{4.8.13} Monday SPARKS with Paper Smooches

Let’s get our SPARK on!

Check out the new SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.

week 2

Too much?

Lol… this is so not clean and simple and it seems so busy to me.  But I do love it.
I tried to get some friends to cut those flowers out for me.
Shocker… I had no takers.  So I trimmed them all out by hand.
Want to know a secret?
There is a die to match, one I do not have but will be ordering now!

Check out the other girls sharing their SPARKS cards this week.

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{4.4.2013} no. 22

CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

I love this inkwell stamp.  Isn’t fun?  I decided to turn the tag in the sketch into a label instead.  I stamped the inkwell onto the label itself and then the feather top on a scrap piece.  I trimmed out that feather and popped it up with some foam adhesive.  Just to give it a little something fun.

I’ve had this Smooch Spritz stuff for ages.  Never really knew what to do with it.  I’m so not savvy with the whole spritz crazy.  I can’t seem to make it look pretty.  So, I did it my way.  I sprayed a little onto some paper to make a puddle, then used the end of my paint brush (the handle end) to create some ink drops.  I went a little crazy and wish I could take it back.  Well, I can’t so I have to go with it.  Lol.  Note to self – practice beforehand on some scraps.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

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{3.28.2013} no. 21

CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

Those butterflies are stamped!  Uh huh, stamped.  It looks like patterned paper.  I love the grungy look of those butterflies and then stamped on chevron paper, so cool.  This is such a versitle sketch.  You can stamp, use pre-made elements or patterned paper.  Love all the great options.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.
Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve with this sketch.

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{3.14.2013} no. 19

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

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thinking of you…

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran

We all need to make these cards.

I know we do not WANT to make these cards and that is why they are so hard to create.  I keep saying I should just make a bunch up and keep them around.  I think I did, but they were all missing when I needed one.  Must have given them away or used them all.  Recently, I was in need of one and came up with this quick design.  I have plans to make another set up based on this one to be sure to have some on hand again.

  My blogging friend Therese’s CARD inspired me.  She has a fabulous talent with botanical stamps and is a great source of inspiration.

Today, I’m thinking of you.
I appreciate each and every single one of you.  Your lovely and kind words lift my spirits daily and always make me smile.  I sincerely thank you all for that precious gift.

Hugs.


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