Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Card~Faith

Hi, visiting friends! Thanks for stopping in today. I am working on some simple card designs, and this one features a sweet stamped wreath and dove diecut both from Papertrey Ink with pretty designer paper. (REtired Basic Grey). I used a bit of gold thread behind the dove and attached with a glue dot and four Brass sticky dots which look like brads...which is so helpful for mailing. My sentiment is inside the card. Like so many others; I am attempting to use some of my collection of Christmas design paper. This was a good match to the wreath design. Blessings on your day!
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Snowman Sparkling Season

The month of December is here...and as usual, I've been stamping my Christmas cards one by one...never in a hurry and always delighting in the details! Every year I get caught up in the magic and feel like a little stamping elf in my own little cubby creating with pretty papers, glitter, and the occasional jingle bell or two. I love to make ornaments with scripture verses and have been working on a few special ones which I will share soon.
But for today, I have a sweet snowman with cardinal from Darcie's. I created a snow bank, added some German glitter to the base before realizing it was real handle with care!! I had a lot of fun making this card...the inside sentiment reads, "You add a little sparkle to the holiday season."
I joined our daughters in Denver Saturday for a relaxing afternoon of wandering through a little neighborhood market fair, dinner out at a quaint Italian restaurant, and then a walk through the Denver Botanical Gardens which was all lit up at night. Just beautiful!
Thanks so much for popping in. Have a wonderful, blessed week!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Playing Around with Power Poppy's Prairie Cheer

I made a card a little while back using this designer paper from Basic Grey as the main panel, and had a little bit left. I loved the strips from trimming that panel...and decided to use it to border a popped up wood grain paper frame using these wheat stalks from Power Poppy's Prairie Cheer stamp set. The images are white embossed with some brown Momento ink mixed in...I couldn't figure out a good place for adding a sentiment, so will put that inside. I used gold enamel dots to look like brass nail heads on the frame. 
A simple card using scraps...makes me happy!
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Hi stamping friends! It is just 2 days short of a week before Thanksgiving! We were 80 degrees last Monday, then Tuesday our first snow of the year came and the trees were covered in the frosty white stuff! I did not get a picture...instead I was out doing a little early Christmas shopping for my Operation Shoebox!  I had some time this week to make a batch of four of these cards using the stamp from Papertrey Ink, "Give Thanks."  It was one of those times when the background paper just made the card...golds and russets and a little purple shade in the die cut wheat stalks! And the font on this is so beautiful, you don't need much embellishment! I did use a bit of Wink of Stella on the wheat stalks, die cut and popped up, and shaded the acorns with a copic marker. 
I am so thankful to the Lord for my family, friends, my country, my dear husband, my sweet dog , Beulah,who is beginning to heal up from her knee surgery 2 months ago...and of course, you! God has blessed me indeed...and even in those times when we are undergoing trials and difficult losses, especially then, He is near me and his words of comfort and blessing are whispered back to me in my prayers. He is working out His sovereign plan in a world that desperately needs Him...aren't you glad that we have a God that is in control, does not sleep or slumber, and knows the hairs on our head? Thank you so much for your visit, kind comments, and wishing you a very special Thanksgiving!
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

You are a Blessing!

Hi friends! I recently had the opportunity to make a card to thank someone for being a blessing in my life. Actually, I made three of these using the "Turning a New Leaf" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I had fun playing with color combinations and finally settled on these two inks, shadow stamping to get two variances with both the green and the purple. I scored the main panel and will send them off...easy to mail and simple yet pretty design.
I find in life it is in the giving of thanks and recognizing the blessing others are to us that we are able to perceive the abundance of God's goodness to us.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Think Pink!!~November Power and Spark Challenge

