Saturday, April 20, 2013

Joining the Fusion Challenge!

Happy Saturday!

I'm playing with the Fusion Card Challenge for the first time - yay! :)

When I saw their third challenge, I fell in love with the colors of Lesley's inspiration photo! I also love Jackie's sketch, so I decided to use both for my card.


I used some black strips for the bottom of the card. The Sizzix Branch with Leaves was die-cut from paper that I had inked up with Hero Arts' Soft Granite Shadow Ink. Then I inked up some more paper with their Raspberry Jam, Mid-Tone Shadow ink and die-cut the PTI flowers. The glittery, gray center is an adhesive accent from Cloud 9 Design and the sentiment is also Hero Arts.

I'm so glad you stopped by today - hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Has it really been almost three weeks since my last blog post!? Time sure flies when you're busy!

I've got a card to share with you tonight. I wanted to use some pretty colors, so I reached for three of my favorite Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac.

I first white embossed the Hero Arts Tiny Ink Spots, then shaded the panel with the Distress Inks. I spritzed it with some Perfect Pearl water to blend the colors even more. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts and the die-cut letters are also from Hero Arts.

I'm glad the weekend is almost here, but I sure wish our weather would get better. It feels like every time our snow melts, we get another storm. As I'm typing this, we're in the middle of another one. Here's a couple of photos I took this evening.

 It would be so pretty if it was Christmas time, but doesn't Mother Nature know it's April 18th?! Our average high temperature on this date is 60 degrees, and by this time last year, I had mowed the grass four times. *SIGH*

Hope you enjoy your weekend and that it's sunny and warm where you are! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)