Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday . . .

So today is Maundy Thursday which is the day Christ was tried and buried.  It can be a sad day to think about the sacrifice he made for us.  It can also be a joyful time in the church I worship in it is also the day our confirmads take communion for the 1st time!  this card is for a special young lady that I have mentoring that is taking her 1st Communion today.  These spunky colors definitely remind me of this young ladies bright personality.
For this card I used Sweet Leaf and Juniper which happen to be part of the challenge this week over at H2H here is the link to see the other great creations .H2H Challenges 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Juniper . . .

 This week over at color dare the challenge is Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Juniper not colors I usually use but lovely just the same!  For those of you that check in on my blog regularly you know I've been trying to power through scrapping my families trip to SF a few years ago BEFORE we take this years trip.  Shh I'm choosing to forget about that trip in between to Mt. Rushmore I still haven't scrapped all those pics either! (baby steps ; )  so these bright colors where just what I needed to get some pics in the books.  I also have been using the ALOT of the layouts from Creative Scrappers they are hip, fun, and funky just like my family.  So here is the sketch I followed this time . . .

And here is my take on the sketch. . . 
Here is a 4x6 title card inspired by the colors and the Picture My Life sets from CTMH to help tie my focus page in with the page on the left.
Here is the finished layout!!! woo-hoo
If you'd LOVE to be inspired by either of these challenges or both just like me follow these links.  Creative Scrappers and or Color My Heart Color Dare.
Oh and don't forget the Tax FREE perk for ordering in April!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washi Tape Blog Hop

Welcome to the Washi tape blog hop!!!! I'm glad you join us to be inspired by the wonderfully creative world of washi!!!! If you've hopped here from Keeley Kirwan's blog you are on the right path !!!

Here are two of the candle holders I made to decorate my Easter table with Sunday.  I had a few different sizes and shapes of plain glass candle holders that came from the dollar store.  I used washi tape to cover them to take them from ordinary to personalized and extraordinary!!!! If you'd like to make these or some just like them with your own pazaz just seal the washi tape with hodge podge to make it a permanent splash of color to your d├ęcor. 

Thanks for hopping by . . . . Now it is time to hop over to Katy Taylor's blog for more WONDERFUL WASHI inspirations!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tax Day . . .

I've been working on some wonderful washi projects and it hit me that Tax Day was right around the corner and that I had a different post for that day so this is a little early but I wanted to commemorate TAX DAY or rather month wit ha Tax free purchase that is right all orders submitted before the 30th of April wil be tax free.

So here is a two page layout using washi tape as the focus of the background. I also used the spritz bottles with a few drops of reinker and a drop or two of create a shade pearl paint.

Her is a close up of the spritzing.....I love the subtle way this adds shimmer and color to a page.