Sunday, April 29, 2012

~Tuesday Trigger Watercolor Butterflies~

(Unity You+Me=Bliss,Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Together Silhouettes sentiment,Memento markers (lulu lavender,rose bud,angel pink),Memento ink rosebud,Spellbinders Label Eleven,Scor-Pal,Georgia Pacific White cardstock,Martha Stewart corner punch,Scor-Tape)

I used Memento markers to color the stamps with ink, to get the blurry effect of this dress.

I scored here and there for dimension.

My flowers are subtle here, but they are there!

I appreciate your visit today!

Friday, April 27, 2012

~For My Mom~

My Mom loves roses.

I ordered this set to create her cards.

*Papertrey Ink Year of the Flowers:Roses,Versamark ink,Stampendous detail clear embossing powder,Papertrey ink true black premium ink,Papertrey Ink Eyelet lace border die,Xyron,Teresa Collins World Traveler,Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink fired brick,black glitter,Georgia Pacific white cardstock,American Crafts cardstock for cardbase,Tim Holtz distress tool,Kaisercraft rhinestones*

This sentiment describes my Mom.

She's a hard worker, considerate, honest and generous.

The world is blessed to have her in it-

especially those who cross her path!


I loved using the resist embossing technique with these gorgeous flowers.

I kept rubbing the fired brick ink pad around until it was the vibrancy I wanted.

The hardest part, was revealing some of the "world wonders" on the DP layer, without losing my focus on the roses.

I kept moving around that panel, and trimmed away before I lost my nerve!

I used black glitter on the border die after running it through the Xyron.

I appreciate you stopping by today!

~Blue Sympathy~

I am a total wimp when it comes to death.

Death and crying.

I tend to shut down.

I felt moved to create this card...but I don't mind if it gathers dust.

If it's needed, though, at least it's done and can be sent in a timely manner.

I pray it's comforting.

The beautiful sentiment and image is from Flourishes.


The bit of embossing was done with my Spellbinders scalloped oval, when I ran it through a second time to raise the edges.

I then sponged it with distress ink.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC50:April Showers Bring May Flowers


Supplies: Flourishes Calla Lilies,Teresa Collins DP Everyday Moments,BoBunny Country Garden DP,Georgia Pacific white,Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink broken china,Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin,Spellbinders scalloped oval


I love silhouettes!

(Sweet n' Sassy Together Silhouettes,Versamark ink,Staz on black ink,Scor-Tape 1/8",Stampendous Pearlustre Rubellite embossing powder,Whispers yellow embossing powder,BoBunny Ambosia DP,Teresa Collins Everyday Moments DP,American Crafts cardstock grey,Creative Memories oval cutter,Crop-a-Dile corner chomper)

I just received this sweet couple yesterday-love that sentiment!

I picked this sketch.

My colors were based on The Play Date Cafe PDCC129

Thank you for stopping in!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

~A Handbell Thank You~

This card took me a bit longer than I had hoped.

However, I learned a lot!

-PLASTIC will melt when covered with embossing powder and shot at with a heat gun.

-Embossing powder doesn't stay smooth on plastic.

-Don't take the time to "create" a handbell handle with ribbon and cardstock,

AND THEN try to attempt the above.


live and learn.

live and learn.

I wanted to thank our wonderful director of our handbell choir with a handmade card.

Handbells are not a common trinket...but bells are!

Less is More inspired me to take these inexpensive plastic Christmas decorations and turn them into these instrument charms.

I was able to "color" these silver bells gold with a pastelike paint called INKA GOLD by Viva Decor (which I wouldn't have discovered if everything went right in my crafty world). 

-I learn so much from mistakes.

I should be BRILLIANT. ;)

Check out the sketch from Retro Sketches #8

Screaming for charms, don't you think?

I appreciate you stopping by, thank you so much!

(Supplies:Papertrey Ink Communique Curves sentiment,Versamark ink,October Afternoon Sidewalks DP,BoBunny Ambrosia DP,Stampendous Pearlustre Rubellite embossing powder,clear wire,American Crafts AC cardstock,Scor-Tape 1/8",Crop-A-Dile corner chomper)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

~You Make the World a Better Place~

I love this sentiment from Papertrey's Year of the Flowers: Roses

I cracked into 4 paper packs for this one after seeing this inspirational photo at Nichole Heady's Blog (the Bobunny paper is the back of the card...I attached two sheets at the top with Scor-Tape).

All that gorgeous fabric made me think of a quilt, and how each of us has a "piece" in God's plan.

There are beautiful creations to check out....see ya on the hop!

(Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers:Roses,Papertrey ink hawaiian shores ink,Ranger Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink,Piggy Tales DP,Paper packs (October Afternoon Sidewalks,Teresa Collins Everyday Moments,Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses,BoBunny Country Garden),Scor-Tape 1/8",American Crafts ribbon)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Martha Stewart's Caning punch comes in handy when you want to punch wherever.

