Friday, May 18, 2018

Muse and Addicted to Stamps and More

Hi there:

Tracey's darling card at Muse this week got me working on a card for a friend recovering from surgery.  I was inspired by the cute critter, the center placement and the popped up panel on Tracey's card.

Images are from Newton's Nook and I used simple copic coloring. The outer die is from MFT.

Since I used markers  I am also submitting to Addicted to Stamps and More, Make your Mark.


Thanks much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Inspired by

Hi there!

Today's card was inspired by the fabulous image at Inspired by all the little things.

I love that wood with a bit of peeling paint, and those big blooms with the black centers in the inspiration image below.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May Bizarre Day

Hello -

May's bizarre day is May 16th - Love a  Tree day.  I do love trees. I love them all year round - when its stark and cold in winter, when they are full  of color in fall, when they are lush and green in summer and mostly in the spring when some of them bloom.

I love both the cherry blossoms and the magnolias - my two favorite springtime flowering trees.  This card is was inspired by them.  I followed the AI Watercolor Wednesday video for placement. 

After about 5 years, my crafty space is finally set up and organized in a way that makes it feel open and friendly for crafting.  I've been putting it together piecemeal deciding what I do like and what I don't.  This space also holds my "office" where I help out hubs.  This final push included doubling plus my shelving, purging things I had stuffed away in every nook and cranny, and organizing so I can just look and know what is where.  I thought I would share a photo.  Its a panoramic shot and has a bit of distortion on the right side.

My window is west facing, and gives me light most of the day. I am on the second floor - outside that window is a stand of trees - a small woods and a bird feeder.  I often get side tracked by the squirrel antics, the birds, and the hopeful yet unsuccessful cats stalking both the birds and squirrels. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!