Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas A La Verve


Hi everyone!  It's good to be back, if only for a short while, as there is still lots going on in our neck of the woods.  All our company left yesterday and now we are off visiting friends we don't get a chance to see very often over the course of the year.  Yesterday the kids and I managed to sneak off to see Disney's Tangled and we all loved it.  A cute chameleon, a fun horse called Maximus, Rapunzel and Ryder (aka Eugene) were fabulously animated and brought us some very funny scenes.  Best part - a happy ending as only Disney can do :)

Okay, enough blabbering and on to my card.  This is the last Verve December sketch and Verve Diva Teresa Kline was the designer.  Love the simplicity of the sketch and since ornaments and holiday decorations are to be used as this month's inspiration, I decided to go with poinsettias as I had the perfect Basic Grey DP.  I tend to shy away from DPs with large images but this one stole my heart and I quite like how it worked on the card too.  Rest is pretty self explanatory.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Hope to be back sooner than later as I miss my stamps, posting, and all of  you :)   Thanks for popping in today!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Richest Blessings, (SU) All In A Row
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black
Accessories:  Label 16 Nesties, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Gold Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 25, 2010

O Holy Night

O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol.

It stirs me to the core every time I hear it, and even more so after my son's group did a God rod performance to it a week ago.  In addition, one of the music pastors at our church sings it at our Christmas Eve service from the very depth of his heart and makes me cry every year.  Not tears of sadness but tears of great joy and awe at the precious gift we have been give.

Have a blessed Christmas and may that holy night that occurred so many years ago touch you in a new way this Christmas and in the year to come.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

I've Been Tagged

My blog buddy, Maureen tagged me and I thought this would be fun to do so here we go:

1.  Four shows that you watch:
  • Dancing with the Stars

  • The Biggest Loser

  • CSI

  • Cake Boss

(and Phineas and Ferb with my kids LOL!)


 2. Four things you are passionate about:

  • My family

  • My relationship with Jesus

  • Doing what is right even if it means standing up against the status quo

  • Encouraging others  


 3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:

  • Oh my word!

  • Good is the enemy of best 

  • Okay kids we are going into Michael's and here's your coupon (I give them what they are to buy for me and a coupon so I get a three for at Michael's)  

  • Just one quick card - yeah right LOL!


 4. Four things you've learned from the past:

  • Carpe Diem (seize the day)  - you never know if you'll have tomorrow!

  • God is the same yesterday, today and forever and His love endures forever :) 

  • How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!  (as in how do you get a huge project done, make it through something that seems too overwhelming etc.)

  • The past influences who you are but does not have to determine who you become :)

 5. Four places you would like to go:

  • Africa for a safari

  • New Zealand and/or Australia (okay, that's two but they are in the same part of the world)

  • Back to Costa Rica (land of my birth)

  • On a cruise 


6. Four things you did yesterday:

  • Went to the recycling depot

  • Went to the pet store so the kids could pick out a small Christmas gift for the cat (they chose a laser pointer and he loves chasing that little dot LOL!)

  • Decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies with my kids (yeah, we are all done now!)

  • Hand delivered some Christmas cards, gifts and some of the above-mentioned cookies :)


7. Four things you are looking forward to:

  • Spending time with family and friends over Christmas

  • Staying up late making puzzles and/or reading over Christmas

  •  Having flowers in my planters, hanging baskets and garden again

  • Getting new stamps and other stamping goodies :) 

8. Four things you love about winter:

  • Sitting by the fireplace reading

  • Christmas

  • Celebrating my birthday 

  • Skiing, though I haven't done it since I've had kids :(

9.  Four people I tag to play along (no worries if you pass!)


Emily at My Little Slice of Bliss

Brenda at Benzi Stamps

Andrea at Ewen Style

Wanda at Cullen-ary Creations

Colleen at Dietrich Designs


Okay, I know that's five, but I figured I'd be safe in case someone opted out LOL!  Gotta run, still have some cleaning to do, the guest room to get ready, and a few small pressies to wrap.  Have a blessed Christmas everyone!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Color Dare 89

Color Dare

Color Dare 89
Cherry Cobbler
Old Olive
Soft Suede

Loved this colour combination.  A wonderful mix of saturated colours that look fabulous together and lend themselves perfectly to a Christmas card.  This one is going to our fabulous Children's Pastor at our church.  The teaching they receive for her is amazing and her love for kids overflows into all she does for them.  Love her to bits and am so fortunate and thankful to be able to work under her as I teach the Grade 5/6 Sunday School class.   

