Art Inspiration, home & holiday projects, Penny Black

Ornament Gift

Hi Angels!

I’ve been busy addressing Christmas cards to mail out tomorrow. Hopefully 2 weeks is enough mail time.

Tomorrow I’m meeting with a dear friend for lunch so today I created this ornament.

Yep it’s another “joy” ornament, LOL! Except this one will hang on a tree. I found these cool wood discs on Amazon and thought they’d make lovely ornaments. I painted the center white. Die cut Penny Black’s Joyful Ornaments Joy out of red mirror cardstock and cut a couple more to stack to create more depth. I found this gold cord in my stash making yesterday’s card & knew it was the perfect finishing element.

My friend loves red so hopefully she’ll love this ornament along with the chocolate I got her.

I only posted yesterday’s card directly but since it’s the companion to the card before, I’ll post it here too.

Enjoy your day & continue spreading holiday cheer wherever you go.

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Penny Black

Ribbon Tree

Hi Angels!

It’s been a wee bit. I think I’ve caught up on rest from taking care of Reilly, who is doing great by the way & sees the vet tomorrow to get his staples out. Almost 3 weeks of doggy care.

While I haven’t been creating a whole lot, I have been sorting, organizing, doing some hand sewing & we got the new rug down on the studio floor. I have a couple of projects in the works and hopefully will be back on track to regular creating.

I was finishing up one of the classes from Crop & Create & stopped to create this card using the Trinity Stamps Ribbon Swirl Tree stencil that came in an order today.

I love designs that offer a modern twist or different perspective on the holidays and this tree is just perfect. I used Wilted Violet & Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides, some glittering snowflakes and the sentiment from My Favorite Things Merry & Bright set.

I hope your are looking forward to a wonderful weekend and a bit of kindness sharing along the way.

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!

Cards, Challenges, Penny Black, Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions

Simon Says Stamp 5 Ways in 5 Days – Day 1 Ink Blending

Hi Angels!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

No art sorting done today because we were clearing the master bedroom for new carpet tomorrow. But I did get a little more sorting done there.

I popped in on Simon Says Stamp new Summer Crafty Series 5 Ways in 5 Days today & decided to play along as the week allows. I didn’t have the Simon Says Stamp products that Laura Bassen used in today’s video so I challenged myself to use what I have.

I love clean & simple graphics. I used Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils Rectangle & just shifted it a bit to get the layers for the first card along with Pink Fresh Studio’s Happy Birthday. For the 2nd card, I created circle layers with my Hero Arts Infinity Dies Nesting Circle set & Yupo paper. Yupo makes great reusable stencils with your diecuts. The celebrate is from Penny Black.

So much fun but it’s off to bed, the carpet guys will be here bright & early in the morning.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, Penny Black, Taylored Expressions

Christmas in July – Beautiful Backgrounds

Hi Angels!

I am very much enjoying the tutorials from the Card Makers Success Summit. Today’s cards just took my ink blending up a notch.

These came out just gorgeous with rich beautiful color.

For the top card I used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot just like in the instructions. The only big city stencil I have is from Inkylicioius. This card uses a total of 4 stencils.

For the bottom card I used Distress Oxides in Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon. The snowflake background is Penny Black’s Snowflake Pattern and the Joy is from Concord & 9th’s Full of Joy Trifold Die. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Christmas set.

Tomorrow I will spend all day in the studio sorting & working on some more cards. Yay!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Penny Black, Taylored Expressions

Gloriously 60 Day 31 Art – Bison Pines Thanks

Hi Angels!

Today’s card was created while on our trip. I had taken a few coloring supplies, 2 card bases & my ziploc of precut sentiment strips.

I created a Thank-you card for our hosts at Bison Pines the cabin we stayed in outside of Custer South Dakota.

The image is Penny Black Divine and the sentiments are from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamp. I watercolored with Tombow Markers.

Hopefully by the time this posts tomorrow, we will have arrived safely home from our trip.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Penny Black, Spellbinders

Gloriously 60 Day 23 Art – Smile Flowers

Hi Angels!

By the time this posts, we should be halfway to South Dakota. I am scheduling ahead of time so we can enjoy our trip.

Today’s card uses a some flowers from the infamous Bits & Pieces box.

This card is just perfect to pop in the mail to brighten someone’s day. I used Spellbinders Simple Line Border stamp and Penny Black Happy Thoughts for the sentiment.

Have a Fabulous Week this week!

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.

Art Inspiration, Classes, Creative Tips, Penny Black, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

2021 Floral Calendar Sept/Oct

Hi Angels!

We made it to the fall months on the calendar.

The sunflowers from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps Like a Sunflower set were just perfect for September. They are not one of my favorite flowers, hubby is severely allergic to them, but this set is just charming. I also don’t like their big brown centers. If you know me, I’m just not a huge brown fan. I tried brown on these, it didn’t make me happy, so I tore it up, reprinted, re-stamped and settled on using green & bronze for my centers. Don’t be afraid to toss something & start again. Most of the time it’s just a few cents worth of cardstock & a bit more time.

October features Penny Black’s Stitched Flowers. I settled on orange to play off the more traditional pumpkin colors we see in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Classes, Penny Black, Taylored Expressions, Watercolor

2021 Floral Calendar July/August

Hi Angels!

I have more calendar goodness to share. I love how all my calendar pages came out but these 2 are a couple of my favorites.

July features Taylored Expressions Doodle Flower Background. Except for the greens, I have been selecting new colors for each month. July is a mix of several of the colors from the other months.

For August I used Penny Black’s Softly stamp. It’s one of my favorite flower stamps.

I hope these calendar pages are inspiring your creativity and bringing a bit of floral color in the middle of winter.