Tuesday, February 28, 2017

National Floral Design Day

Today is National Floral Design Day!  Since I am horrible at arranging flowers, I decided to join in with a card.

Here is mine:

Sorry the picture is blurry!  It kind of plays with your eyes, doesn't it?  I think the shadows and the doubling vines are hard to capture on camera.

Anyway, wishing you a beautiful, flower filled day!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Polar Bear Day

Today is National Polar Bear Day.  Who knew?  I'm having a lot of fun with these national days.  They have given me so much inspiration!

I've had this one polar bear set for a while and this was the perfect way to break it in!

I used a brayer and covered it in white craft ink.  I then rolled it onto an embossing folder.  I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot (in the folder) and then set it aside to dry.  I then stamped my polar bear and started coloring.  I felt he needed some "pop", so used some pearly stuff on the hat, nose, paw, and skates.  I found a glittery snowflake I made years ago and decided to use it.  But, it needed something in the middle, so it got a rhinestone :)  I love this guy - looks like he's having so much fun, right?

Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fairy Tales Do Come True, It Can Happen To You.....

Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day!  So, what's your favorite fairy tale?  Mine has and always will be Cinderella.  I love that story and have loved almost every telling I've read and seen of it. 

I wanted to capture this day in a card.  So, I made this:

Isn't she cute?  I love the little frog too :) 

Enjoy the day - get caught up in reading a fairy tale!  Have fun and live young!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 24, 2017

February is National Bird Feeding Month!

I love feeding the birds and watching them.  So, I was so happy when Jennifer decided that today's theme would be about birds!  It also is a great time to do a bird theme since February is National Bird Feeding Month.

Here is the card I created:

I decided to use the bird in the cage from the Badges & Banners stamp set.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  I then punched out the images using the matching Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  I used a piece of designer paper from the Playful Palette Stack and took the colors from the designer paper to color in the bird stamp.  To finish it off, I used the basic rhinestone jewels on the cage and as the "o" in hello.  I also decided to "hang" the birdcage using a piece of silver ribbon. 

Please check out the other bird projects over at Sisters In Stamping!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Give your furry some extra love today!

Today is National Love Your Pet Day!  So, give your furry family member or members some extra TLC and extra treats today :)

I have cats and rabbits, but decided to break into a new stamp set I've been wanting to use.  Isn't this little kitty cute?  I made the background using some smaller stamps, randomly stamping them all over.  I tried to color the kitty to look like my Tortie, Emmie (she's the kitty on my blog title picture!)  She's such a little stinker, but I totally love her. 

I adore all of my furries and couldn't imagine our home and life without them!  So, I'll be giving them each more head rubs and treats today!  If you have furries, please give them a head rub for me too!  Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Red, red wine....

Today is National Drink Wine Day!  I'm all for it.  I love red wine, so I'll be celebrating tonight! 

I broke out a stamp set that I've had forever and have never used.  I thought it would be a good one to celebrate the day.

If you celebrate today, please drink responsibly and have a great time!  Cheers!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Flowers in Winter

Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Beat The Winter Blues Flower Project".  Winter is a really hard time to be cheerful and this winter has been a tough one on my friends and family with the deaths of so many loved ones.  So, I know I was supposed to make a flower project to beat the winter blues, but I was in a friendly sharing in the blues mood since just getting news of another passing.  To all of you going through a tough time, please know you are not alone.

I decided to make a card and decorate a small tissue box.  I used the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper for both. 
 I built the flowers and leaves on this card using some dies from the Flower Fair Framelits.    The larger petal flower was die cut from Rich Razzleberry, the inner flower die cut from the DSP, and the leaves from Mint Macaron.  I used my bone folder to curl the larger petals and then adhered the inner flower.  I added some mini Pearl Basic Jewels in the insde of each flower and around the framed oval piece of Blushing Bride.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set.
 I built the tissue flower using the Blossom Builder punch.  The flower is made using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and the leaves punched out from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I also wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the top of the tissue box.

I'm sure the Sisters In Stamping have done fabulous flower projects.  Check them out here.

 Wishing you all a beautiful day and a bloomin' wonderful weekend!  Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's Day is just a couple days away.  Are you ready?  The Sisters In Stamping are!  We have made cards this week to share with you.  Check out the other cards here.

I made two cards using the new Sending Love Designer Series Stack, Large Letters Framelits, Sending Love ribbons, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Pearl Basic Jewels.  These came together really quickly and were fun to make. 

Hope you all have a wonderful and lovely Valentine's Day!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Let's Go Fly A Kite....

I loved Mary Poppins as a kid and today is a great day to fly a kite or watch Mary Poppins because today is National Kite Flying Day!

To celebrate, I broke out one of my Fluffles stamps and got to work.  I love this kitty!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Send A Friend A Card!

Today is National Send A Card To A Friend Day!  I don't always think to tell my friends how special they are to me.  So, I decided to join in today and send one of my very bestest friends a card to let her know :)

This is the card I made and I hope she'll like it!

Hope you reach out to your friend(s) today too!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!