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!


Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler

December Round-up Thanksgiving Squirrels

Hi Friends!

It’s December Round-up day 2.

I had fun creating these Thanksgiving cards for our granddaughters & sent them off with a little surprise package.

I used the LDRS Creative stamp set Grateful for You with this adorable layered squirrel that was part of the SCT October Sampler. The sentiment is a wood mount rubberstamp I’ve had for years and the paper is an older Doodlebug set also from years ago.

I’ve been sorting out more of my stash & finding fun goodies to play with. I hope to use a lot more of the fun things I have acquired over the years during 2023. I’m setting up to do another major sort here in the next week. It is slowly getting organized the way I design & into the categories I think of when creating.

Thanks for popping by.


Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Lawn Fawn, Mini Books & Albums, SCT Sampler

God is Love Tag Book

Hi Friends!

While I do the dishes in the evening, I often watch Youtube videos of some of my favorite creators.

I paired some older Bo Bunny Valentine Collection paper with My Happy Space Love Is Bible Devotional kit and a video by Michelle Allen, A Creative Operation to create this tag book to put my Love Is projects in. The little book allows me to do some quick Bible Journaling art in.

I decorated the cover this evening. I may add a wee bit more but for now it’s a start.

While sorting out & purging, I found a few sheets of Bo Bunny’s Sweet Nothings Collection from several years ago. Then I saw the video by Michelle pop up & thought why not create the tag book. I used Lawn Fawn’s Oliver’s Stitched ABC’s & SCT Sampler Love dies to create the wording for the cover with some punched hearts & a journal card from the Love Is Devotional Kit. I did ombre ink blending on the letters & added some white pen accents.

As soon as I can get my video system back up, I will do some walk throughs of this album & the couple of others I have created lately.

I hope you are having a great 2nd week of February. Spread some love & kindness.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, SCT Sampler

Love & Prayers

Hi Friends!

Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to your week.

Tonight’s encouragement card can easily be made into a Valentine too. I like to make love cards suitable for various occasions not just Valentine’s only.

It’s a mix of SCT Samplers. I used the heart dies from the new January Kit with the papers from the September kit from Carta Bella’s Summer collection. The love die & sentiment are from Gina K. Designs A Little Love kit. Everything is layered on a hand dyed background and ‘love’ is also cut from a piece of the background. The stitched hearts dies & a larger love sentiment die are a SCT exclusive to the kit this month.

I think tomorrow is clean the studio day, it’s kind of a mess from the last few projects and a wise woman would put it in order before creating more art, ahem messes.

Don’t forget to add a little bit of kindness to your week and a whole lot of love & grace.


Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler, Taylored Expressions

Floral Wall

Hi Angels!

Sometimes you just have to grab what’s available for a quick card. It’s been a busy day of errands so not much time for creating. I’m still pretty much keeping my errands to one day a week so I crammed a lot in today.

I picked up a couple of my SCT Samplers and pulled this 3×4 card out of the August kit from the Simple Stories Sunkissed Collection. I grabbed my Shiplap background from Taylored Expressions & pulled a sentiment from the Simple Strips background that I keep a pre-cut & stamped package of and instant card.

Looking at a quiet day tomorrow, a bit of time with my youngest granddaughter & more prep work for Crop & Create this weekend.

Do you have any plans for World Cardmaking day Saturday?

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler

SCT Sept Sampler – Let Your Light Shine

Hi Angels!

A quick card tonight using my September SCT Sampler. I did get some sorting done today & hubby figured out my camera issue, Yay! I want to video a project when it’s finished & start working on some other video ideas.

I don’t work in kraft paper very often but it certainly has been my go to lately, perhaps because it’s such a good color for fall and it’s one of the browns I’m willing to work with. Brown is probably my least favorite of all the colors, especially the darker tones.

This month’s sampler included a selection of Jen Hadfield’s Peaceful Heart papers & embellishments so I grabbed some to make this card. I only added the small woodgrain scrap to mat the light.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler

Be Fearless

Hi Angels!

I hope you are enjoying lots of summer fun this Labor day weekend. Fall will be here before we know it.

I got more organizing done today, cleaned off my computer desk, worked on both my big art project & finishing up a Bible Journaling project.

Saturday night’s are date night with hubby so after dinner out, I grabbed the August SCT Sampler & made a quick card.

This sampler featured papers from Amy Tangerine’s Brave & Bold and Simple Stories Sunkissed collections. The background pattern is from the Brave & Bold set & the teepee is from the Sunkissed set. Both sets color coordinate so well together. The sentiment is from Joy Clair Inspirational Arrows stamp set. Definitely a cute & fun card.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, SCT Sampler

With Love & Prayers Wreath

Hi Angels!

I finally played with my August SCT Sampler last night after watching Gina K’s inspiration video. The stamp set included in the sampler was a Gina K. Designs exclusive Poppy Silhouettes.

Okay confession time, I think I bought the Gina K. Wreath Builder stencil set a couple of years ago & this is the 1st time using it & it was easy & fun! I pulled a couple more Gina K. sets to complete the card. The Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide flowers are from the SCT Exclusive set Poppy Silhouettes, the Shaded Lilac DO flowers are from Grateful Greenery and the sentiment is from Peaceful Floral. Since I rarely do square cards, I die cut the wreath & added the thinnest black border.

Now I am going to have to watch the video tutorials on creating a spray of flowers for a card.

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio, SCT Sampler

Blue Daisies – SCT July Sampler

Hi Angels!

I spent a good portion of the day sorting & organizing so I opted for a quick card tonight. I am working a corner at a time on 3 areas of the house, upstairs, the master bedroom & the studio. This week’s push is the master bedroom because we are having new carpet installed next week. In the studio I started reorganizing the scraps. Their storage files are a bit of a jumble and for some reason a couple of them ended up in another location which is no fun when you are looking for something in particular.

I haven’t had a chance to create with my new SCT July Sampler and it’s always great for something quick using the new products.

I indulged my love of daisies with some background paper from Pinkfresh Studio’s new Happy Blooms Collection and The Stamp Market’s Sunflower Bliss stamp set created for this sampler. The stamp set may say sunflowers but I think they make pretty great daisies. The stems were a little shorter than I wanted so I hand drew them with a Koi Brush pen and then stamped the leaves. The hello stamp in the set was a little too big so I added a diecut.

I hope your week is going great.

Stay tuned more Christmas in July is in the works.

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!