Hop to it! Spring and Easter are on their way!
From where I’m sitting it doesn’t look like it quite yet. We’re still buried in snow and after a very hard long winter here, I’m definitely looking forward to some sunshine and flowers.
This card was created with some older product so I’m not going to even attempt linking it up. I just needed a fun color pop today and thought you might too!
Hang tight…only two more weeks until it’s officially spring!
Gold is back!
For awhile silver has reigned but gold never goes out of style and it’s back with a vengeance. Hmmmm…that might not be quite the best phraseology to use as really, how vengeful can gold be?
When using gold, all you really need is a little. A little goes a long way.
I’m loving these beautiful gold glitter letter stickers as they make adding in gold super quick and easy. Even better…there’s no mess!
And to add in another little hint of gold, I simply colored in the flower stamens with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen. I know these pens have been around forever. I remember them as a child but I’m falling in love with them all over again.
Have a lovely day…
I have lots of hobbies and interests but sewing will always be near and dear to my heart. So to combine paper crafting with a sewing theme, well, that just makes me happy.
Today I’m sharing one of my Maya Road projects from the recent CHA tradeshow. It’s full of some of my favorite things like bright prints, lace, chipboard, tape measure trim, lace tape and the sweetest scissors charms ever! I can’t wait till they hit stores as I’ll be ordering quite a few!
I’ve also shared this project on the Maya Road blog. You can find product links there if you are interested.
Thanks for stopping by!
The most precious of gifts is one we take for granted each and every day.
We get up. We make plans. We take each day for granted.
How fragile life really is, isn’t something we want to think about. But I’ve been thinking about more and more and recently it’s been brought home to me again.
About a week and a half ago, my mother-in-law woke up with an excruciating headache. It turned out to be a brain bleed and apparently it hasn’t been the first. She lives with my brother-in-law and his family and argued with him about going to the hospital. We are so thankful that he persisted or she would not be with us today. We are so blessed and each day marks an improvement. As my mother-in-law says…”God isn’t finished with me yet.” It makes me smile to see her beautiful and determined spirit as she recovers.
It also made me happy to create this card for her and then to watch her joy to get it. Such a small thing. Some paper and odds and ends. But is also reminded me why I started creating cards. Not just for the creative outlet…but also to show I care.
And so she has the continued gift of life.
We have the gift of a godly mother and grandmother and the gift of her continued prayers for us each day.
And once again I have the gift of a reminder…that time is short and how I use it matters.
Each day is a gift.
Shaped cards add in that extra special touch when creating a card design. I love creating them but shaped cards can turn into extra time that I don’t always have.
The key is creating a template that can be used over and over. Once you’ve designed it, the template can be traced and used over and over again.
Today I’m in the CLASSroom sharing how to design a shaped card template and show you how to create a template for my crown card. Join me here for the tutorial and project photos.
Have a creative day!
Babies are precious. Seriously an amazing miracle to cherish.
A couple weeks ago I was excited to make a sweet baby girl card for a darling new baby girl.
My inspiration for the card was a picture of the new baby’s room on facebook. Her mother did the most beautiful job on it with soft greys and beautiful patterns and a hand painted branch with flowers for wall art. I added in some pink to make it extra sweet and this is what I ended up with.
I’m back from Cuba and just getting back into the swing of things here at home. Hubby and I had the most wonderful and relaxing time and the heat was amazing for my back. Heat therapy definitely works! My back is feeling almost better and my physio therapy is just about done. I can’t wait to get back to full production again.
While I was away, I had a tutorial published in the CLASSroom. I’ve been playing around with PanPastels and created a fun resist background with them.
You can find the details and the full project here.