Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blog Hop....DAY Two*****

 Today The Friends of Flourishes i Blog Hop is featuring the Set Small Words  and
The Endearing Rose Sets

The Small Words set has a variety of sentiments for all occasions.
 I swooshed on three colors let them run and puddle a bit for the background. 
I used a cog and wheel die cut then matted two of the sentiments to add two the card. 
This is a quick and easy way to make a card with out having
 to do any coloring! Give it a whirl....

The Endearing Rose Set has several image and I chose the bird one. After coloring and cutting it out I mounted in on the embossed over with some foam dots.
A lacy border and sentiment completes it. A great set for a quick card!

So again to day visit all of our blogs to see the great inspiration!!

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is "Things With Wings"
. That covers quite a large range of things to us!
Our Sponsor is Your Next Stamp, check out their store!
I used a Cherry Lynn die for my butterfly. An old piece of dp that seemed to pair with
 the Kraft paper. perfectly. Simple and quick. Hope you will join us this week!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog Hop....DAY ONE~~~

Friends of Flourish is having a Blog Hop today featuring the My Funny Valentine Set.and the Florentine Frame Set.

 My Funny Valentine has an image as well as several sentiments
but I just chose to use a couple of the sentiments
 on my bookmark. After cutting out the base with a color from the Azure Collection
 I added a piece of scrap dp and a little faux stitching. A couple layers of
  Spellbinder hearts from the Azure and Candy Pink Collection then white to add the sentiment.
  The second sentiment was cut out with another Spellbinder die.
 A button, sequins and ribbons make for a simple tag!
Check out all the stamps and Paper Collections at the Flourishes LC Store!

  The Florentine Frame Set is Such a pretty and Versatile Set you need to see all the
 ways my teamies used it. I actually made two different cards. One using embossing powders 
to make a faux metal background. Trying for a more masculine look I cut the frame
 in half and put it back together to make it smaller.

Using the same Florentine Frame set I did the second card to be more feminine.Embossing
and distressing plus adding some handmade flowers and leaves.

Be sure to stop by my teammates to see their Beautiful Creations

Pammies Inky Pinkies # 1709

Happy Monday!! Today our PIP Challenge is Anything Goes!! 
Our Sponsor is Di's Digis. Check out their great selection! My card is pretty easy.
 I dont know if this cut has a name but its easy to cut the front diagonally and just 
add decorative papers or embossed papers. An image, a sprinkle of sequins and a
 bow and it ready to send! We would love to have you join us this week!

Today I have Two Posts. The Friends of Flourish Blog Hop and Pammies Inky Pinkies

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!