Monday, December 30, 2013

A Happy Goodbye

I won't be posting to this blog anymore after today.

It's time to say goodbye to this fun hobby and focus on the future ahead of me.

Thanks to the handful of you that encouraged me and offered support and kindness.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

You and Me

My post for The House of Card Hop can found here.

I was able to crank out a quick card using All About You from The Alley Way Stamps; really cute sentiment set.

I used some spring/ summer papers for the card itself. I am still loving plaid...see that small bit of chevron I used for the award ribbon tails?  I thought the notebook panel would look super special cut on the lined school paper/

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Sparkles

My post for The House of Card Hop can found here.

I woke up on Friday ready to stamp and grabbed for Holiday Sparkles from The Alley Way Stamps. I also used some of last year's Echo Park paper, I love the blues, purples, and grays here.

I stamped the snowflakes in a variety of ink colors and then adhered them to the card front with some boosters. Once I stamped the sentiment, I embellished it with some clear gems for some sparkle...I mean, the sentiment has the word sparkle in it after all.

Lastly, I added the mittens tied with some twine.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Season's Greetings

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop! If you have just stumbled here and would like to participate, please hop over to the House of Cards challenge blog to get started!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!

You should have hopped here from Rose's blog; if not, you can start here to see everything from the beginning.

I found inspiration in the colors, the sparkle, and the shape of the plate. I started with a round card base using a similar color; then piled on the pretty paper. The snowflakes have been jazzed up with some gems; and I added some bells to the ribbon strip.

The sentiment from Inspired by Stamping's Holiday Sentiments was added to a label shape and adhered with boosters.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please join in the fun of our hop and make your way over to Mynette's blog!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

I wanted to make one last fall card before getting started on winter/ Christmas. I used some fun papers and colors along with the NEW Inspired by Stamping Vintage Dress Form stamp set.....well, just a sentiment from the set. I love how perfectly it fits into my circle image panel and the font is just divine!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Celebrating You

Another bright card, I guess I just love bright colors. I am always in need of birthday cards, so this will join a few others in my stash.

I used a variety of patterned paper from the flowers to the leaves to the main panel; I love when they coordinate together so well.

The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping's It's Your Birthday set; it's perfect for birthdays and most any celebratory occasion. Here, I just stamped it onto a sentiment flag and tucked it under the flower.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's Perking

I was soooo happy to stamp this past weekend, it's been over two weeks.

I played along with the sketch at the clean&simple stamping blog, FTL268, and wanted to use some new stamps, Breakfast Club from The Alley Way stamps.

The different coffee cups/ mugs were colored to match the papers I chose, each has also been placed on boosters for extra dimension.

I wrapped 3 strands of hemp cord around the card and then just used another piece to tie a bow.