Thank You

** 3/27/17 Top 3 at Ooh-La-La Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you had a great week and that you’re enjoying your weekend! If you’re like me, you LOVE your weekends! I’m really stoked to share a CAS project that I created today using a new Close To My Heart stamp and die bundle. I made the decision at the beginning of the year to create more clean and simple cards that are easier to mail. My cards generally have lots of dimension and big bows! ;)


I chose a green monochromatic color scheme. I have quite a few favorite colors (and color combos) but green is my absolute favorite. Since childhood. So I used green foil, green cardstock, green ink, green Spectrum Noir markers and green sequins. Love, love, love!


I kept the inside clean and simple also with a blank panel to write a personal thank you note.


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #40 – Anything Goes
CASology: Week #240 – Foliage
CAS-ual Fridays: #169 – Off The Edge
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #353 – Spring is around the corner (photo inspiration- march, spring, flowers, bloom and color green)
Craft Rocket Challenges: #35 – Make It Feminine
Crafty Creations Challenges: #337 – Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #117 – Think Green
Daisy Chain Challenges: #6 – Make It Feminine
Fairytale Challenge: #164 – Favorite Color Combo (green/white)
Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle: #230 – Use Some Green
Incy Wincy Designs: Thank You Cards
Inky Chicks: #80 Flowers
Inspiration Destination: #124 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #158 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #42 – Monochrome
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #224 – Spring Is In The Air
Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #1711 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #14 – Flowers
Penny Black and More Challenge: March Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #235 – Anything Goes with twist of Congratulations
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #64 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: March Challenge – Close To Nature
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #5 – Easter/Spring
The Crafty Addicts: #34 – Anything Goes/Clean and Simple
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #19 – Go Green
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #186 – Photo Inspiration

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green cardstock
Stamps: Close To My Heart Hello Lovely stamp set
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy ink; Spectrum Noir- LG3, LG5, CG2, DG2, DG3
Dies/Punches: Clost To My Heart Hello Lovely Thin Cuts
Accessories: Doodlebug Design sequins, Sharpie white paint marker

I really love how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

You make my heart melt

** 3/8/17 Top 3 at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’! **

Hi everyone! You’ll remember about a week ago I shared that I’m guesting for Jingle Belles this fortnight. My theme is Let the Flakes Fall Where They May and my challenge to you is to create a project that includes snow – snowflakes, snowmen, snowy landscape, etc. Well, I’m  back with a CAS mid-challenge project and it really doesn’t get any easier than this!

This adorable card was created with a scrap – the bottom portion of a 12 x 12 sheet that was leftover from a Christmas project. I cut it down, stamped the greeting and layered it on red cardstock.


I used a Marvy Uchida Snow marker on the snowflakes. First time I’ve used it and OMG – I love this stuff! You ‘write’ with it and then hit it with your heat tool, and watch it poof up! What fun! :D


I decorated the inside with the last remaining strip of that snowmen scrap (yep, I used it ALL), stamped the greeting with a snowflake and layered the panel on the red cardstock. I really am loving how this turned out! It always amazes me how something so simple can pack such a big punch! ;)


I’m thinking outside the box and will enter this into a few ‘love’ challenges! ;)

Proud enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #337 – Love
Alphabet Challenge Blog: X for X Marks the Spot (or Dots)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #173 – Valentine or Love Sentiment
CCC Digi Creations: #66 Add A Heart
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: February Challenge – Add Red and/or Pink and a Heart
Crafty Gals Corner: #109 – Shades of Red
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: February Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: February Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #81 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #268 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #5 – Have A Heart
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #337 – Wild About You
Incy Wincy Designs: Love
International Art & Soul: #1 Love Is In The Air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #51 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #159 – Cards
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #315 – Anything Goes
Pile It On: #126 – Hearts On Fire
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #83 – Friends, Love, Wedding, Valentine
Sunny Day Crafting: #35 – Box Cards or Regular Cards
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment
That’s Crafty Challenges: I Heart You
The Paper Girls: #121 – With Heart
Time Out Challenges: #76 – Inspired By Words
Use Your Stuff: #250 – Love Is In The Air
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #268/269 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir ultra smooth premium white cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Santa & Co. DSP
Stamps: Paper Smooches Warm Hearts stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red ink
Accessories: Marvy Uchida Snow marker

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to play in our snowy challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,