Clover and Rainbows

This week’s theme is St. Patrick’s Day.  Last week’s theme was rainbows.  Today it’s all clover and rainbows.

First up – St. Patrick’s Day.  The sentiment doesn’t specify St. Patrick’s Day, but they’re clover – gotta be St. Patrick’s Day.

Clover and Rainbows

Lucky Clover Box

Clover and Rainbows

Back of Clover Box Card

Clover and Rainbows

Side View Clover Box Card

This awesome box card cut comes from SVGcuts.com and if you follow my blog you know I absolutely love their beautiful cut files.   This box card is no exception.  I used multiple colors of green card stock, white card stock and some brown chalk ink to create this card.  Check out SVGcuts.com for lots of other fun cards and projects.

Clover and Rainbows

Rainbows and Friends

And rainbows are so much fun you will probably see a few projects this week even though it’s a new theme.

Rainbows and Friends card recipe:

Images from Elizabeth Craft designs Dies, Sentiment from Lawn Fawn. Entire card was made with white Elizabeth soft finish card stock, then inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks. Faces on clouds are Peachy Keen Doll stamps. Sun has a coat of Wink of Stella in clear.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for more St. Patrick’s Day.

Have a great day and where ever you are – be there.

April

Genesis 2:  18   The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.

Hello Rainbows

This week’s theme has been rainbows.  For the rainbow wrap up I’ve used rainbow colors to say – Hello Rainbows.

Hello Rainbows

Hello

I started by die cutting the stitched letters from MFT (My Favorite Things) in the first 5 colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green and blue).  I used paper from my stash.  I pulled out an older ‘splat’ stamp from Hero Arts and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in coordinating rainbow colors to stamp the splat.  I glued the letters over the splat using a ruler to keep them straight.  I matted the white card stock with some green card stock from my stash and topped it off with coordinating sequins from Doodlebug.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some trailing rainbow projects and a new theme – St. Patrick’s Day.

Have a great day and be present in all things.

April

Genesis 2:  17  but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.

Rainbows and a Birthday

This week’s theme is rainbows.  Earlier this week I needed a card for a birthday and I had a thought….

Rainbows and a Birthday

Rainbow Birthday

I had this pictured in my head and of course it didn’t turn out how I pictured it.  But I do like it.  This is actually a reproduction of a card I made earlier this week, but forgot to take a picture of it.  The person who ended up with the card was kind enough to take a picture of it for me and text it to me.

Rainbows and a Birthday

Rainbow Fun

They are the same, but different.  I used dies from Elizabeth Crafts for the rainbow and the clouds.  On the first card I cut out the rainbow in colored card stock.  On the second card, I cut the rainbow out of white card stock and I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to ink it up.  I used an embossing folder from Stampin Up for the backgrounds.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for rainbow wrap up.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  16  And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;

Rainbows and Butterflies

This week’s theme is rainbows.  Today’s card from Jenny not only has rainbows, but it has rainbows and butterflies.  Doesn’t that just make you smile?

Rainbows and Butterflies

Watercolor Butterflies

Jenny was inspired by a card on Pinterest for this card.  She started with watercolor paper and a template she made on her Silhouette.  She used Tombow markers to color the rainbow.  The butterflies were made using a Martha Stewart Punch and the sentiment is a die from Sizzix.  The distressed blue is from Stampin Up.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for more rainbows.  🙂

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  15  The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Creative Knockouts – Go Green

It is time for a new Creative Knockouts Challenge – Go Green!  The sponsor for this challenge is Dr. Digi’s.

The challenge is to use the color green or recycle an element and use it on your project.  When you enter the challenge you have a chance to win 2 digital images from Dr. Digi’s.

I decided to recycle some ribbon for my design team project.

Go Green

Friends Don’t Let Friends

I colored Tyson and Topsy with Copic markers.  I used a paw print stamp from an Inky Antics set along with some Stampin Up ink to stamp the paw prints.  The sentiment comes from Hampton Arts.  And for the challenge I used recycled paw print ribbon from my stash.

