I have this blog as a place to share my creative self -- be it card making, music playing, scrapbooking, altered art, home decor, or whatever direction my art takes me. My dogs are always a part of my home life, so they have to be a part of my blog, too.
It's the 23rd of the month, and that means I'm up for some inspiration over on the Scribbles Designs blog. Every 23rd, it's my turn to leave a bit of inspiration. Since Easter isn't too far away, I decided to make an Easter card for my inspiration. Here it is!
Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations. I computer generated the sentiment. The bunny die cut is from Impression Obsession, and can be found in the Dies R Us Store. I used dies and supplies from Close To My Heart to make the shaker.
It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Today, we start a color challenge. They are always a bit intimidating for me. I love a sketch challenge -- I find they are a great stepping stone for my creativity. A color challenge, though, stifles me. I spend way too much time wondering if I'm staying within the guidelines, and not enough time enjoying the creative process. So, perhaps color challenges are good for me? I recently needed a sympathy card, so I decided today's theme would work well for making the card. Using Rose Circle from the Mini Rose Set and the March Color Challenge (see below), I created this:
I colored the Rose Circle with Copic markers, then use a couple of circle dies to cut it out and back it. Here's the color challenge mood board I used:
I probably spent as long looking for the right papers as I did coloring up the Rose Circle. I found this flower paper in my stash. I've had it forever, and I don't know where I got it. I think it's part of a card kit from Spellbinders (both patterned papers). The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas. The gold shimmer trim is from Close To My Heart. I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our color challenge at Catch the Bug. I bet you are way better at these than I am! I'd love to see your creations so I can better learn the process!
I'd love to enter this in the following challenges: AUD Sentiments -- Any sentiment but 'Happy Birthday' Jo's Scrap Shack -- #274 QKR Stampede -- ATG Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring Flowers
I often play at The Outlawz, and the site is 8 years old. They are having a big party. There's a blog hop with prizes, a challenge, with prizes, and prizes, and prizes. One of the prizes being awarded to everyone that participates is a digital paper pack from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It just so happens that I have the paper already, so I created a card with it. Lucky me! Another of the sponsors of The Outlawz 8th birthday celebration is Bugaboo Stamps. I used one of their adorable images to make a card for the party. Since I'm on the Bugaboo design team, I'm going to use this card as part of the Oldie but Goodie Thursday event on the Catch the Bug blog today.
Hello, and happy Tuesday! I had a chance to color up the Eggs image from Sandra Van Blaricum that was the freebie this month (thank you so much, Sandra!) at the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge. And, I found time to make it into a card. I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge to create it. Here's the card:
I used all the colors of the rainbow in those eggs -- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. I did this intentionally so I could enter it in The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (rainbows), and I added a piece of rainbow paper for good measure!
It's the 3rd Monday of the month, and that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The optional theme in March is 'Friendship'. That's an easy one! One of our sponsors this month (and every month this year) is Scribbles Designs. I used several Scribbles Designs digital stamps and an SDD paper to create this friendship themed card:
Happy St. Patrick's Day! My husband is Irish. I realized yesterday, that even though I make cards every week, sometimes every day, I did not have a St. Patrick's Day card made for him. So, I whipped this up quick: