7.30.2015

Fancy Friday-What inspires you?

Welcome back to another Fancy Friday blog hop! This week we are focusing on what inspires us. . . um, everything?! Yes, the world is chuck FULL of inspiration! And especially the digital world! Pinterest, Instagram, Blogs galore. . . the list goes on. Check out this amazing mood board I came across on Pinterest (via Birch & Lily aka JustineTaylor):

Gorgeous, and chuck FULL of inspiration, isn't it?! I love the softness of the colors and patterns, and the subtle earthy tones that pull it all together. A gentle balance between nature and a serene "girlishness". So, here's what came out of it for me. . .

Inspiration can be drawn from so many places, now go out and explore! But first, be sure to check out the rest of the hop and see what inspires this amazing group of talented ladies! Let's head In the Cat Cave, shall we?!
http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/07/jul-ff.html

7.29.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Watercolor Wings

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Join us each week as Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team members from around the world share our ideas using Stampin' Up! products with you!

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog has gone live and you can now order all of the fabulous new products that the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team has been featuring! This week we are featuring the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the Bold Butterfly framelits which, BONUS, you can bundle them together and save $$$! Who doesn't love to save?!

I'll be honest. . . I loved the Butterfly Basics set and Butterfly Thinlits Dies that came out in the Occasions Catalog back in January. . . but, after making so many butterfly cards, I am soooooo over butterflies! Whaaaa??!! I DID NOT JUST SAY THAT! Sorry, I hope I have not offended any of you! I have seen so many butterfly cards I think I am eating, sleeping, and ........ butterflies!

Ya know what I love that is super trendy right now? Cacti and succulents. Yup! So. . . I modified my stamps in the Watercolor Wings stamp set to meet my desire to create a fun cactus card! Sorry. . . no butterflies here! Hope I haven't disappointed you, but I am quite proud of myself on this clever little card:
 

I think Jeanna would be quite proud of me too! Be sure and check out the video below to see how I used the butterfly images to create this little cactus!
Let's continue on the hop and go take a look at Cindy's fabulous project!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/07/artisan-jul-5.html

7.22.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Stamp a Bag

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Join us each week as Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team members from around the world share our ideas using Stampin' Up! products with you!

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog has gone live and you can now order all of the fabulous new products that the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team has been featuring! This week we are featuring the Stamp a Bag set with lots of fun packaging ideas! Check out this fun bag:

It may look complex, but I assure you it was quite easy to create!

Let's hop on over to Cindy's blog and see what she's created, shall we?!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/07/artisan-jul-4.html

7.15.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Words of Truth

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Join us each week as Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team members from around the world share our ideas using Stampin' Up! products with you!

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog has gone live and you can now order all of the fabulous new products that the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team has been featuring! This week we are featuring the Words of Truth stamp set and the Schoolhouse DSP. I love the samples of the lunchbox notes using these items that are in the catalog, I think they would also make wonderful PL pocket page cards!

Recently Gage has been taking private swim lessons. He has proprioceptive and vestibular dysfunction, so it is a HUGE deal for him! We have been trying to get him to take swim lessons since he was 3-years-old, but this is the first year (he is now 7) that he has agreed to it. . . probably because he cousins recently swam with the dolphins and, after watching Dolphin Tale, Gage has decided he would also like to swim with the dolphins! Perfect opportunity for mom to require him to learn how to swim! I know to most parents, having their child learn to swim may not be a big deal. . . but if there are any other SPD moms out there who have kids who hate the water, hate having their heads tipped back, etc., etc., you know just what a huge breakthrough this is!
After just two weeks of private lessons Gage will now put his face in the water while swimming on his belly, AND float on his back (this was the hardest for him to achieve, as having his head back is extremely discomforting to him)! So. . . I had to celebrate with a card of encouragement for my little guy, and the Words of Truth set was the perfect set to create just such a card!
 

 Let's continue on our hop and head over to Cindy's blog, shall we?!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/07/artisan-jul-3.html