Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Just For You

Hello and Happy February!
February seems to make us all think of hearts
letting us get all our fun and pretty heart stamps, dies and papers out! 
Not that you CAN"T use hearts year round, it just seems that February is
HEART month which is our theme at
The Sisterhood of Crafters

I had a lot of fun making this pretty card after I saw
some great inspiration for Valentine tutorials on the
Spellbinders blog HERE!
If you scroll on down you will see what inspired me.
It seems I have needed LOTS of inspiration lately,
good thing there is a lot of it out there!

I used one of my last floral dies I had purchased
'Bold Blooms',   along with a few others, it's been awhile, maybe I need some new floral dies
soon, not a hardship, right?

I used a 3D embossing folder of hearts that came with my new Sizzix Switch
that my hubby got me for Christmas 2022.  I love how pretty those
hearts are and how they seem to 'pop' up!
The flowers are a mixture of die flowers I already had created,
some are Spellbinders Bold Blooms and some are
Pretty Pink Posh Spring Foliage dies.
The banner the stamped sentiment is on is one of MY very favorite
banner dies I have.  I think it is a 'must' have for any paper crafter
as the banners are in the smallest size up to a large one, so very useful
for many one line sentiments!!  It is from Honey Bee..

You can tell by the picture what a great variety of sizes you get, 
but this picture is not true to size, just giving you an
idea of what they look like! I used the second one up from the bottom for my card!

So, why not pop on over to The Sisterhood and see all our
creatively pretty hearts from my 'sistahs'!!

Entering the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge ....  Use Your latest stamps or dies

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

All My Love

 This month we are into HEARTS as our optional challenge theme at
Stencil Fun (Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game)
and I have a card I created with a Memory Box 
Hearts Heart Confetti stencil using Simon Says
Pawsitively Bubblegum and Sweets inks.

I also used an embossed piece of vellum that was sent to me
along with a birthday card that I saved to put to use!
My Altenew sentiment was stamped on a Honey Bee Banner.
The banner die set is one of my favorites to use for sentiments,
so many sizes are included and it works perfectly with the
skinnier sentiments!

For my 'anything goes' stencil card I used a beautiful
stencil from Pink Fresh Studio called Delicate Floral.

So get those stencils out and join us at Stencil Fun and make sure
to visit the blog for even more inspiration!!

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Peace On Earth #33

We are already into February and our
Peace On Earth challenge has a fun Christmas mood board
suited perfectly for the month.
You can be inspired by it or you can create anything as long
as it is Christmas themed!

 As always I let the mood board inspire me with all the pretty
decorative hearts!

I used a never been used before Altenew stamp and die set
Peace Love Joy, it comes with with two other images but the heart
one was perfect for not only the mood board but the month of February as well!

I also used a Twisted Crepe die from The Greetery to hang my heart from.
The bow was part of a wreath die cut.

If you would like to get ahead this year on your holiday cards then 
join in with us at Peace on Earth
and at least come and feast your eyes on all the pretty inspiration
from the Design Teams!!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Pink Color Challenge

This month for February at Colorful Options we are all about PINK!
Don't want to create with pink ?  Then you have the 'option' of creating a rainbow project.

I used a 3D Sizzix Stampin Up 'Ruffled" embossing folder
and though I have had it quite some time in my stash this is the 
first time I pulled it out and used it!

The watering can of tulips is from Cottage Cutz Watering Can, Tulips 
that I die cut all in white and colored with Copics.
The sentiment is from an old My Daily Bread stamp set.

Lots of inspiration to be had at Colorful Options
and we would love to have YOU join us!!

Entering the following challenges:


TOB February 2023 Challenge

We are already into February and that brings us to a
new challenge for the month at Two Old Bats!
We have a fun mood board that seems to fit the month perfectly.
You can let it inspire you OR  create anything you want
as long as it is Halloween themed!

This challenge all year long allows you to get more time

and more use of all your Halloween supplies, not just ONE month a year! 

Of course being February, I DID let the mood board inspire me!

I told myself that this year I am going to use my poor and very neglected Cricut
at least once a week to create something and that is where my pumpkin
die cut came from.  It is amazing what a HUGE library of things Cricut has
to offer if you belong to their Design Space images!

The added red hearts you see here and there are part of the cut design.
I added a banner sentiment and a few green sequins for some shine!
I added the bats in a few white places on the pumpkin to make it more 'Halloween-ish'!

We would LOVE to have YOU join in our fun at Two Old Bats!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Four Seasons February Winter

We are in our third and last season of Winter for now anyhow
at Four Seasons, sure seems to go by quickly doesn't it?

Once again we have a mood board for inspiration,
but it is just that, inspiration only,
you can make anything you want as long as it is WINTER themed!!

Can you tell what inspired me?
I had this cute stamp set I received last summer when a friend of mine
gave me bags and bags of stamps she didn't want anymore.

It's a set from Taylored Expressions called Love Shack.
It reminded me so much of the little house in the bottom left corner
that I had to pull it out and use it!
I stamped it on a snowy embossed background panel
(TH Snowfall EB folder).
I colored it in slightly with Copics then spattered a watered down glue
and coated with SNS Cloud Nine glitter.
The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh.
I think I'll send this to my grandson and his wife that JUST
moved into a new home.

Take a visit at Four Seasons and see all the beautiful
designs from the team!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenges .... Love
Challenge Up Your Life .... Moving/House

Hearts Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Double D and our theme is

It doesn't have to be a Valentine, you just need to have a heart
somewhere on your project!

We have a cute and fun mood board just for that bit of inspiration!

Where do you get your inspiration when the ole' mojo is taking a nap?
My go to place is usually Pinterest where exactly is where I found my card 
inspiration HERE!

I changed mine slightly where she used heart balloon dies I used my 
favorite die stems from Impression Obession, MFT  Rectangle Peek A Boo Window,
and the Love word from Tutti Designs

A simple easy to mail card, I like that!
Take a peek at Double D and see all the beautiful designs from the teams!!

Entering the following challenges!
Shopping Our Stash .... Love Is In The Air
Make My Monday .... Love Is In The Air
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Simon Says Wednesday .... Love Is In The Air
Heart Quest .... Hearts~Love~Romantic
Cut It Up .... Love