{3.3.2013} a Sunday challenge

I’ve been trying to get my craft on this weekend and it just wasn’t happening like I wanted it too.  I had high hopes for MANY Christmas cards for the current Paper Crafts magazine call.  Alas, I just couldn’t get into the holiday spirit.  Thankfully, I squeaked out 2 cards, but I don’t have high hopes.  I just wasn’t on my game. After struggling, I just gave up and looked for some challenges to inspire me.  I think my mojo was mad I tried to do holiday cards out of season.  Ha.  So what better than SPRING to bring me …

{2.14.2013} post no. 1 – love

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! Happy Valentine’s Day! It is a love themed day, get ready. CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch. I think I have fallen in love with my own card. It is one of my all time faves actually. And the idea came out of nowhere.  Meaning, I sat down and just grabbed paper, stamps and ink as I went along.  Usually, I’ll think about it a little before I start.  The …

{11.15.2012} cas(e) this sketch!

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch. Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration. The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share. InLinkz.com

{8.25.2012} with sympathy

This little birdie flew into my home this month.  Isn’t he sweet.  I love the sketched look and yet he is quite simple and elegant at the same time.  His first job is a sympathy card and he did it well. I chose to go with a very soft and serene color palette: cream, creamy brown and robin’s egg.  The sketch for this second round of the Hero Arts August 2012 challenge was the perfect inspiration for this sympathy card. I started out by stamping the bird and sentiment and then masked them off before stamping the lattice background.  It …

{8.6.2012} smile – it’s monday…

Yay! This card makes me smile for a TON of reasons: 1.  I have not created for FUN in a few months.  My mojo has taken a serious summer vacation.  I’ve been keeping up with my scheduled design team assignments, but playing for fun eluded me {and was starting to worry me}.  I had the BIGGEST grin when I completed this one.  It felt good. 2.  I used washi tape… my new found love. These are from Target… check the office supply section.  They are packaged in rolls of 4 for just $4.  Steals! 3.  TOTALLY clean and simple.  Ahhhhh, …