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

1/20/2015

Muse Challenge #101


Hello,

I'm popping in today with a card I made for the latest Muse Challenge #101. The card for this weeks inspiration is by Marion Vagg. Her card is clean, simple and beautiful! I was inspired by the color of the card and the placement of the focal point. I chose to use some flower images and a sentiment from a few of my Avery Elle stamp sets.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!
Brandi

1/11/2015

Freshly Made Sketches #168

Hello crafty friends...

Hope you're having a great weekend. Ours has been pretty low key as I've been taking care of our little one that is sick. Which is no fun for him... poor thing. During one of his long naps I was able to get a little crafting done and created a card for the latest Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #168.

I used one of my favorite new skyline stamps from Studio Calico, some patterned paper and a few little wooden stars. I love the sketch this week because it's a clean and simple design... just the way I like them.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandi

11/17/2014

CASology #121


Hello,

I wanted to pop in to share a card I made for Challenge #121 over at the CASology blog. The theme this week is festive. I chose to make a card in lieu of a tag for this challenge. When I think of the word festive, I think of Santa! I inked up this cute image from the Wplus9 Iconic Christmas set and added a few sequins and patterned paper.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brandi

11/16/2014

Muse Challenge #93

Hello crafters...

Hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to pop in to share a card I made for the latest Muse challenge #93.  Therese provided a gorgeous card this week for inspiration. I loved the Christmas tree and sparkles so that's what inspired me.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brandi

11/13/2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #100


Hello crafty friends...

I'm popping in today to share some exciting news. CAS(E) this Sketch is celebrating its 100th sketch and Chrissy has invited all old and new DT members back this week to participate in the fun! CAS(E) this Sketch has always been and always will be one of my favorite challenge sites. The sketches are always fresh and fun and the talent on the DT is top notch.

The sketch this week is so fun. I decided to jazz my card up with a little patterned paper, a sentiment and some sparkle. Who doesn't love sparkles?




I hope you can join in the fun over at the BLOG! I can't wait to see what you create. I also heard that there is something special for the winner.

Thank you Chrissy and the DT for letting me join in this week.

Brandi

11/10/2014

Fusion + CASology



Hello crafters...

Wow has it been a long time since I have blogged or much less crafted. Some of you may have noticed my absence the past 11 months. Why you may ask? Because the hubby and I had a little bambino! He is a doll and we are having so much fun with him.


Alright on to a card I made for the latest Fusion ombre challenge and CASology sea challenge. I was so inspired by the blue ombre cake image from the Fusion theme and thought that it would work well with a sea theme. Since I've been dying to ink up this cute little whale, I was itching for a reason to use it!

Thank you so much for visiting. I want to leave you with a little pic of our new addition Max.



12/12/2013

Paper Crafter's Library


Hello friends!

Sorry it's been awhile since I've last posted but the holiday season has taken hold of me and I've been super busy.

I was so excited to receive an email from Andrea at Paper Crafter's Library asking if I would be interested in being spotlighted this week at Paper Crafter's Library. Of course I was thrilled and said "Absolutely"!

I would love it if you popped over to see my card and article. You can find it here. Below is a sneak peek. Thank you so much Andrea and the rest of the Paper Crafter's Library team!

Brandi

11/06/2013

Welcome Home Challenge



Hello friends,

Hope your week is going great! Elections were yesterday and during this time our church always has a BBQ chicken dinner at night. The hubby and I went to it and the chicken was soooo good, Yummy! I look forward to it every year.

I wanted to pop in quickly to share a card I made for the latest Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. The theme this week is "Welcome Home". I used a set from Freshly Squeezed Stamps to create this scene.

Thank you for stopping by today,
Brandi

11/05/2013

Addicted to CAS (1 Layer)


Hello friends!

I'm popping in to share a card I made for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge #25. The theme this week is one layer cards. In my opinion, these are the best type of cards to make for Christmas. They are easy and there is no extra postage when sending them. Right?

I used my "Iconic Christmas" set from Wplus9 to create these wonderful silhouettes. This is one of my go to sets for Christmas.

Thanks you so much for stopping by and leaving the nicest comments.

Brandi