Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch #262 - Thank You!


HI Everyone!

Happy Sunday - woohoo!! Sundays are even more exciting for me now because every Sunday there is a new sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog!!! I am still pinching myself that I get to be on this team! with these funny, talented and creative women!!! 


Today, there is a brand new sketch (#262 to be exact) on the blog to play along with! So stay in your jammies and craft away this sunday (or anyday! :) 

I love circle elements in a card - so many possibilities to play with! I created a thank you card for a dear friend who has helped me so much in the last few weeks - I wanted to keep the colors bright and springy. I used the flowers and sentiments from the Rosy Posy stamp set and the butterflies from the New Beginnings stamp set paired with the Leafy Branch die  from Taylored Expressions to create this card:


Here is a closer peek at this card - love pairing elements from these two stamp sets together! Makes me so happy to create something for someone special!!


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Rosy Posy stamp set, New Beginnings stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Simple Stories (Hello Baby) paper pad, Sugar Cube cardstock (TE), Dijon cardstock (TE), Metallic Neutral cardstock (TE) 
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Pear Tart, Summer Sky, London Fog
Accessories: Rosy Posy dies, Leafy Branch dies, circle nesties, bling, foam tape, best glue ever, liquid pearls and scallop punch from EK success

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! 

Please hop over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog to see what all the lovely ladies have created with this sketch and please join in and play along!!!

Happy crafting!

Sankari :)




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thinking of You

Hi Everyone!

My card today is part of the Taylored Expressions Share Joy campaign that was launched in March of this year! It is the third phase of the campaign that is partnering with the Spiritual Care Department of the Unity Point Health System in Des Moines Iowa - who provide support to families whose loved ones pass away while in their care. 

The team has discovered that sending cards to the families significantly improves their ability to grieve in healthy ways and so if you would like to be part of this campaign - please send your Thinking Of You cards to Taylored Expressions by May 8th, 2015. For more information about this campaign and the GRAND PRIZE that is also involved - please check out this page on the TE webpage

I used the sentiment "Thinking of You" from the Love Grows Here stamp set. I kept the color palette simple and neutral with small pops of the Lilac Posie for color. The background was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. Sometimes when I am thinking of someone or holding them in prayer - I tend to be gazing outside - so I used the Arch Window die to die cut the window and then combined it with the Arbor Accessories and the Wispy Grass die border. 

I love the feel of the all white wood grain and flowers around the window - it makes it feel like from a fairytale.


Here is another view of the card: I added a little sheet of acetate underneath the window accessories for that glass shine - and left lots of white space around the center panel so it didn't look busy:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Love Grows Here stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE) and Metallic Neutrals (TE)
Inks: Lilac Posies from Memento Inks
Taylored DiesWoodgrain embossing folder, Arch Window dieArbor Accessories and Wispy Grass die border
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, acetate sheet, photo corner chomper, foam dimensional tape

I just love how this card turned out - it has such a whimsy feel for me - and this is campaign is such a positive and uplifting campaign that touches people's hearts in little ways that make a big difference.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Sankari :)


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Taylored Expressions: Pinterest Inspiration: Thinking Of You

Hi Everyone!!!

If you are ever  the Taylored Expressions Pinterest albums. This is such a great place to browse thru when you are starting to make a card and are needing inspiration. I like to make some tea and get comfy on the couch and browse thru pinterst - makes it such a cozy indulgent way to spend some quality "me" time :)


As I was perusing the gallery, I found this awesome card made the super sweet and delightfully lovely Wanda Guess!! Aren't those rainbow boots so super cute! What a great idea - love the colors of rainbow with a lot of white space simple - its just so happy and bright! So I went with the same colors and the same layout but used some different dies and stamps for the sentiment and image panel. 




I chose this sentiment "Thinking of You" to honor the Share Joy Campaign that was launched in March of this year which is the third phase of the campaign that is partnering with the Spiritual Care Department of the Unity Point Health System in Des Moines Iowa - who provide support to families whose loved ones pass away while in their care. The team has discovered that sending cards to the families signifciantly improves their ability to grieve in healthy ways and so if you would like to be part of this campaign - please send your Thinking Of You cards to Taylored Expressions by May 8th, 2015. For more information about this campaign and the GRAND PRIZE that is also involved - please check out this page on the TE webpage

Here is the card that I made with Wanda's inspiration - using the Just A Note dies from Taylored Expressions with the sentiment from the Love Grows Here stamp set. I used the rainbow theme with the musical notes die cut in different cardstock colors then framed it using the Frame In Frame dies and then stamped the sentiment: "Thinking of You" underneath it with a little accent of a heart and some dots of liquid pearls and stickles::


Card Ingredients:
Stamps:Love Grows Here (sentiment) from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Sugar Cube (TE), Salt Water Taffy (TE), Cherry Pop (TE), Lemon Meringue (TE), Pea Pod (TE) , Cookies Monster (TE)
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal
Taylored Dies: Just A Note dies and Frame In Frames dies from TE
Accessories: foam dimensional tape, Best Glue Ever, liquid pearls, heart punch, yellow stickles

Here is a closer peek - love the feel of that the frame die gives the card - and the row of liquid pearls and stickles - such fun!


I loved making this pinterest CASE of Wanda's card and hope you have a chance to play along with the Share Joy Campaign and that if you ever need an inspiration on where to start in making card check out the Taylored Expressions Pinterest Page

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)


Sweet Sunday Sketch #261 - Forever & Always

HI Everyone!

Happy Sunday! There is a brand new sketch (#261 to be exact) over at theSweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog to play along with! So stay in your jammies and craft away this sunday (or anyday! :) 

Love this sweet simple sketch - just a center panel and a little horizontal strip element perfect for sentiments, ribbon or some cool paper trim :)

Wedding season is approaching and I realized that I need to stock up on some wedding and engagement cards - so I went with that as my theme and kept my card simplish and used the Frame In Frames dies with the sentiment from the Forever & Always die frame from Taylored Expressions. I love the colors of soft blue and white for weddings - it has such a sweet romace feeling about it :) I added a little panel of embossing behind the sentiment and then popped it up with some foam tape:


Card Ingredients:
Taylored DiesFrame In Frames dies with the sentiment from the Forever & Always die frame 
Papers: Sugar Cube (TE) and Salt Water Taffy  (TE)
Accessories: scallop edge punch, liquid pearls, foam dimensional tape, Best Glue Ever

Can't wait to see what all the ladies have created with this sketch - please hop over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog to check them out - and we would love it if you would play along!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)