Hello, fellow stamping friends! This month's challenge on my favorite stamping blog, Power Poppy, is hosted by Tosha Leyendekker to "Think Pink!" It is slightly humorous that I've been on a pink stamping spree lately...especially with Christmas cards...well, who am I kidding?? Pink is my go to stamping color!! But for the life of me, when I saw this challenge...I couldn't figure out what to do! I credit it to being emotionally tired and perusing through stacks of  Christmas themed designer paper in search of pink.  I found this old single sheet (old but oh so pretty) by Basic Grey I think...and used it as my starting point. There isn't a lot of detail in my card but if you could fast forward a video of it in the making process...well, it would be a "comedy of errors," I am sure. It just did not come together easily. In the final product, I used one sheet of pink and burgundy poinsettia paper with burgundy embossing powder for the main image, a pretty floral embossing folder that mimic the poinsettia paper on a pink stripe, and some pretty silver vintage tinsel from Tim Holtz. The scalloped base is a die from Papertrey Ink that I love and use often! And that's it. Whew!!

 This darling image is from a retired set, "Sweets of the Season." The sentiment was too long to fit horizontally on my card, so I finally took my scissors and cut the sentiment in half, then layered it on the top and the bottom of the focal point, using my fingers to form an arched curve to hug the sentiment.  I have never done that before...but I am happy to say I did and it worked!!
Now that I've accomplished this one mind is back in gear and I am going to attempt more pink in the form of gift cards for Christmas.
Thanks so much for your visit!!
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cozy Cardinals

Hi there, crafty friends! I am popping in for a brief interlude between family obligations. My dear Father-in-law took flight to be with the Lord. His services are tonight in Denver and all day tomorrow. I wanted to take a breather from the heaviness to lift my spirits with these sweet cardinals.
Stacy Morgan hosts a Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge monthly, so wanted to play along for the month of October!
I love this sweet image from "Cozy Cupfuls" by Power Poppy! I used a herringbone patterned paper in reds and greens, framed out with scalloped white.
The coloring was done with copic markers and highlighted with a white prisma pencil. They eyes were done with a very fine micron black pen and highlighted with a white gel pen. The bowls have a bit of glaze to give them a more authentic look.Red satin ribbon was added and two Webster Sparklets on the sentiment tag.
Wishing you blessings on your day!
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Power and Spark Challenge~Make it Move!

Leaves are swirling, unfurling...glorious shades of golds and purples, just outside my window...and I am sharing my first Christmas card of the season!! I will get back to Fall creations...maybe...but I wanted to participate in the oh-so-fun Power Poppy October challenge to Make it Move!!
Allison Cope is this month's hostess; and she challenged us to create a card that moves in some way! So I chose to make a Shaker card with little snowflakes, German glass glitters, and bright pink sparkly sequins to go along with this sweet vintage Christmas Tree in a Teacup from last year's release by the ever so talented, Marcella!!

My photo had a tiny bit of sunshine on the card which has a bit of glare, but also shows the little filler at the bottom of the Shaker card window...I took a tip from Jennifer McGuire and glued some of the tiny snowflake shaped sequins to the scene so that there are a few sparkles before shaking and it looks so pretty! I rarely make these type of cards, so had to look up several tutorials...they do make for a really special keepsake and I will probably give this one to one of our daughters. The card is 5 1/2 inch squared. The designer paper is one of my very favorite oldies from a Stampin' Up Designer pack with some Bazill background pink. I had so much fun making this card!! Can't wait for this year's Christmas release which actually starts today!! 
And here is a little close-up! This scene is so easy to color up with just an assortment of green flicks of copic markers and a few others. Not intimidating at all! 
Thanks for dropping in...have a Blessed Day!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Prairie Cheer

We've had beautiful Fall weather the past two to three weeks here in Colorado! My husband and I have had to take a break from travel for awhile as our three year old Golden Retriever had to have knee surgery on very short (one day) notice. I will write about that in a future blog post.
Meanwhile...since I'm sticking pretty close to home for the next few weeks...I'll be sharing more of my cards.