Hence the name "All over the page" punch. ;)

(Dear Lizzy+American Crafts Warble sentiment,Martha Stewart Caning Pattern Punch All over the Page,BoBunny Country Garden DP,American Crafts cardstock,American crafts ribbon,Vellum,Sizzix texture plate,Versamark ink,Whispers copper embossing powder)

We had SNOW yesterday, I'm pretty obsessed with sunshine today. ;)

I didn't want ANYTHING to block those windows I created.


I have grown to love orange (it's my husband's favorite color).

I used a gray ribbon to represent the "waist" on this dress, and as for gold...

check out the shine on the embossing (and gold thread).

YES! SUNSHINE! We will take it!!!

Have a great day...happy crafting. ;)

Monday, April 23, 2012

~Different Worlds & a Potter~

I recycled an older atlas in my project today.

The recipient is a sweet lady at my church who always greets me with a friendly smile.

She creates BEAUTIFUL pottery, and I purchased

ODBD You are the Potter last year, with her in mind.

The "different worlds" here represent her fanned out family.

I'm not near my immediate family either, so she comes to mind in my prayers often.

Check out Inspired By #20

Can you see why I chose to cut out "globes" and add some text DP to my card?

It was the perfect jumping off point to start from.

One more thing...I was unsuccessful, at first, in sewing around the Spellbinder label.

The second time, I hand-cranked the edges.

It really helped me control those curves.

Thanks for stopping by...have a crafty Monday!

(supplies: Our Daily Bread Designs You are the Potter,recycled atlas,Versamark ink,Recollections sapphire pearl embossing powder,Spellbinders Label Eleven, Marvy circle punch,Teresa Collins Everyday DP,Authentique Blissful DP,Georgia Pacific white cardstock,MS border punch)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

~Silhouette Couple and a Sketch~

I just picked up a handsome couple to stamp with.

(October Afternoon Farmhouse stamp set,Bobunny Welcome Home,Versamark ink,Recollections Sapphire pearl embossing powder,Whispers yellow embossing powder,Ranger super fine black embossing powder,Kaisercraft rhinestones,Teresa Collins Everyday Moments DP,American Crafts cardstock,Bazzill blue cardstock,Spellbinders postage stamp dies)

I think this would be fun for a wedding or anniversary.

Are you having a nice weekend?

I sure hope so!

Take care now. ;)

Friday, April 20, 2012

~You Plus Me~

I don't know when I last linked up to Unity's Friends With Flair-Fridays FLY for some reason.

I got some new DP today and it was fun to play with.

(Unity You+Me=Bliss,Memento ink Paris Dusk,Teresa Collins Everyday Moments,BoBunny Weekend Market Collection,spiral clips,Fiskars crimper,clear embossing powder,Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch)

I used my drippy goo border punch-FUN!

Isn't it cool that those spiral clips fit the wheels on this bike from You + Me?

I "let" my stitches be hazardous on purpose..."Bliss" is a relative term.

It doesn't have to be a smooth ride to be blissful, I say!

It's BECAUSE it takes work that it's worthwhile and valuable!

Got some hopping to enjoy....

have a great weekend. ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

~Thank You Leaf~

I love the shape of leaves (even if it isn't Fall).
Using my Lifestyle Crafts dies, I created a simple card.
(Our Craft Lounge Shades of Fall, K&Company SW Nature pad,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Maple Leaves dies,Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink spiced marmalade,Memento ink rich cocoa,American Crafts cardstock,Bazzill kraft paper)

I stamped on the leaves with Our Craft Lounge's Shades of Fall sentiments and leaf.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Favorite Flourishes and Stripes~

Favorite Flourishes Set

Tiny Flowers and Tags has become a new favorite of mine.

I love to stamp the little images in windows and small spaces.

*Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags~Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink peeled paint~Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin~Authentique Genuine~Georgia Pacific White~Spellbinders Postage Stamps dies*

My stripes are there...very subtle, but there. ;)

I am also linking this up to Word Art Wednesday#24.

There is a beautiful verse there for you to pick up.

I know BLOOM is one word, but it's one word that can lift one's spirits.

So many times, it was that ONE FRIEND whom God gave me on this journey who's words and actions told me to BLOOM.

I pray I be that encourager to those around me!


Be who God created you to be!

Don't be held back by weeds of deception and discouragement!

Will it be messy?


Is it scary?


But if you don't bloom, you'll wither and die.

BLOOMING sounds so much better, doesn't it?????  ;)


*My Mind's Eye Rosy Everything~Staz On Fuchsia Pink and Pumpkin,Memento Ink tuxedo black~Zig Markers pink and orange~Georgia Pacific white cardstock*

My doodlings are the strings broken off the typewriters and balloon.
Originally, the sentiment "Happy Funny Silly" was going to be used.
However, the sentiment "thank you" gives another meaning and purpose for this card.
I've been in the balloon, so to speak...taking vacation and leaving important matters in the hands of others.

I've also been the one crushed by the typewriters (responsibilities and such) while someone (who I'm covering for) heads off to bliss. ;)

A different perspective on either end, I'd say.

My bold color choices are inspired by The Play Date Cafe: PDCC #128

I love these colors!!!

Have a great day with typewriters or balloons. ;)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

~Eye Adore You~

You've got to see the variety of inspiration Cath has for you there.

