Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Sneak Peek

Hello, friends!  I'm over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog this morning sharing a card that I just LOVE.  While I was making the card I just started crying.  I was completely overcome with how grateful I was to feel well enough to make a card again.  It was sweet moment and realization of answered prayers.  So this card means a lot.  I hope you'll go to the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog to check it out.  Wishing you a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother's Day Cards

My own dear mother is as amazing as they come, but I have been blessed to have many "mothers" through different seasons of my life.  So when Mother's Day rolls around I find myself needing several cards.  These are just two that I made, and since I was on a time crunch I used the same basic layout for both cards.  First I stamped an outline image lightly all over the card base and then I popped up one colored focal image.  
My momma loves pink, so I made this one for her using Technique Tuesday's Enjoy Layered Flower.  Isn't it pretty?  And it is so easy to stamp.  Love that!  My second card uses Technique Tuesday's Lilac stamp set and dies that were just released this month.
I have to tell you a little story about lilacs.  I was so happy to get this stamp because I love lilacs.  My grandmother had lilacs in her yard.  I loved how they smelled and how they would cover the giant bushes in gorgeous blossoms, but most of all I loved that they reminded me of her.  When we moved into our house about three years ago we had an unruly bush growing through our fence.  My husband cut it down; however, it seemed determined to grow.   When it came back it wasn't growing through the fence anymore, so we just let it stay.  After all, it did have beautiful leaves.  About a month or so ago I was clearing the flower bed next to the bush, and I found the most wonderful surprise tucked against the fence...lilacs!  I instantly thought of my grandmother and shed a few joyful tears at such a delightful little blessing to find this sentimental flower in my very own yard. 
I hope that you have the most wonderful Mother's Day.  I know that this isn't an easy holiday for many, but I do hope that you feel oh so loved on this special day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #21

Good morning!  I'm so glad to be back playing along with the newest challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9.  The theme for Challenge #21 is floral!
The theme for Challenge #21 is floral.  Awesome, right?  I love love LOVE flowers and plants, so I was happy as could be to see the theme.  Concord &  9th has some fantastic new floral sets and several of my teammates have used them beautifully, so make sure you check out the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog. Today I'm showing some love to some older sets because I love how they stand the test of time.  To build my floral background I started with the rose and navy blue flowers and grey leaves, which come from Concord & 9th's Pineapple Perfection.  After stamping them on the card base, I stamped several extra rose colored flowers and popped them up for some added dimension.  Then I filled in the gaps with the large berry and sprig from Concord & 9th's Wildflower stamp set..  
I finished my card with a sentiment created with stamps from Sophisticated Script (hugs) and 
Best Banners (from me to you) and a sprinkling of sequins.  
I can't wait to see what you create for our floral challenge.  Whether you use old or new stamp sets, Concord and 9th has tons of florals to choose from.  And don't forget, you can check out their brand new release HERE.  Without fail there is always something to love...lots of somethings! :)
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Monday, April 30, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions - My Little Chickadee

Good morning, friends!  It is the most beautiful weather outside, and I am all smiles today.  One of the reasons for those smiles is that I finally, FINALLY was able to create a card again.  My teammate Lisa sent the most lovely kit in April to our friends in the 12 Kits of Occasions. Thank you, Lisa!  It was a joy to work with.  Lisa's kit was filled with lots of fabulous goodies and you can all the supplies listed HERE.
 I loved the patterned paper so much, so I had to use it on both of my cards, and I'm anxious to use the rest....such pretty colors!  And isn't the little chickadee below cute?  He was my favorite.

I loved each and every bit of Lisa's kit and had I not been sick so much last month I would have created lots and lots of cards.  So make sure you head over to The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see what my fabulous friends our talented guest designer did with this pretty kit.  Wishing you a beauty-filled week!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Catching Up: Where Creativity Meets C9 + 12 Kits of Occasions

Good morning!  I just wanted to let you know that Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #20 is officially live.  Make sure you head on over to check out my talented teammates' projects.
After three consecutive days of snow flurries here, I'm as anxious as anyone to be creating spring cards.  I'm just hoping the snow didn't kill all our budding blossoms.  I do so love to see the flowers bloom!  Speaking of flowers, Concord and 9th has an AMAZING new release today.  I just ordered! :) You can check out the new release HERE.  Now is a great time to buy, too, because April is Concord & 9th's Customer Appreciation month and they have freebies being offered and extra sales going on.  Happy day, right?

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You may have noticed some silence here the last month or so.  We've been dealing with quite a bit of family illness, me included.  I missed out playing along with my friends at The 12 Kits of Occasions in March, but make sure you visit the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to check out all of their fabulous cards with Jessica's kit.  And guess what?  Some of the goodies used in the kit like Concord & 9th's Unicorn Dies are part of Concord & 9th's Customer Appreciation sale.  Nothing like seeing something you like being used and finding out it is on sale. :) Lots of smiles happening here.  Thanks for visiting today.   I hope you are all headed into a beautiful week.  I sure hope to be back to crafting soon.  Hugs!