October 30, 2015

TGIFC27 - October Remix!

Hello again, friends!  It's Friday, and you know what that means...

It's time for another round of TGIF Challenges!  It's also the last Friday of the month, which means - Remix time!

I missed out on one of the challenges this month, so I decided to work that into my remix instead.  My two challenges of choice are the sketch challenge and the theme.

Thanksgiving is done here in Canada, but fall sure isn't!  I decided my "thankful" theme would be acorns in a bright and cheery colour pallet.  And of course, I had to work that sketch in... 

I love the look of the bright acorn wreath on a wooden door - and such a fun colour pallet for autumn.  Check it out and pin it if you want to save it for later! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today - don't forget, as usual, to pop over to TGIF Challenges and see what the rest of the design team has up their sleeves, and then try your hand at the October Remix Challenge!

October 26, 2015

It's Monday - Take A Break!

This time of year is chaos in our home.  I know I've mentioned this before.  It's the time of year when I'm my at my busiest with my business, and when my husband does most of his work travel.  It's a deadly combination!  We often don't see each other all week and then are ships passing in the night on the weekend.

So Monday has rolled around again and I'm not even sure where the weekend went, since I had three events in four days and barely sat down let alone saw my family!  The boy and I slept in this morning and are snuggled up on the couch right now watching vintage Garfield shows from when I was a kid, so I thought I'd sneak on and share a project.

This card seemed wildly appropriate for a day like today!

I made this paper donut with glitter frosting a few weeks ago with the intention of using it for a TGIF Challenges design, but it didn't pan out the way I'd wanted.  It sat on my desk for a while, and then I decided to pair it with coffee rings, a newspaper, and a custom sentiment for a fun card that channels a much-needed break at work.  Paper donuts are super easy with Circles Framelits, Crystal Effects, and a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds!  

Thanks for popping in today - and don't forget to take a break.  :) 

October 20, 2015

Market Fresh (x3!)

I promised something less wintery with my last post, and I promise these cards will deliver!

The "Market Fresh" stamp set was one that took me a while to warm up to.  I've never been much for colouring, and this one BEGS to be coloured - needless to say, it didn't scream my name!  But my friends, I've been practicing my skills and I'm so excited to share this set of three Market Fresh cards.

I'm sure you've noticed, but each card is the same as the others - Two main colours, the same layout, the same embellishments - but each with its own piece of produce.  I was just so in love with how it turned out that I tripled it.  I think the strawberries might be my favourite, but the colouring on the lettuce was the last one I did and where I finally felt like I was "getting it."  Practice DOES make perfect... eventually!

I love to keep colouring simple with our Blender Pens.  You can use the same pen for multiple colours, just by wiping it off between them, and I love that you can achieve beautiful shading using just the Blender Pen and an ink pad.  They're a totally under-rated part of our catalog!  

While you're here... 

We are having a sale on stamps!  If you've got a wish list, you may as well save 15% (or - if you're like me - order 15% more!)  Canadian shoppers, I would love if you'd shop with me via my online Canadian Stampin' Up store - if you use hostess code C4C2BJ67 at check out, I will send you a little gift to say thanks.  I appreciate your support!

Have a fabulous day and see you again soon!

October 18, 2015

I Believe in Christmas

CHRISTMAS, you guys.  I'M SORRY!  I just couldn't resist the beautiful new holiday items... and let's be honest - it will be here before we know it.  

I believe in beautiful, handmade cards for the holidays - this one can be whipped up in a flash.

See you again soon for something MUCH less reminiscent of cold weather!  Cheers!

October 16, 2015

TGIFC25: Inspiration Challenge

Hello, Friday, my old friend!  It's TGIF Challenges time and we've got a fun one for you this week - the Inspiration Challenge!

The fun of an inspo-challenge is that it is whatever you want it to be - you can use the image in whole or part; the colour scheme; the sketch; pretty much whatever tickles your fancy!

Here's what I came up with.

I decided to use a bit of everything - the theme, the colour pallet, and the sketch - to create this pretty little everyday card.  

I'm so excited to see what everyone else comes up with this week - please join us at TGIF Challenges and play along this week!  The rest of the design team has some amazing interpretations that you won't want to miss!