Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things

This week at Inspired by All the Little Things, I am the hostess and I am SO excited to share my Creative Guest with you! She is talented, fun and lovely! Be sure to visit the blog, to see who is designing with us this week as our Creative Guest!

I was inspired by the colours and created a CAS card for the challenge! I stamped the floral images three times onto the card front...each time I stamped slightly off the card front. I used my Copic markers to add some flicks to the floral centers. The foliage is stamped around the flowers. No masking...just careful placement.

I hope you will stop by to join us!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch {Grrr-atitude}

Today we have a brand new sketch over at SugarPea Designs! It's a great sketch, perfect for whipping up some sweet cards! This week I wanted to use the stamp set Hot Diggity Dog and the SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched CirclesStitched Flags

I decided to use some pink plaid paper and I love that sentiment! I think it is my favourite from the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set!

Hop along to see what the rest of the team created with the sketch!

Come and join us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 gift certificate to our store!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Blog Hop

I have enjoyed Guesting with Alma and her amazing team over at The Cat's Pajamas! A special thank you to Nancy for all of her help and guidance over this past week! Today we have a special release Blog Hop and I am thrilled to share a card I made using the new Sketchy Flowers set! I LOVE flower stamps and was just delighted to use it for my blog hop creation!

If you are here, you have probably just come from Brenda Nakandakari

That first large bloom is SO gorgeous and I knew I had o to use it. I inked it with some Ranger Black Ink and watercoloured it with my Distress Inks. I only stamped two blooms and then used a teal blue colour to accent the blooms...

I kept my design simple but added some embossing at the bottom of my card to add texture. I didn't want to weigh the card down, so I used some light twine to add an accent to the card...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Be sure to hop along next to...

and don't forget to play along with the newest challenge starting today...

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Challenge #70 {Masculine Inspiration}

Hello and Welcome to Week Four at The Challenge! This is our "Masculine Inspiration" week and this week we have a great photo to get your creative juices flowing!

Feel free to make a masculine card based on:
the colours, the theme, the texture
or any other interpretation you can explain

Are you looking for last week's winner? Please CLICK HERE.

Each week we have a fun challenge for your to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh!

Here is the monthly rotation:
Week 1-Sketch
Week 2-Colours
Week 3-Photo Inspiration
Week 4-Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5-Wild Card (a surprise!)
For my card, I decided to ink up a new set from The Cat's Pajamas! I love this adorable bunny! SO easy to colour and he is always doing the craziest things! I found this paper in my stash and decided to go with a monochromatic feel to my card to mimic the inspiration photo this week!

The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

Thank you to Greta for being our Featured Designer this month! The month has zoomed by and we appreciate all of your hard work and creativity, Greta! Thanks for joining us!

 Greta from GG Creations
(Featured Designer)

(Guest Designer)

The Challenge Winners

Monday is here and we can't wait to announce our weekly winners for our Inspiration Challenge! The team and I chose the winners and without further we go!

Congratulations to Shona Chambers!

I hope you will join us as our next Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email Kim Heggins at kim heggins @ (no spaces)
We will be back at 5am (PST) with our newest challenge!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Guest Designing for The Cat's Pajamas!!!

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I am back with another card for the stamp & die release over at  The Cat's PajamasI am guesting with them for this release and I am SO excited to show you this gorgeous new Sketchy Flowers stamp set! I couldn't wait to watercolour the images!

I stamped the large flower in versamark/clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then I used my distress inks to colour the flowers. I let the ink flow from my water pen...and I am SO happy with the results. 

I used another sentiment from the cute Friendship set! I love the versatility of that set!

Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  April 26th.

2. Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be randomly drawn and will be announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, April 25 from 8-10pm EST.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Reverse Confetti {SFYTT-April 2016} With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hooray! I had the chance to get inky today and I was pretty excited to play along with the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try!! I LOVE the versatility of this month's sketch and I finally got the chance to use my new dies from Reverse Confetti! Yay! I went with a clean and simple sympathy inspiration came from the floral photo over at Inspired by All the Little Things.


I used the Edgers-Confetti Cuts to make the swooped easy and really cool! As soon as I saw those edgers in the last release, I knew I had to have them because I always struggled with those kind of edges on you know what I mean? I just do and it was pretty great to use my Big Shot to create the edge I wanted!

I also watercoloured the Rose from the Rose Garden Stamp set and die cut it with the matching dies. I couldn't find my stitched circle die for the life of me, so I went with an oval...and that allowed for the sentiment to fit better anyway! So I just went with the flow!