Friday, February 24, 2017

Wild Party


 Go wild...it's Friday!  If the weekend wasn't enough of a reason to party, here in the midwest we're celebrating some unseasonably warm weather!  In this neck of the woods, whoever heard of temps in the mid 60's...in February?!  Yep, it's cause to p-a-r-t-y!

 
 

 Creating a card that's full of celebration is easy with Avery Elle's Wild Birthday stamps and coordinating dies!

I colored in the darling animals and then paper pieced the flags in the banner and the party hats.  This set is so versatile by mixing and matching the elements -- too fun!



 Hope you have a wonderful weekend and when you get the chance, stop by Drive By Crafts. You're going to GO WILD when you see all the new goodies in the store!

 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #236 - Stockings

 Mondays are definitely days I look forward to because that means it's time for a brand new Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge!
Lori is our special hostess this week and she has a wonderful challenge for us:  Make a Christmas card with a stocking on it!

 

 For my card, I chose these pretty little stocking images from Dare 2B Artzy (Family Stockings) which I attached with a red glitter brad.  The holly leaves and banner are from Avery Elle (Falala).  The finishing touch - a little bow made from Stampin Up candy cane ribbon.


Will you join us this week?  We hope so!  For more inspiration, be sure to check out the lovely projects the rest of the Design Team has to share:



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Coffee and You



Happy Saturday and welcome back to my Saturday Coffee Cafe.  I'm so glad you dropped by!
 
  
My daughter is an enabler.  She recently introduced me to Duck Donuts – a new donuts shop in town.  Now, I’m not sure if this shop is a chain/franchise or not, but for everyone’s sake, I hope not!  These are the most amazing circles of vanilla cake and scrumptious flavored melted sugar I have ever tasted!  Washed down with the perfect cup of java and my tummy did the biggest happy dance (I swear I heard it say “thank you”!)


This super adorable Reverse Confetti set (Coffee and You) was perfect to commemorate my first visit to Duck Donuts which I matched with some Stampin Up paper and coral baker’s twine I found in my stash!

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Beary Birthday Surprise


Yay, it's Friday...certainly worth celebrating!  Today I'm sharing a card created with My Favorite Things BB Beary Special Birthday stamps and dies!
 


There's so many fun images to this set, but my favorite is the precious little bear sticking his head out of the gift box.  I used several paper layers (including a pretty one from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite paper pad) to add dimension and lots of pretty Drive By Craft Sherbet sequins for some festive fun!

 


                           Drive By Crafts Sherbet Sequins              Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper

 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties Release Rewind



 Are you lovin' this month's Paper Sweeties release?!  I know I've had a "hopping" great time sharing some projects with you the last couple days.  This month's project is too darn cute!


 

I used the Window Sweet Cuts to look like a big pocket for a backdrop.  Little  Peter Cottontail was stamped and cut on gray cardstock and the mountain of eggs, stamped and cut from pattern paper.  I added pretty Watermelon Sequins and Watermelon Seam Binding for my final touches!




                                  Watermelon Sequins             Watermelon Seam Binding


The Design Team is excited to show you what they've created today...stop on by their blogs for lots of inspiration!
Nancy Salkeld 




We hope to see YOUR wonderful creations in this month's Anything Goes challenge!  You can link your submission from the Paper Sweeties Blog or on our Facebook page.  There's a $25 gift certificate up for grabs for this month's winner!