Thursday, March 22, 2018

Color Throwdown #485 ~ Hello Friend

Hello crafty friends~  I'm popping in with a card I made using this pretty color palette from Color Throwdown.

It's so clean and fresh, I love it!
 I used one of my favorite flower stamps from PTI called Gran's Garden.  My grandmother had many flower gardens that I remember her tending to so carefully when I was young.  

I took right after her with a love for flowers and gardening myself, though I'm not quite as good at is as she was.
You can find all the details on the challenge and see lots of pretty inspiration here.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Floral Frenzy

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Transormation Tuesday with PTI

Hello~ Just popping in with a card I made / transformed for PTI's Transformation Tuesday.

I made this card a while ago using PTI's Tulip Time and while I liked it, the background seemed too busy.

I rebuilt the card using the same design but changing up the background using a softer piece of patterned paper.  The ticket (in place of the tag) was a freebie that I won in a past challenge. 

 You can find all the details about PTI's Transformation Tuesday here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 19, 2018

My BIG ~ Memorable Adventure

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and joining my friends to post pictures and projects from my trip to The Craft House in Newton, Kansas.

If you want to visit a place that is bright and cheery and so inpirational, then check out the pictures of this beautifully restored Victorian home here.

Colleen, Linda, Nancy, Kara & Marcia have all been my blogging buddies for the past several years now and we finally had the chance to meet and spend a weekend together.

I love that we all had so much more than stamping in common.  We shared stories, joys and life struggles just like close sisters would.  

I have to say that I am forever blessed by these gals friendships and even more, the gift of getting to meet each one in real life.  They are my sisters at heart. 
Our first morning after coffee and breakfast, we learned some coloring techniques from a master coloring artist, Kara Lynn.

Here's my finished card:
I still can't believe I colored that!  

 Nancy brought her Finetic Pearl Colors.  These are so pretty used on dark cardstock.  Just look at the shimmer!

I loved this Blooms Fill-In from Concord & 9th.  Oh, the color possibilites!  And they just came out with a new one using Posie's.  Sweet!

Another "Kara" inspired card using PTI's Brushed Birds and Distress Oxide Inks.

I had the best time at the Craft House meeting all these wonderful gals.  Thanks so much to Meg, the owner of the Craft House for making this beautiful old house available to crafty groups like ours and for making it so bright and inspirational.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A "Twofer" for you!

Good morning friends~  It's been snowing like crazy here on the east coast so what else is there to do but spend the day in my craft room and play!

I missed the last "Twofer Card Challenge" and I was determined not to miss this one!

 I used this cute image from Stamping Bella called Gardening Chicks.
  For my first card (Get Well), I stamped the image on water color paper and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  I mounted it on MFT Plaid Patterns and added a Dee's Distinctively Secret Garden Flower, that was also water colored.

For the second card (Easter) , I masked off the stamp and just used one flower and bird from the image.  I die cut it using Memory Box Half A Dozen Eggs.  I also cut three of the same sized eggs from these fun polka dotted papers from ECD ~ Thinking About Rio De Janeiro.

I also wanted to share this darling card using MFT's Friends Furever image that sweet Kara from Bright Hope Creations helped us all color when we were at the Craft House in Kansas.  I learned so much from Kara and I'm hooked on learning more!  Thanks so much Kara~ love you girl!
You can find all the details of Darnell's Twofer Challenge here.

Here's some links to help you easily find the products I used:

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Easter / Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Birds
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff ~ Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring Tulips In A Mason Jar ~ PTI Create Along With Us

Good morning friends~  I'm playing along with PTI's Create Along With Us 

 I used Mix & Mat Postal Die for the background and added the beautiful tulips from Friendship Jar Spring Fillers.  This set continues to be a favorite of mine from year to year.

  I cut the Friendship Jar out of vellum and heat embossed the edge in clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped the water image using Hawaiaan Shores ink and heat embossed in clear over top of that.

The sentiment from Banner Style was just what this card needed to finish it off.

I was inspired by this card of Betsy's.

You can find all the details and play along here.

Thanks for stopping by!