Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Just Cards by Scott's Publishing

Hello and Welcome...

Just Cards Magazine soon to be released Volume 40  Winter 2016 will be on news stand's shortly.  Pick up your copy and enjoy all the inspiration within this magazine.

I have a couple of cards in this issue that feature some of my favorite companies.

Please support our print magazines as they are always lovely to behold.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Hello and Welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a layout that I completed to showcase BoBunny's December sketch challenge.

Here is the link to add your creation and support BoBunny's December challenge.

I have chosen the Midnight Frost Collection to create my layout as it truly reflects my deep snow photo's.

Join me and become a member of the BoBunny community and have fun creating with gorgeous pattern papers by BoBunny.

Thanks for visiting, your kind comments are appreciated.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Scrap Around the World swan song plays with Unity and DCWV

Hello bloggers and Welcome to my blog.  December is a busy time of the year and I hope all goes well with your families during the Holiday Season.

To-day I wanted to share a card and layout to support DCWV and Scrap Around the World.

This month of December 2015 is the last blog postmonth challenge for Scrap Around the World.
To celebrate a great run with Scrap Around the World.

 I have challenged myself with scrapbooking a magazine cover.

Have you ever tried to design a layout using a Magazine Cover as a large portion of your design?

Here is the mood board for Scrap Around the World.  I am taking the mood to all levels.

-My son is in Hong Kong for 3 months---- that is around the world from his home town.....
-Andrew's Christmas will be celebrated in Hong Kong, totally different world.
-Andrew is working as well in Hong Kong and enjoying his new adventure. 
-Everything about this mood board has inspired this layout, the sentiment, "the future is bright" explains Andrew experiences as a model in HK.  The gold glitter gives the inspiration to a new festive beginning in HK. Champagne glasses are a celebration of experiencing new opportunities and meeting people from all over the world.....  Receiving a magazine in the mail with an article feature from the country that Andrew is living in at the moment was a pleasure to  receive and read.

Here is the sketch that helped me design my layout using that colorful Magazine cover from DCWV blog.

I flipped the sketch a bit and worked with this multi colorful palete....

DCWV also has a beautiful card sketch, which I am going to keep handy as its definitely a keeper.

 Love the blue colors from the DCWV Marque Stack.

To end the year with a cheer for some of my favorite companies, I have featured Unity Stamp Co. as well.  This months challenge is a Holiday Love Theme and I think I have captured this with the Unity Stamp sentiment titled........" Happy Holidays from our home to yours"  such a warm sentiment!!!!

Join Unity Stamps with their monthly challenges, lots of great inspiration found on their blog HERE.

Unity has a new stamp sentiment kit out to celebrate, which should be a great seller with the season just around the corner in the new year.

Thanks for visiting today and take time out even if for a short few hours and create something that makes you happy this holiday season.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

All the best during the Holiday Season

Wishing all a great Holiday Season and New Year....
Our family will be completing some renovations this winter and wanted to mention that I will be quiet here on the blog until all reno's are complete.  The studio is getting packed up into boxes right around christmas time.
Hope to get a few more blog posts done before year end and then I will have my work gloves on.

Happy 2016 to all !

Saturday, November 14, 2015

DCWV November 2015 Challenge

Die Cuts with a View has 2 great sketches this month.  Stop by the DCWV blog and become a member of their community. 

 Lots of great inspiration.

November sketches

DCWV  Marquee Stack
DCWV Christmas Stack

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Simon Says Stamping

Welcome to another Simon Says Stamping Challenge week.  

Simon's  Wednesday challenge is titled "Anything Goes". 

Combining the Wednesday and Monday blog challenges so great fun.  
This gives a great starting point to the design of your project.


The Monday Simon Says Challenge this week is called "Throwback"  Throwback you ask... well, check out past blog posts and find a challenge that peaks your interest and create a new project.

My "Throwback" challenge goes back to June 8, 2014 blog  post.

The designers at Simon Says Stamps are showcasing Lawn Fawn this week. I just happen to have some Lawn Fawn Stamps, so here is my card for 

"Anything Goes" with inspiration from a Monday "Throwback" challenge of Paint.

I dry brushed my sentiment cardstock strip and dabbed a cylinder bottle into
paint to achieve the painted circles.

My large banner pattern paper is by DCWV.  The pattern paper comes from the Heirloom Christmas Stack.
Join me next week for a new Simon Says Challenge and become a member of their community.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 23, 2015

DCWV and Simon wednesday challenge

Welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday challenge.  
This week's challenge is called "Wrap It Up".  Inspired by many design's I created a card to celebrate a friend's birthday.

