Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art, My Favorite Things, Penny Black, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Rooted & Grounded Bible Journaling 2023 #1

Hi Angels!

I have set a few challenge goals for myself this year including a least one Bible Journaling or Faith Art project each week or 52 completed projects for 2023. Since it’s the final couple of days in January, I’m a little behind the power curve on this project. Not to worry, I have some ideas and I actually hope to exceed my goal for this year. I’ve been busy establishing longer in depth Bible Study times & getting my exercise routine set.

My first page is based off my January Creative Retreat Kits Deeply Rooted study, featuring the verses from Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out it’s roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for it’s leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

I used a combination of stencils, colored pencil work, watercolor and word/alphabet stamps for this page. The stencils were from Sweet Poppy Stencils & My Favorite Things and the stamps were from Creative Retreat Kits, Sweet ‘n Sassy and Penny Black.

Are your roots deep or shallow? It is important in our walk with God to be discerning & directly in His Word studying, seeking His knowledge & wisdom. Too many outside influences have infiltrated the “church” and there are a lot of false teachings and half truths being touted as okay.

I hope your week ahead is wonderful. Stay safe & warm.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Lavinia Stamps, My Favorite Things, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Taylored Expressions

December Round-Up Lavinia Style Birthday

Hi Angels!

Today we celebrate our oldest son’s birthday.

I loved this winter stag card tutorial I saw over on Lavinia Stamps Youtube channel and knew it would make the perfect birthday card for Matthew.

I actually had very little Lavinia stamp supplies on hand for this card so I recreated the main background in the same style but had to dig in my stash for stamps I thought would fit the design. The deer is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Scene Silhouettes Woodland, the foliage is from Lavinia Swirl set, Taylored Expressions Bold Branches & Catherine Pooler Beautiful Beginning. The sentiment if from My Favorite Things Fabulous at Any Age & the script stamp is from Catherine Pooler Birds of a Feather.

When you see a card or design you like, you don’t have to go out & but all the product, just shop your stash for similar items you already have.

Thanks for stopping by.

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, Concord & 9th, My Favorite Things, Pinkfresh Studio

Celebrate Times 2

Hi Friends!

I love creating cards that make 2 with one design. I created the flower celebrate for a dear friend’s birthday party and ended up with a solid complimentary card to use later.

I used mainly items from Concord & 9th Exclusive Summer Camp, Celebrate Today Dies, Summer Blossoms Turnabout Stamps & dies and Let’s Eat Cake Stamp set. I paired them with My Favorite Things Roses Background (retired) and Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Blanket Stitch Slimline & Mini Slimline dies.

I stamped one panel with the roses background & created a second panel with an ink blended background, cut the celebrate die out of both & switched which background the word went back into. The letters are stacked on 2 more sets of white letters to create dimension & depth. For a finishing touch I added a couple of sentiments & sequins to each card.

I have been playing a bit more in between sorting & organizing so stay tuned for some more inspiration.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Pinkfresh Studio

Ornate Celebrate

Hi Friends!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Today’s share is the birthday card I created for my daughter-in-law using a future release from Pinkfresh Studio. Yep, participating in an event again that allows me to play with products before everyone else.

I picked out a Gel Press background with embedded silver leafing to cut out the new Pinkfresh Ornate Circle die. It looks a fancy flower or sunburst in this format. I did the cloud background with My Favorite Things Stamps Mini Cloud Edges stencil. The beautiful iridescent gemstones are brand new too and not yet available. The celebrate is a current Pinkfresh die and is cut from silver foil. I already have another idea for this die after playing with the different ways it cuts out. Stay tuned.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things

Mother’s Day Cards 2022

Hi Friends!

I hope your last week or so has been wonderful. I have been creating but not having the time to post between busy & allergies.

Today I am sharing the Mother’s Day cards I made my daughters and daughter-in-law. Lots of fun doing a few different techniques. A couple are inspired by recent video tutorials on Youtube. All the cards incorporate My Favorite Things stamps & dies.

My oldest daughter’s card has a combination of handmade background paper with shimmer paper added to a sparkling design paper.
My daughter-in-law’s card is ink blended, then I hand fussy cut the whole piece.
My youngest daughter is a dog mom so of course cute pawprints on hand dyed paper was just the perfect touch.

These were so fun to make and I’m settling more & more into creating for the shear joy of the process & to bring smiles to someone’s day. So I may not be posting as often but I am creating everything with love.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, My Favorite Things

Up & Away Birthday

Hi Friends!

I hope you had an awesome weekend! We definitely enjoyed the time with our granddaughters. They will be moving a few hours away soon.

It’s May & my birthday month & for the past 5-6 years I have bee doing a monthly art challenge, but this year I have decided to continue to enjoy creating at a quieter pace & keep purging. Don’t worry, I’ll still have plenty of inspiration to share.

My oldest daughter’s birthday was Friday and I decided to create with Concord & 9th’s Up & Away Die set.

The best thing about having a background stash is I don’t always have to start from scratch to design a great card. I pulled this beautiful alcohol ink background to die cut the balloon, added a glitter heart and a silver basket to complete. I used My Favorite Things Stamps Stylish Birthday Die-namics with their cloud stencil for the background.

I hope you have a great week ahead. It’s definitely May in Oklahoma, we had a few storms and a couple of tornadoes this evening (no tornadoes near us). We are expecting more storms on Weds. Spring is here.

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Scrap Attack, Taylored Expressions

Birthday Shiplap

Hi Friends!

I am still sorting away in the studio. Today I put in about 3 1/2 hours, whew!

Today was my youngest son’s birthday. My guys just don’t like to be fussed over for their birthdays or the holidays so often a quick & easy card is the way to go.

Bonus, this is a ‘scrap attack’ card. The teal is an old Bo Bunny paper from way back when, I had the right sizes in light & dark gray for the shiplap background from Taylored Expressions & to shadow the letters. The sentiment is a retired My Favorite Things Dienamics. Extra bonus, I got a new system to store my scraps in folders, I’ll start setting up tomorrow. Who knows what I’ll ‘scrap attack’ next.

This would be a great card style to have on hand in a few different colors & sentiments.

I hope you are spreading some extra love & kindness during the month of love.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Scrap Attack

Love You More

Hi Friends!

After running my last couple of errands today before the wintry weather comes in, I got some sorting done. Then to make a quick card, I looked up a quick sketch & created a “scrap attack” card. Digging in my scraps to make the card.

Quick & easy. I die cut & punched the hearts out of scraps and the black & white piece is from the scrap bin too. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Essentials Sayings set.

I hope to tackle more sorting & projects while “hiding out” from the weather. Several places have already announced closings for the next couple of days.

Stay safe & warm.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions

Anniversary Love

Hi Friends!

I spent yesterday doing some more organizing & sorting. Because I changed the location of a few items, I now have a really big sort & straighten project going on plus slimming down a bit. I see a couple of weeks ahead of hard work.

In between organizing I have started 2 mini albums and grabbed some items from the infamous Bits & Pieces box for tonight’s card.

I pulled a scrap of pink out for the mat and stamped it with My Favorite Things Romantic Script. Pulled a few sentiments out of my Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stash and used the die cuts from the Bits & Pieces to finish the card.

I hope you have a fabulous week! Don’t forget to check on your neighbors if you are experiencing a bit of winter weather.

Blessings!