Friday, June 23, 2017

TTTC03...Yippee!

It's time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I'm all in! Here's this week's board and our inspiration:



I chose the left diagonal - blue, twine, rectangle - for my simple little card.



This little guy went through some morphs as I played with all the elements on the inspiration board. I bet you can see where this one might have gone the blue, one layer, yellow way, but I'd stamped on a panel and thought, "if I mount this onto a card front, will that mean it's not one layer?" So, I erred on the side of caution and simply added a light blue mat and a bit of twine. Voila!

Did you hear that TTTC has added another day to the challenge week? That's right - now you'll have a bit more time to design, create and link up YOUR awesome project. I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tic Tac WHOA!


Yay! It's Thursday and that means a brand new Tic Tac Toe Challenge is here! This week is Team O's turn to bring you some inspiration for creating your next AWEsome card


There are just so many possibilities when you consider these inspiration boards. Here's my take on the right row (wood, yellow, embellishment [Glossy Accents on each banner) and the left diagonal row (masculine, gray, embellishment):




This card is also inspired by my fellow TTTC design team member Jeanie Stark's joy fold card -- check hers out HERE...it's SO adorable!

I broke out my Concord & 9th Birdie Banners clear stamp set, Copic markers, Bazzill cardstock and some patterned papers from Summer Bliss by Echo Park. You'll see more from that collection in our Paper Made Bakery June card making workshop/kit!

So, wanna give this week's challenge board a try?! Head on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog and see the entire Team O's projects and find the button to link up your own creation!


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Monday, June 12, 2017

We want YOU...

Get your inaugural project linked in this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge...











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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #1

Good morning and happy Thursday! I'm so excited to share this post today because it's the FIRST Tic Tac Toe Challenge and my buddies on Team X have put together a fantastic blast of inspiration.



If you've not heard of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, click HERE for the details. In a nutshell, it's a weekly inspiration challenge with TWO design teams ready to inspire you. There's a Team X and a Team O (we make up the Tic Tac Toe team!) I'm on Team O, along with four other outstanding gals, and there are another five creative ladies on Team X. Each week a new Tic Tac Toe board is revealed with each square containing card making design elements to get your creative mojo hopping!

I'm personally inviting you to join us -- use the Tic Tac Toe Board for inspiration and create a card of your own. Then post it on the TTTC blog -- we'd LOVE to see your project!

So, here is my card for Challenge #1.



From the TTTC board this week I used the left row: Stripes, Vellum, Heat Embossing. Now, these Tic Tac Toe boards are SO inspiring, that I also used the bottom row: Heat Embossing, White, Baker's Twine. OK, to be honest, you can also see I used the left to right diagonal row: Stripes, FREE (button), Baker's Twine. Boy, this was fun!!!


Thanks for stopping by and I challenge you to get over to the TTTC blog and grab some inspiration for your next card!


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

KIT FOR PURCHASE - DIY Father's Day Cards

We have a kit available from our One Dapper Dude card making workshop! I've prepped the kit and it's ready to go...ready for you to make five masculine greeting cards (birthday, Father's Day, etc.) AND there's plenty of product included for you to make tons more on your own!

The One Dapper Dude kit contains: Authentique's Dapper 6x6 patterned paper pad, coordinating 12x12 sticker sheet, bottle of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Navy), and everything [including embellishments (may vary) and envelopes] you'll need to create the five cards using the step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions.

Here are samples of the cards you'll make with this kit:









Kit Price is $32.00
Postage to addresses in the continental United States is included.


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Sunday, May 21, 2017



Hello! I've got some very exciting news to share with you all. A brand new challenge blog is coming and I'm thrilled to say I'm joining the design team. The new Tic Tac Toe Challenge is where all the fun begins on June 8, so go check it out!

The concept is awesome, brilliant even! Each Thursday a new Tic Tac Toe board is revealed with nine inspiration elements -- and you choose three to create an original card using a row of three. Just like the game Tic Tac Toe, it's all about three in a row (across, down, and diagonally). All the details and rules are can be found HERE.

So, stop by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog and meet the fabulous design team, too. I'm so looking forward to sharing in the fun and inspiring you to grab a row on the brand new Tic Tac Toe board every Thursday. It all begins June 8 -- see you there!


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Guys & Dolls

Here's wishing all you mommas a Happy Mother's Day! Whether you have human or furry kids, you deserve a big hug and something pretty to enjoy today.

And since we're thinking about celebrating, we should probably start thinking about the guys in our lives, as Father's Day isn't far off. Or, you might have a masculine birthday coming up...or know a guy that just needs a smile put on his mug! With these occasions in mind, I'm sharing a few of our May Card Making Workshop projects coming to the San Diego area in the next couple weeks.

Below is one of my faves -- when I saw this new clear stamp set from Art Impressions at CHA, I knew I had to have it! How my fishermen do you have in your life?!


And here's one using the new Spring Grumplings set from Taylored Expressions that gave me a chuckle (and there are several different hilarious sentiments to choose from)...


Finally, I pulled out all the stops with Authentique's new manly line called Dapper to put together this one for all the dudes behind the wheel... 


 I'm still lovin' the Nuvo Crystal Drops, too! Remember, if you're in the San Diego area (or maybe coming for a visit), be sure to check our CLASSES tab in the menu above to see about joining us for an afternoon of crafty fun.

Thanks for stopping by!


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