Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Card Patterns For You

I started this card a few days ago.  I was stumped on what to do with the center of the circle.  Flowers? Stamped image?  So many choices and so much stash to choose from.  I picked it up today and it just came to me to start digging through my blue and red embellishments.  It's a mishmash of stuff.  I rather like it.

My sketch inspiration is Card Patterns: Sketch 169.
sketch inspiration

Enjoy inspired by Sylvia

You know me, cruising through all the many blogs that I follow.  I get inspired by so many people.  Today I was so drawn to this gorgeous card by Sylvia. 
Sylvia's Stamping Corner
 I am drawn to it mainly for the colors...green....my favorite.  But that is the sweetest part!  That is in the color palette of ColourQ this week.  Yea for me!
Color Inspiration

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cards for some great Dads

I got this rub on sheet from SEI several years ago.  It's chock full of male sentiments.  It came in a set that I got from Scrapbook Steals.  I didn't think I would ever use it.  I didn't have any reason to make father's day cards.  I didn't have any fathers in my life.  Until now.

I am always happy to join A La Card Monkey for their weekly challenge.  The design is simple, not frilly at all.  This is definitely different for me.  Being a mom of three girls, I know frilly.
sketch inspiration
Since I was making Father's Day cards, I made one for my man, who is dad to a cute little Corgi named Winnie. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rainbow of Color

I am so excited every time I sit down at my design area and see my stash get smaller and smaller.  At one time, I cringed at the thought of having to use a new 12x12 sheet of patterned paper, now I look forward to see how many cards I can use it on.

That is how I felt about this rainbow striped paper.  I got this free set of sentiments from My Favorite Things that I think fits so perfectly.  The flowers are dies from MFT too.  I used my circle cutter since I don't have any circle dies.

I am joining a brand new challenge to me:  Stampin' Royalty.  The sketch is very appealing to the eye, with square, circle, rectangles.  
sketch inspiration

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dance in the Rain

Raining season is over for us and onto June Gloom...only in Southern CA.  As I was looking through my (limited) stamp collection for a long sentiment, I was drawn to the umbrella set from The {Stamps} of Life.

A La Card Monkey's challenge this week is graduation themed.  Graduation was last week here so I chose to go with a different theme.
Sketch Inspiration

The color inspiration is from Dynamic Duos.  At times, it's hard to use just two colors, so it's definitely a challenge for me.
Color Inspiration


This week in the mail I got my stamp set from The {Stamps}of Life.  Oh my! I just love it...sea turtles.  What really makes this set so special is my recent cruise with my girls.  One of my daughters went to a Sea Turtle farm in Grand Cayman.
So this card is in her honor. 

I chose the color challenge from ColourQ.
color inspiration

The sketch is from a site that haven't participated in for several years.  It's like I just found them again, Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. 
sketch inspiration

Friday, June 1, 2012


5 months into my Journey and I am well onto depleting my stash.  This creation makes 110 cards created with my stash.  It's hard to believe that it's possible. I am UNSTOPPABLE!!!

I love participating in challenges.  I have not been able to make a large amount of cards recently so I am combining a couple challenges with one card.  I chose to enter Freshly Made Sketches and Daring Cardmakers.
Sketch Inspiration

It's so sweet that Freshly Made Sketches is having a blog hop for one of their designers, Rita that is out on maternity leave.  I am going to have hop over there and see everyone's blogs.
Color Inspiration

Daring Cardmakers June Challenge is was fun.  I chose to go with the triangles and the colors as my inspiration.