Friday, July 14, 2017

TGIFC#116 - Sketch Challenge

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I'm back...with something fun for this week's TGIF Challenge!

 It's #TGIFC116..and it's a sketch challenge!

Click the image above to go to the TGIF Challenges blog for all the details.  You'll be able to see what the TGIF designers have shared to inspire you...and you'll be able to see what other challengers have created, too!  But's my sketch challenge project!

A few fun things about this card...
  • One of the things I love about sketch work is that you have tons of wiggle room...and you can still stay true to the sketch.  For me...I often take a bit of designing liberty with the here...where I've keep true to the sketch's elements...but I've used them a bit differently.  
  • I also love a card without a sentiment...because it leaves the possibilities for its use wide open.  This lovely scene can be a holiday or winter card...or a thank you...or even a birthday card!
  • Don't be afraid to use non-traditional colors with your project the blue, pattered trees...and the red deer I've used here.   
  • Mix it up, too, with fancy and not-so-fancy!  I love the combination of the wood stars and the rhinestones.  Swoon!

How will YOU be inspired by this week's TGIFC#116 challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIFC116 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Creating Kindness Blog Hop - 3D Gift Giving

Hello...and welcome!  I'm super excited that you're here...and super duper excited (and incredibly honored) that I get to be the guest designer with this month's Creating Kindness (around the world) Design Team Blog Hop!  The Creating Kindness Design Team is an incredible group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world working (and hopping) together to inspire us to kindness through card making and paper crafting.'s all pretty amazing...but that's not all!  There's a video hop, too!  Check out the link list at the end of the post to check out to all the video fun!

And now...on to the projects!  So...this month's hop theme is all about the gift giving and 3-D projects.  Um...yeah. Perfect for me...because if you've been here before you know that gift packaging is my jam!  I could literally sit in my studio all day every day and create packaging.  With matching cards. Like these.

The A Little Wild Bundle was on my first list for the new, 2017-2018 Catalog.  Love it.  And though I don't have a lot of "littles" to create for...I'm ALWAYS inspired to create something to have on hand.  You know...just in case.  So I pulled out the A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits Dies for this gift box and card.  I adore the wild about you sentiment in the set...because it leaves it all open for a new baby or for a baby's first birthday.  Or...just because you found something cute for that little him or her that you want to spoil a bit. packaging can never be too much...

and I'm not sure there can ever be too many layers!  Here I've used DSP, ribbon, linen thread, sequins and an OH SO ADORABLE Mini Gift Bow.  I also added a couple of die cut vines in Lemon Lime Twist...and I wrapped them around a thin pencil to get them to looks more like an actual vine.  And yes...I see many more of those vines in my future!

I also frayed the ends of the Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add to the little wild look.  Ha!

I used many of the same elements for the matching card... changing a few elements that made design sense.  Together, though, they came together just the way I hoped they would! 

Thank you so much for stopping here and for hopping with the Creating Kindness (around the world) Design Team today!  Maria Willis is up next...and I know you'll want to hop over to see what she has to inspire you!  It's sure to be fabulous!…/creating-kindness-blog-hop-3…

Oh...and in case you're looking for it, here's the Creating Kindness Design Team July Blog Hop blog roll, too!
1. Jenny Hall  
2. Janneke de Jong  
3. Marcy Denning  
4. Satomi Wellard  
5. Jay Soriano  
6. Jessie Holton  
7. Sue Plote  
8. Maria Willis  
9. Carolynn Sander 

And finally...let's not forget about the video hop, too!  Here's the links list you'll need see them all!

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