I paired this week's colours with Mercy's sketch from a few weeks back.  I seem to be behind on sketches lately...just too many things to try to fit in a day right now!  

I decided to use Richly Blessed as I love the fact Julee included a cross in this set - thank you Julee!  The verse in Isaiah with the over stamped cross so fabulously depicts the fulfillment of the prophecy from long ago and the ultimate reason for Christ's birth.  Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.  I kept things pretty simple as time is of the essence right now, but happy with the outcome none-the-less.

The rest of the Team has lots of inspiration for you.  You can check out their creations here:

We'd love you to join us!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to InLinkz on the The Colour Dare Blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword CD89.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog.

I probably won't be back until next week for the next Color Dare so until then, have a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ (((hugs))). 

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Glad Tidings, Richly Blessed
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Ink: Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, VersaMark
Accessories: Oval Nessties, SU Border Punch, 1/4" White Grograin Ribbon, Button, Glue Dot, Bling, Dimensionals

Monday, December 20, 2010

Curtain Call Joy

It seems like forever since I've had a chance to play along with the Curtain Call and this week I put an end to it as I have always loved Stacey's colour combinations and this one is no exception.

Still had a few hand delivery Christmas cards to get done and this fit the bill fabulously.  A wonderful non-traditional colour combination that is beyond gorgeous together :)

I combined this week's colours with this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.  I started off using snowflakes for the circles, but then wanted to use my new Verve snowflake in the background so that would have been way too many snowflakes LOL!  So, I used my tab punch and created three "joy" tabs.  I took the lead from my blog buddy Maureen's bling decorating skills and added some bling to each tab as well as a snowflake to go on top of each ribbon.  Still looked a bit plain to me so I added a punched snowflake with a button to the top left corner and was much happier with it.  This will go to the wonderful lady who did so much work with the kids and held multiple rehearsals with different age groups for our church's Children's Christmas performance yesterday.  It was a simply fabulously "old fashioned family Christmas concert" and every age group performing did an amazing job. Can't think of a better way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, that's for sure :)

Thanks for joining me today and hold on to your hats, only five more sleeps until Christmas, or four in our case as we celebrate on Christmas Eve :)  Back on Wednesday with my Color Dare card.

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) 
Paper:  Baroque Burgundy, Early Expresso, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink:  VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  SU Label Punch, Crimper, 1/8" Hole Punch, 1/4" Brown Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Bling, Button, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Verve Snowflake Joy

Amy is the sketch designer this week over on the SCS Verve Forum and she blessed us with a wonderfully simple and straight forward sketch (insert, no angled panels LOL).  That is until a few people on the challenge thread were beginning to tease me about not having to use an angled panel on this card.  Well, never being one to turn down a challenge, I figured I would continue to "embrace the angled panels and make them my friends".  Being a fierce competitor, I went all out and dipped into my Verve Christmas pressie so I could use this stamp set and die.  And yes, they have all been nicely cleaned and put back in their packaging so they can be wrapped later this weekend LOL! 

In my LSS travels, I found this yummy Piggy Tails Thumbelina paper and am going back to buy more this weekend before it's all gone!  Just love it :)   The brown snowflake was stamped on Sahara Sand paper for a bit of contrast against the the cream.  I added some gold pearls to the centers of the snowflakes and used my gold beaded twine from Michael's for the bow.  Now that I look at the picture, the top cream panel is a bit plain looking, but what is done is done.  No more angled panels for me this year LOL!  

We get to go see our son perform in the children's Christmas performance at our church Sunday afternoon.  Everyone from age three through to the preteens will be involved.  They have been practicing very hard and it shows :)  My son gets to be in the play (he's Abraham) and is also doing a God Rod performance to O Holy Night.  I had never heard of God Rods before, and in the event you haven't either, they are sticks about two and a half feet long which the kids hold in their hands and a performance is choreographed using them.  I had tears streaming down my face when I saw them practicing it last week, and I'm sure I'll cry all over again when I see it on Sunday as it is very powerful performance.

The use of sticks made me giggling as it reminded me of the year my son was four and he and his buddy were shepherds in the Christmas play.  Guess in their four year old minds, they had been inactive for too long at one point in the play, so they began to have a shepherd's crook duel on stage.  Needless to say, there were roars of laughter and the Children's Pastor made a mental note to make sure not to put them side by side again LOL!  Wonderful memories to treasure in my heart :)

Hope Christmas preparations are going well for you and you aren't letting the business of the season take away from its joy.  Blessings!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Glad Tidings
Paper:  Old Olive, Linen Cream, Sahara Sand,  Piggy Tails Thumbelina DP
Ink:  VersaMark, Chocolate Chip 
Accessories:  Verve Scalloped Tag Die, White Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Gold Beaded Twine, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inkspirations Christmas Blog Hop

If you arrived from Lee-Anne's blog you are right on track.  If you happened upon the hop and want to see more, you can always go to the Inkspirations Challenge Blog for a complete list of participants and start from the beginning.

