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

3/11/2015

Muse Challenge #108



Hello...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sharing a card that I made for the latest Muse Challenge #108. Can you tell which part of Michele's card inspired me???

It was the pattern in the background and white floating panel to place the focal point. I created a similar patterned background with a die cut panel. I love how the white panel pops off the background and showcases the image so I tried to create the same affect when showcasing my little paper pieced girl. Off to look at the other entries.

Have a good one!
Brandi

3/10/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #113



Hello...

Thanks for stopping by. I have a card to share with you that I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #113. I just love this site. The DT always provides great sketches and wonderful inspiration. This week is no different.

I was able to ink/paper piece one of my favorite new sets from Avery Elle. Isn't this elephant just the cutest? Off to check out the other entries. Have a good one!

Brandi

3/08/2015

Muse Challenge #107


I hope you had a great weekend. It was too short for me with daylight savings but I am so glad we sprang forward and it will now be lighter out at night. I know spring is just around the corner....I can't wait for warmer temps and sunny skies.

I wanted to pop in to share a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge #107. I was inspired by the layout, sequins and use of patterned paper. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point.

Thanks for stopping by...
Brandi


2/24/2015

Little Teepee



Hello,

I'm so glad you popped in today. I'm sharing a card I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #111. The sketch this week inspired me to pull out my little teepee stamp from Avery Elle. Isn't it so cute? It's a great image to use for paper piecing. Paper piecing images is my go to but I recently bought some Blendabilities markers (similar to Copics) from Stampin' Up and can't wait to try my hand at coloring with markers.

Brandi

2/23/2015

Freshly Made Sketches #174



Hello friends...

I'm popping in on this Monday morning with a card I made for the latest Freshly Made Sketches #174. I just love a good sketch challenge, don't you? The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch was my Avery Elle igloo stamp. I just had to use it. It's been sitting on my shelf collecting dust and it's too cute of a stamp to be doing that, right?

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

2/22/2015

Muse Challenge Part 2



Hello,

I made yet another card for the Muse Challenge 105. I couldn't get enough of the fun layout and inspiration of the village theme. Those are the items that inspired this card. I went for a city feel and used some sequins to create stars in the sky.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

Muse Challenge Part 1

Hello,

Hope you had a great weekend. I'm popping in today to share a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge #105. This week I was inspired by the layout and images on the card. I bought these new house dies recently and couldn't wait to use them. I cut the houses and tree out and adhered them to the pattern paper with pop up dots. I kept it pretty simple with a sentiment and one single sequin to add some pizazz!

Thanks for stopping by...
Brandi

2/20/2015

Donut Delight



Hello,

Thanks for popping in today. I have a card to share that I made for the latest Curtain Call Challenge. The theme this week is Donut Delight. You should check out the DT's cards. Just looking at them makes me hungry. That's probably why I bought two chocolate frosted donuts from the donut shop today.

For my card I used a donut stamp from Hero Arts. It's a perfect image for paper piecing. I added a little glitter for the sprinkles. What do you think? Are you hungry just looking at it?

Until later...
Brandi

2/19/2015

Monochrome




Hello,

Thank you so much for popping in today. I have a fun little card to share with you today. I am playing in the latest CASology Challenge #134. The key word this week is monochrome. I went with a clean black and white image with a pop of pink as the focal point. I added a sentiment and sequins to tie everything together.

Have you seen the contestant gallery yet? Wow...there are some amazing entries so far.

We are bracing for more snow here in the northeast. That brings our totally currently up to 36" this year. The only thing getting me through this rough winter is mocha lattes, card making and my favorite television shows like "The Walking Dead" and "Survivor" (Which is starting up next week)! Yay! What's getting you through???

Brandi


2/17/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #110



Hello and thanks for stopping by...
I'm popping in with a card I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch #110. I love the sketch designed by Leigh Penner...so many possibilities. After looking at my supplies I came up with the idea of showcasing one of my new wooden butterfly stamps as the main image. I stamped the image in black ink and then added a little turquoise color to make it pop. I'm still going strong with my use of patterned paper. I love how the black and white pattern just adds something to the card. Off to go look at the other entries!

Brandi

2/15/2015

Muse Challenge #104


Hello friends...

I'm popping in to share a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge #104. I was inspired by the layout and placement of the sentiment. I also knew I wanted to use a pattern in the background, so I pulled out some patterned paper I had laying around. I just adore polka dots! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Brandi

CASology...Love


Hello friends,

Thank you so much for popping in today. I'm sharing a card I made for the latest CASology Challenge love theme. It is so easy for me to make Valentine cards. I think it's because there are so many cute stamps out there for this particular holiday. The only problem is you can only give so many away, right? I have a stack of them just sitting around collecting dust.

This set is from The Sweet Stamp shop. I just love the feel of the sentiment.

Hope you guys had a great Valentines Day. The hubby and I kept it pretty low key as it is so cold outside and we have about 2 1/2 feet of snow and no where to put it.

Have a great weekend!
Brandi


2/11/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #109



Good morning...

Thanks for stopping in. I've got a card to show you that I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #109. I can't get enough of sketch challenges as they really get my creative juices flowing. I bought this Studio Calico set the other day that has the cutest punny sentiments. My favorite is this banana image. Funny, right? I'm on a roll with Valentine cards this year. Now I just need to make sure I actually send them out.

Brandi

2/10/2015

Curtain Call Challenge - Kissing Booth



Good morning....

Thanks for popping in today. I've made a card for the latest Curtain Call Challenge. The inspirational photo this week is so fun. I was inspired by the patterns, banner and Valentine theme. I was able to pull out some patterned paper I had lying around. What do you think?

So our snow saga continues in the Northeast as we got another 14" dumped on us yesterday. Our town is running out of places to put the snow!!!

Brandi

2/06/2015

Fusion Challenge - Heartful



Hello friends,

Glad you're popping in today. I created a card for the latest Fusion Challenge. The theme this week is Heartful. I was really inspired by the photo with the heart images. It just screams Valentine's Day, love, hugs and kisses. Am I right? So I put my stamps to paper and created this heartfelt Valentine's Day card. What do you think?



Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

2/05/2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #108



Hello crafty friends...

I'm popping in today with a card I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #108. I inked up one of my new stamp sets from Avery Elle. I love the fruit image and sentiment that go along with it. I added some fun banner patterned paper in the background to tie everything together.

Are any of you getting lots of snow? This week we got about 14" in upstate NY. It is so cold but so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

1/31/2015

CASology (Birthday)




Hello crafty friends,

I'm popping in today with a card I made for the latest CASology Challenge #131. The theme this week is Birthday.

I inked up some new Avery Elle stamps I bought. I just love this cute airplane and sentiment. I also got to use some patterned paper that I had laying around that was begging to be used. I love this color combo. It works great for a masculine card. I never seem to have enough of those.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Brandi

1/22/2015

Paper Crafter's Library Feature


Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm featured over at the Paper Crafter's Library. So exciting! I would love if you hop on over and check it out. You can find the article here! I want to give a big thank you to the team at Paper Crafter's Library.

I provided a sneak peek above.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

1/21/2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #106


Hello,

I'm popping in today to share a card I made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #106. The sketch this week is by Chrissy and it is amazing! I love it...so I knew I had to play along! I used some of my Papertrey Ink Stamps and a few sequins to create my card. I'm loving this color combo lately, so I wanted to try it out on a kraft background.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Brandi