Sunday, October 29, 2017

happy birthday

a super simple card created with a w plus 9 stamp set called, bouquet mums stamp set. I have played along with a couple of challenges listed below. Hope you have a wonderful day!

words with meaning - work for a cause, not for applause.

color throwdown: colors/ctd466
cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts345

Thursday, October 26, 2017

HOPE this makes you smile

had such fun playing with this HOPE stamp set from concord and 9th...makes the sweetest watercolor looking flowers. I used altenew dye ink rather than distressed ink since I wanted a crisp image over top of the watercolor splash background. hope you have a wonderful day friends, the weekend is near...eeepp.

words with meaning - to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
                                                                                    ~ ralph waldo emerson 

where creativity meets c9: shades of concord & 9th

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

simon says stamp/anything goes - hello there

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, it is your favorite time of the month...anything goes challenge! The design team is spotlighting amazing products from wplus 9Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

This is a gorgeous stamp, it is called watercolor anemones; so pretty! I used a new to me technique that I learned on SCS last week while playing along with fallidays. Rather than spritzing the inked stamp before stamping, you spritz with water after stamping onto paper. It gives a subtle watercolor look...I really like it! I popped the sentiment up on 3d square pop dots and then added a few gemstones. I cannot wait to see what you create this week!

words with meaning - create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/ cts244
inspired by: inspiration photo/#69
tgif: sweater weather..used fall colors/tgif130

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

kindness can change the world

created this fun card for a couple of challenges and for another chance to use the sweet flowers from the stamp florals stamp and die set. The tag die is a paper smooches stitched die and it fits the sentiment perfect, it is from simon says stamp set called uplifting thoughts. Such a fun card to put together and create...hope you have a wonderful week!

words with meaning - don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
                                                                                                                              ~ c. l. lewis

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms309
just add ink: colors/#382

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 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 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 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 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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