Saturday, April 11, 2015

Touch of Nature

Good morning friends!

Spring is out there...I think. It has been hot/cold/snow/rain and that is all in the last week! I really want to see spring come and stay here for a while so I can get out there with all my little ones!

My card I'm sharing today is made with Stampin Up's "touch of nature" set. One of my favorites for sure! I actually was inspired to make this card by the scraps on my table. I had just made the mini album I shared and had lots of black scraps everywhere. Now if you know me by now, black just isn't my thing all the time. I seem to have a lot of trouble coming up with the perfect layout when I use black.

I used a dots embossing folder and inked the embossed area with black. I then just colored the bird and added the ribbon. Once I got all the measurements to where I was happy, I looked back and was proud of what I came up with. It may not be the hardest card in the world but I used my scraps on the table and that makes me very happy!

Enjoy your day friends and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share real quickly an album I made for a trip to Cape Cod later this year. Instead of adding a trillion pics I just shared a few of the pages and the outside view. It took a bit of time to put together but once I got going it seemed to have a great flow to it. Finished there are six pages all with pull outs and pockets.

All the papers were either from the 12x12 stack or the 8x8 stack of Graphic 45 "by the sea" collection. The ribbon was from my stash and the Charm I put together from a few sea embellishments I had all attached to a Tim Holtz ring. 

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

God's Handwriting

Good evening blogging friends!
I saw this sign while walking through the mall and the inspiration fairy hit me! I loved the colors of the background and knew I would love making something similar to it. I was thrilled when I started digging through my collection of stamps to realize I had the perfect stamp to fit my inspiration.

I used Stampin Up's "God's Beauty" for the stamp and just some markers on watercolor paper for the background. I finished the card off with a tag punch to match the tag on the sign. I love the way the colors all came together. 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find your inspiration when you least expect it!