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 24, 2017

Merry Monday #245 kraft card

Lori wants us to create a card using kraft paper for our Merry Monday Challenge this week.
I used Altenew Poinsettia Pine stamp set and white embossed it then colored with prisma colored pencils. The sentiment is PTI O Holy Night.
Wont you join us this week in creating a card using kraft cardstock? 
We would love to see your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Merry Monday #244 A Wreath

Linda's Challenge this week at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge Blog is to create a card with a wreath on it!  This is a NBUS stamp to me (PTI Sprig Wreath) and I decided to give Jennifer McGuire's perfect pearl technique a try.  Fortunately it had several individual sprig stamps so I could remove some of the perfect pearls and give it a little more dimension.
It is really pretty in real life because it has so much shiny silver!  I even backed the piece with some silver luxe PTI paper.  I die cut the "merry" from PTI Wet Paint: Holiday two times out of the silver luxe and adhered it to the card, then I stamped the Christmas and the little sprigs along with berries next to it. The bow is from Tinsel Tags Sprigs.
I hope you are inspired to make a Christmas card with a wreath on it!
See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Seize the Birthday with TWO Pattern Papers!!

Hi friends this challenge for Seize the Birthday is about using some of our wonderful pattern papers!  We are looking for at least TWO pattern papers on your BIRTHDAY card!

This is what I used on my card:
Paper:  My Minds Eye: Lime twist
stamps and dies:  MFT Make a Wish, Lil' Inkers stitched oval
Mama Elephant: Make a Wish (sentiment)

We look forward to seeing what you make with this challenge, remember you can always forgo the toppings and make any kind of birthday card!
Be sure to read the rules friends, we would hate to eliminate you because you are not following the rules!
See you in the gallery!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Merry Monday #243 Create a Winter Scene

The Christmas Challenge at Merry Monday this week is creating a Christmas Scene.
Kathy selected a wonderful inspiration photo.
I used PTI Winter Village and had a lot of fun making the little scene. 

Please check out the design team for more inspiration and I look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CAS Watercolour April meets NBUS

Friends today I have one card for two challenges!!  YEAH A two-fer!!
This card is going to CAS Watercolour April Challenge and also to Darnell's 11th NBUS Challenge!
The Altenew stamp set, Amazing You was a birthday gift from my BFF and this is the first time I have used it!  I colored with my Zigs Clear Brush Watercolor pens.

    Coming April 1-11, 2017
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, April 3, 2017

MIM # 280 Stamping Outside the Box

Lexi has a video up HERE from the Papertrey blog showing her technique for stamping outside the box!
By bringing your main image beyond the "box" you draw your eye to it!
I have been replenishing my 'thank you' cards, so thought this would make a nice CAS card.
I used the crackled stamp set and one of the pots and flowers from the Petite Pots set.
I think I could make a whole set of these and change out the sentiments and they would be quick and easy to make up!
We had sun all day today, it was so lovely!
Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are!
Have a great week!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Merry Monday #242 ~ Twigs or Branches

Today Debbie is looking for branches or twigs on your Christmas card for this week's Challenge over at Merry Monday.
I used some fir branches and little pine cones on my card.
stamps: Sunny Studio: Holiday Style, 
                                                         WPlus9: Holiday Boughs, 
               Penny Black: Rejoice with Joy

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Seize the Birthday with Vellum as our topping!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge where we are looking for vellum on your card as our topping!
I die cut the vellum and then used a q-tip to apply my ink on the face of the vellum after white heat embossing it.  I did use a bit of colored pencils to add extra depth to some of the images like the berries and the leaves.  The flowers were done with two shades of ink.
I went around my card with the scor-pal to make some scoring lines to draw your eye in...
This is what I used:
PTI Fresh Bouquet
PTI Bigger Blooms (sentiment)
paper:  white and soft stone
There is a topping friends, but you can always make any kind of BIRTHDAY card too!
We all look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery!
Thanks for playing along!

Heart Hugs, friends!