March 31, 2017

Enjoy the Little Things

For today's layout, I used the fun, bright papers Spongebob and Patrick (Below Blink) and some Table Scraps from Back to Basics (We Are 3.)  These papers are digital - it's so convenient to print just what you need.  Your can see they are nice and bright.  For this design, I kept the layout a bit more are than I usually do - have to admit, not having to search for the perfect embellishments saves time!

March 30, 2017

A Bouquet of Chocolates

Hello, Friends!  A new project from We Are 3 - a little inspiration using one of my favorite collections from the March Release - Hearts in Love.  To create a treat cone, I used "Bouquet," cutting half circles to create the cone.  I then cut a rosette out of  "Dependable."  I accented the rosettes with leaves from the Romantic Garden Collection.  Lastly, I embellished to rosettes with golden gems . . . and filled them with chocolate for visiting relatives.

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March 29, 2017

Romantic Garden - Hearts in Love

Have you been busy making any Easter cards?  I used Romantic Garden and Hearts in Love by We Are 3 to make this quick-and-easy card.  Not only is it springy, but it would be a great card for birthday, wedding, Mother's Day and so many other occasions. For the flowers and leaves, I used a free digi kit by Digital Crea - One Day.

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March 28, 2017

Outlawz Inspiration

Who doesn't love a fun sketch?   The Outlawz had one that was a little different last week - enjoyed making this card using Table Scraps.

We Are 3 Christmas Card

Although I now live in the desert, there's still that strong connectin between snow and Christmas.  It even amuses me when I see desert natives thinking of snow as a symbol for Christmas.  For this Christmas card, I was inspired by the Color Challenge at The Outlawz - specifically using the Kerst Christmas Collection with a type of stained-glass design.  The wonderful background Toasty Warm from We Are 3 - may be difficult to see in my photo, but it has a knitted pattern - Toasty Warm!

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Kerst Christmas Collection      We Are 3© Digital Paper - Toasty Warm Collection. Includes all 8 sheets per collection.

A Sympathy Card with Stars and Stripes

Creativity is contagious - and I generally get my inspiration from others.  Usually when I CASE a card, it's difficult to even be able to tell - however, this time I will admit I absolutely was so inspired by another that I pretty much copied it down to the centimeter!  I was in desperate need for a patriotic sympathy card.  A Google search displayed one card that stopped me dead in my's link led me to Pinterest....Pinterest led me to Splitcoast Stampers.  I searched galleries of Splitcoast Stampers desperately looking for the original artist - to both compliment her and ask permission to CASE - no luck.  So if you happen to know the person who so inspired me, I sure would like to know as although this is a simple card - I just would not have come up with this design myself.  Thanks to that wonderful cardmaker for sharing perfect inspiration and a gorgeous card with me.

March 25, 2017

Spread Your Wings

Today my SALSA group offered some demos and Make-n-Takes and this Make-n-Take is gorgeous!  Three small ink pads - a die-cut butterfly - a sentiment - a beautiful card in less than five minutes.  Will be making lots of these in the next day or two - so be ready to be bombarded...LOL!  But also going to play with my digital papers and see what fun I can have with colors I don't own in ink!
Several Hours later - I just HAD to see if I could duplicate this digitally!  Here are the results.
Now I need some Neebish Island cards - think I'll play around with this technique for some of them.

The story continues . . .

It's another day.  Last night I pulled out some blues/greens to work on this technique for Neebish Island.  Swiped the ink - I was not a happy person.  Threw in the towel!  LOL!  Today I was cleaning up my craft table and came across a butterfly I was given -really not my style....but here the two "ugly" pieces are put together!  I am in love with it!!!!!

Paper Ala Mode - Embossing

When a pet leaves us, we are losing a dear furry friend.  This special card shares a special message with others who have lost a furry friend.
Today's card is my first as a Design Team Member for Outlawz Challenges - Saturday's Paper Ala Mode.  The challenge today is embossing.  The entire design team shares absolutely awesome ideas using embossing.  You will love these projects!  Be sure to join in the fun.

