Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Brew-tiful Day

 Welcome to the Saturday Coffee CafĂ© – so glad to see you!

Saturday’s are certainly brew-tiful days for me.  I get to sleep in a little and leisurely make my way into my day.   And to make it even better, I get to fully enjoy that first cup of coffee as opposed to gulping it in order to get out of the house to get to work in time!


For my card, I started with a fun yellow, polka dot pattern paper.  Then I colored images from a new STAMPlorations set – Best Mom Ever.  The minute I saw this set, I fell in love!   The fabulous sentiment, STAMPlorations Brewtiful Day Phrase Die, says it all!


Here’s hoping YOU have a brew-tiful Saturday, too!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Let's Celebrate...YOU!

 When I was little, no birthday was complete without birthday hats!  My daughter and her friends never liked them - the chin elastic was bothersome.  I'd buy them anyway and fill them with treats because you just gotta have birthday hats for a birthday celebration (at least when you're little!)

 For my card, I started with a gold polka dot vellum and striped pattern paper.  I layered on Reverse Confetti Wonky Double Edge Scallop Border die cut and Mini Circle Garland Pretty Panel cut from gold cardstock and then added the hat using Party Hats stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts.  For the sentiment, I used one from the Circle Wishes stamp set and layered it on top of the small Lacy Scallop Circle Confetti Cuts.  The finishing touch:  pretty pink sequins!

 Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:


Pineapple Place

All good things come to an end...sadly, today is my last post as part of the Drive By Crafts Design Team :(  It's been really fun sharing my little creations with you -- I hope you've enjoyed seeing them!
 For my card, I used a new die from Paper Smooches - Pineapple 2 Die.  Isn't this just the cutest!!  My daughter, her best friend and I will be going to our "happy place" for a few days this summer for a girls' long weekend and I can't wait!  Hope our U.S. friends enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

...and speaking of Happy Places, stop by the Drive By Craft store to check out these products and all the newest arrivals!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #249 Mistletoe

 Welcome back to a brand new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!  This week, Colleen has a lovely challenge for us:  Create a Christmas Card using mistletoe!

For my card, I stared with a fabulous background die from Reverse Confetti - Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts which I put red cardstock behind.  The stamp set CAS-ual Fridays Mistletoe and Holly set.

The Design Team is looking forward to you sharing your creations with us...and we are excited to share our mistletoe projects with you!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

 At this time of year, with many young people graduating from high school and college, it makes me think of the hope of dreams.  My daughter graduated high school a couple years ago and she was filled with dreams of college and what she was going to do in her life.  Thankfully, she has so many more options than I ever did 'back in the day' and so it's really heartwarming for me to see her dreams taking flight!

For my card, I started with Reverse Confetti Vertical Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cuts (which I used horizontally) and in laid shades of blue. Then, I paper pieced the kites and added the clouds and sentiment from Take Flight.

I'm excited to enter my card in these challenges: