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!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Merry Monday # 257 Tag with bling and dies!

Hi friends!
Today Sue is looking for a tag decorated with lots of bling and dies for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!
I used PTI Shape Up: Mitten for my tag and added another piece on top so you could see the mitten.
I used SSS falling snowflake stencil with embossing paste.
Isn't the picture gorgeous for your inspiration?
I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sieze the Birthday ~ birthday balloons

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!!
We have a topping this time and it is to have a balloon on your birthday card!!

I die cut a balloon and used the negative to sponge on my colors for all the balloons.  I used distress oxide inks for the sponging.
The die is from Birthday Cheer 
and the rest of the sentiment was stamped from Ways to Say: Birthday
Heart Hugs, friends!

September Create Along With Us

Stamps:  Feb Year of Psalms, Embellished Elegance

Create Along With Us takes the place of Make it Monday this week.
I chose to use Betsy's card here as my inspiration:
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Inspired by all the Little things #63

 Inspired by all the Little Things is back in business friends!
I was inspired by the colors and the flowers! And a little bit of a 'flourish'!
Here is the inspiration photo:
Go check out all the inspiration from the design team, it is amazing!
thanks for stopping by!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Monday ~ A Favorite Christmas Movie

Today Nina is our host and she is asking us to make a card based on a favorite Christmas movie.
I had to say this was a tough one for me, I really had to put on my thinking cap!
This is what I was thinking...Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!  You know the one, the cute cartoon characters with Rudolph saving the day!!  Ha ha...
Anyway, this is my card made with Sunny Studio Stamps:  Gleeful Reindeer!
I think this reindeer is so cute and having a great time flying over the trees!
My sentiment is from Penny Black: Most Wonderful!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your favorite movie!
As always, please check out the cards on the blog for your inspiration!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Playing for fun

My BFF Linda was here with me in August and she brought a few stamps that she won from Stamplorations.  This set is from Dee's Artsy Impression called Smile.
I love that Lily and think it is a perfect flower for a sympathy card, so I made up three of them.
I colored them all with copics!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Be safe...with fires and hurricanes hitting our country, we need to be smart and be safe!
Praying for all my Floridian friends! 

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MIM # 296 Small Images on repeat

Lexi has a video up for a new MIM, you can watch it HERE.
She shows us how to use those smaller stamps in the sets we buy and repeat it on the card.
This little cluster of pumpkins came from Vintage Picnic!
The sentiment is from Autumn Hills.

Lexi's Card is below
Small images hello squ 

Hope you all are having a great week...we have terrible fires here and the air quality is very poor, it looks like low clouds all day, we can't see the blue sky, still plenty hot though! 
Good time to stay indoors and out of the not so fresh air!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Merry Monday ~ JOY

Welcome back to the Merry Monday Challenge!
It was nice to take a summer break, hope you all enjoyed the time off and are ready to get back to making those Christmas cards

Marcia is our host this week and she is asking us to use the word JOY on our Christmas card.
I had this sentiment with the joy, but thought I would change it up and add the die cut out of gold glitter paper to make it more festive.
I white embossed a background stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps called Snowflake Frame, then I used a little blue water color to highlight the flakes.  
To add a little more dimension I die cut some Li'l Inkers Snowflake dies out of vellum, adhered them then added some PPP sequins.
Be sure to check out the cards from the DT, they are pretty amazing and should inspire you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Heart Hugs, friends!