Friday, July 21, 2017

Five for Friday

1. Austin left for a missions trip with twenty-five other youth and leaders
from our church on Wednesday.
After a layover in Montreal, they arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday.
I'm very excited for this opportunity for him!


You can follow their trip here, if you'd like.


2. After church on Sunday, Austin and I drove to Winnipeg and spent the afternoon together,
just the two of us.
We did a little shopping and went to see Baby Driver at the theatre.
Unfortunately, I realized later that we hadn't taken any photos of our day out. :(


3. I got new glasses. 


Sage and my friend, Val, helped me pick them out.
And Sage took this photo of me. :)


4. I shared a couple of weeks ago how I sold the front display at Two30Nine 
and redesigned it to fit into my client's kitchen (click here to see photos).

Well, I wanted to share a peek of the new front display that I designed to take its place.


It combines so many of my favourite things:
white shaker cabinets, herringbone tile, glass cabinets, floating shelves,
Fantasy Brown granite countertops and an island in one of our new Coastal colours.
Intrigued?
You can see more of it here.


5. I have another card for this week's CTS:


 and for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Surf's Up:


I decided to make a card using my MFT butterfly set -- in different shades of blue. 


I stamped my butterfly onto its coordinating diecut 
and layered it over a piece of cardstock that I'd smooshed with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Sympathy) 
on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #231

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #231 designed by N@Ali:



I also used MFT Colour Challenge 73:


Here's my card:


I found this fun Crate Paper journaling card in my stash and trimmed it down for my card.
I used the coordinating patterned paper as my background and to diecut my butterfly
(from MFT's Beautiful Butterflies set.)
I blended some Altenew Volcano ink onto my aqua mist background panel
and onto the banner I diecut using MFT dies.


Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, July 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 296

Today, I have a card to share that I made using


Here's my card:


I made my frame by diecutting my PTI Shaker Shapes: Square twice -- once
from PTI Linen Cardstock and once from a PTI Coaster.
I stacked them together and adhered them to my card.
I stamped the hummingbird and petunias using Humming Along onto their coordinating diecuts
and adhered them to my card, using dimensional adhesive for the hummingbird.


I stamped the sentiment using PTI's Songbirds.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Create Along with Us: July 2017

Today, I have a couple of cards to share that I made for this month's

Having just purchased the Humming Along set last month,
I was inspired by Dawn's card to use it:


I decided to use the same flowers as Dawn did and made this card:


I stamped the hummingbird and flowers from Humming Along onto their coordinating diecuts
and layered them over a piece of PTI Linen cardstock that I diecut using my
Mama Elephant Femme Frames die.


I stamped the sentiment using SSS Big Scripty Sentiments.

And, then, I decided to make a second card, using the petunias from the set.


I just changed up the colours slightly.


This time, my sentiment was from PTI's Tropics.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Surf's Up

The LEAD of the Surf's Up Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

I was also inspired by this week's Muse Card Club Challenge
to included a camouflaged sentiment diecut on my card:


Here's my card:



I started by smooshing some PTI Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores ink
onto my watercolour  paper background.
Once dry, I diecut the thanks from it, careful to keep all of the pieces from the diecut.


I diecut two more "thanks" (using a MFT die) from PTI coasters and 
layered them together, with the original diecut on top.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #230

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #230 designed by Donna Mikasa:



Here's my card:


I created a background panel with PTI Stamper's Select White,
Rustic Cream and Reverse Confetti Stone cardstock.
On this, I stamped images from Altenew's Garden Grow stamp set
in Altenew Frayed Leaves ink.


Over this, I stamped the sentiment from The Stamp Market's Thank 
You So Much stamp and added the little bird from Garden Grow on the last letter,
in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, July 20th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge: July

Today, I have a  card to share that I made for 
this month's Mix It Up Challenge with Essentials by Ellen,
where we were challenged to pair Essentials by Ellen with Lawn Fawn.

Here's my card:


Using some masking, I stamped my images from Essentials By Ellen's Mondo Hydrangea
and Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm in ink and then, using my MISTI, again
in versamark, so I could heat emboss them in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I diecut my Simon Says Stamp Happy diecut from pink and black cardstock,
stacked them together and added a strip, on white I stamped birthday
using my PTI KIS: Belated Birthday stamp set.

Thanks for looking!