Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Trinity Stamps

Love Balloons

HI Angels!

We had a bit of warm today and now we start to polar plunge towards our next winter weather event. I did get out & get some sunshine today. I hope you had some sunshine to enjoy where you live.

It’s always fun when a company adds a little thank-you to an order. Even a sweet note is a blessing. I recently ordered for the 1st time from Trinity Stamps after using their products in a couple of different events and they included a small stencil as a thank-you.

I used the Love Balloons to create this card.

Now if you know me, I rarely make Valentines, I usually make love cards that can be used for a variety of occasions and today’s creation can easily be used for anything. I ink blended with Candy Apple, Kitsch Flamingo and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides, added some white gel pen highlights and hand drawn strings & bows. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Bitty Hearts stencil & Gina K. Designs A Little Love for the sentiment. Since I couldn’t trim the card down to add a mat, I outlined the edges with a black Sharpie & a ruler so it popped just a bit more.

If you are expecting winter weather too, please stay safe and warm.

Have a Wonderful Sunday!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Purple Onion Designs

Birthday Surprises – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Today is the very last card from my event a couple of weeks ago. I’ll have to get busy creating more new goodies to share.

A sweet little squirrel and mouse from Purple Onion Designs called Especially For You with a custom sentiment stamp created just for this event. A fun rainbow blended background, Stickles Glitter Gel in Moon Dust and some confetti from Trinity Stamps finishes off the card.

I’ve got a couple different projects in the works & plan on some creating & sorting this weekend. Do you have any crafty plans?

Stay safe & warm.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Colorado Craft Company, Creative Journey Art Retreat

Happily Ever After – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I got some more sorting & purging done today and found some more goodies for journaling. Always a good thing.

Today’s share is a wedding card from Colorado Craft Company’s Happily Ever After stamp & die set.

We colored in the images then watercolored in the background sky & grass.

There is only one card left to share from the Creative Journey Art Retreat. Then it’s on to a bit of variety before my next event.

Have a Fabulous Friday!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Lawn Fawn

Dream Big – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope you are warm & cozy. Looks like we got a little over 2″ of snow today and it’s still falling. A good day to stay inside & create. I also tidied up my work surfaces always a plus.

These 2 cards are so adorable & sure to make anyone smile, especially the little ones.

We used Lawn Fawn’s Dream Big stamps, dies & add-on set, along with Spring Showers, Diagonal Gift Card Pocket, Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle Windows dies. The dragon bookmark is a great extra on the card on the left and the see-thru double sided shaker element for the card on the right is a fun design.

Looks like I’ll have another day creating in the studio tomorrow. Probably won’t traverse out until most of the snow melts off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Honey Bee Stamps

Coneflower – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope your week is off to a great start. I got a couple of quick errands done before the winter weather comes in tomorrow.

A big bonus to the Creative Journey Art Retreat is the designs that featured items I already own. It’s great to have fresh ideas for older products. Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Coneflower Honey Cuts is a favorite.

We received the pieces already diecut with watercolor paper and watercolored with Distress Ink Reinkers. The reinkers blend beautifully. I got carried away with my paint splatters, it takes a bit of practice to get fine splatters but so worth the texture it adds to the flower.

Tomorrow will be a great day to spend in the studio creating if we truly receive up to 4″ of snow. If you are not a native Oklahoman (we are military transplants), you know to stay off the roads because Okies don’t drive too well in snow & ice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Gina K Designs

Never Lose Hope Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend has been relaxing and fun!

I still have a few cards to share from last weekend’s event but I officially completed them all today. Yay!

I just love how these butterfly cards turned out using Gina K Designs Never Lose Hope stamp set.

I love the bright hues of the card on the left and the softness of the card on the right, which I entirely changed the color scheme on. Fairly easy with color blending, however, the card on the right has a resist effect with white colored pencil on the butterflies that adds a beautiful highlight effect.

We have snow coming in so hopefully after a couple of short errands tomorrow, I’ll have lots of creating time in the studio this week.

Enjoy the week ahead!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Pinkfresh Studio

Citrus Blooms Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I kept meaning to post but between several hours purging & sorting on Wednesday, elderly dog issues Thursday & a bit of Friday it felt like too much effort. Today I have been sidetracking a bit but got a little finishing work done on a couple of last weekends cards. Just 2 more to complete.

The fun with these cards is I had already worked with the Pinkfresh Studio Citrus Bloom stamp, die & stencil combo in a Pinkfresh event.

Fresh ideas on how to use what I already own is always a bonus. The Pinkfresh Dotted Lattice & Elongated Lattice cover plate dies are beautiful and were great to work with. We also used Pinkfresh Simple Sentiments: You stamp & dies.

I’m determined to make most of my January goals both creatively and around the house. I’ve got about 10 days to do so. No sweat.

Thanks for popping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Newton's Nook

Newton’s Cupcake Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I have another fun birthday card to share today featuring Newton kitty from Newton’s Nook Designs.

This was such a fun card to color & create and I just love kitty cats. It also features Newton’s Nook Essential Alphabet and Frames & Flags die sets. I added Penny Black Balloon dies to the mix since I didn’t have anyone in mind for the Honey Bee Stamps Balloon Number die cuts included in the card kit.

I have just 3 cards to finish from the weekend, hopefully tomorrow I can get them done. First on the agenda is about 3 hours of sorting, organizing & purging. Since I am usually home on Wednesdays, that’s the day that got designated for home projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Gina K Designs, Simon Says Stamp

Birthday Balloons Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

I hope your week is off to a great start. Some of the Angels came over for a get-together, we visited & did some creating. Time with friends makes a perfect start to the week.

We always need birthday cards and the weekend’s event provided a few to choose from including these 2 made with Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons set & Gina K Designs Layered Confetti stencils.

Jenn Shurkus enjoys mixing & matching products from different companies during this retreat. Mixing up your supplies expands your creative options & gets you thinking outside of the box.

These were lots of fun to color & create. The blue & green card was straight up coloring & stenciling. The multi-color balloons included some Stickles Glitter Gel through the stencil for shimmer & texture. It’s really easy to take a simple design like this & dress it up or down.

Thanks for popping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Hero Arts

Cozy Penguin – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

What a fun weekend creating! I finished 10 of 14 cards with the remaining 4 in the works.

Today’s card features a fun penguin that could be used for several occasions.

We used Hero Arts Cozy Penguin and Sprinkled Dots Stencil. We ink blended 3 colors onto the card base, then placed the stencil on top & blended the same 3 colors over top the original colors. It creates a fun ombre blend. The “snow” on the bottom is Ranger’s Moondust Stickles Glitter Gel placed with a palette knife. Then I colored & assembled the penguin & popped him onto the card.

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy tomorrow if you don’t have to work, I know not everyone gets a holiday tomorrow.

Blessings!