Friday, April 3, 2020

Peace

We are headed outside for this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge

We are fortunate to live out of town.  Did I say that out loud?  Hide the blog from my husband!  I have complained about living out here for years.  Ha! Who knew it would actually be so beneficial to be away from people!  Minutes from where we live, are a series of trails where we can walk and rarely see other people.  We were able to go on two walks this week and still be completely socially distanced. It was soul soothing!  

 The beautiful background stamp is Country Tree and the sentiment is Be at Peace.  More beautiful background stamps and gorgeous sentiments can be found at Impression Obsession.


Wishing you peace and comfort this weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

From our walk in the woods.

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Country Tree      Be at Peace

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Impression Obsession Easter Fun

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Hi!  I hope you are well today.  
The new Impression Obsession Challenge is Easter Fun.  The Impression Obsession Challenges are open to everyone, just use your Impression Obsession stamps and dies!

For my card, I am featuring this adorable Bunny Block! First I created a background using distress inks and water.  Next, I stamped Happy Easter and then I stamped the bunny block a second time and cut out the frame.  The frame fits perfectly around the Happy Easter sentiment!  Lastly, I added a Stitched Tulip.  


Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you create for the new challenge.  All of the challenge details can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.


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  If you have a few more Easter cards to create I hope this challenge spurs you on!  I think everyone could use a little brightening up right now!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love you!

Bunny Block    Happy Easter    Stitched Tulip


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Obsessed



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I am obsessed!  Not really, but I love to create so here is a card for this week's  FB Art Nudge.  



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You are in my thoughts today and I am wishing you good health!


Swallowtail Beauty     Favorite Notification

Not an April Fools Joke

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I know it's April 1st but this Christmas Cheer is no joke!  It's the first of the month and that means it's time for a new SCS Fan Club Christmas Challenge.  We are creating our way through the year so that when December hits we are not scrambling for Christmas cards.  

I stamped the Christmas Poinsettia Star in London Fog ink.  Next, used an Elegant Writer pen, a paintbrush, and water to watercolor the poinsettia.  I love watching what happens to the Elegant Writer ink when water touches it! Lastly,  the sentiment is from The Season of Giving but I masked off the top part of the sentiment leaving just Christmas Cheer.

With this card, I am also celebrating this week's Featured Stamper at SCS and the Holiday Florals VSN Challenge.


I would love to know if you create Christmas cards all year long.  Also, have you ever watercolored with an Elegant Writer pen?

Sending you hugs and healthy wishes!

Christmas Poinsettia Star     The Season of Giving


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Unexpected

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This weekend is the Florapalooza VSN at Splitcoaststampers and I am hosting a challenge. VSN is open to all and it's perfect for the time we find ourselves in because it's all online, we never leave our house!  

My husband's birthday is in April so this is for him.  

I masked the gorgeous moon with the 3 1/2 in Blending Stencil and blended ink with LC Blender Brushes. (also sold in a bundle with a free stencil) Next, I added Watercolor Trees and Bushes. Lastly, I added something unexpected to my scene from the Witch Please set and popped them up using the coordinating dies.  I think these flying frogs are an absolute hoot!  


Thanks so much for looking!  I hope you are able to find a bit of peace today and maybe even some crafty time!

3 1/2" Blending Stencil  Life Changing Blender Brushes: 4-Pack Broad Application   "Life Changing" Blender Brush Set + 6x6 Bonus Stencil

Watercolor Trees and Bushes     Witch, Please     Witch, Please Coordinating Die

Friday, March 27, 2020

Everything Happy

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There is always so much happening at Splitcoaststampers!  Virtual Stamp Night started Friday at 4pm and continues on Saturday beginning at 4pm.  We are safely distanced in our home but we come together online to share our projects and it's all free!  Since it's Saturday it's also time for a new Inspiration Challenge so I am combining challenges with this card.

I am participating in Jen's VSN - Friendship Garden 

I stamped the background with the beautiful Floral Hearts Background stamp then I colored just the hearts and the little stemmed flowers.  The sentiment is Everything Happy and I think it's just right for Jen's friendship theme.


