Hello Summer – It’s me!

Hello Summer! It’s good to see you hanging in there with me this year!  Up here in Calgary, it’s been a hot one…we actually had the highest recorded temperature happen last week…and this week, the smoke has rolled in from the forest fires in B.C. But it is definitely still summer, so before “back to school” slaps me in the face in two weeks, I thought I would share some summer fun!

 

This was a little card set I made for Doodlebug not too long ago.  I love the colours on these ones…

…and these adorable seagulls!  This collection is called Sweet Summer, and it is just that!

I used one of my favourite card styles for two out of the three- the side step card!  I love that this card allows me to feature an image or a sentiment, but also create a bit of a scene.

If you are interested in seeing more of these projects, feel free to pop on over to the Doodlebug blog.  I have posted links to all the products used and a few more details about the design and style.

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your summer!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tiddly Inks Blog hop

Spring has sprung!  Truth be told, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen this year.  Today, we are outside riding out bikes and there isn’t any snow in sight.  Ahhhhhhh!

So today is the perfect day to share a spring inspired card for the Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!  And given that I can actually see green outside, I was inspired to bring some of it inside onto this little card I created!

I love this little stamp!  Called “Changing Chameleon” , he’s a fun little character for any theme!  I actually added in the tongue and heart with some extras that Christy includes in the set, but he is just as cute without!  And with a slew of masculine cards coming down the pipes for me in the next couple of months, I love having a more masculine image in my collection!

Now, if the weather is beautiful where you are, I know you are anxious to get out and spend some time outside.  But when you come in, get those colouring tools out and join us on this hop.  Christy has got the blog all set up so you can link up and we can see your beautiful creations.  It’s a fun way for you to join right in!

Well, I heading back out – the rain is coming tomorrow so I need to make the most of it today!  Thanks for stopping by, and for more information on the hop, click here!

Still Down on the Farm

Okay, I know that Easter is past, and one might say that the time has come and gone for a treat container containing chocolate eggs.  But I say, when Down on the Farm is the collection on the crafty table, it is the perfect excuse to bring on all fun things farm themed – including delicious chocolate eggs (like I need an excuse)!

And let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much more “down home” than little milk carton treat containers, so that is exactly where I went with this little project for the absolutely adorable and heart-warming Down on the Farm collection!

I decided to use some amazing primary coloured textured cardstock for the base of each container, and then used some of the great smaller prints in the 12×12 patterned paper collection for the accents on each side.

And then as the focal point for each container, I used an fantastic Doodle-pop to, well…POP!

I love the dimension that these Doodle-pops have and they are the perfect size for the little 2×2″ space I had on the front.

To add a little sentiment to each, I grabbed the funny Chit Chat die cuts and found one to match each of the Doodle-pops that I was planning to use.  Oh, and did I mention that I had choice galore – there are so many great sentiments in the Chit Chat collections that I could make enough of these treat containers to last all year!

Each container was then topped off with some of my favourite stand-bys – mini doilies, Sprinkles and a mini paperclip, all of which happen to be the perfect size for these little containers.  Oh, and if chocolate eggs are not your thing (besides the fact that we might not be able to be friends any more) you can fill these little containers with just about anything from candies to mini cookies to individual cupcakes.  It’s a farm-friendly project sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs,
Karen 

April Round Challenge

Okay, I don’t know about the weather where you are, but I am just about done with it here.  No, scratch that.  I AM done with it here.  We just celebrated Easter with the coldest one on history since 1940 and I couldn’t be more ready for warmth and green!

So what’s a girl to do – create a craft that screams spring!  And given that it is challenge time over at Tiddly Inks, it seemed like a good time to get on that!  So I grabbed one of the cute new images from Christy called Light Up My Life and got down to it!

I coloured up the image with Copics to match some new Doodlebug paper I have from the Down on the Farm collection.  The warm, rich colours seemed like a great fit with these cute fireflies.  Would you believe I have never seen a firefly before – it’s actually on my bucket list.  But I did a quick search and then coloured away.  I think this will be an image I go back to again and again.

If you are looking for some crafty inspiration,. drop by the challenge blog and see what all the DT members have been up to.  And then, get your crafty on!  The theme of this month’s challenge is all about the “round”, so this time around, don’t be square!  Tiddly Inks Challenge

If it’s nice where you are, enjoy the weather and send some my way if you can!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!