Thursday, August 15, 2019

CTS #335

Good morning, you guys! Things are starting to settle down just a tad as we get ready to start school next week. I can't believe the summer is already over! I know my boys are ready to get to school and hang out with their friends again and I'm ready to have a somewhat normal schedule again. So, I guess it isn't all bad that we are putting summer behind us. I hope that you guys have been enjoying your time off also. I also hope that we have kept you busy with our sketches over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Make sure to check out this week's sketch and the amazing cards the team has created. Here's mine for the week:


Another simple card from me this week. I'm still trying to use up some of the parts and pieces of kits that I have purchased over the years. I found this water color look patterned papers and decide it was the perfect starting point. Next, I added some washi strips to the bottom. They looked great on the paper as they had a very similar look to them. To add some sort of solid form to the card, I added a strip of black card stock popped up with some foam tape. Finally, I finished it off with some giant puffy Thickers that I had. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking it with me and I'll see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CTS #334

Well, this week turned out a little differently than I expected and we are not in Canada on Lake Ontario. My grandfather passed away unexpectedly and no one really had the heart for a vacation during at this time. We are just spending time together remembering the awesome man he was and how much joy he brought to everyone he met. I did have a card made for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch and I'm happy to share it with you all.


Again this week, I kept things very simple! Some fun patterned paper and various Thickers. You really can't get easier than that. I still think it will brighten someone's day no matter how simple. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for stopping by, here's a quick pic of my grandpas in their younger days. I found it while flipping through my albums and it made me smile. Neither are still with us but I know they are always there.


I'm betting they are talking hunting or gardening. They were both such a blessing to me. I hope you will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week. I just love seeing what you all create!

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

CTS #333

Good morning, everyone!! I hope you guys are ready for another awesome retro sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I had a blast with this week's sketch and I've been busily getting a little ahead before our yearly vacation to one of the Great Lakes. I'm super excited for the time away but the planning and prepping always exhaust me a bit. I'm sure we will have a blast though. Anyway, back to the sketch.  I really loved the sketch this week and had a so much fun with it. Here's my card:


Another super simple card from me today and the best part is, I'm using up some of the letter stickers I've been hoarding! I let the focus of today's card be on the awesome patterned paper which I'll link to below. I chose the fun blue water color striped and then I couldn't resist this fun yellow polka dot which I cut with a banner die. I created my sentiment with some cork letters and I love the combo all together. Here's a closer look:


I hope you guys have a great day. The next time you hear from me, I'll be at the lake! See you at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

CTS #332

Good morning!!  Things are getting a little crazy over here as I'm getting the family ready for our annual Great Lakes trip. This year we are going to Lake Ontario and get to travel through Canada. We are all pretty excited! I hope that you guys have had a wonderful summer and have gotten in a trip or two also! I also hope that you have some time to join us on the CAS(E) this Sketch.  I had a blast with this sketch and I love the cards the team created.  Don't forget to go check them out.  Here's my card:


I did absolutely no stamping or die cutting on my card today. It is all paper and ephemera. I have a little cup that I collect all these little bits and pieces in on my desk. I usually forget that they are there but today I decided to dig through and use some of them up! This is what I came up with. I chose a fun black and white background and added a pop of color with a pink strip of paper. Then I finished it up with with some flowers and enamel dots. Here's a closer look:


Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch for some more fun!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

CTS #331

Good morning!  I hope you've checked out this morning's post over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  The challenge this week is great!  Of course, they always are!  If you are stopping by after seeing my card over there...thanks so much!  I'm flattered that you wanted to see how I made my crazy creation.  :)  You guys are awesome!  Here's what I created for this week:


My card today is super simple and I love how it turned out. I used some papers from an adorable paper pack from Honey Bee Stamps (which happens to be on sale in my link below). I loved that they were the same pattern in different colors so I matched them up with I added the strip of yellow. I used some vellum stamped with a sentiment from The Stamp Market and added a strip of black to finish off the look. Super duper simple. Here's a closer look:


Again, thanks so much for checking out my card and I hope I will get to see your creations over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

CTS #330

It's Thursday, Thursday, Thursday and I'm coming to you guys with my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I really hope you'll enjoy it and have a blast creating with it. I sure did. Don't miss out on our amazing team's takes on the sketch. They always has tons of gorgeous creations for you!

I hope you are all enjoying your week and that you are having a chance to relax and have some fun. Things hopefully will slow down here soon so we are taking full advantage of it. I'm not at all ready for school to start and luckily, we have a few weeks. How's your summer going? Hopefully, awesome!

I had a blast creating for this sketch and I know you will to. Here's my take:


Sometimes you just have to go a little nautical, don't you? I've been dying to use this wave die from Avery Elle and this was the perfect opportunity! I cut it from some watercolor look patterned paper and added a layer of white behind for the white caps on my waves. Then I got to work coloring my little pirate from Neat & Tangled. Once he was in place and hemmed and hawed about what sentiment to use and I decided to make my own with some glitter foam Thickers. Shockingly, I waited to pick my background paper until I had my focal point built. I tried wavy papers, checked papers, even solid papers, but my eye kept coming back to this striped paper. Bonus, it matches my pirate boy's shirt! Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card today and I can't wait to see what you come up with over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  See you there!

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

CTS #329

Good morning and happy 4th of July to those of us in the US. I hope you all are enjoying you July so far. I still am having a hard time believing how fast this year is flying by! It's crazy. We are getting ready to load up and head to the water park today and the boys are super excited. Of course, the weather is less than ideal but we will make the best of it. I'm just glad to have a day to take a break and have some fun with the boys and my husband. Speaking of taking a break, why don't you take a break and join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch for another fun challenge.  Here's the card I created:


I am super happy with how this card turned out but super annoyed with our weather not letting me get a good picture. I'll see if I can get a better one if the sun ever comes out. The base is a light gray cardstock and I cut different sized rectangles from a dark gray, yellow, and vellum. Next, I die cut the Pinkfresh Studios Smile die from navy and added it with some foam squares. It still needed a little something so I added stripes of navy to finish it off.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking in with me this morning and I can't wait to see what you create over at CAS(E) this Sketch.


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