Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge

Today FOF Challenge is to water color
I love to water color but it seemed to be a challenge this week.
 I just could not seem to stir the old mojo. I water colored different backgrounds 
plus several different images and could not get anything I liked, so this is as good as
 it gets this week lol~~ Some weeks are a bit over the top!
 The image is from the Year of Flowers #3
. On the other hand my teammates made some beautiful
 cards, so check them out!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Today the Challenge is Say It With Words. Words being the focus....
 Our Sponsor is Winnie & Walter and they gave us stamp sets of our choice.
 I am using the Kindness Set. I just love it because of the fun whimsical trees and yet such 
thought provoking sentiments, a perfect balance!!
 So I wanted to have a little fun with this one.I cut out papers and with each image in mind 
I swished on the water colors. After drying I stamped each one.
I stamped parts of the sentiments and then cut them up and added with some
 doodling and faux stitching around the edges. I matted each on a cardstock to enhance 
the card. I tried to achieve a sort of whimsical 
scene for each one of these little note cards.

I live in the desert Southwest and although we dont have much green we have the most fantastic
 colors in our sunrise and sunsets as you can see from my blog header.
Sometimes the skies are soft pastels and sometimes Boldly colored!
I chose a pastel colored sky to go with the cactus.

The fun part about these is there is no perfection expected. The sun was round but just kept 
bleeding till it became lopsided, and that was the fun of just swishing on  colors!

This is my favorite tree, it looks like a sucker.
. You know the giant ones with the colors the swirl round and round! Standing there large and stately reminding us of  the importance of  kindness 
and its Big effects that are like throwing a pebble in the pond!

This crooked little tree stands alone showing off its beauty and giving shade in the wide open spaces..
You just never know where kindness will show up do you!!

So pop on over to our  TUESDAY THROWDOWN CHALLENGE and join us!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pip Challenge # 1707

Today our PIP Challenge is Anything Goes and our Sponsor is MHK Designs! 
 They have lots of wonderful digital images you will want to check out!
 I cut my image out with a Spellbinder die added the sentiment and mounted it all on the navy.
 I have a hard time photographing navy blue, it always looks black. It is navy and is nice contrast to the peach but you cant tell it in this card.
My Team mates have some beauties too. Stop over and join us!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friends of Flourishes # 7

Happy Saturday Friends!!
Welcome to our Friends of Flourish Challenge.
 It is my turn to post and I'm choosing the theme,  Flowers!
 Flowers are one of those things Im passionate about! I love love them so it always makes me happy to color up a few! I have used the Sunflower Image from the Flowers of the Year Set 3.
As you can see I have chosen to use the image as a daisy. I have added a Vellum strip at the bottom along with a ribbon and sentiment. Some scattered pearls and Voila!
 My super talented Teammates  have some Beautiful inspiration for you, be sure to stop by their blogs and leave a comment.We hope to inspire you
to pull out your flowers and join us this week!
. You will want to stop by the Store to see all the wonderful Stamp sets and supplies for all your needs. I'm sure you will find a few you just cant live with out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Welcome to Friiends of Flourishes #6

It is Vickie's turn to host today and She has chosen Thinking of you for our FOF Challenge
 One of my favorite because I use them for all occasions! 
I used the pretty Begonia  image from the Year of Flowers 3. My machine
 isn't working so just had to attach the dp onto the base
 The two die cuts using paper from the the 
Flourish Colors Made Easy  Tiger Lily Collection.These 
Great collections with coordinating papers in each pack
.  My Teammates did some AMAZING creations this week!
 Stop over check them out and join our fun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Team B

Good Morning Friends! Tuesday Throwdown is being sponsored by
 The Paper Shelter today. They provided us with sweet images to go with
 our Challenge Love Notes. After coloring my image I added some clear to
 the boots to give them some shine and paper pieced the umbrella.
. Pretty simple card, some embossing,
 matting, a ribbon and puffy heart for embellies. 
Come on over and join in the fun  this week~

Monday, January 30, 2017

PIP #1705

Today is the fifth monday so we have a theme and its to CELEBRATE
. Our Sponsor is Sami Stamps. I am using the sweet image   to celebrate a new birth.
 For a friends first great grandchild . I cut the image out and  hung it with the ribbon.
 A little embossed border and rick rack for embellie.
 Check out our PIP Challenge,
 we would be delighted if you join us this week!       

My teammies:
Terri, Vickie, Pam

Saturday, January 21, 2017


That is the theme that Toni has Chosen  CAS for todays Challenge at Friend of Flourishes.
 I always struggle with this one, a challenge indeed lol.
So I splashed on some watercolor and used the images from the  My Cup Runs Over Set.
I added a raised line on top and side.
 So we want to see your CAS cards, so be sure to join us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge sponsor today is Bugaboo Stamps  
and I have used the Daisy Girl Image. The challenge is use your favorite medium.
 Mine is water color which I used on the background and the image.
 Although yellow is not in my fav list I seem to be
 using it a lot lately lol!  Splashed on a little water colors for the background then embossed.
 The yellow borders were cut with Spellbinder Dies.
 The fun image was mounted on the burlap along with the raffia and button. 
Bugaboo has some very fun images so be sure to check them out ! 
Stop by and join us this week!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP #1703

Our PIP CHALLENGE is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps  
and I have used their BugKidzDaisy image. Fun isnt it! Stop over and see their
 GREAT selection of images! After coloring this cutie I mounted it inside the 
card and cut out the peep hole for it.
 A few borders and sentiment and it ready to send.

Stop By and check out my talented teamies Awesome creations!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

#4 Friend of Flourishes

Shirley has chosen a great Challenge  for today It  is Love Makes the World Go Round!
 Come join us at Friend of Flourishes today! Love instead of hate...we sure  need more 
of that dont we!! So for my card I have used the Sentiment instead of an image.. No coloring
 how easy is that. I love polka dots and this isnt really a Valentine traditional  color but I like it.
 Just some layers, distressing and a few little flowers to dress it up a bit.My brown flowers
 dont show up but they really are pretty in person. I tried more light for them to show up
 but then everything else washed out so this is the best I could get. Voila there you go,
 so be sure to check out this image and the others released for those sweet moments! 

 My teammates have some beautiful inspiraton for you so stop by
and check them out!!

  Vickie Yeakley -