Thursday, August 30, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #287

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
my twin brother's birthday earlier this month using
 CAS(E) This Sketch #287 designed by Brian King:


Here's my card:



I started by diecutting this cute polaroid die from my collection (can't remember who makes it, sorry!) from watercolour paper.
On the inside part, I stamped the cat from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos stamp set
in versafine ink and heat embossed in in clear.
I coloured it in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the "46" using Papertrey Ink's Antique Alphabet and the 
sentiment using Papertrey Ink's Songbirds.
I heat embossed both of these in clear, too.
I added a strip of patterned paper from my stash along the back to finish it off.

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, September 6th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #286

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #286 designed by N@ Ali:


As I shared earlier this month in this post,
I used to scrapbook regularly and several years ago, started a monthly moments album.
Well, I stopped keeping up with that about two years ago -- 
the same time as when I started working full time at Two0Nine.

I made a goal to catch up this summer.
To do so, I'm using some of the sketches from CAS(E) This Sketch as inspiration for the 
cards I add to my album.

Here's the one I created using this sketch:


I stamped the stamps (from a Studio Calico set) onto light grey cardstock from Reverse Confetti.

Here's where it went in my album:


And the full spread for November 2016:



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, August 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #285

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #285 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card, which I made for Jonah, who turned 16 earlier this month:


I kept this very clean and simple.
I cut out some navy cardstock and Pink Paislee patterned paper.
From the cream patterned paper, I diecut the "16" using my PTI letter dies.
I stamped the sentiment using PTI's KIS: birthday stamp set. 


I adhered the patterned paper to my card using dimensional adhesive.

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, August 23rd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 09, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #284

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #284, which is a retro sketch #76 designed by Sam Simpson:


Here's my card:



I stamped the cats from Neat & Tangled's Purrfect onto their coordinating diecut
and heat embossed them in clear. 
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.
I layered them over a PTI Keep It Simple frame die.


I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says Stamps's Big Scripty Sentiments stamp set.

And here's the original card I made for this sketch back in May 2014:



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, August 16th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #283

Today, I have something to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #283 designed by Donna Mikasa:


I used to scrapbook regularly and several years ago, started a monthly moments album.
Well, I stopped keeping up with that about two years ago -- the same time when I went to work full time at Two0Nine.

I made a goal to catch up this summer.
To do so, I'm using some of the sketches from CAS(E) This Sketch as inspiration for the 
cards I add to my album.

Here's the one I created using this sketch:



I used some patterned paper from my scraps (these are Heidi Swapp & My Mind's Eye)
as well as a cute die from my collection (I can't remember who makes this one, sorry!)
I stamped the sentiment using PTI's Daily Bread stamp set.

Here's the page it's in my album.



And the spread -- October 2016:


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, August 9th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #282

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #282 designed by Brian King:


Here's my card:



I used some Pink Paislee patterned paper from my stash to create my background.
I stamped my sentiment (from Papertrey Ink's Phrases and Praises) in Altenew
Sea Glass & PTI's Indigo inks on a Reverse Confetti diecut circle.


A little bit of twine finishes it off.

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, August 2nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #281

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #281 designed by N@ Ali:


Here's my card:

I started by stamping my sentiment (from PTI's Tropics) in Altenew Jet Black ink.
I then stamped the flowers from Altenew's Painted Roses in Altenew Jet Black,
Frosted Pink and Coral Berries ink.


A few PTI rainstones finish it off.

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 26th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Make It Monday #328

I'm popping in this afternoon to share a card I just made 


I decided to use my PTI Feather Finery to make my card.
I was inspired by one of Laurie's cards for the colour combo.
I started stamping the feathers on my background in Altenew Jet Black ink.
I then flicked white paint mixed with water onto my panel.
I stamped the feathers onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew Frosted Pink,
Cotton Candy & Coral Berries.


I stamped the sentiment (from Beautiful Berries: Autumn) in versamark
and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock.
I adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #280

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #280 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:



I stamped my image using Concord & 9th's Lovely stamp, in versafine onyx black
and then heat embossed it in clear.
I coloured it in using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours and a water brush.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Tropics) in Altenew Jet Black
onto its coordinating diecut and adhered it to my card with dimensional adhesive.

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 19th to link up your card.

I'm also linking this card up to this month's 
Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge: Mixed Media
because I used watercolour and heat embossing on my card.



Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #279

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #279 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:


I started by stamping my feather (from PTI's Feather Finery) in versamark
onto a piece of white cardstock and then heat embossed it in white.
Then, I blended Altenew Honey Drizzle and Coral Berries onto it
with my blending tool and diecut it using the coordinating die.


I masked of a section of my background panel and repeated the process,
flicking it with water and ink when I was done.
Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's Tropics) in versamark
and heat embossed it in white.

And here is the card I made originally for the sketch, back in March 2016:


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 12th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, June 29, 2018

Five for Friday

I know it's been a long time since I posted a "Five for Friday."
Life has been pretty busy lately -- I would have thought I would 
be used to working full time by now.
Not that I'm not enjoying it -- I truly love my job!
But between that, and spending time with my family, my blog has been a little neglected.

So, I thought I'd give you a bit of an update on how my family is doing...




1. Austin finished his first year at Steinbach Bible College and really enjoyed it.



 He decided to spend his summer serving at Roseau River Bible camp,
and really seems to be liking that, too.
It's over an hour away from home, so he's only been home for a couple of weekends,
but he seems quite happy, which makes me happy.


2. Jonah had a busy spring.
He was involved in the school play (Dorothy in Wonderland -- a mash up of
The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland -- it was very fun!)
Jonah played the Mad Hatter and he was fabulous!



He is also busy with jazz choir, band &  jazz band, where he plays the double bass.



He's also been learning how to drive (he's quite good!) and got a job
serving at our Access Event Centre.



3. 

Sage has also had a busy spring, as she finished up Grade 8 -- singing in choirs,
being in her school play (Madagascar) and having a big role in her school's medieval feast,
where she was the lady of the feast and sang a solo.



The feast lasted an hour and I don't think she stopped smiling the whole time!




4. As proud as my children's accomplishments make me, however,
nothing gave me more joy than to watch Sage & Jonah get baptized on May 27th at our church.




5. My job at Two30Nine is going really well!

On Monday, I went to visit a client whose kitchen I designed.
Because she lives in North Dakota, we couldn't install it for her,
so she ordered it as supply only. 
I told her once it was done, I really wanted to come and see the end result.
She is so happy with how it turned out -- and so am I!


The upper cabinets are painted with White Dove & the lower ones are Hale Navy
(both of these colours are Benjamin Moore).


I love how crisp and warm this feels!



I love the framed glass doors!


I designed a custom hood so my client's husband wouldn't hit his head while he cooks.




I also designed some built-ins beside the new fireplace to replace the angled cabinets that 
were there before.
The TV is on an arm that swings out when they want to watch it from the couch.


I can't even explain how exciting it is for me to see
one of my designs on paper (or on the computer) become a beautiful kitchen in the end!

If you'd like to see more of my work, please follow me on instagram
or visit my Houzz page and follow me there.

Okay, there's my update.


We're off to Sage's awards ceremony for the Grade 8s at her school.
I'm pretty sure she'll be getting an award for making the honour roll this year. :)

Thanks for looking!