Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stacked Hearts

Hi friends.  Life took some unexpected turns and kept me from posting for awhile and from visiting other blogs too.  I'm hoping to get around to visit my blog friends this week.

My mom sent me the materials and instructions for making the hearts on this card.  She said her friend cut the hearts on a Cricut.  I stacked four hearts for this card.  I kept the card simple, because I wanted the hearts to have all the attention.


Here's a close up of the hearts.  Thanks for making it possible for me to make these fun and beautiful hearts, Mom.  I really enjoyed making them.


I'm entering this challenge:

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Love Is In The Air

 Blessings
  •  Our family member that has been sick is continuing to improve. 
  • A visit from a friend I hadn't seen in a long time.
  • Our heater stopped, but it was something simple that my hubby could fix.  
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Something New

Hi friends.  I'm coming to you with something totally new for me - an art journal page.  My online friend, Marsha, inspired me to start art journaling.  It's a more vulnerable feeling for me to share this than it is to share a card.  But I tell you I am absolutely loving art journaling.  I can't get enough of it. 

This page is about my "word" for 2014.  My word is "Determined".  I'm determined to make progress in a number of areas of my life, but exercise is one of the biggies and that is what I had in mind when I made this page.  And btw, I'm happy to report that I have been exercising faithfully so far in 2014.


Challenges I'm entering:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Blessings:
  • Discovering art journaling.
  • Blueberries
  • Safety for my mom when she found herself in a bad situation on slippery roads.
Have a joy-filled day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Snowflake Legend

Hi friends.  This week just flew by for me.  It's hard to believe the weekend is already here. 

Today I have a Christmas card.  The snowflake legend stamp I used on my card is from Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps.  They have awesome stamps.  The spatter stamp is from My Paper Moon, which is another terrific place to shop for stamps.  I don't know the origin of the flourish stamp.  I embellished my card with ribbon, snowflake punches and a couple stick pins.


Challenges I'm entering:

All Sorts - Use Ribbon, no bows.

Catch the Bug - Winter Wonderland

Crafty Calendar - Let's Celebrate - Christmas Card

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Winter Weather

Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Celebrate Winter

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Blessings:
  • I'm so thankful that I know how to mend and alter clothing.  I use these skills nearly every week for myself or my family.  
  • We're back to warm weather!!!!  I'm a cold weather wimp. lol
  • I was able to do my exercise this week, despite a high pain level and a migraine.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Add A Little Zip To Your Card!

Hello friends.  Happy Saturday!  Are you enjoying the weekend?  I'm having a nice, quiet day at home today.

I used two new techniques on this card: The zipper flower and the chevron technique.  The instructions for the zipper flower are here and here is the link to the chevron technique.  The dp is my "shopping sin" on this card.  I really liked it when I got it, but then never used it until I made this card.


 Here's a close up of the zipper flower.  I find that the flowers can be varied quite a bit depending on the zippers you use, how tightly you pull your gathering stitch and how you coil the flower.  I finished my flower off with some ribbon and a couple stick pins.


Challenges I'm entering:

A Gem Of A Challenge - Something New - The two new techniques I used.

Allsorts  - Free & Easy

Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon - Used ribbon under my flower.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner - No More Shopping Sins! - MY shopping sin is the dp.

Blessings:
  • Purple Band-aids - They make any cut feel better. :)
  • A warm home on the rare, really cold days we have here.
  • The ability to laugh at myself when I need to. 
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly




Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Little Sparkle

Hi friends.  Do you have your Christmas decorations down now that we're into the new year?  Hubby took our outdoor lights down, but we still have our indoor decorations up.  We really enjoy the tree lights, so we're hanging on for a bit.  I'd imagine we'll take everything down this weekend.

Another birthday card today.  This one had to have some sparkle on it for a special person, who I can't name, because the card hasn't been given yet.  The papers I used for the sunburst are glittery and the flowers have a sparkly center.  I used a glitter embossing powder on the sentiment, to draw it in with the rest of the card.  You can find a very easy to follow video about the sunburst background here


I'm entering these challenges:

Scrapbook Blessings Club

Twist of Faith

Word Art Wednesday

A Little Bit Crafty

Cards Galore Encore

Treasured Times

Charisma Cardz

MilkCoffee

C.R.A.F.T.


 Blessings:

  • Hubby and I have been working together on some paper craft projects. 
  • New Beth Moore books!
  • Improvement in a relative who is having medical problems.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Sunburst Card

Hi friends.  Happy New year!  We definitely knew when midnight arrived last night.  There were tons of fireworks going off in our area.  It's that way every year. :)

I've been working on birthday cards.  We have several birthdays  right in the beginning of January and I always have to be careful not to miss them with being busy for the holidays and getting things started for a new year.  I used a new pad of Eva Basic Grey paper for this card.  I love the colors in this paper.  There's a great video showing the sunburst technique here


I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Scrapbook Blessings Club

Twist of Faith

Through The Craft Room Door

Cuttin and Stampin - Used a new paper pad for this card and new pink card stock.

A Little Bit Crafty

Card and Scrap

Cards Galore Encore

Treasured Times

Blessings:
  • Christmas cards, letters, and pictures from family and friends.  I love hearing from so many people.
  • Helping with my daughter's community outreach so that kids in need had Christmas gifts.
  • White chocolate - It was sooo creamy and delicious.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly