Thursday, May 27, 2021

Serene orchids

I found this image I had from Jeremiah Ketner "Orchids" and I just love the image. I have a distress oxide background that I made a while back so I don't even remember the colors that are involved. I love the deep in thought, serene look which is where I feel that I have been as I have been trying to go through my belongings and pack up my house as I am getting ready to move. When I get to the craft area I think I will have a much different look...….

Cardstock: Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Jeremiah Ketner - Orchids
Ribbon: Offray
Gems: Paper Studio

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 207
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 497  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite coloring medium and why? (Copics, love the blending of the alcohol markers and the variety of colors)
Creatalicious Challenge - Ch. 211 Anything Goes with optional for any woman
Dies R Us - Ch. 169 Anything Goes (Spellbinder)
Let's Craft and Create - Ch. 170 Anything Goes with no patterned paper

Allsorts - Wk 625 12th birthday Anything with Happy Bright and Sunny Colors  

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Sometimes don't you just want to SCREAM

 I think that we all have days when we want to scream and can understand when someone does. Especially during these crazy Covid pandemic times. I think that everyone has their own personal issues and then we just add the layers of dealing with others, politics, finances, health, personal believes, faith and we just get blasted with social media and it's overwhelming. As a nurse that gets to review inpatient hospital stays I can honestly say that people are having more mental health admissions, suicide attempts, alcohol and drug related admissions, accidents and then just not going to the doctor so more late diagnosis of cancers, heart disease and many conditions.
 That's why I make my cards to de-stress. Please remember to find time for "you" and take care of yourself. Hugs.

Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe - Strawberry Jam
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Mo Manning - Wanna Scream
Ink: Distress - Fired Brick
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Tim Holtz distress tool

Mo's Digital Pencil - Ch. 303 Anything Goes with Mo's image
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 606
Penny's Paper Crafty- Ch. 596
Word Art Wednesday- Ch. 491 - 492 Anything Goes
Allsorts- Wk 624 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite coloring medium and why? Copics, I enjoy the blending that the alcohol markers provide and I find them relaxing to use.
Aud Sentiments- Ch. Ch. 275 For the girls with a sentiment

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hello Friend

This morning I saw the new Sketch Saturday and I was inspired to use the scraps of paper that I had on my desk to make a card.

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment: American Crafts
Die: My Favorite Things; Crafter's Companion
Punch: EK Success
Flowers: Recollection
Bling: Paper Studio

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 659
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 489 - 490 Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 315 All things Feminine
Incy Wincy - Mother's Day and/or Flowers
Dream Valley - Ch. 247 Embellish It

Buttons and Bows

To all my friends that celebrate here in the US - Happy Mother's Day! Whether you have children, furry family members or a pet rock it doesn't matter. And especially during these Covid pandemic times when we can't always be with our loved ones it makes it so much harder. Hugs to all.
I found an image that I had in my stash and finally got it put together from Paper Shelter My Style and the sentiment is from Create with TLC. It reminds me of one of my daughter's dance costumes.

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Buttons and Bows
Ink: Distress - Old Paper
Lace: Hobby Lobby
Border: Fiskars
Die: Lifestyle Arts
Buttons: Stash
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Michael's
Spellbinder: Pennant

Paper Shelter - Ch. 468 Color It
Cheerful Sketches - May 2021
Dies R Us - Ch. 168 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 550 Anything Goes with optional flowers, twine, gems
CHNC Patterned - May 2021
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 400 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 685 Anything Goes