Thursday, April 30, 2015

Springy Creations

I love flowers.  They're beautiful.  They smell nice.  They will brighten anyone's day!
But, I know absolutely nothing about them.  I certainly cannot grow them.

 So, to get my flower fix, I buy floral stamp sets!!  You can't kill those!!

Here's a few cards I've made in the past few days using various floral stamp sets.

This first one uses all www.simonsaysstamp.com products including the Autumn Blessings stamp set.  I entered this card in their Flickr Challenge #17.  The challenge included using these colors:



The next card also uses Simon Says Stamp products.  I used the Scribble Flowers stamp set.  Stamped the images on watercolour paper, then masked them off.  It is quite hard to tell in the photo but I stamped a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Beauty Text over the masked flowers.  I then watercolored the flowers using an inexpensive watercolour marker set from Michaels.  My water brush has some residue glitter in it (from what, I have no idea!)  The "you" die cut is from www.papertreyink.com, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, sentiment of You set.

And finally, this last card uses the Blossoming Buds stamp set from www.papersmoochesstamps.com.   I just love this set!!  Tried out some spotlight stamping, such a great technique!!  Very simple black and white card with just that little pop of color!!

Spring has finally sprung here in Canada (so, far. Who knows, we may get snow next week!)
 Hope you enjoyed my "flower garden" :)

See you soon!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

Okay, so I have been a little ill and a little busy over the past few weeks.  Also, I have been struggling  with setting up my blog...Up until now I was using my iPad  and it was frustrating!  Literally 3/4 of the reason I haven't been posting anything. But no more excuses...

I bought myself a Valentines, Easter, Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas gift (for the next 3 years:)..


Yes, I nearly fainted as the total was rang up. Yes, I nearly turned the car around to return it.  And yes, it is NOTHING like an iPad. Which I was kind of expecting.
It is definitely going to take some time to learn!!  But I'm up for the challenge because as I'm sitting here typing this, I feel good. I feel like I will open this thing up everyday and write!! And that is what I have been wanting to feel since I decided to start this blog!!!

Anyway, I've added my Pinterest link and also my Instagram (which I just started so not much there), so check them out if you would like!!

I will be back tomorrow, I PROMISE, to show you a few cards I've been working on!!

Thanks and see you tomorrow!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I "Heart" Weekends

Happy Saturday!!  Let me begin by saying that I love weekends (I know, who doesn't). I work in the dental field, which means I spend my days catering to unhappy people, because let's face it, who's happy going to the dentist?! And I will admit, it doesn't make me happy either:).  So, when Friday rolls around, I get super excited...and relaxed! I never do any crafting during the week so I spend HOURS in my craft room on the weekends..my happy place.
I usually scan Pinterest and various blogs for some inspiration, make my coffee and dive in! (Some days I remain in my pjs, just sayin').  So here's a few cards I made, so far, this weekend.

Here's one I'm entering in the Color and Sketch Challenge #11 over at www.yournextstamp.com. You can do the sketch, the Color or combine both. I went with the sketch.
 


I chose circles and hearts as my shapes of choice(the sketch had stars). The circles are from MFT Stitched Circles and the hearts are from Your Next Stamp Thanks a Latte die set. The sentiment on the middle circle is from Kup Toppers, also from YourNextStamp. I added clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the hearts. The banners are cut with Paper Smooches Flag Tags dies out of scrap papers. The background paper is from My Minds Eye. Finished off with some clear bubble-type accents from Robins Nest(I think).

Apart from that card, I've been kind of loving the Aqua, pink, yellow and grey Color combo. As, you'll see in these two card...





The first one's focal point is the "Big Hello" die from www.simonsaysstamp.com. I used the stitched journaling card from Lawn Fawn, the circle cover plate from Papertrey Ink, and that AWESOME stitched Daisy?!  Well, that's from www.my-creative-time.com! I stumbled upon this website by accident one day, what a lucky accident! I love her stuff(Emma is her name). She has the most adorable stitched dies!
The second card also features that same Daisy die as well as the sentiment from MyCreativeTime. I used the Triangle border die from SimonSaysStamp to add a little something extra. Both cards were finished off using some random Colored pearls.

I hope you enjoyed, thanks for visiting and have a Happy Easter!!



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