2.29.2016

Merry Monday 194:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  I spent the weekend cleaning and crafting.  One is my favourite thing to do, and the other, not so much =)

Here are some updated photos of Saffron, only FIVE more days until we get to bring her home!  Don't you just love that bottom right photo - I love that smile.  We are SO excited!




This week at Merry Monday, Lori would like to see a TROPICAL theme on our Christmas cards:



This was a real struggle for me.  I looked for tropical birds, seashells, palm trees... anything I could throw a Santa hat onto.  Nope.  Nothing.  I also looked for tropical papers.  Nope.  Nothing there either.  I finally came up with this.  A hibiscus ornament.  Done.  Phew - it only took all day to create, but I did it nonetheless!!

I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13), and the hibiscus flower and die cut are from My Favorite Things Tropical Sensations (retired). The sentiment is computer generated as I needed SOME kind of tropical saying =)



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


2.24.2016

SPDSS42:


Hi all!  Happy Wednesday to you.  Can you believe next week is March??  Where has the year gone in such a hurry!?!  Don't get me wrong, I am embracing March, as the beginning of the year has been pretty crappy, but March, I think it is going to be the turnaround month!

It's time to have some fun with SugarPea Designs today!





Welcome to our weekly sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to our online store!!!

Here is the Sketch:


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.  
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS42 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown on the blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!



I have been SO excited to use the Hot Diggity Dog set, my trouble was trying to decide which stamps to use.  They are all just so darn cute!




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As always thanks for stopping by - cheers all!!


2.22.2016

Merry Monday 193:


Good morning all!  Happy Monday to you and I hope you had a great weekend.  Some of you may know that we our beautiful 4 year old puppy Pixie passed away in January.  We knew almost immediately that we had more than enough love in our hearts to get another Chihuahua.

In less than two weeks we are adding this little one to our family.  We have basically flipped the whole house upside down preparing for her arrival.  Saffron will be getting her own room that she will be sharing with her big brother, Peeps.  Needless to say I have created a mess to clean up, which seems to be taking forever to do =)





This week at Merry Monday, Linda would like to see BELLS on our Christmas cards:





I had some fun with this week's card:  bells, polka dots, and sequins - YAY!

I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13), and added Die-namics Vertical Stitched Strips and a thin stitched flag from Blueprints (20).  The bells are a much loved stash item from C.C. Designs (retired), the sentiment is My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way and added a few dots with a My Favorite Things Swiss Dots stencil.




I created this card for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown
















Can You Case It



















As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

2.18.2016

Fusion - Pretty in Pink


Happy Thursday all!  It has been a crazy busy week.  Even though Monday was a holiday, the week seems to be dragging on.  and on.

We have a fantastic new FUSION challenge for you. 
 


I used the sketch but I was also inspired by the soft pink and patterns of those pretty pillows.

I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13) and added a Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strip and Reverse Confetti Class Act Confetti Cuts.  I also used SugarPea Designs Heart Journal Card SugarCuts and a pierced tag from SugarPea Designs Gift Tag SugarCuts.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti Fancy Words Confetti Cuts and SugarPea Designs Prehistoric Pals.


Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:

 



I hope you have a super fantastic Thursday - cheers all!


2.17.2016

The Card Concept 49:


Happy Wednesday to you!  


We have another super fantastic challenge for you at The Card Concept.  




I made the flowers the "star" of the show for my shabby card today, grabbing inspiration from the beautiful colours from the photo above.





Come play along at The Card Concept and show us your style!

Clean & Simple

Clean & Graphic
Alison Barclay
Shannon McComb


Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant






Cheers and enjoy your day!

SPDSS41:


Hi all!  Happy Wednesday to you.  

It's time to have some fun with SugarPea Designs today!




Welcome to our weekly sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to our online store!!!

Here is the Sketch:



The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.  
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS41 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown on the blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!




Hmmm.. now looking at my photo it looks a bit blurry, but you can see I followed the sketch quite literally, stars and all :D


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As always thanks for stopping by - cheers all!!



2.15.2016

Merry Monday 192:


Good morning all!  Happy Monday to you and I hope you had a great weekend. It is Family Day here so I have an opportunity to get some more Spring cleaning done before going back to work on Tuesday.  I always seem to have grandiose ideas but never enough time to get anything completed.

This week at Merry Monday, Bonnie would like to see BERRIES on our Christmas cards:




I built my layers with My Favorite Things Blueprints (20)(13), added Reverse Confetti Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts, and SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circles Sugar Cuts.  The sentiment strip is from My Favorite Things Blueprints (21) and stamped with Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday.  I also heat embossed Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe and gave it a couple of purple berries.



I also created this card for the following challenges:

Can You Case It











Freshly Made Sketches














As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!