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, August 17, 2019

CAS Christmas August ~ Glitter

 This glittery snowflake card is for the CAS Christmas August Challenge.
You can probably tell I have loved playing with the NUVO glimmer paste (moonstruck color).
I followed the directions for this technique from HERE.  I used about three colors of copics to shade my paper before adding the glimmer paste, it has a nice sparkle to it, doesn't it?
It is NOT too late to play along this month.  Please check out the blog and see all the fabulous cards from the DT!  See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seize the Birtheday ~ Butterflies ~

Barbara is our hostess and she asked for us to make a birthday card with butterflies!
I love butterflies, I plant flowers so that I can attract them to my yard!
This is a PTI set called Color Pop:  Butterflies!  It was a mini kit and it came with stencils and stamps and the card stock to make the above card...I just needed to fill in all the white space!
I used both stencils and stamps to complete the card, I love how it looks, so bright and festive and definitely full of butterflies!
The sentiment is a stamp and die set also from PTI called Bold & Beautiful.
We encourage you to make a butterfly birthday card, but you are always welcome to make any kind of card as long as it is always a birthday one!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

CAS Christmas August ~ GLITTER

I couldn't resist more snowflakes with glitter friends!
Loll is our hostess for the August CAS Christmas and she is looking for cards with glitter...and you know you will be wearing it for weeks!

I used some Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing glitter for the snowflake and the strip at the bottom. 
A pretty CAS and easy card to make!

 Gina K Joy of the Season
PTI: Pen & Ink
I hope you have been inspired with a glittery card that really sparkles and shines, check out the rest of the team over at the CAS Christmas August Challenge.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ With flowers ~

Welcome to another challenge over at Seize the Birthday with Vicki as our hostess.
She is looking for flowers on our BIRTHDAY CARDS.
 I thought a nice bouquet would be a good touch for a birthday card!
I used PTI Corner Adorner: May 
The Greetery:  Sentiment Suite: Birthday

I will look forward to seeing your BIRTHDAY CARD in the gallery with flowers on it!
And if you don't want to do flowers, that is okay, just be sure it is always a birthday card!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday with RAINBOWS!!

I think this is going to be one fun Challenge at Seize the Birthday!
It is all about RAINBOWS and I can hardly wait to see all the rainbows popping up!
I chose to use a flower stencil and brush on the colors of the rainbow starting with red in the center.

This is what I used:
Ranger Letter it Stencil: Flower Burst
Catherine Pooler Inks
Golden Glossy Gel Medium
Hero Arts butterfly Die: Delicate Butterfly Fancy
Avery Elle:  cake & candles (sentiment)

After the ink was dry, I laid the stencil back down and applied the glossy gel medium.  I think it adds a nice shine to the flower and texture too!

And then I just had to add a butterfly, but I didn't want it to distract from the rainbow flower, so I cut it out in vellum.

That's it friends!  I will look for you in the gallery and don't forget to check out the rest of the team and see the clever ways they used a rainbow on their BIRTHDAY CARD!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CAS Christmas July ~ snowflake

We are half way through the month and we have reminder SNOWFLAKE cards to inspire you to play along at CAS Christmas ~ July
 I used Whimsey Snowflurry Background stamp on kraft with white pigment ink.
I die cut a snowflake out of vellum and white cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment in kraft ink too.
Simple and easy and I love the kraft and white.
I hope you will join us and make some snowflake cards.
Heart Hugs, friends!