Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio

Coneflower Birthday

Hi Friends!

Yesterday was our youngest daughter’s birthday and I had fun creating her card with Concord & 9th’s Friendly Florals and Hexagon Quilt Top dies.

Love the coneflowers in this set and I used some alcohol inked & foiled paper for the top layer and some hand painted paper for the bottom layer of these flowers, the leaves & sentiment. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio. The yellows & oranges in the alcohol ink paper give the flowers a bit of a fall feel perfect for a fall birthday.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight if you are on Daylight Savings time & enjoy an extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Lavinia Stamps, Slimline Cards

A Foxy Christmas with Rufus

Hi Friends!

Busy week so posting kept getting pushed aside. However if I post tomorrow I’ll still get 3 posts in this week.

About mid-September a tutorial by Jo Rice for Lavinia Stamps posted on YouTube. I haven’t played with my Lavinia stamps much & I thought this was a perfect card to recreate. Here’s my version of Rufus:

I used Rufus, Christmas Charms & Fern Branch from Lavinia and substituted where needed like the mountain stencil, moon mask, sentiment and background script with other items I already own. I used Distress Oxides for the background. Rufus will need a special home for Christmas as he took quite a bit of time to create.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, home & holiday projects, Scrap Attack

Halloween Cards & Treat Bags Scrap Attack Style

Hi Friends!

I keep meaning to post but get busy & then it’s late. I got about 2 dozen buckets & bins cleaned up in the studio last week. Slowly but surely getting things in order.

Before we left for our trip, I quickly created a couple of Halloween cards & goody bags for our granddaughters to leave with mom & dad for today.

I have never been a huge Halloween person and tend to lean towards cute. With granddaughters, I think I’d better up my game for all future holidays. These were a great Scrap Attack project. I grabbed some Halloween dies & some scrap paper and had fun creating these fun items. The Hey Pumpkin is a stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs, the haunted house, bats & balloons are old FSJ sets & the pumpkin I think was from a Spellbinders set.

I put some movie theater boxes of M&M’s in the goody bags.

Have a fabulous November!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, home & holiday projects

New Home Holiday Wreath

Hi Friends!

I’m working to get into the habit of posting 2-3 times a week. Still doing well, working to get my steps back up to par this week, working on some creating & organizing.

Before we left for our trip, I was desperately looking for poinsettia flowers to finish this Housewarming gift for our oldest daughter’s new home.

She had asked me last season to create a new wreath for their home because their old one was looking a bit tired but it was a bit late to get started so I shopped the after season sales for this year. Then they moved & it became the perfect housewarming present. The problem was I had everything but the focal flowers & it was either too early in the season for the Christmas flowers to be out or they were the size of dinner plates when I found them. Their previous wreath had roses for the focal flower & I picked some up as my backup plan but I really wanted poinsettias. While on retreat we stopped at Ollies & low & behold they had the perfect size poinsettias, hallelujah.

I don’t do florals very often but I do like to play with them from time to time and bonus when it’s a gift.

So what other crafts do you like to dabble in besides your main hobby?

Over the years I have done just about everything related to crafts & sewing. The knowledge gained when you work in other mediums helps you keep a fresh perspective when creating.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things

Purr-fect Birthday

Hi Friends!

Well I was planning on coming home from my trip last weekend & schedule some more posts but came home with a sinus infection which of course is never simple to deal with when you have asthma. So I’ve been resting a lot this past week. The good news is I’m on the mend & back to creating.

We made a whirlwind trip during fall break to spend a couple of days with our granddaughters and celebrate Zoe’s 4th birthday a couple weeks early. Her birthday is coming up this week on the 28th but when your 4, anytime is celebration time.

I created this fun card from My Favorite Things Stamp’s Purr-fect Birthday set and cased one of their designer’s samples with a couple of changes of course.

This was such a fun card to create. In addition to the stamp & die set, I used MFT’s Balloon Party & Slimline English Brick stencils.

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend. It’s a bit warm here in Oklahoma but I’m enjoying soaking up the sunshine.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Honey Bee Stamps

Into the Forest Birthday

Hi Friends!

