Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Best Day Ever!

Welcome back to our blog hop this week.  We had some interesting colors to work with, and I must admit, I had a little bit of a hard time trying to figure out what to do with them.  To me, they remind me of Fall, however, I didn't want to create something with a Fall theme, so I went on the hunt via Pinterest and somewhat CASED one from  She used the latest Sale-a-Bration paper, but since we have specific colors to use, I adapted them to the card.

Here are the photograph and color pallet we used for our inspiration this week.  See what you think, and what you would have come up with.  I'd love to see.  You certainly have plenty of ideas to inspire you - Carol's blog, right before you arrived here, and Joni's blog, immediately after.  Don't forget to check them out ....

I used basic pearls for the centers of the flowers, and on the bottom of the card.  The dsp is in wisteria wonder, and I fussy cut the flowers to put on the card.  I also used sahara sand for the large dots on the background, and pumpkin pie ribbon for an added touch.

Thanks for stopping by, and wait until you see what we have in store for you next week.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Golden Love

This is a card I created a while back and I just loved it so much because of the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and the gold "love".  While simple, it has a nice pop to it.  I kept it for myself - just because.

I hope you can see the dazzling diamonds heart .. it was hard to capture in the light that I had.

Until tomorrow ...

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Valentine for Ashley

My son is now in a relationship with a wonderful young woman he met while in California last year.  They knew there was something special about each other, and today, I'm proud to say they are a couple.  The long distance must be difficult, I'm sure, but that may soon change, so we'll wait and see.

Anyway, I was making some Valentine cards for a long-distance swap I am in, and when my son saw it, he wanted the card for Ashley.  I promised I wouldn't post it until he gave it to her, so now I can post it with ease.  I also made a small bag that I saw over at Pootles' blog, and he wanted to give that to Ashley as well with a little present inside.  So here is what she got ... (among other things)

Needless to say, she loved the card and bag.  I'm so happy for them.  Sweet, young love!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Be My Valentine

I was really enjoying creating Valentine cards this year.  I loved everything about the stamp sets and designs.  I wanted to keep on creating them, but of course, you have to stop somewhere.

Anyway, here's one I love ... I think it turned out just perfect.  I actually made a few of these for our team swap this past January.  Oh la la.

I wanted to use some washi tape, so I did, as you can see, just for a little bit of interest.  Love the way it came out ..

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Valentine for Tom

This card is really pretty, but the actual credit goes to one of my favorite artists of all, Butternut Sage.  I created this card after seeing her gorgeous card she made for her hubby.  This doesn't compare, but then again, I didn't want to copy her card exactly since that was for her special love.

Hope you like mine just as much.

Great use of the heart framelits, don't you think?

btw, he loved the card!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' Over at The Paper Plunge

I'm back and so happy about that.  I've been away from blogging for quite some time, so it sure does feel great to do what I love again.

This week's challenge #23 over at The Paper Plunge is Rollin', Rollin', Rollin', Keep them Brayering.  Well, I must say, I'm not very good at brayer, but I always take the time and try my best to see how it will turn out.  Since Winter is still among us, I though I would keep with that theme (yes, even though I'm totally thinking Spring!!) and make a winter-scene card.  I love the "Sheltering Tree" stamp set - new in the Occasions Catty, so I thought I would use that and build a scene around it.  Although there's not a whole lot of stamping on my card, I love the way it turned out just the same.  I sure do hope you do too.

Here's mine for The Plunge ...

I used a little glitter on the snow, and there's light snow falling from the sky.  I wanted to make it subtle, and lo and behold, it is.

Hope you enjoy it, and please, pop on over to The Paper Plunge this week and check out all the beautiful works of brayer art.  You might just want to try your hand at it too.

Good Luck!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Groovy Love Valentine

You might be seeing some Valentine cards for the next few posts because I didn't get to post them due to all my computer issues.

This card is one I created for my library class.  It's actually my favorite one of the two, and everyone loved it.  Hope you do too.

How easy is that?  Two groovy hearts with a glimmering red heart in the middle, along with a wonderful sentiment of love.  I liked it because it wasn't a totally "red" card.  Just a little something different.