This week the Inkpirations Challenge Blog is hosting a Christmas Blog hop instead of a sketch or colour challenge in the hopes of providing you with some inspiration for Christmas gift ideas.

My first project is these coaster gift boxes.  I have a ton of coasters in my stash I haven't used for years, so it was high time to use them.  My daughter and I had a lot of fun working on these together.  The link to the SCS tutorial is here.

The boxes are filled with Lindt chocolates wrapped in cellophane with a multiple loop raffia bow and a die cut snowflake.  Needless to say, we could have probably made one more box if we hadn't eaten a few.....okay, more than a few....chocolates along the way LOL!  They will be gifted to my kids' teachers as a little something extra to the class gift.  They can either enjoy it themselves or use it as a hostess gift over the Christmas Season.

My second project is a Tissue Box cover.  A perfect little something to add to your bathroom at Christmas for a pop of colour and a great way to dress up your standard tissue box for Christmas.  The link to the SCS tutorial is here.

I used Sahara Sand for my base and then added this lovely Basic Grey Jovial DP to cover the box.  A bit of white trim for a little something and I called it a day as I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous poinsettias on the DP.  Not sure if I'll keep it and use it in my bathroom or give it away LOL!  Think I'll make another one so I don't have to decide :)

This will be the last Inkspiration Challenge of 2010 as we'll be taking a little break over Christmas.  The Inkspiration Challenges will resume on January 7, 2011 (boy does that feel weird typing that LOL!).  Thanks to all of you have played along with us this year and we look forward to seeing your creations next year!

Okay, I've kept you here long enough!  Now it's time to hop on over to Julie Leblanc's blog for some more inspiration.

What's In It?

Coaster Boxes:
Stamps: (SU) Seasons Sketches, All Year Cheer I
Paper:  Fancy Pants and American Crafts DP, Burgundy, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Cuttle Bug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Scalloped Square and Square Nesties, Crop-a-dile, 1/4" Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" White Satin Ribbon, Raffia, Glue Dots, Zip Dry Glue, Dimensionals

Tissue Box Cover:
Paper:  Basic Grey Jovial DP, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  SU Border Punch, Nesties, Scor-Pal 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Color Dare 90

Color Dare 90
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze
Rich Razzleberry
Very Vanilla

I paired this week's colours with last week's Card Pattern's sketch.  I'm not sold on the card, but think it may have to do with the fact I had to use Pretty in Pink instead of Pink Pirouette as I didn't have any and the pink I used was a bit too strong for this colour combo.  That will teach me not to have all the colours in stock LOL!

I went with another non-Christmas card, and since I haven't used my butterfly die for some time, out it came (still madly addicted to this die!).  The pink butterfly has a double pattern on it as I tried one embossing folder and didn't like it so ran it through the Swiss Dots one to match the vanilla dotted panel and thus the double pattern.  Thought the look was unique so kept it :)

The card seemed a bit "blah" to me, so I added a few black accents to perk things up a bit and it's sitting a bit better with me now :)   

The rest of the Team has lots of inspiration for you.  You can check out their creations here:

We'd love you to join us!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to InLinkz on the The Colour Dare Blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword CD90.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog.

What's In It?
Stamps: Amuse
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Cream Linen, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Black
Accessories: SU Sizzex Butterfly Die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU Border Punch, 1/4" Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Embrace the Off Angle Panels, Make Them Your Friend

I actually groaned out  loud when I saw this sketch LOL!  More off-angle panels I need to "embrace and make my friends" (albeit, under much duress!!!) and all for the chance to win some Verve LOL :) 

I quickly copied the sketch down and was in such a snit about those panels that I somehow flipped the sketch to a horizontal layout and didn't realize it until after I had finished my card!  That will tell you how much these panels mess with my mind LOL!

The inspiration piece for my card was this cute little Christmas jingle bell tree we made from a kit I got at  Michael's.  It was supposed to be something fun for the kids to make, but ended up being too advanced so I had to make them instead.  Getting those little jump rings open and the bells on them was hard enough, but then I had to open them again and put them on the loops of the tree, which was a huge pain in the butt!!   All I can say is it's a good thing they look nice when they are done!

