Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Rainbow Rejoice

Hi Angels!

I decided since I already had the Catherine Pooler Designs Classy Trims & Re Sentiments out that I would do a mini series. 3 border trims = 3 cards. When I am designing this is a great way to create a class.

This fun rainbow/scallop border is so fun. Rainbows are a great reason to rejoice. The promise from God to never flood the earth again like He did when He had Noah create the ark. This card is sure to bring a smile and can be used for multiple occasions.

I colored my rainbows with my CPD inks and a Tombow blender marker.

The first part of snowmageddon is due to arrive in just a couple of hours. Wherever you are in this cold blast, I pray you are safe & warm.

Hugs!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Geometric Refresh

Hi Angels!

After gathering a few more supplies for snowmageddon, I popped into the studio for a quick card tonight.

I didn’t have time to play with what I was planning to, so after a quick scan through some stamps I opted to do another geometric card.

Black & white with a pop of color is always fun. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Classy Trims, Re Sentiments & Best in the Patch stamps sets with the new Pucker Up and Catching Rays ink colors.

Several people seemed to be a bit stressed lately and it’s always good to take a little time to refresh & regroup. It can be as easy as a bubble bath, reading a favorite book or even if you’re able a weekend getaway. It’s okay to give yourself some breathing space.

I hope everyone stays safe & warm during this super freeze event. It could be a blessing to stay in & have some down time.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Encouragement & Hope, Kindness matters

Bits & Pieces Blitz

Hi Angels!

I know, I’ve been missing in action. There hasn’t been a whole lot of creating going on here but there has been a lot of sorting & organizing. I worked on nineteen 12 x 12 cases last week and I cleaned off my 3 main worktops so I actually can create a little easier while in the midst of some major sorting.

I unearthed a bunch of bits & pieces while sorting including a few I received in Happy Mail cards. So I grabbed my background box tonight & in about 40 minutes created 6 cards that I can send for Happy Mail.

Some pretty backgrounds and a handful of diecuts is certainly an easy way to create some fun. These are sure to brighten up someone’s day.

With the artic blast coming in this week be sure to stay safe & warm.

Have a Terrific Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Simon Says Stamp

Rose Smile

Hi Angels!

The fun thing about sorting out your supplies is that you rediscover treasures like the rose paper I used for tonight’s card. I got about 4 more containers sorted out today, yay!

This made for a really pretty quick card with the addition of Simon Says Stamp Heart Smile die. This card makes a great Valentine or a wonderful way to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Tuesdays are usually my one errand day in town so tomorrow I really have to work on my other projects. No complaints if I get to spend my day creating to bring smiles.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Fun Stampers Journey, My Favorite Things

Filmstrip Heart

Hi Angels!

Well I certainly didn’t plan on taking 3 days off from posting but my back had an agenda of it’s own this past weekend. I was able to sit for a short period of time & do some sorting in the studio but that was about it. Thankfully it’s much better today.

When you are busy catching up after a small setback you head to the infamous Bits & Pieces box for a quick card.

Classic pink & black for the win everytime. I love being able to grab a marbled background from my background box & use it for a quick card. The heart filmstrip die is an old Fun Stampers Journey die, the love die is My Favorite Things Lots of Love and is current. The little foam pink heart was on my desk and it completed a trio for my card.

I have several projects I will be working on this week that can’t be posted until they are received by the recipient but I’ll do my best to post something everyday.

I hope you have a fabulous 1st week in February!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Creative Tips

Heart Love

Hi Angels!

It’s been a long but fun weekend. We are very blessed to be able to spend time with our granddaughters.

Our birthday girl spent the night last night and had lots of fun creating several things & getting a lesson in The Charleston Dance. We learned that Josephine Baker is one of her favorites and she recognized her right away from the 1920’s video we found on Youtube.

After all the weekend’s festivities, I still made a quick card tonight. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Scribbled Heart Stencil and Love in Heart die.

Ink blending is quick when you use a stencil & you are less likely to get the circles from the daubers showing. I used Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry. A little Nuvo Glitter Gloss over the word and some CPD Crater Lake sequins added a bit of sparkle.

I’m going to try & get my video set up back up and running this week especially since I have a project waiting to share. I enjoy popping on with a video from time to time.

Have a Blessed Week!

Cards, Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things

Purple Princess

Hi Angels!

Yesterday I was busy organizing my dies so I started this card but didn’t finish it. I couldn’t post it until today anyway as it’s the 2nd birthday card for my granddaughter’s birthday.

We had a private nail salon visit for nails on her birthday Thursday & today we had presents & cupcakes.

The Ice Princess & Friends set from My Favorite Things is so fun to create with. Who wouldn’t want to play with an ice skating polar bear?

The mountains gave me a bit of trouble since it’s the first time I used the Impression Obsession Mountain Layers slimline set. Sometimes solid image stamps just take a bit to get broke in and don’t stamp well. Figuring out their placement took a bit too. Where I ended up with a gap, I colored it blue to look like a lake in the distance between hills. Remember they are not mistakes, just creative detours. Of course if it’s truly awful, it just a few cents in paper and you can start again.

Hope your weekend is filled with creating & relaxing.

Cards, My Favorite Things

Heart Rays

Hi Angels!

Tonight’s card is for my oldest granddaughter’s 6th birthday. She declared this a “Purple Girl” birthday so I made a purple card.

The Heart Rays and Happy Birthday are My Favorite Things Die-namics. I dug into my scrap bin for the purple glitter paper. Fast & easy.

What a wonder that her birthday is on the 21st day of the 21st year in the 21st century.

Since her “party” (just family) is Saturday, you will probably see a 2nd card. We met today at the nail salon for a nail party, just Nora, mom & grammy. It’s a blessing to have a small salon to visit that we can reserve all for ourselves.

Count your blessings wherever you can.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Encouragement & Hope, Faith Based Art, Penny Black, Watercolor

Confidence

Hi Angels!

I actually completed 2 projects today & did a class lesson.

Tonight’s card is courtesy of the infamous Bits & Pieces box and a watercolored background from my background stash.

I love how I was able to match the background to the diecut for a monochromatic look. I used Penny Black’s Hope Shines stamp set for the sentiment.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

We may not know what God’s plans are in advance but we know He is in control even when we can’t see it.

May we continue to shine brightly with confidence.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Kindness matters, Watercolor

Shine Bright

Hi Angels!

I’ve been puttering around this evening working on a couple of projects.

Tonight’s card was made with the bonus stamp Shine Your Light included in my Club Sursee this month from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I used watercolor pencils on Bristol paper and added some Sparkle Silk.

The world needs a whole lot of light right now with the continued virus issues & general unrest. Kindness & love should be our golden rule.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Share a smile with someone this week.