Here is one I made recently using one of this Fall's newest Power Poppy's Prairie Cheer floral! I love the ease of coloring these blooms...especially when stamped and white embossed on Kraft card stock. I used Prisma pencils and tried to match my background paper which is a very old Basic Grey and the stamp and paper seemed to suit each other. I used a pretty berry paper for the solid color, some twine and this country bouquet seemed to call for a button!
Thanks so much for popping in and viewing my card creations. I certainly appreciate your visit and love to read your comments and questions! Have a blessed day!
I'm entering this in a new challenge blog:
The Flower Challenge
and Word Art Wednesday

Friday, September 30, 2016

Painting Outside the Lines~Power and Sparklette Week 3 Challenge

Hey there, and thanks for stopping by! I had the need for some creative inking; if you know what I mean. I spent a few days just mulling over Marcella's Power Poppy Challenge and after a few swirling ideas; set on this one...water coloring outside the lines! 
I just received this set in the mail not long ago..."Sunny Harvest," and used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors for this. I spent more time on the outside shading and filling in color than the actual image...the colors gave the card a very warm glow which is what I was hoping for. I embossed the image with gold detailed embossing powder and layered shading on the Chinese Lantern blossoms. The little buds didn't receive as much detail...I just added varying shades and later realized those were maybe leaves on the side...not this is an "artistic rendition" which means me just playing around with color. I added a little white signo gel pen for highlights on the smaller buds. Certainly not perfect...but I still like the result. I stamped the setiment in Versafine Sepia which actually appears a little darker on the card than this photo indicates...but still keeping with the glowing look of perhaps candlelight and parchment?   A few gold sequins were added for some sparkle. I enjoyed this challenge and thank you for your kind comments! Blessings on your day!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Walk among the Aspens in Colorado

                                             Beginning of Autumn Walk near Fish Creek

Friday, September 2, 2016

Grateful for You!

Hi and Happy almost Fall...stamping and blogging friends!
I just wanted to share one more Fall inspired gratitude card before I forget. I took an online class last Fall from a few Stampin' Up demonstrators. One of them was Connie Collins and I don't recall the other's name. They had to discontinue the class as it was too time consuming for them...but I received some beautiful kits and online instruction. I came across this one and had to share before I mail it out.
It used reinkers, gold encore ink, and gold embossing powder on the leaves. The set I used
 was Stampin' Up's "For All Things."  The card has a lot of depth and pretty shimmer. Gold mirror card stock framing against the black provided a dramatic feel. Gold encore ink was touched to the tops of the embossed background panel to highlight.  A pretty glass button with the twine added some feminine with rustic feel. I apologize for the photo being a bit didn't look that way initially when I checked my computer.
 Constantly Stamping is Connie Collin's blog...and you can find her on my sidebar.
Thanks for peeking in...hope you leave with a bit of stamping inspiration.

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."~Colossians 3:15
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater~

I'm back with another Copy, Steal Inspire challenge with Power Poppy's Power and Spark!
I received my newest PP stamp set, "Feeling Fall," this week and was so taken with these stamps and the Bloom Brigade's monthly inspiration that I had to pay one more tribute. The challenge was to go back into the archives for inspiration from anywhere in blog land, SCS, etc...but I didn't have to go far. If I had more time...I'd probably do I love the thought of copying pretty cards!!
I hope it is okay that I pretty much copied Katie Sim's from Inky Peach Designs  here. I fell in love with the warmth of the color on the images and the sentiment with the striated color. Katie excels at warmth, both in her card making and just reading her blog, it's easy to feel a connection with her friendly conversation.
I added a different topper, striped big bow and a huge button that makes this card a bit top-heavy so I had to take it's picture lying flat for the best photo.
I did go back and add some pretty glitter to the pumpkins and berries, but forgot to take another photo. I hope I did Katie's card justice and am so thankful for the opportunity to Case one of my favorite artists! Honestly, if I had time, I would attempt to Case all of much beauty and talent out there in Power Poppy land!
Thanks for stopping let the cooler weather begin!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Welly Welly Love my Wellies!!

It's almost Fall and I am pretty excited about that! And to initiate the season...I purchased two of Power Poppy's new release stamps!! This month the challenge is to Copy, Steal, and Inspire! Find a card using Power Poppy images and Copy...adding a change or two to make it your own.
Okay, so I have a confession. I fell in love with Christine's card here. And since I have no imagination but a keen eye for beauty...I pretty much copied it. That plaid confused me just a little...I couldn't figure out how to color I pretty much followed Christine's colors. And first I played around with making my own plaid paper using copic markers. That was weely fun...but time consuming. Here is my version:

And here is a close up of the fun plaid I made using Christine's color suggestions. I did not have the same copic marker colors...but that just goes to show you can achieve the same look with different color markers.

Which looks pretty much like Christine's color wise, sketch wise...only of course, not as good. The main difference was I added a red glossy button and some red and white blue panel is smaller...little things. But it gave me a visual start. So then I decided to branch out a little more and try the stamp with more Fallish colors and this is the end result:
I found a really cool mottled brown button and some pretty orange polka dot paper for the leaf. And here is the inside:

Using that sentiment just makes me giggle. I was making the second card late into the night...and did mess up a bit on my plaid ...but I made my own and am pretty happy with the outcome. This was done in teal blues, browns, and a bright yellow/orange.
Thanks to Christine for showing us how it's done!!
And thanks to Power Poppy for the fun challenge and of course, Marcella for the wonderfully detailed stamps that makes anyone look like an artist!!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're doing "welly welly well!! "

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Go Forward in Life~

Just popping in with a fun bit of inspiration for your heart today. This phrase is one of my favorites from Papertrey Ink. I combined it with a cute floral bloom from a Faith Illustrated Bible Journal Kit from Dayspring. I love the flower outline. I actually added some background ink flecks and I don't know if you can see it...but there is also a tiny row of hearts under the sentiment. subtle...and some flourishes and pink rhinestones. This has already been mailed out to one of our daughters. I'm working on mailing cards this week...and adding them here. A sweet pick me up card, I hope.
Be Blessed!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

End of Summer Card Trio

Welcome back to my little piece of bliss in Blog Land!! I am sorry I've been remiss in posting lately...a lot going on here! But I need to catch up with my card creations and share a few here with you.
I actually love how this trio turned out. The stamp is one I recently purchased from Hero Arts named "Flowers on a Stem." The subtle text background was created with Papertrey Ink's TextStyles, and the pattern from SU! Gorgeous Grunge.
Nothing makes me happier than simple stamping...this technique is an oldie but goodie...inking your stamp then misting it lightly before applying to the paper. Kind of mimics water coloring with less effort. The text and pattern were applied afterward. I used 3 ink combos which I didn't write you have a favorite?
And finally...a butterfly in striped vellum to add to the airiness of each card.
Lavender and purple 

Coral and Blush with rhinestone centers

Aqua and Lavender with vellum butterfly
 These are all easy to mail and fairly flat except for the tiny rhinestones. The text and pattern give it the appearance of more layers...and create visual interest. I just stamped a simple "Happy Birthday" inside so now I have a few pretty cards ready for mail.
Thanks so much for popping in...wishing you many blessings on your day!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

PTI Stampafaire2016~Watercolor like a Master~

My last card for this year's Stampafaire with Papertrey Ink!!
Whew...I had a lot of fun and intense stamping...thank you to the team inspiration!
Kay Miller showed a wonderful watercolor technique using stamped images brushed with water.
I pretty much copied her card creation...because...hey it was beautiful and 10:00 pm and my brain was a little tired. I added a strip of the water colored paper to "underline" the sentiment and was pretty glad to change one thing~ha!
Such a lovely technique and one of the easiest water coloring I have ever attempted. I will definitely be trying this again!!
Thank you for looking and your kind comments always appreciated!

PTI Stampafaire2016~Masterpiece Inspiration ~

Hi there friends!
The PTI team each submitted a different artistic challenge using a popular artist's style or technique. I was drawn to Betsy Veldman's artist, Ralph Huett. You can read more about it on the PTI website.
Here is his Christmas card. I think I've been out of the loop because I'm not sure I've ever seen one of his cards...but I was really drawn to his pink sky and shadowing.

His card is on the left and Betsy Veldman's masterful inspired card on the right.  
Mine turned out looking a bit more Haloween-ish than Christmas-y...maybe too many shadows or just plain spooky...but I had fun with this technique! And I reached for some long ignored stamps...the PTI sleigh silhouette was used along with some cute houses from Stampin' Up. 
I actually hand lettered this...which didn't show up as well as I would have liked...but it's definitely "artsy" for me.
Thanks for taking a peek! 

