One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Merry Monday # 286 ~ Favorite Christmas Verse

Welcome to a new Merry Monday Challenge!  Are you getting inspired to get your Christmas cards made before the hustle and bustle of the season?  We have lots of inspiration for you over on the Merry Monday Blog, go check what the design team made!
Sue is asking us to use our favorite Christmas verse on our card!
I have too many favorites, but I must admit this is one of my favorites!
Background is Lindy's Magical Powders
Poppystamps Die:  Sloping Hillside
Penny Black:  Most wonderful stamp set 

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Seize the Birthday ~ with vibrant colors

Welcome to a new Seize the Birthday Challenge where we are looking for vibrant colors on your birthday card!  Back in March I was on a crafting retreat with 5 other new best friends and one of them, Nancy from artful notions brought this awesome Concord & 9th stamp....I colored it up with the Catherine Pooler Inks and I didn't stamp all the pieces that I wished I had once I was I used some copics on the tips of all the flowers to color them in.  I embossed the sentiment with Zing orange ep on vellum and also added some nuvo drops!
Friends, I hope you will play along with us, like I said the topping is VIBRANT COLORS, but you can always make any kind of a birthday card!  Remember we would like  you to only enter 5 total challenges including this one and be sure that you are doing the coloring on your card, using a digi that was precolored is NOT acceptable!
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Merry Monday # 285 with Nina

Welcome to a new Merry Monday friends...we are all about helping you get your Christmas cards made all through the year and save some stress come December!
Today Nina asks for us to use a ribbon on our Christmas card!
I think this Christmas card will go to someone "special"!  What do you think?
I will look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
Please check out all the inspiration from the design team too!
Whimsy Snow Flurry Background stamp
Penny Black Love & Peace (sentiment)
PTI Silver white Winter (snowflake) 

Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Inspired by all the Little Things

I was inspired by the flowers and decided to have a group of tulips, I can hardly wait for mine to bloom, although it seems every year when they come up, we get heavy rains and the blooms are destroyed!  At least I can enjoy these blooms on paper!  *wink
PTI Tulip Time
Sizzix thinlits ~ Tim Holtz four dies
CPD Faithful Flutterings (sentiment)
Liquid Pearls 

Heart Hugs, friends!

Just Us Girls challenge ~ Bold

and I thought this bright and bold flower bouquet qualified for this code word!
I gold embossed the bouquet and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush.

 AveryElle:  Floral Bouquet
Sizzix thinlits four pack of Tim Holtz dies
PTI: Keep it Simple: Praying for you

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, April 6, 2018

CAS Mix-Up Card Challenge ~ April ~ Rubberbands

After watching Loll's video, I couldn't stop making these rubberband backgrounds!
This time I used a colored cardstock (PTI spring moss) and stamped my rubberbands using the same ink color.  It makes a fun background!  And I had requests for more "Praying for you" cards, and it has to say "our prayers" instead of "my" which makes it a little trickier!  I had to selectively stamp a sentiment that had prayers at the end, but I used a different stamp for the "you are in our", so it all worked!  Good thing I have my stamps in Evernote so that I could find those words!

PTI Tulip time
WPlus9  Sympathy Lilies sentiment (you are in our) 
PTI Beautiful blessings (prayers)
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop 
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

CAS Christmas Challenge April~ Ornament

I used the same stamp set and white embossed on red paper the snowflake ornaments and the inside says:  the most wonderful time of the year!
Penny Black:  Most Wonderful

Heart Hugs, friends!

CAS Challenges!

I got busy this morning a made a few cards for the CAS Challenges!
I embossed the ornament stamp with Gold EP, watercolored with my Zig Clean Real Brush
Penny Black: Most Wonderful
 This second card is for the April CAS Mix-Up Challenge ~ rubberbands
What a fun technique, I enjoyed this one !
I embossed the rubberbands and sponged on some kraft ink, I used a die cut and stamped a flower.
PTI Tulip time
PTI Fun Frames
PTI Keep it Simple: Praying for You

WPlus9: It's a New Day
Zigs Clean color Real Brush pens

I have one more ornament card to post...thought, why not, butter do a couple of them so I have plenty for this coming Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by friends!

Heart Hugs, friends!