August 31, 2015

A Spoonful of Sugar - August '15

Time for the August edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions!
Michele Ferguson, I Card Everyone, is our hostess this month with a delightful kit full of pretty paper, embellishments and get well wishes!

I got a rather late start on my kit this month with so much going on around the house between more unpacking and purging and getting things ready for my two kids to head up to Laurentian on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

I did manage to get a few cards together and hope that I can get even more made once the excitement of the week settles down.

Be sure to pop over to the 12 Kits blog so you can hop around to see the rest of the team!

August 29, 2015

RetroSketches #179

Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!

I kept it pretty true to the sketch this week but I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use one of many vellum mason jar die cuts I have been hoarding for too long. 

I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

We hope to see you play along again this week.
Have a good weekend.

August 25, 2015

CCC #161

It's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week's Cue is:

Time to get going on some more Christmas cards. This one was so quick and easy to make.

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

Guest Designer: Karren

Below is a complete supply list of products used for my card...

August 24, 2015

Muse Challenge #130

Good Monday Morning and it is my week over at Muse!

Little by little my life is getting back to normal which means I am slowly getting my craft space in order and actually creating again. A few more photos of my progress below. I was excited to create this card using my MFT Penguins in Paradise stamps and a die cut from Polynesian Paradise that I cut when I got together a couple weeks ago with my Toronto crafty girls--Natasha, Ardyth and Emily. I used the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge Sketch for my design.

I hope that you are inspired to play along, 
I can't wait to see what you do!

At this point I am getting my stuff unpacked and in some kind of order. In the fall there will be a few changes. The ensuite will be closed off from the craft room and the door will then come in to it from the hall making it a powder room, along with that it will be renovated. There will be new paint and then a new layout of my desks. As promised I will leave you with a couple more photos, no more boxes and more floor but still messy--have a great week!

August 22, 2015

Retrosketches #178

Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!

It has been almost two months since I posted for RetroSketches so I thought it was a good time to jump back in.

I thought that now that I have 'sort of' set up my craft room that creating once again would be like riding a bike--not so much. I was able to get a good start on my recycling for next week's pick up though.  I finally settled on my MFT Tickled Pink stamps and dies that I bought two months ago and have been packed away. I sponged some Persimmon Distress Ink onto white cardstock to try to achieve the ombre shades of a flamingo and then I die cut my bird from that.  My layers are all white and I popped the top panel and Flamingo wings up with some foam tape.

I hope that I see you play along this week.
Have a wonderful weekend!

August 18, 2015

First Post After Move and CCC #160

Today is a happy day, happy to be posting for the first time since our move and happy because today is my 25th wedding anniversary.  So hard to believe that it has been 25 years since I took my  wedding vows with my very best friend! He has been one of  my biggest supporters in my crafting obsession and in managing life with MS. He is the one I look forward to spending the rest of my life with.

This week the CASology Cue Card is:

So it seemed fitting to me to create a card with this special day in mind.
The backdrop isn't the best but my photo tent is 'somewhere' and my lights are 'somewhere else'. 

These are the before photos of my new craft room and I look forward to sharing the after when the room is done.

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

Guest Designer: Marilyn

Below is a complete supply list of products used for my card...