Again, I wish to thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a crafty weekend!
Floral Hearts   Everything Happy

Virtual Stamp Night - Roses

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It's time for the Splitcoaststampers Spring Virtual Stamp Night (otherwise known as VSN).  I am participating in Melody's FLORA challenge.  I hope to participate in several more but it's not as quiet around here as I thought it was going to be when I first anticipated taking part in the Spring VSN!  

Melody's Challenge is to use the letters FLORA
F - Floral Card
L - Leaves, Layers
O - Opaque Embossing Powder
R - Roses
A - Azure Roses, Agua Coloring (watercolor)

The beautiful roses are Picket Fence Studios Rosa Eden Roses.  These days most of my emails and online comments end with something to the effect of "sending healthy wishes" so this sentiment from the Ways to Say Get Well set is just right.


Splitcoaststampers is an online crafting community open to everyone so I hope you will join us for the VSN!  

Thanks for stopping by!

                      Ways To Say Get Well     Rosa Eden Roses

Look Up!

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Hello!   I am over at the Picket Fence Studios Blog today with a fun graphic style card.  Picket Fence Studios has a wide variety of stamps and dies so that you can create something new and unique for every personality type in your life! With more and more of us currently sheltering in place, there has never been a better time to send out homemade happy mail.  Here is a little peek at today's card and you can view the entire card HERE.

I am also entering this in the Free 4 All Challenge - Look Up at SCS.



For this card, I die cut the Word Bubbles from an alcohol background then I created a shadow from black cardstock.  The sentiment is from Early Tulips Bouquet.  Lastly, I adore the birds from the Chirp, Chirp set so I added one! (Chirp Chirp also comes in a bundled set)


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Love, hugs, and wishes for your good health. 

Chirp Chirp    Chirp Chirp Bundle    Word Bubbles Die   Early Tulip Bouquet    


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In My Thoughts

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It's time for a new Art Nudge.  The nudge is an art prompt for all artists, everyone is invited to join in and share their art. I was inspired by the roses.  I really planned on basically having a soft coral bouquet but I accidentally picked up the wrong watercolor pencil.  Maybe it was meant to be. :)

I heat embossed A Bride's Bouquet in gold and watercolored with Inktense Pencils.  The sentiment is from Early Tulips Bouquet which is another amazing floral set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am thinking of you!


A  Bride's Bouquet           Early Tulip Bouquet 

Monday, March 23, 2020

IO Old is New - One Day

Sometimes older stamps are forgotten as we build our stamp collections. So today the Impression Obsession team is featuring older stamps. I think the Pottery stamp is exquisite, it just speaks to me.  I paired the pottery with the One Day sentiment.  Such a good reminder that this too shall pass!




Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog for a list of designers featuring Old is New designs.

Before you leave I want to let you know that IO is offering 25% off when you shop at the Impression Obsession Site.  Use coupon code TOGETHER.  


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs and much love!

Pottery      One Day



Sunday, March 22, 2020

Happy Every Day and a Discount Code!

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I have a bizarre phobia of mailing things out.  I wonder if there is a name for that?  It's not fear of the post office and it's not the fear of the cost of postage that keeps me from mailing things out.  It's the fear of not having the right thing to give.  Yep, that's it.  I always want to send the perfect gift but rarely can I find just the right thing.  The card sits at my entry languishing for days and sometimes several weeks while I try to come up with something wonderful to add to the card, hence my love for this sentiment!  Happy Every Day means I am no longer late for that birthday because yay, we can celebrate the every day!  :)  And now you know that if you receive a very late card from me, it's not because I don't care but rather I have been hoping to add a little something extra.

This week's Featured Stamper at SCS is the uber-talented Sheri Gilson!  She is amazing.  

For my card, I used the incredibly gorgeous Floral Spray Background Stamp and Happy Every Day.  


Since so many things have been canceled over the past few weeks several paper crafting vendors have gotten together for a virtual show!  Use code TOGETHER and get 25% off at Impression Obsession!  


Floral Spray   Happy Everyday

Peace

We are headed outside for this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge !  We are fortunate to live out of town.  Did I say that out loud? ...