Art Inspiration, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 55 Art – Ombre Butterflies

Hi Angels!

I hope you are staying cool where ever you’re hanging out at. We had a short break from the heat but it came roaring right back.

Tonight I played some more with the Hero Arts Butterfly Circle Stencil that was included in this month’s SCT Sampler.

This quick clean & simple design would make a great gift set for someone in a variety of colors with a mix of sentiments. The sentiment I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My Gloriously 60 art challenge for my 60th birthday wraps up soon but stay tuned, I have ideas already lined up for July & August.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 49 Art – Joyful Smile

Hi Angels!

After 2 days of outside heat, I puttered around the house today. I assigned myself a new weekly task of cleaning off my workspaces in the studio. I got my standing work surfaces cleaned up and finished organizing my slimline dies today. I just need to get my sitting desk area cleaned up tomorrow & I should be in pretty good shape for creating for the next week. Yay!

I dug into my new June SCT Sampler for a fun card tonight. The Sampler contained Doodlebug’s Fairy Garden Collection paper & bits so I created this card.

Doodlebug designs are always whimsical & sure to bring a smile. I have a friend who sends cards to a children’s hospital project and I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting some cards from my designs with this sampler. Too cute!

I did get another design project started to finish tomorrow. A little more on the elegant side. I love the freedom to mix up styles when creating.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 46 – Beautiful Sunshine

Hi Angels!

I got a bit of organizing done in the studio today putting some more of my dies in order for easy access.

My June Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler arrived a few days ago. First it’s fabulous and second I really enjoyed creating tonight’s card.

This soft “sunrise/sunset” has a beachy feel to it. I can just see the surfers & boats enjoying some rays.

The sampler included Hero Arts Butterfly Circle Stencil. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo & Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Instead of going for a full shadow for the lettering, I opted to stack the sentiments onto a black layer instead of a white layer so they stood out a bit more.

I hope there’s some sunshine in your week. Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 39 Art – Nice

Hi Angels!

I was prepping my materials for an online class I am taking tomorrow & the time got away from me.

Nice should always be an option in our lives, goes hand & hand with kindness.

Another card using the Paige Evans Wonders Collection from my April SCT Kit. The bargain of these kits are wonderful. I can easily create about 10 cards or more with the papers this one included & I haven’t even tried the stamp set yet. I am very glad I subscribed.

Do you subscribe to any creative kits? What do you like most about them?

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 38 Art- Floral Hello

Hi Angels!

I ran a few errands today so since my SCT April Sampler is still out, I grabbed it for another quick card.

I just loved this floral pattern paper & the idea popped for just the right creation with the paint stroke type pattern that was in the set. A few sequins & a pretty card is all done. These papers are more from the Paige Evans Wonders Collection.

Looking forward to being home tomorrow & getting some tidying done in the studio then creating some more.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 37 Art – You Are Beautiful

Hi Angels!

We had a busy Sunday attending our oldest granddaughter’s dance recital and then visiting for a bit. We then got caught in a downpour on the way home.

I grabbed the April SCT Sampler & created another quick card for tonight’s post.

All the patterned paper & the butterfly are from Photoplay’s Fern & Willard Collection. Easy peasy with a classic sketch design.

Enjoy a fantastic week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 35 Art – Pattern Play

Hi Angels!

I’ve been puttering around the house this Friday. I started a small art project but it’s not quite ready to share so I picked out a few pieces from my SCT Sampler & made a quick card.

I don’t often mix pattern papers but it’s fun sometimes to see what you can come up with.

The envelope die cut & circle patterned paper came from the Paige Evans Wonder Collection & the striped background paper came from the Photoplay Fern & Willard Collection. Because both collections have similar colors, it makes it easy to mix & match. I added a die cut love & some more gold hearts.

I think these small sampler kits are going to be so much fun to play with. The small sampling of products is just right to play with some new products without busting the budget.

Find some time to do something creative this weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler, Sizzix

Gloriously 60 Day 33 Art – Ladybug Smile

Hi Angels!

I got out & enjoyed some sunshine today and had lunch with a dear friend. Then I restocked the fresh foods after our trip and came home with the beginnings of a migraine. So a quiet afternoon for me but I took medicine in time to ward off a full migraine so I am thankful for that.

Since migraines often bring on concentration issues, I went with another relatively quick card. I recently subscribed to the SCT Sampler (Scrapbook & Cards Today) and although my subscription doesn’t start until this month, I was able to purchase an extra kit from April’s Sampler. The samplers have a “bite size” sampling of some of the newest products on the market to try out & sometimes an exclusive item or two. April’s sampler included some samples from Photoplay Paper’s Fern & Willard Collection.

I colored in the Ladybug image and diecut it with my new Pink & Main Concave Rectangle dies. then I layered it onto the ladybug paper & added a diecut smile from the Sizzix Friendship Words set. A little Stickles for some sparkles & all done.

Take some time to call or visit with a friend this week. It will make both of you smile.