Saturday, January 21, 2017

Grateful for a Friend

Hello, Friends!  It's time to share a project using a Flourishes lc set of stamps.  Today I am showcasing Winter Birds. Here is what I did to create this card for you basing it on the theme of CAS--Clean and Simple--our Friends DT challenge from Toni this week.

Flourishes products:  Winter Birds

Other products:  kraft card stock, Promarkers, Copic Markers, Chameleon Pens, My Favorite Things die

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Friends of Flourishes DT blogs to see what they have to share with you today.  DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie

Monday, January 16, 2017

Friendship Quilt

Hello, friends.  I'm focusing on cozy and warm thoughts and hearts today.  My pieced quilt card speaks of friendship.  What could be more cozy than a warm quilt.  I punched square and adhered them to a card top to create a pieced quilt and used an embossing folder to add texture.  The sentiment may be from TCM Studio, not sure.   I will share my project at the Paper Smooches Challenge Blog with the theme of "cozy."  I will share it at Word Art Wednesday too.  Hope you enjoy!

Snowy Hearts

Hello, friends.  It's cold in many places right now, but it's warm and sunny in Florida.  Maybe because we have so much sunshine and no snow that making a snowy card is so much fun for Floridians.  Here is card using the Paper Smooches mini hearts set with a winter theme.  I will enter it in the PS monthly challenge with the theme of "cozy."  I think hugs, love, and hearts add a cozy slant to a wintery scene.  I will share my project at Word Art Wednesday.

The Way You Are

Hello, friends.  Today I am thinking about friendship and the warm and cozy feelings associated with friends.    I love that a true friend accepts you the way you really are.
The image for this card is a freebie from Paper Smooches.  I had some fun with it and hope you get my sense of humor.  I am entering my project in the monthly challenge at Paper Smooches  blog entitled "cozy" and Word Art Wednesday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Love, Love, Love

Hello again.  With only a month until Valentine's Day, love is on our minds, and It's time to share an image and project from Flourishes.  Shirley has challenged the Friends of Flourishes design team to use the theme "Love Makes the World Go Around."  And what do you think of when you think of Valentine's Day and love?  Roses.  Who can resist roses?  Not many of us, and the red ones are so wonderful.  I am using an image from the Endearing Rose set and every red and green alcohol marker in my stash.  I will share this project with my friends at World Art Wednesday.

How did I do it?  I used a digital version, extracted the roses from the roses/vase image in the set, enlarged it for a square card and the correct size for the grid die.  Then I colored it, and cut it with the grid die.   And the bow?  My bow maker is in a secret and safe location so I am practicing a new technique for a double ribbon bow that I found HERE.  I figure I can always find my left hand and it's always available.

Now you should check out the Friends DT and see what they have created for your viewing pleasure based on our theme. Davi , Gloria, Kren, Shirley, Toni ,Vickie .

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