Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Father's Day Blessings with Newton





 I love sketch challenges, and the one shared at Inky Paws is a keeper, for sure!  Needing a Father's Day card for my husband, I colored the kitty to look like our more challenging fur baby.  I know DH will recognize Sassy and have a good laugh.

Thanks for taking a look,

Christine

Inky Paws Challenge 150

Coffee with Stampendous


 Lisa B is hosting a giveaway on the Coffee Lover's Blog----all it takes is sharing a card made with a sponsor's image.  In the most recent hop, I was blessed with a gift from Stampendous and one of my chosen prizes was this fun background set.  For Mother's Day, I received the pretty Stampendous florals and decided to add them to a die cut coffee cup by Stamp Simply.  Since this was the first inking for both stamps, I will share on Darnell's NBUS challenge.  (Usually, I get so giddy over opening new goodies that I don't even think about it!!)

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to Coffee Lovers (Lisa's Challenge)

NBUS Challenge #27




Deuteronomy 5:29: A Heart to Fear God


Hello crafting friends,

It is such a blessing to guest design for Word Art Wednesday!   It is one of the first challenges I participated in as a beginning card maker.  The devotions, word art, and kind comments have been a blessing over the years.  If you haven't played along, I hope you will give it a try.

Christine


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Just Bee- cause


I received these cute Becky Moore stamps from someone who loves gnomes.  It was fun to open the package and to color this cute little guy named Norbert.  The papers are from a Disney themed stack by Echo Park.  I wanted to keep a masculine look, so the colors for Norbert's wardrobe were chosen to coordinate with the stars and stripes.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to Double D Challenge (Bee Inspired)

Word Art Wednesday

SSS Wednesday Challenge (Masculine)

Mod Squad (Simple Focus)

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Layered Floral Sketches


 Love, love, love Shauna's video featuring a gorgeous card using Into the Blooms II. When the email came stating that set was back in stock, I ordered it.  So excited to be receiving some PTI happy mail soon!

The current challenge is to create a card featuring layered florals.  This card was created by die cutting two sizes of blooms from Floral Sketches, inking each with a blending brush, adding the detail stamp, and layering with foam tape.  The flowers are big and bright in Harvest Gold/Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst/Raspberry Fizz, and Plum Pudding.  They are layered over the Scrolled Frame die and adorned with a few dewdrops.

Thanks for taking a look,

Christine

Linking to:

Shauna's Video Challenge:  Layered Flowers (June 7)

Word Art Wednesday



Saturday, June 5, 2021

Joy

 


What a fun occasion--combining a new stencil with one of my favorite challenges!  The current Ink to Paper "What do I do with this?" challenge provides a couple of gorgeous samples showing ink blending done through stencils.  I stenciled snowflakes in Summer Rain and Blueberry Sky, moving the stencil between colors to add a little depth.  This  set the Christmas theme, providing a place for layering the Delicates dies with a stem from Bitty Bouquets done up in red and green.  This might have just started a desire to get Christmas projects going!

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

Ink to Paper "What do I do with this?" Challenge

Word Art Wednesday

Sunshine and Laughter


 I am incredibly thankful to have enjoyed a beginning-of-summer visit with my parents, brother, and his family!  It's been such a long time due to Covid, and I am grateful not only for a long overdue visit but also for the fact that we are all healthy.  So many families do not have that joy, and they are in my prayers.

With the end of the school year and trip preparations, it's been a long time since I've made a card.  This one is for Ink to Paper's Great Cover Up challenge. It's based on the idea that we get more crafting mileage from intricate background dies by using simple shapes to calm busy designs.  I layered a stitched rectangle over the gorgeous Scrolled Frame die for a new look. The florals from Gran's Garden are stamped in Aqua Mist.

Wishing you sunshine and laughter,

Christine

Linking to:

Ink to Paper Great Cover Up June 2

Word Art Wednesday