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, Pink & Main

Gloriously 60 Day 36 Art – Pig Fun

Hi Angels!

When I saw this cute Pig Time set from Pink and Main it just tickled and made me smile. And we can always use a smile

One of the Pink and Main designers used a partially stenciled background on her samples for the set so I decided to case that technique for these cards. I used Pink and Main Daisies & Flora stencils and the pigs are colored with Prismacolors.

There are more piggies in the works. Stay tuned.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 34 Art – Purple Birthday

Hi Angels!

I was finally able to catch up with a few things today after our trip including some much needed rest.

I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box to create today’s card.

I watched a couple of short art videos & one inspired me to dig into my Bits & Pieces box. Everything was already pre-cut, I just added a hint of stenciling to the white oval to give it a little more pizzazz. Fast & easy.

I’m hoping to spend a bit more time creating tomorrow. Hubby is still home on vacation so sometimes what I plan doesn’t match up with what he plans.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Pink & Main, Taylored Expressions

Gloriously 60 Day 29 Art – Discover Your Wings

Hi Angels!

Today we are in Riverton Wyoming to visit my husband’s aunt. We decided since we were so close we would add a day to our trip so we could visit, plus see a bit more of the country.

Today’s challenge card was fun to design after seeing something similar on Pinterest.

I pulled an older Taylored Expressions stamp set out called Discover Your Wings for the dragonfly & sentiment. I also used Taylored’s circle masking stencil with Pink & Main’s Flora Stencil for the background. This would look beautiful in several different color combos.

I hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions

Gloriously 60 Day 25 Art – Fabulous Florals

Hi Angels!

If you haven’t seen the new card kit from My Favorite Things Stamps yet, you should check out the wonderful floral images.

Todays card features the MFT In Focus Floral Frames from the kit.

I used a stencil & Salvaged Patina Distress oxide for the background for a tone on tone effect. I then cut the florals from some watercolor background paper and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background.

Thanks for popping in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, My Favorite Things

Gloriously 60 Day 22 Art – Birthday Diamonds

Hi Angels!

Today was the big 60! I had a quiet birthday packing for our South Dakota trip tomorrow. So ready to travel & enjoy some of God’s wonderful creation!

I think it’s appropriate that I share this fun birthday card I created today on my birthday.

I did a partial stenciling of the diamonds and then added the sentiments & bling. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Catherine Pooler Designs Little Something Sentiments set. I used My Favorite Things Stamps Anything but Basic Birthday & Bitty Birthday Wishes for the other 2 sentiments.

I hope you weekend is both fun & relaxing.

Thanks for popping in!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Unity Stamp Co

Gloriously 60 Day 17 Art – Floral Congrats

Hi Angels!

My birthday week started off with a delivery of flowers from my oldest daughter, followed by a beautiful dragonfly ornament from a friend. My birthday is this Saturday and on Sunday we leave for South Dakota on our anniversary trip. It’s going to be a fun couple of weeks.

Tonight’s card is the 2nd half of last night’s creation. Since the A Little Hello Stencil is a 6 x 6, I did the whole design & then trimmed it for 2 cards.

In addition to the A Little Hello bundle from Gina K Designs, I used the Unity Say it Big Sentiments Die set. The A Little Hello stamp set had a small dot stamp that matches the dots on the stencil, so I used it to add interest to the background behind the sentiment.

Do something nice for someone this week.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 16 Art – Floral Hello

Hi Angels!

It was nice to stay in with the rain we received today & mostly chill. I did finish the last 2 cards for tomorrow’s stencil class.

I absolutely love the Gina K Designs A Little Hello stamp/die/stencil bundle from my Crop & Create Weekend. And……. I was able to order The Little Love bundle released earlier after it was restocked so I’m looking forward to combining the 2 when it arrives.

As you can tell Salvaged Patina & Shaded Lilac Distress Inks are still in use plus I added in Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron to this design. I think it came out beautifully.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week ahead! It’s beginning to feel a bit more summery so get lots of sunshine & creativity in this week.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Pinkfresh, Slimline Cards

Gloriously 60 Day 14 Art – Pretty Plaid

Hi Angels!

Today I got a bit of clean-up & organizing done in the studio, then Friday evenings are usually reserved for hanging out with hubby at the end of the work week so my design time got pushed.

I had an idea for this card a few days ago & set everything out to work on it.

It took a bit of fiddling but I like the clean & simple design. I used Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Plaid layering stencil with Salvaged Patina & Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Classic Tags with Fillable Elements die set & Perfect Sentiments stamp set (I’m on the wait list for the die. It stamps all the sentiments at once so you have quite a variety to choose from). The clear sequins give it just a touch of elegance.

I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Enjoy!

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

Gloriously 60 Day 13 Art – Butterfly Patience

Hi Angels!

I don’t know whether to wish this allergy season wraps up quickly or just continue to muddle through. It’s definitely doing it’s best to keep me off track.

Tonight’s card is pure joy since I love butterflies. So no matter what my allergies & migraines are throwing at me, this card just makes me smile. It’s the first card for my upcoming stencil class.

I used Taylored Expressions Butterfly Stamp & Stencil set & Butterfly Wishes from their recent Butterfly Wishes Kit that sold out fast. The sentiment if from their Field Notes set That was also a kit. I used Salvaged Patina & Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides for the stencil blending.

Patience can be a blessing or a frustration depending on how you look at life. The butterfly is infinitely patient when being transformed from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Spending time in nature brings relaxation and a breath of fresh air to our lives over the hustle & bustle of every day life. I think it’s one of God’s greatest blessings in my life.

Thanks for stopping in and have a fabulous weekend!