Thursday, July 30, 2015

Morning Has Broken

I remember my one of my first real High School Assemblies like it was yesterday (and it was a long, long, long time ago). It was Homecoming, the lights were turned down low, and they had recreated a magical scene complete with giant arches, a throne area, tissue paper/chicken wire grass, giant mushrooms, and a lighted gazebo.  Dry ice set a misty look to the ground when the Homecoming court and Queen came out, and they played one of my favorite songs of all time:  Morning has broken.  I get chill bumps just thinking about how pretty it looked and how I felt; I felt like anything was possible (hey, if you could turn our HS gym into a magical kingdom over night, then anything was possible).

At DRS Designs, our theme this week is "Cause A Scene" - create a scene on your card.  I created a morning has broken kind of scene  with some sponges, a sticky note, ink, and some great DRS Designs images.



I sponged on some old olive and crumb cake on the bottom and stamped Sea Grass about three times in both colors. I sponged my sky with soft sky and salty ocean (using a sticky note circle for my sun).  I used the Every Day A Miracle Greeting over my sun.

Every day does hold a miracle!!!!!  I believe this in every way but yesterday I believed it in every fiber as I witnessed my first baby have her first baby!  Yay!!!  Lewis Alexander Smith has arrived finally and everyone is doing wonderfully.  Here are a few pictures:



Isn't he sweet? Don't the parents look sweet too?  I am so proud of  my little girl, her sweet husband and this adorable little one. 

Hugz!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekend Cards

I had a chance to play in some challenges on SCS this weekend (color, inspiration, and Featured Stamper) and here are my cards:
 
 
 




The first three cards were made with SU! and Verve images/sentiments and the bottom ward was made completely with DRS Designs images, background, and sentiment.  This may have been the last weekend I have to play a bunch with my stamps as it looks like Crystal will have her baby this week - I can't wait to meet little Lewis and be a grandmother! 

Hugz!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Some Happy Bees

I love stitching so I was thrilled that this week's DRS Designs challenge is all about stitching (faux, stamped or real).  I sewed the little bee trail and did a stitched border around my base panel - super fun.

 
I used the following DRS images:
 
Vicki's Versatile Background (to make my wood panels)
 
This was such a fun card to make. I hope you will dig out your stitching accessories and join us this week.
 
Hugz
 
 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Doodling Adventure

Hello friends!

There is a lot going on here at my house.  The kitchen counter light went out again so my card picture had to be taken outside.  Crafting and cooking are not as much fun either - can't see anything hardly.  The electrician is coming today to fix the balancer or something.  He is also installing a new industrial lighting system in my craft room and putting in "true light" bulbs so there will be some really great lighting in there.  I can't wait!!!  We are also on red alert for the call from Crystal - the one where she says she is headed to the hospital to have the baby.  Every time I hear the phone ring, I am thinking it may be THE CALL.  I can't wait to be a grandmother!!!

Now on to my card.  Lately, I have done a few card challenges with doodling, and I have really enjoyed it (the doodling and the challenges).  For today's card, I doodled on my card base and my images.  I stamped the Medium Daisy Bloom three times and swiped a yellow ink pad across the images instead of coloring them.  I added some dots at the end of some of the lines, curled the petals a bit with a stylus, and layered the flowers. For some fun leaves, I took the Fleur de Lis image, cut out the middle portion, and drew on some veins. 



For my greeting, I used the Medium Script Anniversary stamp.  This came out to be a very cheerful Anniversary card with all the yellow and the happy flower. 

Hope your week is going well!

Hugz

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Some Pretty Butterflies

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is a color inspiration based on this picture:


They are such fun colors!  You can use a few of the colors or all of them.  I picked a few for my card:


I used my favorite Birthday greeting - Brush Birthday Greeting and added a few butterflies from the Three Butterflies stamp and the Single Flying Butterfly stamp.   Added a few polka dots by hand to make them a little different and tied some pretty seam binding. 

Hope you are having a wonderful week! 

Hugz

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy Mail

I love mail and this week's DRS Designs challenge is all about mail - envelopes, mailboxes, letters, writing, mailmen, etc. 


I used the new Happy Mail Image fussy cutting the mailbox.  I also used the Script Font background stamp, some leaves from Happy Mail and some from Leafy Tree Branch.   Then I added the Sitting Here sentiment. 

Fun challenge - hope you will join us.

Hugz

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A little bit of Mardi Gras

I love New Orleans, and this new Fleur de Lis stamp from DRS Designs reminds me of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.  We went to New Orleans right after Mardi Gras this year and had the most fun.  We avoided the crowds and took cooking classes and ate at some of our favorite restaurants.  Eating is always my favorite part of any vacation. 
 
All the shops in New Orleans were full of Fleur de Lis and Mardi Gras colors so I decided to use them both on this birthday card.  Seems to capture the festive atmosphere we should all have on our birthday. 
 
 

I used the Small 1 line Happy Birthday stamp and popped it up over my splatters (made by filling my paint brush with water colors and then flicking it against my finger.  Added some glitter dots to make it feel even more festive.

Many hugz!