Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Straight Path

Hi Angels!

I hope you’ve had a great Saturday!

I started off my morning by listening to yesterday’s lesson on the Creative Worship group & planned to journal it today but inspiration popped up after today’s Bible study in Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in ADONAI with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” TLV

Last year I specifically ordered the Simon Say Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with Memory Box Life’s Path set for a Bible Journaling page similar to what I was inspired to create today.

Since I was going to do a watercolor background, I used Tomoe River FP Cream Loose Sheets paper, it is very close to the paper some Bibles are printed on and attached it to the page in my Interleaved Bible opposite Proverbs 3 when I was finished.

I used Koi Watercolors for the background, then stamped the Memory Box trees to create a path. I used the Koi’s to deepen the color on a few trees then splattered gold and copper Gansai Tambi watercolors for a bit of shimmer. It need a little bit of something so I pulled out my old FSJ Thread Sketch background & added just a bit here & there using a portion of the stamp in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. After deciding what I wanted to say I pulled out many Sweet ‘n Sassy sets to create my statement. I used He Is, Love Your Neighbor, God is Good, Words of Life: Actions, Go God’s Way and Skinny Caps, Bitty Minnie, Teeny and Sweet & Simple Alphas. A lot of the Creative Worship stamps sets have stand alone words to create verses & sentiments with & the alphas help fill in the rest.

A lot of work but I so enjoyed creating this page today.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Simon Says Stamp

New Creation

Hi Angels!

Happy Monday!

Good news, Reilly is improving slow & steady. After his vet check today, their best guess is he had a small stroke as well as the Vestibular issue. So his head may always tilt, it will take him some time to learn how to compensate for his balance, but we have been blessed with more time with our elderly furbaby.

Monday’s are always cleaning day and I do a few extra things the 1st of each month so it’s another quick project tonight.

The new Love God Greatly Bible study is In Jesus You Are….. Understanding your identity in Christ and the Creative Worship August Challenge is Our Identity in Christ. Kind of cool they go hand & hand. So I took one of last week’s backgrounds & made a quick faithdex card with today’s focal verse 2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. TLV

I freehanded my handwriting & it’s a little rough this evening but that’s okay. The butterflies are from one of my birthday presents from the Angels, lots of handmade butterflies mostly from alcohol ink backgrounds. I have more than 50 in various sized to choose from.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Natural Smile

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a great weekend!

It’s been a stressful few days caring for our pup but he slowly seems to be on the mend. He has Vestibular Disease or what I’m calling vertigo with really inflamed nerves in the inner ear. It’s common in older dogs & can take a couple of weeks to resolve.

As much as I wanted to be in studio creating, I was just too tired the past couple of days. So I popped in tonight & grabbed some of my infamous Bits & Pieces.

I had cut an extra birdhouse awhile back & it’s been floating around on my desk along with the wood plank background that wasn’t the right color for another card. I added a sentiment & bird & instant card.

I hope to be back in the studio most of this week and hopefully revisit some of the great 5 Ways in 5 Days projects. I’ve eliminated as much extra from my week as possible so I can be near Reilly while he continues to heal. A fairly quiet week will be good for both of us.

May your week be full of sunshine & smiles.

Art Inspiration, Challenges, Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp 5 Ways in 5 Days Day 3 Distress Oxides Play

Hi Angels!

I actually didn’t get a card done today for the 5 Ways in 5 Days but I did try 2 of the techniques in Kristina Werner’s video and hopefully I can play with the rest soon.

After being out in the 100+ heat index for appointments & errands, this play time was perfect & so much fun. I can spend hours making backgrounds sometimes. I got these done in about an hour. I worked in another look from the Card Makers Summit too.

I can’t wait to play with the other couple of techniques Kristina shared in her video. I’ve played with the Gel press before but it’s been awhile & playing with the Ranger Distress Resist should be fun too.

I hope you have a great Thursday. I’ll be getting my 3rd knee injection, the knee already feels much better with some extra fluid.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Challenges, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Simon Says Stamp 5 Ways in 5 Days- Day 2 Sparkle

Hi Angels!

