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!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Masterpiece Inspirtion with the Team

You can go HERE to see all the inspiration from the team on their Masterpiece Inspirations! 
I chose the same inspiration as Kay the Georgia O'Keefe POPPY and I pretty much copied Kay's piece of art work.
I used the leaf veins from Leave it Be...I also used the Ganzai Tambi paints.
My friend and I are not even half way through the day, good thing they give us three days to complete all these videos!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Gilded in Gold with Danielle

This is the third video of the day...a little behind!!
About a year ago I made some monogram cards for a friend, I thought she would LOVE this gold monogrammed little card!
I used the dies from "Don't forget to Write" kit.
I LOVE the gold leaf...ready to do more things with this!!
SAF Monogram2 
you can go HERE to watch the video!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Starry Night with Amy

The morning started with Amy showing us how to make some Starry Nights like Van Gogh paints.  Fun fun card, loved learning how to paint trees!!
I used Wet Paint: Holiday for my sentiment!
Go HERE to watch the video!

Heart Hugs, friends!

SAF 2016 Master Color Recipes

Good Morning friends, here is the Masterpiece from the Color recipe.  Not sure I would say this is a "masterpiece" but it is done!!
Mark Rothko 

My friend has been patiently waiting for me to finish so we can move on with the next video...we are several hours behind!!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, July 22, 2016

PTI Stamp-A-Faire Friday Night Gallery Reception

Tonight starts the SAF and my BFF Linda is here once again to share the day (week!!) with me!
I chose this water color MIM # 247 that Melissa shared back in May.
I loved doing this faux watercolor, sure made me feel like an artist!
You can go HERE to Nichole's blog to read about he kick off ceremony tonight!
We are excited and ready to play!!

Here we are to start the festivities!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, July 15, 2016

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

It is not too late to enter the July CAS Mix Up Challenge.
I have a birthday card for a granddaughter who is turning 15!
Teal is her favorite color!
I stamped, I colored with copics, and I used a stencil on the left side of the card for added interest.
Stamps:  Stamping Bella: Uptown Girl
copics: E000, E53, BV00, BG01, BG10, BG18, RV17, RV66, RV69, YR15, Y17  
stencil: TCW: Mini Capricious
Distress Ink:  Picked Raspberry  
This challenge is open until July 24, please go check out all the inspiration, there are some talented people showing their cards in the gallery as well as all the ones from the Design Team.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Seize the Birthday ~ Bold & Bright!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
Today we have a topping...something bright & bold!
 I don't think you will have any trouble making a birthday card that is bold and bright, but you can always make any kind of birthday card!
stamps & dies:  PTI Painted Petals, Embroidered Borders
stencil:  PTI Modern Background Stencil

Please check out the design team cards and we look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!  This challenge will close on Tuesday July 26!
See you there!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

30 Day coloring Challenge Day 5 & Addicted To CAS

Another quick card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
colored the PTI Friendship Jar flowers with copics.
Also entering this in the Addicted to CAS Challenge which is add stripes to your card!

Tomorrow our whole family is going to Coeur d'Alene Idaho for a family vacation.
We have been going there for about 10 years.  The kids love playing in the lake and the big boys like to golf.  However...we have some fevers running through the family, including my husband!  EEK!!  Jalen came down with hand, foot and mouth disease from our Indianapolis trip, ran a fever and and then shared it with his 13 year old sister and now it appears they may have even given it to Papa and his cousin!!
We are scheduled to fly out tomorrow with two of the 6 of them just starting to get sick now...never a dull moment!!

I am going to bring my copics and hope I have a chance to do more coloring!!
So see you in about two weeks!!

Heart Hugs, friends!