Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Guesting again with Inlovearts!

Hello all!  We had a busy weekend moving my daughter from one dorm to another, and various other projects around the house.  The move went well, and it was a long day.  She's happy, and the building and her room are gorgeous, with incredible city views.  See the end of this post for a couple of pics. 😀

The kind folks at Inlovearts craft supply company asked me to be their guest again, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity!  I hope you like the creations I made to share.  At the end of this post is a link list for the supplies I used, as well as a discount code for you to use.  Check their site; they have neat and affordable things to add to your crafty stash. 😉

First up is probably my favorite of this bunch.  I LOVE these stickers.  The pack I chose has this sweet blue bird and pretty roses.  I picked a patterned paper from my stash and at first, I did not plan to put the bird directly over top of it, but I really like how it turned out!  The sheerness of the stickers is so lovely.  I had a little file folder die cut in my stash too, since forever, and found it to be the perfect backdrop for the rose stickers, and a sentiment I stamped on.  When the card was nearly complete, I felt it needed one more tiny element in the top left corner, so I used a bit of the Heart Clover Wave border die (you'll get to see more of it in a bit), and just snipped one blossom off and topped it with a pearl.

Inlovearts Heart Clover Wave die, Cartoon and Daily Various Decorative Stickers bird, roses stickers, Stackable Hearts Nesting dies; pearls; crochet lace; mini file folder die cut

I also used tiny snippets of the Stackable Hearts Nesting dies as doilies peeking out from beneath the file folder.  I gently inked the edges, and added pearls (of course).

Up next is a dainty, feminine encouragement card using the Roses Pattern embossing folder.  Sigh!  I love the pattern on it.  Since I wanted to showcase this, I kept other details to a minimum and tried not to cover up too much of it.

Inlovearts Roses Pattern embossing folder

Had to add a pearl to the top of the crochet flower.  You know me.  LOL

So this is the Heart Clover Wave die I was mentioning earlier!  Isn't it fancy and lively?  Each clover is made up of little hearts, so it could be used for Valentine cards as well.  Me being of Irish descent, I needed to make a St. Patrick's Day card.  😉  I paired with it another product I chose from the Inlovearts shop, which is the pale green crochet trim.  I do love crochet trim.

Inlovearts Heart Clover Wave die, DIY Lace Decorative Stickers lace crochet trim; pearls; gold sequins

And in my world, where pearls reign supreme, I just had to top each clover with them.  But with this being a St. Patrick's Day card, where folks think of the 'pot o' gold', I decided to add little gold sequins too.

The Wave Border die set helps make the cutest scenes.  I used sparkly aqua glitter paper to create the prettiest waves for a bright day on the ocean.  The clouds are actually hearts made with Stackable Hearts Nesting dies, cut to resemble puffy white clouds.  Is it too much of a stretch?  I hope they read as clouds.  

Inlovearts Wave Border dies, Stackable Hearts Nesting dies (as clouds)

The fun thing about using this die set is you can use it on both sides.  For the card below, I die-cut the waves on the back of the glitter paper, and just turned the pieces over to reveal waves going in the opposite direction.  

You can tell from the pic below that I used Glossy Accents to cover the boat; I just love using that stuff. 😁

What do you think??  I had such fun making these cards!  

Here is the link list:

(8 colors) DIY Lace Decorative Stickers 15mm


(11 varieties) Cartoon and Daily Various Decorative Stickers (25pcs)

Heart Clover Wave Frame Border Dies

Wave Border Dies

Roses Pattern Embossing Folder

 I also used this one on a few of the projects, the scalloped nesting hearts:


For your shopping pleasure, there's a discount code you can use, too:

discount code :  G-22206
Thank you so much to Inlovearts for having me as a guest again! 😃

And as promised, here are some pics from my daughter's new dorm room.

Isn't it nice??  What a great place to study and do online classes!  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I appreciate your visit!

God bless you,

Friday, October 2, 2020

From Shabby Chic to Clean and Simple

Hey there!  It's Friday, the weekend is here, and I'm grateful for that.  And I'm here again to share cards.  Hope you don't mind.  

