Sunday, February 26, 2017
Here is where I'm playing cards today:
I'm betting there isn't one among us who would mind a little heart in, or on, their birthday card... this one goes out in March to a sweet team mate, and it is perfect for FMS276!
Fusion is all about Pretty in Pink this week ... these papers are in my favorite shades, and I didn't mind playing with them a little more. I'm going for a fusion of elements from their Sketch, and photo:
Both my cards were inspired by fabulous designers in our card-making world....
The first: Rebecca Luminarias, of Thurston Post, who blew my mind with her tassels, and magical fringed creations over at Winnie & Walter on Saturday ... promise you'll stop over to check them out!
The second little woven goodness, inspired by Jennifer McGuire ... I just loved the way she used up her snippets in this post.
Thank you to all of you, too for stopping by today ... hope your Sunday has been blessed.
Stamps: Wplus9 for Easter sentiment: Spring Post, and Strictly Sentiments 2
Dies: W&W: Flawless Heart Cutaways; and Lulu Fringe Cutaway. Heidi Swapp: happy. MFT Basic stitched lines
Paper: Soft Stone: PTI and various snippets of paper from my stash; DCWV woven paper.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Ellen's Pin-Sights Challenge for February has everything that moves me to craft ... even when at 93%! [yes, I may have pushed the envelope a wee bit yesterday, unless I truly did canoe the Nile during the night!]
Here is 'take two':
I've used Julie's Christmas Scribbles for my attempt to recreate the feathered fabulous on THE dress!!! and 'Spread the Sparkle' for the sparkle-y goodness in the touch of stickles, and the sentiments. Oh, who can resist adding gold to aqua?
Thanks for sharing some of your time visiting with me this week ... it truly has been appreciated.
Here's the gorgeousness I promised:
Thursday, February 23, 2017
|need I say more?|
My first ...
because who could not be inspired to make more? ...
For Aqua, for my love of perfect words:
Winnie & Walter's Lola's Bouquet provided the vases ...
Julie Ebersole, the words, from Amazing Women.
Thank you for all of your kindness, healing thoughts, and prayers, too ... I do believe! and you are all so kind!
My mind scattered like these leaves, then armed with a few new goodies, I put an idea to paper:
These are just the words I'm chanting today ... I caught some terrible bug ... and I NEVER get sick ... a spa day may be just what the doctor ordered!
I do hope you find yourself inspired to play along ... let's go check out what the fabulous CTS team has made ... that will do it, every time!
Supplies: Essentials by Ellen: Spa Day and Spa Day Dies by Brandi Kincaid
Essentials by Ellen: Mirror, Mirror by Brandi Kincaid
Wplus9 Hayride, and Melon Fresh Ink by Impress
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I couldn't let the day go by without sharing two cards I made using a few of the awesome sets that were released yesterday from Essentials by Ellen - Otterly Awesome! and coordinating dies, and Wonky Backdrops - all by the incomparable Julie Ebersole!
I LOve Otters - LOVE them! This stamp set took me back to one of my many trips to Seattle, and my first of many visits to their fabulous aquarium!
I wanted to try a little 'underwater' look ... tell me if you think I managed it? I simply used blue ink to stamp the under water half - then tucked the stamped/die cut image through a slit in the paper.
Here's a second card ... just because they are too fun to stop at just one!
So happy that I felt great on Monday ... Tuesday was another story - but I just want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness, and sweet comments! Also, to those of you who went to Instagram to watch that Mirror, Mirror in action!! Truly makes my heart smile ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
First up: one of Julie Ebersole's darling new creations: Oh, Deer!
I also had a bit of fun with the card-base... here's a little close-up to see the peek-a-boo split:
If you know me at all, you'll guess there is a sweet little message inside for the recipient - it has been SO hard not to pop this in the mail!
I had a great time with my next assignment: Mirror, Mirror - by Brandi Kincaid:
and its coordinating dies:
AND my very first attempt at using Chibitronics!
Here is my card ... but you'll have to dash over to my IG page [mfergu01] to see it in action!
Aren't they SO fun?!?! Every single new product in the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2017 line is fantastic! You know I haven't stopped at two cards, right? More soon, but for now ...
Monday, February 20, 2017
Kelly Griglione has a Stencil Challenge for us in the 3rd Birthday Bash at Winnie & Walter! Kelly, I did what you asked this time!
Creating a card using one of the many Creative Screenings that Winnie & Walter has to offer is something I should do more of ... honestly? I have a love/hate relation with blending! BUT today I used a wonder trio of pigment inks - what a difference the ink can make!
Armed with a bevy of W&W products, [instructions and a list below] I blended, die cut, stamped, and bedazzled on this card ... hope you like it! Here is a little close-up:
Thanks for the visit today! I'll be back with a super fun Hop tomorrow!
1. Stamped using a few various blooms and leaves from In Bloom: Anna's Flora
on water color card stock, using three Impress Fresh Inks: basil, ginger, and melon!
2. Die cut the 'hi' cutaway.
3. Stenciled an A2 piece of Neenah Solar White #110 card stock using Scenery: The Leaf Effects Creative Screenings.
4. Cut the smaller panel with Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
5. Stamped my sunshine sentiment from Sentimental Endearments and cut with the luggage strap from Noelle's Cutaways.
6. Adhered the outer frame, lifted with fun foam; added the inner panel directly onto the card base, lifted the perfect word, and bedazzled with the latest little gift from W&W - those lovely little glassine packets of sequins! and Stickles!