Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Soft floral sympathy for Mike

Morning. My creation today is a sympathy card. A friend of ours from my husbands previous job passed away this weekend. I can only imagine what Holly and the kids are going through right now.  It is very sad news to hear. Sympathy cards are always hard to make I think. This one is simple and soothing and sent with prayers. 


I stamped the flower from Soothing Sympathy onto white card stock. Then took a watercolor brush and washed over the image after I stamped it to add a softer touch to the ink. Layered a few colors of gray and soft sea foam colored card stock. Wrapped some sheer ribbon around the base and added a few pearls. Voila. Thanks for stopping by today. 


Monday, January 21, 2019

Mojo Monday birthday cupcake

Happy Monday! Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend and ready for another week.  :-) I did get some stamp time in this weekend I am happy to say. Need to work on more birthday cards as my stash is empty. EEK!


Played with the new Mojo Monday 507 sketch this weekend. My intent was to create a masculine birthday card using the sketch. I am not sure it turned out quite like I had planned. A birthday card for anyone I guess at this point. HA!  Here is a look at the sketch. 


My papers are from a pack that is long gone for the most part and I don't have the front cover anymore. I liked the blue and browns in the sheets and figured they would be great for the sketch. I stamped the image from Under Glass onto white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. Die cut the circle and then layered the designer paper on the base. A few enamel dots and pearls and sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 


Friday, January 18, 2019

Single rose for my love

Good morning. I have another valentine card for you this week using My English Rose. Since I had the paper pack on the desk from my earlier card, I went ahead and used it again for this card. My rose is colored with various Copic markers and then delicately cut around so that I could pop it up on dimensionals. I know most of you think its crazy to do all that cutting, but I enjoy it.  :-)


The heart panel has a die heart edging before I added it to the base panel. Then I die cut a few hearts and arrows (more on the inside of the card) and some of the tiny hearts to scatter around the edges. Stamped my sentiments along the circle edge and then a few rhinestones and more sparkle to finish it. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 

 Cindy Lawrence 
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims


Monday, January 14, 2019

Valentine bear hugs

Good morning. My creation today is a Valentine one using a retired stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps that is now closed. Yet this is still one of my favorite teddy bears. He makes for great Valentine cards. 


The designer paper was my color inspiration for this card. Old paper from Doodle Bug paper pack that was called Sweet Things. I actually have only a few sheets left from this pack. Yes! :-)  I stamped and colored the bear with various Copic markers then cut around to pop up on dimensionals. Used a ODBD Pennant die for the designer paper and some textured swiss dots that I had sitting on the table for the background. Added some WOJ retired Die-Light arrows for the top corner. Finished it off with a few pearls and some sparkle. Voila! Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

One of a kind little birdie

Happy Friday. I must be in a green, pink and yellow thought process this week as again I have green and pink with hints of yellow today. Maybe its the Hawaii feeling that I wish instead of the cold brrrr white and blue feeling we have going on here at home. hee hee  Anyways, this is a little birdie from Folk Heart for my card today. 


It is no secret that I have issues with designer paper and using it more. The last few months I have made a large effort to use more of what I have before I buy more. One idea did come to me in using just parts of it for the background edging. You don't have to see all of the paper, right? Well at least I think using a little bit is better than using none. At this point my bins are over flowing and I need to use it somehow. I do like how this turned out though. 
Stamped the leaves and flower along the top and bottom and the birdie for the center. Just a few sequins accents and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
 Cindy Lawrence


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Flat bottom is the new in

Good morning. Like that title today? ha ha  That title is because this adorable guy is called Flat Bottom Snowy and  I bought him before we left for Hawaii. Didn't get a chance to play with him before we left so I colored him up this weekend. He makes me smile... most snowmen do that though.  :-)


This green ribbon and the green designer paper were hanging out of the bins and I thought I would focus on that and pink for my colors. The base has some piercing around the edges and then I also wrapped some lace trim ribbon that I have had for awhile too. A snowflake die cut from the scrap bin with a few buttons and twine for the centers. Added some sparkle and voila! First snowmen of the new year. Yea! Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Hellebore journal 2019

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful week. I bought my new journal for 2019 but had not decorated the front of it yet so I figured I better get on that. I did write in it already without the front cover decorated, figured it couldn't hurt any.  :-)  I do like how this turned out but anything in blue I like. 

Used the Mojo Monday 506 sketch for the layout and got another sketch done, yeah! 


These flowers are from Hellebore and Hyacinth stamp set that are colored with various Copic markers. I also did a dotted or whatever you call it coloring around the image. You can't see the soft pink color but the purples and yellow really show up. Added a die cut border in blue and a few brads and sparkles. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Christine Okken
 Cindy Lawrence