Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters

Celebration Course

Hi Angels!

As hectic has life has been, I did work on some cards a couple days ago. My Son-in-law Mike’s birthday was yesterday and I pulled out Kindred Stamps Space Explorers set to to create his card.

I made a quick ink blended galaxy background & added splatters in gold & pearl Gansai Tambi watercolor. Gold embossing for the sentiment & hematite embossing for the space ship.

It’s been an exhausting couple of days with Reilly going back into surgery & trying to get everything done I could to stayed holed up at home while he recovers a 2nd time. He had a massive abscess they had to go in & clean up, hopefully he is on the mend for good. We are so thankful for all the prayers & well wishes.

I have to say as stressful as the past week has been with a recovering puppy, I have managed a couple of acts of kindness. Sometimes it’s just a matter of changing your focus from your current situation to helping someone else.

Spread some kindness wherever your go.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Taylored Expressions

YAY! Celebration

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend has been truly fabulous, blessed & you had the opportunity to share some kindness.

We should be home by now but I’ll bet tired so I’m glad I got some cards done before I left to schedule.

I had a spare YAY! Caps Lock die cut from Taylored Expressions cut & assembled in black and thought it would be a great small test piece for the new Iuile Watercolors Christmas Palette I ordered. The watercolor is supposed to look great on black and it does. I’m not sure the photo does it justice for how incredibly glittery it is.

I did a bit of ink variegation on the Gifted Background stamp and add a sentiment from Simple Strips Birthday. A fairly easy card that looks like it took a bit of work to pull off.

This week will be a little bit busy and the excitement is building for next week’s Crop & Create Deliver Cardmaking Event on World Cardmaking Weekend!

Have a wonderful week & keep sharing kindness!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Taylored Expressions

Owls with Great Love

Hi Angels!

Today’s card was lots of fun and reminds us to do all things with love.

These Taylored Expressions Owls from the What a Hoot stamp, stencil & die combo are so cute. I stamped them onto one of my hand painted backgrounds and die cut them out. I used the stencil to create the background. I did one color, then shifted the stencil a bit for each of the other colors. It turned out great. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Soul stamp set.

Have a Blessed Sunday tomorrow!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Kindness matters

Dream Flight

Hi Angels!

Do you have any fun weekend plans? Enjoy and share some kindness.

Today’s card has a bit of geometric & my favorite butterflies.

Featuring this month’s Catherine Pooler Designs Club Sursee set Take Flight, I did a slightly different version of the card Catherine did on a live last week. It was lots of fun I love the bright happy colors.

Take some time to relax this weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters

Be the Change

Hi Angels!

By the time this posts, we will be relaxing in a cabin in Southeastern Oklahoma, one of the beautiful wooded areas of the state.

Tonight’s card is part 2 of the fall papers I found while organizing. I don’t remember where the fall leaves came from if someone sent them to me or they were some ephemera from a long ago class but they are definitely pretty and make a lovely fall card.

Another simple card, I just took a scrap of blended background to compliment & stamped the sentiment from an old Club Scrap kit.

Kindness definitely means stepping out for change to bring some light & hope to those around us. As simple as a smile or holding open a door for someone can bring a bit of joy to their day. Keep sharing kindness where ever you go.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Penny Black, Taylored Expressions

Grateful Kindness

Hi Angels!

While sorting & organizing, I found a couple pretty fall pattern papers and set them aside to make a couple of cards.

Tonight’s card is the first creation with a piece from an old Bo Bunny collection.

I added a Penny Black Grateful die cut with a Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background sentiment. A couple of blue sequins that play off the blue berries in the pattern and a quick card is done.

We are off on a family weekend tomorrow so the next couple of posts are scheduled with more creative goodness.

Don’t forget to share some kindness and have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Taylored Expressions

Autumn Abstract

Hi Angels!

I worked on 5 different projects today and completed 4, whew! Some were as simple as printing some Bible Journaling printables but still did quite a bit in the studio.

Since I have been sorting & organizing, I’m trying to make it a point to work with some of my newer supplies & some of my older supplies. I had not had a chance to play with my Taylored Expressions In The Abstract kit so here’s my first card design.

Usually I don’t create a lot of fall themed items but this year may be the exception. The kit’s main item is the Abstract Accents Stencil & Stamp Combo. I used Candy Apple, Ripe Persimmon & Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides for the background stencil shapes. Stamped a couple of elements from the coordinating stamp set and added a sentiment from the Beautiful Soul stamp set. I used the Branch Out dies set for the leaves.

Speaking of fall, the cooler temperatures today certainly hint at fall & are a welcome relief from the recent heat wave.

Share a little joy and make someone smile tomorrow!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Catherine Pooler Designs, Faith Based Art, Kindness matters, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Compassionate Heart

Hi Angels!

I managed to get my extra scheduled cleaning done today & do some creating.

My Bible study this morning was a great reminder of how even in the chaos of this current world, showing love & compassion to everyone is still the most important thing for us to do. Kindness is not very prominent and there is an awful lot of animosity going around. Perhaps instead of pushing agendas, a little bit of grace & kindness can be extended. A little bit of kindness & compassion can make a big difference in someone’s day.

I created this Faithdex card as a reminder that love makes all the difference.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience; Colossians 3:12 ESV

I used Catherine Pooler Designs Amber’s World for the globe and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Genuine Love for the tiny love sentiment. I found some framed index dies on Amazon & I tried to do some research to make sure they were not knock-offs, it’s still possible but I didn’t find anything before I ordered them & opted to use the heart frame to fit my theme. I used gel pens to color and hand lettered the verse.

Spread some kindness & joy tomorrow. Have a great day!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Kindness matters, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Hopping By

Hi Angels!

It has been so nice to have a media break for the past couple of weeks. If you haven’t taken one in awhile, you might consider it.

We had so much fun on retreat last week at The Scrappin’ Pad. A whole week to play, create, chill, lots of laughter & fun.

The Scrappin’ Pad has a bit of a frog theme and a frog named Finnegan for it’s mascot. So I brought along a frog stamp set to create a card for our hostess, Liz.

Isn’t he fun! I took this pic at the Pad on the dining room table.

I pulled out one of my marbled backgrounds and colored the frog with colored pencils. I used an old FSJ set Stick Around, Gina K’s A Little Hello and Sweet ‘n Sassy Hoppy Spring.

I will be back to posting a bit more regular now that I’ve had a nice break. I have more creative ideas to work on and a bit more organizing planned.

Thanks for stopping by.

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!