Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh

Layering Stencil Fun with PinkFresh

Hi Angels!

Allergy & asthma season are in full swing for me especially with the Bradford pear trees blooming, ugh!

Fortunately I can hide out in my studio quite a bit.

Today I am sharing the extra lesson from Sunday’s class schedule. I fell in love with the Pinkfresh layering stencils at last months Brutus Monroe event so was thrilled to learn I’d get another lesson with Crop & Create.

These came out gorgeous! This is the Seamless Floral Panel set and is so much fun.

If you notice the Hugs card’s letters are cut from the same stenciled pattern. The Blessings card on the bottom had a boo-boo when I lost track of the stencil placement so I trimmed it down & used what I trimmed to create the lettering for “hugs”. There are no mistakes only creative detours.

Thanks for checking out my creations.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes

Kindness & Cake

Hi Angels!

We had a couple of extra make & take type lessons over the weekend retreat. Here are 2 of my extra creations.

This is an Angie Blom Digital Design. Angie did a lot of design for Unity Stamp Co’s stamp line and then branched out into digital. I have always loved her “girl” designs & have several stamps but this is my first of her digital designs. It is watercolored with Koi Watercolors.

Then Honey Bee Stamps created a special exclusive birthday stamp for SCT’s 15th birthday celebration. For this card I used my small selection of alcohol ink markers. Your next stamp included a Birthday Girl paper pad for one of our classes so I grabbed one design to use for the background.

Today was an errand day so I didn’t get to finish my last 2 cards from the weekend but I did emboss & prep some more Taylored Expressions Sentiment Strips so I have enough variety on hand. Plus one is planned for one of my remaining cards. If you haven’t checked them out, you should. They are handy to have on hand for quick cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes

Roller Coaster Fun

Hi Angels!

Since we were working on the 12 X 12 Spring Frame Class today, I only got 2 more cards from the last Crop & Create class finished up. I’m determined to complete all the projects because I still haven’t finished my mini album from last month’s Brutus Monroe retreat.

Our 3rd class was with Lawn Fawn. I only own a couple of Lawn Fawn items so it was fun to play with the Coaster Critters set.

These are so cute but all the little pieces & critters are a lot of work. I haven’t made an interactive slider card in awhile so it’s always good to refresh your skills. These cards are sure to delight whoever receives them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes

Crop & Create Day 3

Hi Angels!

Whew! It’s been a long weekend but so much fun learning, creating & hanging out in the virtual group.

Only 12 cards completed today with 4 left to finish up, that makes 34 cards completed over 3 days.

The 2nd class from Saturday was with Close To My Heart and I made double the cards since they were easy layouts. Plus I wasn’t overly thrilled with the colors they provided, so I grabbed the Heidi Swapp paper pad we received in our goody bag & designed another set. I much prefer the pinks & the greens although I did change up the ink colors a bit for the 1st set.

One of the flowers I stamped for my second set didn’t work colorwise so I grabbed an extra from the Gina K class. It was very handy to have a few spares during the weekend.

Off to get some rest. The Angels will be here creating their 12 x 12 Spring layout tomorrow. Still more crafty goodness ahead.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards

Crop & Create Day 2

Hi Angels!

Whew! 20 cards made today!

I will share them over the next week or so by class or project.

Class #1 today was with Gina K Designs and featured one of their new layering stencils and coordinating stamp & die set.

Layering stencils are fun & versatile. The dies in this set will cut some of the stenciled images. The 3rd card is made with the stamp set except the die cut Hello. I am definitely growing my layering stencil collection.

Off to bed, it’s another long day tomorrow & I will have to go back & catch up with the Bible Journaling retreat classes next week. Double retreats means double the classes.

Thanks for popping in!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Tips

Crop & Create Day 1

Hi Angels!

Boy has it been a busy day. Lots of learning and creating. I started 5 cards, completed 2, prepped more kits for classes and got 2 Bible Journaling projects done.

I will be posting over the next week or so as there will be tons of creating going on this weekend.

Today Crop & Create was market place, happy hour kick-off and a card design by Cathy Zielske. There were a couple of lessons during the market place time. I played with some more foiling, and created a quick heart card.

Here is my Cathy Zielske Clean & Simple Rainbow and my Heart card.

For the rainbow I successfully learned the Press & Seal technique. I had tried it once before but wasn’t successful. I also averted a disaster with my rainbow. I went to add Nuvo Glimmer Gloss to my clouds, the barrel popped open & dropped a puddle of sparkle on my rainbow. I grabbed a brush and spread the sparkle over the rainbow & the clouds. No mistakes, just creative detours.

The hearts have a fun pop element to them but will flatten for easy mailing. Quick and easy & using more of the Heidi Swapp paper pad we received.

Off to get some rest. Thanks for checking in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Taylored Expressions

Butterfly Birthday Foiled

Hi Angels!

So excited as at 8am tomorrow both weekend retreats begin!

I made a really fast card so I can get tucked in for some rest and then realized it came out a bit crooked but that’s okay, I think the foiling will dazzle still.

I love butterflies and this is so beautiful. I added Taylored Expressions Birthday Sentiment Strips.

Well off to bed to get some rest before classes kick off in the morning.

Have a Fabulous Weekend and do something creative!

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Bright Day

Hi Angels!

I’ve been laying low most of the day with a migraine due to the weather going through but I still got some organizing done in the studio and prep work for my weekend classes.

While I was prepping with the Scrapbook & Cards Today Rainbow stamp & die set exclusive to our weekend, I made this card.

We received the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6 x 6 paper pad with our sponsor goodies, so I pulled the background paper from that pad. I die cut out a variety of the 2 smallest bows from the rainbow dies to create the border & pulled the sentiment from the matching stamp set.

Easy and sure to bring a smile when received.

Thanks for popping in!

Art Inspiration, Classes, home & holiday projects, Mixed Media

Beautiful Spring

Hi Angels!

Last night’s card was actually a teaser for tonight’s post.

Beautiful Spring is the 3rd installment in our 4 seasons 12 x 12 frame project that I have been designing.

Taking the picture was very challenging today, that’s a reflection on the end of the word spring not part of the design.

I pulled out several flower/grass type dies from a variety of companies. Some are cut from handmade papers and hand painted backgrounds. The others were cut from white cardstock & colored in distress inks. I have been seeing several cards with white diecuts on white and decided it was perfect for the clouds to give the flowers center stage.

Now I have some bright cheery spring flowers in the house and the Angels will have lots of fun putting their layout together because I have quite a variety of handpainted papers to work with and they will decide what colors they want their flowers to be. Just makes each one more unique.

Thanks for stopping in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Tips

Spring Flowers

Hi Angels!

Working on a couple of projects as well as prepping for the virtual retreats this weekend. So this will be a quick post.

I’ve been playing with my flower dies from a variety of companies and made this card this evening.

The flowers are colored with Distress Oxides. A great way to use up white scraps. Cut out a stack of different die images & sponge on some color.

Thanks for stopping by.