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, August 25, 2016

PTI August Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It is August 25, so time for another PTI BLOG HOP!
Pretty fall colors for this challenge.
It is going to be a hot one here today, so I need to get my work done, just needed to post this card early!
stamps & dies:  Leave it Be, Color Pop: Autumn, Tag Sale Quilted die
colors:  melon berry terra cotta tile, enchanted evening
Heart Hugs, friends!

Seize The Birthday "TAGS"

Hi Friends, is the summer winding down for you?
Our kids here in Oregon start school in two weeks, right after Labor day.
I think lots of Moms are happy to see the kiddos back on a schedule and out of the house!
Over at The Seize the Birthday Blog we are looking for TAGS...big or little!
I made a little gift box and wrapped it with faux string from PTI No Strings Attached, then actually added a tag from PTI Tiny Tags!
My little embellishments on the background is from Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration.

The topping is tags, BIG or LITTLE!
Or anything goes!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Just Us Girls Challnge # 357

This is my third week of being the guest designer here at the Just Us Girls Challenge!  I have so enjoyed playing along with everyone and seeing all your cards in the gallery!
This week we are asked to make a card using aqua, kraft and white! 
 What a fun color combination!

I pulled out a WPlus9 Lattice Frame in white and mounted it on a kraft card.
stamps & dies:  PTI Vintage Linen

I look forward to seeing what you make this week!  Please check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the designers and play along with us!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Wedding Card

My granddaughters volleyball coach is getting married this Saturday.  
Of course I would make a card for him, but we don't know much about their likes, taste and home decor.  So I had my daughter text him and ask what flowers they are having in their wedding and also the color theme.
He did NOT have a clue...maybe peach and turquoise?, but NO idea about flowers!
So that shot an idea down about using their specific flower and color scheme. 
However in their registry they wanted the Fiesta dishes...4 of each of many colors!
So I decided to use that reference and painted my card!
I used Altenew Beautiful Day, embossed in gold on Mixed Media paper and used my distress inks to color it in...kind of went with a light turquoise color for the leaves!
Added some gold hearts since it is a wedding card!

Here is a close up, it doesn't show the shine from the WOS that I used on the flowers, but it really is pretty IRL!!
Okay, now I can go watch the Women's volleyball team play in the Olympics...put my feet up and relax!!
Have a good one friends!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Create along With Us ~ August

It is that time of the month where we play along with the designers from PTI instead of a Make It Monday card.  They are so busy giving us inspiration from the new release we get to choose one of their cards and CAS it , hence the Create along With Us!!

I chose Betsy's card here:
Simliar layout, some of the same flowers, some different and of course a different sentiment, but I used the die and sponged on some color just like Betsy!
I have a cousin who has uterine cancer and I am thinking I will be sending her cards a lot to lift her spirit and to remind her that we are praying for her.
Thank you for stopping by friends!  Hope you are having a great week, it is getting ready to really heat up here in the Friday and Saturday we are expecting triple digit numbers!  EEK!!  And we have to travel south a couple of hours and go to a wedding...that will be a HOT one and it is an outside wedding!!
stamps & dies:  PTI Forget me Nots, and Freindship Jar: Flowers, Inspired by: Prayer
Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Just Us Girls Challenge # 356 Watercolor

Thank you for stopping again at the Just Us Girls Challenge.  This is my second week to be the guest over there!  And it has been fun to be with those other amazing designers!
This week it is all about watercolor!!
This technique was one I learned and practiced quite a bit during the Papertrey SAF a few weeks ago.  Kay Miller was the "Master" Water color artist.  If you want to watch her video you can go HERE and try it out yourself!  I am NOT in her league, but I sure had fun playing around with this technique and thought I would put it to use for you in this challenge!
stamps & die:  PTI: Rosie Posie, Graceful Greetings I
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seize the Birthday! ~ NO Topping!!

Welcome friends to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
And a VERY special welcome to our Party Guest Monika Reeck.
Monika will be with us for the next two months!
Today there is NO Topping, so you can make any kind of birthday card!
Stamps & dies:  MFT Pure Innocence Overflowing Joy

We look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery! 
You have until 8/23 to enter your card!
Please go visit Monika and give her a warm welcome!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Colour Q # 354

The Colour Q has really pretty colors this time, a nice soft blue, gray and black.
I pulled out PTI: Best Wishes and colored with copies B02 and B04
Not too pleased with my side stripes, I had to use the super stripes from PTI, I never get those lined up good, but I used HA soft granite for these stripes and a piece of light gray paper for the strip (although it looks black!)
My sentiment is from PTI Petite Pots
 Hugs, friends!