Friday, June 23, 2017

"Peace Be With YOU"

Welcome to Friday, my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.

I'm ready for the weekend and I'm so excited.  Why?  "Sunshine" is spending the weekend with us starting today.  Expecting her any minute now.
I ask DH what did he have planned for her...I guess it is a secret because he wouldn't tell me...or, he doesn't know himself (lol).  We've known for about two weeks now that she was coming so it is not a surprise...I'm ready for... as my daughter calls it... "a handful".  What are grandmothers to do?  Have fun with their granddaughter, that's what they do.

It's Friday and you also know what that means...using items from my stash.  I saved some Sizzix "garden greens"die cuts  this week that were distressed using TH distress inks.  I found some frames from my die cuts bag and a sentiment from my bag of sentiments.  The only extra I used today were cardstock to layer and the NUVO drops.  I applied the drops and waited  to give them a little drying time before posting.   So easy and very simple card to put together.  Another card for my "Soldier Box of Cards".
 

As always, you will see this again at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.
Challenge #288-#289 - Anything Goes

Thanks for viewing.  Thanks for the comments.
Go forth and have a fun-filled weekend.  If you don't have grandchildren to play with....have fun with  someone.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Two To Share"

Hello friends, followers, viewers and visitors.
What a gorgeous day we are having. 
It's a great time to get those steps in and move closer to being healthier.  Take a walk today and enjoy the fresh air.

Just before going out for a walk, I want to share two cards with you today.  I had a fantastic time using the distress inks and making a shaker card.

 

My first card:
  • Start with a piece of Ranger water color paper.  I used various colors of distress inks to color the paper.  I mixed black distress ink with water and spattered it over the card.
  • Die cut (Sizzix garden greens) using another sheet of Ranger water color paper that has been colored with distress inks.
  • Arrange a cluster of Recollections Boho paper flowers together and use the water colored greenery for fillers along with Martha Stewart gold leaves.
  • Take a finished sentiment from BO Bunny  "noteworthy"  pack and adhere to the focal image
  • entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
 

My second card:
  • paper and cardstock:DCWV the Mariposa Matstack, grey Recollections, Neenah white, mint green Bazzill  and Recollections Bright and Basic
  • stamp: Stampin' Up beautiful you and Hampton Art "believe" clear stamp
  • embossing folder: Sizzix Texture fades "lace"
  • ink: black archival ink
  • embellishment: Hand Made Modern sequins, pop up butterfly and square shape shaker
  • sketch: Splitcoaststampers #650
From left to right:
Sizzix garden greens
Boho paper flowers (Michaels)
Bo Bunny noteworthy

From left to right
DCWV the Mariposa Matstack
Recollections Bright and Basic
Sizzix texture fades "lace" embossing folder
Hampton Art "believe" clear stamps
Stampin' Up beautiful you stamp set

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Your presence is always welcome as well as your comment.

Please come back again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Do You Have A Favorite Quote?"

Hello on this official 1st day of summer; hump day (middle of the week); Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Yes, it became official today to say that it is finally summer.  If you're like me your outside temperature and your body should have announced to you several weeks ago that it was summer.  It has been hot, hot, hot.

How many of you love quotes for different occasions?  I have friends who will post something to me everyday using quotes or a biblical scripture.  Often times I will use them if that is where my inspiration comes from in the morning.  I often smile and say, "God is speaking to me through someone else and I should listen", especially if it happens more than once during the same morning on the same day.

Here is a quote that came loud and clear: "I May Not Be There Yet, But I'm Closer Than I Was Yesterday".Author: unknown
Okay, this speaks in so many different ways.  What if you're going through a sickness and each day you're getting better and better...not as strong as you want to be, but not as sick as you were?   You're in an exercise program to get rid of some extra weight...the pounds are falling but not as fast as you would like for them to leave...hence, you're closer to the desired weight than you were on January 1.
Taking a road trip that requires many hours of travel...you are a lot closer to your destination than sitting in your driveway waiting to leave.
 

