Easter Blessings with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you dropped by the blog today! I am happy to be sharing today’s card for the latest challenge from The Card Concept #132, Easter Blessings! I was inspired by a few different elements from the inspiration photo, like the soft greys. blues, and whites, and the birdcage, and the greenery. I included those elements in my Clean and Layered card.  You can find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Easter Blessings creation over at The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I hope you will find beautiful inspiration in this sweet photo with the vintage vibe!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Woodland Nursery at The Card Concept #131

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We have got the CUTEST inspiration photo to share with you this week for our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Woodland Nursery! You can see what the design team has created for you this week,  and link up your own Woodland Nursery project over at  The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was inspired by the soft browns and greys of the background, the tiny blue bird, and of course, an adorable woodland animal! I made sure to include them all in my Clean and Layered card!

I started with a fun background paper that had fun, puffy trees on it, and a little peek-a-boo squirrel! Then I added a few colorful tree die cuts, and this adorable squirrel I found in a bargain bin at local craft store closing its doors. I love his grey color and that little nut! I thought he was perfect for this project.

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create! Make a card that features one of our six styles, or mix and match to come up with something new! Link it up over on The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

A Touch O Green with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thank you so much for popping in today and taking a look at our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Irish Coffee! Now, you may be wondering, just what exactly does this card have to do with Irish coffee? Take a look at our inspiration photo and see if you can find the clues, then head on over to The Card Concept for more great inspiration and ideas right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Did you find it? That little green pick-up truck is the cutest, so I had to add one to my Clean and Layered card!  I knew I wanted to fill the truck bed up with some greenery, and I was thinking some delicate little clover with tiny flowers or something pretty, when my brand new die arrived! It’s the new Monstera die set and I can’t stop playing with it, so in the back of the truck it went! My plant moving guys are celebrating with some Irish coffee after they unload this Monstera!

Now it’s your turn to come up with a fresh and green idea! You can select any of our styles to play along with, or mix and match styles and come up with something magically delicious!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Warm Winter Wishes with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thank you so much for joining us today for our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Warm Winter Wishes! Our design team has put together a wonderful collection of cards that will make you feel warm and cozy on a winter day! You can find more great inspiration and ideas and link up your Warm Winter Wishes card over on The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Our winter white snowman is sending good wishes your way! I was inspired by his color, his big orange nose, and the wonderful shades of the woodgrain, and included that in my mixed media card.

I made the background by dribbling drops of alcohol inks onto watercolor paper. I usually use YUPO paper for projects like this, but I was fresh out! So I tried it on watercolor paper and got these awesome blurry dots that remind me of bokeh. I added my white, fuzzy, die cut kitty with the orange yarn, and cut the “hugs” out of a scrap of YUPO paper I had in my stash. The shiny lift of the YUPO really makes it pop!

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Make a Warm Winter Wishes card in one of our style, or mix and match styles for something new! Link it up on The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Be Mine, Valentine! Love for The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s time for another amazing challenge from The Card Concept! I love love LOVE our inspiration photo this week, and our theme, Be Mine Valentine! The color palette is bright and bold, and there are so many teeny tiny details in our inspiration photo to find your inspiration! You can get all the details, see more beautiful ideas from our design team, and link up your Valentine ideas over on The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

For my Clean and Layered graphic card, I focused on that bright and bold color palette, limiting myself to just black, red, and white. I had this pretty background paper with the rows of hearts in subtle, soft colors, and focused on the big LOVE and the pretty garland on the fireplace. Even though there is no kitty inspiration photo, there is a tiny house, and what is a house without a kitty? At least in MY house anyway! this little kitty is ready to love someone special too.

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Valentine over on our Card Concept blog, using one of our styles,  or mixing and matching styles to create something new! We’d love to see what you’ll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Cozy Cabin with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping y today and taking a look at our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Cozy Cabin! This week’s inspiration photo had so many tiny details to find inspiration from! I love the little white moose, the soft grays and whites in the color palette, the wooden cabin, and that warm, yellow glow from the lantern lights. I found a way to include them all in my  Clean and Graphic card. You can show us your Cozy Cabin and play along with The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

How will you be inspired? I loved creating this cozy cabin. No matter how crisp and cold the wild winter can be, a warm, welcoming home is always waiting for us at the end of the journey.

Head on over to The Card Concept for more ideas and inspiration from our design team, and  cozy up with a hot beverage!  Then show us your Cozy Cabins! We have six different card making styles to choose from, all warm and wonderful on this crisp January morning!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

It’s Time to Celebrate with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you are dropping by today! Another great season at The Card Concept kicks off today, and we have got a gorgeous inspirational photo to share with you today for challenge #126, Time to Celebrate! Take a look! You can see how our design team was inspired, and enter your beautiful Time to Celebrate card over at The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This is an elegant, lush photo that feels classy and luxe to me! So I took a little visit to my local craft store and looked at some gorgeous papers, embossed in shades of black, gold, pearl, and coral. I found two gorgeous sheets, one with these adorable tiny bees, and the other, a beautiful gold and pearl marble. I brought them home, played around, and came up with this! What do you think?

I cut out this intricate honeycomb pattern out of the gold and pearl marble, then cut out the tiny, individual bees and inserted them in random honeycomb cells. Then I cut out the tiny balloons in pretty glitter paper and added the little fox. I think HE is the one who is going to celebrate!  All together, with its intricate and lush design, and the fancy papers, it’s time to celebrate my Classy and Elegant card!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create. Pick your favorite style or mix and match!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!