Okay, enough complaining!  On a happier note, I just loved this colour combination. The turquoise and bright blue with the silver looks fabulous together, and I had the perfect card stock to match :)  I embossed the brushed silver panels with my snowflake embossing folder and then stamped this darling  little tree image three times in the oval.

In honor of my blogging buddy Andrea, who cannibalizes Christmas decorations for use on her cards, I took two bells off one of the other finished trees so I could put them on my card as they were the perfect finishing touch, especially in lieu of the inspiration piece.  However, after I took the picture, I had to put the bells back on the original tree as it was just a bit too obvious they were missing.  Consequently, a blue button is now in their place on the card and isn't nearly as cute :(  

So the saga of the off-angle card is finally over and I'm doing a big happy dance!!!  Not thrilled with the card and the jury is still out as to whether I have embraced the off angle panels a little bit more now that I've made another card using them.  Bet you can guess the verdict LOL!

Hope to get a few more cards made during my last few days of "guaranteed" stamping time before the kids are off for Christmas vacation.  Hope you can do the same :)

What's In It?
Stamps: (SU)  Merry and Bright, Background Basics
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Cool Caribbean, Brushed Silver, White
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Versamark
Accessories:  Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Silver Twine, Bells, Dimensionals

Monday, December 13, 2010

Peaceful Wishes for Pals

This week Pals Paper Arts has this wonderful inspiration piece to work from.  Love all the white mixed with off whites, gold and silver.  Couldn't pass up playing along as I love using white space :)

While trying to decide what to do for this card, a ribbon wreath came to mind.  I have seen these around blogland for a while and today was the day to try one.  I used 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon and went to work.  Once complete, I added some gold half pearls, a button and some beaded gold twine for the bow.  It's hard to tell in the picture (had to use the light box as no time to take a picture tomorrow morning edit:  new picture now posted), but I used some delicious brushed gold paper for my layers.  The sentiment is also gold.  Didn't add anything else as I wanted the wreath to be the focal point of the card.  You can find the tutorial here if you are interested.

Thanks for visiting today and hope your Christmas preparations are well under way.  I'm well under control except for miserably failing in the card department :(  Will have to use some old cards for those who have to get mailed this week (aka out of town family) and locals will benefit from new ones, or they'll get an extra special birthday card next year in lieu of a Christmas card this year.  Hate myself for being in this position....on the upside, think I have my first New Year's resolution!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Peaceful Wishes
Paper:  Brushed Gold, White
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:  1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Half Pearls, Button, Beaded Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas a la Verve

This month, for the Verve sketch and inspiration challenges, we get to use ornaments and decorations as our inspiration pieces rather than having to select one of the ones chosen for us - how fun :)

I decided to use candy canes as my inspiration for this card.  You can't go anywhere at this time of year without seeing them.  Plus, I just happened to be nibbling on a small one as I was looking at the sketch and wondering what to use as my inspiration.  This it was meant to be LOL!

However, I had no striped red and white paper in my stash, so I opted for some red polka dotted paper instead.  Not exactly stripes, but if you stare at those  polka dots long enough they start to form vertical lines which can easily lead to stripes.....okay, so I'm stretching things a bit, but necessity is the mother of invention, right?!  LOL :)

Not having any candy cane images in my stash, was my next issue so I used this gift image from Seasons Sketches instead.  It is one of the very first Stampin' Up sets I ever purchased and I still enjoy using it.  I added  silver accents as my third colour, but couldn't figure out what to add to the image panel as it seemed a bit dull, or is it just me? 

Well, that's it for today.  Off to bake some more gingerbread and sugar cookies so the daycare kids can decorate them after school and we can have some left over for ourselves!  Have a great day :)

What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Seasons Sketches, Hero Arts
Paper:  Recollections DP, Real Red, Brushed Silver
Ink:  Black, Silver
Accessories:  Crimper, Half Pearls, Red Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mojo Monday 168

I was so excited to be able to play along with Julee's Mojo Monday sketch This week as I was in the mood for another flower card to break up the Christmas card production.

This fun Jillibean DP was my inspiration for this card. and it screamed flowers so out came one of my tried and true favorite Verve sets, Petals and Stems.  I wanted to use the lacy nesties again and since they don't come in rectangles just yet (betting that will change very soon LOL!) I cut out one square and then a part of another and stuck them together to make the rectangle.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  Now just have to wait and see if it catches Julee's eye LOL! 

Have a fabulous day, and I hope you are well on your way to being ready for Christmas :)  I've got all the gifts purchased and house decorated, but still have cards and cookies to go. Cookie baking will be this weekend, and hopefully, I can get my Christmas cards done and out next week...hopefully!!