 Entry will be made of this card at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com for
Challenge #288-#289 - Anything Goes

I started with a piece of Recollections tan cardstock.
Using the TH Stampers Anonymous "THMM102"  stencil, distress inks (pumice stone and hickory smoke), I created the background for my focal layer.
With blue vellum and Recollections "mason jars" stamps, I stamped with black archival ink onto the vellum and fussy cut them out to use on the card.
Water colored paper that had been colored with distress inks was used for the die cuts (Sizzix garden greens).  The die cuts were placed behind the mason jars but not too far down.
Brown hemp cord was tied around the jars.  Glue dots were used to help adhere them in place.
Sentiment was copied from Google image and cut out to place on tag.
White NUVO crystal drops were used on the end of one die cut flower.
Items used from left to right:
Sizzix garden greens die
Recollections mason jars stamp set
Distress ink: pumice stone and hickory smoke
Tim Holtz stencil and stamp set

What's your favorite quote?  Are you able to make a card or LO using it?

Thanks for your time today.  I hope something written or the card made will inspire you in some way today.  Thanks everyone for the lovely comments you've made.  I enjoy your continued support.

Sending a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Paper Layers 2 And Some Extra"

Hello followers, visitors, friends and viewers.
It's Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
What's your interest today? 
I just inquired of my DH to see what was on his agenda.  For someone who loves the outside. He will be cutting grass once the sun dries the rain water from last night.  For me, I'm going to play in my craft space until I get tired.
I'm still layering paper from paper pads today.  I'm also using a product that was in a package I won a few weeks ago...NUVO crystal glaze.    Since the directions says to apply and let dry for 24 hours...I applied the glaze to the butterflies yesterday and finished the card this morning.
The glaze gives the same effect as glossy accent with a little dimensions.  I think I'm going to like using it on other projects.  It also inspired me to order some other NUVO products to try.  Stay tuned next month to find out what they are.
I used:
  • cardstock/paper: Neenah white cardstock; Recollections "Bright and Basic" paper pad; Ki "Vintage Charm " paper pad"; Recollections black cardstock
  • die cut: Cricut "Ornamental Iron 2" cartridge and Cricut Expression machine: Spellbinders circle die
  • sentiment: Pinterest
  • embellishment: NUVO "duck egg blue" crystal drops and NUVO crystal glaze; black archival ink to ink around the edge of the circle with the sentiment
 

 This sentiment fits me today.  When you watch the news and see/hear all the foolishness going on in this world and you know personally you can't do anything about it, you pray and  be all of these things: patient, gentle, humble and loving.  Throwing something at the TV will only break it and you will have to spend money to get another one.  Cursing at the TV doesn't help...those people can't hear you and why would you want the deviousness to get into your spirit .

Items used listed from left to right:
Ki "Vintage Charm" paper pad
Recollections "Bright and Basic" paper pad
Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge
NUVO duck egg blue crystal drops
NUVO crystal glaze

I hope something said or done will inspire you today.  Your support and continued viewing are appreciated very much.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Monday, June 19, 2017

"Paper Layers"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this Monday, June 19, 2017.

We survived the Father's Day weekend.  It was lovely and very enjoyable. Today is another beautiful day in the neighborhood.  So far, all is going well without any complications.  We'll see how the remainder of the day will be.

My DH felt really blessed with the love he received from his children, grandchild, church friends and me for Father's Day.   As a matter of fact, I believe all fathers felt blessed on yesterday.

Today, I'm doing a very CAS card for my post.  I'm only using paper for the "main" event.  I saw this paper in Michael's about two months ago.  I purchased it and put it aside.  Actually, I forgot about it until I was moving some things around and came across it in my paper file.  The two pieces are: Recollections Succulents and Recollections Blue Wood Planks scrapbook paper.
I added a piece of lace for embellishment and stamp the sentiment using Penny Black's heartfelt thanks stamp.

I hope you enjoy the view today.   The sentiment I used today is for everyone because it is true: You Are Beautiful Inside and Out.

 

This is another entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Challenge #286-287 - Anything Goes

From left to right:
Recollections succulent scrapbook paper
Recollections blue wood plank scrapbook paper
Penny Black heartfelt thanks stamp set


Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, June 16, 2017

"What's In My Stash...Friday"

Hello visitors, viewers, followers and friends. 
It's Friday, June 16, 2017. 
We made it to this day and will be looking forward to the weekend.
Some of our weekends will extend beyond Sunday.  We will not know what to do with ourselves since there is no workday for Monday.  Go ahead, sleep late, but I know that is not possible until your body get adjusted to not having to jump up at a certain time.  Enjoy your time, you deserve it!

If you're here for the first time, my busiest day is on Friday doing some important things.  When I craft, it has to be quick and fast.  What I had started doing...pulling items out of my stash containers (cardstock, die cut-outs, sentiments, etc.) to make a card.  It's my way of challenging myself.

