Friday, April 17, 2015

Flowering Branches



Squeel!!! Did you see the new Instant Garden release on the 15th? Be still my heart right? This is the beautiful Flowering Branches. A few clicks and you can have this in your in box ready to print, color and create with! Check out Marcy's inspiration and notes behind this beautiful drawing HERE


My creation today is pretty straight forward. I really wanted the focus to be on the blooms so I went with a white on white card today. Okay... not much different from normal but you know what I mean.  ;-)  After my blooms were colored I added a Beautiful Borders die cut edge to the left side and a few sequins to the front. My sentiment Happy Mother's day is on a tag that I pierced the edges and notched the end. Some sparkles finishes it off, voila! 


Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blossom treat box


Isn't this the cutest? This is a little blossom shaped treat box made out of decorative card stock. I have made a few of these for the boys teacher after spring break. This was a fun box to create. If you have an Envelope Punch Board you can create your own check, out my Blossom Box Tutorial. Have fun and enjoy!  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Toy Wars



This is super creative and very talented if you ask me. I would wage that my boys think this very thing when they are playing.  hee hee    :-)   Boys and their toys. The cop car at the end is perfect!!   Enjoy your day! 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring time are you ready?

We sure are ready for spring here. We have some beautiful sunshine right now and its wonderful. This week is running around from game to game but what is knew. :-)  


This is a simple spring creation today. I stamped the beautiful Daffodils on white card stock and scored a border around the frame. Colored with various Copic markers before layering on a shaped frame of designer paper. Wrapped some ribbon around the base and a few jewels in the corner. Voila! See easy peasy. Thanks for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day! 



Sunday, April 12, 2015

FS427 Furry Thinking

This weeks Featured Stamper is Sue aka Gregzgrul. Great gallery of creations. I choose this Furry Favorite card to case. Kept the furry friend, over all sketch and similar papers. Changed the actual dog image, made it a larger panel, added brads. Enjoy your week Sue! 



This fun guy is from Whipper Snapper called Good News Puppy that I bought years ago and enjoy stamping. He is on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I added a decorative border to the edge and a few bards. I made this for my friend Leslie who's fur baby has not been well as of late. Lulu is such a sweet puppy and Ranger wanted to make sure she knew we were thinking about her.  ;-)  I hope you get a chance to stamp and play this weekend. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

A good read and some lilacs

Happy Friday! I don't know about you but this week was long and tiring. A good book and some fresh lilacs sound perfect right about now. Fortunately for me I have both, as my new book just came in AND I have this beautiful new Lilac stamp to play with.  ;-)  Don't forget the Power and Spark challenge for April is under way. You can read all about it HERE. Hope you can play along. 



My card today as I mentioned is using the beautiful new Lilac Time stamp set. I stamped the vase image onto white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple score around the border and added dimensionals to the back side. Die cut a Spellbinders border for the decorative edge and some scrap paper to cover the seams. Finished it off with a few pearls and voila! 


Check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade today:
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

40th Birthday in feminine style

Good morning! Here is the last of the memorable birthday markers for my friends request. Seems that the "over the hill" theme for birthdays is really depending on the person. Some tease and do it at the 30th, my dad had a 40th over the hill as a joke, my mom refused to acknowledge her 50th, so it depends. My 40th (GASP!!!) was fun and vibrant with colors. I think it is all about how you feel not what your age is. Does that make sense? 


This 40th card is for one a person like me she told me, so I went with fun and cheerful! Dusted off my Numbers Blossom set for the year marker that is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copics.  Die cut with a Spellbinders oval frame and popped up on dimensionals. I adore this Spellbinders border die, but you can never stand the card up straight if you do the base layer also. Well easy fix for the photo with a little salt and pepper shaker to hold it up. hee hee   Wrapped some ribbon around white layer and added a tiny flower to the center. Some pearls and Cheery Lynn flourishes die for the final touch. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day!