Thursday, April 17, 2014

Better Together & Sending Prayers






You have got to see the inspiration at CASE Study Challenge #187


http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/2014/04/case-study-challenge-187.html

April Muse, Jaclyn

took cute scraps and combined them into 'lil treasures...I decided to mimic the spirit of the look with fiesty pattern scraps and sequins for this card.


One thing I've always loved about her bold style...is she's not afraid to match rockin' patterns~ with three teen girlies in the house...it's right where I'm at these days.


While I had that patterned paper out from Studio Calico, I made a simple card.






I love that the angled look is in...I was never great with straight lines~LOL.


Perfection is just not me.... ~wink~


Card One


stamp: Verve Better Together
die: Verve Wavy Hearts
ink: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz
paper: Studio Calico Snippets,Georgia Pacific White,strip of Echo Park Style Essentials


Card Two

stamp: Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens
die: Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens
ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa,Peanut Brittle)
paper: Studio Calico Snippets,Georgia Pacific white





Where There Is Love




When it's all said and done...love is what endures.



Nothing else comes close to filling that void.




Beautiful sentiment~so true, so true! I used the following sketch as a starting point...

http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2014/04/viva-la-verve-april-2014-week-2.html



entry linked here


I am also participating in week Verve's Week 1's challenge.


April Week 1 Sketch/Color Challenge


~I chose the colors~

http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2014/04/vlv-april-week-1-recap-viewfinder.html


Since I've got three girlies, I made two similars.


I've attached a mini-post it note for a pop of color here to complement the vibrant Sketchbook pattern.



This post-it note is a touch of note for CAS-ology's newest challenge

http://casology.blogspot.com/2014/04/week-91-note.html



A couple of stamped runners from Better Together~just beyond the borders of the Authentique paper, almost looks like washi for my last card.






Well, that's it for me today.


I pray you get some much needed craft time in... ;)



Card One

stamp: Verve (More Than Love,Happy Days)
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black,Versamark,Memento (Pear Tart,Dandelion)
die: Spellbinders Classic Circles
other: Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder (black)
paper: Georgia Pacific white, Carta Bella Hello Again


Cards Two Through Four

stamp: Verve Better Together
die: Verve Wavy Hearts Die,Spellbinders (Scalloped Circles,Scalloped Ovals)
paper: Prima Introspection,American Crafts Sketchbook,Authentique Spring,My Mind's Eye Breeze,Simple Stories Color Vibe 1
other: Want2Scrap rhinestones,Studio Calico wood veneer,paper shreds,post-it note






Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Q and Smiling Flowers



When the flowers show up, it really does seem as if they're smiling...





especially around these parts where gloomy doomy has been the norm.


 Look at the beautiful colors featured at




http://colourq.blogspot.com/2014/04/colourq-challenge-237.html


I don't have gray ribbon handy, and even if I did...it wouldn't work for me.


I just can't seem to get bows down.


However, I've been turning to paper shreds for embellishing lately~we are more on friendly terms and I've got tons of colors handy.



I had some crafting time today...yay me!!! ;)


Have a blessed day friends~

stamp: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages, Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life
inks: Memento Dandelion, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores,Versamark,Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe
other: Want2Scrap rhinestones,Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
die: Our Daily Bread Designs Bookmark




Simple Note


Simple Note, simple card~




http://casology.blogspot.com/2014/04/week-91-note.html



simple, simple...just what I needed today!!!




stamp: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages, Verve Graph Paper
die: Verve Rounded Rectangle
ink: Papertrey Ink (True Black,Hawaiian Shores),Tim Holtz Black Soot
paper: Authentique Renew






Sunday, April 13, 2014

Have Fun



I had fun with a myriad of stamps...




when my fingers left smudges...I made more...I just had fun and let loose. ;)


 Sometimes you just have to let your hair down, you know?




Oh we have a WARM, SWEET DAY today which fills my heart with joy!!!!


blessings friends~enjoy creating~


stamp: Hero Arts (So Kind, Untitled Word Shadow), Heidi Swapp Memory File stamps,Sweet 'n Sassy Precious Poppies,Technique Tuesday Incredible
inks: Papertrey Ink True Black, Memento (Dandelion, Tangelo), Hero Arts (Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe)
paper: Georgia Pacific white
other: Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper








Saturday, April 12, 2014

Journey








Simon Monday Challenge: Journey


had me reach for my Tim Holtz stamps which I acquired during my busy month of March.

My dad loves classic cars...so this image should make him smile inside.

See that tag peeking out?


It's another clothing tag~I love the quality of these bad boys!


It's WIN-WIN lately when we've bought clothes for the girlies~they've been donning these gorgeous, inspirational tags~they are TRUE ART, I tell ya.


Have a blessed day friends~



stamp: Tim Holtz Here and There
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa,Papertrey Ink True Black
other: stapler,Tim Holtz distress tool