Saturday, October 22, 2016

Falling Flowers Birthday

Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration for me. Far too frequently I am in a time crunch, my mojo flew out the window, and I'm left floundering around for ideas. I loved the inspiration card, but wanted to make it with a few slight changes. The most obvious change is the color of the blossom, but I also chose to use just one bloom, and added pearls for interest. And while I liked the CAS simplicity of the original, I wanted to step it up a wee bit, so I used some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in the window.

Anyhoo, I hope the birthday girl liked her card, and I wish I was in Houston to help her celebrate!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Totally Grateful for Totally Trees

Do you dream about card designs? Sometimes my daily life gets incorporated into my dreams, and this card is the result. In the dream I was looking out of my craft room window at the changing leaves and thinking about how lucky I am to be where I am now. When I woke up I actually remembered it (a rare occurrence), and right after my morning coffee I started working on it.

Now mind you, my craft room doesn't have pretty wallpaper, white bead board wainscot, or a chair rail. What we have instead is beautiful oak planks hand sawn from an old oak tree tree that used to be next to the house. Kind of cool, when you think about it! The gorgeous barn wood in our living room came from an old barn down by the river. If this old house could talk, I'm sure it would tell some amazing stories!

Today's view from my craft room window. See why it inspires me?

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coffee - ALWAYS a Good Idea!

I know it's Thursday, and I don't usually post on days that begin with T, but I just couldn't wait to share this card! It was inspired by two challenges - this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and the cue word "Coffee" from CASology. Newton's Nook has a stamp set with an adorable kitty and coffee theme that was purr-fect for these challenges! The FMS259 sketch made it so quick and easy to throw together.

Does this punk kitty, remind you of anyone? LOL  I'm getting a little better at coloring ginger cats! I used Copic Sketch Markers* for coloring the image.

* YR14, YR20, YR21, Y28, E44, E89, C1, C3, C7, B0000, R08, R27, R32

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