Today's card:
  1. I started with my die-cuts bag to see what image I wanted to use...I pulled out a tea kettle and cup that I had cut out using the Flower Market CTMH cartridge and Cricut Expression (I had to think where it came from).
  2. Searching through my regular cardstock, I found a piece of water color paper that had been distressed and also used for another die-cut.  It was almost enough to use for the focal base on my card.  I had to think how to make it longer.  I kept looking for another piece of cardstock to make it 4.25 x 5.50.    While pulling out cardstock, a little piece that matched the distressed cardstock fell on the floor.  It was the appropriate size and color.
  3. I needed a sentiment that would fit the cup and kettle so I pulled out my "coffee" stamp set by Fiskars called "Latte Love".  I didn't see any sentiment from this set that I wanted to use.  However, the steam from the coffee cup gave me an idea.. why not use something from the bible for a sentiment.  I had not completed this task during the week.
  4. I used my computer and printer to make the sentiment "May the LORD pour out His Blessings on you today!"  This didn't exactly come out the stash so let's say this is new. Also, I wanted to highlight the kettle a little more, so, I added NUVO white crystal drops.

I will enter this over at http://www.WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com.  If you visit that site, you may see some other inspiration.

Have a blessed weekend my  friends.  Thanks for viewing and come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Happy Birthday Wishes"

Good Thursday, June 15, 2017... to my friends, followers, viewers and visitors.
Schools in my area are closing today.  Graduation ceremonies will be held.  Congrats again to all the 2017 graduates....college and high school.
Congrats to all my fellow peers in the teaching field, elementary and community college.   I know today you can start to relax, reorganize, recoup, etc., until August.   I am hoping you will also enjoy your summer break. 
Someone, somewhere is celebrating a birthday today.  I have no one at the present time on my list.  The card I made will go in my  donation box for the soldiers for  someone else to enjoy.  It was just a pleasure to make it.
These are your enabler's supplies:
  • Cardstock: Paper and More Bronze metallic cardstock; DCWV the Mariposa matstack; Nicole Nostalgic Feelings paper pad and Recollections craft cardstock
  • Embossing Folder: Darice "henna" embossing folder
  • Stamp: Stamp in Up Avant-Garden stamp set
  • Ink : black Archival ink and NUVO copper penny crystal drops
  • Use the sketch SC649 from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/



 I could not photograph a great image of this card using my iPad.  I tried different placement of the card and light sources but none of these pictures really show the beauty of this card using the bronze metallic cardstock and the sparkle on the butterflies.  However, I hope you enjoy the views of this card.

From left to right:
Nicole "Nostalgic Feelings" paper pad; DCWV "the Mariposa Matstack paper pad; Darice "henna" embossing folder and Stampin Up Avant-Garden stamp set

Here are some other things from National Day Calendar you can celebrate today if it is not your birthday:  June 15, 2017 – NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY – NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY – NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY – NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

We are almost there...the weekend. 
Come back tomorrow and see what I can make with "stuff from my stash". 
Thanks for all the comments and the visits.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Are You Sparkling"

Great news my friends, followers, visitors and viewers....
it is Wednesday (hump day), June 14, 2017.
We're in the middle of the week.  If you are a high school senior, you have either graduated or your day will be Thursday or Friday of this week.  If you are near Emporia, Virginia, you can have a good time at the annual "Pork Festival".   Today is also Flag Day.  I know most of us don't do anything special on this day but I'm just reminding you of what's on the calendar. 

Our focus is on getting through this week especially if you are a teacher and you are ready for the little ones to leave.  "Sunshine" (grand) finished yesterday and is headed to camp until school opens in August.   It is summer weather and most of us will be visiting the beaches and having picnics every weekend until the weather change.  Be careful and enjoy!

