Thursday, April 8, 2021

Inspired By... Spring is Sweet

 Hello and happy Thursday! 

Can you believe it's already Challenge 169 at Inspired By? Our photo features delicious inspiration for you! I made up this yummy card for one of our sweet dear ones. I sure hope that she will like it! 

I was able to combine several dies and card stock to make this, too many to list! If you have any questions about the supplies feel free to post them in the comments and I'll answer you there.

The sentiment, banner and confetti are from the Cake Pops Dies and Sentiments from The Greetery. Doesn't this photo make you lick your lips? I once sang a song called, "Beautiful Candy - too pretty to eat!"

Now you can share how Spring is Sweet inspires you! We sure love having many of you play along. 

I am so glad you stopped by today. 

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Color Hues Pink and Green

 Pink + Green + Flowers = Perfection to me. So happy to have these gorgeous hues to play with at Color Hues Challenge #15 today! This is my second post today, so scroll down if you missed the first. I love sentiments that are general and for encouragement like the one I used here. Just Because is also the name of this set from Pinkfresh Studio. 

I have seen so many ways to color this floral swag and it always looks pretty! I decided to use Copics but I set out for more of a two-toned look instead of well blended blooms. The layers of color were softened by a pale shaded outline in pink. I didn't think there was any need for embellishments but I did use a layer of foam behind the panel. 

There are so many ways to interpret our colors this time, as you will see from the DT inspiration. I can't wait to see how you use the combo. We are happy to have so many of you joining our gallery!

I will also enter this at NBUS as it's the first time I've used this stamp.

For those who celebrate Easter, I hope that you will rejoice in the Risen Lord and have a wonderful day. 

Thanks for visiting me today!

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Inspired By...Carrot About Spring

 Well, if the title of this post didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will! Have you, like me, been seeing a huge crop of carrots on cards for spring this year? Bring them out for this challenge and join the fun! We say, let's keep calm and carr-ot on!

My card is about as quirky as the bad puns. I combined images from several sets and here's what I came up with! 

It's a tri-fold card. The fold is at the top and that panel tucks in behind the die cut letters. I chose to be inspired by the carrots, colors, springtime and puns. Here's our photo.

What inspires you? I can't wait to see what will be in the gallery this week! You'll find it here. Won't you join us? 

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Inspired By: Spring Into Color

I love it when the spring brings gorgeous flowers, blooms and splashes of bright colors. That's just what we are featuring this week at our challenge, Inspired By. What I love even more is when there is a sentiment that describes the season perfectly! 

I found the perfect combination in the beautiful stamps from Penny Black called, and Spring Day. Using my MISTI, I stamped the images on watercolor paper and used my Zig markers and a brush to add color to the images and the background. I didn't add spatters this time, but there are a few tiny dots to look like speckling on the eggs. 

Our challenge is calling for SPRING COLOR and I sure loved creating this card. 

We would love to have you play along too! It is always amazing to see how you are inspired. 

Thanks for you visit, I've enjoyed having you stop by. 

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Monday, March 22, 2021

How about a blast from the Past featuring Waffle Flower?

 Hello, it's a brand new week! I love Mondays and I am settling in to do a heap of card making this week to catch up and get ahead for some posts. 

Waffle Flower has invited us to share our past favorites with their products in honor on their 7 years, so I am happy to share one of my favorites. 

If you'd like details, you will find them HERE. I'm saying a quick hello on the run! Thanks for keeping up with me. 

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Inspired By.... What do you see?

Hey there! Hope you are doing well this day.

It's time for a new Inspired By Challenge! I am learning so much from these challenges because they really do spark my creativity. It's amazing how each of us sees the same inspiration photo but our designs can be very different and all very special! 

This week's theme is Bunny Roll.  I found a new stamp with this cute bunny in his pj's. Isn't he adorable! I colored with Copics in a very relaxed, cartoony style - no blending needed, so it's easy!

Of course with the quilt in the photo and the suggestion of bedtime, I had to include some patterned paper. The panel is made of DSP strips woven together. 

Here's a look at the photo and now it's your turn to answer. What do you see?       

 Check out the terrific designs from our talented designers, and give it a go won't you?

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Heaven Sent - Honeybee and dies

Paper: Neenah Solar White, DSP  - Reverse Confetti

INK: WPlus 9 - Coconut Husk

Accessories: twine

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Puppy Power for Color Hues

 How are you doing today? 

Things are going well here, you are just in time for another great combo challenge for Color Hues #14.

Hannelie has chosen a bold color combo of BLACK and WHITE for us. 

Now you know how hard it was for me to come up with a card with ONLY black and white, don't you? I was dying to add a pop of color. Getting the idea to make a get well card with these adorable puppies got me started. Here is the result! 

This slimline has already been sent off to a family member who just had knee replacement surgery. I stamped the pups in black and added accents to the eyes and noses with a black gel pen. On the inside is the sentiment wishing a speedy recovery.

I love how challenges help me to think outside of the box! The sentiments come from a couple of different sets, I will list them below. You can never have too many cute dog sets, right? After the ink had dried on the dogs, I embossed the sentiments in black on top.

I can't wait to see how you and the team interpret this challenge! We love seeing the gallery fill with your gorgeous creations. You inspire us!

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Puppy Power - Waffle Flower, Honeybee Stamps- Friends Furever, MFT Stamps - You Have My Heart

Paper: Neenah Solar White

INK: Gina K Amalgam, Versafine Black

Accessories: Clear EP, twine