ColourQ #187

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Good Morning
This week the ColourQ has a beautiful, spring palette for you.
Perfect for Mother's Day or a spring birthday.
I did a little water coloring on this one. 
The flowers and leaves are embossed with black embossing powder. 

Have a great day.
I hope you'll join us this week.
I'm also subitting this to the Moxie Fab Wonder of Watercolor Challenge!
This is my second post for today. 
 If you'd like to check out April's 12 Kits Of Holidays

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI YOF Violets, Four of A Kind
Ink: PTI Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Winter Wisteria, Sweet Blush, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Fabulous Frames
Other: Ranger Black Embossing Powder

12 Kits Of Holidays {April}

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

photo courtesy of Sharron
This month's kit comes to us from Sharron.
She put together so many adorable images to color.
It was fun to pull out my copics again.
For a complete supply list, visit Sharron's blog.

How cute is this Santa with the little snowman?
I love this image.

Love this candy stripe paper!

I couldn't put enough glitter on this guy.

Thanks for stopping by.
There's also a new ColourQ Challenge today.
Be sure to check it out and play along!
I hope you enjoyed this month's kit.
Be sure to check out what everyone else has created.

Where Did April Go? {FIF #114}

Saturday, April 27, 2013

While talking with some of my friends from the 12 Kits,
we were all commenting on how April has just flown by!
I wanted to let you all know that I updated the Friday Inspiration File, but I hate a post without pictures.  I thought I'd share a little bit of my April with you as captured with  my phone.

Love the orange and teal together!

Love the patterns on these old handbags.
My husband and I love to take day trips and
go to flea markets and antique shops looking for treasures.

The view from the bridge between NJ and PA.
We took a ride to
 New Hope, PA, Lambertville, NJ, and Frenchtown, NJ
for some shopping and some lunch.

We have also been doing a lot of work on the front landscaping.
We added a walkway from the driveway to the front door, a new boxwood hedge, and filled in some areas with sod.  We still have more to do, but it's getting there.


I've also spent a lot of time working in my new art journal.
Talk about fun! 
 It's hard for me to make a mess, but I'm getting better at. 


I was out sick from work one day and this is how Lady was looking at me.
Kind of like, "What's wrong with you?"

Tulips from my dad:)

I've been thinking about adding some red to my hair......

This last photo represents a missed opportunity.  It was the perfect little chair for our bedroom.  A great place to sit and read.  I must have gone back to TJ Maxx 3 or 4 times to check on it and look at it again.  It was a great price, but still not cheap.  I waited too long. 
The last time I went back it was gone.  There will be other chairs..:)
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Don't forget to check out the File.

Today, Tomorrow, Forever {MMB #10}

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I couldn't resist picking up some Color Shine sprays. 
 The colors are just so beautiful and shimmery.
When I saw Dawn's new mood board I knew I wanted to use my new sprays!
To create the pattern on my panel and butterfly I sprayed the mint green, teal, and gold spray onto some bubble wrap and then pressed the bubble wrap onto my cardstock.
I let it sit for just a minute and then blotted it off with some paper towels.
I hope you can see the shimmer.  So pretty!
Thanks for coming by today.

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: WP9 Love You More
Ink: Versafine Oynx
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Heidi Swap Color Shine: Tropical Teal, Mint Green, Gold Lame

ColourQ #186

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bright, fun colors are this week's ColourQ challenge!
They are pulled from this adorable felted birdhouse that Arielle found.

ColourQ #186

I hope you'll join us this week.
I always love seeing the different ways everyone uses the colors.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style, SS Birthday
Ink: Versafine Onyx, PTI Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: PTI Birthday Style, Block Alphabet {Confetti}

Sweet Hearts

Monday, April 22, 2013

Good Morning
Did you have a good weekend?
I had some time to play in my art journal and also make a few cards.
One of my art journal pages has 60 punched hearts on it, so I kind of had hearts on the brain.
A few of the hearts are stamped first in a solid ink color.  Then they are stamped over top with a scrolly heart in versamark ink and finally heat embossed in gold. 
 My paper was a bit wavy after the heat embossing
so I wanted to emboss it with a folder to flatten it out and add some texture. 
 I wasn't sure how the gold embossing would react to the process. 
 I thought it might crack, but it worked just fine.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow with a new ColourQ challenge!

Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints, Happy Trails
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Versamark, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Fabulous Frames
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder
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