5/03/2015

Take Flight





 Hello bloggers...

How are you enjoying the weekend? Doing anything fun? Traveling? Well that's the theme over at the latest Curtain Call Challenge. That triggered me to bring out my new airplane image from Avery Elle. Love this set! How cute is it that the airplane can create cloud sentiments? Have you ever seen this in real life? I had once in Disney World. It's a neat sight. I often wonder if the pilots get dizzy during the curvy letters. LOL!

I'm also entering this into the latest CASology Challenge #144. The theme is Flight.

Thank you so much for stopping in and for the sweet comments that many of you have left.

Brandi




5/02/2015

Gold Accents





Hello bloggers...

I'm popping in today to share a card. I bought this pretty paper with gold accents a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to use it. I'm not much for gold but I find that I'm liking it more and more everyday. I 'm even starting to wear some gold jewelry in lieu of my typical silver. Watch out now! LOL! I'm entering this card into the latest Card Concept Challenge #34. The style I used is clean and layered. I'm also entering this card into the latest Mama Elephant May Challenge where the theme is "Oooh So Pretty".

Thanks for stopping by...
Brandi 

5/01/2015

Lucky To Know You







Hello bloggers...

I'm popping in today with a card I made for the latest Retro Sketches Challenge #162. I just love this sketch... so many possibilities! 

Well it's Friday so do you guys have any plans for the weekend? It is supposed to be beautiful weather here so I think a friend and I are going to take our little ones for a stroll on main street to look at some shops and hit up the farmer's market. Got to love beautiful sunny weekends!

Until next time...
Brandi

 

4/30/2015

Welcome Little Peanut




Hello bloggers...

I'm on a roll this week with posting because this past weekend I was able to craft my heart out due to the rain and cold. I made this card for a couple of challenges (Retro Sketches Challenge #162 and the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge). This sketch really kick started my mojo and I actually made a couple of cards with it that I'll share later. The cute oven image is from Avery Elle and the awesome black and white patterned paper is from April's Papertrey Ink release. I just looove it!

Thank you so much for stopping by....
Brandi



4/29/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #120




Hello,

Hope you're having a great week...We are at the halfway mark to the weekend. Whoo hoo!

I wanted to pop in to share a card I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #120. I created my background by stamping a few random shapes I had on hand. The sentiment is actually on the paper and not a stamp. It is the new black and white paper line from Papertrey Ink that can be found here. It has so many cool patterns and is so versatile. All you really need to add to the sheets is a little color and you're done.

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brandi



4/28/2015

Sending My Thanks




Hello bloggers...

I'm popping in with a card of thanks. It is to all of you who have left amazing and uplifting comments to me throughout this year. I read and appreciate each and every one! They make a girl smile!

I'm also entering this card into a couple of challenges. The first one is the Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #24. I just love the inspiration sketch provided and the DT's work is amazing. The second challenge is ShowCASe Your Style Challenge #13. The theme this week is "Thank you".

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Brandi



4/27/2015

Muse Challenge #114




Hello,

I'm popping in quickly with a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge #114. The deadline is near and I wanted to make sure I got it in on time, Whew! That was close!

I was inspired this week by the Muse's color choice, image and image placement. I added a little of my own touch by having a black and white patterned background and a few sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Brandi

I'm also entering this card into the Simon Wednesday Clean and Simple Challenge that can be found here.

4/22/2015

Happy Earth Day


Happy Earth Day to you...

Do you have any plans??? For Earth Day our local coffee shop is giving out free refills. How awesome is that?

Today I wanted to share a card I made for a couple of challenges (Avery Elle's Watercolor Challenge and Virginia's View Layer and Dimension Challenge).

Thanks for stopping by...
Brandi






4/20/2015

My World is Brighter


Hello friends...

I hope you all had a great weekend. It was so nice and sunny here in Upstate NY. You could not keep our family from being outside enjoying the warmth and fresh air. We went for strolls, played basketball and watched our little nieces ride in their little motorized cars. Too cute! One has a Barbie Jeep and the other a mini Escalade. 

I did manage to create a few cards when the baby was sleeping. I tried my hand at watercoloring again. I just love, love, love this little map image from Neat and Tangled. 

Quick question for all of you watercoloring gurus...How do you keep your cards from warping/wrinkling when using water paints? When my images dry they kind of curl my card base.

I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges. One is the Little Tangles Sequin Challenge and the other one is the latest ColourQ Challenge #287.

Until next time...
Brandi




4/14/2015

Welcome Little One






Hello...

