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!

Altenew January Inspiration Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you have dropped by! Today I am playing along with a challenge that is so juicy and fresh it reminds me of all out summer! Take a look at Altenew’s  January inspiration goto and ideas over on the Altenew blog right here: https://altenewblog.com/2019/01/02/january-2019-inspiration-challenge/

I LOVE all of that amazing color in one big burst! It feels so lush and tropical!

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Live your life in color!

Altenew October Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

I have recently begun playing along with a new to me monthly inspiration challenge from Altenew! I love their inspiration and ideas, and I also love seeing beautiful creations from the artists who play along with this challenge every month! I can always find something beautiful! If you’d like to play along with Altenew, you can find all the details on the Altenew Inspiration Challenge page right here: http://altenewblog.com/2018/10/02/october-2018-inspiration-challenge/

This month, the inspiration photo features a beautiful color combination of yellow, orange, and brown, and it looks so bright and fresh too, like a walk in an Autumn garden. In fact, it reminded me of a popular Tennyson quote:

” If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.”

I used a few of my favorite Altenew dies to create this pretty Thinking of You card. I used shades of rich yellows and oranges to feel like the early days of Autumn, walking in my garden.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

Fusion Challenge: Sweet Citrus

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with a brand new challenge over at Fusion, Sweet Citrus! Even though my card doesn’t actually have any citrus on it, I was very inspired by the big juicy citrus slices in the inspiration photo. There’s still a little time left to play along over at The Fusion blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/fusion-citrus.html

I loved the colors and the shape of the inspiration photo, including those juicy green leaves! I added pretty little flowers against a crisp, white background.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone!

It is such a beautiful morning today that I thought it would be a great time to share this  fancy floral card I created for this month’s Altenew Inspiration challenge! You can get all the details and link up your September inspiration card over at the Altenew blog right here: http://altenewblog.com/2018/09/02/september-2018-inspiration-challenge-video/

I love this photo, and the beautiful way the flowers seem to cascade off the page. I used a few of my favorite Altenew layered die sets to create this pretty combination. I hope you like it too

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Live your life in color!

Happy Birthday Summer!

 

Hello Everybody!

I just heard about this new (to me) monthly challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) and I had to play along! First of all, The Cat’s Pajamas?! That is totally for me! Secondly, the theme for August is Birthday, and not only is it MY birthday, but it’s also Hubbie’s birthday, and about a dozen other friends and family! I have been making birthday cards all month long! This color combination is one of my favorites, and feels so fresh and summery! You can get all the details and link up your Birthday card over at The Cat’s Pajamas right here: https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/archives/22159

I love having a late summer August birthday! That makes me an early Virgo with a touch of Leo, which gives me FIERCE organizational skills! What special superpowers does your astrological sign give you?

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Live your life in color!

Rustic Flowers with Fusion

 

Hi Everybody!

Today I am playing along with a new challenge from Fusion, Rustic Flowers! You can get all the details and link up your Rustic Flowers creation over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-rustic-flowers.html

This is such a pretty photo to draw inspiration from that I decided to just use the elements from the photo. I started with a rustic old fence that takes a back seat to the pretty collection of wildflowers in the front. I just got my crafty hands on a beautiful die set from Altenew, 3D Rose Flurries, and I have been busy! Today, these pastel flowers are blooming along an old country fence.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Fusion Challenge: Outdoor Room

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I created for this week’s Fusion Challenge, Outdoor Room. You can get all the details and link up your Outdoor Room creation over on the Fusion Challenge Blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/fusion-outdoor-room.html

I love the IDEA of an outdoor room, but much of my tribe doesn’t even have a backyard! It looks like a fun idea, hauling out all your pillows and blankets and furniture, setting up lighted candles, hanging lanterns and twinkling lights, bringing all the food out of the house, watching out for gators or coyotes, applying bug spray with DEET, cleaning it all up , washing all the blankets and pillow cases . . . well, it sounds like a fun idea, right?

Even though I’m kidding, this pretty picture sure creates an inviting scene. So I tried to create a teeny bit of fusion with the round shape of the grill, and capturing some of the colors in the pillow pile. I love this new plaid grid die set from Altenew, which reminds me of a plaid blanket!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Altenew August Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with the Altenew August Challenge! I love working with Altenew’s beautiful stamps and dies to build these lovely flowers and leaves. When I saw the August Inspiration Photo, I knew I had to play around with this color palette and these images from Beautiful Day. You can get all the details and link up your own August inspiration at the Altenew blog right here: http://altenewblog.com/2017/08/01/august-2017-inspiration-challenge/

I was inspired by these pretty teals and golds, and the Altenew stamps make it easy!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!