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

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

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!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Brutus Monroe, Catherine Pooler Designs, Faith Based Art, My Favorite Things

Pursue Shalom

Hi Friends!

Today didn’t go quite as planned but that’s okay I still got a few things done including this Faithdex card.

I didn’t have any ideas for what I wanted to create so I looked through some of my newer supplies and decided I wanted to do something with the origami cranes from Catherine Pooler Designs Origami Cheers stamp set. In this design I have used them as doves of peace. I then searched out a Bible verse that would relate to my one little word ‘one another’. Hebrews 12:14

Pursue shalom with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. TLV

The “cathedral” window is created with Brutus Monroe Chapel stencil and a soft blend of Distress Oxides. I outlined the window, drew in the bricks using My Favorite Things Slimline English Brick Wall stencil and colored the “doves” with a Sakura Clear Stardust Pen which actually comes out a beautiful silver glitter. The verse is hand lettered.

Shalom, sweet peace my friends.

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Penny Black

Ribbon Tree

Hi Angels!

It’s been a wee bit. I think I’ve caught up on rest from taking care of Reilly, who is doing great by the way & sees the vet tomorrow to get his staples out. Almost 3 weeks of doggy care.

While I haven’t been creating a whole lot, I have been sorting, organizing, doing some hand sewing & we got the new rug down on the studio floor. I have a couple of projects in the works and hopefully will be back on track to regular creating.

I was finishing up one of the classes from Crop & Create & stopped to create this card using the Trinity Stamps Ribbon Swirl Tree stencil that came in an order today.

I love designs that offer a modern twist or different perspective on the holidays and this tree is just perfect. I used Wilted Violet & Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides, some glittering snowflakes and the sentiment from My Favorite Things Merry & Bright set.

I hope your are looking forward to a wonderful weekend and a bit of kindness sharing along the way.

Altenew, Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Classes, My Favorite Things

Christmas Wreath

Hi Angels!

Allergies continue to sideline me including the dog, who went to the vet unexpectedly this morning for severe allergic dermatitis, so I didn’t work on anything yesterday like I wanted and today was a bit slow but I got a card done & started another project.

I have been wanting to make this card since I saw the video by Verity Biddlecombe from Pretty Little Button during the July Cardmaker Success Summit. I had no leafy wreath stencils, so hunted down the Altenew one she used & ordered it.

I love how this turned out. I probably wouldn’t do a large batch but it would be pretty simple to assembly line about 6 of them in a short period of time.

I switched my colors up a bit from the video but it’s pretty much the same design. I used Altenew’s Wonderful Wreath Stencil, Catherine Pooler Designs Merry Christmas Word Die and sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes.

Hope you’ve found some time to work on your holiday projects. The holidays will be here before we know it.