PTI Stampafaire2016~Floral Impressionism

Just a quick post for my card submission to Melissa's Phillip's beautiful tutorial on creating a card using Floral Impressionism.
Thank you for your visit!

PTI Stampafaire 2016~Starry Night with Amy Sheffer

Hi dear stamping friends! I have four posts today...all from participating in this year's Papertrey Ink Stampafaire 2016!! This is my first year participating...and I must is a creative marathon!! I was up very late last night still watching videos and trying out all the fun techniques and inspiration of the day!! Next year...I must be more prepared and start earlier in the day.
One of my favorites was Amy Sheffer's Starry Night Sky featuring different reinkers to create a multi hued night sky! What a challenge...I did not have any of the reinkers so after my hands got tired blending ink...I ended up going over the entire card with my vibrant watercolors. I loved the final look, though...and I have Amy's wonderful video tutorial to thank! I hope I can remember how to do this for future reference.
My water coloring was finished late last night...and today I had planned to finish the card with the "Savior" word die cut. We had church worship this morning...and there was a beautiful photo of the night sky with one of our worship songs...and that is what gave me the final inspiration to add this cross to the background night sky!! 
"The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the works of His hands." ~ Psalm 19:1
Wishing you a blessed day~thank you for your visit and kind comments~!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2016 Gilded in Gold!

I am participating in this year's Stamp-a-Faire on the Papertrey Ink Challenge to use gold gilding on a card. I am making this quick post to share my project. I used a Krylon gold leafing pen for my border and two stamps from PTI:
Wreath for All Seasons
Vintage Linens
The wreath was stamped in gold ink and the sentiment in Hibiscus Burst. Gold leafing pen around the dies also from PTI.
Thanks for taking a peek!
The background paper and rose spray are from an Anna Griffin paper package I've had a long time!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Power Poppy ~B Happy Challenge!

This month Power Poppy is hosting a very unique challenge...using as many items in your card that begin with the letter B.
I have a Birthday card with this cutie pie Bird ( Budgie bird?)
colored with blue, yellow and green copies
blue paper,
with blue chevron ribbon
and a button!
Thanks so much for your visit and wishing you a Blessed day!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Howdy Friend!

Just stopping in with a quick "Howdy!" This month's Power Poppy challenge is to just send some "happy mail" which is exactly what I plan to do with this cute little birdie from the "Folk Heart" stamp collection. I framed this up, using a large polka dot embossing folder on the top panel and some lined red paper for the backing. Then I decided to make a scalloped border for the sides and found a scrap of black paper with polka dots...what fun!!
I hadn't planned on using that top banner...When I glued the panel on, I accidentally glued  the image upside down, so that the bird was on  the bottom third of the card rather than the top third. Because of that, the balance was now off. So, I fiddled for awhile, and finally decided to add a sentiment banner from the same set and I'm glad I did because the red prima flower really makes it pop with the bright poppy ink and cute font Marcella included in this set, "Folk Heart."  Even though it wasn't planned; I think the card was stepped up a notch and now included a fun sentiment for happy mail!
I just love this stamp set and hope to play a bit more in this fun challenge over this very hot week we're having here in Colorado!! Thanks so much for popping in!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Home Tweet Home~

Our daughter recently had a housewarming party and I wanted to give her a cheery card for the occasion. My husband and I have spent quite a bit of time at her "new" place...especially my husband with lots of repairs and getting things in order. I am so proud of her and how quickly she has made a house into a beautiful home.

