24 Jan 2015

Happy Birthday!

Today is our son-in-law's birthday - followed by our granddaughter's birthday tomorrow.  January is a full month- mother in laws, nieces, grandson's, granddaughter's….it all happens in January lol!

Well, since I would never, ever - make all those cards HAH! I did put together a quick creation for the Tag You're It! Challenge…..based on a beautiful tag by the amazing Heather Campbell.

I just received my new Papertrey Ink stamps and dies and really wanted to ink them up - so what better excuse to use them - like I need an excuse :)

I used the Baker's Dozen stamp set and dies, along with Cake Plate Dies for today's tag.  I must admit, I really needed to use a metal shim for the Cake Plate Dies - I wasted a bit of card stock before I figured that out, but when I used the shim - it. was. perfect!

I coloured the April cupcake with copic markers and also shaded the Cake Plate with a light pink marker….very clean and very white tag.  The Butterfly was the deciding factor when choosing this cupcake, since Heather had a bow at the top of her tag.

I liked how Heather had added her images to the side of her tag - so that is what I was going for today - just a little different look for me!

Try out the Tag challenge - it is a quick one!!

21 Jan 2015

Keep on Rolling

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown ….. I am still guest designing (they haven't kicked me out yet haha!) 

Vickie has chosen an awesome color combo for us this week based on this gorgeous inspiration photo!

I was totally inspired -- I love these beautiful colours!

I started with a Raspberry Fizz card base and adhered a white vellum panel.  I then cut two strips of patterned paper using L'il Inkers On The Diagonal Die and glued it to my vellum panel.

I stamped and coloured three bowling pins and a bowling ball from The Alley Way Stamp set "adoraBOWL".  After fussy cutting, I popped them up onto the diagonal strips.

I finished it off by stamping the sentiment and adding some black and white twine.

And that’s all from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge…...just use the closest colours that you have.  

Come on and play along - just add your direct link to the Color Throwdown post! -If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD326 so we can see your beautiful creation!   Be sure to check out the loveliness from the other team members - you know it will be awesome!!

Barbara Anders    
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Tammy Hershberger 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Bonnie Sharp - That's me!

16 Jan 2015


Someone loves you!  I'm still using that cute new set from our latest release called Oogles!

I stamped my little monster onto white card stock and coloured his horns with my copic markers.  I stamped him again onto patterned paper, fussy cut him out without the horns and adhered the image to the first image.  I cut out THAT image and popped him up onto the cute heart base.

There are SVG files available for all Alley Way Stamps - if you would rather do it that way…:)

I die cut the Smile sentiment and adhered it to my card.  I stamped the rest of the sentient on a strip of white card stock and adhered it with more dimensional pop dots.

…and we are still celebrating over at The Alley Way Stamps!!  Don't forget that the set I am giving away is called Wreathed in Love.  Leave your comment on this post, on my blog, and I'll choose a winner through on the 25th of January - right before our new February release peeks…..Good Luck!!

I am entering my card into the Colours and Sketches Challenge #107 - the colours this week are Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black…perfect!

I am also entering the Inspired By Stamping challenge this week - the inspiration photo is awesome (and right up my alley!) and the colours are awesome too!