Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekly Scrapper re-post

Hello.  A few days ago, I received an email asking for permission to share my some of my work over on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  It is always an honor when someone enjoys your work and wants to share it, so I said yes. I would love it if you would stop by and take a look.  

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's Good to Pause

I have a card to share with you that I made for this month's Color Palette Challenge at MFT.  It is rather CAS because I had a harder time with these colors.  Maybe I just didn't have much mojo that day.  Do you ever have that problem?


Here is the Color Palette for this month at MFT.


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Poppy Birthday

Finally, a day full of sunshine!  Well, not actually.  The morning started off with a layer of freezing rain, then a round of thunder snow that dropped about four inches in a matter of two hours.  School was delayed two hours to start with and by the time I was ready to leave, I received another call stating that school was canceled.  By 9:30 am, the sun came out and started to melt all the evidence of the crazy morning away.  I was left with sunshine pouring into my craft room and my chair was calling my name.  It turned out to be a beautiful day!

With that being said, I have been inspired to use a lot more color in my designs as of late.  I found this beautiful inspiration photo on Pinterest that I was dying to use.  Also, THIS beautiful card from Cindy was the basis of my design. 

I am still shocked that the only white on this card is the flowers and sentiment strip!


Here is the photo that inspired me.  You can find the original blog post HERE.

Color Me: Hot Pink, Peony, and Granny Smith

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I don't normally post this close together, but I am running out of time.  I have made a few cards the last few days and didn't realize the sketch challenge is coming to a close in a matter of hours.  I used one of my stencils and some modeling paste to achieve this textured background.  I have been itching to use some of my pretty and horribly neglected flower die-namics.

Can you believe I haven't been stitching on most of my cards lately?  A year ago, it would have killed me not to stitch on my cards.


Here is the current MFTWSC sketch.

I am in love with the color combinations over on THIS blog.
color 5

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sending Sunshine

Who doesn't love a fabulous deal? This week, the stakes are getting higher in Flourishes' Gambler's Sale! As the items sell off, the discounts get a little bit higher! Are the items on your wish list still in the store? If so, you might want to act now before they are going, going, GONE for good! This week, all prices STOREWIDE are 50% off!

 Why is this sale a gamble? Well, ALL of the items now in the store will be sold off -- never to return again. So, if you see something you really want -- buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! Like we said, this week everything is 50% off with the code GAMBLERS50. Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 50% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices! Each Monday, between now and February 24th, we'll be adding another 10% off! Again,  USE THE CODE GAMBLERS50 TO GET 50% OFF! Before you go, you should know some of the Flourishes Design Team members cooked up a little fun using some of the stamp sets that are still available for the taking! Be sure to hop on over and see...
I used the sketch at The Deconstructed Sketch.
Deconstructed Sketch 138

Thanks for stopping by! The DT will be back Friday with some more fun -- just for you! And, be sure to check in Tuesday for the latest challenge from the Timeless Tuesday gals! Have a great week.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Homespun Birdhouse

Hello again!  I always look forward to my weekend workouts, but the last three Saturdays it has snowed and I was unable to get to the gym.  I decided to use my time crafting away instead.  I got on the computer and looked around at the various challenge blogs.  I found a sketch at Cardabilites that would work great with my MFT Homespun Birdhouse die-namics.

Can you believe this is only the third time I have used these dies?  Why?  I have no idea!  I really need to start looking through my dies to see what I have neglected to use.  I was inspired by the distressed look with a little bit of script peaking out, in the sketch photo. I stamped the script from Pretty Poppies on grapesicle cardstock.  I then used some gesso to give it a white washed effect.  I was going for a little more of a distressed look, so I took my Tim Holtz sander and went back and forth over the dried cardstock.  I like how it took off a layer of gesso in some areas.

Even the little birdie got some script stamping on him.  I wish I had added a black pearl to his eye so it would stand out better.  He looks like an eyeless bird.  Ha!


Here is the sketch at Cardabilities.

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