Sunday, July 26, 2015

you've got this...sss#279

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

found some time to stamp with tracey the other day...well, we did more talking than stamping and it was fun!  i was showing her how beautiful using aqua painters and alcohol with reinkers work together.  when i was left with a lovely flower, i truly wasn't sure how to use it on a card...until i saw this...

the sweet sunday sketch challenge was so perfect for my flower, i quickly put it on a 5x5 card, and voila!

you really must check out their design team creations for inspiration!  i particularly love vicki burdick's beauty from  she does such amazing work!

stamps:  you've got this, birthday blossoms
ink:  momento black, rich razzleberry, old olive
paper:  black, white, rich razzleberry, brights dsp
extras:  paper piercing tool, crushed curry stampin write marker, black permanent marker, vanilla seem binding ribbon, antique brads, aqua painters, alcohol, glue dots, dimensionals

i've also taken a bit of time to tangle.  i wanted to combine stampin and tangling and decided to use the same flower.  here is what i created...

not bad for being self-taught!  not nearly as amazing as others...but not bad!  

the romantic poet, william wordsworth, once wrote, "fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."  i believe i do that.  every.  single.  time.  i.  create.  

whether you write, stamp, zentangle, draw, type, text...whatever...i hope you do it with all your heart.

thank you for stopping by,
i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you

Thursday, July 16, 2015

best thoughts...pp #41

hi there tracey, momma, friends old and new!

i know...once again it has been awhile, however, getting back in the lady cave got the creative juices flowing!  i look forward to staying up too late again tomorrow night!  i've got ideas in my head that need to get on the table!

this week at the paper plunge, we challenge you to create a tall and skinny that ordinarily measures 8 X 3.5.  this size will fit in any letter-size envelope you can purchase in an office supply store.  the design team created some beautiful inspiration-please check them out!

here is what i did...

stamps:  best thoughts, hardwood, me=grateful
ink:  momento black, rich razzleberry and old olive reinkers, crumb cake, chocolate chip 
cardstock:  ivory naturals, soft suede, chocolate chip, blackberry bliss
extras:  ivory seam binding ribbon, aqua painter, lots of labels framelits, antique brads, 91% isopropyl alcohol

i love how the alcohol mixed with the ink makes it a bit thicker and easy to paint with, without weakening the paper.  and yes, tracey, more fussy cutting'!  i couldn't help myself.  i wonder if there are support groups for people like me?  hmmmm...but look how nice the layers are...

so worth the fussy cutting'! sweet daughter, sarah, just got engaged to a wonderful young man named harold!  it is so exciting and crazy all at the same baby is all grown up!!  the best part is, she is encouraging me to get the creative side of my brain to get to work!  

sarah is all about DIY...thank you, dear pinterest!  (you've made homemade go from nerdy to trendy!)  i have been dreaming of the day i would make my daughter's invitations, decorations, shower favors...i'm just giddy with excitement!  i feel like mrs. krank, from christmas with the kranks.  as she was getting ready to throw her daughter the best christmas party ever, she yelled to her husband, "luther!  get me my vest!"  that always cracks me up!  (i guess you had to see the movie to appreciate the analogy!)

speaking of sarah...she has grown to be someone i admire so much.  i am so proud of her for taking a risk and starting her own very trendy online business, DAISY NATIVES.  her headwraps are adorable and her tees are the next best thing!  She continues to be a full time baker at sugar + sunshine bakery in plainsboro, nj, so i know she is working hard!  please visit sarah online, on instagram and at the bakery!

so many young girls have reached out to her through social media to tell her she is 'all that and a bag of chips' and i couldn't agree more!  she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  she is such a hard worker and focused.  she is quirky and funny and definitely has her own drumline in her head that only she is following!  i am so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and it is amazing to watch her grow up with such grace...

sweet sarah-if i could give you one thing in life, i would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.  only then would you realize how special you are!  i love you more.

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you.

until next time-
peace be with you.