stamps: Little Bear (Neat & Tangled)
Dies: custom (Silhouette)
other: foam tape

colourQ #191 and CAS(E) this Sketch #29

Happy Tuesday friends, it is time for this week's new colourQ palette.
Don't you just love this purse?
Arielle you are are finding the best purses.

Had some fun with these colours and broke out another, new to me, Verve set called Good Friends.
I also played with my Silhouette and created die cuts for my new stamps.  I just wish I was better at lining them up when stamping.  I used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch too, I never tire of these sketches.

We hope that you come a play with us this week at the colourQ and while you are there make sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the Design Team to see their fabulous creations. 

Cardstock:  White (PTI) Grey (Michael's) 
Patterned Psaper: Smokey Shadow Patterned Paper Pack
Stamps: Good Friends (Verve) Flowers Friends (Simon Says)
Ink: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy (pti) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: cusom (Silhouette)
other: white embossing powder, foam tape

May 26, 2013

A Busy Life

No card to share today, it has been quiet on my blog this week. Although I love to play with paper sometimes life is busy and it definitely takes priority.  As high school wraps up for my son, now an adult I am taking in every single moment.

Ben has made the decision to attend Laurentian University this fall for Architecture.
This is what he has wanted to be since he was old enough to understand what it meant.
Laurentian Univeristy is in Sudbury, Ontario.
I could not be any more proud.

I though today I would share some photos of Ben's prom and a few photos of  artwork from his portfolio. The kid can create magic with just a pencil.

Nicole's dress was stunning.

These kids have been friends since they were young, so lovely to see them all dressed up like adults!

This one is getting framed.

Best buds

Just a pencil and pictures from the Internet

Wiz Kalifa

Jeremy Jones

A rugby collage that Ben composed from 9 photos

Thanks for looking.

May 25, 2013

Dynamic Duos #54

Happy Saturday and time for this week's Dynamic Duos Challenge and a new duo.

Time seems to be taking off again, time to get going on Father's Day cards.  I used new Waltzingmouse stamps for my card this week. Since my hubby is coming home on Sunday for a week, this one might be going back with him in his suitcase.

Cardstock:  White, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: My Kind of Guy, Man of the Hour (Waltzingmouse)
Ink:   True Black, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Dies: Man of the Hour cut files (Waltzingmouse)
other: foam tape, button twine

May 22, 2013

Fusion {Hypothesis #7}

Squeaking in a card for this week's Fusion Card Challenge.
I have to say that I really struggled this week with the inspiration.  Loved the photo and the sketch but the fusion and still making it my own--wasn't working for me.  I persevered and came up with a card that I will be giving to my niece who just got engaged this past weekend at the cottage!  

So excited for this fabulous couple!

Here is my card:

All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  Kraft, White
Patterned paper: Kraft Patterned Paper Pack
Stamps: Wonderful Words Memories, Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink:   True Black (PTI) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Pretty Peonies, Wobnderful Words Memories
other: foam tape, white embossing powder

May 21, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #28

A last minute submission for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.
I had it all set up that I was going to combine this week's colourQ with this sketch, but I got in the zone well creating my card for colourQ and my card ended up nothing like the sketch.  LOL  So a good reason to create another card.  I used my Hero Arts Shadow Inks and the coverage is amazing.

Have a great day!

All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  White
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Ink:   Pale Tomato, Tide Pool, Butterbar (Hero Arts) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: foam tape, bling

CCC #45

Second post for today, this one is for this week's CASology Cue Card!
This week our cue word is:

I put together a really clean & simple card this week with a stitched mat, a computer generated sentiment and a fabric glittered butterfly.

This one might go to my princess who will be 16 in July!! Yikes!

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.

Tracey McNeely (that's me)
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer:  Kim

I can't wait to see what ROYAL means to you!

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Mat (Lil' Inkers)
other: green glitter fabric butterfly (Dollarama), Clipper Script font (Internet)