We've got a busy day ahead tomorrow.  My daughter has to move from one dorm building to another as Temple University has all students condensing to one side of campus.  Right now, they're spread out all over, and with many students having gone home already, there are a lot of empty beds and rooms.  Our girl is mostly packed and ready to go, and she'll need our help to load it all up and bring it to the new dorm building.  Both of her roommates had gone home a few weeks ago, and she was sad about that.  Now, she'll have two other girls to move in with, and she already knows them.  I pray all goes well.  One thing is for sure, we are not in control of most things that happen in our lives.  Our times are in His hands.

PinkFresh Playful Animals 2 sentiment; Stampin' Up! Stitched So Sweetly, Ornate Frames dies; pearls; Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life rose and matching die

Anna Griffin flourish stamp; PinkFresh Playful Animals 2 sentiment; crochet lace; picture from magazine; Stampin' Up! Ornate Frames die, Framed Tulips embossing folder

Poppy Stamps Town Houses die; Papertrey Ink Boards and Beams sentiment, Tag Sale #10 die; black sparkle ribbon  

Stampin' Up! butterfly patterned paper, Stitched Nested Dies die, Blissful Blooms sentiment; blue rhinestones

Below, this is the card our cat, Cristabel, 'gave' to Daddy for Father's Day. 

Stampin' Up! Top Note die, Nine Lives cat, bowl, yarn ball; Papertrey Ink Everyday Cat Sentiments sentiment

For my oldest, sparkly-lovin' daughter's birthday this summer, I made her two cards, both below.  Plenty of bling and shine on each of them! 

Gina Marie Designs Flower Pleated Lace Nested Rectangles die; Memory Box Precious Hearts, Scalloped Banner dies; pearls; green rhinestone; My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die; Papertrey Ink Year Round Puns sentiment; gold cord; gold glitter paper and royal blue mirror cardstock (both Stampin' Up!)

Stampin' Up! Absolutely Fabulous sentiment, Beautiful Friendship rose stamps; Spellbinders Fancy Tags die; pearls; hot pink glitter paper

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You cake stamp, Petal Burst embossing folder; doily; clear rhinestones

Stampin' Up! Blissful Blooms sentiment, Sailing Home sailboat stamp, Smooth Sailing boat, rope, wheel dies, Stitched Nested Dies die 

Well, that's it for now.  May this post find you healthy and well.  😀

God bless you,

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Cards From The Heart (Still catching up!)

Hello friends!  I'm back with even more cards to share, as I try hard to catch up!  Not just cards today, there are a couple of other artsy projects in the line up.

The first card was made with lots of scraps, and I "shabbied" it up for a shabby chic vibe.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlits dies, Butterfly Basics lace butterfly stamp, Bliss solid butterfly stamp, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Itty Bitty Banners sentiment stamp and matching die; pearls, old book page

Next up is my mother's Mother's Day card.  My mom adores the colors of black and white, mixed with a bright pop of color.  I chose a bright blue, because I thought of the beach and a most beautiful blue sky!  I added seashore elements, using new to me dies from Gina Marie Designs.  Gosh, I really love her dies!  I'm amassing quite a nice collection, and the prices are really good.

Papertrey Ink Family Ties: For The Girls word die; Gina Marie Designs Starfish, Sand Dollar, Fan Coral dies; pearls; gold sequins

And, yes, it's similar, but this card below was for my mother-in-law.  She loves the color yellow, and she likes black and white too.  And she likes the beach.  😉

Papertrey Ink Family Ties: For The Girls word die; Gina Marie Designs Starfish, Sand Dollar, Fan Coral dies; pearls; gold sequins; EK Success Swirl Border punch

The next card came straight from the heart for a friend who lives on a mountainside in Colorado.  The deer visit her and her husband every day, and they've named them all!  They are like family to her, and she shares pictures of them on Facebook.  Always makes me smile and warms my heart.

Hero Arts Deck The Halls deer stamps; Stampin' Up! Woodland embossing folder, Lovely As A Tree tree stamp; Echo Park Trust In The Lord sentiment; iridescent glitter

A girly-girly birthday card...

Papertrey Ink Garden Garland flower frame and flower dies; Gina Marie Designs Small Butterfly die; Power Poppy Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips sentiment; Stampin' Up! Flower Trio punch (pink flowers); rhinestones

...and a very simple thank you card.

Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance sentiment; Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves stamps; Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Rectangles die

Really gave my Soft Suede ink pad (Stampin' Up!) a workout on the next card!

Inspired By Stamping Guy Sentiments sentiment, mustache, top hat, bow tie, pipe stamps; Spellbinders Labels Fifteen dies; natural ribbon

Next up is a notebook, something different for me to make.  I decorated a marble composition notebook, and it is now a prayer book.  I love the gray damask patterned paper and how it pairs with whitewashed woodgrain paper, too, along with lots of lace, and a pretty tag.

Gina Marie Designs Flower Pleated Lace Nested Rectangles die; Sizzix Crochet lace border die; Memory Box Precious Wedding Rings die (bow); marble composition notebook

And this is the back.  I ran out of that pretty gray damask paper (darn) so I had to use a different scrap along the spine.

My daughter's friend graduated from college this summer, and she loves purple, so I personalized this for her.  Not school colors at all.  LOL

Impression Obsession Mortarboard and Scroll die; Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Rectangles die; pearls

And finally, some paintings that I did with my youngest daughter this summer, before she left for college.  It was such a pleasure to paint with her.  We sat at the dining room table with our paints and canvasses, and she had the TV remote next to her as we watched an old Bob Ross (from PBS) painting video.  Have you ever watched his shows?  Sadly, he passed away in 1995, but his videos are still available online.  His calm voice is very soothing, and he creates pure magic with just a few painting supplies.  His directions are easy to follow as well.  The first painting shown here is Kerry's second to make, and the one below hers, is my first and only.   

Thank you so much for joining me yet again in the last couple of days!  I'm not finished yet, and I hope to share more soon.  

God bless you,

Easter, Mother's Day and more - Catching Up!

Hello there!  I'm on a mission to get the backlog of cards posted!  In today's assortment, you'll find Easter, Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Love You, Miss You, Thank You, and a tiny frame that includes one of my favorite verses of Scripture, Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."  This is a source of great comfort and strength to me.  There are days that are hard, moments that are difficult, and I think on this verse to get me through.  I don't have to do things in my own strength; I lean on my Lord and He provides for me.  Amen.

Thank you for joining me today for another parade of cards!

K & Co. flower sticker; pearls; Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Easter sentiment; pink houndstooth digital paper

Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Easter sentiment stamp; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; pearls; vintage thread; Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die; Stampin' Up! Ivy Background stamp

Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Easter sentiment; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; L'il Inker Designs Bunnies and Bows dies; K & Co. blue floral sticker; pearl; Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large die

Wplus9 Easter Blessings sheep, bunny, corner flower, sentiment stamps; Spellbinders Persian Motifs die; pearls; white gel pen

Papertrey Ink Mother sentiment, purple and green felt, Doodlie Do leaf die, flower die; silver embossing powder; My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles die; Stampin' Up! amethyst brads; Kat Scrappiness Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangles die

Papertrey Ink Family Ties: For the Girls word die; Colorbok blue doily die cut, circle die cut; K & Co. blue flower sticker; pearls

Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags sentiment and tag die; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch, Punch Potpourri heart stamp, Full Heart punch; white twine; pearls; Flourishes Lilac lilac sentiment stamps

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlits die; K & Co. blue floral sticker; pearls; pink plaid digital paper & Eiffel Tower element; Flourishes Spring Bouquets sentiment

Memory Box Lucky Leaves shamrock die; Papertrey Ink Irish Blessings sentiments, small shamrock stamps; crochet lace; pearls

K & Co. bird, flower stickers; pearls; white satin ribbon; Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance sentiment; corner rounder punch

My Favorite Things - Pierced Heart Stax dies, Slanted Sentiment Strips die; Stampin' Up! Flower Trio punch; gold sequins; Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Missing You sentiment

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlits die, Flower Trio punch; gold sequins; sticker from The Greetery

Power Poppy Olive and Oak Expanded sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! Touch of Nature fern stamp; Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens fern stamp; frame

Altenew Label Love sentiment; gold embossing powder; My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies die, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die; Stampin' Up! Irish Blessing Background stamp; DCWV Mariposa patterned paper

Friends, I hope you have a wonderful day, wherever you are, and despite any negative circumstances that may surround you.  💖

God bless you!
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