Here is the question for today:
Are you sparkling now or wherever you go? 
Do you leave a little shine behind?  Does sparkling make you feel as though you have something to offer this world.
I know that we are not the "life of the party" at all times but who wants to be around a "dull" person that will not smile or "let their hair down" for a minute. 
It's true that we all have different personalities.    It doesn’t matter what sort of personality you have, you can leave your own stamp on people. It’s what you do with your life and how you can enhance people’s lives that matter:

Here is the card that reflects today's post:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

 I started with a piece of music sheet cardstock taken from my paper stash.  I stamped one of the "runway" women using Tim Holt's Stamp set on it and colored her dress red.  Then, I cut a piece of cardstock from the Ki "Berry Blast paper pad.  From the center of this piece, I folded the edge back to show the other side of the paper and to give the card some contrast.  The dragonfly was cut using Tonic Studio's dragonfly brooch die and two pieces of cardstock (light beige and dark brown).  The dragonflies were adhered together and placed at the center of the folded piece of cardstock.  Faux pearls from Jolee's Boutique were placed on top of the dragonfly.
Using the Rectangle die and black Recollections cardstock, I cut out a frame and place it around the top portion of the image.  The final step was using a sentiment taken from Vicki Boutin's watercolor stickers.
Once the focal image was complete, I layered it on top of another piece of black Recollections cardstock before placing it onto the Neenah white card base.

Once again, thank you for your time and your viewing.  I hope something said or done will enlighten your day.  Most of all, I hope you can see or feel the "sparkle" I left behind.
Please come again, you're always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Can You Spot The Mistakes"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this glorious Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
What's on your agenda for today? 
Let's skip the cleaning and go to the mall to get in our daily steps as well as do a little shopping for the "man" or "men" in our lives.  Wouldn't that be fun?  Just you and me. 
Maybe another day...I'll keep you informed.

DO  YOU  POST  YOUR  MISTAKES?
There are times when we "think" we've done the best we can while crafting.  It could be re-purposing an item, making a wall d├ęcor, painting an old table, or just making a greeting card.  Just when you've finished (or so you think), you see the mistake(s)  but don't want to throw the item away.  If it is paper, you may say..."I have nothing to lose, it's just paper". 
Wait!  You've spent some time coloring, stamping and coordinating paper for your layers. You've even photographed the so called "finished" results and then that's when you see the mistakes.  You begin to wonder if you post it, will the advanced crafters notice your mistakes also?

Today, I'm going to post these two cards (mistakes and all) for you to see.  I'm not sitting around moping.  I'm having my good laugh and moving forward.  I want you to notice the specific sentiment I placed on both cards...this is how I'm feeling and I wanted to express it even with the noticeable mistakes.
  • I did the first card using Sakura Koi water colors and a stamp from Penny Black "petal power".  Everything looked okay until I photographed the card.  It's amazing how my iPad shows every little  imperfection. 
  • The second card:  This time I used versa mark ink, white embossing powder, distress inks and colored markers for this card.  Two stamp sets were used: Heidi Swapp and Molly & Rex.  Once again, mistakes started happening.  I continued because by now, I've decided to post about the mistakes instead of trashing both cards.
1st Card
It will still be entered at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

2nd Card
 While I still had Molly & Rex stamp set on my desk, I used the sentiment "Good Things Are Going To Happen".  This is my belief.  You have to go through something bad to enjoy the good.  We're not promised exceptional days where everything is perfect...mistakes happen for a reason.


Stamp Set used
Heidi Swapp
Molly & Rex
Penny Black
Do you make mistakes? 
Do you admit it when you've made a mistake? 
Have you learned anything from your mistakes? 
Bad things are going to happen but  good things are also on the horizon.

Thanks for viewing and before I forget, could you (the experts) find the mistakes in both of these cards?
Leave me your comments, you may have seen more than I did.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, June 12, 2017

"A Masculine Card...Father's Day Or Birthday"

Good Monday, June 12, 2017 to you.
I'm glad you're back for another day of viewing.  Many of us are working on those last minute Father's Day cards for Sunday, June 18, 2017.   I had finish so today I made a card with a "male" in mind.  This card can be used for Father's Day or for a male's birthday. 
We love the men and it can be challenging sometimes to create a card for them.  Still, we try to do our best.
The stamp I used comes from Penny Black "T for Transparent heartfelt clear set and the paper for decoupage came from Hunkydory "The Second Little Book of Decoupage".

 From the Little Book of Decoupage, I took out three pages of the same image.  I used two of the pages to cut out individual parts of the picture for the decoupage.  If you cannot tell, take a closer look at the book with the seashells, the boat on the table, the red & black boat at the top as well as the lighthouse and the red wheel on the bottom right. (I'm sorry my photography doesn't do the card justice).

I tried to take a photo from the side view so you could see the layers.  It is still a little hard to tell but it was done.

