This has got to be one of the most fun things I’ve ever done creatively. My sister is opening a custom order catering shop and it’s going to be awesome!! She knows how I love to make zentangles or zendoodles on paper and trusted me enough to do one on one of the walls in her soon-to-be shop. I was so excited!! Here is the progress up to the final piece of work
It took about 3 1/2 hours and I loved every minute of it! I don’t love how the light caught the paint in the last picture. The previous pictures shows the pretty reddish orange behind the design much better. But this last picture shows the most of the final piece. Now I just want to keep zentangling on walls!!
I have a bunch of cards to make for friends and family so Christmas cards will be the next several posts! I hope to take part in some fun challenges going on with them.
Have a happy Saturday!
I was so honored to be asked to do the floral for a wedding that will be this Saturday! I’ve always loved floral arranging and designing but it usually takes a backseat to my first crafty love of card making. It sure is fun when the opportunity comes up though! I posted the bouquet a few posts back. Here it is again with the coordinating floral for the rest of the wedding party
The grooms boutonniere is on the right in the middle. Then there are 9 bridesmaids wrist corsages and 9 groomsmen boutonnieres. I also made the coordinating sign for her reception.
The sign was extra fun because I got to combine my love of floral arranging along with lettering!
This bride’s wedding is going to be gorgeous! I love the wintery theme and colors.
Tomorrow I’m going to share something really fun that I did today for a custom order bakery that is opening next week! With this busy season, I’m sure grateful I’ve had time to get creative frequently. It’s so good for me!!
Stopping by with a quick hello! I wanted to do something cute with this old Stampin’ Up! “Tree Trimmings” set. There was an old sketch by Retro Rubber challenge blog that I intended to use awhile ago and never got around to it. So I pulled it out for inspiration to make a card with these ornaments. Here’s the sketch
I flipped it for my design
I embellished each of the ornaments with a different accent – glossy accents, rhinestones and pearls. What was fun was that I ran it through my big shot again after placing those embellishments. So it flattened them out! I’ve never done that before but it gave a cool effect!
Hope your Christmas season hustle and bustle is going great! I love this time of year
Last week, I received my first ever order from Catherine Pooler’s shop! It was seriously more like I was opening a birthday present. Look at this
How cute huh?!!!
This was what I chose. I’ve had my eye on it and couldn’t resist with the Black Friday sale she did. It’s the Perfect Reason Bundle
So I had to take a few minutes to whip up a card. To drum up my inspiration, I went to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog and here is their current sketch
Grabbed some fun and happy colors and got stamping. The great thing about the Freshly Made Sketches is that they focus on clean and simple. So it doesn’t take long to come up with something when you don’t have much time.
And here’s my card
That Perfect Reason stamp set is soooo cute!!! This was my first time using it, but it will not be the last. The cute “thanks” sentiment is by Neat and Tangled and can also be found in the CP shop.
That’s it for today!
Have a wonderful day
Just popping in with a shaker card using Stampin’ up! products. I love the lamp post!
I’m determined to not let the season get so busy that I don’t stamp enough. So even though my blog posts might get short, I’m still going to be adding to my card collections here and on my Instagram!
Hope you are getting stamp time too!
I was part of another card swap last night and the theme was Christmas cards using only Stampin’ Up! stamps. So I sat down to create and needed a few ideas. My favorite place to go? Challenges! So I pulled up the Global Design Project page and looked at their current challenge. It was to use these colors together
I’ve never used these colors together on a Christmas card so I was excited to take this challenge! Especially because the projects from their design team looked so great using this color combo!
But I needed a layout…
Next step – look at another challenge! I looked at Freshly Made Sketches and found a fabulous sketch
So with those two in mind, and my Stamp set chosen (an oldie but a goodie!!) I began my card. I have to say that I LOVE the way these colors look together! Here is what I came up with
I took the picture too late to use natural light so you really can’t see the vibrance of those 3 colors together as well as I would have liked. But that color combo is a new favorite!
I added Wink of Stella to the snowflakes to make them shimmer – wish it showed up better in pics. It’s so pretty!
It was sure a fun set of cards for the swap!
It was the first Christmas card I’ve made this year. And I have to say – It’s got me in the mood to create more! I found some other fun challenges that I just may have to take over the next few days.
Hope you are making time to get inky too. It’s so satisfying that sometimes it’s worth leaving the dishes in the sink a little longer than planned…
I was so excited to be a top pick a couple of weeks ago with Retro rubber challenge blog!
Like I’ve said before, I LOVE that it challenges us stampers to dig in to the stash of older stamps that we have! After all, we bought them because we loved them. They deserve more use than just the couple of times they probably got when they first arrived, right?! This week, I’m playing along with challenge #75 Fall colors!
One last time for the year (most likely anyway), I’ve created an Autumn card. This one is for a special Thanksgiving thank you.
It’s a pocket card using the Fall Fun stamp set by Stampin’ Up clear back in 2002. That is actually a set that had tons of love back in it’s day. I used it all the time! It was great to pull it back out for this challenge. The turkey is from a stamp set I bought at a craft store about 5 years ago.
You can pull out the inside piece to write on. Instead of the traditional open-and-read kind of card, the recipient can pull this “Thanks” piece out of the pocket. Always fun to switch things up.
I’m excited that Thanksgiving is so close!! And I think I might start cranking out some Christmas cards.
Have a wonderful day!