Wednesday, March 22, 2023

So Excited! …Throwdown!

I am playing along at the Color Throwdown Challenge  this week…but this time, I am THRILLED to say as a new member of the team! I cannot even put into words how excited I am! As you know, the Color Throwdown is my favorite weekly challenge, so I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. Thank you to all of the team members for their warm welcome ❤️!

I got to play with a really fun and unique set of colors chosen by Susie for this week…blue, brown, and rust! 

I knew I wanted to make a spring card, but what images to choose with these warm colors? Well, nothing is warmer (or snugglier) for spring than a bunny! So, out came a favorite set of mine… The Greetery’s “Bunny Hop Wreath!”

I actually made that background with The Greetery’s “Square Dance Stencils” quite a while ago! It was perfect with the stenciled bunnies, flowers and a sentiment from the “Springtime” stamp set, and those glorious “BotaniCuts: Pussy Willows” that are so much fun to make …and fuzz-ify with white Fun Flock!

I can’t wait to see what everyone makes this week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

I See…Sunny Strawberries!

 A very fun (and necessary) challenge at the As You See It Challenge Blog called “Spring Cleaning”…use up your scrap stashes!

I made a crazy (crooked!) quilt for my background using favorite snippets of patterned paper…some were REALLY old! I cut them with a small pinked edge square die, then pieced them together…

Also in my stash? A gabillion die cut pieces housed in little dishes all around my craft space! From The Greetery, I found some pieces that I had colored, but set aside last year…including “BotaniCuts: Strawberries,” “BotaniCuts: Forget-Me-Nots,” and a “Piped Sentiments: Sweet” die cut. Added a few new flowers and berries to the collection, and made a card that won’t end up in the trash! 😂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Spring Florals Throwdown

Today I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer at the Color Throwdown Challenge! This week’s colors are gloriously spring and pastel…pale blue, yellow, and lime!

I used beautiful floral products from The Greetery for my card…

The “Seed Catalog Background” is a favorite starter for me! I added some “BotaniCuts: Bluebells” and “BotaniCuts: Wildflower Mix” blossoms around my circular window. I heat embossed a sweet thank you sentiment from “Opposites Attract” in silver for a finishing touch.

The Color Throwdown Challenge is my favorite, and always pushes me to use and mix colors/products in new ways. I hope you can play along this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Monday, March 6, 2023

Paisley Throwdown

I love the inspiration photo at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week…

(Not sure what is happening to the photo but you can see the lovely colors of coral, yellow, blue, and navy!)

I searched through my well-loved Stampin’ Up “vintage” wood-mounted backgrounds for some paisley of my own!

I paired it with The Greetery’s “Lovely Blossoms” and “Jumbo Curiosity: Butterfly “ die and stencil. With some sneaky masking, I paired a stamped sentiment from “Lovely Blossoms” with a die cut sentiment from “Lovely Silhouettes.” Loving these bright, happy colors  at this drab time of year! 😊

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

I Saw…Pink Hollyhocks!

 A fun new challenge find for me! I discovered the As You See It Challenge blog and was instantly inspired! Here is the recipe for the newest challenge…

Distressed paper, blossoms, shades of pink, an embossing folder, and pearls!

I used The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts: Hollyhocks” for my card…

I made my background with The Greetery’s “Print Shop: Calico.” I stamped and stenciled in pinks, then added the Stampin Up “Tasteful Textile” embossing folder over the top (also some white ink)! I used a distressed edger tool, too. Added 3 teeny pearls and recipe complete!

What a fun challenge, can’t wait to play along again soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! 💕

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Inspired by Lemons

A fun inspiration photo at the Inspired By Card Challenge! This week’s theme is lemons!

I loved the alternating yellow and white boxes with the crisp black lettering…and the pink lemon! I used products from different companies to create my card…

From The Greetery: “Dried Citrus Slices,” “Big Branches: Ruscus,” and “Big Branches: Baby’s Breath (which I cut from black cardstock and then added white gel pen blossoms!). From The Stamp Market: “Citrus Vine,” the “Ready to Bloom Card Cover,” and a sentiment from “A Simple Hello.” The retired background is the “Broad Stripe Background” from Cornish Heritage Farms.” Such a wonderful photo!

Thanks for stopping by! 🍋

Friday, February 24, 2023

Birthday Bouquet with Bow Throwdown

Time for some bright and bold colors this week at the Color Throwdown …pink, aqua, pale yellow, and navy!

I made a big birthday bouquet…

Used The Greetery’s “Print Shop: Floral Frame,” “Print Shop: Fresh Florals,” and “All Kinds of Happy” stamps and dies. The navy is denim patterned paper. I’ve had that paper bow in my “leftover pieces” dish for…years 😂🤦‍♀️! Today seemed like a perfectly happy day to use it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!