These are just the two most important items used other than the designer paper that came from Recollections Bright and Basic paper pad.  On the far left is the stamp set from Penny Black and on the right is the book from Hunkydory.

I've given this card the sentiment, "enjoy your day".  As stated, it can be used for Father's Day or for a birthday.  I stopped short of adding something in the inside because I will not be using this at the moment.  When the occasion comes (for male birthday), I'll fix up the inside with a personal message.  Otherwise, I'll include some pretty paper and put in in my box for the soldiers.

Friday, June 9, 2017

"What's In My Stash, Friday"

Happy, happy Friday to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It is going to be a great day!   The last work day for the week. The beginning of a beautiful weekend!  Beach weather today and this weekend (I will not be there...something else on my agenda). 

Today is "stash" day.  The first card was easy.  I had previously cut out all the pieces when I knew "Sunshine" was coming.  However, that weekend she wanted to spend more time with her grandfather.  I told my daughter that I specifically bought the Spellbinders emoji's die for "Sunshine".  She informed me to keep it because she was not going to get started in buying crafting supplies.  She spends so much on her lessons in gymnastics and swimming...die cutting machines would not be on the list anytime soon (lol).
So, today I took out all the pieces and put them together.  "Sunshine" will be finishing up her third grade on Tuesday.  I'll get this card in the mail today for her to enjoy.
The second card is really the challenge and it was really a challenge.  It seems that I couldn't get my paper and supplies to match.  I put something together anyway, using items in my stash.
 Everything was ready for "Sunshine" to put together including the cardstock.  The white embossed piece came from using Sizzix "Riveted Metal Set" embossing folder. I wanted her to make a Father's Day card for her father while she was visiting.  The sentiment was changed to one for her this morning.  Tuesday, she will be jumping for joy...last day of school until the last week in August.

Entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
 This card ....well, it was a challenge because I really had to find pieces that would work together and to help get rid of some items out of that "stash" box.  I picked the red, black, white color combination  and tried to stay within that family.  Those cut out flowers were giving me a "what did you  used them for" attitude.  I truly hope you like them.  Anyway, this is one of the cards that will go in the box for the soldiers.  I hope someone will appreciate it.
For the 1st card...Spellbinders emoji's die and Sizzix Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Set embossing folders.

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Come again and you are welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Nothing Fancy Except The Spellbinders Die"

Happy Thursday, June 8, 2017....friends, followers, visitors and viewers.

I'm "thinking of you" today in celebration of  NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY .
You are my best friends when it comes to crafting and blogging.  I may not know you personally but I have met some really nice people from all over the world as we interact together.  We've shared projects.  We've shared family issues.  We've shared a love of God and being a Christian.  You are my best friends!
I agree with a statement from the National Day Calendar, "The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence."  You fit into this statement very well.

Here is the card for today.  It is nothing fancy except the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die that I used along with paper from the Recollections Mix Media pad.  For embellishment, I added a crochet flower  topped  with a Recollections flower and then added a drop of berry red NUVO crystal drop in the center.  Very quick and simple.  The hardest part was cutting out the die cut and removing all the little small pieces.
an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Supplies Used...listed from left to right
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle dies
Recollections Mix Media paper pad
Recollections flowers
NUVO berry red crystal drops

Thanks for viewing.  Come again and I hope this card met your expectation.
You are always welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"LIFE Itself Is..."

Happy Wednesday, June 7, 2017 friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
I'm looking forward to another great day.  There are some tasks to accomplish and then I can get back to having a little fun crafting.
I've played a little with water colors this morning.  I tried simulating a beautiful spring day. Yesterday, we had such a nice day outside and just in case it will be raining for the remainder of this week...I wanted to capture a picturesque of how I was feeling on Tuesday.

Supplies used:
  • die cut using Cricut Expression and Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge
  • Ranger water color paper
  • Sakura Koi water colors
  • Hampton Art Journey stamp by Kimberly Sabel
  • NUVO silver lining crystal drops

 
entry:
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-284-285-anything-goes.html

This is just two views of the same card.  The card can be used for any occasion depending on what the inside verse will be.  Since Father's Day is on June 18th, what if the inside read:

"One of the greatest blessings God can give us is a father whose faith passes on the heritage of the
past, provides blessings in the present, and guides us with wisdom for the future. 
Especially today, you're thought of with love by the family you lead with thanks to the God you faithfully serve."

