Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Crate, Lawn Fawn

Bloom Wildly Creative Crate – Lawn Fawn Class

Hi Friends!

I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

I’m participating in my first virtual retreat of the year with Firefly Farms Creative Crate Bloom Wildly Cardmaking event. It’s my first Creative Crate weekend and it has been wonderful all week leading up to the weekend. They positively spoiled us with little daily gifts.

Tonight’s class was with the new Lawn Fawn release that just launched yesterday, retreats have perks.

Taught by the wonderful Jenn Shurkus we created 3 fun spring cards. I just love the barn & the goats! I also enjoyed making a Flipping Awesome interactive card and the cute Hello Spring.

One class down, 3 to go plus I’m putting the finishing touches on a Bible journaling page this weekend. Stay tuned.


Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Lawn Fawn, Mini Books & Albums, SCT Sampler

God is Love Tag Book

Hi Friends!

While I do the dishes in the evening, I often watch Youtube videos of some of my favorite creators.

I paired some older Bo Bunny Valentine Collection paper with My Happy Space Love Is Bible Devotional kit and a video by Michelle Allen, A Creative Operation to create this tag book to put my Love Is projects in. The little book allows me to do some quick Bible Journaling art in.

I decorated the cover this evening. I may add a wee bit more but for now it’s a start.

While sorting out & purging, I found a few sheets of Bo Bunny’s Sweet Nothings Collection from several years ago. Then I saw the video by Michelle pop up & thought why not create the tag book. I used Lawn Fawn’s Oliver’s Stitched ABC’s & SCT Sampler Love dies to create the wording for the cover with some punched hearts & a journal card from the Love Is Devotional Kit. I did ombre ink blending on the letters & added some white pen accents.

As soon as I can get my video system back up, I will do some walk throughs of this album & the couple of others I have created lately.

I hope you are having a great 2nd week of February. Spread some love & kindness.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions

Snowflake Fun Part 2 – Get Cracking on Christmas

Hi Friends!

I was so busy having fun with the alcohol ink & die cuts the other evening that I only got one of my cards completed.

So here is part 2:

Not one to waste alcohol ink scraps, I cut some more Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes out of the leftovers. I also used Lawn Fawn’s Snowflake Background stencils & Snow Day stamps for card #1.

I decided to play with both silver & gold foils with the alcohol inks so this is my gold card. It also features LF Stitched Snowflakes & Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas.

Since I was using up glitter paper scraps, I now have several more snowflakes ready to go for future projects. I have a couple projects going to use up more of my scraps. I’m determined to thin out the studio even more this year.

I hope you have had a blessed weekend! Enjoy the week ahead & spread some kindness.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions

7th Birthday Critter Fun

Hi Friends!

Today my oldest granddaughter celebrated her 7th birthday & this Grammy had lots of fun creating her card.

I don’t make interactive cards very often but this was fun. I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape die, Scootin’ By & Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop stamps & dies along with Taylored Expressions Gifted Background.

She enjoyed her card almost as much as the marble run set we got for her.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Art Inspiration, Cards, Lawn Fawn

Snowflake Fun – Get Cracking On Christmas

Hi Friends!

Today started with wind chills around 1 degree…..brrrr! and a trip to the eye doctor for my final after cataract surgery check-up. I can see at 20/15 so for someone who was very near sighted, that’s really good.

Another goal this year is to participate in Jenn Shurkus’s Get Cracking On Christmas monthly events. It’s a great way to tackle a couple of Christmas cards each month, play with some Christmas supplies I haven’t gotten to yet & be ahead of the game for Christmas cards for 2022.

Tonight I was going to finish up a couple of unfinished cards from the Creative Journey Art Retreat but Jenn was playing with alcohol inks, something I haven’t done in quite awhile so I dug them out to create with.

It’s always fun to try & capture photos in the evening of shiny objects but I think I got enough of the silver foiling over the alcohol ink to see how it gives a beautiful marble vein effect. The snowflakes are the Stitched Snowflakes dies from Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is from the infamous Bits & Pieces box. I have 2 more cards to finish from tonight’s playtime.

So is it too early in the year to make Christmas cards or can you roll with anytime of the year?


Art Inspiration, Cards, Lawn Fawn, Purple Onion Designs

Gather Round The Tree – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

Sometimes it’s a good thing that I have items already created to share. Today was errand day & I didn’t get to spend anytime working on art. Fortunately I’m still pretty much just running errands once a week.

I finally got these cards assembled from the Creative Journey Art Retreat 2 weekends ago and some glitter accents added.

These are so fun. The first card features Lawn Fawn Joy To All, Stitched Snowflake Backdrop and the sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Home. The second card features Purple Onion Designs Stacey Yacula Chestnut – bear, Tinsel – squirrel and Sparkle Tree and Warm Winter Thoughts sentiment set.

I hope you are having a great week and sharing some kindness along the way.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Lawn Fawn, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Lawn Fawn Frosties – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

I finally got my Lawn Fawn class finished from my Crop & Create event the first of the month. One more class to complete. Yay!

Lawn Fawn brought Frosties out of retirement at the request of Jenn Shurkus for this event and created a matching die & stencil set to go with the stamps.

Jenn is a great teacher & these were lots of fun with watercolor & blending techniques and a finishing touch of Stickles. And in typical SASS style, I switched up a couple just a wee bit.

I can’t wait for this weekend for Jenn’s Creative Journey Holiday Card event. 12 cards in 2 days, although we will have the granddaughters part of Saturday so I’ll have to make up a few after the weekend. I’m hoping I have time this week for a little bit of a head start.

Enjoy your day and make someone smile!

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, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, home & holiday projects, Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders

Gloriously 60 Day 45 Art – Sweet Summer

Hi Angels!

Tonight’s class was the final installment of our 12 x 12 Seasons Samplers – Sweet Summer. I had so much fun designing this.

I started off with another idea with the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On & while looking for some other dies came across the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lake Scene Die set. The other dies are older Spellbinders sets & the sentiments are also Elizabeth Craft Designs. What says summer better than days at the lake, birds singing & a gazebo to hang out with the family.

All the pieces feature ink blending with Distress Oxides. The main pieces include Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserve. The accent pieces have Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral & Seedless Preserves.

I have a quiet week ahead so that means more studio time, Yay!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Lawn Fawn

Gloriously 60 Day 44 – Birdhouse Hello

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

I am putting the finishing touches on tomorrow’s class and grabbed what I had on my worktop to make tonight’s card.

This card definitely has a mixed media feel with the watercolor mop up piece I used for the birdhouse & bird plus the reverse print of the polka dot stencil background I used to create the main polka dot pattern. I used Lawn Fawn’s Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-on to create this card.

Have a Fabulous Week!