Sunday, May 6, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday


happy sunday friends, it is time for another sunday stamps challenge and this week it is a sketch. I could not wait to use the amazing stamp set from lil' inker called best mom stamp and die set. I luv this stamp set, one petal creates the flower and the leaves..so genius! I have used the plaid stamp for my background, luv this set too! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs yo see how they used the sketch! 

words with meaning - the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc


Friday, May 4, 2018

as you see it - celebrate


hello friends it is time for another as you see it challenge and this week we are challenging you to greys and it is a speed stamper week. confession, I am not good at this at all...I am such a grazer when I am creating...lol. This took me about 15 mins not including drying time of the background, of course you can use a heat gun to speed this process up. I prefer to let mine air dry so I can graze on something else...lol. I have used the sketch from the fusion challenge and a few glittery stars, the bold celebrate sentiment is from sugarpea stamps, celebrate all the things. Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams blogs to see what they created!

words with meaning - joy [joi] * noun  gladness not based on circumstances.  1peter 1:8-9

as you see it: grey and speed stamping/aysi175
fusion: sketch





viva la verve may


hi friends, it is the first friday of a new month and that means we have a viva la verve sketch to share with you. I have went with a bold watercolor background using some of the gorgeous daniel smith watercolors...these paints are amazing! I have used the verve stamp set called kindness matters and the rectangle die from the a cut above falling leaves die set. The leaves are from the a cut above great kindess die set. I hope you make time to play along with this months sketch! 

words with meaning - always remember...God will never take anything away from you without the intention of replacing it with something better. 

viva la verve: sketch/may



Thursday, May 3, 2018

inspired by - make a wish


hello and happy day, it is time for the inspired by challenge for the week and it is fun! We are using products from SRM stickers and they have so graciously provided us with stickers to use. All of the elements of my card except for the balloons are stickers, so fun; huh? I was inspired by the adorable colors and the balloons and party feel. I watercolored the balloons and then added a little stickles, everything else is stickers...I luv how it turned out. Be sure to stop by SRM and see what you can pick up for yourself *grin*. Be sure to check out the rest of the teams blogs and play along with us!

words with meaning - be humble, be teachable, and always keep learning.

inspired by: unicorn dreams/#18



Monday, April 30, 2018

just because


ok, I have a confession, totally got my three in a row messed up...sorry. I should have used watercoloring and I used the flower, but didn't watercolor it. I have used my favorite stamp company, the stamp market...luv these stamps! I used birthday wishes and botanicals stamp & cut bundle, such a gorgeous stamp! I used the amazing sketch created by laurel, luv her saturday sketches! happy monday friends, hope you have a wonderful week!

sketchy saturday: sketch
tgif challenge: pink, watercoloring, and washi tape



Thursday, April 26, 2018

inspired by - you bring sunshine


ok, so I luv this weeks inspiration pic, I know I say that every week...but, gah...look at those sweet flowers against he cream apron. I went with the pic, sea glass background, cream layer and sweet maroon flowers. these flowers are from the simon says stamp set called, choose joy. this is the cutest stamp set with tons of possibilities...I luv it! I have used daniel smith watercolors for coloring the adorable flowers. The sweet sequins and heart enamels shapes are taylored expressions. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have cretaed! 

words with meaning - it is up to you to see the beauty in everyday things.


inspired by: time to garden/#17
sketchy saturday: sketch/#9



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

simon says stamp/anything goes - make a wish

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is an anything goes week....you gotta luv that! The design team is sharing products from my favorite things, if you have them and want to use them great; if not use what you have on hand! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I am luvin the sweet birthday candles...so fun and festive. I have used several different color inks to ink up the image and then stamped it out. I fussy cut the candles out and then added stickles to them for an extra little shine. I also used some designer paper strips from my stash for a little added extra color keeping with the color theme. Be sure to stop by all the other designers blogs and see what they have created.

words with meaning - strive not be a success, but rather to be of value.

paper players: sketch/pp390
simon says stamp: anything goes



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Sunday, April 22, 2018

sunday stamps - birthday wishes


I am luvin these greens together and I really did start my card with the darker greens in mind. of course it ended up with the aqua's in there...*grin*. I have used my all time favorite daniel smith watercolor ink that I have...I know there are hundreds of colors. But, this one is by far my favorite of what I have, it is called quinacridone oceanic...it is the only color in the background; but look how many different colors emerge...luv it! I have used a simon says stamp floral set, even more spring flowers and the birthday wishes sentiment from the set called birthday bits. I cannot wait to see how you use this weeks colors...happy sunday!

words with meaning - life is to short to spend it at war with yourself.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc177