3/30/20

Flowers for You!

Recently, Laurie Willison posted some photos of these mason jars from The Greetery; I have the same set and told her I had not inked it up yet; she told me I needed to get to it. :D So get to it, I did!

I stamped a total of 8 jars, 2 of each color. There 'might' have been a little ink transfer on one, but hey - we're just rolling with it, because if at all possible, we DO NOT start over.


I stamped a bunch of flowers and greenery, hopefully enough for 4 tags and 4 cards. I cut 4 blank mason jars and adhered to the back of the tags sandwiching the flowers/greenery in between. The overall inspiration for the tags came from Dawn McVey. And I took lots of liberties in my colors; I wanted lots of variety and colors!





I tied on the circle tags with some super soft yarn from Hobby Lobby. The circle tags can also include a note on the back. I wish I would have added some flowers to the circle tag like Dawn did; but I thought these were still cute.

TFL; hope you have a great week. Stay safe & healthy!!

Hugs,

3/27/20

Colour Crazy Challenge - Polkadoodles

I am BEYOND thrilled to be joining the Colour Crazy Challenge; this is a gorup of super fun (and talented) individuals with LOTS of inspiration! Hope you will check out our challenges!

Our weekly challenge is always "Anything Goes" as long as you include some coloring on your project; hope you'll play along!

This week we are featuring digital images from Polkadoodles; I used the Winnie Celebrations Big Bunch; isn't this little girl the sweetest? I colored the image with Copics and colored pencils and kept the card very Clean and Simple (CAS). I die cut the image and mounted with fun foam, added some Pretty Pink Posh marshmallow confetti mix sequins and this beautiful sentiment from the Gina K / Hero Arts Friendship Blooms stamp set. If you look closely, you can see a sponged a design around the outer edge using TE Strawberry Milkshake ink and Ripples stencil.




Thanks for popping in; hope you'll check out all the other creations at the Colour Crazy Challenge, then join the fun! See you again soon!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations Big Bunch, Gina K / Hero Arts Friendship Blooms

3/18/20

Hop To It

I have lots of Easter / bunny themed cards to share; this first one takes lots of inspiration from Taylor of Taylored Expressions. I had a lot of fun creating all the cards while Facetiming with our youngest daughter.

This card is very simple using MFT's Circle Burst stencil and TE's sea salt ink for the background pattern and then the cute little Hop to It bunnies cut from the background stamp which includes a stamp for various ears and their cheeks. So cute!


I decided to make the inside a little extra special by cutting out 3 more bunnies and adhering them behind the pink panel. Simple yet fun!

Thanks for stopping by; stay safe and healthy my friends!

Hugs,

3/1/20

MIUCB #35 - Anything Goes + Smooshing

Hi friends - welcome back for the monthly Mix It Up Challenge where this month focuses on Anything Goes + Smooshing. Hands down, smooshing is my favorite technique - is it really a technique? Doesn't matter, I love, love, love it!

I actually have two cards to share with you; both very similar, ink smooshing, embossing and these gorgeous Sketchbook Roses from The Greetery.






I used Worn Lipstick and Barn Door for my smooshed colors; the focal sentiments are all from Taylored Expressions, cut with their Mini Strips Die. On the top card, I added Taylored Expressions Bits and Pieces Full of Heart sequins, the bottom card as Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Confetti Mix.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  The Greetery Sketchbook Roses, Pretty Postmarks

LTSCB #131 - Anything Goes

Hi friends - join us this month at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog where ANYTHING GOES - the BEST kind of challenge, am I right?

Perfect for me because let me tell you; I STILL have tons of Valentine's projects to share - LOL...can you guess what products I'm featuring? If you guessed The Greetery, YOU. ARE. RIGHT.! I can't help it, this particular release was full of so many fun things, I can't wait to use them throughout the year, not just for Valentine's Day! I also mass produced these cards, so each one is just a wee bit different, they were inspired by THIS card. I will share a couple today and then the other two a little later.




Thanks for popping in; hope you join us this month, we love seeing your creations!

Hugs,

2/20/20

Reverse Confetti Butterfly Blossoms

Hi friends - hope you are doing well! Remember THIS card? I made this one at the same time in mint and teal; a pretty clean and simple (CAS) card. I colored the images with Copics and colored pencils. I used a piece of watercolor paper for the base layer and blended on Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, and a bit of Bundled Sage. The die is Watercolor Stripes from Altenew cut from Neenah 110 lb. white card stock.

I fnished the image off with lots of white dots and Nuvo drops on the flowers and card.


Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Butterfly Blossoms

2/17/20

Pine Cones - pink!

Hi friends - how are you? Here's to a new week; I hope yours is great!

I mentioned last week how much I am loving The Greetery products. I made THIS card and during the same crafting session I made one with pink pine cones because WHY NOT? :D

The brown I used for the pink pine cones was probably a bit dark, but I still love it! Again, I used the Nordic dies in white card stock, embossing the sentiment in liquid platinum. The pink paper and ribbon was from my hoard, I mean stash. ;)




Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great day!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  The Greetery Pine Blossom
Inks: VersamarkDistress Oxide Inks for shading of pine boughs
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white, misc. deisgner paper
Accessories: The Greetery Pine Bough diesNordic Framesliquid platinum embossing powderwhite gouachecolored pencils, PTI kraft ribbon, corner chomper

CHALLENGES:


2/13/20

Just for You - Nordic Style

Hi friends - how are you?

I have fallen hard for many of The Greetery products! LOL This one is no exception and I love when Betsy does videos of the products, she always has such great tips and tricks! Like adding the 'color' to these kraft pine cones - looks beautiful (IMHO). I used all the Nordic dies either on white card stock, kraft, or designer paper; I turned the smallest die sideways, embossing the sentiment in liquid platinum and giving me a perfect spot to add the pine cones, pine boughs and branch.



I splattered on some white paint and went a wee bit overboard, but I still love it. I also did these pine cones in pink because why not? I'll show that card soon.

Meanwhile, thanks for popping in; hope you have a great day!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  The Greetery Pine Blossom
Inks: Versamark, Distress Oxide Inks for shading of pine boughs
PapersPTI Kraft (no longer in stock), Neenah 110 lb. white, misc. deisgner paper

2/7/20

And the last Pink and/or Red Equals Love - LTSCB #130

And I'm back with...you guessed it, another Honey Bee Gift Card Present Box. You can see the first two I shared HERE and HERE. This one is some various heart designer paper with Pure Poppy card stock as the base. I added an embossed sentiment from Taylored Expressions cut with their asymmetrical die (although tucked into the bow, you can't really tell). :D




Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  TE Valentine - Mini Strips
Inks: Versamark
PapersPTI Pure Poppy, misc. designer paper

2/6/20

Another Pink and/or Red Equals Love for LTSCB 130

And I'm back with...you guessed it, another Honey Bee Gift Card Present Box. You can see the first one I shared HERE. Aren't these colors so delicate? This time I stamped a sentiment in TE Cupcake ink.





Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Verve Visual (discontinued)
Inks: TE Cupcake
Papers: PTI Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush, misc. designer paper