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, August 28, 2016

NBUS Challenge #7

Hi Friends, well what would we do without our very own Darnell to encourage us to use the things we coveted, purchased, then put away, never to be seen again?
We wait for our dear friend to hold another NBUS Challenge!!!
Yeah, thank YOU, Darnell!!
So my BFF used this cute hedgehog on a card and I drooled enough over it, she bought it for me and brought it to me in July when she was here for a visit...first time to be used, also the cool leaves are new from PTI Fancy Foliage Detail Dies which I sponged over with some Green Parakeet!  A few PPP sequins finished off the card!
Darnell says we can link up to three cards, that won't be nearly enough to use up my NBUS stamps, but it is a start!
I hope you will play along and use your new or old but never before used Schtuff!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Stamps of Life:  hedgehog2stamp
PTI Fancy Foliage Detail Dies
Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Jugs ~ My last week

This is my last post as a guest over at Just Us Girls Challenge!
It has been a fun month and I want to thank you wonderful ladies for allowing me to be on the line up with you all!
As you know week FOUR is a photo inspiration piece,
I have to admit to struggling with this one a little I looked at the colors and what I could see looking closer at it.  Lots of wonderful items to pull out and use for a card, I chose the cluster of butterflies at the bottom and the wonderful colors. 
I am excited to see what you do with this photo, please join us over at the blog and play along with us!
Heart Hugs, friends!

MIM # 258 Cover Plate Tags

I don't have many cover plates, but I did recently purchase the Bitty Butterflies one, so I made  tag both ways, using the negative and the positive.
I used that nice Mint Julep color!
This is for the MIM that you can see HERE.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PTI August Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It is August 25, so time for another PTI BLOG HOP!
Pretty fall colors for this challenge.
It is going to be a hot one here today, so I need to get my work done, just needed to post this card early!
stamps & dies:  Leave it Be, Color Pop: Autumn, Tag Sale Quilted die
colors:  melon berry terra cotta tile, enchanted evening
Heart Hugs, friends!

Seize The Birthday "TAGS"

Hi Friends, is the summer winding down for you?
Our kids here in Oregon start school in two weeks, right after Labor day.
I think lots of Moms are happy to see the kiddos back on a schedule and out of the house!
Over at The Seize the Birthday Blog we are looking for TAGS...big or little!
I made a little gift box and wrapped it with faux string from PTI No Strings Attached, then actually added a tag from PTI Tiny Tags!
My little embellishments on the background is from Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration.

The topping is tags, BIG or LITTLE!
Or anything goes!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Just Us Girls Challnge # 357

This is my third week of being the guest designer here at the Just Us Girls Challenge!  I have so enjoyed playing along with everyone and seeing all your cards in the gallery!
This week we are asked to make a card using aqua, kraft and white! 
 What a fun color combination!

I pulled out a WPlus9 Lattice Frame in white and mounted it on a kraft card.
stamps & dies:  PTI Vintage Linen

I look forward to seeing what you make this week!  Please check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the designers and play along with us!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Wedding Card

My granddaughters volleyball coach is getting married this Saturday.  
Of course I would make a card for him, but we don't know much about their likes, taste and home decor.  So I had my daughter text him and ask what flowers they are having in their wedding and also the color theme.
He did NOT have a clue...maybe peach and turquoise?, but NO idea about flowers!
So that shot an idea down about using their specific flower and color scheme. 
However in their registry they wanted the Fiesta dishes...4 of each of many colors!
So I decided to use that reference and painted my card!
I used Altenew Beautiful Day, embossed in gold on Mixed Media paper and used my distress inks to color it in...kind of went with a light turquoise color for the leaves!
Added some gold hearts since it is a wedding card!

Here is a close up, it doesn't show the shine from the WOS that I used on the flowers, but it really is pretty IRL!!
Okay, now I can go watch the Women's volleyball team play in the Olympics...put my feet up and relax!!
Have a good one friends!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Create along With Us ~ August

It is that time of the month where we play along with the designers from PTI instead of a Make It Monday card.  They are so busy giving us inspiration from the new release we get to choose one of their cards and CAS it , hence the Create along With Us!!

I chose Betsy's card here:
Simliar layout, some of the same flowers, some different and of course a different sentiment, but I used the die and sponged on some color just like Betsy!
I have a cousin who has uterine cancer and I am thinking I will be sending her cards a lot to lift her spirit and to remind her that we are praying for her.
Thank you for stopping by friends!  Hope you are having a great week, it is getting ready to really heat up here in the Friday and Saturday we are expecting triple digit numbers!  EEK!!  And we have to travel south a couple of hours and go to a wedding...that will be a HOT one and it is an outside wedding!!
stamps & dies:  PTI Forget me Nots, and Freindship Jar: Flowers, Inspired by: Prayer
Heart Hugs, friends!