Friday, April 28, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Had fun using Dawns technique for layering pattern under a window diecut.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Love all the inspiration we are seeing this month! I couldn't wait to make a pretty Mothers Day card like this one.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
I don't make a lot of clean and simple cards, but this was so fast! I got home from work, and put this together in no Time!
Saturday, April 1, 2017
I made a card for my daughter this morning. I picked up a little gift for her "just because" and I wanted to tuck this in when I send it. When I got to my craft table to put it together, the inks for this week's Color Throwdown were sitting out, so there you go! Just the inspiration I needed.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
One of my best friends is going through surgery today, for a double knee replacement! Praying all will go well, and I know she'll need some encouragement during the long recovery. She's in Canada, so I wanted something fairly flat to send. And I loved the Hang In There sentiment from the Keep it Simple set.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Had a chance to play with these beautiful colors this week!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I chose to focus on the picture with the bird in it for today's Blog Hop.
I went with a lighter background of Auqa Mist, so I could include some background shading and stamping. You can't see it much in the photo, but after sponging the sides, I used the music notes from Songbirds. The flowers are from Floral Sketches, the bird is from Spring Woods, and the sentiment is from Banner Style. When I got done, it looked a little like it was floating, so I decided to do some faux stitching around the edge with a Navy marker.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I finished my last project using one of my favorite floral stamp sets. How could I choose just one! I couldn't, so I had to choose the one that fit my project! I wanted to do a dark background like Stephanie had posted during the countdown. I used navy instead of black, and I love the finished look just as well. I'll add my sentiment when I'm ready to use it. It's always good to have one of those "almost finished" cards that would work for any occasion on hand.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Thank you Shelly on the forum! Because she thought of having my daughter snap a picture of this card I sent to her of her fur babies. I was SO excited to send it after I made it for the PTI challenge, that I forgot to take a picture of it!!
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Day 2 with Rebecca challenged us to make a pretty package or tags. I had been saving this lace cupcake holder, knowing it would make a great project, and today was the day!
The peachy pink lace cupcake holder is shimmery, and when Rebecca shared how she and her Grandmother collected pretty things, yeah, this was one of those for me! I've adhered it with spray glue and trimmed them edges. The sentiment is from Songbirds and there is a double layer of Melon Berry Bitty Dots and Vellum.
Now I need a wedding!
Yay! I bought these stitching stamps and dies three years ago! Time to pull them out, right?
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Yay for getting back to my crafting today after a week of vacation. I loved this new to me technique! I actually whipped out two of them this morning!!
Friday, February 17, 2017
I was so excited to see this set featured for 2012. I made tons of cards with it, and just loved all the possibilities for different color combinations.
I'm heading for vacation in the morning and visiting my sister-in-law who is an avid reader. So I will be taking this quick little book mark to her. I know she'll love it! Wish I had time to play more, but I'm off to finish packing!
I've got a baby card today, using Dawn's Background Basic set. I've also used her Boutique Borders set, and her Tucked In set is stamped on the inside!
Thank you Dawn for all your inspiration and wonderful designs. Today I'm celebrating you!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thank How fun to revisit A Wreath for All Seasons! I've now made my first Christmas card for 2017! I chose this beautiful card from Dawn for Inspiration. She always puts together amazing colors for her creations.
I don't own any of the featured sets today, but always loved the "On my Couch" set. I decided to use those cards as my springboard for today's card. I went and looked at the 2009 sets, and found one of my favorites, Vintage Picnic! I thought it was so innovative, and asked for it for Christmas that year. I was delighted to receive it from my kids. It was so fun to pull out and ink up again!
I added ribbon and remembered how you never made a card without it back then! I especially love to use ribbon when I don't have to mail the card. This is going to a coworker next week, so I don't have to worry about postage for bulk.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
No one does flowers better than Papertrey Ink, and Floral Frenzy is no exception! Nicole's beautiful color combination of Royal Velvet, Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse make for a gorgeous card.
I chose to work with the colors and use Daydreamer Flowers for my card. I left off the stitching and added a scalloped edge with some printed vellum tucked in.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Wish I had Spiral Bouquet! What a cool set. I love what Dawn does with her Zig markers, and although I only have 12, I wanted to use her card for my inspiration. I've used two of her stamp sets, Floral Sketches and Watercooler Talk, to create a card for a coworker that is off to a new job next week.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
I used my Frilly Flowers dies. I had to hunt them down, and once I blew off the dust, this card happened quickly!
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I haven't played Mojo Monday in a long time, but when I saw Julie's card using a doily, I couldn't want to play. You see, in my last order, there were some cute papers and a doily! You know how they always add a sweet little treasure in your order? Yeah, this is what happened!
I am making a set of coffee lover cards for my sister in law, who we're going to visit in February. Looking forward to making more, cause who can resist some cute coffee cards!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
This month we had a fun challenge of using a black background with a pop of color using a favorite floral. First, I used the stamps to create a background using white embossing powder. Then I used white Cardstock to make just the spray of flowers. And finished them off with my zig watercolor markers.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Today I got to open my new paper goodies, and just looking at them made me want to create! So I started by making a card for this week's Make it Monday.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Lizzie showed us how to customize paper one week, and I chose that ideas to create a simple Sympathy card. I used the smalle trio of flowers on an ombré stripe paper. The sentiment is from Words of Comfort.
Thank you for a wonderful year of fabulous ideas for creating. You all are awesome!