Sunday, October 22, 2017

merry + happy


hello friends and welcome to this weeks sunday stamps challenge! we have a sketch to share and the super talented amy designed this one! I have used the adorable stamp and die set from the stamp market called holiday cheer bundle. I adore the merry & bright sentiment, it works perfectly for this sweet little set. Be sure to stop by the sunday stamps design teams blogs and see what they have created! 

words with meaning - smile at strangers, were is this together.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc164





Saturday, October 21, 2017

thankful for you



playing with a couple of fun challenges just because, the atlantic sketch and the cas colors. the sweet flower is from w plus 9 southern summer floral 2...I adore these two sets of flowers! I created a watercolor splash background and then added the fun layers. Sure hope you have a fun filled weekend planned!

words with meaning - maturity is learning to walk away from situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self worth. 
                                                                                                          ~ marcaandangel

atlantic hearts sketch: sketch/#234
cas colors & sketches: colors/#245


Friday, October 20, 2017

as you see it - thanks


hello and welcome to fri -YAY and the weekend...hope you have something fun planned with the fam, the hubs and I will get into something for sure! I simply luv this time of year, it makes me feel so alive....I am not a fan of halloween/scary so I have created an alternative to this week as you see it challenge...to make it a fallish card. If you are like me, please feel free to create a fall theme card! I have used the adorable paper smooches owl and paired it with some glittery leaves from the stamp market. I then added gold glittery stars, these are also from paper smooches...my all time favorite star dies!


words with meaning - autumn, the years last, loveliest, smile. 
                                                                              ~ william cullen bryant

as you see it: scary/I went fallish
dragonfly journeys: use black and orange/#103




CardMaker and Terial Arts Blog Hop


well, it is safe to say I had a blast creating my little autumn postcard and I also added a little giftie set(see below). I am luvin the aqua polka dotted fabric with the warm colors of the leaves...I think it really adds so much! I have used the gorgoeus fall leaves from the stamp market; I started off with white fabrics, stained them with tim holtz distress inks, I then sprayed them with the amazing terial arts fabric stabilizer....luv how this works and changes the fabric to be like paper! I then stamped the leaves onto the fabric and then die cut them out.....gorgoeus! I am luvin the look of the leaves against the aqua polka dots so I kept my postcard simple! The leaves I used for my fall giftie are below, check them out too! 

You should have come to me from the super amazing Niki and your next stop is the fabulous Gaylynn

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop head over to the CardMaker blog and be sure to head to the Terial Arts site to check out the amazing fabric stabilizer! 



I used a kraft colored berry basket, added the leaves, tag and twine...tucked inside is bite size turtle brownies!


Here is a close up of those gorgeous leaves using the Terial Art Fabric Stabilizer

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

you're amazing


I have used the awesoem flower set from the stamp market called watercolor bouquet stamp set. I was inspired by the gorgoeus photo at inpsired by...luv the flowers against the navy dress. The sweet sentiment is from the simon says stamp set called brush stroke. I have added gold sequins and twine, super fun card to create! I am luvin using press n seal wrap for placing a collage of flowers and leaves like this.....makes it so easy to design! If you have not used it or not sure what I am talking about, check out this video here. happy creating!

words with meaning - gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts on finding peace of mind and happiness inside. 

inspired by: photo/#68
fusion: sketch



simon says stamp/fall inspiration - woohoo

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are using an fallish inspiration mood board for this weeks challenge. The design team is suing products form paper smooches. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



I have used the sweet chubby chums set for my card, I think the little owl is super cute! I watercolored him using my zig clean color real brush markers. I created a watercolor splash background and added a couple of pieces of designer paper in the the gorgeous golden yellow and purple to stick with the theme colors. I added a a piece of may arts burlap twine and the woohooo sentiment..so cute! 

words with meaning - the trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.

simon says stamp: fall inspiration photo
tgif: sketch/tgifc129







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happy birthday



Have you been playing along with the scs fallidays challenges.....they are a blast...join us here for all the fun! I have created this for one of the fun challenges today. I do not believe I have ever used distress inks quite like this before and I luv it! I usually spray the stamp with water after being inked before stamping. This technique you spray the stamped image after stamping onto watercolor paper and I luv how the ink runs together...so fun! I have used the sweet fun florals flower set from the stamp market for today's card. 

words with meaning - blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promise to her.
                                                                                                                         ~luke 1:45
color throwdown: colors/ctd465
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes




Monday, October 16, 2017

thank you


 ok, this simon says stamp flower set; floral shapes stamp and dies, might just be one of my all time favorites....hehehehe...I can have a lot of all time favorites, can't I? I have used the color throwdown colors and I adore te way my card turned out....the black and white houndstooth designer paper adds so much fun! I have created a watercolor splash background and then added the flowers, leaves, and twigs. A few enamel dots and ink splatters and the simon says stamp sentiment complete my card. Sure hope you have a wonderful week, I plan on getting a lot of creating done...super excited about this...eeepp.

words with meaning - the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. 
                                                                                                          ~ albert einstein 

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts243
color throwdown: colors/ctd464



Sunday, October 15, 2017

happy birthday


what fun I add with this little number...the inspiration photo from the card concept is right up my alley...luvin all those nuetrals! the sweet flowers are from the w plus 9 stamp set called southern summer florals 2, the leaves are from my little stash box. I have added embossing paste, sequins, and burlap twine keeping with the neutral look! the gorgoeus script sentiment is from the simon says stamp brush stoke messages...luv this script! hope you have a wonderful fall week!

words with meaning - put your focus into loving and creating not gossip and hating.

card concept: rustic nuetrals/#79
freshly made sketches: sketch/fms308
just add ink: embossing paste and sequins/#381
seize the birthday: anything goes





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

simon says stamp/thinking of you - theres no one like you

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is a thinking of you challenge.  The design team is using products from memory boxDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I am luvin these adorable heart dies from memory box, so cute. They are stitched, I have layered them for a fun collage look. I was inspired by the inspired by photo this week, so soft and pretty with a hint of dark brown. I used tim hotlz distressed ink to create the watercolor splash background. I have used sticker words for my sentiment, "there is know one just like you" luv this! I tied it with burlap twine for a bit of a rustic look....sweet card, love the colors and hearts!

words with meaning - truth sounds like hate for those who hate the truth.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/#242
inpsired by: photo/#67



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