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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Hope you all had a great weekend. I did. The weather was amazing and I got to spend several hours over the weekend in my crafting room. As I always do, I went looking for a little inspiration and found some in the form of a sketch from Case this Sketch and a color scheme from Color Throwdown The minute I saw the sketch I knew it was going to be butterflies. AGAIN! Hey. What can I say? I'm addicted to butterflies right now and inspired by the ones we see in our prairie. None of... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us. Yesterday was a day when I needed inspiration and found some across at Just Us Girls where they had an amazing photo inspiration. I loved the mixture of colors and the ethereal nature of the inspiration painting and realized it would work really well for Nance's great sketch. Especially when I saw those wonderful butterflies at the bottom of the painting - and you all know how obsessed I am with butterflies right now! I... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. Something TOTALLY different for you tonight :-) Before I get onto my card, I wanted to say a huge thank you to the Just Us Girls team for choosing my watercolor card for Chick of the Week. I was thrilled to get he message - and still have a huge smile on my face. When I enter challenges, its because I really want to do something different; color schemes, sketch, styles, techniques. I never expect to win. :-) You can find my card, and the wonderful things Ina had to say about it - at this... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a CAS theme challenge for us: Something sweet had me flummoxed for a little while as I don't have a lot of "sweet" themed stamp sets. I thought I could cover it in a sentiment like "you are so sweet"... but realized I had a coffee themed set from Fun Stampers Journey that included croissant and, as chocolate croissants are one of Lou's favorites, I realized that I could take the croissant stamp from that set and use it as... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Doni's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a great code word for us: I had a new stamp set called Artsy Leaves and realized that this was a great set for this challenge as the leaves are just silhouettes. I decided to go with a more masculine and neutral color scheme. I used three different shades of warm gray for the colors on a soft gray background and used a pop of teal/turquoise for the sentiment. I love the soft color scheme, but realized it needed... Read more →