Thursday, June 11, 2020

Some Thanks!


Hi All!  Popping in to share a couple of easy thank you cards I made using just a couple of stamps and inks.  

Can't remember if these were supposed to be marigolds or zinnias, but I have decided they are zinnias and need to be colorful. ;-)  Love how this card just looks like the feel of a sunny afternoon in the summer!!!  The beauty of the layout here is that the sentiment takes up most of the space and then the flowers are giving an L frame.  

Layered on some designer paper adds some more pop and interest.  The sequins were just a fun addition that not only adds some extra color, but also a little sparkle and added dimension.  I have been really trying to use my embellishments lately instead of hoarding them in case I need them later.  Where is the fun in waiting to use something that is asking to be used now?!?

What fun embellishments have you used in your creations lately?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2020 SheetLoad

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your week is going well.  We've been going to extremes with weather around here!!! Last week was stinkin' hot and humid 80's and higher.  This week someone turned off the heat and turned up the freezer!  I actually had a fire going yesterday.  What?!?  

Today I popped in to quickly share the SheetLoad of Cards I made using Call Me Crafty Al's June 2020 SheetLoad recipe. Alicia puts one out each month and all of us on the Design Team offer up our take of the current month's SheetLoad on the 2nd of each month.  Alicia also puts out a call to see what you can do with her SheetLoads and even shares some on her YouTube channel.  Typically I am just an Instagram gal, but since I have dusted off my blog I thought i would share here as well!  All the deets and ways to see all the Design Team Collaborators are here:

Find out how to download the free June 2020 SheetLoad of Cards, here:

If you create cards using this month’s SheetLoad, make sure to use the following hashtags:

 #suysjun2020 #showusyoursheetload

Get more details on how to “Show Us Your SheetLoad”, here:

Make sure to check out all of the SheetLoad collaborators!

YouTube Team:

   Call Me Crafty Al / Alicia:

   Bourbon Creek Crafts / Beth:

   Creative Chelsey / Chelsey:

   Stmpgrl / Paige:

   Lil Crafty Nook / Nikki:

   Deb Houck’s Crafty Cottage / Deb:

   Cool Cakes and Crafts with Amalia / Amalia:

Blog Team:

   Danni’s Dreams / Danni:

   Airbornewife Stamping / Pam:

   Stamp with Sandie / Sandie:

   Fresh and Renewed / Teresa:

Instagram Team:

   @deneen03 / Deneen:

   @lizzies_happy_mail / Elizabeth:

   @scrpbkgrl / Lisa:

   @craftaholicmomma / Stacy:

   @fuzzyslippersdesigns / Moriah: That's me!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hello Again!

Hi Everyone!!! It's been quite some time since I posted!  I have been busy creating, but have mostly been posting on Instagram.  Thought I would dust off the blog and see if I remember how this works. ;-)

I shared this over on Lori Whitlock's Blog last week.  Hope over to check out my brief tutorial and let them know I sent you.  I had a ton of fun creating this Kaleidoscope...that's what a collection of butterflies is called apparently.  Learn something new every day!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snowman Valentine

Happy January!  Thought I'd pop in and share one of my favorite valentines to make.  They are fun to cut and color. 

The idea for these cards comes from a class a friend taught years ago.  The snowman image is from Paper Smooches.  I added the heart and then colored it with Spica so it would shimmer when you are holding the card. 

I free-hand cut the hills from a variety of red, pink, and valentine papers from my stash.  The snowmen are my favorite part.  The stamp set comes with a couple versions of snowmen and coloring them brings out their little personalities! :)

Hope you were inspired to make a couple of your own (but if you are too busy, stop by my Etsy shop and pick up a couple!).


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Peace Dove

This seemed like a good Christmas in July card for a Sunday.  I'm kinda glad I didn't get around to posting these past few card until now.  It has been fun to look back at these Christmas cards and get a little excited about making new ones! The woodgrain washi is my ALL TIME FAV.  It goes with everything- I think I need to stock up!!! The washi came as part of a monthly kit club I joined locally. 

I'm getting together with the local gals this week, so I better get something done to share!  It isn't a requirement or anything, but gosh it is nice to get real time feedback from crafty friends. ;-) It's also soooo inspiring to see everything everyone else made.  I always come back from those gatherings (when I can get to them) totally energized for creativity.  It doesn't hurt that I leave with new goodies to use while exploring that creativity.

I was moved by a post on Monday by Duni at Duni's Studio.  She posts Monday Moodboard's that are always creative eye candy.  You really must stop by and check her out!  This past Monday she posted a beautiful Cheyenne Prayer that I haven't heard in a while.  Seems appropriate for this post so I will share it as well.
Let us know peace.
For as long as the moon shall rise,
For as long as the rivers shall flow,
For as long as the sun shall shine,
For as long as the grass shall grow,
Let us know peace.
 - Cheyenne Prayer

Have a soothingly simple Sunday. Peace and love be with you today.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Red Sleigh

Morning!  Today I have another Christmas in July, from my Christmas cards I made last year, to share.  This one is going for a very retro-ish look.  All aqua and red (which I HATED as a kid) and early 60's atomic style printed paper.

This one gets a little nod to the present day with some washi and chipboard.  The format for this card is basically the same one I used here.  When I find a LO I like I tend to use it a bunch! ;-)

Looking at all these Christmas cards from last year has certainly helped me keep cool in the hot weather we have had lately.  I'm hoping it will inspire me to get a few made for this year.  I have some new goodies on the way that are due on Friday.  Maybe the combo of these cards and those goodies will get me in action.  I "taped" (do we even say that anymore???) some Christmas movies on Hallmark last week that I may watch on my iPad while I craft to get me in the mood too. LOL!

If I get any done, I will try to get them posted before this Christmas!!!

Have a Whimsical Wednesday!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Feather Tree

Caught my breath long enough to get some more of my cards of Christmas past ready to share. ;-)  This one is another favorite because of that awesome paper and the chipboard feather tree.  Eeek! I just adore them!!!!

I'm going to be trolling eBay for this paper at some point.  It is just so pretty and I am down to something like a 2x2 square of lusciousness in my stash.  The sequins are ancient and I used them with a tree stamp I got when my LSS was open and used to run a year long Christmas card class.  We made 5-6 cards each month, in two styles, using one stamp that you got to keep.  Gosh I miss that class.  I had all my cards ready by Thanksgiving!!!!

A crafty friend came over last week and we shared lots of goodies with each other.  I didn't get a single thing finished, so today I'm gonna sit down and finish some projects!  That and get ready for tutoring tomorrow.  Oh and get some new stuff added to my Etsy shop.  Guess I better get going and get something done!

Have a great Monday!