Friday, June 30, 2017

Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop

Sneaking in under the wire for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Thank you Amy for organizing this yet again :)   Love looking at all the wonderful creations!

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I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch for my card and Verve's Coffee Helps.  I love lattes so this sentiment is a go to for me :)   Coloured with Twinkling H2Os and needed to ground the latte cups so added a daisy chain border to to bottom of the focal panel. 


What's In It?
Stamps:  Coffee Helps (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Kraft, Rose Red, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Daily Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Twinkling H2Os, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Sorbet

Middle of June and time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  With Summer comes the need for a bit of cooling down, and this picture has me craving sorbet now LOL!   Since I don't own any ice cream stamps, I went for the look alike cupcake {grin}.

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Used last week's Case This Sketch #225 for my card, pulled the colours from the photo and tossed some polka dots in for good measure :)


Guest Designer:  Laurel Seabrook, Seabrook Designs

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!


What's In It?
Stamps:  Cupcake (Verve Stamps), Tiny Tags (PTI)
Paper:  Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Rose Romance (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Bliss Blue, Regal Rose (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:  Lacy Square and Square Nestabilities,  Tiny Tags Die Set, Twine, Stickles, Dimensionals

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mojo Monday #500 ~ And a Farwell....

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Today, we are celebrating 500 Mojo Monday sketches!!  To put that in perspective, that means Julee has been creating fabulous sketches for us just shy of ten years!!  Sadly, this will be the last Mojo sketch.....sniff, sniff...  :(   Be sure to pop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to read her post.

I have a big lump in my throat and a big hole in my heart right now....but at the same time am celebrating with her as she can now dabble in other things with her extra time each week.  Needless to say, I am very thankful for my Mojo Monday sketch binder to be able to go back to.

Out of curiosity, I dug back through my Splitcoast Stampers account (I was  on there for a few years before I started my blog) to see which Mojo sketch was the first one I participated in, and found it was sketch #39 during her first year of sketches when the challenge was still run off her personal blog.  This is the card I made using that sketch and is a tribute to where it all began. 

Mojo sketch 120 was my first sketch win for a free Verve Stamps set, followed by four finalist positions, and then that fabulous day, August 6, 2012, when I posted my first card for sketch #263 as a Mojo Maker.  This card brought back memories and made me laugh as I was having a strong, love/hate relationship with skewed panels at the time and as fate would have it, this was the first sketch I had to deal with LOL!  Btw, I now love skewed panels {grin}.

To say I have enjoyed the past 9 years of Julee's sketches is an understatement.  It has remained my favorite challenge over the years, and I will miss it dearly.   Thank you Julee for blessing card makers all over blogland with your amazing sketches!  As the sentiment says on my card, you are a beautiful soul indeed, and I thank you for the honor of being a Mojo Maker ((hugs)) ♥♥♥

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.

A huge thank you to those of you who have been faithful participants in the challenge and who have left me so many lovely comments on my Mojo Monday posts over the years. And, to Teresa Kline for all her behind the scenes work.

Would love to have you join us by creating a card and linking it to the challenge!  In honor of sketch number 500, I would love to see 500 cards in the gallery, so please come an play along :)  The challenge is open for two weeks so lots of time to get crafty.

Have a fabulous day, and thank you for stopping by!

Challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays
                    Just Us Girls



What's In It?
Stamps:  Beautiful You (Verve Stamps)
Paper:    On The Bright Side (My Mind's Eye),  Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, So Saffron (Stampin' Up), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)  
Ink:   Black 
Accessories:  Rounded Scalloped Frame, Flutterby, Scalloped Trio Trim Set and Sprightly Sprigs Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Glue Dot, Twine, Bling, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Succulent

Time for our first June challenge, and this time round we have a wonderful arrangement of succulents for our inspiration.

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I pulled colours from the picture and chose to use some spiky flowers that somewhat resemble the shape of the succulents.  My sketch and card was inspired by this fabulous card by Wanda.


Guest Designer:  Laurel Seabrook, Seabrook Designs

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Challenge:  Simon Says


What's In It?
Stamps:  Be Blessed (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Kraft, Blush Blossom, Mint Medley (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Regal Rose (Stampin' Up), Mermaid (Lawn Fawn) 
Accessories:  Petal Points and Sprightly Sprigs (A Cut Above by Verve), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals