Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio

Coneflower Birthday

Hi Friends!

Yesterday was our youngest daughter’s birthday and I had fun creating her card with Concord & 9th’s Friendly Florals and Hexagon Quilt Top dies.

Love the coneflowers in this set and I used some alcohol inked & foiled paper for the top layer and some hand painted paper for the bottom layer of these flowers, the leaves & sentiment. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio. The yellows & oranges in the alcohol ink paper give the flowers a bit of a fall feel perfect for a fall birthday.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight if you are on Daylight Savings time & enjoy an extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, home & holiday projects, Scrap Attack

Halloween Cards & Treat Bags Scrap Attack Style

Hi Friends!

I keep meaning to post but get busy & then it’s late. I got about 2 dozen buckets & bins cleaned up in the studio last week. Slowly but surely getting things in order.

Before we left for our trip, I quickly created a couple of Halloween cards & goody bags for our granddaughters to leave with mom & dad for today.

I have never been a huge Halloween person and tend to lean towards cute. With granddaughters, I think I’d better up my game for all future holidays. These were a great Scrap Attack project. I grabbed some Halloween dies & some scrap paper and had fun creating these fun items. The Hey Pumpkin is a stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs, the haunted house, bats & balloons are old FSJ sets & the pumpkin I think was from a Spellbinders set.

I put some movie theater boxes of M&M’s in the goody bags.

Have a fabulous November!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things

Purr-fect Birthday

Hi Friends!

Well I was planning on coming home from my trip last weekend & schedule some more posts but came home with a sinus infection which of course is never simple to deal with when you have asthma. So I’ve been resting a lot this past week. The good news is I’m on the mend & back to creating.

We made a whirlwind trip during fall break to spend a couple of days with our granddaughters and celebrate Zoe’s 4th birthday a couple weeks early. Her birthday is coming up this week on the 28th but when your 4, anytime is celebration time.

I created this fun card from My Favorite Things Stamp’s Purr-fect Birthday set and cased one of their designer’s samples with a couple of changes of course.

This was such a fun card to create. In addition to the stamp & die set, I used MFT’s Balloon Party & Slimline English Brick stencils.

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend. It’s a bit warm here in Oklahoma but I’m enjoying soaking up the sunshine.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Honey Bee Stamps

Into the Forest Birthday

Hi Friends!

I knew I was going to be traveling this week to visit our granddaughters so there were certain cards I had to get done while on retreat. Mike’s & Zoe’s birthday cards.

Mike our son-in-law’s birthday was Wednesday and I delivered his card last week.

I was playing with an aurora borealis ink blend & decided it would make a great background for this card. I used Honey Bee Stamps Birch A2 Cover Plate & Base dies and the critters are from Amy Design Forest Animals 1 & 2. The moon is a circle die cut. I added a bit of shading to the animals with some ink.

I have several family special occasions to design for during the holiday months. I did not have an idea before I started this card but after perusing my supplies, came up with this design. What better way to design than to look at what I haven’t used yet or used in a while and see what inspires.

What things do your have in your stash to browse through that might inspire a new creation?

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Slimline Cards

Retreat Surprise Slimline Cards

Hi Friends!

I usually plan a little gifty for everyone while we are on retreat. This time I designed a whole class kit including the main stencil, precut card kit and confetti & snowflake sequins to embellish with for each Angel attending.

The plan was for 4 cards but I didn’t quite like the color combo on the first Let It Snow card I designed but decided to turn it into a card anyway so bonus 5 cards instead.

I used the new The Crafters Workshop Layered Slimline Stencils Merry Snowflakes and Holiday Words. These easy to use stencils design the cards for you. We used a variety of different stencil pastes for the words on each card and embellished with lots of sequins. So much fun and a great start to our holiday card stashes.

Find some time to plan your holiday projects this week. It’s always fun to plan things to bring smiles to family & friends.

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh Studio

Sparkling White Snowflakes

Hi Friends!

I have been so busy creating and between running around haven’t found time to post. I have projects from retreat, last weekend’s Crop & Create event & this weekend’s Pinkfresh Studio Holiday event along with a few individual projects. I’m going to see if I can schedule a couple of more posts this week to get this inspiration party in gear.

I’m going to start with an extra creation from this weekend’s Pinkfresh Studio event. While doing massive amounts of die cutting & poking out small pieces the idea came to design this white on white card.