I have a fun card to share with you today. I am loving the watercolor trend lately and had to try my hand at it again. I bought some cute watercolor paper tags the other day and they are so easy to use and have the cutest patterns embossed on them. All I had to do was add a touch of water and some paint. I also brought out a set I have yet to use from Avery Elle (Storybrook). This set is just the cutest!

I wanted to enter this card into a couple of challenges (Avery Elle Watercolor Challenge and Virginia's View Challenge #14)

Until next time...
Brandi

4/13/2015

Make Me Laugh (Hahahaha)




Hello...

I have a fun little card I'm excited to share with you today. It's a rather funny one if I do say so myself (hahahahaha). Mama Elephant has a new flickr challenge up with the theme "Make Me Laugh". Right away I knew I wanted to use the group selfie image and create a sentiment I had floating around in my head. What do you think? Does it make you giggle?

Thank you for stopping by. If you want to play along with the challenge, here are the details.

Until next time,
Brandi

4/05/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #117



Hello crafty friends...

I hope you have had a great Easter for those of you that celebrate. It was our little mans first Easter and we kept it pretty low key. His nana bought him the cutest stuffed bunny rabbit and he loves it. We stayed away from the candy though because he is too young and mom and dad really don't need any. Hahahaha!

I know it's Easter but I created a Christmas card for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #117. When I saw the sketch I automatically thought of hanging ornaments and that's the only reason it turned out to be a holiday card.

Crazy right?...Thank you so much for stopping by,
Brandi

4/02/2015

Let's Keep In Touch



Hello crafty friends,

Hope you're having a fabulous day. It is so bright, warm and sunny here in Upstate NY....I can't help but have a permanent smile on my face.

I created my card today with a couple of challenges in mind, CASEing #2 Challenge and The Anything Goes Challenge. I used some more awesome Mama Elephant stamps. I am so addicted to their stamps...half of my stamps are from that company. Their designs are soooooooo stinking cute!

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Brandi


4/01/2015

Wish You Were Here


Hello friends,

I'm popping in to share a card I made a few months ago for the Paper Crafter's Library. I couldn't show the whole card on my site so I wanted to share it today. I just love the map background paper and the suitcase image from Mama Elephant. I cut out the paper so that it shows my state of NY.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

3/25/2015

Color Inspiration




Hello,

Thank you so much for stopping by. I have a fun card full of cool colors (blues, greens and yellows) and mix matched shapes to share with you today. The shapes and sentiment are from one of my favorite Papertrey Ink sets designed by Maile called Sketched Shapes. It's such a versatile set that can be used to build a fun background or add a little shape accent here and there.

I created this card for the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I was inspired by the colors and patterns of the photo.

Until next time...
Brandi

3/24/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #115



Hello...

I have another watercolored card to share with you today. I'm so in love with this technique. It's so much easier than I thought it would be. At first, seeing everyones take on watercoloring, I was a little intimidated. After I figured out that the trick to staying in the lines was clear embossing, I was sold!

I created this card for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #115.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

3/23/2015

Floral Fusion



Hello,

I'm so excited to share my card with you today. Why you may ask? Because I used a new technique that seems to be all the craze lately...water coloring. It's so much fun and whoever started the trend, in my opinion, rocks! I stamped my flower images with white craft ink and embossed them. Then I took my paint brush and just painted away. The flowers and sentiment are from Mama Elephant.

I created this card for the Floral Fusion Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brandi

3/18/2015

Stripes Galore



Hello,

Thank you so much for stopping in today and all the wonderful comments you've left on my blog lately. I'm popping in to share a card I made for the latest Avery Elle Challenge. The theme this time is stripes. What better way to incorporate them than paper piecing, right?

I'm off to check out the rest of the DT and entries. Until next time...
Brandi

3/17/2015

You Make My Heart Sing


Hello...

Thank you so much for popping in today. I want to share with you a card I made for the latest Little Tangles Challenge. The theme this week is Anything Goes... Aren't those the best? You can just let your creativity run wild.

On a side note I would also like to enter this card into the latest CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. The theme this week is Springtime Melodies. The pastels and singing bird on this card just scream Spring, am I right?

Until next time...
Brandi


3/16/2015

CASology Tropical Challenge



Hello...

Thank you for stopping by today. I'm sharing a card I made for the latest CASology Challenge #137. The theme this week is Tropical. When I think of tropical I imagine blue skies and lots of sunshine. I wanted to incorporate that into my card this week. I used a sunshine background stamp and sentiment from Mama Elephant along with turquoise and yellow colors.

We are finally getting sunshine ourselves in Upstate New York. With the snow finally melting, I can see grass, my shingles on the roof and people out walking their dogs. It is amazing how high 40's can feel so warm after a winter like we had.

Here's to Spring being right around the corner!
Brandi