That’s right, it’s spring . . . well at least on the calendar!! This is the time of year where we do get some lovely sunshine and warmer days, letting us know we are past most of the winter, and warmer days are coming. Where I live we will still get some more snow, but I do love those warmer days we are treated to. My card today has a real spring feel to it with butterflies and flowers.Read More
I love stamps that have detailed line art, they are so flexible. Normally I would look at this and think I should add colour to the image, but sometimes the simple beauty of line art can help you easily create a stunning card.Read More
I was playing with Sponge Daubers, making polka dots on card stock, and thought it would make a fun background for a card. I made two cards with those backgrounds.Read More
Have you seen the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 29 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue? It is really pretty paper, and has copper foil accents on one side. And the best part . . . even though this is called Joyous Noel, and makes amazing Christmas cards, it’s not just for Christmas!!Read More
My card for today is sending loving thoughts and prayers to brighten up your day. I used bright colours and stripes to pack a punch - Pineapple Punch with my card!Read More
Some days it is really easy to create, while others seem to stump your creativity. I don’t know why or how this happens, but we all seem to experience it from time to time. I’m grateful on the days that I go to my craft studio and the ideas just flow like butter melting on hot toast! On days that have no toast, I call upon one of the many ways to jump start creativity.Read More
So few people send cards, and it is such an easy way to brighten someone’s day. The Pastor at my church is fantastic at staying in touch with people, so I make Thinking of You and Hello type cards for him to send. I love donating a stack of cards to the church and knowing they will bright so many peoples day. I’m truly grateful that he takes the time to stay in touch with people, and love to do my part to help with that.Read More
If you have followed my blog for a while you know I love all the nature related stamps, paper and framelits we have at Stampin' Up! I find nature to be very calming, especially when we take time to slow down in our hectic lives and really see and appreciate the beauty around us. When I look at the card I made for today, I feel a sense of calm and tranquility and it always makes me happy.Read More
The challenge for the Global Design Project this week is to Case the Designer. For my card I decided to make a card using this months Paper Pumpkin Kit.
When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you will get an amazing kit delivered to your door every month. It will transport you to crafting heaven and show you a creative escape that makes you happy. If you join in August 2018 for the first time, you will get your first month for half price.Read More
The Rooted in Nature stamp set has some amazing tree and leaf images. The beautiful tree in today’s card is one of those images, and this one conjures up thoughts of sitting under the shade of a big tree on a hot summer day, enjoying a cool drink. Given the hot weather we have had lately, I’m not surprised these are my thoughts!!Read More
We have a sketch challenge at #GDP146 today. Come join me on a little escape to paradise with colours that remind me of the tropical bliss we enjoy while travelling south.Read More
Need a quick card for someone special? Here is an easy idea that is sure to brighten someone's day when they receive it.
Have you played with Brusho Crystals? These are watercolour ink crystals, and they are so much fun to play with. You can sprinkle them directly on water-washed paper, or use them with an Aqua Painter to colour an image you have stamped. They are bright and fun and every time you use them you can create something different and unique. I had made a number of background pieces with my Brusho Crystals, and today my card uses one of those.Read More