March 24, 2017

Bird's View from a Tree

This card is a simple Christmas Card.  Trying to make at least one Christmas card a week in order to have a stash in December.  Simple cards are often best - as I send out over 100 each year and sell probably another simple is exactly the direction I took with this design that features a simple tree, a simple printed sentiment, and a cute little bird I colored for another project - all cut on my Sizzix eClips (if I were making several cards today, that cutting would take no time!)

For papers, I used Table Scraps from We Are 3 projects - Nature Blends, Bird's View, and Romantic Garden.  The bird is a Miss Daisy digital stamp from the Scents of Christmas kit. 

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends                   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View                   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Romantic Garden                   Scents of Christmas Card Kit includes the sweet image Holly Birdie, a set of 3 digital papers and a bonus sentiment.

A "Magic" Card with Baby Birdie

I like that We Are 3 often offers digital images both in black line and pre-colored.  That works especially well for making "magic" cards.  Here is a magic card "before and after."
A quick video showing how the magic card works.
There are a variety of tutorials for making magic cards - I used Unity Quick Tip
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March 23, 2017

Stuck? Inspiration at My Creative Sketches

Happy Spring! This month My Creative Sketches has new inspiration for scrapbook layouts.  I turned the sketch on its side for my grandson "Lego" layout.

Use We Are 3 Digital Papers

I love when I can create a quick card with Table Scraps - particularly from We Are 3 and their gorgeous digital paper collections!  Today I'm sharing a pet-adoption card using two amazing paper collections - Bird's View and Nature Blends.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends

March 22, 2017

Spring Chick, Mystery Chick, Mojo Chick

I love a good challenge or swap - and often try to combine.  Our local scrapbooker's group meets month and swaps cards with a specific "mystery item" - this month's being white cupcake liners.  What a great feeling when that inspiration clicks!  So today I am sharing a card inspired by Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge #498 - using my cupcake paper liners.  My papers are watercolored using Ken Oliver's Color Burst - as is my Spring Chick.

Life's Too Short

Today I'm sharing a fairly simple card - a digital sentiment, three copies of a digital image, and some digital background. You can print all this on one page...then fussy cut and layer the image. 
Everything I used today is from We Are 3 - Romantic Garden digital paper collection, Early Bird digital sentiment collection, and What's Up Birdie.
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March 21, 2017

Get Back to Basics

Today I'm sharing a two-pay layout using the amazing Back to Basics from We Are 3.  It's important to me to have unity throughout my scrapbooks.  I started the scrapbook using Spongebob and Patrick (Below Link).  When I saw Back to Basics, many of the papers are a perfect fit and I cannot wait to continue combining the collections.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Back to Basics Collection. Includes all 8 sheets per collection.

March 20, 2017

We Are 3 Papers

I love watercolor digital papers from We Are 3 - kind of my go-to papers for challenges.  This card was inspired by the current sketch challenge at The Outlawz and Miss Daisy Stamps March Challenge - Sentiment Only - using a free sentiment from Miss Daisy - Friends in Your Heart

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View                       We Are 3© Digital Paper - Romantic Garden  We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends                       Friends in Your Heart Sentiment

March 19, 2017

Spring Brilliance and Bird's View.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and creating beautiful things. Today I'm using Table Scraps - leftover papers from the Bird's View and Spring Brilliance digital paper collection and a leftover digital image - Pure Prairie Bouquet from Power Poppy. Quick and Easy!

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Spring Brilliance Collection   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View

March 18, 2017

Pear Tree Blossoms

Thanks so much for visiting today.  My card today is my design for Paper Ala Mode (Outlawz Challenges) using Pear Tree Blossoms by A Creative Need.

March 17, 2017

The Early Bird gets the Coffee

Thanks for join me for another fabulous release from We Are 3 here on my blog!  Today's brand-new inspiration is the digital paper collection Bird's View and a collection of sentiments - Early Bird.  With these collections, I made a coffee gift card holder.

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