Thursday, December 14, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB267 STOCKINGS

Happy Thursday!

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far? I'm stopping by with my newest creation for this weeks Inspired By Challenge ....







My inspiration came from the stocking and the colors.

I actually used a different sketch for my card...I went with the Freshly Made Sketches #616... 


My card features the super cute Holiday Stockings Set and matching dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

Now it's your turn again....please visit the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Have a productive crafting time! ~SL~

Thursday, December 7, 2023

INSPIRED BY - #IB266 ORNAMENTS

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new Inspired By Challenge....






I was inspired by Santa and the Reindeer.

When I saw this inspiration photo I immediately remembered the super cute "Potbellies" images from Papertrey Ink. I decided to make three different ones that I can attach to some gift bags.

Now it's your turn....please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Wishing you a crafty day! ~SL~

Saturday, December 2, 2023

COLOR THROWDOWN #771 MERRY CHRISTMAS

Happy Saturday! 

Time is once again flying by way toooooooo fast...it's already December! 

I did have some extra time and decided to play along in this weeks Color Throwdown #771...



Here is this weeks #CTD771 color palette...


I decided to go with a floral image and grabbed the beautiful Banner & Bough Stamp + Stencil Set along with the matching dies from The Greetery

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~ 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC237 MERRY & BRIGHT

Happy Thursday!

I'm back with a card for this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge....





Rosanne is our host this week and created this #TTTC237 fun board...


I chose the top horizontal column - FUN FOLD, FLORAL AND PEARLS.

This Fun Fold was really easy to do...I simply cut a 11"x 4 1/4" card base...score half way at 5 1/2". Next, you cut one side of your card base to 2 3/4" which give you the half fold look. For the inside fold cut a card base 8"x 2 3/4"..score at 4" and attach it to the inside of your card. All other decorative card stock or Design Paper is basically a 1/4" shorter that the original. Hope this makes sense? 

The poinsettias and greenery are from the PTI - Tag Creations: Modern Gift Dies. The sentiment in front is from a retired PTI Set called Penned Elegance: Christmas. The inside sentiment was a previous Christmas gift from The Greetery. At last I added the Silver Pearls in the center of the poinsettias.

Hope this board inspired you to play along? All the details can be found on the TTTC Blog. Wishing you a crafty day! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY - #IB265 HOLIDAY DECOR

Happy Thursday!

Hope you all had a wonderful time with friends and family for Thanksgiving? Ours was very chill...we grilled and watched football.

Today, I'm stopping by with my card for this weeks Inspired By Challenge...



Here is the #IB265 inspiration photo and sketch for you to play with...



My inspiration came from the colors, the deer, the greenery & pine cones.

I decided to grab some of my The Greetery goodies for this design - Herringbone Parquet Die, BotainiCuts Pine Bough Dies, Arched Holiday Sentiment Set and matching die. I also embossed the deer image in the left corner. At last I added the snow and glitter.

Hope you'll get inspired too....please stop by the INSPIRED BLOG for all the details. Wishing you a crafty day! ~SL~

Thursday, November 23, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB264 GIFTS

Hello and "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my American friends around the world! 

I'm stopping by with a new weekly card for the Inspired By Challenge.....



Here is the fabulous #IB264 inspiration photo and sketch for you to play with.... 



My card was inspired by the gift and the Christmas light.

I decided to pull out the fun All Wrapped Up Set by Essentials by Ellen Hutson. First, I added some DP on my card base. Next, I colored the image with Copic MarkersAt last I added the Ribbon and a Button...voila!

Now its your turn...please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details!

Wishing you a wonderful get together with friends and family! ~SL~

Thursday, November 16, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC235 LET IT SNOW...

Hello again!

I'm back by with a second card.....this one is for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge...



Here is the #TTTC235 board hosted by Karren Johnson....


My card features the first column down - BLUE, SNOWMAN AND SPARKLE.

I pulled out one of my favorite snowman image from Flourishes. I simply colored it with Copic Markers, added some Design Paper, Ribbon and Gem Stones. At last, I punched out the sentiment and added some Glitter to the main image.

