Saturday, August 19, 2017

The BEST is Yet to Come

Some days I'm reminded how little I know...

(stamps: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Inspirational Word Art2, Verve Kindness Matters/Great Friend/Potter's Clay flowers)

 Seriously, God has shown me such amazing blessings lately that I couldn't have even dreamed.

Not only His faithfulness, but answers to prayers I had not even thought of!

Sure, there are disappointments in life...but there are just as many, if not MORE, blessings.

I just have to be still and receive with a trusting heart.

This is why I chose neon pink to pop against an unexpected earthy tan with pops of blue enamel dots.

Fresh, unexpected colors for a fresh, unexpected God who surpasses all understanding.

Thanks for stopping by friends~

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Daisies

I did a little bit of sponging and simple stamping to create a birthday card.

(stamps: Stampendous Daisy Thanks, Hero Arts Operation Write Home)

I went with the following colors~

I've only run errands but feel like I've been around the world and back.

Yikes it's only Tuesday.

Stamping is my mini vacation, for reals people!

It's the one "me" thing I've got and I'm so grateful for it!

Thanks for stopping by~

Bloom in Adversity Poppies

I can think of a number of friends to give this card to~

(stamps: My Favorite Things Pretty Poppies  dies:My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles)

I'm surrounded by really strong women!

The assembly was pretty straightforward~the 6X6 panel remnant  already had a circle die cut out of it.

Of course this

this MFT sketch came to mind. :)

I used a section of leftover splattered cardstock to showcase these dramatic poppies.

 Thanks for stopping by friends~

Monday, August 14, 2017

All the Patterns Gift Card

I went cray with some patterned paper today, friends.

It was that kind of weekend.

I had all the feels so I went with any paper I desired to create a gadgety card.

(dies: My Favorite Things Blueprints 11/Gift Card Grooves, Avery Elle Star Frame)

The smiley face from this Blueprints set was just the ticket for a "handle" to pull the gift card out of the slot.

I clipped it rather than stuck it on, so it wouldn't damage the gift card.
Gift Card Presentation

My wide washi roll was perfect for the shiny face~I stuck it on heavy cardstock and then cut it out.

It paired beautifully with the silver glittery clip.

That's it for me today friends, thanks for stopping by~

Pastels, Pencils & a Hint of Black

I challenged myself to work with pastels today.

(stamps: Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty   dies:Winnie & Walter In A Word Hugs Cutaway,Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches)

I followed the sketch and a couple of pastel colors in the following challenge~adding a hint of black as lining.

I thought the cloud border would work as an interesting element here.

I'm pleased I can use it more often, and not just for a sky scene.

yup, it feels like a Monday alright. ;)

One foot in front of the other, people.... 


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Travel Card

So I tried another card for Time Out...this time I looked  past the chocolate bar.


 (stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2,(retired) Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage,Verve Borderline  dies:Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags,My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek-a-Boo/Stitched Oval Word, Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage cloud)

 It's an interactive card...I wanted to include a couple of sentiments under the flaps~


(stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2   die:My Favorite Things Stitched Dome Frame)

The wall map and masculine brown/beige color scheme led the tone for this multi-windowed creation.

A majority of my sentiment panels came from the Simple Stories You Are Here paper pad. 

I die cut my favorite sentiments and went from there.

I'm all over the place today~multi-tasking in every direction. 

At least I get to hang around the house today, though!