Friday, March 24, 2017

#TGIF100 - Designer Spotlight - Mercedes Weber!

Good morning...and happy Friday!  I hope you have something fabulous planned for your Friday...and just wait to see what we have planned for you at TGIF Challenges today, too!

It's a special Friday at TGIF Challenges...for two reasons.'s the 100th TGIF Challenge...also known as #TGIF100!  Seriously...100 challenges!  What a amazing milestone!  And what could be better than that?  Well...I'll tell you what could be's a Designer Spotlight Challenge featuring the one and only, uber talented Mercedes Weber! 

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Click the image above to see the #TGIF100 Challenge details and to see what other challengers have created too!

As for me...I've been a Mercedes fan forever...and I had such fun cruising her blog for inspiration for this challenge.  It wasn't my first time, my friends...but I can honestly say that each time I visit I find fresh, new inspiration.  Today I was particularly inspired by a Mini Treat Bags post.  I loved the use of vellum to create the treat bags...and I loved the DSP...and I just loved everything else about it, too!  And so...these little cuties came to be!

My husband loves cherry pie...but in all of our 28 years of marriage I've never been able to master a great pie crust.  Ugh...not that I haven't tried...and tried.  And so...every once in a while I pick up these little sweet cherry pie treats for him...

and I often put make a bit of special packaging, too.  It's just a little something to make an every day extraordinary...or perhaps I'm trying to make up for my horrible pie crust skills!  Ha!

I love to create packaging that is kind of a sneak peek as to what's I used this adorable cherry outline stamp and die cut from the Biggest Birthday Ever Bundle.  Not only was it the perfect preview for the sweet cherry pie inside, but it paired well with the best things in life are sweet sentiment from the Suite Sentiments stamp set. 

And I just have to say something about these vellum Mini Treat Bags.  I. LOVE. THEM!!  They are perfectly imperfect...and organic...and if we were only ever allowed to make vellum treat bags...I'd be content.  

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How will you be inspired by this week's challenge?  You'll find the link to add your own project at the #TGIF100 Challenge page HERE.  I can't wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 91 - Andrea's Birthday!

Good morning...and happy Tuesday!  I'm back with Challenge #91 over at Stamp Ink Paper...where I'm totally enjoying my gig as this month's guest designer!  Oh...and this challenge is all about celebrating Andrea's birthday, too!  How fun is that? celebrate Andrea's birthday I wanted to do something bright and her!  I thought I might be able to find everything I needed with the Balloon Adventures Bundle and the Party Animal DSP...and I was right!

These charming Party Animal DSP prints and Embellishments seemed perfect as partners for the Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create my card...

and the coordinating tie it on tag is the perfect way to dress up a give of cash!  Check back later this week for a tutorial and other tie on ideas!   

And now...jump over to the Stamp Ink Paper blog for all the Challenge #91 -  Andrea's Birthday details...and don't forget to add your project at the link!  I can't wait to see what you create!

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