Friday, April 3, 2020

Day of blooms

Good morning! Week three of our quarantine down and only 4 more to go or should I say 5 as our governor just extended the time last night. This week's blessing was found in small ways with a few refunds that we did not expect and an event that we were going to in May is rescheduled for August. Boys have been practicing ball out back trying to keep the arms warm for baseball as we are hopeful to have at least one or two games when they return. God is good and we are so thankful! Hopefully you are adjusting also and seeing blessings big and small.

Lovely Tulips (on SALE right now) is the stamp set I used for this creation today. I knew that purple and yellow would be my color choice and this designer paper was on the desk so it worked out perfectly. My base layer has some swiss dots added for texture. 
Wrapped some bakers twine around the bottom of the base panel. Just a few Candi dot accents and some sparkles on the blooms. Voila

Check out the designers today:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April joys

Morning and welcome to the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for April. That's right we are a few months into the year, how are you on those cards? Right now we all have a lot of time to color so why not Christmas cards? This months challenge can be found HERE. Hope you join in our fun. 

This stamp set fell out of the bin when I was trying to determine which House Mouse stamp to use. Pretty sure this is retired as I don't even find it on the Stampendous site, sorry. My designer paper is from an old pack of paper that had similar colors for what I was going for. Layered some ribbon along the bottom of the card and a few enamel dots accents. The marshmallows have sparkle added to them and then a few die cut snowflakes for the corner. Voila! 

Monday, March 30, 2020

One sheet wonder Daisy style

Morning! Did you ever create a set of cards with one sheet of paper? It used to be and it might very well be called One Sheet Wonder. The thought came to me after I stamped Big Sexy Blooms (BTW on sale NOW) onto some card stock and colored the image. I thought I wonder if you could actually use it to create the same effect, so I went about it and tried. 

This is the image (not trimmed down on the edges) yet cut into the shapes I figured I could use to create cards with. I like the springy feel these pink and blue hues which was based off the designer papers I choose above. 

This is card one using the smallest piece I cut in the sheet. My sentiment is from Nice Things to Say stamp set which was my theme for encouraging cards with the set. Added some textures to the layer behind the sentiment circle and a scallop edge along the side. Tied off a button and twine for the last touch. 

The second card is using the portion of the rectangle of the two that are cut. Added a scallop edge to this one and some swiss dots to the base layer. Not that I did add sparkle to all of the cards flower petals and to some of the sentiments. A square rhinestone to finish this off. 

Card three is using the longest strip cut in the sheet along the side panel. Pierced around the edge of the sentiment piece. A few splashes from the set retired Marcella's Mixed tape set with some sparkles and sequins accents. 

Card four has some designer paper added to the top and bottom of the bigger piece cut. Wrapped twine around the top edge and tied off a button. Stamped the sentiment in the corner top edge. 

Then the last one is the other rectangle piece two with some designer paper as the base. My sentiment at the top with a button twine combo. 

I have to say this turned out super cute for something I wasn't sure was going to work. Now I want to make another set of cards with different colors and different cuts. We will see what I can come up with later as I have a few other cards I need to work on first. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Bold, Amazing and strong

Good morning. How is everyone holding up? Praying that you are doing well and trying to find the small blessings in each day. This was a long week at our house but I think over all it went good. last weekend we went to the Blue Mountains and had some fun sledding and relaxing. Can't go to the mountains this weekend since they closed all of the parks. We will just have to find something else to entertain us I guess. Maybe some crafting or Lego's or binge watching a show. I don't know yet. Now for what you really want to see... my creation today.
These are from Orchids Rock stamp and oh how fun are they to color. I actually went online to find some fun coloring options and these reddish yellow green hues caught my eye so I went and gave it a try. Kept a very clean and crisp feeling to this card since I wanted them to really be bold. 

I colored this with various Copic markers, then stamped my sentiment to the top left side. Added a strip of black paper behind the designer paper and added to the base. A few hexagon enamel dots that I have had forever and a touch of sparkle. Voila!

Check out the design team creations: 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Magical moments

Baby cards are usually one of the things I don't readily have on hand and figure I better get a few in the works. This 6 weeks quarantine is going to produce quite a few newborns come 9 months from how. ha ha Oh I am just kidding, but on some level I am sure there is some statics on this very thing. Anyways... This is Precious Baby that I created today. The designer paper was my color choices and it can be either boy or girl although I now look at it and lots of blue and green. Okay it is a boy card. 

Simple design with just a little bit of lace trim and ribbon wrapped around the edge of the base layers. My sentiment die cut with a circle die and a few buttons with twine wrapped between. Voila! 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Calming easy feeling

How about a more subtle softer feel with Lavender creation today. Don't miss out on this stamp set as it is on sale now! I stamped the lavender bag onto kraft card stock and used various Prisma colored pencils to color. Still need to work on the blending a little bit I think but I do like the softer feel that pencils give cards.

More of the designer paper from that Authentic pack I was sharing last week for my base layer. Wrapped some lavender ribbon and twine around the base layers. A button and some sequins accents. Voila! 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Birthday blue bloom

Good morning or I hope it is good for you. First week of school cancelled, it has been interesting. Between the boys 2 school's, John and myself both working from home it has been fun. Trying to keep things positive, go for a walk each day at lunch, keeping the workout routine at home going since the gym is closed. Making sure we all try to keep as much to the normal day to day routine as possible so we don't go nuts. Overall we are hanging in there. Sure hope you are doing okay with all this.  Anyways you didn't come to hear about that. 
Some exciting news is Power Poppy's Sale going on! Check out all the details HERE and on the PP Blog. Be sure to snatch up those sets you have been waiting to buy or even the ones that will be retiring. Gasp I know... but you have to make room for the new goodies this year. 

My creations today I had to show the other one I created using Simply Camellias stamp set. One of my favorite cards. Not only because of the blue hues but the designer paper I used is perfect shades of blues and black. It was a pack from Authentic that I bought last year and only used once so far. Gasp! Time to get using that pack more often. 

Colored the bloom to match the designer paper hues and then added a few circle die cut layers. A scallop edge to add along the designer paper edge. Assembled all the layers and added my sentiment and an enamel dot. Some sparkle on the water and voila! I love how this turned out.