June 19, 2021

For the Boys Challenge for Paper Ala Mode with We Are 3

WOW!  This year is going by quickly!  It's already mid June - and we have a new challenge at Paper Ala Mode.  The design team is using fabulous masculine items from We Are 3 - Trees, Woodland Animals, and Masculine sentiments.  You can find all of these at We Are 3's Etsy shop.   The new them at Paper Ala Mode is For the Boys.

I framed the sentiment with a My Scrap Chick tag from the 6 Trendy Tags set.  

Be sure to visit Paper Ala Mode to see the lovely work from the design team using the gorgeous Woodland Animals.

I have a tendency to not read through our theme instructions....I did that once again here and did not see the Trees papers provided.  So I also made a card using papers from the At The Beach collection...also wonderful colors for a masculine card.

June 12, 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

The gorgeous Canvas Scenes collection is from We Are 3, and I used patterns to create hanging ornaments - or package toppers.  I used free svg files from Bird's Cards to make these.


It was difficult to photogaph these (especially without a Christmas tree).  The swirls in the paper patterns make fab designs in these ornaments.

June 11, 2021

More Inspiration from We Are 3

Have been wanting to make this little treat box for a while.  It would make the perfect box for party favors - and is quick and easy to make (with an electronic cutter).  I thought this pattern from the Canvas Scenes collection would fit nicely for this treat box - especially if you are making boxes for something like a baby shower.  Unfortunately, my camera does not do this box justice - it is absolutely gorgeous in real life!


Be sure to check out the fab inspiration from the design team here on the Facebook page.

June 10, 2021

Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers

Today's card was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  The Featured Stamper created a gorgeous hydrangea card.  I digitally stamped a hydrangea onto a Circle Pastel and fussy cut around the circle/flower.  I popped up the flower and added some individual petals for some dimension. 

I used digital paper from the We Are 3 Canvas Scenes collection.  The sentiment is from the Masculine set.

June 9, 2021

New Release at We Are 3

Another simple card for me today.  I love the final result - though I sometimes feel guilty taking an easy way out.  LOL!  

I started with a background from the Cactus collection.  I added a layer with one of the new designs from the We Are 3 Canvas Scenes digital paper collection.  I wanted  to make a quick card, so I pulled a layered flower from my stash.  Added a sentiment from the Sending You set.  Turned out just as I'd hoped!

Please visit the We Are 3 Facebook page for fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team - and we'd love to see what you make with We Are 3 goodies.

June 8, 2021

New Release at We Are 3

I am using one of the beautiful new circle images released last week.  The background is from the Circle Scenes set.  I used digital paper from the Canvas Scenes collection for the matting.  I added a silhouette bunny because I thought the paper has such an Easter feel.  Sooo beautiful!  The sentiment is from the White on Black set.

June 7, 2021

New Release at We Are 3

There's a new paper collection at We Are 3, and it's beautiful.  It's called Canvas Scenes, and it has a lovely textured watercolor feel.  I chose an adorable sentiment from the Magical Sparkle set and glittered up some wonderful fashion accessories. 


The design team is making some fab creations, so be sure to check the Facebook page for inspiration.  Better yet, let's see YOUR creations!

June 6, 2021

May Inspiration for GranMargaret's Flowers

Here's a lovely graduation layout with papers from GranMargaret's Flowers from We Are 3.  The beautiful design is from our local Zoom crop from the Creative Memories consultants. 

June 5, 2021

New Challenge at Paper Ala Mode

Today is the first day of the new Paper Ala Mode challenge - you have until June 18 to get your project in and a chance to win the fabulous prize of a $6 prize code for We Are 3 digital goodies.   This is a card using digital papers from We Are 3's Trains collection, printables from the Trains set, and sentiments from the Travel set.




June 4, 2021

Pantano Scrapbook Chicks Sketch

I made this layout using Nine's Baby Prints with added layers from Creative Fabrica's Watercolor Yellow Gray Roses.  I think gray and yellow is fresh and feminine.  The yellow and gray roses make the fabulous pages pop.  The title is computer generated. 

June 3, 2021

Progressive Freebie at The Outlawz

A new challenge started Tuesday at The Outlawz - Freebie Progressive.  We are using the fabulous Sharing is Caring from The Paper Shelter. I used a gingham background behind the image to give that soda fountain feel.  

I had a ball with this challenge as The Paper Shelter provided a pre-colored image and I didn't have to take time to color.  There's lots more inspiration at The Outlawz, so be sure to check out the fab makes there.  Can't wait to see what you create.

June 2, 2021

Kindness and Goodness and Magic

There's a new release at the We Are 3 shop called Fairy Magic.   

The design paper is April Showers and Fairy Land.

Be sure to stop by the We Are 3 Facebook Group to see other great cards made with the new sentiments.

June 1, 2021

New Sentiments at We Are 3

There's new sentiments in the We Are 3 Etsy shop - today I'm using My Thoughts.  I am using the gorgeous Bokeh Blends for the background.   


The flowers are a sticker outline from Elizabeth Craft Designs - with the flowers glittered.

May 31, 2021

New Sentiments at We Are 3

Tell me this isn't the sweetest image ever!  It's called Hello, Cupcake.   She's colored digitally.  She was colored before I took coloring classes - but I still kinda love how she looks.

She goes perfectly with papers from the Watercolor Textures and Trees collections from We Are 3.  The birthday sentiment is new - from the Wishes set at We Are 3.

May 30, 2021

Super Hero

Made this sweet card for my hubby's hand specialist.  As some of you already know, my hubby lost the use of his hand over two years ago.  We were fortunate to be referred to a wonderful hand specialist that provided a ray of hope over the years that he may eventually have some functional use of his hand.  After years of patience waiting for nerves to regenerate, two surgeries to reroute tendons, months of pain, casts, splints, and physical therapy - not to mention feelings of hopelessness as we put our lives on hold - my hubby was able to slightly move his thumb last night.  This card is a thank you card for his surgeon for really working with us to see us through these difficult times.  

May 28, 2021

Enjoy Miami Beach

The May Challenge at Stick It Down is nearly over.  I chose another layout using GranMargaret's Flowers from We Are 3.  I added embellishments from Creative Memories.

The sketch is flipped and rotated.  The title is computer-generated.

Be sure to visit Stick It Down for fabulous inspiration from the team.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Sketch Challenge

So here's a layout from a little inspiration from Stick It Down with papers from We Are 3.   

The layout was made with GranMargaret's Flowers from We Are 3.  The lovely large gems are Creative Memories.  The title is a sticker I've had in my stash for years.

I changed the sketch a bit by rotating and flipping.  I made the bottom triangle a bit smaller and replaced the journaling with a border from my stash.

You still have a couple days to join in the May Challenge at Stick It Down, so check it out for a chance to be a guest designer!  There are two other challenges as well that run through May 31.

I LOVE Pockets!

I'm playing with the Eclips Users Group today showcasing pockets.  I started with the beautiful Textured Scenes papers. 

Tell me these little ones are not precious with those sweet little smiles.  The top photo is slipped into a pocket for the Pocket Challenge.

For embellishments, I had a tag sitting in my stash and used balloons from Miss Kate Cuttables.