Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Crate, Pinkfresh, Sizzix, Taylored Expressions

Sketch Challenge – Creative Crate

Hi Friends!

During the Creative Crate event they had a sketch & welcome gift challenge going on. Since I had 2 migraines that week, I only did the sketch challenge & had to wait until voting was over to post.

I love a good challenge. I opted to design so they looked like a set.

With the geometrics elements these would make great guy cards or cards for any occasion. On the left I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Art Deco Hot Foil plate to emboss the design on the background & color in with the matching stencil set. I embossed the small triangle piece with the Sizzix Staggered Chevrons 3D embossing folder which I also used on card #2. The sentiment strips are from Taylored Expressions Simple Strip sets.

It’s always fun to stretch your creativity with something like a sketch challenge.

The weekend is almost here, do you have any plans to get creative?


Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Crate, Penny Black

Bloom Wildly Creative Crate – Penny Black

Hi Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start.

Our final project for our retreat weekend was a make & take featuring Penny Black’s Masterpieces Made Simple Critter Cuddles prints.

These prints are just gorgeous all by themselves but allow you the freedom to add a bit to them. We were given the Penny Black Warm My Heart sentiment set along with some PB die cut branches & various mat & frame designs. I switched mine up a bit and you can’t see it in the picture but I used Stickles to give sparkle to the falling snow & ground.

Keep sharing prayers & kindness, it does make a difference.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Crate, Pinkfresh

Bloom Wildly Creative Crate – Pinkfresh Studio Floral Envelope

Hi Friends!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

I have really enjoyed my very 1st Firefly Farms Creative Crate Weekend and can’t wait to participate again. What has distinguished it over other events was the more laid back pace of the classes & activities compared to jam packed weekends that move, move, move.

Today’s class was with Lea Lawson of Pinkfresh Studio using the recently released Floral Envelope stamp, die & stencil set. So beautiful.

The 1st card beautifully features the cute envelope that you can tuck the flowers & other goodies into. I have plans to add it to a mini book soon. The second card features the layering stencils by themselves for the flowers. An easy way to create the ‘no-line’ coloring look. The Pinkfresh jewels are the perfect finishing touch.

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Please keep the Ukraine and our world/country in your prayers and share kindness everyday.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Crate, Lawn Fawn

Bloom Wildly Creative Crate – Lawn Fawn Class

Hi Friends!

I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

I’m participating in my first virtual retreat of the year with Firefly Farms Creative Crate Bloom Wildly Cardmaking event. It’s my first Creative Crate weekend and it has been wonderful all week leading up to the weekend. They positively spoiled us with little daily gifts.

Tonight’s class was with the new Lawn Fawn release that just launched yesterday, retreats have perks.

Taught by the wonderful Jenn Shurkus we created 3 fun spring cards. I just love the barn & the goats! I also enjoyed making a Flipping Awesome interactive card and the cute Hello Spring.

One class down, 3 to go plus I’m putting the finishing touches on a Bible journaling page this weekend. Stay tuned.