Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birthday Blooms

Let's talk friend to friend!
Close friends are truly life's treasures.  Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves with gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears, their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.  
Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. Those friendships take us by the hand and reminds us we are not alone in our journeys.  Treasure those friends and moments....

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Let Her Sleep......

I've been busy lately with quite a few hand lettered requests.
This one is a gift for a dear couple's daughter's first birthday.
I LOVE this quote!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

Well Paper Pumpkin does it again!
Look at these babies!  so cute and as I keep telling you just as easy to make as ever.  Paper Pumpkin comes to your doorstep once  a month in a beautiful box filled with everything you need to create what is inside (minus the scissors).  It is a surprise and new project, cards or craft each month.  Every changing.  

If you want more info or would like to try it out.  Please do!
Head to my home page and click on the orange box, Paper Pumpkin and get started.  You can sign up for one month or months on end.  You decide.  The cost is $19.95.  
Come join the creative fun!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Birthday Blooms

This morning's card is the pretty new set Birthday Blooms, perfect for water coloring.  Have you checked out the new watercolor pencils?  It's like coloring with crayons.  Just color in the images and with a blender pen or a aqua painter add the water and you are a pro!

To get the darker shading I use a matching marker and color near the center of the flower.

Look at these beauties!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Starbucks Cookie Straws

Anyone a fan?  they used to sell these cookie straws at Starbuck's. You could buy them single or in a can.  Then all of a sudden they were gone.   Well......I found them of all places at Costco.  Really good price too, the whole tin for $9.98 and you get 25 cookie straws.
They aren't coffee flavored, they are a wafer with dark chocolate inside.  Did I mention that they are super delish?  

Of course I had to package them pretty.  

Then they had to be put in a Rae Dunn mug for gifting.
Starbucks + Rae Dunn=  a win!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Camper

It's hard to be a happy camper on a monday morning.  But put on a smile, get cute and enjoy your monday by getting creative!
This cute little camper is from the You're Sublime stamp set.
I used the Blushing Bride ink to color in the camper and added crystal effects to give it that shiney look.  
What's going to make you happy this monday morning? 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Good Friday

Happy Good Friday!
Do you like all the trending adult coloring books?  
There suppose to bring you peace and create calm in your life. 
Well,  I was playing with the new line art stamp set Birthday Blooms and decided to try and make a line art cross page for Good Friday. 
  Peace and comfort right there!
May your faith in God bring peace to your heart, this good friday and ALWAYS! 

How to do this:
Take a piece of light weight vellum and cut yourself two strips of 1" pieces.  Use a removable adhesive to place it down on your cardstock.  Now take the large flower stamp (if you do not have this stamp, then see if you have something in your stockpile of stamps (hahaaa!)  that would work as well and using a Stazon black ink (which is permanent ink) stamp the flower around your paper cross.
Once finished, remove the vellum cross and there you have it.
Now get out markers, or blender pens or an aqua painter or even colored pencils and color away.
I really did have good intentions of making this a download for you, but time got away with me.  I may try and upload it for you so you can just print it off and color away.   check back!