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Monday, February 11, 2019

Stitching Garden: A favorite

Hello, and welcome!
I am posting today as part of Laurie's Fabulous Favorites Challenge at Papertrey Ink. Who could resist the challenge to feature one of our favorite sets? It was a hard choice, I love all the florals, but Stitching Garden is hands down my favorite. 



 I layered the beautiful Scalloped Stacker Frame over Bitty Big paper in Green Parakeet, and built my florals on top of a layer sponged with polka dots for added softness. I bit of pink luster drops highlight the flower centers.
It's rainy here and I'm ready for a stay at home day today after a busy weekend. Hope your week is getting off to a great start!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

TWO for Mojo Monday

Hello! Just a quick post from me as I want to make the deadline for the Mojo Monday challenge tonight! I pulled out some patterned papers and the Glorious Globes set from Papertrey Ink and came up with two cards. 

I'd never used this set before and it was on my must-do list for January. I'm glad I inked it up, I see so many possibilities with the globe images and cute sayings. 

My first card uses the sketch as shown. I love that Julee gives us the measurements as it really helps, especially with a sketch with many layers like this one. 

Here's the card. 




Here's the sketch. 



Since I had all the stuff out, I put together a second card using the same stamps and different papers. This time I turned the sketch on its side. 




So glad you have come by today. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

My Monthly Hero January Card Kit 2019

Hello! Happy Friday. I can't believe one more week has gone by! 
I created three cards over this past week using the monthly kit from Hero Arts, and I have to tell you how much I love this kit! The stamps and dies are super fun but you get many other supplies as well that make it a terrific value. I began by stamping the images, coloring them with Copics, and then die cutting them. 



The stamps involve a fabulous floral shop display that I featured in the first card. I just love that bicycle image, I know it will be handy for many types of occasions. 


The second card was inspired by the patterned paper in my stash. Framing the three images with die cuts, I added only small hearts and some ribbon from the kit as embellishments. This one is so simple but you know what? It's my favorite. 


For the last project I created a shaker card using the heart-shaped balloons for a Valentine's greeting. 

As always, I thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a really wonderful day. 


Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!




Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Love the MUGS

Hello crafty friends! 
I've been away from my stamp room this month but I have squeezed in just a teeny bit of time to stamp. Using the limited supplies that I have with me has been refreshing! 

I'm popping in today with a re-make just in time for the Transformation Tuesday Challenge at Papertrey Ink. It's one of my favorite challenges because it encourages us to tweak a card that we've already made. 





I loved this card I made for my Christmas stash this year. 

Today's card shows a remake using the same stamps and a Valentine's theme instead. I changed the style from elegant to clean and layered. I kept it simple using die cut images, a few fishtail tags, and embossed and die cut details on the mugs. Crystal effects on the rose and striped heart add glossy interest too.




PTI supplies used: Merry Mugs stamp sets and dies, card stock and Penned Elegance sentiment stamps. If you get a chance, check out the challenge HERE to see the beautiful cards Laurie made!
I enjoyed sharing this with you. Hope your day is wonderful! 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Just Give Me Stamps

Hello everyone, I am glad to welcome you to my blog this January 2019! I hope the new year is off to a good start for you. 
I intended to tell you that I'm taking a break from my blog for this month, but as it turns out, I have some cards to share.
I should have titled this "Just Give Me Stamps - with flowers on them" because that is what I love! 
You can take me out of the craft room but the stamps must come along, HA!




Both cards were stamped with the SSS Mandy's Flowers set and colored with Copic markers. Papers and that gorgeous scalloped die are from PTI. 
That's it for me. Wishing you a wonderfully fresh day, filled with love. 


Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!





Friday, December 21, 2018

You're the BEST!

Hello everyone! 
I pulled out some spring flowers, inspired to play along with the Create Along With Us Challenge at PTI.  Made my card and alas, missed the chance to share it there. So I'm hopping in to share it as part of the Transformation Tuesday challenge. I hope it's OK with the challenge hosts to make a second card with the leftover part of a first card. It does transform the card layout! 
Here's the first card made with the PTI Seasonal Borders Spring stamps and dies, and Penned Elegance.



For the second card, I incorporated the die cut circle from the first card, and added a sentiment from Bold Basics. 


I used a new to me technique called Floating Die Cut Frames that Jennifer shared on her blog last week, find her great tutorial HERE

You can get an idea of how the die cut pieces fit together to make a raised panel on the card with the help of Press N Seal to lay it out. 


Keeping this short today but I must say it feels good to see bright spring colors and flowers here on the page! It's also good to have two encouragement cards ready to go.


Thanks so much for stopping in. Have a great day! I don't tell you often enough how much you encourage me. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas holiday. 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!











Inks used : PTI - Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and Simply Chartreuse. WPlus9 - Queen Bee.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Celebrate In Style

Hello everyone! 
I've been so caught up in Christmas preparations and events. Have really missed my crafting and regular posts. It's a busy time of year but I'm delighted to be able to stamp today as the featured guest stamper at CAS(E) this Sketch! I'm so honored to stamp again with this talented team of designers. 

I need a card to be on hand for a January guy birthday and I wanted to create a classy style. Choosing bold neutrals with gold gave me a great head start on a card that could also double as a New Year's greeting.




I'm way out of my comfort zone with two grays and black but they do look really good with lots of white and gold accents. 
Here's the sketch. 


You can find the challenge HERE and it will be in play for two weeks. Hope you will check out the wonderful projects and make your own to join in the fun! 
Thanks for your visit. Hope you have many good things to celebrate today.   

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!










Supplies used:
Stamps: none
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU - Basic Gray and Basic Black, WPlus9 - Fog, Gold Foil paper

Accessories: Sissix - Celebrate die, SU - Starblast Edgelit Die (retired)