Monday, April 20, 2020

Always Happy Layout

Hello crafty friends!  I hope all is finding you well.  I'm happy to say I have been able to venture into my craft room again, and this time I created something I haven't done in more than a year... a layout! I have been wanting to create layouts again for quite some time, but I have had such a craft block lately and I wasn't quite sure where to start with making a layout again.

So I turned to several challenges that helped get the ball rolling, and this is what I created...

To create my layout I used a mix of Pinkfresh Studio products (many that come from older collections such as Up in the Clouds: their very first paper collection). 

I was inspired by the Pinkfresh Studio Challenge:
As well as the Scrap Our Stash Challenge: "Feelings"  The Feeling I chose was Happy! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to be back with more crafty projects soon!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Altenew Love Again

Hello!  I'm back, and again I'm sharing my love for Altenew by playing with a mix of their stamps and dies.

To create this card I started by diecutting Altenew's Garden Picks 3D Dies in various watercolor patterned papers.  I happened to have this frame already cut and in my die stash so I added some drawn on lines in black.  I popped all of this up onto black cardstock.  I then added two strips of different washi tape down the side.  For the sentiment I used Altenew's Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set.

Today I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Long Time No See

 Hello crafty friends!  Wow, it has been a long long time since I've posted on here.  That's not to say that I haven't been crafting during my personal blog silence, quite the opposite.  I simply ran out of time to post any of my creations here.  So much of my crafting was for Design Teams and trying to meet so many requirements, on top of going back to work full time, coaching a competition cheer team, keeping up with household demands, and running my kids to all of their extracurricular activities... well I guess you get the point... I was just too busy to add anything else in.  And that included crafting for fun... that almost sounds like an oxymoron in a way, but here I am!  

Recently I've found myself Design Team less (the first time in 8 years!), teaching my kids and nephews from home, and quarantined to our house.  It has definitely taken me a moment to get use to this new, slower life, but I think I've found a schedule that is working.  I've already gone through many of my craft supplies and purged, so I finally took a deep breath and created something just for fun.  I also have to give credit to a few challenges that helped me jump back into the swing of things, and had me excited to just play.

The first challenge I joined was the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge.   

I loved the colors on here, and while my colors came out a bit brighter than the ones in the above photo I did use the leafy image as inspiration to play with the Retro Plantines Stamp Set.

The sentiment I've used is from the Sohcahtoa Stamp Set, and for colors I used my Altenew Watercolor Set.

I am also linking this card up with the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for making it this far in my post, and for taking a moment to visit me after such a long absence.
Crafty Hugs,