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, June 23, 2018

One Layer Wonders ~ Day 2 with Kelly Lavetola

Day 2 of the One Layer Wonders using background stamps.  
I do NOT have any Altenew Background stamps, so I pulled out an older Hero Arts Lattice Rubber background stamp and stamped it in rainbow colors. 
If you would like to join Kelly in the class you can go HERE and sign up and see her magic!

Altenew:  Label Love
HA: Lattice Background
diamond stickles
Altenew cubed inks in rainbow colors
Heart Hugs, friends!

Altenew Acadamy ~ One Layer Wonders with Kelly Latevola

Day 1 of the Altenew Academy with Kelly Lavetola is all about making One Layer Wonders.
I used an itty bitty stamp called One-of-Kind and colored it with copics.  The sentiment is from Painted Poppy.
If you would like to join Kelly in her class at the Altenew Academy you can go HERE
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Seize the Birthday ~ NO Topping

Welcome to a new Seize the Birthday Challenge where this time there is NO topping, so you can make any kind of a birthday card!
PTI:  Forest Floor:  summer
Concord & 9th:  Plaid Background
I am looking forward to seeing your card in the gallery!!
Please check out the cards made by the design team for your inspiration!  
Heart Hugs, friends!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MIM # 325 Flowers in reverse

Dawn has a new twist on bringing colors to the cards with floral images with the new MIM.
Basically the flower images are white with splashes of color from the leaves and sentiments.
PTI Corner Adorner: February
PTI:  Lovely Layers
PTI: Painted Petals 
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Merry Monday with Marcia ~

Hi Friends!!  We have only this week and ONE more week of challenges and we all take a Summer Vacation break!  This week Marcia is our very MERRY Maker and she has a fun photo inspiration that is filled with yummy mints over at the Merry Monday Challenge!
I made my own background and added a paper ribbon to highlight the sentiment!
I hope you will join us...please check out the inspiration from the design team!
PTI: Candy Cane Christmas
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Create Along With Us

This card is CASing Betsy.  I loved all the white space and her flowing flowers and the movement in the leaves and especially the striped vellum on the side.
So I set to work with a sentiment from:
Words to Live By:  Courage
and added the flower designed by Rebecca from the Anniversary set called
Mixed Bouquet 
Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Cards

I had the good sense to ask my daughters if they needed "teacher thank you cards" last week and they both said YES!  Good thing because I needed 5 of them and they often just spring it on me, like I keep a bunch of teacher thank you's in my stash!
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This card is for the recess teacher that my grandson loves... I had to use balls on it!
The 5th card actually was from my stash that my grandson picked was for his school counselor and it had flowers on it, I can't remember now which one he chose.
Last Day is Thursday...two graduating from 5th grade, different schools, thankfully one is Wednesday recognition day, the other is Thursday morning.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Merry Monday with Leanne and a barn door

Welcome to a new Merry Monday friends!  We have three more weeks of challenges before we all take a break for the summer!  This week Leanne is asking us to make a card with a barn on it.
I didn't have a barn anything, what is a crafty girl to do but go buy a barn door stamp!
I found this lovely stamp at Serendipity Stamps.  Inked it up and colored it with copics!
I hope you will join us for this challenge!  See you in the gallery!
Serendipity: Barn Door with Wreath
PTI Mix & Mat Confetti

Heart Hugs, friends!