Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Music, Music, Music

March winds have come in April!  It is too windy to go outside so a good day to craft!  That is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Before I unpack my new products for the release of Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions May-August I need to make room for them.  Some might say I have too much "stuff" but I really don't think that is ever possible!!! 

I chose a music theme since I have been a music teacher most of my life.  I am entering this card in the Color Dare #285 challenge as well as the Paper Players PP387 Challenge.  I chose Bashful as my main color highlighting with Raspberry for the sentiment and Pebble as the musical score in the background.  The stamp set is Turn Up the Volume from Technique Tuesday and Musical Score from Catherine Pooler Designs.


Thanks for stopping by on this very windy day in Central PA!  Take time to Enjoy Life's Moments.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Color Dare #284

Color Dare #284 - Closes Thur Mar 29th

I really like these colors together, especially with the silver embossing!

I used the Chelsea Garden Scrapbooking stamp set which works very well on cards!

Thank you for stopping by and Enjoy Life;s Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Project 2 No Line Coloring

This is my finished project for Altenew's Creative Coloring Class.  I have wanted to try doing no line coloring on a project and I must say it is quite easy.  Altenew's markers are easy to use and blend.  I only have set B so I used my Shin Haun  Markers to draw the stem of the flower as well as the grass free hand.  Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray Frost was used to spray over the entire flower layer.  I used the Get Well Soon stamp set from Altenew for this project.


Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy Life's Moments today!

Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class

I am taking Altenew Academy Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class in hopes of improving my use of alcohol markers.  I am enjoying the online class and have had fun with the first two projects!
My first project was learning how to blend colors which was then used as a base behind this great leaf cover die from Altenew.

I started with a 41/4 by 51/2  piece of card stock and practiced blending three shades of the same color from all four corners.  That didn't look that great by itself but when adding the Leaf Cover Die over top, it looks so much better!  I only have the B set of Markers so my card will look different from the rest of the class that used set A.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock .  This is a favorite way of mine to attach sentiments. 
Stay tuned for my second project and thanks for stopping by.  Remember to take time to Enjoy Life's Moments!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Eggplant, Pewter, Goldrush

Color Dare #283 - Eggplant, Pewter and Goldrush.  Three colors that I probably not put together in a card.  However I really like the combination!  Who knew...

I chose CTMH "Blooming Expressions" ( retired D1665) to go along with those three colors.  I have the two tone colors by stamping off the first layer and stamping twice for the outline shapes.  I stamped three flowers to set the placement then stamped one large flower and the small ones along with the leaves on another sheet and fussy cut them out.  Large flower was popped up so that I could tuck the other flowers and leaves underneath.  Matted it on Pewter and Goldrush.  The edges of the main white cardstock was inked around the edges with Pewter ink.

Hope you can now thing of spring and flowers!  Thanks for stopping by and take time to Enjoy Life's Moments!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hello Spring?

Sitting here and waiting to see if we get snow or just rain.  My flower bed is thinking spring however.  I hope Mother Nature does not disappoint, haha!  So to get in the mood for spring I created this card and had a group that comes to my local library for a card class how to make it.

I used Easter Animals and Easter Basket stamp sets from CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by.
Think Spring thoughts and take time to Enjoy Life's Moments!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ombre cards

Friday and another challenge at AAA Cards!  

I used Doodle Garden background stamp from Catherine Pooler and heat embossed it in white.   Dusty Concord Distress Ink was used to create the ombre effect.

The other card has Bamboo II by SU as a background, heat embossed in white.  Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the ombre effect.  The Smile die is from Catherine Pooler's Zen Garden release.  I cut it out of white cardstock, and the same Distress Ink as on the card.  Popped up using Fun Foam and added Wink of Stella for some bling!

Thanks for stopping by today and take time to Enjoy Life's Moments!