Tuesday, March 20, 2018

He is Risen!

I have truly enjoyed every image in the Spring Zen stamp set by The Project Bin!  I simply love coloring the images.  I had so much fun with the tulips last week, I decided to use the same color combo on the cross this week.  I just love pink so why not indulge!  

As with all of the sentiments from The Project Bin this sentiment has a gorgeous font and a beautiful meaning.  We might celebrate by getting dressed up, hand out candy and have a nice Easter lunch but the real reason we set this day apart is that Christ the Lord is RISEN!!!!!  Jesus didn't stay on that cross!!  He has risen!

John 5:24“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Now that IS good news!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Stand Out!

I just love Saturdays!  It's the one day of the week, I get seven hours of sleep! At our house, most Saturdays begin slow and easy.  It's also my favorite day because I am one of the hostesses for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! This week Stacy chose Aquarium of the Pacific to inspire us for the IC641 Challenge.

I chose THIS cool photo for my inspiration.
I found the perfect coloring page and colored just one frog bright blue.  The Dr. Seuss sentiment in Spencer's Set from The Project Bin was just the right fit for my striking blue frog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tulip Tuesday!

Happy Tulip Tuesday to you! Even though some states are still experiencing nasty weather we can at least dream of tulips and spring!  

Today I am featuring the tulips from the Spring Zen stamp set by The Project Bin.  I just love this stamp set!  The sentiments are so pretty and I love coloring the images!

I stamped the tulip three times with Memento - Bamboo Leaves.  I colored the tulips with Copics.  In previous posts, I featured this set and colored the images with Chameleon Color Tones and I think I enjoyed that coloring process more than with the Copics. If you happened to miss them you can view them Here and Here.  I finished this spring card with one of the beautiful sentiments included in the Spring Zen stamp set.

In case you didn't get the chance to visit me yesterday
the owner of The Project Bin is the Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers this week!
In honor of her special week, Denise has a gift for all of us!  She is offering 20% off at The Project Bin online store all week!!! Just use the following code at checkout for the discount:

Thanks so very much for stopping by today!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Featured Stamper - Denise!

It's not often that I have a blog post on Sunday but today is special!  The owner of The Project Bin is the Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers this week!

In honor of her special week, Denise has a gift for all of us!  She is offering 20% off at The Project Bin  online store all week!!! Just use the following code at checkout for the discount:

For my card today I chose THIS card of Denise's to CASE (copy and share everything).  I loved her card when I saw it on The Project Bin blog so I was super excited to CASE it!  I kept Denise's layout, used floral paper as she did but kept my card to just the white, yellow and gray.  I added a doily behind my focal image. I ended up leaving off the flowers because I didn't have any that looked right.  I stamped the sentiments just as Denise did but I dropped the "I" in the "I love you" sentiment because this will be from all of our family.

It was such a pleasure to be able to CASE Denise's card.  It made for a quick and easy card.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look today and don't forget to go shop!!! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Deer Mom

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  This blog post almost didn't happen today because my computer could not load those goofy microsoft updates and decided it had been asked one too many times and faded to black!!  Our local library to the rescue along with a little help from my cell phone and the owner of The Project Bin, I get to share a brand new stamp set by The Project Bin despite a dead computer!  Technology definitely has its ups and downs!!!  

This sweet  Deer Mom stamp set is a super sweet set celebrating mom!!!  The set includes 10 sweet sentiments in beautiful fonts that The Project Bin is known for as well as a gorgeous deer image!

This pretty deer reminded me of some of the gorgeous watercolor designs I have seen of animals with flowers around their heads so I stamped and colored the deer, then die cut some leaves and flowers.  

I used the CAS(E) This Sketch CTS#261 

for my design and changed the square to a circle for my sweet deer. 

Deer Mom

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Rolling Through the Holidays

It's the first of the month and that means a new Fan Club Christmas Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!

