Thursday, May 10, 2018

Donut Know

Hello!  I'm back with another one of Laurel's amazing challenges over at Inspired By challenge blog.  It's completely SWEET!  And make sure to check out all the team's inspiration, delish!

I created three cards inspired by this photo and used the
sentiment: Donut Know
inside sentiment: how much you're going to be missed! (inside the card)

Make sure to stop by and share your creations with all of us, can't wait to see how SWEET the gallery will be this week♥

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Unicorn Dreams

Hello and welcome!  

I'm back again with another incredibly AWESOME challenge from Laurel!  This week, we are sponsored by SRM stickers and they are not only wonderful to work with, they make creating SO quick and easy.  I created a lot of cards this week and I kid-you not, I literally had NO time to create this week.  You wouldn't guess it by how many cards I was able to create, inspired by Laurel's challenge and the amazing sticker sheets I was sent (thank you Susan!)

I hope you'll check out the Inspired By Challenge Blog and see the amazing creations from the team and check out the very generous prize!

I LOVED this fun, playful, photo Laurel challenged us with and love each one of the cards because the colors are fabulous to work with :)

Thanks a Bunch card
Many thanks card
happy day card

As you might be able to tell from my cards, I was inspired by the shades of colors... (pinks and blues, oh my), the layering of elements, the pom poms, the circles, the texture, THE WHITE, kid-themed.....really what's not to inspire in this photo?  I wish I had really had some time to create and dig into different ideas, but I went right away with the first thoughts that came to me and the awesome stickers made it EASY!

thank you from the bottom of my heart card
Thanks a Bunch card

This card was inspired by the layers, the white, the circle pom poms, the colors and the happy feel to the pictures (look at all those stickers)

On this card I was inspired by the pom poms, the white, the colors, the layers.

On this card, I was inspired by the pom poms, the white, the kid-theme.

On this card I was inspired by the pom pom circles, the layers, the colors, the white.

(SORRY for the glare, hard to get a clear picture up close on this shaker card)

I was inspired by the layers, the white the colors, the pom poms and the kid-theme.
Thank you for your comments, they always make my day!  

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time To Garden

It's time for another challenge over at Inspired By challenge blog

Why Hello There Card

 This week, Laurel has found an awesome photo for the challenge, fun, inspiring and I can't wait to see how it inspires all of you.

I was inspired by the all the colors, the flowers, the pockets, the buttons, the layers, and the apron bow.

Make sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the amazing team created!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

summer clothes line

Good morning!  I am back with another card created for this week's inspiration over at Inspired By challenge blog.  The inspiration this week is so fun and versatile for so many occasions.

summer card

And here is the inspiration this week....eeek, so many ideas!

We love seeing your creations in the gallery, and make sure to check out what the team created on THE BLOG
happy creating♥

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Un-frogettable Card

Good morning.  A new Inspired By challenge is live and it is a fun one!
I was inspired by the colors, rain and multi-patterns.  This inspiration made me think of frogs singing after a rainstorm and the sentiment Un-frogettable, so many uses for a sentiment like this one :)

Isn't this inspiration by Laurel so cute?

I used an Action Wobbler for this card, this little frog moves and is so much fun.

We can't wait to see yours!  Make sure to hop over to the blog and check out what the amazing team created this week!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Inspired By

Hello!  I am posting quickly today as we have a lot of appointments, so please excuse my brevity.
This is my card this week for the challenge over at Inspired By.  I know at first glance, it doesn't show how I was inspired, but there is a really good reason.  I didn't have blue patterned papers that I could use for the color of the inspiration photo, I had used a lot of blue pp on an order of cards recently and need to shop some blue patterns :)

hello card

Instead of focusing on the color in the inspiration, I chose to focus on the design elements and layout.  I was really inspired by the three decorative patterned pillows in the front, with the bed being multi-layered with sheets and comforters and the circles from the circular tray with the tea/coffee.

I decided to sketch it out to make it a little easier to disregard the blue (a trick for me personally when I am not using color to inspire me) and have added my sketch below if it inspires you please feel free to use it.

Make sure to hop over to the Blog and check out all the amazing creations by the team and the prize!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring Sunshine


On the Inspired By blog, the team has shown so many gorgeous projects inspired by this beautiful inspiration pic, hop on over there to see all the amazing cards and a layout.

 I was inspired by the designs on the towels (floral and patterns), colors and layout of the towels (sketch).

To create the background similar to some on towels, I did a quick search of the Silhouette store for a design to be my stencil.
Stencil created with:  Snapdragon Snippets Background cut file in the Silhouette Cameo Design Store and Michael's Recollections card stock.

I did not photograph the original ink blending with my stencil, so I thought I would share the picture with the next set of cards I created.

Praying For You Card

Sending Hugs card

Birthday Greetings Card

Stamps:  Winnie & Walter Sending YouNeat and Tangled No Words, Papertrey Ink Pretty Peonies (5th year anniversary set)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distressed ink, Tim Holtz Mustard Seed distressed ink, Memento Pear Tart dye ink

On the next card, I was inspired to create a sketch from the inspiration photo.  On the first sketch card I used patterned papers to create my card. On my second card I used my stamps and inks, staying true to the florals and colors in the inspiration photo while using the sketch.
( Laurel's inspiration photos lend themselves to all kinds of interpretations:  colors, themes, focal point (flowers), inspiration from her titles of the photos, I love that about her challenges.  So, I wanted to show an interpretation of the "layout" of the inspiration :))

 I Am Here For You card

Some Bunny Loves You card

On my last card, I used the sketch of the "towels layout" but chose to use patterned papers instead of my stamps and inks to create the color palette for this one.

A Happy Hello card

Donut Know

Hello!  I'm back with another one of  Laurel's  amazing challenges over at  Inspired By  challenge blog.  It's completely SWE...