Thursday, September 16, 2021

Color Hues #26 Purple and Pink

 Here is my second post today, welcome! I love pink, but purple? Not a fan. Putting these two together was a tough one for me, but I know there will be amazing samples in the galleries at Color Hues

I went with patterned paper for a background, and some glitzy snowflakes. In my stash I found some purple mirror paper.

The height of my creative ideas came with coloring pearls with my Copic markers for embellishments. 

I like how the card turned out, but getting a good photo was tough. What do I love? The sentiment! Inside it says, "Just like the snowflake, you are one of a kind."

Sending you warm wishes today! Thanks for visiting. Hope you will play along with our challenge. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Snowflake trio die - WPlus9
Sentiment stamps - joy & happiness Penny Black Inc
DSP - Half Lines Unicorn from Waffle Flower.

Inspired By Hello Fall

 Good morning to you! There will be two posts from me today, so let's get started! First up, at Inspired By we're back with two photo options or a sketch for you to try. My project is inspired by the Hello Fall prompt, and I decided to step it up and make a shaker card. 

I was thrilled to see my friend Nancy's link to a whole sheet shaker card, including a link to a great video tutorial. What fun this was to create and I'm excited that it is fairly flat to mail. I LOVE shaker cards but don't love making them with foam tape.

Nothing says fall like bright sunflowers and a wreath, don't you think? I've had this autumn sequin mix forever, and I am glad to use some of it up. The images and die cuts are from WPlus9  Autumn Blessings set. I colored with watercolors. The wreath is adhered to the card base, and the banner is placed over the acetate layer.

I hope you will join the fun at Inspired By this week. Can't wait to see your creations!

I am joining Just Us Girls challenge to make a shaker card.  Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for visiting!


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thank You Friend

Hello! I love ending out the week with just a bit of stamping time and a card to share. 

I love flowers, and you can never have too many flower stamps, right?  The whimsical large images in the Simple Blossoms Stamp set  from Pinkfresh Studio were on sale for Labor Day and came to my house to play!

I inked them up using the layout provided at Freshly Made for a quick Thank You card. 

I added a large sentiment and black nuvo drops for the flower centers. 

Here's the sketch and I will enter this at NBUS too. 

We have plans this Saturday night! Will be joining friends who live lakeside and roasting hot dogs around their fire pit. That kind of fun really gets me in the mood for fall! Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for visiting.

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful! 

Supplies used: 

Stamps: Sentiment is The Greetery - Written In Ribbons plus dies
DSP is SU retired.

Accessories - The Greetery - Crimped Edges Die


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Inspired By: Back to School

 I wasn't sure I could manage to get a card made for today's challenge at Inspired By but I am squeaking by with a CAS thank you card. I will be needing many of those in the days to come. 

I always love this time of year when the school year begins. The weather has cooled some, so we hear kids playing outside in the afternoons. We are still grieving but beginning to look forward now that a month has passed. I am so thankful for the wonderful support we have had from the crafting community! 

I was inspired by the pretty rainbows in the photo of the classroom. What a happy and inviting place it seems to be! 

Here is my card. 

God created rainbows and they bring a promise of HOPE. 

There's hardly any stamping on my card - just the sentiment and the tiny black hearts. I used WPlus9 Postal dies and the 6x6 Rainbow papers are from Waffleflower. 

Thanks so much for your visit today. See you soon! 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Inspired By....Scrappy September

 Hello again, happy scrappy September! Our challenge at Inspired By  this week is to use scraps of stuff from your stash. Your project doesn't need to be made of only scraps, we'd just like you to tell us what scraps you incorporated into your card.

That was easy for me!

I found some already stamped images in the envelope with the Happy Pandas set, which I think is retired from MFT, and added paper from one of their packs as well. I loved the buttons idea and I barely made a dent in the button box but the buttons do look cute, don't they? 

Can't wait to see how your bits and bobs of scraps will inspire you! Thanks so much for your encouragement and inspiration!
I am also joining the challenge at 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Color Hues #26 Our Year Anniversary!

 Hi crafting friends! I am so happy to welcome you to our latest challenge at Color Hues! It's a very very special one as we are celebrating our year anniversary. We are so excited to announce a new member to the team - welcome Tracey! We are so glad to have you. There will be prizes as well as wonderful samples, so please join us! 

Karen has chosen yellow and orange for us to use. I discovered that the hues were so important with this combo. I experimented with card stock colors and patterned papers, but decided inks were the key for me. 

Here's my card! 

I heat embossed in white on Bristol Smooth card stock using the SSS stamps Beautiful Flowers. Blending inks in yellow and orange, I achieved an ombre look. The flower was sponged in orange ink, stamped in black and fussy cut.  I was delighted to find these gems in my stash from Pretty Pink Posh - Buttercream. 

I can't wait to see how you will use these hues!

I am so glad you could spend a few minutes of your day with me, thanks so much for your visit. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

INKS used: WPlus9 - Hayride, Queen Bee, Wild Mango. Distress Oxide - Abandoned Coral. Accents - Colored pencils, white gel pen. 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Summer Sketches

Hello, and happy Friday! I spent some time in the craft room this afternoon. Do you know I sing and do a happy dance when I come to this favorite spot and put the music on? 

Some creative ideas have been lingering on the back burner for days.  I really loved the Color Hues challenge to use Turquoise and Coral. I made a card but being in the midst of difficult circumstances I just didn't end up liking it too well. It is posted HERE if you missed it. 

Today's card uses those colors but with a bright, airy feel, and lots of white, reflecting my mood on this hot summer day. Hope you like it! 

Trying to use the Freshly Made Sketch yesterday was like work - and that sample is in the trash. The sketch, was not the problem, it's fabulous! Can you believe they've offered weekly sketches for a DECADE?

Adding a pale stenciled panel in the background allows the florals and colors to blend well on my card. Much better, I think.

That's all for today! Thanks for your visit, stay well. Happy crafting!

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful! 

Supplies used: 

Stamps: The Greetery  - Summer Sketches stamps and dies, Cotton Comforts
Ink: Altenew; WPlus 9

Accessories - MFTstamps - Brick stencil