Monday, 5 January 2015

first time playing in the pool (The Paper Plunge #15)

I have a ton of friends who are expecting new small people very soon and, therefore, a ton of baby cards to make.

I set out to make a card for a baby girl, who was welcomed to the the world recently. But when I came across The Paper Plunge challenge site, I was instantly struck with inspiration that didn;t fit with what I had in mind for this baby girl. I was so excited about this card and LOVE how it turned out; thankfully I know two baby boys who are soon to make their debuts :)

Check out (and play along!) The Paper Plunge.  This is their current sketch challenge (The Paper Plunge #15):

And here is my card; I hope you enjoy...


whisper white cardstock


pacific point classic

real red classic

daffodil delight classic

pacific point stampin' write marker

basic black stampin' write marker

bling and things:

real red 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon

gold liquid pearls


black glass bead

tools and toys:

big shot

cloudy day embossing folder

simply scored

simply scored borders plate

rotary cutter

paper snips

snail adhesive

stampin' dimensionals


designer typeset

moving forward

kinda eclectic


Friday, 2 January 2015

a thank you for FMS167

A new year and a new card.  Woohoo!

I have the loveliest neighbours.  They really are! Not only are they exactly what neighbours should be: quiet, tidy, friendly (without being overbearing, intrusive or nosy); they are also super sweet and so very kind.  They stopped by on Christmas Eve with a gift for our family and even included something for Small, Medium and Large!  This was on top of the wonderful things they do throughout the year, like tossing stray toys back over the fence or getting rid of the weeds from the cracks in our half of the driveway.  I had intended to stop by their place, with a homemade treat, in the New Year, but this changed the sentiment on the card I was making from one of just wishes for a Happy New Year, to include a Thank You, as well.

I decided to hit a much loved challenge site, for a little inspiration and purpose.  So, Freshly Made Sketches supplied the perfect sketch to get the creative juices flowing.  I love Narelle's versatile sketch for FMS #167; check it out:

And here is what I came up with; I hope you enjoy...


pistachio pudding cardtsock

island indigo cardstock

whisper white cardstock

venetian romance designer series paper


encore gold

bling and things:

gold sequin trim

gold embossing powder

march 2014 paper pumpkin "thank you" wood die-cut

tools and toys:

rotary paper cutter

snail adhesive

glue dots

stampin' dimesionals

paper-piercing tool

stampin' pierce mat




paper snips

heat tool

essentials paper-piercing pack

big shot

window frames framelits


christmas messages