Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler, Taylored Expressions

Floral Wall

Hi Angels!

Sometimes you just have to grab what’s available for a quick card. It’s been a busy day of errands so not much time for creating. I’m still pretty much keeping my errands to one day a week so I crammed a lot in today.

I picked up a couple of my SCT Samplers and pulled this 3×4 card out of the August kit from the Simple Stories Sunkissed Collection. I grabbed my Shiplap background from Taylored Expressions & pulled a sentiment from the Simple Strips background that I keep a pre-cut & stamped package of and instant card.

Looking at a quiet day tomorrow, a bit of time with my youngest granddaughter & more prep work for Crop & Create this weekend.

Do you have any plans for World Cardmaking day Saturday?

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler

SCT Sept Sampler – Let Your Light Shine

Hi Angels!

A quick card tonight using my September SCT Sampler. I did get some sorting done today & hubby figured out my camera issue, Yay! I want to video a project when it’s finished & start working on some other video ideas.

I don’t work in kraft paper very often but it certainly has been my go to lately, perhaps because it’s such a good color for fall and it’s one of the browns I’m willing to work with. Brown is probably my least favorite of all the colors, especially the darker tones.

This month’s sampler included a selection of Jen Hadfield’s Peaceful Heart papers & embellishments so I grabbed some to make this card. I only added the small woodgrain scrap to mat the light.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Sampler

Be Fearless

Hi Angels!

I hope you are enjoying lots of summer fun this Labor day weekend. Fall will be here before we know it.

I got more organizing done today, cleaned off my computer desk, worked on both my big art project & finishing up a Bible Journaling project.

Saturday night’s are date night with hubby so after dinner out, I grabbed the August SCT Sampler & made a quick card.

This sampler featured papers from Amy Tangerine’s Brave & Bold and Simple Stories Sunkissed collections. The background pattern is from the Brave & Bold set & the teepee is from the Sunkissed set. Both sets color coordinate so well together. The sentiment is from Joy Clair Inspirational Arrows stamp set. Definitely a cute & fun card.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, SCT Sampler

With Love & Prayers Wreath

Hi Angels!

I finally played with my August SCT Sampler last night after watching Gina K’s inspiration video. The stamp set included in the sampler was a Gina K. Designs exclusive Poppy Silhouettes.

Okay confession time, I think I bought the Gina K. Wreath Builder stencil set a couple of years ago & this is the 1st time using it & it was easy & fun! I pulled a couple more Gina K. sets to complete the card. The Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide flowers are from the SCT Exclusive set Poppy Silhouettes, the Shaded Lilac DO flowers are from Grateful Greenery and the sentiment is from Peaceful Floral. Since I rarely do square cards, I die cut the wreath & added the thinnest black border.

Now I am going to have to watch the video tutorials on creating a spray of flowers for a card.

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh, SCT Sampler

Blue Daisies – SCT July Sampler

Hi Angels!

I spent a good portion of the day sorting & organizing so I opted for a quick card tonight. I am working a corner at a time on 3 areas of the house, upstairs, the master bedroom & the studio. This week’s push is the master bedroom because we are having new carpet installed next week. In the studio I started reorganizing the scraps. Their storage files are a bit of a jumble and for some reason a couple of them ended up in another location which is no fun when you are looking for something in particular.

I haven’t had a chance to create with my new SCT July Sampler and it’s always great for something quick using the new products.

I indulged my love of daisies with some background paper from Pinkfresh Studio’s new Happy Blooms Collection and The Stamp Market’s Sunflower Bliss stamp set created for this sampler. The stamp set may say sunflowers but I think they make pretty great daisies. The stems were a little shorter than I wanted so I hand drew them with a Koi Brush pen and then stamped the leaves. The hello stamp in the set was a little too big so I added a diecut.

I hope your week is going great.

Stay tuned more Christmas in July is in the works.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 55 Art – Ombre Butterflies

Hi Angels!

I hope you are staying cool where ever you’re hanging out at. We had a short break from the heat but it came roaring right back.

Tonight I played some more with the Hero Arts Butterfly Circle Stencil that was included in this month’s SCT Sampler.

This quick clean & simple design would make a great gift set for someone in a variety of colors with a mix of sentiments. The sentiment I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My Gloriously 60 art challenge for my 60th birthday wraps up soon but stay tuned, I have ideas already lined up for July & August.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 49 Art – Joyful Smile

Hi Angels!

After 2 days of outside heat, I puttered around the house today. I assigned myself a new weekly task of cleaning off my workspaces in the studio. I got my standing work surfaces cleaned up and finished organizing my slimline dies today. I just need to get my sitting desk area cleaned up tomorrow & I should be in pretty good shape for creating for the next week. Yay!

I dug into my new June SCT Sampler for a fun card tonight. The Sampler contained Doodlebug’s Fairy Garden Collection paper & bits so I created this card.

Doodlebug designs are always whimsical & sure to bring a smile. I have a friend who sends cards to a children’s hospital project and I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting some cards from my designs with this sampler. Too cute!

I did get another design project started to finish tomorrow. A little more on the elegant side. I love the freedom to mix up styles when creating.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 46 – Beautiful Sunshine

Hi Angels!

I got a bit of organizing done in the studio today putting some more of my dies in order for easy access.

My June Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler arrived a few days ago. First it’s fabulous and second I really enjoyed creating tonight’s card.

This soft “sunrise/sunset” has a beachy feel to it. I can just see the surfers & boats enjoying some rays.

The sampler included Hero Arts Butterfly Circle Stencil. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo & Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Instead of going for a full shadow for the lettering, I opted to stack the sentiments onto a black layer instead of a white layer so they stood out a bit more.

I hope there’s some sunshine in your week. Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 39 Art – Nice

Hi Angels!

I was prepping my materials for an online class I am taking tomorrow & the time got away from me.

Nice should always be an option in our lives, goes hand & hand with kindness.

Another card using the Paige Evans Wonders Collection from my April SCT Kit. The bargain of these kits are wonderful. I can easily create about 10 cards or more with the papers this one included & I haven’t even tried the stamp set yet. I am very glad I subscribed.

Do you subscribe to any creative kits? What do you like most about them?

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, SCT Sampler

Gloriously 60 Day 38 Art- Floral Hello

Hi Angels!

I ran a few errands today so since my SCT April Sampler is still out, I grabbed it for another quick card.

I just loved this floral pattern paper & the idea popped for just the right creation with the paint stroke type pattern that was in the set. A few sequins & a pretty card is all done. These papers are more from the Paige Evans Wonders Collection.

Looking forward to being home tomorrow & getting some tidying done in the studio then creating some more.