Saturday, November 30, 2013

Creative Candy Starts Tomorrow!

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I hope your tummies have been filled with lots of yummy leftovers. I know ours are!

My Creative Candy series starts tomorrow and will run through the end of month. What is Creative Candy you ask? It is a feast for the eyes. A new post with daily inspiration that I hope inspires you to laugh, smile and/or craft. You can read a little more about it here.

If you do feel inspired to craft, please leave a link in the comments as I would love to see what you've created.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Being Thankful

Hello crafty friends! Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. I just wanted to stop by and remind everyone (and myself) to stop everyday and be thankful for something-anything in your life.

I know I am truly blessed to have the love that I get daily from my Sophie and DH. I am thankful for the friends I have had since junior high and the friends I have made most recently and online. I am grateful the sun shines (super bright here in CA) and I have all the things I need. 

I've decided to not post any cards in December, I've been pretty behind anyway. Instead I'm going to try and bring you all some inspiration or as I'm going to call it Creative Candy. Just random things to help inspire. 

This is totally modeled after the "It's a Moxie Fab World" posts which Cath used to post daily. I don't know about you, but I really miss those.  So starting December 1, and hopefully everyday for the month of December, look for my Creative Candy posts and use it as it inspires you.

Warm hugs this holiday season!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Hanukkah Card

Happy Friday! I was going thru my stamps looking for my Christmas ones when I came across this set 8 Happy Nights from CAS-Friday's Stamps. I won it last year, inked it up a bit and then put it away. So I decided to ink it up again and this is what I came up with.

I stamped the entire background and love the way it turned out. I then used the Mojo Monday Sketch #318 (again) and added the tag, ribbon, stamped dreidels. It needed something more so I also added the "Happy Hanukkah".

The dreidels are stamped on metallic shiny silver cardstock. It's really cool, though it looks kinda dull in the photo. Here's the sketch....still a little time to play along if you can. 

Paper: Recollections Cardstock
Stamps & Inks: CAS-Fridays Stamps & Stampin' Up Ink
Ribbon: Offray
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Recollections Foam Dots

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Belle Birthday

Hello. Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for Sophie's teacher, Ms. Crystal. She is seriously one of the nicest teachers at her school and a sweet, sweet person. We just found out that she is a Disney fan (whoot woo) and her favorite princess is Belle - so she ranks high on our list of super cool peeps.

I had this Belle image left over from Sophie's birthday cupcakes. I then used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #318 (see below) and choose papers and colors that coordinated with Belle. The floral paper is from DCWV Fresh Floral Stack and has a slight vintage flair to it. I used some pink and brown ink to distress the edges and age it a bit.

The flowers were part of a $1 pack from Michael's. I really love finds like that, they don't cost much but yet they can be added to almost anything. Belle is on a polka dot tag with a yellow tag underneath for a shadow effect. I distressed the tag as well.

Here is the sketch...there's still a bit of time to play.

Have a great day....thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, DCWV Fresh Floral Stack
Stamp & Inks: Inspired by Stamping Graceful Hydrangea Set, Stampin' Up Inks
Embellishments: Micheal's Flowers, Recollections Rhinestones, Offray Pink Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Adhesive:Scotch ATG, Glue Dots, Recollections Foam Dots