Friday, June 24, 2022

Countdown to the Weekend


It feels like it's been a long week and I'm glad it's finally almost the weekend. That means time with family and hopefully soaking up a little sunshine. Maybe we'll hit a few of the local fests and run into friends.

I thought this card made with the Pretty Little Studio Wildflowers Collection was appropriate today. The S.M.T.W.T.F.S. just makes me feel like counting down to the weekend. I love the colors - purple and yellow together.. they just make me anticipate seeing more.
I layered the journaling card with scalloped borders, floral die cut, flair and a beautiful butterfly. A flag at the top of the page with some faux stitching adds a bit of drama with the black heart that compliments the purple flower center.
I love that this collection has different paper pads to choose from.. one that has solid prints and florals, and the other with coordinating Ledger prints. I used a purple and green lined graph paper as my background and let the floral die cuts do the talking.

I hope you take some time today and see what nature has to offer, and if not I hope this card transports you to a meadow filled with wildflowers.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Wildflowers Collection 8"
Journaling Card | Bloom | Garden Scallop Borders | Garden Blooms | Wildflower Stems
Flair | Cottontail
Sequins | Lovely Lavender

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge - Summer Hello

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and you'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!

I'm typically drawn to the inspiration photo.. this time I spy a beautiful floral. This time there are four ways to play that I hope inspire you! .
1. The floral inspiration photo
2. A color challenge using patriotic shades of red white and blue perfect for summer!
3. The sketch
4 Fuse them all together
It's your choice, but I sure hope that you choose to play! .

I'm focused on the beautiful floral photo and the color swatches. I instantly reached for the Birch Press Design Winsome Rose. It's a beauty in layers of shades of red. I cut the leaves from shades of blue.
I layered the image over a Pinpoint Radial Plate cover plate die that has concentric circles. I didn't want things to get too "busy" so a solid background is best. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink in the center of the panel blending outwards and then splashed the panel with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean ink.
Berries are tucked in behind the floral and a few red Tiny Tuft flowers add a bit more red to the design. A simple Handwritten Hello cut from gold foil is the finishing touch.

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see how you interpret the inspiration photo OR the sketch. Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and make new friends! I'm always inspired by the team as well as the linked up designs!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Birch Press Design Winsome Rose, Tiny Tuft Flowers, Eucalyptus Stem and Berries, Pinpoint Radial Plate, Handwritten Hello
Gems | Memory Box Fantasy Fairy Gemstones

BPD = Birch Press Design
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Winsome Rose
Winsome Rose

BPD | SSS
Tiny Tuft Flowers
Tiny Tuft Flowers

BPD | SSS
Eucalyptus Stem and Berries
Eucalyptus Stem and Berries

BPD | SSS
Pinpoint Radial Plate
Pinpoint Radial Plate

BPD | SSS
Handwritten Hello
Handwritten Hello

BPD | SSS
Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones
Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones

SSS

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

You Are The Best


Did you know that Poppystamps has a monthly challenge? It's a great way to play along with fellow crafters, show off your style and get ideas for different ways to use your Poppystamps craft dies and stamps.

This month's challenge is all about the boys! We're looking for projects made for the special guy in your life. Maybe it's your hubby, son or best friend! You can make whatever you like.. a card, page layout or even a tag. Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps craft die or stamp. Linking to your design automatically enters you into our drawing for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps.com. You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the badge on the top right of the blog .

My card starts with a Distress Ink Panel. It's got Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron blended left to right. Next I cut the Soaring Tree Frame from two shades of blue cardstock, and the Tall Skyline Tree Frame from two shades of green cardstock.
I stacked the tree frames so each has a green and a blue panel, and alternated which die went on top. I love how they both have a pretty pierced border so they both are beautiful cover dies. Assembling the two frames together makes a perfect background for an A2 size card.

I love the depth the stacked trees create giving you the feeling of being in a forest. I took the "You" from the Thank You Poe Script to create a sentiment. Paired with a gold foil Modest Greetings 2 sentiment strip the message is clear.

You have until the end of the month to join us! I can't wait to see what you make!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Thank You Poe Script, Soaring Tree, Tall Skyline Tree
Foil | Poppystamps Modest Greetings 2

POPPY = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Thank You Poe Script
Thank You Poe Script

POPPY | SSS
Modest Greetings 2
Modest Greetings 2

POPPY | SSS
Soaring Tree
Soaring Tree

POPPY
Tall Skyline Tree
Tall Skyline Tree

POPPY