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~


http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/05/mft-color-challenge-45.html


This sketch was perfect for my experiment~
 

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/05/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-281.html



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~


http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/fusion-port-o-call-polaroid.html



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~



https://colourq.blogspot.com/2016/05/colourq-challenge-342.html




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~


http://vervestamps.blogspot.com/2016/05/may-diva-inspirations-challenge-and.html


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




http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/just-us-girls-343-trend-week.html



Check out this fantastic sketch~


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/05/case-this-sketch-172.html



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