Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Blessed Easter

Hi Angels!

I hope everyone has had a blessed Easter Sunday!

Yesterday was hubby’s birthday, so we actually went to town Friday all day for some shopping & dinner. So yesterday we moved my desk into the studio & I now some more re-organizing to do. Thus no art posts for 2 days.

Today I finished the 2 cards I started for our granddaughters for Easter. They have foiled backgrounds which were hard to capture but came out cute.

I used Therm-o-web’s egg toner card fronts in purple & rainbow and added My Favorite Things Wish You Were Here and the sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy Hoppy Spring.

We enjoyed the day with our daughter, son-in-law & granddaughters including an egg hunt in the front yard, some legos from grammy & papa & dinner.

They were really happy to find chocolate in their eggs.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Cards, Taylored Expressions

Butterfly Sympathy

Hi Angels!

Sympathy cards can be difficult to create but are often a gift of love & caring. They also provide the perfect opportunity to pray for the individual or family I am sending a card to while I am creating them.

Tonight’s card was mailed over a week ago and hopefully brought some comfort to a dear friend.

I used Taylored Expressions Aflutter stamp set and a custom ombre ink pad. I added some Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the butterflies. It adds a touch of shimmer without being too sparkly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Spring Blessings

Hi Angels!

I worked on my Bible Journaling projects a bit today but a migraine claimed the day so I made this card this evening to post.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Hoppy Spring stamp set.

So cute! I used one of my handcolored backgrounds and colored the images with complimentary colors. The bunny was stamped on white & after coloring popped since I didn’t want a pink/orange/yellow bunny. Those little birdies are adorable. Critters can be adapted to anytime of the year so I made the sentiment suitable for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Pretty Flowers Photoplay Class

Hi Angels!

We have finally made it to the final pictures for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Cardmaking Event from last weekend.

Photoplay designed an exclusive flower set for the event and I made these pretty floral cards.

We added swashes of watercolor to some watercolor paper & diecut several flowers from the colors we chose. I also die cut flowers out of patterned & solid cardstock scraps and added stamped centers & words. Since I had several extra watercolor flowers, I opted to make my last card with them instead of stamping a background. I think the black & white polka dots sets them off nicely.

All the classes were so much fun and I can’t wait for the October event.

In the end I created 40 cards from the kits & sponsor products. Here’s a look at all of them together.

These cards are sure to bring lots of smiles when I send them out.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying an evening with our granddaughters.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Hummingbird Beauty

Hi Angels!

I had a quick mini class today recreating the bunny card from a week or so ago. Lots of fun visiting.

Hero Arts taught us a class on Sunday with the Color Layering Hummingbird set & their Reactive Ink.

They all came out so different & beautiful. The first card we did a “batik” to the background, very easy. The second card we just did a direct to paper background and the final card is a watercolor wash after smooshing the ink on some acetate. The bird & flower on the final card are watercolored with the ink too. Inks that work in a variety of ways keep creating interesting.

One more class to share from last weekend’s event.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Fun Birthday Card with Cathy Z

Hi Angels!

I have officially completed all my cards from the weekend & got a bit of organizing done today too.

Our first class on Sunday morning was with Cathy Zielske and Your Next Stamp with a fun birthday set. I had stamped/embossed a few extra images so decided to make a double set.

These cards feature alcohol ink markers & color blending with distress oxides. Love clean & simple design. I added a bit more texture with some embossing folders.

Just a couple more classes to post. I guess I’d better get busy on some new projects.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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!