Sometimes life is hard...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

While designing new Make N Take card kits for Creations Galore, I found myself drawn to this stamp by Market Street Stamps. Over the last few weeks, I've learned exactly what these words mean and am beginning to see those disguised blessings. Life has been just plain hard. But the sun rises again, God is good, and we heal. Are you dealing with some tough stuff? I wish the best for you this day. May you too begin to see all the good in your circumstances. 

Cardstock: Paper Cut 
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee (Eau De ParfumeBeauty Parlor)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)

Vellum Hearts and Distressing Techniques

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sympathy Card

Had some fun distressing this patterned paper with various inks. I first added Tea Dye Distress Ink around the outside edges with the foam applicator tool from Ranger. After that, I lightly set my Memento dye ink pad onto the patterned paper, adding the flecks and various lines. I added the harsh lines to the very outside edges of the paper as well. I made a second card, making sure to keep lines away from where I wanted to stamp the sentiment. 

I thought the combination of the empty bird cage and vellum heart expressed the sentiment in a real and beautiful way. What do you think? 

Birdcage Die Cut

Cardstock, Vellum: Paper Cut 
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances (Leah)
Crochet Ribbon: We R Memory Keepers
Heart Punch: EK Success
Birdcage Die: Lifestyle Crafts
Inks: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Memento (Rich Cocoa)


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Posted a new layout for Layout Tuesdays on the Creations Galore blog today. Head on over to see close-up photos and discover the secrets behind the embellishments. 

Sending You Flowers

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Just a little faux stitching, Distress Ink, floral goodness for you today. 
Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday. 

Cardstock: Paper Cut
Patterned Paper: Reminisce
Inks: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), StazOn (Jet Black), ZIG Writer (Black)
Stamps: Penny Black 

My Weekend In Pictures

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hello friends. Today wasn't the usual dreaded Monday, as my weekend was full of a nice combination of work, entertainment, and good eats. Here is a look at the last few days through the eyes of my cell phone. 

I whipped up some homemade pizza - even made the dough from scratch - and tried turkey pepperoni for the first time. It was quite delicious! 

I attended not one 

but two bonfires. 

Got a cute new hair do. My sister-in-law is quite the talented stylist. I usually show up and say, "I trust you." Without fail, it always comes out adorable. It had me feeling quite narcissistic this weekend.

I finished up the weekend with a good scrub down of the apartment. Nothing motivates me to cook, draw, and create more than a good, clean area. 

How was your weekend? 

Sketch It Saturdays - You're A Keeper

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Welcome to Sketch it Saturdays with Unscripted Sketches! If you are just finding Unscripted Sketches, every Saturday morning they post a sketch for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, or anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted Sketch as the inspiration and basis of your creation!

Here's some inspiration for you to get started:

I'm gearing up for  Father's Day which is just a few weeks away. My dad takes us fishing all year long, and I cherish the moments we've had. 

Don't forget to head over to Unscripted Sketches to see what the rest of the design team came up with! Can't wait to see what you create with this week's sketch. Link up at the Unscripted Blog by Thursday, June 7th for your chance to be featured! 

Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa

One Sweet Chick

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday! 
May you have one sweet weekend.

Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Cut
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Stamps: Market Street Stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Crafter's Ink Brown
Ribbon: A Muse Studio French Roast
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