Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Concord & 9th

Spring Wreaths – Concord & 9th In The Classroom

Hi Angels!

I hope your week is off to a great start.

My allergies keep trying to sideline me but I keep trudging on.

This weekend I participated in Concord & 9th’s Color In The Classroom. If you haven’t heard the wonderful news, they are releasing new colors next month! Yay! We got to play with some of the new colors in class.

These wreaths were one of my favorite designs.

We got 8 of the new colors in ink cubes, several quarter sheets of the new color cardstock & a quarter sheet sampler of all their colors old & new combined. I’ll be saving my pennies for a few of the new colors.

This class included the Big & Bold stamps & dies. Can’t wait to play with them some more.

Thanks for stopping by.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Taylored Expressions

Hello Set – Stamp Joy

Hi Angels!

I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

I have the final set of cards to share from Stamp Joy. These would make a perfect gift set for a friend.

The Fineline Vines background was used with clear embossing to keep it monochromatic, then the center was die cut with a stitched rectangle die. The remaining frame was attached to the card. To the die cut center was added a vellum strip with a sentiment in a matching color. Foam was added to the die cut backside & it was placed back into the center of the frame. A really easy set to mass produce in a variety of colors and sentiments to make simple elegant gift sets.

I have more classes tomorrow with some of the brand new Concord & 9th colors that will release next month. It’s fun to play with new goodies before they are available to everyone.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!


Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

Anniversary Floral Arch

Hi Friends!

I had a busy day today but had the joy of wishing our son & his lovely bride a happy anniversary with this beautiful card.

I used the new Pinkfresh Studio Arch Florals & Nested Arches dies for this creation. The flowers are watercolored with Gansai Tanbi pearl & gem colors. The basic white on white is elevated with the silver accents and flower highlights.

Thanks for stopping by.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Taylored Expressions

Rainbow Stripes – Stamp Joy

Hi Angels!

I hope your week got off to a great start.

Today’s cards feature rainbow color backgrounds.

The top card features hand painted watercolor rainbow stripes. Which I love. The bottom card features rainbow ink blending on the background & through a stencil and made a fabulous birthday shaker card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Taylored Expressions

Pattern Play – Stamp Joy

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend was wonderful!

Today’s cards feature pattern play from the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy classes.

For the 1st card we designed with 1/2 inch paper strips, a great way to use up scraps. For the 2nd card we did an ombre blend through a stencil and then added some graphic patterns to the stencil design. Fun! May try this more often.

Have a fabulous week!


Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Taylored Expressions

Ink Blending Fun – Stamp Joy

Hi Angels!

I hope you’ve had a great Saturday! Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead tonight.

Stamp Joy is in the books. In a day & a half I completed 15 cards, all 14 from the event, plus 1 bonus card & a dozen watercolor backgrounds for future use.

Most classes were one card each and these 2 featured ink blended backgrounds so I grouped them together.

The 1st card features an ombre ink blended background that was embossed with the Dots of Diamonds embossing folder. The dots were sanded after to make them stand out more. I also opted to emboss the flower pot to give it just a bit more interest. I love how the galaxy background came out on card #2. It has water & white paint splatters for the stars. Except for the embossing folder, these cards feature current Taylored Expressions products. From the Antique Pails & Coneflower dies to the Gus & Gertie moon stamp.

I’ll be posting the remaining cards the rest of this week.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Taylored Expressions

Flower Market – Stamp Joy

Hi Angels!

I get to spend a crafty weekend with Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy. Today’s classes featured 4 cards from the Flower Market Stamp set & All Together Occasions 2 sets. Some of this weekend’s products will remain exclusive to the weekend & some may release at a later date.

Today’s classes focused on coloring with different mediums. Because of my asthma I did not use alcohol ink markers or Gamsol. I simply used Prismacolors & a regular blending pencil for those 2 cards.

Card 1 was the alcohol ink class. I switched up my colors a bit & used my pencils. Card 2 is the watercolor card and again I switched up my colors. Card 3 is color without coloring and is a fun interactive card too. Card 4 was the Gamsol card and again I just used my Prismacolors.

Another full day of classes tomorrow.

Have a Great Weekend!


Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Pinkfresh Studio

Rooted & Grounded Fruit – Bible Journaling 7

Hi Angels!

It’s been a week already & we’re only halfway through. Planning on creating when we got home from our short getaway, however home care, groceries & appointments took priority. I started this Bible Journaling page on our trip & finished it up today.

One of the ways we know we are firmly rooted & grounded is by the fruit we produce in our daily lives. Today’s verse is the Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 TLV

But the fruit of the Ruach is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — against such things there is no law.

The blessing in disguise on this page came from my last event with Pinkfresh Studio as they had included one of their wonderful Washi sets called Fruitalicious, perfect for this page. Stay tuned I am sure they will release the set sometime in the future.

I used some mixed media stencils for the background, added the die cut washi tape & my verse & easy Bible Journaling.

I have events & classes every weekend for the next 3 weekends so…..there will be plenty to post & share soon.

Enjoy your week!


Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards

Celebrate White on White

Hi Angels!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

We headed off for a weekend getaway & I brought a wee bit of art supplies. More specifically some items from the infamous Bits & Pieces box.

I was messing around with some extra die cuts & decided to throw them in a bag with a card base, a pack of bling & I grabbed some scrap holographic paper & die cut a couple quick sentiments to choose from. A little bit of creative fun while relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by.


Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art

Rooted & Grounded Separate – Bible Journaling 6

Hi Angels!

I hope you are looking forward to the weekend. We are heading out for a short getaway to relax a bit.

I had this idea for a couple of weeks for this Bible Journaling page & finally worked on it the past couple of days. I only have a couple of verses left to journal from my Creative Retreat Rooted & Grounded devotional.

These verses remind us that when we place our faith & hope in God, nothing will separate us from His love.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 TLV

A quick ink blended background with a stencil, die cut hearts for a hidden journaling spot, a bit of computer work for the center & corner hearts and some die cut letters/words to finish off. Working in this small travelers notebook is a great way to use up some scraps from the scrap files.

Remember you are beloved child of God!