Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge # 72 - Like Gnome One Else

Hello and welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #72! This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo:

                                                                 Here is my Spring inspired card:

   To create my card I used the MFT stamp set You Gnome Me, and the MFT Stitched Square Scallops and Grassy Fields die-namics. I colored my images with Copic and Spectrum Noir Illustator markers. I had fun making this card! be sure to stop by The Card Concept Blog to see what my talented team mates created for this challenge.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Autism Matters Blog Hop #2

   Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to be joining you today to help spread Autism Awareness in our stamping community and beyond. The day Tami asked me to share my story by writing the post for today’s hop I cried. It touched my heart to be thought of, and to know that my son means so much to others.

  My son Cameron is 9 years old and he has Non-Verbal Autism. He wasn’t officially diagnosed till age 5. We are so blessed in that Cameron is able to communicate by typing, and he is very much able to let us know his needs, wants and feelings. My husband and I joke about Cameron being better at typing then the both of us! We don’t let autism slow us down, and because of that Cameron is a great traveler and we have driven across the USA and have enjoyed trips the same way as most families.

My Autism fact is: From the Greek word meaning "self" autism literally means alone.

   Cameron loves rainbows, and color. He sees the beauty in the simplest of things and that is where the inspiration for my card came from today.
  God does give us rainbows, and Cameron is my rainbow. I used the set "Over the Rainbow" to create my card. I cut out strips of card stock and stamped the small heart from the same set to create a heart patterned background. I stamped and hand cut the sun.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Over the Rainbow; Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black; Card stock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 71 - Dear Friend

Hello! I am happy to announce that I have been asked to join The Card Concept challenge design team! I LOVE the inspiration picture for my first challenge!
I loved the soft, pretty simplicity of this inspiration photo.
Here is my card:
To create my CAS (clean and simple) card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Delightful Dahlia additions, and the Stampin' Up set Jar of Love. To give my butterfly a more realistic appearance I colored and cut out two butterflies and adhered them together. The butterfly flies off the card!
I hope you play along with us for The Card Concept Challenge 71. I cant wait to see what you create!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop - You Are Amazing

        Hello! I am thrilled to be joined by a fantastic group of designers as we do our part in spreading Autism Awareness to our crafting community.  As many of you know I have a son with Autism, so this month is very near and dear to my heart. There are many ways to be spread positive energy to people whose lives are impacted by Autism.
1. Learn About Autism
2. Ask Us About Our Kids
3. Go the Extra Mile
4. Be A Good Listener
5. Acceptance Strengthens Friendship
6. Caring for the Caregiver
7. Be Inclusive!
8. Invite Us…Again!
9. “Walk in Our Shoes”
10. Help Us Advocate (Don’t worry, it's easy!)
              Click on the link for detailed descriptions of each suggestion!
                                           Here is the card I created for today's blog hop!
      To create my card I used the butterfly from the new stamp company with beautiful, trendy designs "The Stamp Market". The name of the stamp set is "Papillon", French for butterfly. The Amazing diecut sentiment and stamp is from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Amazing".

     I created my rainbow watercolor background using ink pads, water, and a paint brush.

   I am SO happy you stopped by my blog today and please visit the blogs joining the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. They've created fantastic cards for today's hop!

Here is a list of the designers that have created projects for the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

An InLinkz Link-up

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #50 - Just a Little Note

Hello friends! I was thrilled to be invited by Marcie Sharp to join this weeks
Inspired By All The Little Things  challenge! The inspiration picture is a beauty:

This is the way I was inspired:

     To create my card I used the Stampin' Up! set Picture Perfect and a sentiment from the Little Notes stamp set by The Stamp Market. I'm happy you stopped by today and if you want to play along be sure to create a card and upload it to the Inspired By All The Little Things blog 
by Friday April 7th at 12 PM PST. Have a wonderful day!