Okay. Here's the deal ... my 'birth' flower is the Chrysanthemum. NOT my favorite flower by any means. But when Pinkfresh Studios introduced their Chrysanthemum collection recently, I just could not resist them - the colors are so pretty that I couldn't wait until November to share them with you!
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Seems like it's feast or famine here at my blog, doesn't it? I'm so happy to say I'm enjoying my time in my craft studio again! Just in time to play along with Freshly Made Sketches #570...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
As I imagine many of us have been doing, I have cleared the decks of all the Christmas supplies [don't worry they are close at hand] and in doing so found a few lovely gifts from friends - a beautiful Eucalyptus set from Marcia, and a lovely, embossed vellum doily from Stephanie! They came together beautifully...
Aren't these the perfect ink colors for that Eucalyptus?
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
This wonderful sentiment is one from Pinkfresh Studio - you'll be hearing more about it very soon. Its message is something to remember, isn't it? Especially on these dark and gloomy days of Winter! Like this photo for instance... caught by my husband when there was the smallest break in the clouds at 10 pm last night!
My little red friend might have perched right there!
Monday, January 23, 2023
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Friday, January 13, 2023
Hello again, my friends! I have a fond memory of conversation hearts as a child Here's a little peek at how I created my own paper ones over at the Doodlebugs blog - hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
This month my very special guest is from my Instagram group of friends! Melinda's 'IG handle' is what caught my eye first: @itsacardknocklife is so very clever, don't you agree? And a very clever card maker she is - Melinda shares lots of techniques and story reels/tutorials on her feed... all gorgeous!
I was thrilled when Melinda said yes to my invitation to play - here are our requirements for our cards:
My card started by stamping a Penny Black [a sweet Christmas gift from a friend who knows how much I love tulips] called Springtide onto watercolor cardstock.
My wrap is one of the Nesting Slimline Labels cut from kraft card...
Sunday, January 8, 2023
A funny thing happened on the way to making a DT card - it fit quite well for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge - January 2023! LOve when that happens - and since I'd made TWO versions, I still have another for my team!
Friday, January 6, 2023
You can read all about it here at the Doodlebugs blog!
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Color Hues has three new design team members and Nancy has given us two gorgeous colors to play with for challenge #55! Welcome Julie, Marcia, and Stef - you all bring even more talent to an already wonderful team!
I adore pink and gold - in fact, I'd hoped for a chance to bring this paper into play - a sweet gift from my cousin: thanks Tracy!
Just in case you're curious about that little 'wax seal' - it's not wax at all! Just the tiniest heart from that same set cut from a matte gold paper [thanks, Hilary] and embossed with my first embossing folder from the Spellbinders' Embossing Folder of the Month!