Flower Wishes!

Hey sweet friends!

Today I'm sharing a Whimsy Stamps DT card

using the lovely Flower Wishes.

And - a fun technique!

 This is one of my monthly InstaPinner design team cards 

using Flower Wishes in a creative way!

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For this card, I wanted something a little outside the box

and stamped onto a paper that I stenciled.

I sprayed a little water to give it a little watery look

and added it to a background I made with lunar paste and water.

I'm really excited with how this turned out!

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Lunar New Year!


Hi friends!

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year!

It's the Year of the Dragon

 and such a fun time to celebrate the start of a new year,

including with papercrafts.

My card share today is sharing a festive Lunar New Year

themed card using stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

I've added the adorable Lucky Cat and paired it with 

New Beginnings sentiments.

I added some glittery red paper as a nod to our recent Epcot

trip and the walls near the Pavilion of China :)

My son is a HUGE fan of lucky cat and brought back a white

waving lucky cat from Chinatown from his last trip to New York :)

It's funny to walk into his old room and see it waving from the window!

I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge link up for February!

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Crafty Kickoff - Week 3!

Hi friends!

 It's week 3 of my Wednesday creative card group on Instagram!

Today's share is a vibrant floral birdie card 

that was so unexpected :)


I actually created this color combo inspiration photo 

just picking the colors at random .... and added a bird.


The idea is to let that be a focal point imagery

and, as always, anything goes.

And here's my card!

I used the gorgeous Sizzix die set and paper scraps

~ the bird is from a different Sizzix set.

And created this floral wonderland!

I used all the colors in the photo,

although it was just to inspire (you could use b/w/kraft

and at least 3 of the colors above!)

Truthfully, the photo inspired me so much ~

I wouldn't have come up with this card otherwise

and shhhhh ...  i love it!

Don't tell anyone! :)

Thanks for stopping by!