Cheery Eggs with Fusion

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you could join us today with the latest from Fusion Card Challenge, Cheery Eggs! I was so inspired by these bold, bright, colorful eggs, I just had to add them to this card! Sadly, I have been SO sick with the worst cold ever, that it took me almost a week to make this! I’d cut an egg, then rest for a while, cut an egg and make some tea, cut an egg and then just zone out with Netflix for a while. The REAL cheer for me is actually finishing this simple card in time to make the close! You can get all the details and link up your cheery eggs over at The Fusion Blog right here: https://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/fusion-cheery-eggs.html

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Inspired By . . . Topsy Turvy Easter Eggs

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It feels great to be back here in in Blogland after DAYS of feeling under the weather! I picked up a terrible cold that I just can’t shake! But our sweet little bunny atop this topsy turvy speckled egg tower is ready to play in the latest challenge from Inspired By! You can get all the details and link up your Speckled Egg creation right here: https://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/inspired-by-speckled-eggs.html

I love these beautiful blue speckled eggs in the inspiration photo! I decided to make my own with Oxide Inks and a few drops of watercolor paint. It’s a topsy turvy Easter rolling your way!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Blooming Garden Challenge with Poppystamps!

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I am SO glad you stopped by today to join me for the April Challenge from Poppystamps! The theme is Blooming Garden, and this little kitty, like my own kitties at home, LOVES to help me in the garden! You can see the entire card over at the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2019/04/psc55-blooming-garden.html

All you have to do is create a card or project that shows us your own Blooming Garden, using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp. One random winner will be selected to win some brand new bling from Poppystamps! We can’t wait to see what you will create! Link up your project over at the Poppystamps blog.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I’m headed off to the Poppystamps blog to see more great inspiration and ideas from our design team! See you in the garden!

Scattered Seashells with The Card Concept #111

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I am so glad you could join us today for another amazing challenge from The Card Concept! This week, our inspiration is Scattered Seashells, and you are going to LOVE all the amazing ideas our design team has put together for you! You can learn about all of our styles, see more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Scattered Seashells project over at The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This is one of my favorite inspiration photos this season! I love the pale color of the shells, mixed in with the starfish and beach sand.  For my mixed media card, I started with a blended oxide ink background splashed with water. I stamped the shells, starfish, and mermaid tail with gold ink, then embossed them with pearl gold Wow! Embossing Glitter. I just love that beautiful sparkle when the the light hits it just right. Then I painted all my stamped images with water color paint, and glued them to my card along with a few tiny pearls and a few REAL sea shells I picked up off the beach near my house. It’s a shell-a-bration!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Shamrock Blessings with The card Concept #110

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping by as we kick off another challenge at The Card Concept! This week, our theme is Shamrock Blessings, and our team has put together their finest shades of green! You can link up your own Shamrock inspired card over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

There is a lot of inspiration in this pretty wooden shamrock wall piece. I went outside the box a little bit, and created a paper mosaic style card using a die cut that makes a unique repeating pattern when you put them side by side, almost like a big quilt. These pretty circles and diamonds have always reminded me of Celtic patterns and shapes. It’s a different way to bring out the green!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

You Are Loved with Altenew

Hello Crafty Friends!

The time is down to the wire for this month’s Inspiration Challenge over at Altenew! I LOVE this photo of the vivid bloom against the dark grey, and tried to capture a little of that in my card! You can get all the details and play along over at Altenew right here: https://altenewblog.com/2019/02/02/february-2019-inspiration-challenge/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Pineapple Party with The Card Concept #109

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am SO glad you could join us today as we celebrate our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Pineapple Party! When I saw this proud little pineapple inspiration photo, I knew it was time to bring out one of my newest dies! I love the adorable image of the pineapple, and wanted to make it the star! I created a super sweet easy breezy layered stamped CAS card featuring this fun sentiment and the pineapple! It’s so cute!

Now it’s your turn! You can get all the details and link your pineapple party creation, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

 

Thank you so much for going us today!

Live your life in color!