Friday, July 29, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
A quick little post with another Honey Bee Coneflower where I've used patterned paper for a few of the layers... first a closeup of that little Colorado Craft Co. bee:
These papers are so wonderful - from HoneyBee's Bee Bliss - also used on my Doodlebugs Friday card last week. A very old Cuttlebug EF came out to play today, as did another sentiment from My Favorite Flower sentiments.
I got through Monday unscathed - bring on the rest of the week! [oh that might have been tempting fate, eep!]
Friday, July 22, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
- For the love of leaves, would you look at this gorgeous new cover die from The Stamp Market?? You'll be seeing a lot of it!
- A little add-on set to the Painted Flowers set from Altenew - the bundle of stamps and die was recently added at Doodlebugs.
- To finish it off, a silver foiled sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts' Hey There!
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Can you believe it's mid-July already?? But that doesn't mean you don't have time to make a CAS card [or two] for our current assignment at The Flower Challenge #70!
Here's mine ... yes, I did use the same Spellbinder Magnolia, but I changed up the foil and added a bit of Copic coloring, too - all perfectly okay while keeping it CAS!
Our wonderful Guest Designer, my good friend Marcia Hill, brought so many goodies to share during our last play day. This cover plate for instance - another gem from Pinkfresh Studios called Sparkling Diamonds. I made it into a frame for my Magnolias by die-cutting an oval [SSS Shimmer Oval - S679] from the middle and popping up another fun foiled sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts foil/die duo: Hey There!
See how simple Clean and Simple can be?? So little effort with all the right amount of white space. What are you waiting for? Come play with us - we love it when you do!
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Life is back to normal this week - but I do miss my sidekick being home! I drowned my loneliness with a bit more playtime with those wonderful Honeysuckles from The Greetery!
I brought out 'grownup loving' colors today - a bit of curry is so pleasing to my eyes [and taste buds]!
First a closeup so you can see my little buzzy friend, and where I've used those 'leftover' bits of honeycomb AND another favorite debossing plate from Wplus9!
Those sweet little sentiments come from The Greetery's Market Basket Sentiments set. That little bee is Colorado Craft Co.'s Bee You. The wonderful linen twine is from my sweet friend LeAnne!
Those of you with the eyes of an eagle will notice my card is left a little off-balanced by that stem - I just couldn't bear to snip it off! lol
That's it for me today! Hope you find a little extra time to spend in your playrooms!
Friday, July 8, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Hello, my friends! I've been hanging out with my best guy while he's on vacation! But today, while he mowed the lawn, I snuck into my studio for a first play with my recent buy from The Greetery!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!
Monday, July 4, 2022
So many of my very favorite card makers have adopted the Clean and Simple style of cardmaking - it's my favorite, too! I'm very happy to invite you to join us this month at The Flower Challenge as we celebrate the CAS style while incorporating our favorite florals, too!
I have a new foiling set from Spellbinder called Magnolia Glimmer Blooms that includes the die to cut those florals out. Perfect for a CAS card. I used silver foil for the floral and added a bit of interest to my white space with a die I borrowed from my friend, Marcia. HEY, did I mention she is our Guest Designer this month?? Yay!
Plenty of texture and dimension but still managed to keep it clean!
Join me over at The Flower Challenge to see how the team, and guest represented their own CAS style right HERE.
Friday, July 1, 2022
But the fun continues, because I get to invite ALL of YOU to Play Cards, too!! Can you dig it?? So here is our assignment, and yours:
- Red [white] and Blue
- Stars or Stripes [can be from patterned papers!]
- Embellishments of any kind i.e. alphas, numbers, bling, etc.