This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.....PSALM 118:24

Saturday, July 27, 2013

6 For 6 Challenge

The next birthday challenge for Flourishes 6th Birthday is to use all of the items on the above picture to create your card!  This is an exciting challenge as there is a lot of things to include on your card.  The Butterflies and Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes is one of my favorite stamp sets, I used Prisma Watercolors to color my images.  The label is Sizzix's Funky Labels Set and the sentiment is from Flourishes Botanical Bookplate stamp set.  Hope you all have had a chance to visit Flourishes website for all the fun challenges and celebrations.  Wishing Flourishes a Happy 6th Birthday!!

Timeless Tuesday #230 ~ Christmas In July With A Catch

 This week Challenge at Flourishes is Christmas In July with a Catch, the catch is to have your card semi flat.  What a fun challenge I love starting my Christmas cards in July it makes you start feeling the season!!!  I used Flourishes Meet Me Under The Mistletoe stamp set.  This set is just so pretty, I used Prisma Watercolors to color my image, added a little stickles to the mistletoe and a few small silver dots to finish it off.  I usually have a lot of dimension to my cards so this was a bit of a challenge! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

MDSM Challenge #24

This week's challenge at MDS MONDAY is to use the above sketch for your card or page.  Since we had just been to the waterpark and I had taken some cute picture, I choose to do a page.  This was a fun challenge and turned out so cute.  I just love my grandchildren and they always make for a cute page. Have a great week everyone!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flourishes Birthday Challenge # 4

The 4th Birthday Challenge at Flourishes is Color My World.  The challenge was to create your own background using ink.  The Beach Life stamp set from Flourishes was a perfect match for a beautiful sunset with a beautiful sky.  Using Stampin Up's inks Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace and Ballet Blue I created the summer sky at sunset.  The sun was created using an 1 inch punch and the refreshing drink is stamped and colored with copic markers.  I used sponges and blended the inks.  The end results are just beautiful!!  I can picture a beautiful summer evening as the sun is setting!!  Hope you all are having a wonderful day.  Remember to check in on Flourishes as the Birthday Celebrations continue.

Flourishes Birthday Challenge #3 - A Little Christmas In July

So onto the next Birthday Challenge for Flourishes 6th Birthday!!!  It's A Little Christmas In July, how fun!  I used Poinsettia and Pine stamp set from Flourishes.  I used the small pine stamp for my background paper and stamped it with Old Olive from Stampin Up.  The main images was colored with copic markers and embellished with stickles for that little sparkle.  I just love this stamp set it is so pretty.  Keep check Flourishes website for more fun birthday celebrations.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

MDSM Challenge #23

This week Challenge at MDSM is to use the sketch above for your design.  Sketches are always fun as the work is almost done for you!!  I had just downloaded pictures of my granddaughter Alyssa posing for us and knew I had to use these pictures.  She is so funny and cute and I knew these were perfect for the challenge.  Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Flourishes 6th Birthday ~ Black and White Challenge

Well my favorite website Flourishes is about to celebrate their 6th Birthday and is kicking off the celebration with the first of several challenges.  The first one is to use black and white on your creation.  I had to think outside of the box for this one, as I love to use color!!  I used the Summer Blossom stamp set from Flourishes for this card. Knowing I had to have a little bit of color I used the spotlight technique for a touch of color!  Make sure to checkout Flourishes website for all the exciting celebration activities!

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #229 ~ Make It A Mini

Today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes was a fun one!!!  You were to create 3 small cards.  I really had fun with this one, using all Flourishes stamp sets, Botanical Bookplate for 2 of them and Autumn Blossoms for the third one.  I used copic makers to color all 3 cards, added some stickles, ribbon, pearls and rhinestones to finish them! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Timeless Tuesday Challenge 228 ~ I Can See Clearly

It's time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes and the challenge is to use acetate on your project.  I used one of my favorite stamp sets from Flourishes Patriotism on Parade.  Using Primsa Pencil I colored the images and highlighted with some stickles.  Hope you all were able to stop by Flourishes website and see all the new stamp sets and lovely designs by the design team!  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flourishes Release Week

It release week at Flourishes and I just can't wait to see what they have for us this month!!!!  I always look forward to all the beautiful new stamps they release.  Be sure to stop by their website and view all the beautiful stamps, you want be disappointed.  It is a sketch challenge this month, I always love this type of challenge.  I used Blossoms and Butterflies stampset from Flourishes and for my sentiment I used Botancial Bookplates also from Flourishes.  I used Prisma watercolors to color my images, stamped them twice and cut out some of the images and popped them up on pop dots.  I cut the circle using Spellbinders circle dies and embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Looking forward to seeing all the new stamps!!!  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

4th of July Cards

The last 2 cards for this year!!!  I just love to use Sizzix's Pop n Cuts to make my cards. 

MDS Pages

I have really been getting a lot of pages finished, thanks to My Digital Studio!!!!  I love scrapbooking with this software.  Hope you all have been having a great weekend and had a fun 4th of July!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

MDSM 21 Challenge

Today's challenge at MDS is to use the sketch above and group photo boxes together.  I love to use sketches they are so much fun and designing is almost done for you!  I wanted to use this beautiful picture of my granddaughter, Alyssa.  I had seen a layout on Pinterest using this stamp set and it was just beautiful.  I thought I would like to use some of the ideas for my page. Not sure who to give credit for the inspiration, as I cannot find the post.  Hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!