Saturday, February 17, 2018

VLV Sketch Meets Inspired By #80: Be Strong and Take Heart

What gorgeous details are included in the Inspired By photo this week!  I was drawn to search my stash for papers with wood grain, a few flowers,  and shades of aqua and peach.  Verve's Each Day provided a beautifully scripted sentiment and Reverse Confetti's Cross die just fit the theme.  The paper I used for the sentiment panel includes touched of shiny embossing.  Using the Misti helped the sentiment cover more evenly.  

May this scripture be a prayer of blessing over all who hope in the Lord,

Linking to:

Sunday Stamps Sketch: Sprinkled with Love

 I just love this week's Sunday Sketch, and Reverse Confetti's "Donut You Know?" is such a fun and versatile set.  The witty sayings fit a variety of occasions, and there are three shapes of sprinkles in the set of die cuts.  The "donut hole" is an option...leave it out and you have a cute cookie!

So glad to have a little time for ink and paper this weekend!
Thanks for visiting,

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps Challenge (Sketch)
Tuesday Throwdown (Sweets for My Sweet)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Die Cut)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
The  House that Stamps Built (Tic-Tac-Toe----twine, hearts, pastel colors)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fun Friday with the Cutting Cafe: Be Mine

Happy, happy Friday everyone!  A big welcome to the first challenge of 2018 and also to the new DT members at Jo's Scrap Shack.  The design team is showcasing projects featuring files from the Cutting Cafe.  Please visit so see what fun things can be created with Cutting Cafe products, and please take time to link up your own anything goes projects.

 My Valentine gift box utilized the Skinny Tube Box SVG file that comes with several window and lid options.  Not having an acetate panel, I backed the heart shaped windows with red paper and added some bee die cuts and a "be mine" sentiment from Verve.  It's filled with Lindor Truffles, which my Valentine loves!

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Thanks so much for taking time to visit,

Thursday, February 8, 2018

VLV February Sketch Challenge: Serve One Another in Love

This week is School Counselor Appreciation Week, and I wanted to make a card for the occasion. The verse from Verve's Scripture Medley Five is a perfect way to say thanks to our kind-hearted counselor.

Lots on my plate now, so I will keep this brief, giving thanks for a sweet co-worker and for a little time to create.

Have a beautiful weekend,

Linking to:
Verve February Sketch Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Must Be Love)
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 250: Happy Valentine's Day

Big congratulations to Michelle for the 250th Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Wow!  That many challenges represents a tremendous level of commitment, hard work and creativity.

Thanks for visiting,

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (It Must Be Love)
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bee Mine

Isn't the Sunday Stamps palette beautiful?  It's perfect inspiration for one of my last few Valentines.  The pink papers are from an aptly named collection called "Bee Mine" and the cute little dies just arrived in my mailbox from Paper Smooches.  I loved insetting the wings and stripes with shiny golden poster posterboard.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up!)
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AHSC 248: A one-layer card

For Christmas, I was given a tech gadget that didn't play nicely with the existing gadget it was supposed to enhance.  The giver kindly returned it and offered to take me on a shopping spree to a newly discovered stamp store.  We hit a half-off sale and I got several sets of stamps, two dies, and two 6 x 6 pads of paper.  I honestly believe this is the most "new stamping stuff" I've had at once, and it's so much fun to play with my new goodies.

I really wanted to use this set by Dare 2 Be Artzy, and made a rare (for me) one layer card by using the coffee beans as a frame and coloring in that happy little mug with pencils.

Thanks so much for looking,

Linking to:
The House that Stamps Built (A/G)
Thanks, Esther, for your kind comment and invitation to join the challenge!