Sunday, June 19, 2016

Enjoy every day

Isn't he just the cutest little bird?  I love his facial expression...doesn't look all that happy, but maybe the message will speak to him lol.

I used the stamp set Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz and stamped him on watercolor cardstock using TH black distress ink.  Then I messed around with the TH distress crayons and a watercolor brush and absolutely love the effect I was able to achieve.  I spritzed on a bit of Heidi Swapp color shine spritz and dabbed off the excess.  A little bit of background stamping and sentiment were then added.  To finish off my project and add a bit of bling, I used my clear Wink of Stella pen on the letters and Cosmos Spectrum Noir pen on the birdie.  Voila!

Today I am reminded that we need to enjoy each day we are given because frankly we don't know what tomorrow will hold.  Enjoy today...and every day.  Thanks for reading and commenting on my posts.  Have a very blessed Sunday friends!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Hello and happy Monday!  I decided to get creative today and made this cute little card.  I'm lovin' how it turned out.  I used my Copic markers to do some coloring and shading, fussy cut the birds and clouds, and adhered the shapes with pop up dots.  My friend Jenny and I took a class at the Scrapbook Expo on light source and knowing how to color in your image based on the location of your light source i.e. overhead, to the left or to the right.  Of course, its all objective, in the eye of the creator.  The finishing touches are pastel colored sequins and Wink of Stella accenting the clouds with sparkles.  Let me know what you think...

Have a wonderful day and hope it's sunny and warm where you are :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Talk About a Blast From the Past

Throwback to our dating days when we first met in Virginia.  So funny to see how young we looked before we had kids and went through the aging process lol.  This is a page I completed at the Scrapbook Expo this past weekend...had the page started about 6 months ago, so thought I'd choose some pics to complete the page and found these oldies but goodies.  Love the gold accents that are smokin' hot right now in the scrapbooking industry!

So happy to report that the sun has finally returned to these here parts so I feel like I'm alive again.  Thank you Lord for the warmth and brightness!

Have a wonderfully blessed day friends!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hi crafty friends and family!

Hey there!  It's literally been years since I've blogged.  I was recently inspired by a close friend of mine who started a blog and set out to see if I could remember the name of mine LOL.  I did it!  I found my blog and decided to share some of my life again with ya'll.  I hope to inspire creativity in your life!  I was again reminded this weekend, while at the Scrapbook Expo, of the importance of taking time out regularly for myself by expressing myself through papercrafting and other creative outlets.  I will try to regularly update and share.  Thanks for taking time out of your day to peek into mine!  Have a wonderful week!
Me being creative - love it!