Friday, August 26, 2016

Verve Stamps: Summer Loving Coffee

Hi Everyone!

TGIF!! The weekend is finally here, yay! Perhaps you have a busy weekend ahead, perhaps you plan to just spend a quiet weekend at home. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a fabulous time!

So, let's talk about today's card. Now, I realized after I completed the card that I may have been "slightly" off in my color palette choice, given the sentiment I chose for the card. I chose a rather Christmas looking color scheme to go along with my "summer loving" sentiment. Like I said, perhaps not the wisest of choices; but I was committed by the time that realization really clicked in my brain! I tried to make up for it by once again taking the picture outside! The outside pictures seem to be working pretty well. I hope you are enjoying them as well.


I wanted to keep the coloring simple, so I reached once again for my prismacolor pencils and just colored the three flowers and added some simple neutral shading to the coffee cups. I added some Wink of Stella also to the flowers. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a mishap with the last one and got a little too much on there! So that last flower on the right is VERY Sparkly!! Haha.

Anyhow, that's about all for me today. Have a great weekend and I will see you back tomorrow for this week's "Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe"


Challenges:

1. Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes
2. Creative Fingers Challenge: Anything Goes


Supplies:


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Enjoy Your Day: PTI Butterfly Doodle

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all having a fabulous week. I am playing a bit of catch up today since yesterday was just a completely off day for me. I didn't sleep Monday night, so my Tuesday was just all about of whack. Ever have days like that? Anyhow, I got a good night sleep last night and am tackling the day today as planned.


It is a gorgeous day here in Southern California, so I thought I'd take advantage of the nice sunny day and photograph today's card outside this morning!
I'm sharing a simple card today with lots of white space and layers. I originally was going to leave the entire border around the butterfly layer blank; but it just looked a little too stark, so I added the simple tiny flower border.  I stamped the butterfly in black ink and then used my prismacolor pencils to color it in. The supplies I used are listed below. (A quick word on that, I am currently in the process of working on being approved for some affiliate programs. Right now, Amazon is the only one I'm currently a member of; but I am looking to add more. I still wanted to give you a variety of places you could shop for the products I've used, however. Right now, I am just linking to Amazon and Simon Says Stamp; but I am looking to add other stores as well.)

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you have a fabulous day and I'll see you again on Friday!

Challenges:

1. Creative Moments: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
4.  Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes





Monday, August 22, 2016

You Brighten My Day

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It is a busy Monday here for me in the mommy world, so I am going to have to make today's post quick and to the point.


Today's card features a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called "Watt's Up" It was part of the April 2014 card kit; but unfortunately it isn't available anymore for purchase. Still, I'm a big believer in use what you have! I wanted to used some bright summer colors for this card to go along with the sentiment. I also added some wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the lightbulb as well.

Have a great day everyone! I'll see you again on Wednesday.

Challenges:

1. Crafting When We Can: Show us your Dies and Punches
2. Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
3. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
4. Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
5. Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes