August 30, 2017

Watercolor Rose

I have one more card to share with you before I get to working on some layouts - falling a little behind.  This card features Sketch #418 at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  
For my background I used a piece of We Are 3 digital paper - Nature Blends - layered on a black cardfront.  I printed a sentiment on coordinating blue paper.  The last step was to add a "practice" rose from Kit and Clowder - watercolored with Color Burst.
Inspired by the following challenges:

August 29, 2017

Sweet Little Pumpkin Bear

One of my favorite challenges is a fairly new challenge - Digitally Made.  Entries must be all digital - not papercrafted.  It's a lot of fun for a change to create pretty one-layer cards - and digital works best for that.  These cards are perfect to share as Facebook greetings to all your friends.  The theme for Challenge #4 is animals - so I've added Simply Cute Bear from Kadoodle Bug Designs.


Scraplift Sunday

Today's layout was inspired by Scraplift Sunday Challenge at Paper Issues.  I used We Are 3's Little Star digital paper collection and other fun images.
After printing the star background, I decided to turn the layout sideways. I added a title and mats for my photos.  Embellished with additonal stars, some hearts, and a bit of happy sunshine.

August 27, 2017

Summer Butterflies

For this week's Featured Stamper card, I've chosen Summer Butterflies from We Are 3.  
For this card, I created a coordinating chevron background to mimic the background stamp the Featured Stamper used. I added a butterfly and sentiment.  
I'd love to see what you make using We Are 3 digital papers, so stop by our Facebook Page and share your projects using products from We Are 3.  I'll be looking for YOU on the timeline . . . 

August 26, 2017

Pop of Pumpkins

Today I'm sharing another card using We Are 3's Pumpkin Delight.  This time I printed the Patch design at 5-1/2" to create the background.  I printed the same digital paper 15 1-3/4" for the vertical accent strip.  I used the Letter design from the collection to paper piece the flowers.  I added a background for the flowers using the Farm Fresh design behind the flowers - changing the opacity to 50% so there's a bit of color, but it's not as bright as the pumpkins and flowers.

August 25, 2017

Blog Lovers Blog Hop - When Pigs Fly

Welcome to the Blog Lover's weekly Blog Hop.  Today's card is a shameless CASE of this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers - an adorable little pig card.
Be sure to visit the other blogs for today's hop:
  • Barb Prendergast --
  • Bev Code -
  • Camille Short -

August 23, 2017

Pumpkin Delight

To create the background for today's card, I took a sheet from We Are 3's August Release Pumpkin Delight - increased it's size, copied it, and rotated it so the two borders were together. To bring it together, I also used a piece of that doubled border for the strip on top. I added a strip of pumpkins, matted, added a sentiment - simple card with a lot of bang for the buck.
I'd love to see your cards using We Are 3 digital papers, so stop by their Facebook Page and share any projects using We Are 3.

August 22, 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I took advantage of Michael's sale on canvases and - FINALLY - completed my home decor in my bedroom.  After a picture fall several years ago that broke the picture glass and ripped a massive hole in our couch, my hubby is not too thrilled about hanging things on the wall.  I'm generally good about this - 3M works for most things.  When we built our house ten years ago, he wasn't trusting 3M over our bed - visions of having something fall on his hea while sleeping.  After a month or so - I could not stand the blank cream walls.  So I improvised by covering some cardboard squares with scrapbooking paper - TEMPORARY until I found something I liked.  I had my pop of color and he felt he would survive if a 4 oz. piece of cardstock fell on him.

After 8-9 years, that cardboard was looking a bit shabby - okay, mighty shabby.  I just didn't know what I wanted, though - and I refuse to pay a lot of money for something I'm not sure about.  Last week, though, I had an aha moment - and this is what I came up with.  I am loving it - and my hubby is loving it even more!

I painted the canvases with acrylic paint and yes, again covered them with scrapbook paper (at least it's canvas and not cardboard - a step up into the world).  This time I designed my own panels using Red, Orange, and Yellow Blossoms from Digital Fields.  I colored the blossoms and background using papers form a variety of collections from We Are 3 - Toasty Warm, Mermaid Love, Once Upon a Time, and Peppermint.

Here is a close up of one of the panel so you can see the paper patterns better.  I just love how these patterns added subtle color throughout.


August 21, 2017

Neebish Subway Art

Today's project features my first vinyl project (drum roll here).  I was inspired by the current challenge at Sizzix eClips and eCal Users Group - using Subway Art.  I made this for my sister who lives on a small island in Michigan.

August 20, 2017

Pumpkin Delight Card

Check out We Are 3 for great digital papers!  It's time to begin thinking of fall projects - Pumpkin Delight has beautiful colors to help you officially welcome Autumn.

August 19, 2017

Relaxation - Paper Ala Mode Challenge

Please join us at the Paper Ala Mode Challenge at Outlawz Challenges. This week's theme is Relaxation - sponsored by the Cutting Cafe. Doesn't an umbrella drink just scream relaxation? I'm using a a sentiment from the Circle Words Set by the Cutting Cafe.  I made my first triple-easel card...very difficult to photograph - but gorgeous to see!

August 18, 2017

Blog Hop - Lavender Golden Owls

I've been thinking about making Halloween treat bags for the neighbors - I tend to wait until the last minute, then have to scurry.  I decided for the girl ghouls to make something a bit more girlie than Halloweeny, so I chose Lavender Golden digital papers from We Are 3.  I was inspired by a post at Paper Crave.  I like what I ended up with.  Paper Crave provides a great free template, if you're interested.  Here's what I came up with.

Here is the entire list of Blog Hop participants.  Check out the other beautiful projects!
  • Barb Prendergast--
  • Bev Code -
  • Camille Short -

August 17, 2017

We Are 3 - Fantasy

This is a card for We Are 3's August Release.  I used digital papers from the Fantasy Collection and a sentiment from the Special Wishes Collection.  End result, I think, is very pretty.

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August 16, 2017

Groom's Mother

Today's post features a layout featuring my mother-in-law at our wedding - and some pretty little blossom accents.
To create this layout, I used digital papers from two We Are 3 collections - Stamping Studio Welcome Package and Burlap Beach.

August 15, 2017

SALSA Card Swap - Birds of a Feather - Using We Are 3 Scents of Christmas

Today I am sharing "Birds of a Feather" using Birdcage Silhouettes (Raccoon Girl Designs).  I had "fun" melding the papers from Scents of Christmas (We Are 3) to form the background of the Beautiful Feather (Love SVG).  I finished off with a sentiment from Early Bird Sentiments (We Are 3).

                We Are 3, Early Bird Sentiments,  Pre-Colored Printable

August 14, 2017

Turkey Card

I made this card using We Are 3's Pumpkin Delight digital paper collection.  I did a little paper piecing for the turkey -just love his polka-dot tail feathers.

August 13, 2017

Mystery Item - Sequins Waste

Sequins waste is the mystery item for our local scrappin' group SALSA . . . I created this card.

August 11, 2017

Blog Lovers Blog Hop - Autumn Project using the Sizzix Eclips

Thank you for joining us for the new weekly Blog Lovers Blog Hop. Blog Lovers is a Facebook Group for scrappers - we love to share our work with you. Perhaps you'll join us next week - if interested, leave Barb Prendergast a message on her blog (list at bottom of post).
This week at Sizzix Eclips and eCal Users Groups, the challenge is an autumn project.  I am sharing a fun autumn card using the Sunflower file from Etsy Studio and Viney Leaves from My Scrap Chick.  Using a card from this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers, I created this amazing card.  I had to do some serious thinking about how to use the files to get the effect I wanted - very pleased with the results.

The stops on today's blog hop:

      August 10, 2017

      We Are 3 New Release

      We Are 3 has released new digital papers, images, and sentiments for August.  Check them out here - aren't they fun?  I am sharing a card that showcases Pumpkin Delight - these colors are perfect for Autumn wishes.

      Golf Notecards Using Happy Birthday Collection

      I hope you're having a great day.  I am sharing notecards today that have a little golf theme for my hubby's golf partner.  We Are 3's Happy Birthday Collection had some perfect colors.

      We Are 3 Digital Paper, Happy Birthday & Sentiment,  Kit and Clowder