Friday, November 16, 2018

long over due new adventure

hello friends, I am sorry it has taken me so long to give everyone an update....this is very painful! Most of you know I lost my father in may, leaving me parentless! It has been the most difficult time in my life by far...I was a daddy's girl! Something in me changed the moment I learned of his passing...change is not always bad! For some reason card making took a very back seat, I no longer wanted to do it. But, because I am not a sit around kind of gal, his death also opened up something new in me, something I can remember and honor him in doing. Something that makes me feel closer to both of my parents! Our family has always had a love for antiques and older things, my mother and I would visit antique shops all the time. We went to a few auctions and my dad went through a period of working auctions. The hubs and I had talked about having a small booth in our local antique mall, so after my father's passing the pull to do it was overwhelming. So we opened a booth in our local antique mall october 1 and we have done very well. I am painting furniture, thriftin, junkin, pickin, hitting has been fun...a time of healing too! If you are ever in the area visit us at 50 lodge lane suit 106 verona, virginia...we are on 16th street in the mall. you can follow us on insta @rusticwarehouse72. I do not know when or if I will come back to card making, so with that said I have a ton of stuff to sell. If you are interested use the contact button on the side to contact me or you can contact me through etsy here. I appreciate each of you who have supported me in my card making over the past 14 years or so. I would luv for you to join me in my new adventure! At present I will not have a blog, but will be active on the insta account @rusticwarehouse72 thank you all so very much!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

inspired by - be authentic

hi friends, this week at the inspired by we are being sponsored by a flair for buttons. just look at that old school house on the black button, I luv the vintage feel! Our inspiration pic is a back to school theme; I went with a banner, tickets, inspiring words, and ink splatter....a fun way to start back to school Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs to see what they have created! 

words with meaning - pray. set goals. make a plan. work hard. succeed. thank God. stay humble.

inspired by: back to school

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

sorry for my mistake

will laura and christine from this blog post contact me please. you can use the email button to the right under my photo. I meant to direct my readers to my instagram for the giveaway and realized I made a mistake. I want to send each of you a package. thank you kindly!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

sunday stamps - live your dream with passion

my card for this weeks sunday stamps challenge, using the gorgeous flower from the stamp market. this weeks sketch was created by me, lots of titled layers I cannot wait to see what you create, be sure to check out the rest of the teams blogs for more inspiration.

words with meaning - live your dream with passion.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc184

Saturday, July 28, 2018

crazy 4 challenges - with sympathy

this is my last post for the month, thank you rebecca for asking me top lay along with you all at crazy 4 challenges. this weeks challenge is to create a sympathy or a very special needs card. I have used hearts and a flower with the soothing colors of aqua and light purple. I hope you play along with us and create one of those hard to make cards. 

words with meaning - the more love I show myself the more love I attract into my life.

crazy 4 challenges: sympathy 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

inspired by - happy birthday

hi friends, I have used the technique tuesday greenhouse society stamp for july, isn't it gorgoeus? I was drawn to the flowers in the inspiration picture and the beautiful color of the chairs, perfect for hydrangeas. I luv these flowers, I colored them using daniel smith watercolors, totally luv using daniel smith watercolors...such gorgeous vibrant colors! Technique Tuesday is giving away a flower stamp from the greenhouse society collection all you have to do is leave a comment on my insta @2klines I will pick a winner using You will have until the end of the month, tuesday july 31 at 8:00PM EST to leave a comment. please feel free to share and tell others about the giveaway!

words with meaning - never give up, God works in mysterious ways! 

inspired by: pool time

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

technique tuesday chance to win a scrapbook stamp

hey friends, you could win a scrapbook stamp set from technique tuesday...check out the scrapbook supplies! To play along head over to this post and enter...details below!

Starting today, you can enter for a chance win one of our clear stamps for scrapbooking. Here's how: 
  1. Choose your favorite stamp set from all the scrapbooking stamps on our website.
  2. Leave the name of your favorite stamp set in a comment over at this post between now and July 29th, 2018.
They will announce a winner on the technique tuesday blog on August 1st, 2018.

visit my blog on thursday as I am having a technique tuesday giveaway here too featuring the greenhouse society stamp of the month.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

crazy 4 challenges - happy birthday

it is time for another crazy 6 you challenge and it is a sketch this week! You gotta luv those tilted panels, I know I do and layers too! O created a fun birthday card using some gold accents mixed with black and kraft. I also added a few star embellishments, super fun card to create! I cannot wait to see what you do with the fabulous sketch!

words with meaning - in a world where everyone is over exposed, the coolest thing you can do is maintain your mystery! 

crazy 4 challenges: sketch

Thursday, July 19, 2018

inspired by - do what you love

good morning guys, I do not know about you but I am thrilled the weekend is almost here, it has been a long twelve days without a day off. wish I could put my toes in the beach sand for a bit, isn't this weeks pic fun? I have used the sweet dies from lil' inker, the sun and flip flops...and the sentiment is a tim holtz sticker. super fast card with no stamping! check out the rest of the teams cards for inspiration

words with meaning - stay determined! 