Enter the challenge for your chance to win some adorable digital stamps.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a rainbow project.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:14  The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

WOYWW 351 – Not Too Shabby

It is Wednesday which means that I need to take a picture of my desk and share it for WOYWW on Julia’s Stamping Ground.

WOYWW 351

Desk View from the Door

WOYWW 351

View towards the Doorway

I have been busy working on sympathy cards, birthday cards and box cards.   I am off to visit fellow deskers.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a Creative Knockouts Challenge.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  13  The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.

Rainbows and Balloons

This week’s theme is rainbows and what goes better with rainbows than balloons – rainbows and balloons.  I also want to wish Hannah, Karen and Craig – Happy Birthday.  🙂

Rainbows and Balloons

Balloons by Elizabeth Crafts

Rainbows and Balloons

Hidden Rainbow

I swear there is a rainbow on the back panel of this box card.  I would have taken another picture, but the actual box card is at Craft Inn on display.  The balloon and rainbow dies are from Elizabeth’s Crafts.  The paper is awesome and when I used Tim Holtz distress inks to color the balloons and the rainbow the color just glides on to the paper.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  12   (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[a] and onyx are also there.)

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

This week’s theme is much easier than last week’s theme.  Thank goodness for rainbows and you just can’t go wrong with rainbows.

Diane starts us off this week with a watercolor rainbow card:

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

Thanks

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

Thanks Close Up

Diane used Tim Holtz Distress markers, Perfect Pearls in water, stamps from Hero Arts and Stampin up to creative this happy rainbow card.  Check out her blog for a full overview of how she created this card.

This is unrelated to the rainbow theme, but I am excited about having created my own box card.  I designed it in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

Flower Petal Box Card Left

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

Flower Petal Box Card Right

Thank Goodness for Rainbows

Flower Petal Box Card

I used patterned paper from Echo Park for the panels.  The butterflies are punched from an EK Success punch.  My next project is going to be a cloud box card.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for another rainbow project.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  11  The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Leprechaun Wrap Up

Well, I have been useless as far as the theme this week.  Fortunately Dee has stepped up and made the first card actually sporting a leprechaun and just in time for today’s Leprechaun wrap up.

Leprechaun Wrap up

Crazy Birds Leprechaun

Leprechaun Wrap Up

Crazy Bird Leprechaun on Action Wobble

Kiss Me I’m Irish:

Image and accessories is Crazy Birds and Crazy Things by Tim Holtz colored with a Marvy Ochre color marker (for a redhead look). The “green coat” is same Bird image, cut only, then trimmed up to look like a coat. Small pop dots used for dimension with coat and accessories.
The Clover was made with three of the smallest hearts from the Heart Stax by My Favorite Things topped off with a green sequin. Background words from Cricut, Word Collage, sized to 3.75 x 4.75 drawn on white cardstock backed with a green mat, then put on Clover cardstock from the Paper Studio.

Leprechaun Wrap Up

St. Patricks Card

Irish:

Four leaf clover image is made of hearts from the My Favorite Things Stax set. Little clover made from Crafters companion die set. Both colored over with Wink of Stella. The background is from Cricut Word Collage printed with a green glitter pen from Cricut, inked over with Distress ink, Mowed Lawn topped off with scattered sequins from stash.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next week for a new theme – rainbow.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  10  A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.

Anything Goes 4 Kids – Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

This week’s challenge on the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog is Anything Goes.

Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals.  On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so we would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day.  

The Prize include 3 sets of digi/cutting files from The Cutting Cafe.

I used a bendi card cut file from the Cutting Cafe to create the adorable card.

Anything Goes 4 Kids

Side view of bendi card

Anything Goes 4 Kids

Other side view of bendi card

Anything Goes 4 Kids

Front view of bendi card

I cut out the card base using the cut file from The Cutting Cafe.  The fence comes with the bendi card set; as well as the sentiment.  The dog comes from Inky Antics and is colored with Copics.  The clouds and grass are dies from Elizabeth Crafts.  The butterfly and flower are punched out using punches from Stampin Up.

Make a card for a child and enter in the challenge for a chance to win.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a wrap up of this week’s theme.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Genesis 2:  9  The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.