Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Peace Dove

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend has been wonderful!

I got a lot done today, preparing for my cataract surgery Tuesday including getting my art projects in order so they are easier to grab & work on.

Since I was so busy, I grabbed this dove image out of the infamous Bits & Pieces box and created this card.

After fussy cutting out the dove, I added a silver background embossed with Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Oval and die cut Peace out of white glitter paper using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Peace & Joy Word dies. I had a few stars in the Bits & Pieces so I added one to the background.

I hope you have a fabulous first week of December! Do you have any traditions you are looking forward to this year? Drop a comment sharing that tradition.

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Special Birthday

Hi Angels!

Many blessings for the week ahead. I hope your weekend was wonderful!

I got some tidying and a wee bit of organizing done today. I have been getting some extra rest & started some meds for my allergies & asthma to keep them from getting much worse that they have been. I am finally starting to feel a bit better.

After tidying I grabbed the infamous Bits & Pieces and created this card tonight.

I rarely discard a hand created background piece if it’s a decent size and this leaf piece caught my eye in the bits & pieces stack. When I used Catherine Pooler Designs Round of Happy on an earlier creation, I went ahead & put the opposite pieces together & stuck them into the bits & pieces too. A quick embossed background & a sentiment from CPD’s Happy Birthday Sentiments set & my card was complete.

Looking forward to more sorting, organizing & creating this week. There’s another Crop & Create Cardmaking event coming up for World Cardmaking Day weekend & I have some homework to do too. I have 3 events total to participate in for the remainder of 2021. I am certainly enjoying the online classes for my 60th year.

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Natural Smile

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a great weekend!

It’s been a stressful few days caring for our pup but he slowly seems to be on the mend. He has Vestibular Disease or what I’m calling vertigo with really inflamed nerves in the inner ear. It’s common in older dogs & can take a couple of weeks to resolve.

As much as I wanted to be in studio creating, I was just too tired the past couple of days. So I popped in tonight & grabbed some of my infamous Bits & Pieces.

I had cut an extra birdhouse awhile back & it’s been floating around on my desk along with the wood plank background that wasn’t the right color for another card. I added a sentiment & bird & instant card.

I hope to be back in the studio most of this week and hopefully revisit some of the great 5 Ways in 5 Days projects. I’ve eliminated as much extra from my week as possible so I can be near Reilly while he continues to heal. A fairly quiet week will be good for both of us.

May your week be full of sunshine & smiles.

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Simon Says Stamp

Butterfly Hugs

Hi Angels!

Another quick card tonight inspired by the bits & pieces on my worktop. Today & tomorrow busy errand days.

I did grab my new Simon Says Stamp Pinpoint Starlets 3D embossing folder to add some interest to the background but everything was pre-cut or pre-stamped from previous projects.

I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, My Favorite Things, Slimline Cards

Let’s Celebrate Slimline

Hi Angels!

I hope your 4th of July has been blessed with celebrating our freedom, family & friends!

A quick card tonight from the infamous Bit’s & Pieces box. I had tried this background from StencilGirl for another project & it didn’t quite fit so grabbed it & it’s matching layer to create tonight’s card.

I used a scrap of the handpainted backgrounds from last Monday’s class for the sentiment which is a retired My Favorite Things Die-namics. A few sequins & it’s ready to bring a smile to someone.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 54 – Nature’s Hello

Hi Angels!

I think I’ve finally got through the side effects of my knee shot & the knee seems to calming down, Yay!

Since I had a couple of errands today & we couldn’t miss the new episode of The Chosen tonight, I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box for today’s card.

Most of these die cuts have been hanging out in the box for about 3-4 years and when inspiration strikes made this great card. I cut the hello about a week ago to try for another card, it was too small & has been hanging out on my desk. Sometimes a little bit of this & that come together just right.

Tomorrow I get to tidy up the studio as the granddaughters get to hang out Friday. Hopefully they will enjoy coloring & painting or just hanging out to play.

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 50 Art – Keep Smiling

Hi Angels!

Spent part of the day working/planning some home projects and finishing my Father’s Day cards, which I will start sharing tomorrow.

For tonight’s card I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box.

A fun butterfly card and a reminder to keep smiling & sharing joy throughout each day. What the camera & the light box capture is always interesting. In real life the sequins aren’t quite that bright blue but in the reflection of the light & lens they seem to stand out more.

Have a Blessed Father’s Day Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 43 Art – Sweet Flowers

Hi Angels!

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend! We had lovely sunshine after a quick storm rolled through in the wee hours of the morning.

Today’s card features some leftovers from my desk before they reached the infamous Bits & Pieces box.

I’m in the process of cleaning up my worktops so it made sense to create some from the bits of recent cards & a scrap from the patterned paper file.

This card is sweet & simple & will make someone smile. The best kind of card to make.

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Unity Stamp Co, Whimsy Stamps

Gloriously 60 Day 42 Art – Adventure

Hi Angels!

It’s been a long but fun day as I had the granddaughters today. So I dove into the infamous Bits & Pieces box & the scraps for tonight’s card.

This neutral design is great for the guys. The train was leftover from a class last year using Whimsy Stamps Enjoy the Journey set & the sentiment if from Unity Stamp Co Scout Adventure set.

Off to get some rest.

Have a Fabulous Saturday!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 34 Art – Purple Birthday

Hi Angels!

I was finally able to catch up with a few things today after our trip including some much needed rest.

I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box to create today’s card.

I watched a couple of short art videos & one inspired me to dig into my Bits & Pieces box. Everything was already pre-cut, I just added a hint of stenciling to the white oval to give it a little more pizzazz. Fast & easy.

I’m hoping to spend a bit more time creating tomorrow. Hubby is still home on vacation so sometimes what I plan doesn’t match up with what he plans.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!