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, Pinkfresh Studio, Quick & Easy Design, SCT Sampler

Quick & Easy Card Design – Sweetheart

Hi Angels!

Today’s card is a quick make. I had absolutely no idea in mind other than a short break from the Christmas cards waiting to be finished. So since I barely touched or worked with my SCT Samplers last year, I grabbed a kit, shook it out & put this card together in about 15 minutes.

I grabbed the May kit as it had this beautiful scripty diecut Sweet and decided a Valentine or love card was perfect. The kit also included samples of Pinkfresh Studio’s Happy Heart collection and these flowers were perfect for the background. I grabbed some scrap glitter paper and grabbed a heart die to add into the design, some clear confetti sequins & instant card.

Now looking at it you might think it’s off center but sometimes being off center draws the eye more and garners a 2nd look. It’s always fun to play outside the box or rules.

PS: I opted out of my SCT Sampler Subscription this year. One of my goals is to work with what I already have & I have limited myself to a couple of monthly kits & some classes & events. There were so many things I didn’t touch as it came in last year and after years of creating, I definitely have a healthy stash to work with. The events will give me new goodies to play with in addition to the kits. Hopefully my budget will thank me. LOL!

Have a wonderful Friday!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio, UFO - Unfinished Projects

Winter Foliage – UFO #1

Hi Angels!

I got busy today on my first house project of the year clearing the upstairs bonus room. My goal is to have it finished by the end of January. It tends to become a catch-all year round & it actually houses an office area for hubby, our weight machine & soon our chin-up bar for workouts plus extra household supplies.

It did house my sewing area but I moved the sewing machine to the studio so I can sew on some of my paper projects. Now I just need to determine what sewing items can stay in storage drawers upstairs & which need to be in the studio.

I have about 3 new projects to get started on but I’m still adjusting to my new schedule for the year while dealing with migraines. So tonight I grabbed a UFO to finish. If you are not familiar with the term, in the crafty world a UFO is an unfinished object or project.

I had all the stamp & color work done for my bonus cards from the Pinkfresh Studio event in October but haven’t finished putting them together. This one features the Winter Foliage stamp & stencil set with the Art Deco and Large Snowflakes dies. I switched the design elements up just a bit from the original and love the simple elegance it created. Bonus, first Christmas card complete for 2023.

Look for more UFO posts throughout 2023. It’s one of my yearly goals to finish up previous classes & work on kits I purchased & haven’t done anything with yet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio, Taylored Expressions

Joy To The World

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas day and are looking forward to the New Year ahead.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:5-6 ESV

Taylored Expressions Peace on Earth cutting plate and Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Sentiments.

May you walk in the light of His glorious grace.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

December Round-Up Floral Bauble

Hi Angels!

I hope your holiday week is off to a great start.

Today I am sharing the last of the Pinkfresh Create & Connect cards I completed. I actually have a couple left to finish so maybe after the New Year.

This set is called Floral Bauble and included a matching stamp, die & stencil. We call these kissing balls or pomanders. Either way they are beautiful. I also used the Art Deco Frame, Snowflakes Coverplate & Kaleidoscope stencil for these cards.

Which is your favorite? I am partial to the pink one but both are beautiful.

Thanks for stopping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

December Round-Up Beautiful Snowflakes Part 2

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Please stay safe and warm this week with the upcoming cold snap.

I have more beautiful snowflakes to share today from the Pinkfresh Studio Create & Connect event.

While we were working primarily in blues & greens, I can see these cards done in a variety of color blends. I found it easier to color blend and then diecut the delicate snowflakes for card 1 and the vellum snowflakes on card 2 make a lovely soft background. Cutting multiple white images & then adding color is a great way to use up your scraps and using different techniques & materials for your diecuts make them more versatile & stretches your creative possibilities. These would make stunning winter birthday cards too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

December Round-Up Beautiful Snowflakes Part 1

Hi Angels!

While the October Pinkfresh Studio Create & Connect was one of my favorites all year, ironically I haven’t even started the May event yet. We left on our anniversary trip & I never got around to starting it. In 2023 I am planning to work on some kits I haven’t played with yet.

I just love the snowflake supplies we received in our October event and the designs were just fabulous to work on.

The card on the right was our class design, I did the card on the left immediately after because I kept envisioning one with silver. Silver & gold, silver & gold. We used the Snowflakes Cover Plate die, Large Snowflakes dies, Christmas Sentiments stamps & die set and the Art Deco Frame die set. I color blended with Distress Oxides.

Thanks for popping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

December Round-Up Winter Foliage

Hi Angels!

I hope you have fun plans for this weekend before Christmas. We will be heading to our local light display tomorrow. Literally 5 minutes down the road, The Downs Family Christmas gathers donations for our regional Food Bank.

I have to say that the Pinkfresh Studio Create & Connect Holiday event this year produced some of my favorite cards of the season.

The “2 for” split design was lots of fun to create and the elegance of the framed one is just stunning. The Winter foliage background stamp & stencil set was easy breezy to work with. The Snowflakes Cover plate die & Large Snowflakes die set are just beautiful & I love Pinkfresh Studio’s Christmas Sentiment stamp & die set that cuts a variety of sentiments out in one pass. Their all in one die design makes it so easy to create with their one pass feature instead of chasing a bazillion individual dies.

Thanks for popping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

December Round-Up Holiday Berry Branch

Hi Angels!

Today’s share is from the October Pinkfresh Studio Create & Connect Holiday event.

This Berry Branch is a beautiful classic design. The blue card has the Nuvo Glacier Paste Quicksilver on the berries for that added pizzaz and the red card is elegant with it’s gold embossing. Both backgrounds use the same Kaleidoscope layering stencil with a variation on the layering.

Thanks for stopping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio

Coneflower Birthday

Hi Friends!

Yesterday was our youngest daughter’s birthday and I had fun creating her card with Concord & 9th’s Friendly Florals and Hexagon Quilt Top dies.

Love the coneflowers in this set and I used some alcohol inked & foiled paper for the top layer and some hand painted paper for the bottom layer of these flowers, the leaves & sentiment. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio. The yellows & oranges in the alcohol ink paper give the flowers a bit of a fall feel perfect for a fall birthday.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight if you are on Daylight Savings time & enjoy an extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

Blessings!