Friday, August 28, 2015

Painting for a Friend

I got out my paints and brushes today!  It had been quite awhile since I last painted, so I welcomed the chance to do some fun decorative painting.   It was a delightful afternoon!

The project is for my friend Diane and was a group effort from beginning to end!  It started here in our shed/woodshop with my husband building the shutter for another friend a few of years ago.  It didn't get used, so Diane acquired it and decided to jazz it up with some old embossed tin and fun paint colors.   Diane's son helped her cut some of the tin into the shape of a flower pot.

 After Diane had the base coats of paint on, it was my turn to add some summer flowers to one side of the shutter and a pumpkin, leaves and bittersweet to the other side for fall.  It will rest on an easel on Diane's front porch. 

You can see the pretty fabric which was the inspiration for the flowers.  I love the cheerful colors!

I can't wait for Diane to see it!   I hope she enjoys her new piece of porch decor for many summer and fall seasons to come!  I know I enjoyed the playtime with my paints and brushes!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just (space) a (space) quick (space) NOTE

Here's a card that got me reminiscing about my high school typing class.  Oh, the memories!  Inky fingers from the ribbon, White Out, eraser pencils with a little brush on the end to wipe away the eraser particles, and practice, practice, practice!   I'm enjoying the ease of today's computers and printers!   

I made this card yesterday for a workshop and it was FAST and FUN!  The CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge has some really cool shapes and this little typewriter is really cute the way the layers go together.  Use the Bonding Memories Glue Pen to easily adhere the layers. 

Here's the Artistry booklet page 7 showing the Typewriter shapes. I made the cuts at 3 1/4".
Cardstock colors used for the 4 layers 
from left to right:
Black, Glacier, White, Whisper.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

What Was Your Best Day Ever?

The number of days I would consider being the best of the best are increasing in my life!  I've always said my wedding day and birth days of my two daughters are my "Best Days Ever!"  
Now that I have two married daughters who each had beautiful wedding days and two adorable granddaughters making me a very happy mimi...well, as you can tell, these wonderful milestone "Best Day(s) Ever" are adding up!

I was thinking about all my best days when I was creating this card with the Zoe Workshop on the Go kit.  Love the little faux stitching from the stamp set!

Hope your life is filled many "Best Days Ever" and that they just keep growing in number!
Life is Good!

Enjoy all your days and thanks for stopping by!

Slate and Sorbet Stamp Pads
Retired: Coral Reef Sequins

Friday, August 21, 2015

Puppy Love!

And they call it Puppy Love....oh, sing it Donny! 

This little card turned out so CUTE! 
A little Pear and Lagoon cardstock and a tiny bit Hopscotch B&T paper are that's needed to create this happy card!

This doggie from the "Friendly Pets" set makes me smile!

This August Stamp of the Month "Framed" set has the perfect size sentiments!

Cardstock: Pear, Lagoon, White Daisy
Black Stamp Pad, ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Bronze & Clay
Retired: Hopscotch paper pack, Oceanside Sequins

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Scrap Happy!

Confession:  I maybe a paper scrap hoarder!  That's why it makes me so very happy when I find uses for some of those bits and pieces I've been keeping in my stash!

Here's a super simple card made with Zoe Paper Pack scraps and the August Stamp of the Month "Framed".  

Love this great set with 3 cool Frames and 9 versatile sentiments!

Let's Celebrate a NEW BOOK!

It's time for my New Annual Inspirations Idea Book/Catalog Celebration!  Hope you can join me for this FUN event! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1st Is Finally Here!

I've been waiting for this date to arrive since we were able to preview some beautiful new products in mid July.  
They can NOW be ordered!  Yay!

Be sure to read to the end of this post to see how YOU could win a free $99 CTMH Cricut Cartridge! 
 $79 for the digital version.  See more below.

This card is made with 4 of the awesome new products available August 1st.

These are the oh, so pretty Zoe papers!  There are matching Complements, and accents!  Find them here.

Here is the STAR of the show...Artistry!  700 versatile shapes, 3 stamp sets, and an Enchantment package of cardstock containing 7 of the brand new colors!  All for the bargain price of $99!  Here's a link to see all the fabulous shapes on this new cartridge: Artistry shapes index.  
There is a $79 digital version for those who have the Cricut Explore or Explore Air.  Comes with everything but the booklet.  The shapes are in Design Space for easy use with your Explore!

And HERE is the Limited Time SPECIAL!  
I have a special offer for you that could WIN you a FREE Artistry Cartridge!  This offer is limited to the first 10 people who reply.  Tell me you are interested in purchasing the Artistry Cartridge or one of other four CTMH cartridges: Art Philosophy, Artist, Artbooking, and Artfully Sent by Sunday, August 2.  I will be drawing a lucky name on Monday, August 3 for a FREE cartridge!  The other 9 who purchase will receive their choice of $25 in free product including an exclusive stamp set OR 4 Free VIP Cricut Workshops!  I will place the orders on August 3, so remember to reply to me soon!  The 10 spots will fill quickly!

Even more to celebrate!

Free product with purchase of these two super cute, super cool organizers!  LOVE!

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