Saturday, May 30, 2015

Show us Bright and Colorful

Time to get ready for summer and bring out the bright and colorful paper!! Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge wants to see cards that are bright and colorful. Carol and Sandy both made encouragement cards but with totally different looks even though they are both bright and colorful!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last Outlawz Sketch for May

Yesterday was the last Wednesday of May so time for another Outlawz Sketch Challenge. The Outlawz DT is doing a special twist of Baby cards this month for an extra prize drawing since one of the DT members is getting ready to have a baby! So Deedee and I both decided to join in on the fun. I needed a baby girl card for the neighbor who just had baby #3, and Deedee needed a baby card for a friend who is expecting a baby boy. You don't have to make a baby card but you do need to follow the sketch which won't be hard because it's super cute and inspiring!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Simply Scrumptious Deanne!!!!!

You're going to need a cup of coffee to view today's post!  Well, maybe not at first...but after you get through it you'll be craving A Little Something! 

Deanne, our May Guest Designer, has decided to tempt you today!!  Forget the diet...this one is truly calorie free!!!

Now doesn't that look like you can take it right off the card and take a bite?!  Deanne has once again created a masterpiece!  Look at the frosting!  AMAZING!!!!  For her card she used "A LITTLE SOMETHING" which can be found HERE (non-EU Residents version) or HERE (EU Residents ONLY version).  I love the colors and that cute little bow with the just makes the perfect addition don't you think?

Be sure to stop by and leave some love for Deanne at A LITTLE BIT O' PAPER.  She would love to have you visit.

Deanne, thank you for sharing your talent with us this month.  We have been honored to have you as our Guest Designer for May.

Who is coming up in June?  Hmmmm....I'll never tell....Until June that is.  :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Two Sketches and Only 5 Days Left

You ever have those cards or challenges you are determined to do but man do they make you work for it!! Deedee's is sponsoring the month long National Scrapbook Day challenge at Feeling Sketchy where they gave 2 sketches and you have to complete both to be entered for a $25.00 gift card to Deedee's Digis!!

So I decided I was going to make samples with the sketches. I knew these sketches would get me out of my comfort zone and I wanted a little challenge!! Be careful what you ask for!! I thought I would have a hard time with the circles but that one came together in no time. Now the other sketch gave me a run for my money!! After several tries I finally came up with something I liked!

If you are inspired by the sketches come play with us....your odds are really good right now for winning!!

Fan-Tastic Texture

Yep, Fan-Tastic Tuesday would like to see Texture on your project. Texture can mean so many different things. Check out how the Design Team added Texture to their cards.

Love how the texture makes the robe that the graduate is wearing along with the matching hat.
More texture with the pearl necklace and tassel....CLEVER!!

Yep, Sandy is back on the team from a little break. She has jumped right in with some cute cards! 
Love the mix of papers on this. She added texture with twine and button.
Come play with us for a chance to win $15.00 worth of Deedee's Digis. You don't have to use a Deedee's Digi  to enter you just have to make a project that meets the theme of Texture and be a Rectangle or Square Card. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Design Team Inspiration

In the U.S. today is Memorial Day - a holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Thank you to all the families that have lost a member while they were serving our wonderful country.

This weekend also usually marks the beginning of Summer activities. For others it is just a day off from work to recuperate! If you get to spend any time crafting here is some inspiration from our Design Team.

Is this not the cutest rainy day card EVER!! Love how the sentiment is on vellum.
The rain drops are amazing and the touch of gingham is just perfect!

So it is the end of the school year and you need a quick cute thank you card for a teacher.
Here is the perfect one! Love how the mats look like a book. Clever!!

She makes masculine cards look so easy! Love the rough edges to show what bugs do to gardens!

I have decided I NEED the die cut that does that stitched border.
Even if I was sick this card would make me smile!

Love love me some polka dots and green is my favorite color...I'm in heaven!!
I think I'm going to case this "hello" ideal to send to my friend for this months card!

I love cards that can be for different occasions...this could be for a friend or a love card.
The mix of papers are perfect together.

Well, I'm off to create...somehow my to-do list has grown. Hope you find some crafty time.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Alert! Alert! Last week to post for DOM Challenge

The warning sirens are going off!! Drop everything and run to craft room!! This is the last week to get your Digi of the Month project done using this Handsome digi

*On sale until Sunday*

You have until May 31 to share your own creation made with this set and link it up to the challenge post in order to receive next month's featured set for FREE. 

Our Guest Designer this month, Deanne - A Little Bit o' Paper has some inspiration for you.

Oh I love the striped pants and how the chair looks like a real textured chair. 
Great job keeping it masculine and visually interesting to the eye at the same time!

If you live in the U.S. and your off Monday why not take the day to yourself and create! That's what days off are for! If not make sure to be outside having fun enjoying life and our freedom. But no matter where you live I hope you can find some crafty time and join in on the monthly fun we have here!