Sunday, March 29, 2015

The elusive unicorn

Just a quick post tonight, I wanted to share the card I made earlier this week for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and the Color Q Challenge

Here are the challenges I played with.  Originally I was playing with the PSSparks sketch, but I missed the deadline, so entering it into anything goes. :)  

Here is the card I made.  The stamp set is te Paper Smooches Spectrum.  I love the fun and girly feel of this set.  I used SU! glossy white paper and it had a bit of a different effect with my markers, but I liked the way it made the shadows pop out. I had the pale plum marker but not the paper, so I had to use a slightly different shade of purple.  The DP is from Heidi Swapp.  I added some woodchip stars from Freckled Fawn for fun. 

Thats all, thanks for stopping this eve!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Delectable Dish with Fusion

OK, who's hungry?  If you aren't, you might be in just a minute and here is why....

Doesn't this week's Fusion Card Challenge look delectable?!  I surely think so and it inspired me to create something fun...

I don't usually use too much bright yellow on cards, but in this instance it just worked, so I went with it.  I love the bold yellow background and the washi tape.  I stamped the image from Penny Black on the white and then cut the ovals with My Favorite Things oval dies.  I then stamped the happy birthday and banner on Pool Party and cut it just so it would wrap around the cake stand.  My final touches include glitter on the cupcakes and the Neat and Tangled Sequins.  

Please head on over to the Fusion blog and check out the amazing creations the other ladies made. Then feel free to join us for the challenge. 

Thanks for stopping today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Colour Me #64-

Hello crafting buddies!  How are you today?

Colour Me has a super fun and playful challenge for you this week, check this out:

Wow right?!  Such a stunning image and I love shells.  I assume they are abalone, but I don't know. I decided to keep with the ocean theme. 

I love these blueprint stamps from Stamper's Anonymous, the seahorse is super fun.  I stamped and fussy cut it out and colored it with my copics.  I stamped the background on my Coastal Cabana paper before running it through with my circle embossing folder.  Then I mounted the seahorse.  I put that on some Bermuda Breeze paper.  I added some red pearls for that extra pop of color.  

So, what are you gonna make for this challenge?  Will you go with an ocean theme, or maybe patriotic or????

Here are the fabulous creations the other ladies came up with:

Katie Brooks  (that's me!)

Be sure to  head on over to Colour Me and check out the rules and join the challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Colour Me #63

Hello and welcome to another round of Colour Me!  This week we are playing with some colors a little more subtle.....

Here is what I made for this week:

I used some all SU! papers.  The Marina Mist in the background, with some yellow daffodil paper on top (can't remember the SU! DP line, retired) with another layer of Marina Mist on top in Top Dog Dies Modern Mosaic Die.  I used some fun sand colored ribbon in the middle, you'll also notice some enamel dots, the SU! floral stamp and the sentiment.  I soaked the sentiment in the brown ink to make the color. 

I hope you will come and join us this week at Colour Me!  We can't wait to see your creations.  If you need a little inspiration to get you there, you can find plenty right here.....

Katie Brooks  (that's me!)

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day all!  I hope that you are feeling lucky today!?!

We are having a potluck at work and I've made some soda bread and will be bringing some green St. Patty's Day punch.  Both compliments of Pinterest.  Don't they look good?

When the bread came out of the oven last night...well let's just say my co-workers are lucky it made it to work today!  Smelled so delicious!

In addition to that, I made a bingo game for the group to play.  My daughter has some paint daubers that we'll use to mark our cards, so fun.  As a prize, I bought a pack of shamrock straws from the dollar store. I packaged them in this fun gold and white striped bag and added this tag.  The stamps are from Lawn Fawn, colored in with Copics.  I added some Neat and Tangled Sequins, some twine and a little Pebbles Inc.clothespin.  Nothing much, but fun for someone I hope.  

Well that is it for today.  I hope you enjoyed this quick post and may the luck of the Irish be with you today! 

Entering this into:
The Pink Elephant- Pinch Me (use green)

Monday, March 16, 2015


Good morning and happy Monday!

It poured here in the Seattle area all weekend, especially yesterday.  It was a good weekend to stay inside. But you know what they say about spring rain, it brings spring flowers.  

Speaking of spring flowers, I decided to made some so I could play with the current round of The Card Concept. Here is the inspiration:

I went with the clean and layered look for my card, and here it is: 

I used an assortment of flowers from Hero Arts, PTI and Stampin' Up! for my blooms and mixed and matched them with colors and layers.  The background stamp is from Impress and the sentiment is from Versus Rubber Stamps.  I am in love with the colors of the flowers and can thank my Copics for that.  They color so nice and evenly, I really love them.  The little enamel dots in the purple flowers are the perfect shade of purple, they almost look clear here, they are from Pebbles Inc. All the flowers and colors together make me imagine stopping to pick a bouquet from the garden or wildflowers in the meadow....sweet little moments in time. 

I am also entering this into the Shabby Tea Room #248- Beautiful Blooms.  Here is their inspiration photo:

So that is all for today, just a quick post to share. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hi Fusion Fans!  Happy Thursday!  

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Ready....set....GO!!!!!!!!

The time got away from me this week and I didn't realize it was time for another fun challenge.  It may be because this is my second attempt at making a card for this challenge, the first't turn out.  I am trying to block it from my memory. :) LOL.   Some days you have it and some days you don't- you know what I mean?

Here is my card for this week.  I used the lovely feathers from Reverse Confetti on this.  I embossed them white on my paper and then used my Gelatos to add color.  it is a little messy looking, but that is the intent. The paper is SU! and the enamel dots are from Freckled Fawn. 

Please head over to Fusion and check out the other ladies cards, they are lovely!  You can check out the rules and submit your entry while you are there too! :)

Happy Thursday!