inspired by: beach day

Sunday, July 15, 2018

sunday stamps - hello

a fun card using some sweet flowers from my stash and designer paper from the stash too. The hello sentiment is die cut and and few enamel shapes added. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created!

words with meaning - don't ever save anything for a special occasion. being alive is the special occasion.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc183

Saturday, July 14, 2018

crazy 4 challenges - go where your heart takes you

happy weekend friends....I am working, but I hope you are off to enjoy the weather and create a bit! This weeks challenge over at crazy 4 challenges is to make a shaped card, no plain circle, no plain rectangles, or no plain squares. I have used a scalloped rectangle die to create this shape. I have stenciled the adorable x's using a tim holtz stencil and then added the sweet watercolored balloon and a heart. Be sure to stop by and play along with us, fun challenge...thank you rebecca for asking me to guest this month!

words with meaning - prove yourself to yourself not others.

crazy 4 challenges: shaped card

Thursday, July 12, 2018

inspired by - trust your crazy ideas

hello friends, it is time for another inspired by challenge and it is all about campfire smores. I thought about layers first thing, because there are so many yummy layers to a smores. so I have used the colors, and lots of strips of designer paper, and smeared white ink for some fun design. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created! 
words with meaning - stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.

inspired by: campfire smores

Saturday, July 7, 2018

crazy 4 challenges guest - happy birthday

hi friends, I was asked by the sweet rebecca to be a guest for crazy 4 challenges this month and I could not be happier. This weeks challenge is to be inspired by windows, I have used vellum representing the window and of course flowers...because we all luv seeing ours flowers when we looked out the window. I have used several different flowers from different companies, they were all in my stash. I can't wait to see what you create...have fun! 

words with meaning - new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
                                                                                                      ~ lao tzu

crazy 4 challenges: c4c442/be inspired by windows

Thursday, July 5, 2018

inspired by - celebrate

hi friends, the inspired by team has generously been given items from sugar pea for today's challenge. Thank you sugar pea! I am luvin their envelopes and this cute celebrate stamp set I used for my card today. you can see the fun colored envelopes here. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created! 

words with meaning - work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

inspired by: vintage lines with sugar pea stamps

Sunday, July 1, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday

Good day friends, today's amazing sketch was created by monika..I luv it! I have used it with watercolor splotches and I luv how it turned out. The dainel smith watercolors are so vibrant and pretty. I added a few enamel heart and dots through out. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs, these ladies are amazing!

words with meaning - what if....everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc

Thursday, June 28, 2018

inspired by - a great adventure

I grew up on camping and luv it! Can you image camping all across the world, what fun that would be! I was inspired by that thought, I have used pre cut images and a watercolor background for my card. The sentiment is a sticker from tim holtz; I luv his sticker sentiments, so fun and versatile. Play along with us and be sure to check out the rest of the team's blogs for inspiration, all are listed below.

words with meaning - confidence is silent. insecurities are loud.

inspired by: let's go camping

Thursday, June 7, 2018

inspired by - happy birthday

happy day friends, I am sharing my card for this weeks inspired by and the fabulous Unity Stamps is our sponsor. they so graciously sent us product to use and they are giving away the two fabulous packages below. Play along with the inspired by challenge this week for your chance at winning! 

I have used the adorable stamp set called blossomy condolences for my card.

words with meaning - have fire in your soul and grace in your heart.

inspired by: summer from the porch

Sunday, June 3, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday

It is time for a sunday stamps sketch challenge....hope you play along with us! This weeks sketch was created by the amazing amy, check out her blog! It felt so good to create! I have sued the sweet flowers from simon says stamp set choose joy. The heart is and older, but favorite chipboard piece by heidi swapp. Some ink splatter and some rose gold sequins bring this al together. Of course I used daniel smith watercolors for the background...I luv her watercolors! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks challenge.

words with meaning - when we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly, given in it's place. 
                                                                                                                     ~ c. s. lewis

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc

Thursday, May 31, 2018

inspired by - start doing things you love

hello friends, if you want to read why I have been absent for a bit, scroll down further to next paragraph. this is my card for this weeks inspired by challenge...I had such fun with this weeks card. I have used some ink splatter, some fun patterned papers and die cut hearts, one of which has been watercolored. the sticker is from tim holtz. 

words with meaning - start doing things you love

inspired by: industrial charm

my father passed away unexpectedly and in an instant after a day of fishing on may 7...his favorite past time especially since losing my mom five years ago. it was a shock to us, but he really did get a first class ticket; he died doing what he loved and never knew he left the world! to be parentless is the greatest feeling of emptiness I have ever felt in my is the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones. I will miss them greatly, but I have made it a priority to keep them alive in truth and honor! I anxiously await what the Lord has for me and my hubs, this is a BIG transition and I feel changes coming! always make the most of everyday, life has no guarantees!