Busy day & I’m tired. I got more sorting done in the studio, the new carpet was put in & the bedroom is almost back together and I got one of the 2 cards I started done for Simon Says Stamp 5 Ways in 5 Days.

Today Yana Smakula shared different ways to add sparkle to a card and I managed to get 3 different sparkles from my supplies on this card.

It’s very glittery so it’s hard to photograph. I didn’t have the medium Yana used but I did have Taylored Expressions new Glitter Grab that I hadn’t tried yet. I applied it through Taylored’s Winter’s Beauty Stencil then I grabbed some glitter I’ve had forever and tried for a striped effect. The outside edges are a light lavender glitter but just looks like a different white in the picture. The center is a mixture of white & silver glitter. Not perfect but very cool. I added a glitter rhinestone in the center & die cut peace out of glitter paper.

I will try & get my second card I started done soon but it may be after this week. I’d like to try & get something done for tomorrows 5 Ways and it’s an errand day so time will be short.

Have a Great Wednesday!

Cards, Challenges, Penny Black, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Simon Says Stamp 5 Ways in 5 Days – Day 1 Ink Blending

Hi Angels!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

No art sorting done today because we were clearing the master bedroom for new carpet tomorrow. But I did get a little more sorting done there.

I popped in on Simon Says Stamp new Summer Crafty Series 5 Ways in 5 Days today & decided to play along as the week allows. I didn’t have the Simon Says Stamp products that Laura Bassen used in today’s video so I challenged myself to use what I have.

I love clean & simple graphics. I used Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils Rectangle & just shifted it a bit to get the layers for the first card along with Pink Fresh Studio’s Happy Birthday. For the 2nd card, I created circle layers with my Hero Arts Infinity Dies Nesting Circle set & Yupo paper. Yupo makes great reusable stencils with your diecuts. The celebrate is from Penny Black.

So much fun but it’s off to bed, the carpet guys will be here bright & early in the morning.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Simon Says Stamp

Butterfly Hugs

Hi Angels!

Another quick card tonight inspired by the bits & pieces on my worktop. Today & tomorrow busy errand days.

I did grab my new Simon Says Stamp Pinpoint Starlets 3D embossing folder to add some interest to the background but everything was pre-cut or pre-stamped from previous projects.

I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Simon Says Stamp

Gloriously 60 Day 27 Art – Pretty Butterflies

Hi Angels!

Today’s card is a simple classic design.

You can do flowers, butterflies, stars, any number of images for this classic design in a wide variety of colors. I used my new favorite Salvage Patina with Shaded Lilac & Twisted Citron Distress Oxides for the butterflies. The stamp sets are from Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Butterflies and SSS/Studio Katia Floral Bunch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Gloriously 60 Day 24 Art – Peace Dandelion

Hi Angels!

I do love color blending and a couple of cards this week will feature the technique.

Today I used Dandelion Messages from Simon Says Stamp.

My distress blending colors are Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina & Shaded Lilac. I also used Taylored Expressions Masking Oval stencil.

Thanks for stopping in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Simon Says Stamp

Gloriously 60 Day 21 Art – Breathe

Hi Angels!

Squeal! Tomorrow’s my 60th birthday but even more exciting is we leave Sunday for South Dakota. Adventures ahead.

So I don’t miss any challenge days, I have created ahead and will have posts scheduled for each day we are gone. I am only taking a small coloring kit with me because we are going to be busy hiking & exploring. I will be able to check in quickly each evening to share to my social media sites & make sure the scheduled post is posted.

Today’s card was really quick but is still beautiful.

The patterned paper is from Creative Expressions Dandelion Dreams and I think I need to create a whole set of cards or even a mini book with this paper set. It is so lovely. I just added a sentiment. I know it’s a little small to read. It says Breathe in deeply and let your life unfold. It’s from Simon Says Stamp Sketch Lotus Flowers set. You can’t see it but I added a bit of glitter to the dandelion & the puff seeds for that bit of extra.

Thanks for stopping in.