Saturday, May 27, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #58

Happy Saturday! I'm in the midst of a crafty retreat weekend with a bunch of Ontario cardmaking ladies and I'm having SO much fun. It's rare I get the chance to get away and soak up the creativity of my peers. Do it if you get the chance!

Today's inspiration for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge is just gorgeous. I would buy those vases if I saw them in real life. Totally my style. I decided to get glittery for my card today, and was inspired by a recent card by Jeanne Jachna for Birch Press Design found here.

I used the Leaves Cover Panel from Reverse Confetti and die cut it from white cardstock and then layered it over a piece of Be Creative tape that was cut to fit the front of my card base. I added the glitter one colour at a time, using a coffee filter and Swiffer dust cloth to clean up any mess. I find that ultrafine glitter works best as it sticks to adhesive more readily than chunkier glitter. The sentiment was made from the Sparkle and Shine stamp set and coordinating die cuts from WPlus9.

Thanks for stopping in today! Hop on over to the Inspired By blog to see what the rest of my amazing teammates have come up with! Enjoy your weekend.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #57

What is more spring-like than a colourful bouquet of gorgeous tulips? The Inspired by All the Little Things challenge this week is SO lovely and made me think of watercolouring spring flowers.

I used a paintable print from Simon Says Stamp (In Full Bloom) and my Zig markers to colour it. A stitched edge, just a few sequins, and an embossed sentiment keep it simple and allow the colours to take center stage.

Where will this inspiration photo take you? I hope you will play along with us this week. Details are here on how to join us and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Saturday.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #56

I thought since it's the day before Mother's Day here, it was the perfect opportunity to use the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge to create a card for my mom! That lovely floral bouquet served as my inspiration.

I used the Color Pop Florals kit from Papertrey Ink for my flowers. Some are the pre-printed pieces included with the kit, and some are stenciled, stamped, and die cut myself. I arranged them all and adhered them to a Drop Cover Panel die cut background from Reverse Confetti (possibly my new favourite die!). The sentiment is from Family Ties by PTI. A few clear sequins finish it off.

Hop on over to the Inspired By blog if you haven't already been there to see what my amazing teammates came up with this week. You'll love it! Play along with us this week...I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Saturday, and Happy Mother's Day to the mommas. Hugs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Amazing Florals

Die-cutting is my favourite thing to do lately. My Big Shot has been getting a workout with me cutting every die in sight. I love being able to mix and match, paper piece, put together...all of the above. The beautiful Roses die from Paper Smooches let me do all that.

I cut the largest flower from the die collection several times and then used all the multi-coloured pieces to create a few really funky flowers! For the above card I stamped a sentiment from Chit Chat and added a few sequins.

There were a few extra flowers so I couldn't just stop at one card... 
Patterned papers, simple sentiments and those bold flowers make for some really stunning cards! I love how they all turned out.

I'm playing along in the May Paper Smooches challenge which uses FLOWERS as the theme.

Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #55

Are you staying dry? We've experienced several days of heavy rain in our area and I'm starting to wonder if I need to build an ark lol! Luckily I live on a big hill and don't have much concern for flooding...but it's still pretty soggy around here.

This week's Inspired by All the Little Things challenge has a gorgeous floral inspiration that just delighted me. I love those colours! That rustic chair! Wow.
Here's how I interpreted it:
Dreamy patterned papers from the Chasing Dreams collection by Crate Paper, paired with vellum and some pretty die cuts put this card together nicely. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the die cuts and sentiment are adhered to the vellum which allowed me to put a little glue under those pieces and glue the vellum panel to the patterned paper with no adhesive peeking through anywhere. The sentiment (the die cut and the stamped part) is from two different My Favorite Things sets. They have such inspirational sayings that are perfect on cards that I can send out to any of my friends.

You can see that my colours are more pink than the inspiration photo...oh well. It's all in how you see it, right?! :)

Thanks for stopping in today. Don't forget to head on over to the Inspired By blog to see what the rest of my teammates came up with! Have a great day.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Rainy days around here lately...might seem dreary to some, but for me it means cozying up my studio and not feeling guilty about spending so much time making stuff. :)

I have a bold and bright card today that I just love. Saturated red, pink and purple paired with aqua and white. LOVE.  I used Flashy Florals coordinating stamps and dies by My Favorite Things and paired them with a lovely sentiment from Thanks So Very Much. The font in that stamp set is ALLLLL the heart eyes.  Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots provides the fun background and of COURSE sequins and tiny spots of Stickles glitter finish it off.

My inspiration comes from the latest The Card Concept challenge. Even though the Linky Tool is currently broken, be sure to add your card to their Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping in today, and have a GREAT day!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Curtain Call- Flutter

I am so thrilled to be the guest designer for the current Curtain Call inspiration challenge! For the 'how-to' on how to participate in this fun challenge, head here for details.

Isn't that a pretty inspiration photo? I love butterflies; I even have two butterfly tattoos! The butterflies stood out to me as well as the colour palette, so I let that lead me for my creation today.

The gorgeous Chasing Dreams 6x6 collection by Crate Paper had the perfect piece of patterned paper in it that suited the challenge perfectly. I cut the paper with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a dark grey card base. The butterfly focal point is a die cut piece from an older Heidi Swapp collection. I just coated it with Versamark and heat embossed it with silver sparkle powder and added a few enamel dots. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Stripe Greetings set and was heat embossed on vellum using Peppermint Tea powder by WOW.

Head on over to the Curtain Call blog to see the rest of the design team's gorgeous creations. Thanks so much for stopping in today! Happy Monday!