Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CASology #91: Garden


It's time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!  This time, we're going to visit the GARDEN and see what we can dig up for creativity!

I actually found a sentiment I liked and went from there.  It just so happened that the sentiment was part of a floral set.

Stamps:  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Hibiscus 2)
I layered a piece of black cardstock behind the main panel in a way to add a little interest and to bring out the black accents in the design.  The flower is popped up with foam dots to add dimension and three black gemstones were added to the center of it.  Remember, three is a magic number in design!

Take a moment to visit the design team members' blogs!  They've been hard at work, creating inspiration for this week's challenge!  They'd love to hear from you!


Be sure and link up your own CAS creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win this week's prize from Stamps and Scrapbooks!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Fruit Smoothie in a Card

Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend we had!  It finally feels like spring may be here to stay and we spent a good amount of time outdoors enjoying the mild temperatures!  Absolutely divine!

I'm sharing a couple cards I created for the newest installment of Picture Perfect over on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.  Today's topic?!  How to use a point-and-shoot camera to take photos of your cards!  Yes!  It really is possible to get nice photos with a basic camera!  Go take a look at today's tutorial!

With warmer weather, I find myself craving smoothies more than ever!  The Yummy Love set was calling my name, so I whipped up these two cards:

DS1 & DS2 have this thing for the Annoying Orange on YouTube.  They have also been telling lots of knock knock jokes lately, so I thought it would be fun to make a card with these two things in mind!  DS1's birthday will be here soon, so this is going to be his card...with a little joke inside, of course!


Love these adorable fruit images as much as I do and don't have them as a part of your summer stamping stash yet?  Well, guess what?!  Today is your lucky day and I'm sharing a discount code for the Sweet Stamp Shop for you to use (TODAY ONLY)!  How is that for happy Monday morning news?!  Here you go:  MS15.  That's for 15% off your entire regular priced purchase today!  Go ahead!  I give you my permission to shop (not that you really need it)!

My dear children are now adjusting to the return on the camera.  The warmer months give me lots of opportunities to take photos and they are often the subjects.   It's a good thing they're such good sports!  Want to see what I do with my camera when I'm not taking photos of cards?  Go take a peek at my photography website, Pixel Moments!


Have a marvelous Monday!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happiness is...

 ...the daily.

...warm sunshine.

...green grass.

...pumpkin cheesecake.

...life's little details.

...a family walk.

...a quiet evening.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014