This is a Penny Black stamp, "Home Tweet Home" colored with copics. After assembling the card, I was rummaging through my drawers and found these adhesive felt sunflowers and added them along the bottom edge for a garden border. The birdhouse base was looking a little the addition really helped!
I am adding my card to this week's The Cat's Pajamas challenge to use bright colors!
Thank you so very much for popping in, and wishing you a blessed day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Playing with Dahlias and Gingham

Hi friends!  I've just returned from a trip over the mountains to see my elderly Dad who has been living alone . I've been concerned and a little anxious with how he is managing. He was in a very bad car accident in April and should not be driving anyway...and it seems up to me to be the sane one to talk honestly and openly with him on such a sensitive subject.   My Dad refuses to wear a hearing aid most of the time; even though he has a new one and it works...I am praying after my brief list of concerns and admonition that he could have hurt someone else...that he will come to the conclusion to stop driving. I have also been searching for alternative sources of rides for him including government based programs, church volunteer?( oh, that would be an answer to prayer!) or Visiting Angels.
When my Mom was living, there was an amazing Christian woman who would come into their home with a scurry of busyness, bustling around cleaning , and praise on her lips all day long...I thought what a difference she made for my Mom and Dad. I actually called her up the other day as I was searching for transportation and she exclaimed, "I am an old woman, now...older than your Dad!! But if it weren't for that, I would certainly consider helping to drive him. " I had to laugh...what a blessing her attitude, her smiles, her joy were to my spirit!
My card uses a retired Flourishes stamp illustrated by Marcella and the sentiment is from the "Choose Joy" set by Papertrey ink. The image was water colored, splattered using a toothbrush, and flourishes and sequins and a seam binding bow added. Not the best water coloring job for sure...but there you have it!!
The sentiment is stamped in Momento London Fog.
Here it is:
Let us meet each other with a smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love.
I am entering this month's Flourishes challenge,May Flowers!
Thank you for stopping by and hugs and smiles to you!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April Showers~May Flowers!

Hello sweet friends! I know it's been awhile...we have had a" Major Moment" at our house...lasting about a month thus far. I recall back in late March my husband estimating the time it would take to complete an upstairs guest bath renovation. "I can do that in about five days," he says!!  Ha ha...I love that he is such an optimist...but me, the realist, said kindly, I will be happy if it takes 3 weeks. Well, we are going on about a month now and through lots of glitches, fixes, and numerous trips to Home Depot and Lowe's...we are nearing the finish. Once the plumbing is will be up to me to finish out the details...and of course, I can't do that until I'm able to step into the room with the colors and see how they look together. I am so thankful my husband is a "can-do fix-it type " a mechanical engineer which has come in very handy with the plumbing.
Anyway, because a lot of my stamp room has not been accessible for awhile...I have not been up to my usual creative outlet. However, I have found that the art of color wheels and color challenges has helped me in other decorating endeavors like the bathroom for example. We can find ways to use our creative minds in all kinds of ways, and it is so healthy for the brain to do so.
I do believe all creativity stems from God, who this spring has graced us with lots of rain, sleet, and even snow...but the result is beautiful snowy white and pink blooms on trees giving way to verdant green baby leaves...and His color and creativity are ever evident in nature and all around us if we just pause to see.
My card today is for this month's Power Poppy challenge from the wonderfully talented and sweet lady, Katie Sims! The challenge to make a card/project using flowers...whoa...I think I can manage that! I have a lot of floral from Power Poppy...but this set is retired from Marcella from Flourishes. (no longer in business.)
I wanted to get back to some of my favorite colors: raspberries, soft pinks, and sage greens for this one. The coloring was achieved with copic markers and features a big floppy bow from a favorite snippet of ribbon that alas, is almost gone now...and a strand of gold thread.
I am submitting this card to this week's Word Art Wednesday blog as well...a wonderful stamping blog that glorifies God and has a weekly devotional as well!
Thank you so much for your visit...I know I haven't been blogging much; so if anyone is here...hello, hello, hello??? I appreciate you!
Have a blessed day!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Feel Better with Tulips!

I so enjoyed creating this card with my new-to-me Tulips stamp from Papertrey Ink. There is something so refreshing about just simple stamping with colorful inks and a simple layout as well. This is a one layer card. I used a background stamp to do the side panel just to add a bit of interest and added the sentiment for a friend who has been feeling under the weather. The butterfly has a bit of clear sparkle from a Wink of Stella pin...and this is my tribute to spring!! It is finally starting to feel like it outside as well...and after a long winter; I am definitely ready!! Thanks for stopping by!!