Here is my take on the Wrap It Up theme this week.

Be sure to visit Simon Says blog and become a member of their community and participate in challenges.
Thanks for stopping by, appreciate all of your kind comments.
DCWV Celebrate paper stack


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Stack-a-holic Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)

Good morning, Blogger Peeps! 
Wanted to shout out a thank you to DCWV for last months kind pick of my September Stack-a-holic layout and card.  Here is the link to the September DCWV post of all the lovely entries and support that they received showcasing DCWV products.
This month October, they have a terrific layout sketch and traditional card sketch that all of you can play along with.
Featuring the Merry Memories Stack by DCWV.

 Here is the card sketch for the month of October.
My card is an early start to my Christmas card mail out.  I choose pattern papers from the "The Crafty Christmas" stack.
Please be sure to visit DCWV blog and become a member of their community.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

BoBunny Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the blog today.  Bobunny has a great October sketch challenge this month which gives you the chance to complete lots of journaling tags or photo tags, your choice.

Here is my entry for this fun sketch.

BoBunny Supplies
C'Est La Vie paper collection
Urban Acrylic Stamp Set
Play along with Bobunny this month for an opportunity to receive this great RAK

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has started, lets get this party moving. 

There is an amazing listing of over 40 generous prize sponsors! Make sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for all the details. The Link Tool is posted on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog as well. You are welcome to link up between Friday, September 25th at 6 am pacific through Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier. Please remember that your projects must be FALL themed.

Here is my contribution!

I am lakeside at the northern cottage so a warm coffee is so enjoyable this morning.   
The leaves are turning color already.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sparkle & Shine with W&W and Simon Says

Welcome to another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge blog.  

Be sure to follow them and become a member of their community.  

Winnie and Walter is the sponsor of challenge # 14.

Here is this months Challenge  # 14.  Green with some sequins.

I took inspiration from this color challenge and decided to play along and support a couple other blogs.  Support our industry by playing along and showcasing products and their blog sites.  There leadership is appreciated and social media helps these sites gain popularity within our industry.

Here is my card that I am sharing.

Join me and become a member at these websites.

Simon Says Stamp Blog . 
Simon Says has a Wednesday blog challenge and this week its "No Design Paper".  Join in the fun.

Simon Says also has a Monday Challenge Blog, which i will enter my card for support to this website.

Join me and become a member of these website communities and enjoy our industry.
Be creative.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Unity Stamp Company Sept-Oct 2015

Welcome to another Unity Stamp Co. challenge .
Here are the details of the Unity Stamp Co. challenge

1. Our ONE and only Unity Challenge will post Each Month (on the third Tuesday) and go for ONE full month ending the Monday night before the next challenge.

2. You can choose to follow the sketch loosely for your CARD PROJECT - Scrapbook Page - Art Journal OR Mixed Media Project.


3. You can choose to follow the INSPIRATION COLOR PHOTO for your CARD PROJECT - Scrapbook Page - Art Journal OR Mixed Media Project.

4. Link up your creation up to the linky below.  Please link directly to your blog post and not to your general blog.  If you do not have a blog, no worries, you may link up using your favorite photo gallery (i.e. flickr, Photobucket, My Unity Place, SplitcoastStampers).  Unity is unable to upload photos for you, so please sign up for one of these free online album options.


UNITY STAMPS must be used!!!

Here are my 2 entries for this months challenge. Play along and have fun with Unity.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BoBunny August sketch challenge

BoBunny has monthly sketch challenges and I am happy to share my take on the August Challenge.

Here is the link to all the entries on the BoBunny blog for August.
Be sure to visit often at the BoBunny blog and become a follower of all things good by BoBunny.

Here are some photo's of my layout getting inspiration from the August sketch.

Trinkets, Barefoot and Bliss Trinkets
C'est La Vie Couturiere paper collection
Paradise Flowers collection

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Unity Stamp Company

Unity Stamp company has a new monthly date that their challenge is going to be released on a go-forward basis.  Check out all the details here on this blog post.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month will be the roll-over into a new challenge, so mark your calendars.

August challenge

Here is the sketch for the card.  
I have used this inspirational sketch as a jumping off point for the cover of my mixed media album cover.

Be sure to join the Unity community of designers and have fun with the team on Facebook as well.

I am loving the look of this cover, and of course this stamp set from Unity-Trust your soul.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Faber-Castell Gelatos