I just love creating a white on white card. You’ll have to stay tuned because these Pinkfresh products haven’t released yet. I used the Snowflakes Coverplate die, Large Snowflakes Die set and Christmas Sentiments Stamp & die combo from our exclusive first use products. I also used pearl white paper for the background, white & silver glitter paper for the snowflakes, a silver embossed sentiment with clear confetti sequin accents.

The holidays season is in full swing. It’s a great time to “Create in Love, Share with Joy & Sparkle the World.” (Sassy AngelS Studio Slogan) Let’s see how many lives we can brighten up this holiday season.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Snowflake Beauty

Hi Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

I spent a bit of time yesterday creating a bit of Bible Journaling & my 2nd card for Eileen Godwin’s Christmas Workshop x2.

These came out beautiful even though I wasn’t entirely happy with my blend proportions on the first card, it was still too pretty to discard so I made it into a card anyway. The 2nd card has more of the faded blend to it as instructed. I love them both. I cannot tell you the last time I made a 6 x 6 card and I hope I still have some envelopes in my stash that fit. If not I’ll be making some.

I used Sweet Poppy Stencils Snowflake Aperture Circle stencil and Lavinia Stamps Liberty Stamp with some sentiments from my Christmas stamps.

I’m definitely got the Christmas creating spirit and can’t wait to play more with my Christmas goodies. I am finishing up a fall item too.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Peace on Earth Holly

Hi Friends!

I hope you’ve had a great week!

I didn’t get quite as much creating done as I’d like after my 2nd steroid shot but it went much better this time so thankful for that. I did get some more organizing done. I am almost finished with my stencil organization & since I want to work on Christmas at the upcoming retreat, spent some time organizing my Christmas area.

My Sweet Poppy Stencils finally arrived after a 3 week trip from the UK including 12 days sitting in customs in Chicago, then took an additional 4 state tour before arriving here in Oklahoma. I got to recreate my holly card for Eileen’s class with the proper stencil and it turned out fabulous.

I used the Sweet Poppy Holly Wreath with Distress Oxides and an old SU! Christmas sentiment. It doesn’t show in the picture well but I added some accents with Nuvo Dream Drops. This stencil is made for a larger 6 x 6 card but since we were working with a portion of the stencil this is a 5 x 7 card. I don’t usually work with larger cards but it’s nice to get out of your normal creative routine/comfort zone.

I can finish up the other 4 cards from class now that my stencils have arrived. I have to figure out how to fill in the scenes on a couple since I opted not to purchase the extra stamps. I’m sure I have something here in studio that will work.

Try something outside of your normal routine this week. You’ll be surprised how it inspires your creativity.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Gina K Designs, Penny Black

Christmas Holly Twist

Hi Friends!

I’ve managed a wee bit of creating everyday this week. I signed up for Eileen Godwin’s Christmas Creations Class. If you are familiar with Lavinia Stamps & Sweet Poppy Stencils, she creates for them.

I am waiting for my Sweet Poppy Stencils to cross the pond so I can do all 5 cards from class a bit more proper but in the meantime I created with what I had on hand for card #1. It was designed with non-traditional colors.

I didn’t have any holly stencils at all so I took my Penny Black Holly Flourish die, cut it out and used it to stencil my card. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Seasonal Greetings set. I added Stickles dots to the background for a bit of sparkle.

The Sweet Poppy Holly Wreath stencil is a bit more delicate and will be fun to try when it arrives. In the meantime, I think I’ll try this card in a softer color palette.

We will be going on fall retreat in just a few weeks, I’m planning on taking several Christmas items to work on. I kinda skipped Christmas in July this year.

Are you looking forward to anything crafty this holiday weekend, a weekend trip, a quiet weekend?

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, My Favorite Things, Pinkfresh Studio

Celebrate Times 2

Hi Friends!

I love creating cards that make 2 with one design. I created the flower celebrate for a dear friend’s birthday party and ended up with a solid complimentary card to use later.

I used mainly items from Concord & 9th Exclusive Summer Camp, Celebrate Today Dies, Summer Blossoms Turnabout Stamps & dies and Let’s Eat Cake Stamp set. I paired them with My Favorite Things Roses Background (retired) and Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Blanket Stitch Slimline & Mini Slimline dies.

I stamped one panel with the roses background & created a second panel with an ink blended background, cut the celebrate die out of both & switched which background the word went back into. The letters are stacked on 2 more sets of white letters to create dimension & depth. For a finishing touch I added a couple of sentiments & sequins to each card.

I have been playing a bit more in between sorting & organizing so stay tuned for some more inspiration.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Blessings!