Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge Inspiration #12

I'm back with some mid-challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires! Hard to believe it's the middle of May!!
Here's what I came up with:

This Concord & 9th set is one not to be missed! I've used the Happy Words stamps with the Happy Card Frame die set- and I was smitten with the results!
I used the bottom left image as my inspiration on this one- but all the images and colors are so lovely! I hope you'll join us!

ETA: I had good intentions of adding this to the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge too- it's all about florals! Better late than never!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #12

So hard to believe it's time for another challenge! Here is your beautiful inspiration for Challenge #12:

Here's what I've come up with:

I've used Altenew Beautiful Lady; after heat embossing in white, I colored with Zigs. Some ink spatter on the base layer, and roughing up of the focal panel was finished off with a sentiment (tying in the challenge colors). There is also some wink of stella on the blooms, but it doesn't show in the photograph at all!
I can't wait to see how you are inspired by this beautiful challenge!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge Inspiration #11

I'm back with some mid-challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires!

This card is smaller than I usually create- 3.5"x 4.5"- but the scale seemed perfect for the adorable Lawn Fawn Stinkin' Cute image! I stamped the little cutie in Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol paper & colored with zigs & my zig Watercolor Detail Brush20
I stamped 2 of the flowers with gray ink & used them in the back- the front flowers are popped up with dimensional adhesive. The flowers were also colored with zigs & a little clear Wink of Stella gives them a bit of shimmer.
The sentiment is Avery Elle- I LOVE the font!
The flowered panel is old fabric paper & it seemed perfect for this challenge!
Speaking of the challenge- LOTS of time left to play & so many sweet ways to be inspired!
I hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

So hard to believe April is already here! With it comes a new The Heart Desires Challenge!!
Look at this fabulous inspiration:

Here's what I came up with:

I found patterned paper that had most of the colors in it to use as my base (Old Echo Park, I believe).
I cut a focal panel with Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle dies & stamped the CUTEST image from Cottontail Cuties! Actually, all the images are so darling!
I colored her up with my zigs & zig watercolor detail brush20.
I masked off the frame & then sponged in the sky around her. A little sentiment flag is heat embossed in white with dimensional adhesive it to keep the middle popped up. A bit of silk to finish it off!
I can't wait to see how you're inspired- hope you can join us at The Heart Desires!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop- Take 3!

One last card for the Spring Coffee Lovers bloghop while the birthday cake cools!
Love that there are over 1000 entries already!!

Using that fabulous Latte Love set again from Lil Inkers. Colored it with zigs.
A vellum layer cut with Gina Marie die doesn't completely obscure the fun heart paper but allows for a black heat embossed sentiment to be clearly visible.
The card base is dry embossed, inked with versamark & perfect pearls dusted on top. 
A few sequins & burlap string finish it off!
A huge thank you to the fab Coffee loving card makers crew, and all the super sponsors!
Thanks so much for stopping by-
Happy hopping & coffee/tea/cocoa drinking!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Coffee Lover's Hop Take 2

 Sneaking in another card for the Spring Coffee Lover's Bloghop!

I've used more Lil' Inker goodies today- Love this die set! The panel is cut with a Gina Marie die, and nested back into the back side of the paper. I stamped flowers from Altenew's Wildflower set onto the sleeve (colored with prisma pencils) and onto the solid panel then dusted with perfect pearls.
Very springy indeed!
I'm in awe of the number of fabulous coffee projects!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

It's time!! The spring coffee lovers bloghop is here!
These hops are so much fun- cool to see all the inspiration! I know it's a ton of work, so a huge thanks to ~amy~ and crew!

I'm hoping to get more done, but my daughter's birthday is this week, we've been helping my parents move, and we are getting ready to move too.... I am so tired, coffee isn't even enough these days!!

I can't even tell you how lucky I felt to have won the Lil' Inkers Latte Love stamps & dies during the last hop- I remember seeing them & thinking they were perfect!! They are a super sponsor, so be sure to check them out!

I think the paper is authentique. The mug is stamped on bristol paper & colored with zigs. The sentiment is heat embossed, a bit of burlap string & some acrylic paint spatters finish it off.
I know I'm late to the party- and I also know I've got no delusions of catching up to Erin's number of entries- but hopefully I will be back!
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-challenge #10

 I'm back with some mid-challenge inspiration for you for the beautiful THD Challenge #10!
Take a look: 

So many beautiful choices to inspire you!
Here's what I came up with:

I've die cut a piece of vellum with Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched rectangle dies, then heat embossed the Neat & Tangled Hope Anchors stamp in gold. A few sequins from the Neat & Tangled Peacock mix add some interest. If you haven't seen this mix- it is YUMMY! So many fabulous colors and each color in several sizes!!

The vellum panel is machine stitched to the hexagon patterned paper (old basicgrey).
Still LOTS of time to play along- looking forward to seeing how you're inspired!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

MIM #276: Kraft & Colored Pencil

Melissa shared a lovely MIM this week- she is always so inspiring!
I pulled out some older goodies & my prisma pencils & this is what I came up with:

Botanical blocks, BB: text & Through the Trees are the stamps used here. I also lightly embossed the card base with the guidelines embossing plate. PP from my stash & MS border punch.
Sorry for the poor pic- quite late here & I didn't pull out the lightbox!
Happy March & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #10

It's time for a new challenge at The Heart Desires!! It's been so fun to see how everyone has been inspired by the challenges so far- hope you can play along with us again for Challenge #10!
Here is the inspiration:

Isn't it amazing? 
Here's my take:

I know everyone is shocked that I used the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, as well as the Gina Marie Scalloped Circle Frames Dies
I thought the Concord & 9th Map Love was the perfect set for this challenge! I've used Delicata golden glitz ink and heat embossed it gold on vellum paper. I stamped the earth image on the card base below. A few sequins finish it off!
You've got all month to join us!

Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary!

I had high hopes of creating something for all of the years PTI is celebrating, but the snow was calling... So I managed three!


Still think these graphic shapes are fab, and the font & size of the sentiments keep it frequently used!


I LOVE this set. for real. LOVE. Paired with a PTI tag & ombre ink? LOVE.


I am shocked that I've had this set for that many years. It stands on its own wonderfully- paired with some watercolor highlights? So fun!
Sad that I didn't get anything made with Garden Variety, Year of Flowers, or Wreath for all Seasons- they are sitting on my table- so perhaps something will come of that soon!
Congralations on 10 years to PTI!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge #9

I'm here with more inspiration for The Heart Desires Challenge #9!
Still lots of time to play- and look at this board:

Here's my take:

I've used Concord and 9th Wildflower set on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink & put my zigs to work to color with the inspiration colors. 
To create the border, I used a Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die to emboss the focal panel.
The Altenew Beautiful Lady sentiment is heat embossed with white powder on black cardstock & popped up.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #9

 How is it February? A new month brings a new challenge at The Heart Desires!
Look at this FUN!

I had to pull out the new to me Coffee Love from Alenew & use those great colors!

I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol paper so that I could color them with my Zigs. I then cut the panel with a Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die- which I cut the scallops off! A little strip of glitter cardstock at the top is quite lovely in person- and it's all attached to a green (celery?) card base. 
Is it wrong that I want this coffee pot, cup & saucers?

You've got all month to play along! How will you be inspired?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop January 2017- MIM #273 Spinner Cards

The month certainly has flown by! Already time for the PTI hop!
Here's my take:

I've combined the MIM spinner card challenge as well (Lizzie's video is sure to make you smile if you haven't checked it out!). 
The inspiration for the hop is so pretty!
I've used some echo park paper for the stripes; the pink stripes are from PTI's journaling lines, and the flowers/dies are from Graceful Greetings. The 'xoxo' (l♥ve is on the other side of the heart) is from Tag-Its #11. A few Nuvo drops for added interest finishes it off!
I'm thinking the cookie that was my inspiration may be obvious! 

So great to already have my daughter's Valentine card done!
Happy Hopping!

Monday, January 23, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #61

Playing along with MFT Color Challenge today!

This little gnome is the cutest! I've colored him in the challenge colors with zigs then fussy cut. The mushroom and sentiment are both popped up. The coral panel is die cut with a gina marie stitched scalloped die; I ink blended the bottom with some ink that worked well with the challenge colors. A bit of gray ribbon grounds them.
A little time left to play!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge #8 Inspiration

 I'm back with some mid-challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires!
Have you played along yet?
Here's my take for today:

Literal girl here could NOT resist the snowman! I love how he is only partially visible here- and it made me think of the polaroid die (Lawn fawn Say Cheese). 
I did some ink blending on the background and stamped/fussy cut the snowman from Making Frosty Friends. His scarf, hat & nose are colored with zigs (he is stamped with versafine black on Bristol paper). The snowflakes are heat embossed with white powder & a few glitters/snow were added for the shaker portion.
Still LOTS of time to play! Hope you can join us!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 8

Today is the start of Challenge #8 at The Heart Desires
So much fun inspiration to choose from- here's my take:

I've used the beautiful Concord & 9th Wildflower set along with turquoise Brusho after being inspired by the lower left image. I heat embossed the flowers with white powder and then added the brushos. Such a pretty, if somewhat unpredictable, effect. After it was dry I flicked some yellow acrylic paint as well as adding dots of it to the flower centers to bring in more of the challenge colors. I cut the focal panel with a Gina Marie scalloped stitched rectangle die, then added to a navy panel.
Here's the inspiration- you've got all month to play and so many elements to be inspired by!! Hope that you will join us!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Heart Desires December Mid-Challenge Inspiration

 I'm back with some mid-challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires! Still plenty of time to play along! So many fun elements to choose from!

Literal girl here- I saw that pink bottle brush tree & I knew the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree set would be perfect! I used the Gina Marie Scalloped Circle Frame die to cut the fun pink houndstooth paper (Echo Park), popping the frame part up. 
I cut a metallic gold panel with the Gina Marie Nested Rectangle dies, then cut the patterned paper to fit inside of the stitching.
The trees are heat embossed with Versamark ink and some pink embossing powder from my stash (I've had it for years and there is no manufacturer listed).
The sentiment (isn't that the prettiest font?) is stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
A few gold sequins finish it off!
I hope you find time to play along with this challenge- what will inspire you?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Create Along With Us: December 2016

 Popping in with a few tags for Create Along With Us this month-
I was inspired by Laurie. Her gradient patterned paper & simple sentiment made the perfect pairing.

Patterned paper is DCWV, stamps are Two Feet Deep, any my fave PTI tag die.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas- Day 10

Last one for Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas- this is for Day 10 using green, brown & white.
I spent my entire day baking & am beyond exhausted so will try to add the product info tomorrow!

12 Tags of Christmas Day 9

A shimmery tag created for Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas- this is for Day 9!

12 Tags of Christmas Day 7

A fun tag I created for Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas- this is for the sketch on Day 7!

12 Tags of Christmas Day 1

Only a few minutes to get my tags posted for Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas- I will add details tomorrow- for now, this is inspired by Day 1!