Saturday, October 22, 2016

to think of you is to smile

 I was determined to play with the inspiration photo from just add ink...I have started, completed, and given up on at least three cards This was one of the hardest inspirations I have ever done. I finally just knew I was gonna use red and white and well, this is the outcome....not completely happy but I am gonna with it. I even used was getting very desperate. I have used an amazing concord & 9th set called love you mean many possibilities. A watercolored background using prima marketing confection pans and th distress inks for flowers and leaves. This was one of those times were I wanted to give up, but something inside of me would not let it rest...*grin*

words with meaning - let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

global design project: sketch/#gdp058
just add ink: inspiration/#334

star of wonder

today is the last day of falliday fest introductions and I am playing along with lori's christmas candy inspiration. I immediately was inspired by my nanny's homemade potato candy...yummo! She kept a bowl out, especially at christmas! I knew I wanted to go with kraft and white and the big 'ole snowflake and glittery star in the center came along with the process...I luv the outcome! it is amazing how we can be inspired by summin as simple as nanny's homemade potato candy! The snowflake is called funky snowflake and the sentiment is from merry everything stamp set; both are from simon says stamp. I have used simon gold embossing powder to emboss the snowflake and added chunky gold(champagne)glitter to the center to spotlight the star!

words with meaning - focus on what matters and let go of what doesn't.

52 christmas card throwdown: embossing
holly jolly christmas: snow/#83
scs falliday fest: christmas candy/ff16stampmommab
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Friday, October 21, 2016

be the reason someone smiles

I had a blast with this card, I have used the amazing stamp set from simon says stamp ranunculus set. There are so many sweet leaves, pods, and bulbs in this set, that make the set so versatile...luv it! I used prima confections to watercolor and then added some metallic white over top for a littel shimmer. I also used tonic nuvo on top of that for a little glimmer. I played along with a couple of challenges, listed below. happy fri-YAY!

words with meaning - smile. happy looks good on YOU!

freshly made sketches: sketch/fm259
scs color challenge: colors/cc604 and texture

october 2016 verve release retrospective hop

ETA: I am getting a lot of questions about the plaid stencil, it is from carta bella and it is called plaid. thank you all for the super sweet comments...they mean so much to me! 

Welcome to Verve's October Release Retrospective Blog Hop!  Today the Verve Divas and Guest Divas are back with another dose of inspiration using the brand new release! All of our new products are available to order in the Verve shop and on sale through the end of October! Plus, we've got a sweet hop prize in store! You should have come from the super talented christyne's blog and your next stop will be awesome lesley's blog.

Want to win some shiny new Verve? Julee will be picking a random comment winner on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! To be entered in the giveaway, leave a little comment love as you hop around to the blogs linked below! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Release Retrospective Hop List
1. Julee7. Vickie (Guest)
2. Marisa8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Christyne
4. Betty10. Teresa
5. Stacey11. Lesley
6. Lisa (Guest)

color throwdown: colors/ctd415
retro sketches: sketch/rs236

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

simon says stamp/think pink-thanks

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HI friends, this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge is to think that is easy, isn't it? Well, for me it surely is, pink and glittery all the The design team is spotlighting items from pink and main, super cute stamps and dies.  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the super sweet thanks to you stamp set, it is adorable and the perfect size lettering..I luv it. They also have the same concept in hello, sorry, hugs, love, sweet, and merry christmas...who needs them all, raise your hand? Adorable. Ok, listen up the second totally off the chart amazing item is the prima marketing metallic paints...I do luv these..just enough shimmer to make them beautiful! Some ink splatter, gems, and a strip of washi tape paired with the cas(e) this sketch bring it all together..super fun!

words with meaning - make today amazing!

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts194
simon says stamp wed. : think pink

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Monday, October 17, 2016


hello all, I am playing along with a couple of fun challenges...I adore the texture of the pillows and colors from the challenge inspiration photo. I have used the concord and 9th floral and flutter die, this is such a fun die to use. The scripty hello die is from lawn fawn. Silver wendy vecchi embossing paste with the tim holtz burlap stencil for the background texture.  I always enjoy adding!

words with meaning - that feeling when someone tells you that you inspire them.

tag you're it: inspiration/#58
the challenge: inspiration/#82

mojo monday/mojo470-rejoice

for today's mojo monday sketch using the scripture melody #4 set.

mojo monday: sketch/mojo470

Sunday, October 16, 2016


good morning it is my turn to host a falliday challenge and I have chosen the gorgoeus mood board/inspiration photo for us to use. I found louise's blog on pinteret and have been ooohhing and aaahhing over here inspiration since! I could make cards all day long based on her boards! I have used the awesome bold joy sentiment from concord & 9th and the darlin tree from reverse confetti. I used simon says stamp gold embossing powder, so gorgeous. I also used the simon says stamp falling snow stencil with wendy vecchi embossing paste. I can't wait to see what you create! 

words with meaning: it's not the circumstances that create joy. it is you!

falliday fest: mood board/inspiration photo
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

wishing love, peace, and joy

fun card to create! I have used an older script background stamp for the background, I cannot remember the name of the company. The adorable chipboard sentiment is from the my mind's eye sugar plum chipboard pieces. A watercolored background using tim holtz brushed pewter stain and then added some happy hues aqua paint...luv this! I finished it with black and white twine and clear gemstones.

words with meaning - those who are war with others are not at peace with themselves.

colour q: colors/cqc363
freshly made sketches: sketch/fm258

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

simon says stamp/totally resistible-let the stars

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Hello, this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge is totally irresistible. Use some sorta resist and challenging! The design team is spotlighting items from impression obsession.  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

This weeks challenge was so fun, I have used the gesso resit technique, the tutorial is easy to follow....try it for yourself! I am luvin the awesome ink splatters, it is the impression obsession splatter stamp and the white ink resist coming fun! The inspiring sentiment is also impression obsession let the stars stamp set. Lots of sponging and ink splatter equals lots of fun! Can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - everyone is a star and deserves a chance to shine.
                                                                                                         ~ marilyn monroe

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