Hope you'll have a chance to play along? Please stop by the TTTC BLOG for all the details! 

Wishing you a fabulous crafty day! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB263 BLANKETS

Happy Thursday! 

It's time for new Inspired By card....





I was inspired by the sketch.

I love the cozy feel of the blankets...and almost went with a Autumn design, but I couldn't resist making another card for Christmas.

The Happy Santa image from Pretty Pink Posh was screaming at me..... I simply colored the image with some Copic Markers and added it on top of the Design Paper. Next, I added the Sequins and place the sentiment blow the Santa image.

Now it's your turn...please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Wishing you a fun crafty day...if you are interested in another inspiration...feel free to come back later to check out my take on this weeks TTTC!!!

Thursday, November 9, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB262 GNOMES

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new Inspired By card...




Here is this weeks #IB262 inspiration photo and sketch for you to try...


I was inspired by the gnomes, the colors (light & dark gray, pink, black) and the sketch.

Those gnomes are just tooooooo cute! I totally forgot about the ones I own...mine are from the Love to My Gnomies - My Favorite Things. I simply colored them with Copic Markers and added the sentiment and the snowflake from the Snowflake Soiree - The Greetery.

Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details!!! Wishing you a crafty day! ~SL~

Thursday, November 2, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE - #TTTC233 CHRISTMAS CHEER

Hello again.

I'm excited to be hosting this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge ....



Here is the inspiration board #TTTC233 I created for you all.....



I chose the first row diagonal - ORNAMENTS, SPARKLES AND PAPER TEARING.

I grabbed the retired PTI - Wet Paint Holiday Tags & Star Scribbles Sets. I tore the Silver Glitter Paper. Next I added some Silver Cord and Silver Pearls.

Now it's your turn...pull out those beautiful Christmas Set's of yours and play along! Please stop by the TTTC BLOG for all the details!!! Wishing you a fabulous crafty day! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB261 PILLOWS

Happy Thursday! 

Can you guys believe it's already NOVEMBER?!? I feel like every year around this time...the weeks fly by faster and faster!!!

Anyways, I'm stopping by with my new Inspired By card...






My inspiration came from the shapes on blanket, the pillow and the colors.

When I took a closer look at the blanket, I was immediately drawn to some of dies from The Greetery's -Winter Wanderer Collection. I used the Macrame Diamonds Dies, the Macrame Openwork Base Dies, the flower accents from the Macrame Borders & Tassels Dies. I also used the Hoop Wreath Set with the matching dies.

Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details! Wishing you a fabulous day! If you like come back later for my take on the new upcoming TTTC. See ya then, ~SL~

Thursday, October 26, 2023

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB260 BOO...

Happy Thursday!

Once again, we have a fun Inspired By Challenge waiting for you...




Here is this weeks inspiration photo...#IB260 along with a sketch for you to try...


My inspiration came from...from the ghost, pumpkins and cat pictures.

I wasn't sure which way to go t...so I placed a couple leftover papers and halloween images together and this is the end result...quick and easy! To add a little bit more interest ...I added some Gems and scored some lines on the bottom of the card...voila!

Please stop by the INSPIRED BY BLOG for all the details...wishing you a fun day! ~SL~

Thursday, October 19, 2023

TIC TAC TOE CHALLENE - TTTC231 MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hello again...

I'm back with my second card of the day...



Check out this fun #TTTC231 board hosted by Jeanne....


I went with the bottom row across - DIE CUTS, ANY HOLIDAY AND ENAMEL DOTS.

I fell in love with the beautiful Stamp & Die Set called "Festive Flowers" from the Concord & 9th/Simon Says - STAMPtember 2023 Exclusive Collaboration.

My card is featuring the traditional Christmas colors and I also added some white ink splashes. The card was kept a CAS design.  At the end I added some scored lines and the Red/Green Enamel Dots.

Now it's your turn...please stop by the TTTC blog for all the details. Wishing you a crafty fun day! ~SL~

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB297 SEASHELLS

It's time for a new Inspired By ... Here is this weeks #IB297 inspiration photo along with a sketch... I was inspired by the beach (san...