I knew I was going to be traveling this week to visit our granddaughters so there were certain cards I had to get done while on retreat. Mike’s & Zoe’s birthday cards.

Mike our son-in-law’s birthday was Wednesday and I delivered his card last week.

I was playing with an aurora borealis ink blend & decided it would make a great background for this card. I used Honey Bee Stamps Birch A2 Cover Plate & Base dies and the critters are from Amy Design Forest Animals 1 & 2. The moon is a circle die cut. I added a bit of shading to the animals with some ink.

I have several family special occasions to design for during the holiday months. I did not have an idea before I started this card but after perusing my supplies, came up with this design. What better way to design than to look at what I haven’t used yet or used in a while and see what inspires.

What things do your have in your stash to browse through that might inspire a new creation?

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art

Wisdom Before Creation

Hi Friends!

I squeezed in a Bible Journaling page while on retreat. I am still working my way slowly through Proverbs. I usually have 2-3 Bible Studies going at once so making time to create related to my studies is scarce. However during retreat I had a good hour to myself every morning to Bible study and absolutely loved the imagery from Proverbs 8:22-31 focusing on Proverbs 8:27 TLV:

When He set the heavens in place, I was there. When He inscribed the horizon on the face of the ocean,

A simple sunrise over the ocean done with ink blending & Distress Oxides in my Proverbs Scripture Journal. Simple beauty.

May you always be inspired to spend time with God in His word. It’s how we gain wisdom & understanding.

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Cards, Slimline Cards

Retreat Surprise Slimline Cards

Hi Friends!

I usually plan a little gifty for everyone while we are on retreat. This time I designed a whole class kit including the main stencil, precut card kit and confetti & snowflake sequins to embellish with for each Angel attending.

The plan was for 4 cards but I didn’t quite like the color combo on the first Let It Snow card I designed but decided to turn it into a card anyway so bonus 5 cards instead.

I used the new The Crafters Workshop Layered Slimline Stencils Merry Snowflakes and Holiday Words. These easy to use stencils design the cards for you. We used a variety of different stencil pastes for the words on each card and embellished with lots of sequins. So much fun and a great start to our holiday card stashes.

Find some time to plan your holiday projects this week. It’s always fun to plan things to bring smiles to family & friends.

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

Sparkling White Snowflakes

Hi Friends!

I have been so busy creating and between running around haven’t found time to post. I have projects from retreat, last weekend’s Crop & Create event & this weekend’s Pinkfresh Studio Holiday event along with a few individual projects. I’m going to see if I can schedule a couple of more posts this week to get this inspiration party in gear.

I’m going to start with an extra creation from this weekend’s Pinkfresh Studio event. While doing massive amounts of die cutting & poking out small pieces the idea came to design this white on white card.

I just love creating a white on white card. You’ll have to stay tuned because these Pinkfresh products haven’t released yet. I used the Snowflakes Coverplate die, Large Snowflakes Die set and Christmas Sentiments Stamp & die combo from our exclusive first use products. I also used pearl white paper for the background, white & silver glitter paper for the snowflakes, a silver embossed sentiment with clear confetti sequin accents.

The holidays season is in full swing. It’s a great time to “Create in Love, Share with Joy & Sparkle the World.” (Sassy AngelS Studio Slogan) Let’s see how many lives we can brighten up this holiday season.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Snowflake Beauty

Hi Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

I spent a bit of time yesterday creating a bit of Bible Journaling & my 2nd card for Eileen Godwin’s Christmas Workshop x2.

These came out beautiful even though I wasn’t entirely happy with my blend proportions on the first card, it was still too pretty to discard so I made it into a card anyway. The 2nd card has more of the faded blend to it as instructed. I love them both. I cannot tell you the last time I made a 6 x 6 card and I hope I still have some envelopes in my stash that fit. If not I’ll be making some.

I used Sweet Poppy Stencils Snowflake Aperture Circle stencil and Lavinia Stamps Liberty Stamp with some sentiments from my Christmas stamps.

I’m definitely got the Christmas creating spirit and can’t wait to play more with my Christmas goodies. I am finishing up a fall item too.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!