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!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

CAS Christmas February Challenge ~ Peace

There is still time to play along with our CAS Christmas Card Challenge for February where the theme is "PEACE".
I used PTI Holiday Cheer for my hanging wreath embossed with gold.
Please check out the blog for more inspiration!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ NO Topping!

For all the February Birthdays I thought this was a great image seeing as how it has hearts coming out of the envelope!  My own daughter has a Feb 19th birthday, I might just give this to her!
There is NO topping for this Seize the Birthday Challenge, so that means you are able to make any kind of birthday card you want!
Please join us and go see all the fun inspiration from the design team!
Penny Black:  Mimi's Love
PTI Ways to Say Birthday
PTI: To the Point Edgers

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

CAS Christmas February ~ PEACE

Welcome to another CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
I am your host this time and I would like to see the word: PEACE on your card.
 First I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged on some Distress Oxide Inks:  salty ocean, wilted violet and peacock feathers.  You can watch the video HERE to see how it is done, she calls it  Ink Lifted Backgrounds with a chamois.
The die was cut twice in black and once in gold it is a PTI die. the rest of the sentiment is from Wet Paint:  Holiday
I still had a strip left over and decided even though it is narrower piece, I could still use it but have my peace die be smaller.  This die is from PTI Wet Paint:  Holiday
The sequins are just random gold stars.  I did back the strip with the same gold as the die cut
 Friends, I hope you will play along with us this month and make a Christmas card with Peace on it and be sure it is clean and simple!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ Black and White!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!  
We have a topping this time and it is to make a black and white birthday card!
Friends, if you don't want to use the topping, then you are free to make any kind of birthday card!
products used:
Sugar Pea Designs: Bring on the Cake
PTI Just Desserts

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAS Christmas: January Blue & Silver

Thanks for coming by for more inspiration from the team for the second half of the January 
Christine selected a beautiful color combo for this challenge:  Blue and Silver
I had a piece of InkaGold steelblue in my stash and used it for my sentiment die cut.
I love this angel die and decided to just emboss her rather than cut her out.
Serendipity:  Angel
Stamplorations: CUTplorations
Heidi Swapp:  Marquee Love silver glitter paper 

I know we just finished Christmas 2018 and it may be hard to think about Christmas again, but trust me when I say, come next December you will LOVE that you have a stash of Christmas cards already to address!  No last minute stamping and staying up late!

I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Seize the Birthday ~ Stamping only!

Hi friends and welcome back for another Seize the Birthday Challenge!

This time our topping is all about stamping ONLY!
You may always make any kind of card as long as it is a BIRTHDAY card!
The challenge is to only stamp this time, so I pulled out PTI Wishes come True and stamped a row of candles.  The sentiment is from the same set.
See you in the gallery!!

Heart Hugs, friends!