Monday, October 31, 2016

mojo monday/mojo472-kindness is a beautiful thing

a fun card to create, I created a watercolor splash using mixed paints to create the peachy color. I used a polka dotted stencil and added glitter dots, luv the way it looks! I then added some ink splatter, a little strip of silver glimmer paper with the kraft, I luv it! The sweet sentiment is from the verve set kindness matters. The big ole' die cut heart and a large size gemstones...lots of fun!

words with meaning - ability is what you're capable of doing. motivation determines what you do. attitude determines how well you do it.
                                                                                                                  ~ lou holtz

mojo monday: sketch/mojo472

Saturday, October 29, 2016

cozy christmas

a super quick cas card for a couple of challenges, the frshly made sketches and the inspiration challenge from scs. I luv making quick cards for christmas, it seems I have so many to make...last year I fell short and I am trying to do better this year. I have painted the watercolor background and then added a my mind's eye chipboard tree from the sugar plum collection. I added some stickles and then some pretty pink posh sequins. Have you started your christmas card yet?

words with meaning - lazy days are cozy days

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms260
scs challenge: inspiration photo/ic569


I have used the sketch from sketch and scrap for my cas christmas card today. It was super easy to pull this one together, I used the chipboard from my mind's eye sugar plum collection...luv the papers! I luv using pre-made elements for quick cards, they are fun and easy,,,christmas cards are a great time to use these because we need so many. I added twine, white ink splatter, and white enamel dots.

words with meaning - be the type of person you want to meet.

christmas card challenge: a/g #46
sketch and scrap: world card making month/sketch#84

Friday, October 28, 2016

start somewhere.

I could not wait to use the reverse confetti blooms n buds and blooms n buds confetti cuts. I have used layered blooms and dies before and sometimes find them hard to use. These are so amazing and easy to layer and cut...I luv them and know I will be using the quite often. I have used simon inks for the flowers and stems; hot lips, pale blush pink, hollyhock, willow, and catkin. I have used heidi swapp primrose shine and hero arts gemstones.

words with meaning - sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts196
fusion: inspiration photo/soft and subtle
happy little stampers: a/g with dies
tgif79: designer spotlight...this card

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

big hugs

A super fun and easy card for a couple of challenges, luv the big hugs die from neat and cute. I have used the colors from the color throwdown. I cut the die and then cut the die using fun foam and layered foam makes it super easy to layer with intricate details. I also played along with the casology, super CAS...I hope this fits the challenge.

words with meaning - it's a new day, expect great things.

casology: CAS/cure #221
color throwdown: colors/ctd416
sketch and scrap: world card making month/sketch#3

simon says stamp/anything goes-jolly holly days

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I have used the super cute lawn fawn set called deck the halls, a super cute set! I especially luv this sentiment, so cute. I have created a tree scene with snow on a tag and then added the amazing stitched snowflake die with a little stickles cute..I luv how it turned out against the dark background. A few hero arts gemstones scattered makes it extra shimmery and special! I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.

paper players: sketch/pp318

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

hop to stop-every day with you is a gift

Today's card is all about raising awareness against domestic violence, the amazing becca cruger had put it all together and there are prizes too. I have used the gorgeous altenew flower beautiful day. The background was created with ken oliver vibrant and pretty! The uplifting sentiment is from hero arts set called you are my happy. I thought it was fitting for any of us who need to hear those words! Play along to help becca share and help put a stop to domestic violence! 

sketch and scrap: world card making month/sketch#2

You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. 
Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet. 

Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die as a result of domestic violence, than through rapes, muggings and car accidents combined.

And women aren't the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.

And yet, it's something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It's something that's hidden and hushed. And since paper crafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue.Together, we CAN make a powerful impact. 

you are simply the best

I have used the november card kit from simon says stamp fro this card....what fun. This month's kit has an awesome embossing folder, stickles and copper pretty. I embossed the piece of paper, covered it with the copper ink, and then added the stickles randomly to the flowers...I luv it! The gorgeous plaid background paper is in the kit too. you can get your card kit every month by signing up here to insure you get yours. this months kit is available here while supplies last.

words with meaning - broken crayons still color.

simon: nov. card kit

cozy christmas

playing along with the scs cas challenge, three trees challenge, and the sketch and scrap world card making month celebration. I have used the totally adorable stamp set from neat and tangled called winter wishes, such a cute set and perfect for the three trees challenge. A lightly colored watercolor splash background using prima marking confections...I luv these watercolors! The simon says stamp falling snow stencil and wendy vecchi embossing paste create the falling snow, so cute! Another simple and cute chrsitmas card for the stash!

words with meaning - there is nothing better than that cozy feeling of home.

scs cas challenge: colors, celebrate, sparkle/cc400
shopping our stash: three trees/sos275
sketch and scrap: world card making month/sketch#1

Monday, October 24, 2016

mojo monday/mojo471-glory to the king

I was inspired by the curtain call image, I went with the colors and created a christmas card. I did not send many handmade christmas cards last year, but I plan on it this I will be adding to that pile. I have used the awesome sentiment from the new verve set, angel voices. I used the verve cut above star dies called, starry die. I have used gold wend vecchi embossing paste and a circle stencil and gold shimmery watercolor paint for the background. I embossed the stars and added a view gold gems. I really luv all the ivory with the gold!

words with meaning - we were created to give God the glory.

curtain call: inspiration photo/glittery gourds
mojo monday: mojo471

Sunday, October 23, 2016

merry christmas

a super CAS card for a couple of challenges, I used the mini christmas set from simon says stamp called holiday hellos.  I used simon silver embossing powder to emboss the "christmas", really pretty IRL.  I die cut the snowflake using TH silver glittery paper, the snowflake is called maryanne, sooo cute! I then used red and white twine...twine makes everything sweeter...teehehehe.

words with meaning - life is either a great adventure or nothing 
                                                                                                    ~ helen keller

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts195
christmas card challenge: anything goes
the challenge: inspiration photo/#83 

sunday stamps-just because

I used the concord & 9th stamp set for the wheat leaves, they are so pretty. The background was watercolored with a wash background, using prima confections. A super simple card with some twine and sequins. I played along with several challenges listed below.

words with meaning - optimism is the faith that leads to achievement
                                                                                                               ~ helen keller

card concept: photo/#60
inspired by the little things: photo/#29
sunday stamps: sketch/ssc138

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
happy little stampers: christmas 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