We have a super fun photo for you at Inspired By this week!
So many possibilities!

Did you know there's also a sketch available for our weekly challenges? You can use the inspiration photo, the sketch or both ~ whatever floats your boat! I used both this week. Well, sort of. I stretched the bottom portion of the sketch a wee bit because I remembered it wrong!

I was inspired by the shapes and colors from festive garland. The pinwheels reminded me of flowers and the honeycomb spheres looked like big polka dots! I've used PTI's Beautiful Blooms and PRS's Positive Thoughts & Oh So Fun sets.

I'm looking forward to a colorful gallery this week!


Life Is Beautiful!

Hey there! I've decided to shake up the sketch for The Paper Players challenge! Take a look...  


When I saw Claire's sketch I knew I wanted to turn the large rectangle into a shaker. Everything else just fell into place from there. The papers are MME, shaker fillings and die cuts PPP, peony and leaves PTI and the sentiment by Carta Bella. Oh, and my favorite teeny butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch.


I love how summery and elegant this turned out! Speaking of summer, can you believe it's July already? Holy smokes!


Hey Chickie!

Tis the season for frosty cool treats! Well... truth be told, I could eat chocolate ice cream in a snow storm ~ HA! Now how about our Inspired By challenge photo, pretty nifty huh. 

My mind immediately went to scallops, rows and rows of scallops! I used a PPP border die to cut my colors then layered them together in a PPP photo frame. There's also a slip of vellum at the bottom. The cute little chickie enjoying his cool treat is by DeNami Design, so is the sentiment (PPP Speech Bubble). 

I went back and forth several times on what to add this focal to and finally decided on this red paper. I have no idea who made it. It was the packaging for one of my 12 Kits of Occasions kits. Is it too much? Hmmm?

I hope I've inspired you to join us this week!


Oh Happy Day!

Just Us Girls has a color challenge this week. When I saw it I had a stamp pop into my mind. I put this little number together for my dad's birthday later this summer.

The man loves his westerns! When I call and ask what he's up to, he'll say just watching Gunsmoke or just watching Bonanza! I had Little Joe Cartwright's horse in mind when I made this card, a painted pony. I think his horse had darker spots, but I needed it to fall into the kraft color category. This little fella is by Magenta and I think he's adorable! He's stamped with kraft ink and I added his markings with a Copic marker. The rocky patch is from Stamps by Judith and the sentiment is Precious Remembrance Shop.

 Thanks for visiting!



Hey there sweet peeps! Have you seen the pretty sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch? I put this sweet summery card together to add to their gallery. Take a look...

I stamped my DeNami Design hydrangea on white cardstock, colored it with Copics and die cut it with an old Spellbinders Labels 18 die. This pretty thanks sentiment is by Altenew, don't you just love it! And what's a summer bloom without a teeny butterfly?

Hope you like it!