Happy Father's Day

Supplies Used from left to right:
Ranger watercolor paper
Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge
Sakura Koi water colors
Hampton Art "Journey" stamp
NUVO silver lining crystal drops

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  I hope the view was a pleasant one for you and you were happy with the results.  You are always welcome to leave a comment and to visit again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Saying Goodbye To MojoMonday"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's the second work day for this week.  I'm off to a good start with great weather and just about everything on my agenda caught up.  I can always clean out paper and other stuff from my cabinets after I do some laps around the driveway...I have to get those steps in and today is a good day to enjoy the sunshine.
Yesterday, when I read the blog post for MojoMonday, it was a moment of sadness.  I've been following the sketch challenges for a long time and to read that this one, #500, is the last one was a little bitter sweet.
I want you to read it for yourself:  Mojo Monday 500 Contest and Farewell
When you have small children, you want to be with them as much as possible, so I understand Julee's position on this matter. 
I did two cards .  One for WordArtWednesday and the other for Mojo.

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
#284-285



This is  the first card I did.  I put my own personal touch to it by using a piece of the cardstock to add the sentiment.  It is not a square piece as you can see in the sketch.  I used a sheet of cardstock from  Bo Bunny Aryia's Garden Collection Pack .  The sentiment came from StampinUp's Beautiful You stamp . 
entry for http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com

Here is the card I will enter in the sketch challenge for  Mojo Monday 500 Contest and Farewell.
I've used cardstock from DCWV the All Dressed Up matstack; Molly & Rex stamp; and NUVO berry red drops.

Cardstock: BOBUNNY Aryia's Garden
DCWV the All Dressed Up matstack



Stamps: StampinUp Beautiful You and Molly & Rex stamp
Embellishment: NUVO golden sunset and red berry crystal drops


If you have never played along with the sketches from MojoMonday, you have two weeks to show Julee and the crew some love.
I will continue to follow her on the other blogs,  http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/and http://shopverve.com/.

Thanks for viewing with me today. 
Your presence and comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Monday, June 5, 2017

"Shine Bright"

Good Morning to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Happy Monday, June 5, 2017
I know all the high school children who are potential 2017 graduates are excited.  They only have a few more days before they enter a world beyond those high school doors.  Congrats to all who have graduated college and soon to graduate high school. 
I would like to see all of them "shine bright" in their endeavors.  If you've been a little dull..."polish up".  It is not too late.
The card I've made today has the title "Shine Bright".  Yes, I may have written a few words to the graduates but take a look at yourself.  Some of us have a tendency to think that we are not as good as someone else.  Have you checked your gift and what it is that you are "best" at?  The same message applies to you..."polish up" on that little area that needs a shine.  When we grow slack, then it is time to start shining bright again.  Your slogan should be..."I'm going to make myself shine bright again".  Go forth and accomplish this task.

Materials used for this card:
  • Ranger watercolor paper
  • Sakura Koi water colors
  • Spellbinders Shoreline dies



Thanks for spending a little time with me today.
I always enjoy your comments.  You are welcome here at anytime.  Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, June 2, 2017

"What's In My Stash...Friday"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Friday, June 2, 2017. 
Yay!!!!! for Friday.  Weekend, here I come.  I'm ready for some relaxing time. 
Our little small town will be having a little parade in the morning.  I'm looking forward to seeing what will be in this parade.  I always love seeing the horses and how their owners dress them up.  All the other stuff is okay but the horses are my favorite (I'm really going to become a "cowgirl" one day...lol).

It's Friday and you know (if you've been following me) I pull from my stash and make a card.  It's my own private challenge.  I've invited you to join but I don't see many of you doing it.  Maybe you throw away all the extra stuff and your stash doesn't have anything in it.  I'm working on doing the same.  Day by day I'm working on all those little bits of paper and die cuts that have been torn due to being moved around a lot.  (To my daughter... I'm really getting to that point).

I can remember the supplies I used.  They were easily identifiable.
  • Spellbinders feathers die
  • My Favorite Things ocean waves die (used it this morning on the polka dot piece of cardstock)
  • Recollections Color Splash "Day Dreamer"  Stamp and Stencil



 

Here are two views of the same card.
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
challenge #284-285

These are some of the items used in bringing this card together:
Spellbinders feathers die
My Favorite Things ocean wave die
Recollections Color Splash Dream Big stamp and stencil set

Thanks for viewing with me today.
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Have a wonderful, pleasant weekend my friends and enjoy yourself.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois