Thursday, February 22, 2018

Walking through the wildflowers

The calendar says it's only a few weeks until spring despite that pesky groundhog and the weather outside. But, I was hopeful and inspired by this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge board and I know you'll be as well!

With thoughts of fluttering butterflies and fields of green, I looked to the center row for inspiration and here's my card:

The patterned paper is from Echo Park's Homegrown collection, and what's the most charming vessel in which to put wildflowers? A mason jar, of course. This stamp and die are from Taylored Expressions and it's appropriately named Wildflower Bouquet. I also used a Taylored Expressions die to make that sweet little tag -- there are eight different tags to choose from in the set called Designer Mini Tags. To finish off this card with a rustic touch I used ivory jute twine.

Keep hopeful and thinking about the daffodils that are sure to bloom sometime soon, bringing a smile to your face and sunny days to your neighborhood. In the meantime, why not create a lovely card with our Tic Tac Toe Challenge board and bring that smile to someone's face this week!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Yummy Valentines

First, please excuse my photo. Second, please enjoy my photo!

This past Saturday my crafty friend Felicita and I took a little road trip to Chino Hills, CA to a LSS neither of us had even heard of before last week. It's called This N That Scrapbooking, and its services include a FABulous paper crafts shop, a dry cleaner, alterations and Fed Ex shipping place all rolled into one! I didn't need anything mailed or cleaned, but I was very excited to meet My Creative Scoop's Mindy Baxter and take her card class. She is a wonderful Copic colorist and I was thrilled for the opportunity -- and her adorable Lawn Fawn Valentine cards were pretty awesome, too!

So, if you live in southern CA and are looking for another creative outlet, go find This N That Scrapbooking in Chino and tell 'em Shannon sent you!

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finding Llove

It's time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge and my Team O buddy Jeanie Stark has come up with a fabulous inspiration board!

There are just TOO many fun choices to make here! For my card I chose the bottom row: Green, Heart, and Include Ribbon.

This sweet llittle llama, with his big ol' ears, is decked out in his favorite scarf and is out playing in the snowflakes. This stamp & die set is from Taylored Expressions and comes with a couple really cute sentiments. I'm not sure how this guy got that heart-shaped tattoo on his backside, but it's kinda' cute so I put Glossy Accents on it to, well, accent it!

Now, this card and these animal images provide us with a little zoology lesson... while the stamped image is of a llama, the adorable patterned paper by Authentique is scattered with well-dressed alpacas -- see their smaller ears? And in real life, a llama is much bigger than his "cousin", the alpaca.

I'll bet there are a million different ways YOU could use the elements in that bottom row: Green, Heart and Include a Ribbon. But if another row interests you, let's see your creation!

Check out the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog for loads more inspiration, too! Thank you for stopping by -- have a crafty day!

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