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!