One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Seize the Birthday with something sweet!

Does this cake look sweet enough for ya'll?  A sweet friend, Birgit, sent me a lovely birthday card and inside was this stamped image!  I do believe it is a Concord and 9th stamp called Happy Day!  Oh I was so happy to see this in the card and knew it would come in handy for an STB card!  And sure enough today is the day!  I had colored it up with my prisma pencils and do you see the shiny layer of icing oozing out the sides?  That is glossy accents!
My sentiment is from a PTI set called Just Desserts and I curved the sentiment to match the plate the cake is sitting on!  Just a fun little twist to the normal straight stamped sentiment!
So are you ready to get your birthday card made and enter it here at Seize the Birthday?
Please join us, we look forward to seeing your birthday card in the gallery!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Merry Monday and Mistletoe!

Welcome to another Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge...I hope this challenge is encouraging you to get your Christmas cards done without stress of last minute work!  This week I am looking for mistletoe on your card!
I pulled out an older Hero Arts stamp called "Under the Mistletoe"! I white embossed it and colored it in with my Zigs, I also fussy cut one and added it on top along with a bow from PTI Tinsel & Tags Sprigs.  My red stripe is from a Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval called Peppermint Stick Background. And my white berries from the mistletoe was made with my Viva white Pearl Pen.
As always, go check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team and join us this week with a mistletoe on your card
Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us ~May~

Nichole at Capture the Moment made a stunning card using a new stamp set in the May release...I used a very old stamp set called Friends til the End.  I white embossed it and then sponged on my colors of pale peony and berry sorbet and mint julep.  My sentiment is from "Scripted".

Heart Hugs, friends!

Addicted to CAS # 111 ~ PINK

I love pink flowers!  I have some friends who requested some breast cancer cards.
There is no embellishments on this card and just a few layers with the die cuts, hope it works for this challenge over at Addicted to CAS ~code word ~ PINK.
Essentials by Ellen: Courage Stamp & die
PTI Faith & Hope (sentiment & ribbon
MFT Stitched scalloped rectangle frame 
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Merry Monday #248

Greetings friends!  Today our Merry Maker is Marcia and she has selected some gorgeous colors for us to use on our Christmas card this week at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.
I know it doesn't look like it but the strip on the left is really a green called limeade ice.

Marcia wants us to use turquoise, green and purple on our card.
I first used versamark and embossed the greenery from WPlus9 Happy holidays.
I then did a wash with the turquoise brusho and kind of made it ombre with darker at the top.
I die cut the ornament from PTI What the Doodle: Ornament and watercolored it in with zigs.
I hope you will take the time to play along with us...and please go check out what the design team has made to inspire you with those colors!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

MIM # 284 Background Stamping with sentiment stamps

Today I have a card for the MIM #284 and the video is HERE on the Capture the Moment blog.
Melissa shows how she uses sentiment stamps for her background.
This is what I used (all PTI):
Butterfly Hope, Inspired:Hope, Flower Favorites, Mix Mat Flourish Die
Soft Stone paper, soft stone pattern dots
bright buttercup and amethyst allure ink
Thanks for stopping by friends!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Some Mother's Day cards...

Over the last couple of weeks I had some time to make some Mother's Day cards.  
I sell my cards at my bible study group,...those ladies are so kind and love the homemade cards.
These are just a few of the ones I made and now they are all gone.

 Essentials by Ellen, Mondo Hydrangea.  White embossed on card stock and on water color paper.
Colored with zigs.

 PTI Fresh Bouquet, We R Memory Keepers embossing folder, PTI Scene It Skyscapes die,
SSS falling hearts stencil,  Blooming button bits (sentiment)
Avery Elle: Mother's Day, copics, Hero Arts silver EP
Heart Hugs, friends!

Seize the Birthday with creatures or animals

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge where we are all about getting your birthday card stash filled up!  Today we have a topping and are looking for creatures or animals on your birthday cards!
You are always welcome to make any kind of card as long as it is ALWAYS a BIRTHDAY card!  And remember you can only link up to four other challenges with this birthday card.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing your birthday cards in the gallery!
stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats Birthday, PTI Scenic Celebration
dies: PTI Heart to Heart Balloons
Misc. cuttlebug cloud folder, copics, distress inks
Heart Hugs, friends!