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)))

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Inspired: Grace

Hello friends : )  Is it sunny at your house today? We are expecting a high of 75* so we are going to get out on our bikes and enjoy the beautiful sunshine!!

Here is another card in a series of cards I created for my niece and my sister.

I used to get mixed up between Grace and Mercy but then my sweet husband told me that a good way to remember is this:

Mercy is not getting what we do deserve and Grace is getting what we do not deserve.  ☺

Isn't God incredible!?!  I hope you have an amazing day : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: Grace mini stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: Grace die by PTI

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Penny Black Bunnies are multiplying!

Penny Black Bunnies are multiplying in Blogland these days!!

Hello friends.  If spring has not sprung in your part of the world... don't despair because ready or not here it comes! : )

I was blessed to receive the "Mischievous Bunnies die from Penny Black and bunnies have been popping up on cards all over my studio! I'll show you....
Mischievous Bunnies #51-516, Radiant #30-481, Smiling #30-546

Mischievous Bunnies #51-516, Swirly Stitches #51-502, Radiant Cut Out #51-523

Mischievous Bunnies #51-516, Swirly Stitches #51-502, Stitched Flowers #30-418
After I created my first thank you card I got to thinking the word "bunch" would be a funny touch.

Mischievous Bunnies #51-516, Snippets #30-283

My last card will go to a special couple who is adding to their own litter!

If you are looking for further inspiration please visit the Simplicity at it's best blog as well as the Penny Black Primary Blog!! where I am being featured today!! : ) 

I hope you have enjoy my Hare raising post... oh bad! sorry : ) Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, April 8, 2019

Inspired: Praise

I can always find reasons to Praise the Lord!  

This is the third card in my personal "Inspired" mini series.

It is a little difficult to see in this picture but I started by masking a rectangle in the center of my top panel and stenciling some polka dots in turquoise ink.  Next I removed the mask and stamped my floral image over the polka dots in the same turquoise ink.  The rest came together easy peasy!!

I hope that you are finding the joy of the Lord in whatever things you face today.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Dotlets #25-007 Stencil by Penny Black
Butterfly Garden Cling by Serendipity Stamps
Inspired: Mini Praise stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: Praise die

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Seize the Birthday time!

Hello friends : )   I have not played with my friends at Seize The Birthday challenge blog in a long time! I have opted out of "the toppings" this round and am entering my card in the "anything goes" theme : )

No matter what theme - your birthday card is - it is always welcome at Seize The Birthday! I hope you'll join me in the gallery.

BIG (((HUGS)))

I'm bad! I failed to record the name of the company I bought the hippo from. If anyone knows I will update this post to include the link.
Linked Garland Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Inspired: Hope

Has it really been seven weeks since I posted my first "Inspired" card in my personal mini series?  You can see my first card HERE if you missed it.  I have been absent from Blogland for too long.  I'm going to give this a go again and hope "life" stops happening long enough for me to do some visiting!

I would like to enter my card in the Addicted to CAS challenge: Ombre

I won't wait as long to post my next "inspired" card and I hope you get.... inspired! by them giggles!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: Hope Mini stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: Hope Die