Monday, August 3, 2015

Creative Chick's Blogaversary Celebration

This is my second entry in Jenn Shuirkus' Blogaversary challenge.  Her challenge to us is to find one of her cards and CAS it (copy it).  Well Jenn has so many fabulous cards that inspire me, I could go on for months CAS-ing her cards.  I found this card on her blog and decided to recreate it for my husband's nephew who is celebrating his 18th birthday this week. Here is Jenn's card:

And here is my take on it:

 I recently won some of the new Illustrated Faith collection from Bella Blvd and I used the yellow patterned paper and the "splattered" overlay from my winning for this card.  If you would like to see a tutorial on how Jenn put her card together you can check out her blog HERE

There is still time to enter her can see all the information on the challenge by going to THIS blogpost.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for stopping in.


Wish Big

My amazing mother-in-law turned 72 yesterday and like me she loves the color purple so I decided to use that color on the card I made her.  I also used my brand new large brush stroke sentiment set from My Favorite Things and this sketch of theirs:
 I fussy cut the large bloom from some patterned paper that had been in my stash FOREVER.  I added a thick coat of glossy accents on the flower along with a couple of punched butterflies. Glittered paper from DCWV and some faux stitching finished off the card.

I am entering it in Sketch Challenge #239 at My Favorite Things card challenge blog. The challenge closes tomorrow at noon Eastern time so if you hurry, you still have time to enter.  You can see all the details HERE

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge

Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wishing You a Sweet Christmas

Even though it is no longer July, I am still sharing some of my Christmas cards.  I might keep making them for awhile.  I got 23 made in the month of July which is an awesome sccomplishment with my work/commuting schedule but I need approximately 75 Christmas card to send out each year.  So, you may still see some Christmas card shared here. For this one I used Verve's July week #3 sketch from their Viva La Verve sketch challenge site:

There is still time to enter....I woul dlove to see you enter.  Thanks by stopping by and have a wonderful and productive week this week.


Boatload of Christmas Blessings

I am a big fan of Jenn Shurkus.  Her creativity really inspires me.  She was celebrating her 10th blogiversary during the month of July and had the coolest challenge going on that I just had to take part in.  She wanted us to pick one of her recent cards to CASE and post it on her blog.  There are loads of fun and fabulous prizes but I am most excited by scraplifting a couple of her cards.

I live in Florida and I love nautical themes and elements year round and have even before nautical/beachy was trendy.  So when I saw this card of hers I knew I was going to recreate it.

I love the image being on the large die cut banner and the hemp cord.  I decided to create a 
Christmas card since I am still in the Christmas in July mode and have all my Christmas supplies out in my creative space.  I use a never before inked image and sentiment from a Newton's Nook stamp set (Sea-sons Greetings).

I wish I could have recreated that watercolored cloud filled sky on Jenn's card but I had to cheat and us Bella Blvd cloud print paper.  If you want to CAS one of Jenn's cards and enter, there is still time.  you can see all the details by going to her BLOG

I am also entering this card in Merry Monday's #167 Hearts challenge

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card and happy Sunday to you!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Merry Christmoose -- Christmas in July #20

I love this little moose and decided tonight to give him the black and white treatment.  This is about as close to snow as I get here in Florida....putting it on my Christmas cards.  This stamp set is from Sugar Pea Designs and I used this sketch of theirs:

I am entering it in their Christmas in July challenge.'s Friday tomorrow!!  I almost made it through the week!  Come back tomorrow for a couple more Christmas cards that I have to share.  I hope I am inspiring you to get started on yours.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Savannah 2010 -- Naughty & Nice

I think with doing Christmas cards this month for Christmas in July, I am in a Christmas mood.  Plus, I had all my Christmas goodies out so I created this page with mostly Bella Blvd papers and embellishments and this awesome sketch from Scrap Our Stash:

The picture was taken in Savannah in 2010 and I have been meaning to scrap it forever.  Somehow I rarely get around to scrapping pictures of myself.  I would rather work with pictures of my adorable and handsome grandchildren.  But I firmly believe that it is important that we include ourselves in our albums.

How about you?  Are you in your albums?  If not, include yourself in your next project.

In addition to the sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash I am also entering this page in the Clique Kits July Anything Goes Challenge


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fleas Navidad -- Christmas in July #19

Paper Smooches stamps are some of my very favorite stamps.  The stamp set I used for this, my 19th Christmas card that I have made this month is one of my favorites of all.

I am just learning how to use my new Copic markers but I do not think that my little weiner dog turned out too bad.  And that Santa hat and little bone?  Just TOO cute!  And who can't help but smile at that punny sentiment?  I used Doodlebug papers (just to add to the cuteness factor) and this inspiring sketch from the Paper Smooches challenge blog -- Paper Smooches Sparks:

Well that is it for tonight....come back tomorrow for another card and a fun Christmas in July layout!


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