Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friend Flowers

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do, Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings dies:Winnie & Walter In a Word Friend Cutaway,Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings)

When I started this clean and layered card~I began with this inspirational photo.

I focused on the white flowers, blue vase and orange butterfly.

After trying to make the focal panel work on a neutral base, I went with a colorful dotted cardbase.

I have a friend who could use a bright, happy card right about now.

Thank you for stopping in, friends!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Zappy Background

I finally picked up Zappy Birthday!

I've coveted it for some time now.

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday  dies:Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday/Tag Sale #5)

I participated in MIM by stamping a pattern with the dotted "zap" behind a die cut window.

hosted by Dawn

Bumpy washi is fun for texture~

it's got circles AND it's metallic!!!

I already got one "stamp" (ha!) of approval from my daughter who caught a view of this card.

She said "Ooooh, I love superhero fonts like that!!!".


Too bad her bday is in March.

I hope I remember.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Trees

This is literally how our trees look at the moment~tiny blossoms here and there.

Realistically speaking, they sit on bare branches.

But I can do what I want ;).

(dies:My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)

I used sequins to imitate the swirling butterflies hovering over a white face (Time Out's inspirational photo).

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Create Along With Us April 2017

Well somebody stepped it up with embossing!

(stamps:Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do/Boutique Borders Sympathy  dies:Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5/Valentine Pin-Ups strip)

Are you proud?

I sure am~I don't know why I don't do this more often!

I was inspired by the challenge at 

Nichole Heady's red and blue double tag project for  
April 2017 Release:Day Two had me smitten.

I started with reds and blues and double tagged it.

Then I ended up creating a card too.

It might be because I'm wearing pajama pants.

I haven't had the luxury to do so all week.

 I'm not worried about getting embossing powder on me, so I went for it!

 I should probably keep embossing while I have the day to do so~

thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friend Rerun Challenge Card

April showers bring May flowers.

I'm banking on that saying.

Something has to come from all that rain!!!

(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers  die:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Friend Cutaway)

Instead of the Rerun stamp set, so I went with the inspiration of this lovely card by Shay.


I stamped the stem from In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers to mimic the wood background.

 Then I "splattered" with a bit of blue watered down ink and stamped some dots from the same set.

 The flowers were stamped and the cutaway added in the same fashion as her creation.

My main colors were from the Color Throwdown.

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rainbow Colors and Sailing in the Storm

I love this sentiment!

(stamps:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves, Verve Learning to Sail  dies:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles)

'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

I went with a rainbow of colors~bouncing from the rainbow circled dp.

I went all girly with sequins and droplets~~~I should do that more often!!!

Thanks for stopping by friends~