Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Penny Black

Ribbon Tree

Hi Angels!

It’s been a wee bit. I think I’ve caught up on rest from taking care of Reilly, who is doing great by the way & sees the vet tomorrow to get his staples out. Almost 3 weeks of doggy care.

While I haven’t been creating a whole lot, I have been sorting, organizing, doing some hand sewing & we got the new rug down on the studio floor. I have a couple of projects in the works and hopefully will be back on track to regular creating.

I was finishing up one of the classes from Crop & Create & stopped to create this card using the Trinity Stamps Ribbon Swirl Tree stencil that came in an order today.

I love designs that offer a modern twist or different perspective on the holidays and this tree is just perfect. I used Wilted Violet & Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides, some glittering snowflakes and the sentiment from My Favorite Things Merry & Bright set.

I hope your are looking forward to a wonderful weekend and a bit of kindness sharing along the way.

Art Inspiration, Cards

Panda & Bamboo

Hi Angels!

We have been enjoying a day of quiet & rest here at home, much needed with all the puppy medical happening. Reilly is on the mend and we certainly hope he gets healed up this time.

Speaking of healing, our youngest daughter had back surgery a couple of weeks ago & I put together a small smile gifty to help brighten her recovery days. She loves pandas so I used a Lee Holland digital image to create this card for her.

I used Prismacolor pencils & a bit of blue watercolor for the background.

I have a quick errand tomorrow but hope to organize a bit in the studio & do a bit of creating. I think I have my 2022 Word of the Year and I need a bit of planning time to work on a couple of ideas.

Have a Fabulous Friday & find time to be kind!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters

Celebration Course

Hi Angels!

As hectic has life has been, I did work on some cards a couple days ago. My Son-in-law Mike’s birthday was yesterday and I pulled out Kindred Stamps Space Explorers set to to create his card.

I made a quick ink blended galaxy background & added splatters in gold & pearl Gansai Tambi watercolor. Gold embossing for the sentiment & hematite embossing for the space ship.

It’s been an exhausting couple of days with Reilly going back into surgery & trying to get everything done I could to stayed holed up at home while he recovers a 2nd time. He had a massive abscess they had to go in & clean up, hopefully he is on the mend for good. We are so thankful for all the prayers & well wishes.

I have to say as stressful as the past week has been with a recovering puppy, I have managed a couple of acts of kindness. Sometimes it’s just a matter of changing your focus from your current situation to helping someone else.

Spread some kindness wherever your go.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Doodlebug Piecing Fun – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Almost done with my weekend of classes, I still have 2 to complete but may take a couple days since my pup will have to have a 2nd surgery for an abscess & I’m already a bit sleep deprived.

I didn’t think I would have as much fun as I did with the paper piecing Doodlebug class with Vicki Boutin but I was so wrong. It’s fresh inspiration for working with shapes & pattern papers. The die set is so versatile and the stamp set adds some fun elements.

This set and the papers were made exclusively for our event but if you have similar die shapes it would be easy to recreate these cards & even put a different spin on them. I’ll have to find time to play some more because Doodlebug included an idea sheet with even more fun designs to create. Primarily a winter/holiday set, Vicki also created a card for everyday by using the petal shapes for flowers.

Look at your dies & see if there are some common shapes you can create different element with in a new way.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh, SCT Crop & Create Delivered, Slimline Cards

Daisy Love – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

A short pause yesterday in posting since I was at the ER Vet with Reilly, he developed an infection in his incision area. They took excellent care of him & hopefully we are back on the mend.

Sometimes with the Crop & Create classes it’s difficult to pick a favorite. The Pinkfresh Studio is tied for the top honor with the Gina K ink blending class. As I’ve said before daisies are my absolute favorite flower.

We used the Daisy Slimline Layering Stencil with the coordinating die and the Scripted Greetings die set. Lea Lawson taught us the versatility of a slimline set as we created a regular slimline, mini slimline and regular A2 card. She suggested the regular slimline would make a great shaker card so I decided to go for it. There will be a matching stamp set when this set is released late this month that I can’t wait to get to complete the set.

I hope your Sunday has been blessed & you have a great week ahead. Don’t forget to share some kindness!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Grateful Blooms – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

I wish I could say the same but until Reilly is further on the mend, this furmama is on full time nurse duty.

Sunday morning brought our class with Cathy Zielske presenting the cool Concord & 9th’s Grateful Blooms stamp & die set. If you are familiar with Concord & 9th’s Turnabout stamps this stamp set is a slightly different take on a turnabout. The 2 main stamps in this set make a complete circle when stamped. Represented in the 2 grateful cards below.

Then we got this really cool 2 piece scallop circle die that has one element that looks like a doily. We were paper piecing just the white one but I figured if I was using the 3 colors I might as well make a set of three so I didn’t waste any parts. I had diecut some extra sentiments from one of the other classes so it was easy to make 2 more cards.

Concord & 9th also included the matching paper & inks for this class. Just love the colors they chose for us to play with.

FYI: sign-ups for the Spring Crop & Create happen a bit later this month if you’d like to join the fun.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Beautiful Color – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Last Saturday’s classes were filled with rich color including The Stamp Market’s class. My favorite of course is the ink blended leaves with glitter paste.

The Stamp Market provided us with a stamp set A Bit of Everything with matching dies, a beautiful leaf layering stencil and a selection of their colored cardstock we used for the die cut hearts card. These cards were so fun in their bright fresh colors.

Have a great Friday and share a bit of light & kindness.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Friendly Silhouettes – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

This was one of my favorite classes last weekend with Gina K. from Gina K. Designs.

I just love ink blending and these came out fabulous with the Friendly Silhouettes set.

We did masking with Gina K. Designs Masking Magic & it works so smoothly & releases so well from your project. Good thing I have a package or 2 on hand already for future projects. The stamp set will be released a bit later along with a new masking die set from Gina K. Designs. Some sets are exclusive to the event & some are previews of new releases from some of the companies. Always fun.

Have you been spreading a bit of kindness lately? Thanks to the event I have a couple more ideas I can work on but right now helping our elderly dog after surgery is where my kindness is focused.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Honey Bee Stamps, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

You’re a Keeper – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Looks like it’s going to be a week of quick posts. Taking care of a pup with multiple drains after surgery is a lot of work.

Finishing up my Friday creations from the Crop & Create event with Honey Bee Stamps cute little beehive set, You’r a keeper.

In real life I’m not a huge fan of bees but this is an adorable little set. We colored with markers and did a simple shaded background on one and a “smoosh” background on the other. So fun.

Don’t forget to Bee Kind.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Birthday Balloons – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

A quick post tonight as our dog had surgery today & is on restricted movement. He’s pretty tired & sore, poor pup.

On Friday Becky Moore from Photoplay stamps showed us how to create out own mask/layering stencil effect using our stamped image. The Happy Birthday stamp set was created exclusively for the event.

We did the blue present in class & I created a pink so I had one guy and one gal card on hand.

Enjoy tomorrow & spread some kindness along the way.