Thursday, May 28, 2020

Here Comes The Sun

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! Since most of us will be having a staycation this summer I'm visiting places in my mind. Today we're in the Southwest exploring! 
Today I'm playing with the Pretty Little Studio Fun In The Sun Collection! It's Summer on paper! There are images perfect for a picnic in the park, or a trip to the beach! 
I love the pretty florals and cacti too that make me think of warm sunny places!
If you look close you'll see my background includes some colorful labels to add some dimension. I topped them with the cactus and a simple strip sentiment. The green cactus is two of the same die cut stacked to look like a larger plant. 
Enjoy you're day and don't forget your crafting can be a sweet escape to take you just about anywhere you'd like to be.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Fun In The Sun
Die Cuts| Time To Relax | At The Beach | Good Vibes

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Waffle Flower Fantasy Flower!

Hi friends! Today I'm playing along at the Fairy and The Unicorn Blog Challenge. This month it's Anything Goes As Long As It Is A Fantasy Creation.
If I could be a fantasy creature I think I'd be a garden fairy! Doesn't this look delightful? Lounging inside a beautiful bloom and making friends with colorful butterflies. Looks like life is a dream! 
I love this sentiment - take some time to smell the flowers! Especially now.. when we're all learning to appreciate the little things we take for granted. 
The background is a color block of two pieces of striped paper that I cut into strips and re assembled. I chose a rose colored print to coordinate with the big bloom on the card. 
Have a great day! I hope you find some time to play! A sweet escape seems in order - why not make a fantasy card?



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Peony Dreams
Dies | Waffle Flower Peony Dreams
Paper | Waffle Flower Enchanted Lines
Enamel Dots | Waffle Flower Up And Running

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Peony Dreams
Peony Dreams
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Up & Running
Up & Running
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Enchanted Lines
Enchanted Lines
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Copic Refills
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Memento Tuxedo Black
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Poppystamps Peony Bouquet Thanks

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! I'm noticing that the peonies in the garden are starting to get buds, and can't wait to see them bloom! That inspired me to pull out the Peony stamp set from Poppystamps. I'm enjoying the warmer weather and watching the garden come to life. There are new birds arriving at the feeders too! My little backyard paradise is my quiet place that brings me peace of mind. 
Today I'm playing along with the Paper Players Blog. Here's the sketch for the challenge this time. I turned the sketch upside down for my card.
I colored the Peony Bouquet with Copic Markers, but any media will do. I don't think you need to be an expert at color blending to enjoy these clean line designs. I color the petals in different shades of ink - no blending. I used Copic R21, R22, R25, R27 and R29. Copics are a good choice for me because I use them EVERY day. I love that I can refill them when they run dry instead of purchasing a whole pack of markers.
There is no matching die for this stamp set so I fussy cut the images before layering it on a Pierced Oval die cut. The stamp set has several sentiments to choose from - I decided on a thank you because there are so many things I feel grateful for lately. 
The pretty background papers are from Memory Box! They've been adding lots of pretty print papers and coordinating solid and dot mixed pads to their product offering. A few enamel dots add a bit of color and shine - a little candy for the eyes.
I hope you find some simple pleasures to make you happy - whether it's a blooming spring flower or spotting a rabbit in the grass - or just the sun shining on your face! Love and hugs to you!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Peony Bouquet
Dies | Poppystamps Pointed Oval Frames
Paper | Memory Box Cottage Meadow, Cottage Stripes and Dots

POPPY = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Peony Bouquet
Peony Bouquet

POPPY | SSS
Pointed Oval Frames
Pointed Oval Frames

POPPY | SSS
Cottage Meadow
Cottage Meadow

SSS
Cottage Stripes and Dots
Cottage Stripes and Dots

SSS
Copic Refills
Copic Refills

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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Strength & Love!

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  For me it's the start of summer and I'm looking forward to working in the garden and watching the birds.  It's a great time for a change of scenery and the warm weather will make this summer's staycation a little easier.  I think we're all appreciating the little things more than ever.
I create my layouts arranging images on a piece of clear plastic the same size as my card front. I arranged circle frames and florals from the Choose Joy Stamp Set. I inked the flowers in ombre shades of orange and pink to contrast with the blue rings.
When I'm happy with my design I place different pattern papers underneath - because the plastic is clear I can pick up the entire arrangement and experiment with different colors and patterns before I commit. For this card I used papers from the Sweet Stripes and Forever My Love 6" Pads.
The flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape and the leaves are adhered flat to the card. This adds dimension and depth to the design. 
Stay strong and if you're feeling stressed just get your crafty on.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Choose Joy
Dies | Reverse Confetti Choose Joy
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Sweet Stripes, Forever My Love 6"

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RC=Reverse Confetti
SSS= Simon Says Stamp
Choose Joy
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RC | SSS
Choose Joy CC
Choose Joy CC
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RC | SSS
Sweet Stripes
Sweet Stripes
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RC | SSS
Forever My Love
Forever My Love
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh ALOHA! And A SALE!

Aloha! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! It's a little cloudy here but I'm thinking positive - only good vibes! And hoping I get some yard work in! Memorial Day weekend is usually when we start planting the veggie garden here. 
Today I'm playing along at The House that Stamps Built. Look at the inspiration photo this time! I'm loving the cool colors and pretty flowers. They inspired me to create this....
I started with zig zag stitched STACKED EDGES from Pretty Pink Posh in the same colors as the inspiration photo. The borders are easy to work with because they fit together like puzzle pieces leaving a smooth flat panel when it's complete.
I added a border of white card stock with a sentiment from TROPICAL BIRDS along the left edge. 
Finally I added some pretty HIBISCUS flowers and tropical leaves to soften the hard edges between the two.
Total sunshine right? I sure hope I find some at the garden center to enjoy on my back porch all summer! The hummingbirds love them!

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You can also find Pretty Pink Posh at Simon Says Stamp! They're having a 15% off Side Wide Sale. Click here to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

Have a great weekend!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Birds, Hibiscus Flowers
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Hibiscus Flowers, Stacked Edges
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Marigold, Flamingo Pink

PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Tropical Birds
Tropical Birds

PPP | SSS
Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscus Flowers

PPP | SSS
Hibiscus Flowers Die
Hibiscus Flowers Die

PPP | SSS
Stacked Edges 1
Stacked Edges 1

PPP | SSS
Marigold Jewels
Marigold Jewels

PPP | SSS
Flamingo Pink Jewels
Flamingo Pink Jewels

PPP | SSS
Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana

PPP | SSS
VersaFine Onyx Black
VersaFine Onyx Black

SSS | SCB
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black

SSS | SCB
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

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Copic Marker Refills
Copic Marker Refills

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