Sunday, July 30, 2017

Zestful Life!

Living life with zest! 
What a concept these days with life being so filled with responsibilities, work, children and much of the time just plain overwhelming. What do you do to be able to live your life with zest?!

This really makes you think, right?
I certainly don't know the answer to this, but I do believe when we find our passion and can work within it.....and then find balance in all our responsibilities (sometimes learning to say no), and looking for the positive in all the situations we face....we might just find ourselves living with zest! :-)

Now, if I can just find a way to do all the above all at one time and all in the same day! :-)

Cute set with some cute (and deeper than you realize) sayings! "Lemon Zest" made it to my 'must buy' list from the new catalog. I went to the lime side on this card, utilizing one of my favorite new in-colors called Lemon Lime Twist. I'm a sucker for just about any shade of green, as it's my favorite color, so I hope you find inspiration here to develop your card using any number of colors! :-)

If you hate to hand cut....there is a punch set that goes along with this set so you can punch the fruit and leaves out! :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372 

Lemon Zest stamp set #143808

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter #133751

Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon #144196

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peaceful Tides

When life is getting me down and stress is wearing me thin, my escape for a re-set and rejuvenation is found near water. :-) For some reason it relaxes my soul taking in God's beautiful creations around me...and the sound of the surf is a melody speaking peace and comfort to me.
How about you? Where's your best re-set found?

'So Many Shells' is a beautiful stamp set and I felt the need for soft, peaceful colors in the development of this card. Love the sentiments that were chosen to accompany this set!
All the shells are two-step stamping, which adds depth to the images, and allows you to play with many color options. I know you'll thoroughly enjoy this set!

For the background, I color-washed it using the Aqua Painters and then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over the top. You could just as easily emboss the sentiment with clear embossing powder on the white paper first and then color wash over it. :-) I didn't know where my design was going at first, so I waited to place the sentiment. Yes, I used Whisper White card stock instead of watercolor does draw up a bit when it dries, but you can flatten back out or even use a quick iron to the backside. :-) Next time I'll try the thicker Whisper White card stock for my watercoloring. :-) I'll let you know how it goes!

Have fun with it! 

~Happy Stamping!

So Many Shells #143695

Seaside embossing folder #141481

Powder Pink finely woven ribbon #144134

Basic pearls #144219

Dazzling Diamonds #133751

Aqua Painters #103954

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Coffee & Friends!

There's no question that Coffee and Friends make the perfect blend!
Coffee goes perfectly with everything, in my opinion!
Morning, noon and night. :-)

As you can imagine, this coffee addict was VERY excited about this coffee set from Stamp'in Up! 
Loving everything about it! The stamps, the die cuts, the matching paper and embellishments!
Now I just need more time in my days so I can create more with it. :-)

Can't wait to see what you all do with this set......just have fun with it and don't feel like you have to stay with the colors in the set! Use pinks, oranges, etc! 

~Happy Stamping!

Coffee Break Photopolymer Bundle #145331

Coffee Cafe stamp set #143677

Corrugated Elements #144158

Layered Leaves embossing folder #143704

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper #144155