Monday, February 20, 2017

Riding a Quad

Hello again my scrappy friends!  Late night last night creating a LO and finished the final touches this morning!  I have lots of older photos printed so when I see a challenge, especially a sketch or ingredients challenges, I rummage through my photos for some inspiration!  The stars aligned for me and a page last night!

These photos are from July 4th, 2011.  My husband was traveling for 4 weeks to India for work.  Our kids were small, 7 and 9, and were definitely going to miss daddy.  School was out so I make plans to visit family and places,  arranged play dates and sleepovers, any daily outing I could think of all so that they would be so tired, they wouldn't have time to miss dad....nor would I miss my husband so much.  We were so very tired from all of our activities but I don't think it helped us missing him all that much...but we made some fantastic memories!
Independence Day is always a big holiday for me and I try to instill my sense of  patriotism in my children any chance I get.   Family is so important and spending time celebrating our country with them is priceless.  This year we went to my sisters who has a pool and pretty new quad.  Such a fantastic time we had!

I'm entering my layout into the following challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #331, Celebration of Love

Scrap Our Stash Challenge Scrap Our Stash - February Sketch and word CUPID - I used ingredients C clip - U uchida circle punch & uni ball pen - P polka dot pp - I ink - D die cuts

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fabulous day!!


Purple Valentine

Hello my scrappy friends!  Here in southern NJ we are experiencing some lovely warmer then usual weather!  Jeans and a sweatshirt, hearing birds all around, seeing the sun shine is just a perfect day for me!  Here is a quick post so I can enjoy the outdoors!

This card I made for my daughter for St. Valentine's Day.  I wanted more of a spring colored card but still had this black and red die cut heart.  I have to tell you that the card looks much better in person!  The green strip  and yellow/red flowers strip help bring out the colors in the purplely flowered patterned paper.  Because of the black heart, I thought some black ink edging on all papers was needed.  Now that I look at this  card, I really should have added some glitter stickles for a bit of shine!  Next time!!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

The Heart DesiresThe Hearts Desires Blog - Mid-Challenge 9 - inspiration challenge - I was inspired by the flowers and reds and yellows.

Hand Stamped Sentiments stamping challenge blog and paper craft challenge blog Hand Stamped Sentiments - #257 - I was inspired by the photos purple flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!!  Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Luke 1:37 inspired

Good Morning my scrappy friends!  Too many germs are being shared in this house recently...YUK!  According to Punxsutawney Phil, "The Prognosticator of Prognosticators", of Gobbler's Knob, PA, we will have another six weeks of winter!  Fine by me....hoping the cold temperatures will kill these sickie germs!

But onto a card I made for a co-worker who is going in for a little procedure in 2 weeks.  she is very nervous so I'm hoping, with this card, she knows there are people thinking of her and rooting for her, praying for good results.

I used my brand new water brush for water coloring!  First time I've used it.  I didn't use watercolor paper so a little warping happened but I'm really ok with it.  Fun new technique for me!  Can't wait to used it again!  
The papers are just scraps from my stash.  The stamps are from STAMPlorations set called Faith Expressions.

These are the challenges I'm entering:

STAMPlorations - Janurary Challenge: Theme and Sketch - I've used the sketch.

"Just Us Girls" Challenge
Just Us Girls - Photo Week #378 - The flower were the perfect inspiration for me!

Try Stampin' On Tuesday
Try Stampin'-or Not-on Tuesday - Sketch #306 - My card is inspired by this sketch w/o using a circle.

Connie Can Crop 
Connie Can Crop - Challenge #55 - Stamp Your Heart Out - My sentiment and graphic are stamped.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a wonderful day and don't forget to keep those winter jackets handy for six more weeks!