November 22, 2020

Warm Wishes for the Creative Confetti Challenge

There's a winter-themed challenge at Power Poppy's Creative Confetti Challenge.  My image is Camille's Cactus from We Are 3, digitally colored.  The sentiment and background are also from We Are 3 - Sending You and Magical Scenes.  The theme is Winter Time - we were to create a card to represent this beautiful season.   Are you getting jealous?  This card shows you a representation of the beautiful winters I get to enjoy here in Arizona.  Now I did think I could take some time and add some snow for fun - but I didn't want to jinx myself!  We've had an unusually warm summer - and I'm planning on that being true for this year's winter weather as well.  

The simple design is inspired by this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast - I'm busy and wanted to create something simple.


November 21, 2020

The Paper Ala Mode Challenge

I chose the adorable Victorian Holiday for today's card. She's a printable from We Are 3. I cut two copies, fussy cut around the Victorian lady, and popped her up to look like she's coming out of the frame.
Look at her!  Is that printable precious or what?  There are three others included in the collection - all precious.  You can see them in the We Are 3 Etsy shop.  Go shop!

Love this Victorian style.  The Victorian Holiday printables are coordinated with the Victorian Christmas paper collection.  The Merry Christmas sentiments come in a variety of colors and have a bit of a glitter look to them.
We Are 3 Digital Paper  Victorian Christmas image 0     We Are 3 Digital Printables Victorian Holiday Printables image 0     We Are 3 Digital Sentiments  Merry Christmas Greetings image 0

November 20, 2020

Snippy Scrappers "Sweater" Layout

This baby layout just melts my heart.  It was inspired by a Sweater Page at the Snippy Scrappers' Zoom class Wednesday.  The digital paper is from Digi Crea, and I used a lot of my millions of pearls for buttons and lacy embellishments.  The lace color is from Monica's Creative Room.   

November 19, 2020

Purse Textures by We Are 3

The newest release at We Are 3 is Purse Textures - perfect timing for fun gift packages for the holidays!  I made this gift package that will hold some color coordinated nail products to donate for a teenage girl needing Christmas gifts.   

Isn't this gorgeous?  You may be thinking - "but so dark!"  However, on her wish list, the teenager requested dark clothes and makeup....I think she will brighten up when she sees the fund black and gold nail strips inside.  I seriously thought about keeping those nail strips for myself!  LOL!

November 15, 2020

Two in One Day

I get the idea of a crop after spending the weekend participating in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop - I am getting so many of my photos scrapbooked!  And I'm enjoyed using the Spring Medley pak - double duty!  Everything I used on this page is from the Spring Medley pack. 

So you still have until midnight to participate.  What are you waiting for?

November 14, 2020

Sketch Layout with Creative Memories

This weekend I decided to participate in something a little different for me - a virtual crop at Creative Memories.  They are sharing lots of sketch challenges (and prizes).  I don't think Creative Memories papers need to be used, but I did decide to do my newest book using their Spring Medley, so by the end of the weekend, I will have lots of pages completed....maybe! i used the fabulous Spring Medley, along with a banner from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I really love the way it came out.  Be sure to check out the virtual crop for more inspiration - there are loads of Creative Memories goodness there!

A Sweet Easter Layout

 Here's a simple layout I adapted from a sketch at the Creative Memories Virtual Crop - using Spring Medley from Creative Memories.  

Isn't that the cutest bunny ever?  He's surround by my husband's family.  I added elements from the same pak.  A sizzic die cut completes the layout with a message of "love."  This layout is for the Creative Memories virtual crop this weekend - stop by their Facebook page for more fabulous inspiration from the crop-goers.  You have until Midnight Sunday to play!

November 13, 2020

A Sweet Nature Layout

Here's a layout using papers from Best of Autumn from We Are 3.  I think those autumn colors work well with the nature photos from the Desert Museum. 

I like how the rows of small photos so represents how you feel when you visit the museum. 

November 12, 2020

Relaxing in the Yard!

Sitting in our yard, it's evident retirement was a good choice!  Here are photos from an evening on which we are celebrating the "wild" horses visiting our neighborhood.  


November 11, 2020

Mommy's Last Outing

Happy Friday!  It's a new sketch challenge month at Stick It Down!  This sketch caught my eye - It was easy.  I colored the deer digitally and popped them up.  The cute cherubs came from the paper collection I'm using - Positive Vibes.  Pop over to Stick It Down and have a look at what everyone else is doing with this sketch.  

November 10, 2020

We Are 3 Eart Expressions

This one is easy peasy. I selected paper from one of We Are 3's Earth Expressions.  I added flowers from an old coloring book - so much fun to color.  I love this earthy background - has such a geode effect.  I fussy cut the vase of flowers and popped them.  I added a woven sentiment sticker from my stash.  Then I was finished!  

November 9, 2020

We Are 3 Ink-Blended Scenes New Release

The weather has been quite lovely, though we had some much too cool days last week!  I'm still playing with all the new ink-blending goodies at We Are 3.  Today I made a simple card using the Ink-Blended Scenes from We Are 3.  Today the scene is graced by Camille's Cactus and Camille's Cactus Flower. 

The Ink-Blended Scenes are so perfect for a little soft soothing touch to your cards - WITHOUT THE FUSS!  Just resize for your needs and print.  The design team has done a fabulous job using these scenes, so be sure to take a look on the Facebook Page.

November 8, 2020

Stick It Down Challenge

Stick it Down has a wonderful single-page sketch this month.  I would have never thought of connecting my title to the background - and so easy to put together!  I kept the layout simple - for my pregnant niece.  I still love the paper collection I chose for this book - Positive Vibes from Digi Crea.  

I've had the ladybug stickers forever!  Their colors go so well with my paper choices, and make adding a little color to the page so easy.  Take a look at other takes on the Stick It Down sketch here....and come play along!

November 7, 2020

Paper Ala Mode Give Thanks

Our challenge this week is to Give Thanks.  I started with paper from Pumpkin Delight.
Be sure to stop by Paper Ala Mode to see lovely projects posted.
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November 5, 2020

Power Poppy - Creative Confetti - Let There be Peace

For this week's Power Poppy challenge, I created a simple card using a number of the fabulous stamp Acorn Ornaments from Power Poppy.

Here I not only have a card wishing Peace on Earth, but coloring these beautiful ornaments was the most peaceful time I've had this crazy week.  I love how these turned out.  I feared I couldn't do these justice after seeing others' work - but they just came all together easily.  I realized that my peace is coloring images that are simple as these are.  I enjoy single items such as these acorns much more than floral arrangements and bouquets and scenes and people.  I prefer a simple single flower layer that I can build - that's what I like about these acorns - I am seeing using these a lot this Christmas season.

November 3, 2020

Creative Memories Zoom Class - 10/21/20

Woo Hoo!  Every other Wednesday during the pandemic means it's time for new layouts from Snippy Scrappers.  

This layout makes a beautiful bold statement.  The papers and embellishment is from We Are 3 - Trains.   Be sure to visit We Are 3's Facebook page to see fabulously inspirational work from the Design team.


November 2, 2020

We Are 3 Ink-Blended Scenes

I'll tell you - I've had a fun time the latest releases from We Are 3.  For those of you who want an ink-blended work but don't have the tools - or, like me, don't like the mess and time involved - try these digital Ink Blendings.  Here I've used Ink-Blended Scenes.  The bottom pattern is Muddy Paws.