I know it's a crazy, busy time of year, so thank you so much for taking a little time out of your day to pop in for a visit ((hugs)).

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Petals and Stems
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Jillibean DP
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red, Only Orange, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Crimper, Square Lacy Nesties,  Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inkspirations Is Having A Christmas Blog Hop

Inkspirations is hosting its very first BLOG TOUR and we want you to play along with us and join in the fun!!

WHEN:  Friday December 17th

WHERE: Starting at the Inkspirations Challenge Blog and moving on to your blog :)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY ALONG?: We will be sharing Christmas gift ideas and would love to see what you are making for Christmas this year.

If you would like to join us, please email Makeesh Byl by December 13th at 4 p.m. EST Australia which is 9 p.m. on December 12th for us in North America on Pacific Time.  All the contact details are on the Inkspirations Challenge Blog. Once the list is compiled, you will be given a confirmation and the blog link that comes after yours. 

Hope you can join us for this fun, Christmas Hop event!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Color Dare 88

Color Dare 88
Riding Hood Red
Old Olive
Neutral of Choice

Since I was in the mood for a circle card, I immediately went with this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch.  It was a perfect fit for what I had in mind, and I was doing a big happy dance as this doesn't happen to me very often!!  My one creative gene must be spreading some Christmas cheer early LOL!

Out came my newest addiction - the lacy circles.  I paired that with my combination double dot embossing folder kick as they were the perfect look of falling snow to go with the snowflake.  My tag migrated a tad from the sketch so hopefully the mouse police will be buried in the snow overseas and scared to venture out and check up on me :)

The rest of the Team has lots of inspiration for you.  You can check out their creations here:

We'd love you to join us!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to InLinkz on the The Colour Dare Blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword CD88.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog.

What's In It?
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper:  Old Olive, Read Red, Linen Cream
Ink: Black
Accessories: Swiss Dots and Seeing Spots Embossing Folders, Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Martha Steward Snowflake Punch, Red Button, Glue Dot, Twine, Red Twine, 5/8" Grosgrain Cream Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Verve Project Parade Triple Play Part II

I had so much fun making the mailbox for my daughter's student teacher I had to make a few more.  I have several friends who are elementary school teachers so these will definitely come in handy :)   They are also going to be an entry in Verve's Triple Play Project Parade

I kept the design the same for all of them, just switched up the DPs and colours on each one.  Had a ball making them and wish I had a few more so I could dole them out to a few more teachers or moms with small kids.

However, the fun ended when I had to try to take a picture of all three of them at once. As you can see, I ended up using the light box again as my windowsill could not accommodate three of them at one time without a major structural engineering feat in order to get a photo platform LOL.  I tried my best to show you as much of the mailboxes as I could, and thought I had mastered it, but just noticed the one on the right wasn't angled properly so it got cut off a bit - ugh. It has the same design as the other two on the side, just used different colours. The finishing tough was a snowflake added to both sides of each mailbox "flag" :)

Thanks for coming by today :)  Have a fabulous Sunday!

What's In It?
Paper:  Echo Park, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, 
Accessories:  Circle and Label 16 Nesties, SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Half Pearls, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Glue Dots, Dimensinoals

Friday, December 3, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge 51

Keesh came up with a wonderful sketch this week.  Love the large circle as the sky is the limit as to what you want/can put in it.

I paired this week's sketch with an old Just Add Ink colour combo. Loved this combo because it had wonderful spring colours.  After all the snow we got and then subsequent torrential rainfall, they were the perfect pick me up LOL!

This is the card I made for my daughter's student teacher whose last day in the classroom was this Tuesday (the gift set I made her was in yesterday's post).  She was a total sweetheart and the kids all loved her.  Any child who gets her will leave her classroom being touched by a truly wonderful teacher.  

As per the need for a weather pick-me-up, and staying with the spring colour theme, I decided to make another button bouquet.  The colours were perfect for some pink and blue flowers :)  Love how these two dotted embossing folders work together...happy sigh :)  A pink bow and some green butterflies provided the finishing touch to a splash of spring amidst her winter gift set LOL!

The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.


In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card featured, so come and join us this week.

Off to clean my craft room as you can't see the floor or the guest bed after my all my craft fair preparations!  Have a fabulous day!

What's In It?
Stamps: Flower Filled, Small Script
Paper: Certainly Celery, Kraft, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Seeing Spots and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Scalloped and Circle Nesties, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Half Pearls, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals