Thursday, April 3, 2014

You're Invited

I needed to come up with an invitation for my twin sons' graduation party. I spent a rainy day on Saturday working on an idea, and this is the final product.  I used a combination of challenges for inspiration. The Dynamic Duos color choice for this week was perfect as their school colors are green and white.  I chose gold for the "other color" using metallic for the embossing and a mustardy gold for the base of the circle on the top. I also used the Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge elements of punch/die, patterned paper, and dots (I have no enamel so I substituted the self-adhesive half pearl on the cap).
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Spring is still struggling to spring here in the Northeast... Hope springs eternal.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

P Is For Paddy

I found a new challenge recently that I really like - the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Lots of tongue in cheek fun. This week's challenge is to pay homage to all things Irish and green! I went straight for Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring" and came up with this. I had a lot of fun with it. Thanks for stopping in for a look.

Friday, February 14, 2014


This is my take on this week's CASology cue.  In trying to come up with a Valentine for my second teenage son Jon, I decided to design a card using the Instagram image.  I constructed it using a variety of dies.  I often say "who loves ya baby" to him when I do something for him or bring him a special treat... So I typed the sentiment in Word with the hashtag, and printed it on card stock from my printer.  I used PTI's Double Ended Banners die to cut it out. 

I love the bold design, and Jon loved his Valentine. Voila!  Thanks again for visiting!

I Love Roo

This is the Valentine I made for my dear son Greg. "Roo" became my pet name for him in 2005 when we saw Pooh's Heffalump Movie. He was 6 years old then... He is a wonderful, taller-than-me teenager now. The pet name still slips out every now and then. When he opened his card this morning, his smile told me that he doesn't mind...  Thank you Kim, for A Little Lovin, and to Heather Pulvirenti for the inspiration I took from her card in THIS post to create mine.

As part of the Paper Smooches Anniversary Celebration, Kim Hughes posted a special challenge with a prize :  Create a NEW project that is FUN & CUTE! The winner will receive 3 NEW acrylic blocks and a stamp set and die of their choiceYou have until Sunday, February 16th to participate.  Winner will be announced on Monday, February 17.

Get all the details HERE!

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

You & Me

This week's CASology Cue is "AND" which immediately put me in mind of the word collage image from PTI's Love & Marriage.  When I saw the sketch for this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge, a new one to me, the idea for this creation gelled in my mind. The colors of teal and red were inspired by last week's Dynamic Duos challenge, which I missed lol, but I thought the colors were perfect for this card.

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. It's gray here in New Jersey - a bit of snow expected tonight. Thanks for coming by today,

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Over The Edge Valentine

The current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to
Create a Clean And Simple project with some sort of element that extends past the edge.
I am also submitting this card for this week's Mod Squad Challenge,
which is to use hearts and glitter.
Hearts and glitter - check! The ribbon goes over the top edge. The large heart die cut and the PTI Happy One Liner die cut go over the edge of the stamped and embossed tag. There is vellum inside the negative cutout of the heart, but it's hard to see on this picture. And oh how I love the glitter paper from which "Happy" is cut.
Back at school today - more snow coming from the west in the coming days. Making lots of soup and lots of Valentines. Love it.
Thank you for coming by today!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fusion #3 Valentine

The weather is crazy here in the northeastern part of the US. I work in a school and we had both Monday and today as snow days. More storms coming on the weekend.  I spent Monday making Valentines. How fun. Every year I vow make a slew of them and I never do. The snow has given me time to get lovey dovey, and this is one of the cards I made.

The inspiration was this week's Fusion Challenge #3. I really love the concept of the choice of photo, sketch or both to create something. I ended up using the photo and am happy with the way it came out.

Thank you for stopping in. Hope you are warm where you are.