Inlaid Circle Thank You

Good morning! If you are here looking for the Clearsnap blog hop, please jump over to this post to check out all the new releases. If not, then I just have this fun card to share with you. It was created for the last Paper Crafts call but didn’t make it through. That’s okay because I still kind of love it!

The background was created by layering and die cutting several sizes of circles using the new Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets line which is so pretty. Love those Rifle Paper Co inspired flower designs that I am seeing pop up everywhere!!

Inlaid die cuts seem kind of intimidating (at least to me), but really it’s not and is just a little time consuming. Kind of like fitting together puzzle pieces. So try it! It helped me to keep adding adhesive sheeting to the back to keep everything in place.

Also, can’t seem to get enough of this Lawn Fawn alpha die! It’s gotten lots of mileage lately on this card and this card  and several more cards that haven’t yet been shared.

I’d like to also add this to the current Virginia’s View Challenge #5.

Have a great day!


CardMaker + Technique Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to the CardMaker magazine and Technique Tuesday blog hop! Both design teams are sharing projects today to welcome summer and for me, summer means lots of *bright* colors! I used the “Wildflowers” and “I Like You” stamp sets to create this thank you card.

I have a ton of graphics on my Pinterest boards that have a bold sentiment in the center and all sorts of flowers and foliage surrounding. The inspiration for this card came from there. I first glued down the alpha die cuts and then stamped the wildflowers, insects and stars around it using the Colorbox Cat’s Eye Pigment Queue in Sweet Sixteen. Also added a bow and some sequins for dimension.

Click on over and say hi to Ashley Harris to see what’s next!

(And if you get lost along the way head back to the CardMaker blog to find the entire hop list).



Mustard and Florals

Wow, two posts in a week?! Told you I was feeling inspired lately. And like yesterday, this thank you card was also inspired by a piece of of pretty fabric – Nicey Jane Picnic Bouquet by Heather Bailey – that is part of a quilt in our home.


That mustard/gold color is one that people either seem to love or hate and you can definitely count me into the LOVE category. It’s one of those shades that you might find on a “what does the color of my baby’s poo mean” charts and while a bit putrid, I can’t help but feel a bit of affection for these outcast colors. After all, who else is going to love them?

Colorbox Chalk Ink – Fawn, Mint, Plumeria, Chambray, Butter, Blackbird, Popcorn, Aquamarine, Sour Apple
Stamps — WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals) + Coordinating Dies
Impression Plate –  Papertrey Ink (Stripes)
Patterned Paper — Elle’s Studio (You & Me)
Cardstock — Bazzill Card Shoppe
Washi Tape — Freckled Fawn
Pearls — Doodlebug Designs

Linking to the following challenges:
Paper Issues – Grateful For You
Simon Says Stamp – Thanks/Thanksgiving

A Moxie Fab Thank You!

Moxie Fab Banner 4

Hello. It’s kind of a bittersweet day  but a few hundred of us our paying our respects to Cath — inspiration visionary, with a little blog hop. If you didn’t make it here from Brenda Weaver’s  beautiful site, then you’ll want to be sure and stop next at the Moxie Fab World blog to take in the whole list — or at least to bookmark. I think this one may take a few days!


I was planning to play along with a missed Tuesday Trigger challenge (here) but ended up quite a ways from what I’d had in mind. And that’s alright because I where I did end up is just fine too. 😉

The Moxie Fab World is one of my very favorite places to visit – not only because the inspiration photos that Cath selects are so very on trend, but also because all the ladies that play along there are all so very talented. It always pushed me to think a little harder and to really do my best, both to get Cath’s attention and to keep up with the rest of the talent. What a lovely place she built for us all to convene. At least it’s not going away forever.


So an enormous thank you Cath! I know we didn’t know each other well but please know that all your hard work and blog love are not left unappreciated. All the best to you in your future endeavors.

Next stop to visit is Debbie Marcinkiewicz of the darling Paper Sweeties stamps and embellies!