I fell in love with Love Bug Christmas kit from Unity Stamp Co. as soon as I saw it!  It reminded me of a crazy childhood Christmas memory.  We lived in Montana and my dad decided that we would go out and cut down a Christmas tree and bring it home on top of our VW Bug.  My dad, the original Clark Griswold (bad luck and all).  My mother assures me that this wasn't as dumb an idea as you might think.  She tells us that the VW Bug could go anywhere in any kind of weather.  It wasn't the least bit afraid of snowy roads.  Unfortunately, snow banks were a different story. Somehow my dad backed into a huge one.  It was a bit dicey for a bit.  It grew dark and not a soul in sight.  This was in the olden days you know, before cell phones.  Eventually, my dad placed a treasured baby blanket underneath the tires for traction and managed to get us out.  If you were wondering...nope we never did bring home a tree instead, my sister and I have an adventure we won't ever forget and I collect VW Bug images with trees on top!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring is in the Air

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week I am once again featuring Spring Zen by The Project Bin colored with Chameleon Color Tone Pens.  I couldn't wait to color the eggs after coloring the cross last week.  There is something very relaxing about coloring the images in the Spring Zen stamp set!

This week Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to "Make Your Own Background".  For my background I stamped Distress inks on acetate, spritzed with water then tapped onto the card base.  I was impressed with the way the heavyweight cardstock held up to the water!

Carol is this week's Featured Stamper: FS577 over at Splitcoaststampers.  Her gallery is full of charming cards.  I chose her sweet Happy Easter card to inspire my design.  Her card features a cute bunny and a large Easter egg.  I am featuring two large Easter eggs and changed everything else.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to stop by next week when I color the zentangle tulips!!!  :)

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  "Make Your Own Background"

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Most Beautiful

This week Brenda is our hostess for the IC638 challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  She has selected a gorgeous site to inspire our creativity!  I found THIS photo and went searching for my Unity bottle stamps.  

I simply love the all the white space around the clear bottles with a pop of color from the flowers in the photo so I created a similar look for my card.  This kit is an Angie Blom design from Unity Stamp Co. called A Chance Every Day AND I just found out it's on sale this weekend, HALF off!!!!  :)

I stamped the inside with the sentiment in the kit.  Such a great reminder to look for the beautiful in our days!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Spring Zen

Hello Friends!  Today I get to share a brand new set from The Project Bin!
The new set is Spring Zen and it includes three beautiful images to color and six fabulous sentiments.  I envision hours of fun coloring these fun zentangle inspired images!

Coloring the cross with its pretty swirls and curves was so relaxing with my Chameleon Color Tone Pens.  I used PK5 and Infused PR4 for the flowers.  For the curves, I used OL3 and infused YL2.

With this card, I am celebrating BOSS, this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers!  THIS card was my inspiration with its pretty spring scene surrounded by lots of white space! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cool Cat, Warm Day, a play on the Montly Theme

Happy Caturday!  
Today at Splitcoaststampers, Stacy picked a floral site to inspire us.  You can check out the challenge at IC637.

I chose THIS photo for my inspiration.  I wanted to play with this sweet "Sitting Here" set by SU! (demonstrator Lydia Fiedler) which I bought in the fall but had not inked yet.  My garden seating is a swing instead of a chair as in the photo and I added a few extras, like the kitty and bird!  I used the color of the flowers in the photo for the pillows and the flowers in the flower pot.  

I am also playing along with this month's Dirty Dozen theme sketch at Splitcoaststampers.  The theme this month is "Cold Hands Warm Heart".  I have a warm spring day, warm colored pillows and flowers along with one very Cool cat and a cool blue sky.  

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lemony Yellow!

Today I have a super fun card to share featuring Hole Foods by The Project Bin!  

This is a fun "builder" stamp.  First I stamped the donut, then I inked up the glaze in lemon yellow.  A sprinkle stamp is included with the set but I chose to add enamel dot sprinkles this time.

I have staged my card with this very special tea set.  My sister gave this to me for my 9th birthday.  Somehow I managed to hang onto this treasure through countless childhood moves including one where we had to leave all of our possessions behind!  I can't remember if I packed it with my clothes or what but this little tea set and a doll I was given when I was 5 years old were all that made it to adulthood with me!

This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers is (Michelerey) and I chose THIS sunny card to inspire my design!

Now here's a look at the yummy Hole Foods stamp set!

He is Risen!

I have truly enjoyed every image in the Spring Zen stamp set by The Project Bin !  I simply love coloring the images.  I had so much fun w...