Friday, July 30, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Hello, friends! It's time for another Playing Cards with Friends session. But before I introduce July's friend, allow me to introduce our newest bird-family members:
Now, back to my Christmas in July guest...
My July card-playing friend is Jen Shears, a wonderful friend, and card-maker, who blogs at Jen Shears Designs. Most often Jen can be found posting on Instagram @jen_shears where you'll be treated to very cute cards, but let me tell you - this girl has a green-thumb, too! Be sure to follow her there, I envy her cut-flower garden - and the friends and neighbors who receive her most wonderful bouquets!
When Jen accepted my invitation to play cards, I couldn't have been more happy to plan our Christmas in July theme with these parameters:
with Red, and Kraft as our main colors,
and one of the PTI Limitless Layer sets!
OKAY! With those three things in mind, I headed into my craft studio and completely forgot the last guideline: Limitless Layers!!! UGH! But it's too cute not to share, and there's always room for one more Christmas card, right?
Hmmm. I wonder if Jen will use the skis, too? Let's not wonder any longer! Join me, as I head over to visit Jen's blog here.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
I'm briefly interrupting my unplugged stay-cation to play cards with my friend Coni over at CAS Mix Up July 2021 - here's the fun theme Coni has chosen ...
Here's a little closeup...
Okay back to my regularly UNscheduled day! I'll be back soon!
P.S. Nearly forgot to add this one to the CAS Christmas Challenge, too! Thank you for the reminder Christine! xx
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Hello again, my friends! Glad you stopped by - and hope you'll join us at The Flower Challenge this month as we find creative ways to add spots, or stripes to our floral designs!
I may have been the luckiest crafter in the world for this challenge - see if you agree... here's a closeup to help...
Stripes, and spots!
Which will you choose? Spots or Stripes? Either way, don't forget to add a flower! Let's go see what my teammates have chosen, shall we... The Flower Challenge crew always inspires me!
Thursday, July 1, 2021
I'm normally not a rainbow and Unicorn kind of girl, but let me tell you... I just can't stop playing with this sweet wonky Rustic Rainbow from Waffle Flower! Good thing they keep having Challenges to use them again, and again! Thanks, ladies, for Week 3's inspiration!
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
FINALLY I've found a true, dark, saturated Navy! Here are the rest of the inks:
Friday, June 25, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
I don't know about you, but Mae West's voice just read the title of our Inspired By #180 theme ... don't remember Mae? you're missing out ... but I think she'd approve of my card today! lol Just a little bit naughty, but filled with fun...
and a little yellow polka dot bikini!
"I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure."
I sure hope you'll come play along with IB180 - I have a half-dozen pairs of flip-flops, but not one flip-flop die, but maybe you do? Maybe my teamies do? Let's go see... IB180 here we come... OH before you go - a little program note:
The design team is taking the month of July off. We'll be back in August with a batch of new inspiration photos for you! We will post the winner of this challenge on July 8th, so you have until July 7th 11:55 pm PST to get a card (or two) created for this challenge!
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Hello friends, I'm so happy to be playing along in Altenew's Inspiration Challenge again! Tenia's photo from her vacation sure did inspire me today!
Here's a little closeup so you can see how I added the movement in my water! wink.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
I'm joining a wonderful group of humans on Instagram today, starting at 11 am EST. We have a friend who needs plenty of positive vibes, and well-wishes as he is faced with some pretty serious health issues. Andy Granick, I don't know you well, but it is my prayer that we have many, many years to change that!
If you are an Instagram-er, watch for #hugsforandy2021 - and thank you, for Hopping by, if you can! Friends, and blogging friends, are the best! You'll find me there @mfergu01