Friday, February 24, 2017

For flower-lovers only

This is a three-fer, folks! There are three cards to share here today.
I was playing with old-but-new-to-me Flourishes Stamps sets (all illustrated by the fabulous Marcella Hawley) and this is what I came up with:

The next one uses skinny strips of patterned paper, which I just could not throw away:

If you're a crafter or cardmaker, too, isn't it a wonderful feeling to lose yourself in the art?  Often, I don't have any preconceived ideas of what to just comes to me as I begin to pull out the supplies. I think that's the part I love best about the whole process. It's organic and natural and soooooo satisfying.

Thank you ever so much for joining me here today!  God bless you!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gold & Blue Sympathy

Hello friends!  I've got a sympathy card to share today that I made for the shop.  I focused on heavenly colors of white, blue and gold.

The gold frame, stamped in Delicata Gold ink, and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Sympathy stampset. I diecut the frame twice, once on white cardstock, the other on white craft foam, and layered them together. Beneath that lies a lacy die cut (Memory Box's Amira Flourish), topped with a few pearls.

Thank you for dropping by today, hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy BeeDay

Hello! I've got a 'happy bee-day' card to share today, made with scraps that were on my craft table. The sentiment and bee are from Circle Friends by Simon Says Stamp.

 I added a touch of Wink of Stella to his wings, then covered the wings with Glossy Accents glue. The lace under the jute braided ribbon is, ahem, a bit of my old curtains that had been trimmed down to a shorter size.  I hated to throw away the lace, and thankfully it's been repurposed here. :-)

Thank you for "bee-ing" so sweet!  I appreciate your visit!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello, big blue butterfly!

Hi there!  I'm sharing a card that I donated to a local fundraiser last spring.
Shades of mint, French blue and white....definitely spring-like!

On top of a piece of polka-dot patterned paper, I layered a Papertrey Ink Coverplate: Pretty Frame in white. Along the bottom, two Grassy Fields layers (My Favorite Things) create the ground, topped with paper roses ( and some sparkling sequins.

The sentiment is by Paper Smooches Salutations and the butterfly die cut is from Stampin' UP! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, a seldom-used die in my stash.

Thank you so much for your visit today!  Have a blessed week ahead! :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Be Strong...a Psalm stamp done two ways

Psalm 31:24, a beautiful stamp by Verve, was used on two different creations for these encouraging cards.

The first was made with bits and pieces of things lying about on my craft desk:  K & Co. butterfly stickers, a small bit of a doily, a smidgen of green "grass" (actually the negative left behind from a My Favorite Things Grassy Fields) and a stitched rectangle mat.

Ever so subtly in the background, you can see the lightly stamped Inkadinkado Floral Woodcut.

The next card uses shimmery paper from DCWV.  The photo below doesn't show the golden glint, but the next photo does.

I hope you had a good weekend.  Yesterday, I had my hair trimmed and highlights retouched.  Ah, nothing like fresh hair color to lift one's spirits!  I put away some more Christmas decorations, don't mind me, it's a bit slow-going.  :-)  My hubby and girls cleaned most of the house, which is a TREMENDOUS help to me, as I am still doing physical therapy for my herniated discs.  Bit by bit, I am getting better; so thankful!

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