Friday, August 30, 2013

Inspired By... Fancy Nail Art!

Good morning! Friday is here, yay! On top of that, it's a long weekend and Matt is home, double yay! We have a full weekend of outdoor activities planned, as usual :) I am looking forward to it greatly! Now onto the challenges! Of course, we have Inspired By... and I wanted to play along with Freshly Made Sketches:

This week's photo was selected by myself, some fancy/fun nail art!

They're great, hey!? I took from this photo the colours and the silver and combined with the sketch, I made this fun Christmas card:

I went a little crazy with the glitter this card, but I love it :) plus it was my first crack at using the heat and stick powder, and guess what, I love that too! :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop over at Charissa's blog to see how this photo inspired her!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Short and Sweet (ret), Snowflake Soiree (ret)
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Pool Party, Whisper White
Tools: Corner Rounder (CTMH)
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Heat & Stick Powder, Silver Glitter (Michael's), Dimensionals

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall Themed KCRR

Hello there! It's Thursday again, and that means time for a new KCRR! I also wanted to play along with this week's My Favorite Things sketch:

We decided to pick three selections for KCRR and generated:

Whisper White
Seam Binding Ribbon
More Mustard

These items shouted fall to me, so I ended up with this card:

I like the way it turned out! I used a hand-made cherrywood button I picked up at a farmer's market while on vacation. I wanted that to be the focal point of the card, along with the lovely designer paper from last fall, orchard harvest.

What do you think? Don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog to see what she made with these elements! Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: On Your Birthday (ret)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, More Mustard (ret), Orchard Harvest DSP (ret)
Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder (CTMH)
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherrywood Button

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Inspired By... Modern Decor

Good morning! I am one day late with my post today, sorry! :) It's time for a new Inspired By... and I wanted to play along with last week's Retro Sketches:

This week's photo came from Charissa, a room filled with modern decor:

Cool hey! I took a whole lot of inspiration from this picture, from the squares to the colours to the white space... combined with the sketch, it turned out like this:

It took a while to grow on me, but it has! I used this opportunity to use one of my larger birthday sentiments - that sentiment was one of the reasons I bought the set! Anyways, it's a fun little card with a but of sparkle! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog to check out what she made!

Supplies used:
Stamps: On Your Birthday (ret)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade (ret), Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade (ret)
Tools: Blossom Punch
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Return to Blogging with KCRR

Hello there! Long time, no see :) We have been out and about enjoying summer while it has been here and, let's just say, I've been having a blast! I caught the biggest fish I have ever caught before (see below) and Matt and I have been exploring lots. Here are some photos from our adventures:

Needless to say, we have lots of fun! The first picture is of the beautiful Goat River, one of my favourite spots! Then we have me, holding up the largest fish I ever caught... I was pretty excited! Then there is the tiny little ling cod I caught on the Nechako River here in town. And then the funniest pic - I said to Matt "let's take a picture" and that's what I got *lol* you can't really tell in the pic, but he is sticking his tongue out. Then just a great pic of Matt in his natural habitat :)

Anyways... enough about me, onto the challenges! It is time for a new KCRR and I wanted to play along with Mojo Monday:

This week's selections for KCRR were:
Thinking of You

Great selections with plenty of potential! I combined them like this, using the great Mojo sketch:

With the change of weather happening everyday, I thought it would be fitting to get out the fall colours. I really like how this one turned out! :)

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to hop over to Charissa's blog, Snippets by Design, to see how she used the KCRR elements!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Random "Thinking of You" stamp purchased at a yard sale *lol*
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard (ret), Lucky Limeade (ret), Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP (ret)
Ink: Cajun Craze (ret)
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Curvy Label Punch, Bird Builder Punch
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon (CTMH), Dimensionals

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspired by... Rainbow Butterflies!

Hi again :) I am enjoying the sunny west coast right now! I have a quick post for you featuring a new Inspired By... Challenge and I wanted to play along with the Retro Sketches:

This week's photo was selected by myself, a colourful array of butterflies!

I took the colours and the butterflies from this picture, and put together with the sketch, came up with this:

I love the colourful butterflies!! I can't wait to give this card away as a cheery hello :) Although I had a heck of a time with the butterflies as I broke my beautiful wings embosslits when I moved into my apartment back in February... but I managed :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog to see how this photo inspired her!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness (ret)
Paper: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade (ret), Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Concorde Crush (ret), Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Tools: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Eyelet Border Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder
Accessories: Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals