Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Simplicity Sister Time!

Hello my friends.  I am here today to share a sneak peek of a card I created as a Penny Black Simplicity Sister! on the Simplicity at it's Best blog : ) Please see my whole card HERE : )

Have a wonderful day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Penny Black has gone wild!

Hello friends : )  Yep! you heard it here first.... or something like that : )  Penny Black has gone wild with the most adorable images evah!! Check it out!!

Grey is for Elephants : ) I wanted the only pop of color to be the flowers in the "vase" so I let my card stock color and my elephant be just a soft grey. Really soft and pretty but kind of ok for a "guy card" too I think. : )

An easy peasy and super fun shaker card for my turtle loving great nephew!!

The next two cards were my favorites to create I think.  I really got hooked on two Radiant Neon ink pads and stenciled these backgrounds to highlight these images that I L.O.V.E!!

The Wonky Squares die reminded me of giraffe spots! so I created a stencil by cutting the die from vellum paper and walla!!

I am being featured today on the Penny Black blog.  I really hope you will pop over and have a look. My cards are all the same as what I have posted here today but if you go you will get to see Milla's cards! one of my "sisters" from the Simplicity Sisters blog.  Milla is not only sweet she is a talented card maker! You won't want to miss her cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!  : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Be Happy #30-583
Go Wild #30-585
Dotlets Stencil #25-007
Wonky Squares #51-424
Happy Hugs #30-524
Love and Cuddles #30-556
Love and Cuddles Cut Out #51-542

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tiny Critters with Penny Black

Monday has never felt so good!! I have the privileged being featured on Penny Black's blog today where we will be bringing you a dose of sweet and simple cards to show off some of the new products in Penny Black's newest release, Full Bloom.

It kind of looks as if he is waiting and watching for a VIP to return huh?!

Supplies I used for this card:
#30-553 It's Your Day
#51-537 It's Your Day Cut Out
#30-555 Family Sentiment

Supplies used for this card:
#30-553 It's Your Day
#51-537 It's Your Day Cut Out
Background sponged with dye ink
Critter colored with Copic markers

Supplies used for this card:
#30-553 It's Your Day
#51-537 It's Your Day Cut Out
#51-509 Stitched Sentiment die
#51-440 Elegant Stitching
#25-007 Dotlets Stencil Colored with pink dye ink
Birthday mouse colored with Copic markers

Supplies used for this card:
#30-553 It's Your Day
#51-537 It's Your Day Cut Out
Miss Mouse colored with Copic markers

Told you that you were going to wanna throw out your mouse traps!!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have taken the time to visit the Penny Black blog this month where you will be inspired and tempted to shop! LOL The fun continues here on my blog on Thursday with some  Wild and Whimsy cards I've created. I hope you'll join me : )  Until then have a great day!!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cards for Boys with Penny Black

Hello friends! Thank you for stopping by today : ) my buttons are sort of busting because I am again being featured on Penny Black's blog to help promote their newest release... Full Bloom!!

I am well blessed with lots of little boys in my life!! and am excited to share a few cards I made for some of them. : )

My first two cards use the same products - but as you can see I took some liberty with the second card and transformed the image into something an older boy might appreciate even more!

I simply masked off the bottom of the bear's feet, made a little snip to remove the top part of the cut out and drew in the top of the soccer ball.  It really was easy!

The supplies I used for these cards:
#30-554 ...A Star
#51-543 ... A Star Cut Out
#51-541 Number 1 Cut Out
Colored with Copic markers

This set is so sweet! It comes with eight different names you could add to the trophy.

Supplies I used for this card:
 #25-007 Dotlets Stencil colored with tan dye ink
#30-537 Number 1
#51-541 Number 1 Cut Out
Colored with Copic markers

LOVE! these pups!!!!

Supplies I used for this card:
#30-566 Friendship
#51-540 Friendship Cut Out
#51-490 Which Way to Love (banners)
3.75" and 3.25" Circle dies
Colored with Copic markers

I just love seeing products from the Penny Black new releases begin to show up on cards all over Blogland.  I am continually impressed with how each of us interprets the products differently!  The new Full Bloom release has been such fun to play with!! There is tons of inspiration on the Penny Black blog every day! I hope you will visit them often.

I hope to see you again here on Monday because I will be sharing some Penny Black tiny critters that will make you want to throw out your mouse traps!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, May 6, 2019

So Much Sweetness with Penny Black

Today I have the honor of being featured on the Penny Black blog with these sweet cards I created using Penny's newest release:  Full Bloom.

Even though there is not a complimentary die with this sweet envelope filled with flowers it was very easy to fussy cut out. I added some gold thread that I stitched on to the card face.  Sweet and easy as pie!

The supplies I used for this card:
#30-570 Bunches for You  
#30-555 Family Sentiment. 
I created a hand made stencil using a 3.75" circle cut from vellum - inked with yellow (not green) dye ink.
I colored the flowers with Copic markers.

I fell in love with this darling set!! I created this card for a long time friend whose DIL is about to deliver her first granddaughter.  I wanted to give this the softest and pinkest look I could so I created clouds using pink dye ink!! The sentiment is not only darling it is so true!! LOL

The supplies I used for this card:
#30-556 Love & Cuddles
#51-542 Love & Cuddles Cut Out
#30-555 Family Sentiment
#51-486 Stitched XOXO die
I colored the elephants with Copic markers

I loved the pink clouds so much in the previous card that I decided to do the same with this card for my adopted Mom.

The supplies I used for this card:
#30-556 Love & Cuddles
#51-542 Love & Cuddles Cut Out

Colored with Copic markers

I think there are so many many things you can do with this great set!! I used it in two different ways to give a glimpse at the versatility.  I can picture either of these cards being perfect for a surprise party or even an announcement of a new baby!

The supplies I used for this card:
#30-568 A Secret
#51-442 Window Treatments Colored with pink dye ink
Image colored with Copic markers

The supplies I used for this card:
#30-568 A Secret
Image colored with Prisma Pencils and shaded with Gamsol
Popped up panel sponged with dye ink

I hope you will check out all the incredible inspiration on the Penny Black blog this whole month as designers from all over blogland share cards they have made using this fantastic new release!! As a matter of a fact please come visit me on Thursday because I will again feature cards from this new release... this time...  "Cards for Boys"!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Inspired: God

Happy Saturday friends.

Today I am sharing another card in a series of cards I created for my sister and my niece.

God is our refuge and strength and a very present help in times of trouble.  Thank you Lord!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: God mini stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: God die
Frames #51-410 by Penny Black

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Inspired: Lord

Hi everyone : )

My latest in my Inspired series : )

Life has been a little busy for me recently but good and I am happy in my heart! I hope you can say the same!! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: Lord mini stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: Lord die by Papertrey Ink
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin Up
Trims #30-068 by Penny Black

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Simplicity Sister time!!

Happy hump day : )  What is on your crafty table today? If you need some inspiration try visiting my fellow Simplicity Sisters on the Simplicity at it's Best blog! for some Clean and Simple inspiration! : )

I have a fresh card to show off some beautiful Penny Black products.

This card has a lime green card base with two panels on top.  The first panel is stamped with the Floral Medley #30-616 stamp and colored with Prisma Pencils shaded with Gamsol. The second panel is attached to the card front with foam tape.  As you can see I cut the lower section using the pretty Curved Stitch die #51-435.  I added the love die cut from Love & Miss You #51-494 from black card stock and glued it directly to the card face.  : )

Enjoy your day!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jesus - The hope of the World!

Happy Easter!!

Another card I created in my series from the "Inspired" stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink - but this one I created for YOU! : ) I hope you have a happy Easter celebration and that Jesus is the hope in your life.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: Jesus mini stamp set
Inspired: Jesus die

Friday, April 19, 2019

It is a Fun Friday! new release from Penny Black

Hello friends and thank you for stopping in to get a look at my newest Fun Friday post! featuring a brand new Penny Black image just released TODAY!!

Their newest release, "Full Bloom", is available in the Penny Black on-line store  right now!! so grab your pocket books girls this is a good one!! : )

I went a little wild when I saw this new image LOL I really love this art style.  I created my two cards for two different occasions using the same image for Darnell's Twofer Challenge where the prompt is Zoo Animals : )

I masked off the top and sponged some ink on the bottom of this card for a nice place to sit my chic leopard.  I colored the flowers with Copic Markers and the cat with colored pencils blended with Gamsol.

I started this card by embossing a frame on the card base. Then I created an ombre background for the big cat on a separate panel and attached it to the card base using foam tape.

Two fun cards that were simple to create!

I hope you will join Darnell's Twofer Challenge with your Zoo Animals and I know you'll want to visit the Penny Black blog to see what Jill Foster has prepared to inspire us all!!

Have a wonderful day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black
Card #1
Full Bloom #30-581
It's Your Day #30-553

Card #2
Elegant Stitching #51-440
Full Bloom #30-581
Lovely Birthday #30-557

Monday, April 15, 2019

Giving Winter the Boot!

Hello friends! I am giving Winter the Boot!! with the latest card I created just for Penny Black's  Simplicity at it's best blog!!  

I hope you will swing by the Simplicity blog by to see my whole card.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!! ☺

BIG (((HUGS)))