Thursday, February 28, 2019

12 Kits of Occasion February ~ Party In The Park

Hello to my 12 Kit's friends and followers~  Boy, am I happy to see February end!  Are you all itching for spring as much as I am??  March roars in like a lion and leaves like  lamb so by the end of March, I should certainly be seeing signs of spring here on the east coast.  Nancy Penir was our hostess this month and she taunted us with signs of an early spring in her lovely kit "Party in the Park".

All the contents in Nancy's kit were new to me and the papers are all so lovely! I hoarded saved a couple of my favorites because I just know I'll be inspired by my talented team mates to use them in a better way.  Thanks Nancy for a delightful kit!!

 This was the first card I made and it's also my favorite.  This magical sea dragon looks like he's just waiting for the tiniest little mermaid to hop along for a ride in his underwater sea race.

 Are you there too??  He's been given a healthy dose of WOS for extra sparkle and shine.

You can't have a party in the park without the friendly little otters coming along.  
He floats lazily along this slider path bearing gifts.

Oh look!  It's a pinata party!!
That row of sparkly hearts was a piece of tape Nancy used to seal a gift bag with.  It was the perfect color for this card

I'll end with this beauty!  Those die cut roses from Altenew are a "must have".  Paired with this beautiful gold enhanced printed paper..... GAAA....  need I say more? (Sorry, I've been sick all month long, so my words escape me).  

I hope you'll visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how the rest of my team mates were inspired by Nancy's lovely kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dies R Us ~ Birds & Bees

Hello ~  It's time for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This weeks theme is "Birds & Bees".

Here's a list of dies I used:

You can find all the details about the challlenge and join in on the fun here.  

The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day! Vintage Inspired Crafts

Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovelies!
I just wanted to pop in and share some vintage inspired crafts I've made while I wish you all the greatest day today.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been enjoying making more vintage inspired crafts lately.   It's fun to change things up once in a while.

This little spool girl turned out so cute!  I made some similar to this in years past on vintage blocks.

and a little Valentine's Day cloche.

And for my card making friends: 

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challlenges:
The Paper Players ~ color challenge (second card:

Cupcake Inspirations ~

The Card Concept ~ Style: Vintage

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ"  Ephesians 3 17-19

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

I Heart Vintage Valentines

Hello lovelies~  I've been in a vintage crafting mood lately and created this fun vintage inspired valentine card for your viewing pleasure.  Be prepared to be inundated on my blog with more vintage love from my craft room!  Once I got going, I just couldn't stop myself.  

The lacy background frame was cut using a Marianne Designs Label die. The "Heart String" is from Penny Black and are colored with Copics.  The little poppets on this card and the pretty heart sentiment were found online and printed on my home printer and fussy cut.  For anyone who knows me, you know I dislike fussy cutting very, VERY much!

I added more Penny Black "Ardor" hearts on the inside and the Be My Valentine Postcard Script sentiment from Poppy Stamps was cut out of red glitter paper.

I hope you enjoyed this little Valentine from me to you!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Beautiful Floral Gift Sets

Good morning everyone...  I thought it was time to update my blog with a new post.  I have no good excuses for being absent from my blog other than that I've been taking a bit of a crafty break and doing other things.  What kinds of things do you find inspiration in, other than online?  

I picked up three of these sweet journals at TJ Maxx, along with a set of three coordinating pens and was inspired by the colors and design to create 3 gift sets.  I found this beautiful scripture card online that almost matches the book perfectly and printed them out so I could tuck one into the card or book.  I often like to include scripture cards into birthday cards to encourage and lift someone's spirits.

Here are two of the cards that I made to go along with the journals.  I used lots of PTI products on these.  Gran's Garden, Boutique Borders for the frame and one of the detailed layers from Sweet Life for the background.

I just love how everything goes together perfectly.

This set was sent to a very, very dear friend of mine to celebrate her birthday.  I gave another set to one of the ladies at my Bible study who I noticed was writing prayer requests on paper napkins.  Of course, hers didn't include a birthday card.  Just the book, pen and scripture card.  She loved it!  

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
PTI Win It Wednesday ~ Favorite Florals
The Flower Challenge ~ Latest stamps or dies
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dies R Us ~ Color Red

Happy February!  It's the first of the month so that means there's a new challenge starting over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and the theme is the color "RED". 

Of course I had to make a card for Valentine's Day using some dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The stitched heart was cut from a piece of copper foiled card stock.  It's really pretty but hard for me to capture in a photo.  Isn't that heart edge sweet??

Here's a list of products I used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Scalloped Hearts
Elizabeth Craft Designs Banners
Elizabeth Craft Designs Valentine Edges

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!