Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Touches Your Heart

For today's card, I paired a #bff sentiment from The Project Bin with the heart die from the In My Heart stamp & die set.  The sentiment is especially meaningful at this time.  I have been shown kindness that touches my heart from friends both near and far.  Just this weekend, I received more beautiful handmade cards designed by sweet friends from the Splitcoaststampers Community.  Pretty hugs in an envelope!  

Since it was a long weekend and our son was able to come home we moved his 21st birthday celebration a few weeks early and celebrated him this weekend  It was a lovely weekend.  I always miss our son when he heads back to school but this time it was a little harder so when I sat down later in the evening to design this week's Project Bin card, I looked for a little inspiration.  I found the inspiration I needed from this week's Featured Stamper at SCS.  I love THIS beautiful CAS design by Lisa. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SC679, Patterned Paper, and a Smile

It's Wednesday and that means a new sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  SC679 is brought to us by Cathy and it's a lovely sketch!

I distressed the edges then chose this sentiment from the #bff stamp set by The Project Bin.  I have someone special in mind for this.  This friend is full of sparkle!  Every post she creates, every comment she makes overflows with enthusiasm and sweetness.

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday  - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squishy Hugs

Everyone knows I love pink and Valentine's Day is all about pink but as I was putting together this card I was thinking about someone who loves green.  I love the words and design of this sentiment from the In My Heart stamp set by The Project Bin which was designed to fit the heart die that is included in the set.

I have a goal this year to use up some of the wonderful designer paper I have acquired so with that in mind, I chose fun papers then stamped the sentiment in the middle of the spreadsheet paper.  I die cut the heart surrounding the sentiment then I die cut a heart from a piece of foam craft paper so that the heart is completely raised.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I love you so much I could squish every one of my blog readers in a big hug! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

For You in Blue

The IC631 Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is brought to us this week by Julie.  She has chosen a rich site for us to be inspired by.  I was inspired by the beautiful artwork HERE.

I die cut flowers and leaves from SU! Bouquet Bunch and stamped the sentiment from the SU! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  For this card, I went simply with die cutting and sponging since I am still taking things very easy and even a little thing like extra stamping steps can be overwhelming.  In the future, I look forward to creating a grand variety of floral cards!

If you are looking for an SU! demo, look no further than Lydia at Understandblue!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Vases and a sketch

Hello!  I am a little late with this post but the fun thing about playing in a Splitcoaststampers challenge is they never expire!  

I created this card for Cathy's SC678 sketch challenge.  It's a great sketch offering lots of possibilities!  

I am featuring all Prickley Pear stamps products on this card.  I stamped the flowers from the Spring Scalloped Circle stamp set and added a sentiment from the Scalloped Circle Oval 5 stamp set.  The vases are one of three dies in the Mini Vases die set.  I die cut three and colored them with Copics then popped them up.  

A super easy but striking card for those days when life doesn't allow much time for stamping.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fun to do the Impossible

Happy New Year!
Well, maybe a day late but still it's my first post of the new year.  I hope you had a sweet celebration.  Ours was very quiet but we were all home together and that is time to treasure with an almost 21-year-old and a 17-year-old!

 At the beginning of a new year it's always fun to think of it as a fresh start, therefore, I chose this sentiment from the Wise Men stamp set by The Project Bin to encourage us all to try something that maybe we have failed at in the past.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of designer paper that looks like a chalkboard.  I created a frame by using a wood grain die, added some flowers and a ribbon hanger.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dents and Scratches

This week's Inspiration Challenge (IC630) at Splitcoaststampers is Cost Plus World Market.  I selected about eight photos which I thought might be my inspiration but then I found this wall decor. Life does not have to be perfect to be beautiful. 

I don't have a stamp set with that sentiment but I do have the Dents and Scratches kit by Unity Stamp Co.

 I don't think anyone gets to a half a century plus a few years without receiving a few dents and scratches!  This kit means even more to me this year as I am recovering from an auto accident.

My plan was to keep my card super simple and just place the sentiment on a tag to mimic the wall decor photo but then I remembered the beautiful  I Will Never Leave You kit by Phyllis Harris (also from Unity Stamp Co.) and I just had to see how they would look together.  In keeping with the photo inspiration, I kept as much uncolored space as I could with just a bit of color.

I hope that 2018 has fewer dents and scratches but if not we can rest in the hope that those dents and scratches can be made beautiful. 

In case I don't get back here with another post, I want to wish you a very Happy New Year filled with beautiful things!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A special day for The Project Bin and Denise

Hi and welcome to a special event day for all of us at The Project Bin!  

Today we are celebrating the birthday of Denise, owner, and designer of The Project Bin stamps!  In honor of one of the sweetest people, we know The Project Bin Design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her fabulous stamps!

For my card, I am celebrating Denise's sweet friendship with the #BFF stamp set. 

I hope you will hop along with all the team to see their beautiful creations!  If you came here from Nancy's Blog your next stop is Barb Deichl

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This Season More Than Most

 Plaid paper and the MISTI made this a quick and fun card.  I still had this gorgeous sentiment from The Project Bin on my MISTI.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Joyful Song stamp set then die cut a cross-stitched frame with a new set of dies my sweet friend, Janeen sent me.

For quick and easy embellishment I used flourish die cuts and pine boughs then tucked them behind the sentiment.  The card remains nice and flat for easy mailing but still has lots of interest.

This year more than most I am grateful to behold Him and embrace the spirit of the season instead of all the trimmings.  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vintage Snowflakes with Red Rubber Designs

Hello!  I have just a little tease for you today on my blog.  I created a Christmas card with Vintage Santa Unmounted Stamp set from Red Rubber Designs and I am sharing the full card on the Red Rubber Designs Blog so hop on over let me know what you think!

Vintage Santa

Thanks for looking and stop by the Red Rubber Designs Online store for beautifully designed Winter and Christmas Cling Mount stamps and Christmas Unmounted stamps.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Some of us had the chance to be Growing In Unity Girls over the past few months and today we invite you to hop along with us for a chance to win one of two prize packages!

For my card, I am featuring this adorable stamp kit, Meowy by Unity Stamp Co.  Isn't that just the cutest kitty all snuggled up and ready for winter? The ornaments sitting beside her look like they are in excellent condition so maybe instead of knocking them all off the tree, she is just beginning her decorating!

Please hop along with us and leave a comment for your chance to win one of two prize packs!

Angela Bode - That's Me!

Thanks so much Unity Stamp Co. for inviting me to be a GIU girl and for offering such a fun hop with prizes on my BIRTHDAY!

Touches Your Heart

For today's card, I paired a #bff sentiment from The Project Bin with the heart die from the In My Heart stamp & die set.  T...