Monday, May 23, 2016

Wishing You All the Best

I want to wish someone, somewhere, a wish for the best~
*whenever that celebration occurs*
*man,woman,adult or child*

(dies:My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows,Spellbinders Scalloped Circles  stamp:Papertrey Ink On the Links sentiment)

I don't use my classic dies as much as I'd like~but I don't regret the basics.

I updated the look with a wonky window in the middle~

 Here are the sisters~

 (dies: My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows,Spellbinders Scalloped Circles  stamp:Verve Poppy Birthday sentiment)

 (dies:My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows,Spellbinders Scalloped Circles  stamp:Papertrey Ink You're a Gem sentiment)

I'm wishing you a smile today~a good belly laugh would be even better!

Thanks for stopping in~

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Abstract Vertical/Horizontal

I'm heading into abstract today, guys...

in more ways than one.

I stamped this sentiment vertically~because sometimes it's difficult to envision the good, from what the Lord is allowing in our circumstances.

(stamp: A Jillian Vance Design Simply Said Coffee & Jesus  dies:Simon Says Scribble Flowers,My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows)

Wanna hear something cool?

When I photographed this card horizontally to show you the verse~
it worked in that direction too!


Hmmmm, there's a lesson in that, 

me thinks....

(orange felt circle)

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday~


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sentiment Strip Colorful Wheel

I wanted to use my sentiment strips in a colorful wheel...I LOVE those guys!

The hard part was deciding which strip design (I have both sets).

(stamps:My Favorite Things LJD Pretty Poppies sentiment,Winnie & Walter True,Hero Arts Operation Write Home heart  dies:My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips/Sentiment Strips 2,Spellbinders Scalloped Circles,Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern Die)

These colors inspired me~

This sketch was perfect for my experiment~

Thanks for stopping in~

Happy Day Stars

I mentioned stars...then I got sidetracked...

story of my life guys. :)

(stamp:Verve Words of Wisdom    dies:My Favorite Things Die-namics LLD Lucky Stars/ Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows)

I went with patriotic colors, because I have a dear friend who has her birthday on July 4th.

She has the fun personality to pull it off too, let me tell you!

 I'm super proud of her...she's a mom, like me, in her forties.

Recently she's attended acting classes with fun experiences in that regard.

 I'm super proud of her for chasing her dreams~who knows...she may become a huge star!

She already is, in my humble opinion.


This inspiration photo had me thinking 4th of July way before the big date~

Thanks for stopping in guys~

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thinking of You Scribbles

I challenged myself to use the busiest paper in my paper pack~

I did so by inlaying scribble dies in solid, then fussy cutting around each scribble with the patterned paper.

(stamp:Hero Arts Operation Write Home  dies:Papertrey Ink Circle Scribbles,My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips 2  other:Basic Grey Grand Bazaar pp)

I intentionally centered a focal design, so they look like flowers.

Here are the gorgeous colors you'll find in this card~

How's your day looking so far?

I pray it gets better~hang in there friend!


Another Banner Card

Once I bring out a banner die, I build from there~

(stamp:Verve Wonderfully Made  dies:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo,My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows,Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Elle-Ments  other:Vellum,Copics for coloring flower,sequin)

I used these beautiful colors inspired by Verve~

The flower was stamped and fussy cut on vellum~filled in with Copics on the flip side~

Check out this fantastic sketch~

Well, you made it this far into the week guys...keep on keeping on!!! :)