Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Pinkfresh

Ornate Celebrate

Hi Friends!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Today’s share is the birthday card I created for my daughter-in-law using a future release from Pinkfresh Studio. Yep, participating in an event again that allows me to play with products before everyone else.

I picked out a Gel Press background with embedded silver leafing to cut out the new Pinkfresh Ornate Circle die. It looks a fancy flower or sunburst in this format. I did the cloud background with My Favorite Things Stamps Mini Cloud Edges stencil. The beautiful iridescent gemstones are brand new too and not yet available. The celebrate is a current Pinkfresh die and is cut from silver foil. I already have another idea for this die after playing with the different ways it cuts out. Stay tuned.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things

Mother’s Day Cards 2022

Hi Friends!

I hope your last week or so has been wonderful. I have been creating but not having the time to post between busy & allergies.

Today I am sharing the Mother’s Day cards I made my daughters and daughter-in-law. Lots of fun doing a few different techniques. A couple are inspired by recent video tutorials on Youtube. All the cards incorporate My Favorite Things stamps & dies.

My oldest daughter’s card has a combination of handmade background paper with shimmer paper added to a sparkling design paper.
My daughter-in-law’s card is ink blended, then I hand fussy cut the whole piece.
My youngest daughter is a dog mom so of course cute pawprints on hand dyed paper was just the perfect touch.

These were so fun to make and I’m settling more & more into creating for the shear joy of the process & to bring smiles to someone’s day. So I may not be posting as often but I am creating everything with love.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Unity Stamp Co

Simple Birthday

Hi Friends!

Sometimes it’s quick & easy for the win. I needed to get a birthday card in the mail for a friend & had a couple of foiled backgrounds ready to create on. A die cut sentiment & instant beautiful card.

Foiled cards are often difficult to photograph. The background of this one is all gold. The die cut is from a Tonic Studios die and the toner card front is Rosy Days from Unity Stamp Company.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, My Favorite Things

Up & Away Birthday

Hi Friends!

I hope you had an awesome weekend! We definitely enjoyed the time with our granddaughters. They will be moving a few hours away soon.

It’s May & my birthday month & for the past 5-6 years I have bee doing a monthly art challenge, but this year I have decided to continue to enjoy creating at a quieter pace & keep purging. Don’t worry, I’ll still have plenty of inspiration to share.

My oldest daughter’s birthday was Friday and I decided to create with Concord & 9th’s Up & Away Die set.

The best thing about having a background stash is I don’t always have to start from scratch to design a great card. I pulled this beautiful alcohol ink background to die cut the balloon, added a glitter heart and a silver basket to complete. I used My Favorite Things Stamps Stylish Birthday Die-namics with their cloud stencil for the background.

I hope you have a great week ahead. It’s definitely May in Oklahoma, we had a few storms and a couple of tornadoes this evening (no tornadoes near us). We are expecting more storms on Weds. Spring is here.

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Focus – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I hope you are heading into a fantastic weekend ahead. We will be spending part of the weekend with our granddaughters, YAY!

I have created a couple of cards this week and this Bible Journaling page I did yesterday while dealing with a migraine. It’s a rough allergy season this year for sure.

The focal verse for this lesson is Isaiah 26:3

You keep in perfect peace one whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. TLV

After seeing the video over on the His Palette group earlier this month and knowing cameras were involved, I came across one of the Mintay Mamarazzi papers at a local shop & knew it would be perfect for my page. I added in a printable from His Palette and used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Marker Alpha and Fall in Love with Jesus sets along with a stenciled background. Since I had already journaled this verse in my columned journaling Bible, I moved over to my Interleaved Bible to complete this page.

Enjoy your weekend!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Mixed Media

One Day at a Time – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!

Hubby & I ran errands & hung out Saturday and Sunday I did some more serious purging/organizing in the studio. So after my regular Monday house cleaning today, I worked on another Bible Journaling page.

This lesson on His Palette by Lynn had several verses to choose from and a great message to take each day as it comes.

I chose Isaiah 43:18-19 to place my artwork.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. NIV

We wrote our fears & worries underneath our art and then covered them up with mixed media. I collaged some map patterned paper down and added acrylic paint with stenciling over top. Added my His Palette Printable Moving On and added hand lettering which proved difficult over all the mediums but I persisted.

Hand you cares over to God this week and enjoy each day one by one.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Open Journey

Dwelling Place – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

Happy Friday!

I’m still busy sorting & purging the studio and in between I’ve been watching the His Palette 30 days of Bible Journaling videos for Kimberly’s 5-3-50 celebration.

Today’s page features Psalm 84:1-4

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! ESV

This is the first page in my new Scripture Journal of the Psalms, which has a blank page opposite every scripture page. I used Distress Oxides, stencils, The Road to Emmaus stamp set from Open Journey and His Palette Near Your Altar printable and a Posca White pen.

I have really been enjoying Bible journaling and as soon as the studio is a bit more orderly, (we are talking major purging & sorting at the moment), I’ll make some more cards.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Pink & Main, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Mercies – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I’m back with another Bible page from the God is Faithful Retreat. It came out so beautifully and features one of my favorite scripture selections from Lamentations 3:22-26

Because of the mercies of ADONAI we will not be consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness. “ADONAI is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” ADONAI is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of ADONAI. TLV

Gayle taught this lesson and I just loved using floral scrapbook paper to build this page. It’s a great example of being able to use any of our card/scrapbooking supplies in Bible journaling. I used 3 different Distress Oxides to create a soft stippled background. The paper is from Pink & Main’s Fantastic Florals paper pad. The stamp sets used are Sweet ‘n Sassy Marker Alpha, Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments and an old Verve Stamps set New Mercies (retired).

We are heading into the weekend. Have a good one!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, ConfettiCreativo, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Bloom – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

Yesterday was my one day in town running errands so didn’t get much done except some more studio organizing. Today I did some more organizing, took part in a live Bible journaling session on the His Palette Bible Journaling group and finished up another page from the God is Faithful retreat, all while dealing with a migraine.

Today’s video lesson was from Isaiah 35 featuring verses 1 & 2.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. NIV

Suzanne from Confetti Creativo was teaching this lesson, so I used a mix of 4 of her printables – Seasons, Consider the Wildflowers II, Promise in the Sky and Upsy-Daisy. The background includes 2 Sweet ‘n Sassy stencils – Mosaic and Grunge Grid plus Texture Tiles 1 stamp set. The small splats are from an old FSJ set.

The weekend is almost here. Have a great Thursday!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh

Find Your Tribe

Hi Friends!

While checking out some Bible journaling printables by Charlene Warwick Art, I came across a really fun printable called Find Your Tribe & instantly knew it was perfect to create cards for the Angels.

Even more perfect was the sentiment I found in my collection for the inside:

“Held together by friendship, love & a handful of crazy stories.”

It’s from Pinkfresh Studio’s Always Uplifting sentiment set.

Take some time to enjoy spring or any part of God’s creation. I know some are buried in snow right now.

Blessings!