I have these adorable spectacles from The Alley Way's adoraBowl set.

I HAD to use the classy pair.

*The Alley Way adoraBowl~Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin~Authentique Genuine bundle~QuicKutz square die~Georgia Pacific White~Scor-Tape 1/8"*

Aren't they a fun shape?

CAS-ual Fridays CFC48 will be SICK of me this week.

How could I not link up these opposites???-Please forgive me ladies, thanks for allowing me my third entry. ;)

Finally, I learned how to make the polaroid shape at WOW #134:DIY Polaroid Frames.

My QuicKutz square die got some love today!

Hey, thanks for visiting me, I always appreciate the company.

~Your Time~

I needed a masculine card for a speaker who visited our homeschool class recently.


I've had this wonderful collection of "flash cards" from Pink Paislee (Daily Junque Ephemera Pack) that I won awhile back from Jaclyn's blog.

They're cool; but I've been unsure of how to use them.

This Bobunny paper seemed to marry with it well!

The colors from ColourQ Challenge #133 were perfect for this project.

The clock from Our Daily Bread Designs is nice and big, emphasizing the TIME FACTOR. ;)

S-staples (I love using staples...they are "officy" and they save my adhesive)
P-patterned paper...Bo Bunny's Weekend Market
I-ink  (gotta have ink!)  I recently got this Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane-LOVE IT.
 I also used Tim Holtz distress mustard seed for the sentiment and a Potter's Clay Memento marker to ink up the scallop from My Mind's Eye Rosy "Everything".


That's all for now-have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

~Yellow Window Frames and a Sketch~

I love that there are so many delightful challenges to motivate us to CREATE!

Here is my card :

Here are the challenges:

I used two Sizzix dies to create my windows (I chopped up the lattice).

I was inspired by the way those yellow windows popped against the teal.

Doesn't it look like a friendly, fun environment?

Thank you for visiting today-hope you have a chance to create something too!

Supplies: The Craft's Meow Tweet of You, Sizzix/Stampin' Up Bigz Lattice die,Sizzix (Frame,Slide Mounts and Coin Holder die), KandCompany,October Afternoon Sidewalks,Papertrey Ink hawaiian shores ink,Bazzill kraft,BoBunny Country Garden dp

Monday, April 16, 2012

~Step It Up!~

If you've ever wondered what your design would look like CAS vs Layered,

now's the time to test your curiosity!

is hosted by Betsy Veldman.

There is so much to learn from her video!

Here is my CAS:

My layered:

One more time....



OK, I'll stop now. ;)

Wasn't that fun?

I might do two every time I stamp!

My colors are from Color Throwdown: 187 


I'm also entering my CAS creation at CAS-ual Fridays CFC48 Opposites Attract.

The purple and yellow really complement each other.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, I always appreciate the company.;)

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Roses,Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites#2,Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink dusty concord,Memento ink rich cocoa,Memento ink bamboo leaves,Bazzill basics cardstock,BoBunny Country Garden dp,K&Company Nature dp,Martha Stewart border punch,Georgia Pacific white cardstock


Sunday, April 15, 2012

~Timeless Tuesday Enjoy~

Fruit Theme

*Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags~Spellbinders scalloped circles~Spellbinders Postage Stamps~Kid's Jewelry friendship thread~Authentique Blissful pack DP~BoBunny Weekend Market collection DP~October Afternoon Sidewalks DP~Georgia Pacific white~Memento ink rich cocoa~Tim Holtz distress tool*

I used the bitty fruits from Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags.

Aren't they sweet?

Even though they are little, they can be multiplied to create a centerpiece. ;)

I'm getting more and more comfortable with sewing on a card.

I'm so glad that machine is getting some love!

Thanks for stopping by. ;)


I made a card for my husband's aunt who is in her eighties and an avid golfer.

She's in better shape than me, I tell ya!

*Papertrey Ink On the Links~I Heart Papers Mint Motif Beyond Borders~Making Memories Just Chillin' Girl Paper Pad~Versamark ink~Papertrey Ink Hawaiian shores ink~Jenni Bowlin Ranger Weather Vane ink~Memento Ink Sweet Plum~Sakura Souffle pen~Stampendous Blushing Pink Rose Petal embossing powder~American Crafts ribbon~Scor-Tape 1/8"~Creative Memories oval cutter~American Crafts cardstock~Crop-A-Dile corner chomper*

Gorgeous color combo! 

My fun sketch is from CardPatterns Sketch 161

I may not be able to golf, but I can make a card for someone who does.

I find that satisfying. ;)

~CASual Fridays Opposites~

I love the color possibilities with this week's CAS-ual Fridays:Opposites Attract.

*Unity Feel the Joy~BoBunny Country Garden dp~Versamark Ink~Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder spiced marmalade~Papertrey ink true black premium ink~Bazzill basics~Crop-A-Dile corner chomper*

I stamped and embossed a beautiful Unity image on BoBunny designer paper from their Country Garden paper pad.

This distress embossing powder from Tim Holtz imprints a sandy, gritty finish.

I love it-the color AND the feel.

The flowers and BoBunny are perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Hope you're having a beautiful day!