Rejection Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday.

First of all, congrats to everyone who had cards accepted into Paper Crafts Go-to Sketches. I didn’t have anything picked up, but trying to see the silver lining – plenty to go on the blog this week! I’m sure like many other crafters, it is hard not to be discouraged, but going to dust myself off & try again. I was so excited to see a great idea for a rejection blog hope on Amber’s blog & delighted to join in!

I had a few cards that I really enjoyed making and I thought I would post them here. They are really patterned paper heavy – I love patterned paper, but do try to keep things simple. For this particular call I wanted to use lots of the newest stuff available.

Here is my card for sketch 59:

I’m also submitting this card for the current Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge & the Color Q challenge. Let me just say – this flower was a real labor of love – lots of paper scoring and folding!
Another card I really loved making that is full of Basic Grey Hopstotch goodness is this one for sketch 55:
There is much more to come this week for reject cards so stay tuned!
Thanks for visiting & thanks again to Amber for this great idea!ο»Ώ
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More baby cards…

Hi everyone!

Another baby girl card to share today. I got to use some yummy October Afternoon paper on this creation – I do loooove their papers. This card is for the current challenge over at Wee Memories, which is ‘Source of Inspiration.’

I picked up Paper Crafts Color Inspiration for Card Makers for this challenge – every page of this magazine is full of wonderful goodness – I could probably CASE something from each and every page. For this challenge, however, I chose the layout from Maile Belle’s card on page 139 and even used the same sentiment (as I needed a baby card!). I loved the use of twine and the cut off label so incorporated that as well.

Obviously, babies are very special someones, so this card is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card details: 
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sentiment from Baby Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), squirrel from Critters in the ‘Burbs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Die: Label 4 (Spellbinders)
Accessories: button (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), foam adhesive

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Hey everyone! 
Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope you’ve had a day filled with love from husbands, boyfriends, friends & family. I made this sweet little card for a dear friend to give to her husband for Valentine’s Day. The adorable doggy stamp resembles their little cutie at home…
Thanks for stopping by – and because it is Valentine’s Day, make sure to leave some love ;-)
Card details:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Nutmeg collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Stamps: dogs from Critters in the ‘Burbs, sentiment from Sophie’s Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Tiny Attacher (Ranger), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Pure Poppy felt (Papertrey Ink), die (Papertrey Ink), pearls (Hero Arts), ribbon (American Crafts)
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Sew Lovely is….so lovely!

Hi blog friends!
Thanks for stopping by today – it has been a crazy week and I’m very excited for a relaxing weekend (fingers crossed!). A quick card to share today. I didn’t have a chance to make a single card all week (despite my hubby being out of town…) and finally sat down at my craft table at around 10pm last night. And, when I finally got the chance, my mojo had definitely disappeared. But, I did manage to put something together that I like.
I inked up Lawn Fawn’s Sew Lovely, which is tons of fun to play with and flicked through October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop paper pad for some inspiration, which always helps as I genuinely can’t get enough of that paper. I found a great color challenge to play along with over at Mona’s color challenge blog using Aqua, Red & Brown. This card is also for the ‘Whateva’ challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday – what a great challenge! The sentiment is very hard to see in the picture, but its lovely and subtle in real life!
Thanks for stopping by! It really makes my day :-)
Card details:
Card stock: card blank (Woodware), Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream. Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sewing machine & sentiment from Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Momento), Seafoam (Versamagic)
Accessories: Aqua Mist ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Pure Poppy button (Papertrey Ink), red bakes twine (The Ribbon Girl), stick pin (The Ribbon Girl), foam adhesive, scalloped border punch (Stampin’ Up)
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An easy person to case…

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my ‘ribbon vase’ (post below). I had a lot of fun creating it & will definitely try it again for another card!

I have a quick post today with a cute little girly number. I have recently become *obsessed* with all things Lawn Fawn. Their stamp sets are adorable – whimsical, but sophisticated. I inked up Sew Lovely for the first time for this card. I wanted the design to be simple and I chose the colors for the Metallic Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World. I wanted to play along with the current challenge over at Lawnscaping, which is to case Kelly Alvarez – no problem there – I love her style. Here is what I came up with:
It is sort of hard to tell, but the back layer is embossed with large polka dots & it is really sweet! I think this would be a great bridal shower invite…
Here is the card of Kelly’s that I cased:
And here are the colors for the Moxie Fab World challenge:
Thanks for stopping by!
Card details:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet blush (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: dress from Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn), polka dots (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: ribbon (John Lewis), rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), embossing powder, Cricut Expression, foam adhesive
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More Valentine’s Day fun

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had lovely weekends – went too fast for me as usual and not very much time to get inky! Oh well – hopefully I’ll find a spare minute sometime this week.
I did come up with a few Valentine’s Day Cards for friends & I thought I’d share them. 
I have been really keen to ink up my new Lawn Fawn goodies and they are so fun! The first one is more of a ‘scene’ than I usually create (thus being entered into the Passion for Papertrey challege!). 
The next one is inspired by a card in the Paper Craft’s Color Inspiration for Card Makers magazine that featured a string of hearts – I loved the idea for Valentine’s Day. Here is my take:
Finally used my new Papertrey Ink Heart Prints die & also my Tiny Attacher – what fun!
Thanks for visiting!
Card details:
Doggy Valentine’s:
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, white (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Dog, tree from Critters in the Burbs (Lawn Fawn), sentiment from Love Birds (Papertrey Ink), clouds from Up, Up & Away (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Embossing ink (Versamark)
Accessories: Copics, Pure Poppy felt (Papertrey Ink), dies (Papertrey Ink), rhinestone (Hero Arts), twine (The Twinery), buttons (Papertrey Ink), Stickles (Ranger)

Valentine’s Day Hearts:
Cardstock: White, Pure Puppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sentiment from Heart Prints Set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: White (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Accessories: Pure Poppy felt (Papertrey Ink), dies (Papertrey Ink), twine (the Twinery), Tiny Attacher (Ranger), corner chomper (EK Success), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), border punch (EK Success)
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