Sunday, March 31, 2013

Photo post

The sun came out on our way home late this afternoon... after a day full of rain, rain, and more rain!

The sun, an empty Publix parking lot, a few rain puddles, a storm drain, rain boots and the fact that I had my camera... made for a great random photo shoot! I am in no way a professional photographer... I don't claim to be. BUT... I do see things that make me say "THAT is a great picture". Today I had one of those moments! If I knew how to actually work my camera ... and if I would actually edit these photos (instead of being lazy)... they would be better.  I love them just because of who is in them! :) One day I will learn.... one day!

Silly goose!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guest Post on Branch Out Designs

Today I have the privilege of being a guest on Branch Out Designs!

When Emily asked me to be a guest on her blog... I, of course, said that I would love to! I decided that for my post... I would like to design a card based on a pin from Pinterest. This is the pin that I chose to work from...

Aren't those eggs so cool? I am very much into black and white right now! I love stripes and numbers... which is why I chose to incorporate those into my card. I will be 36 years old in a couple of weeks so I decided to make myself a birthday card to share with you. :) A card making girl has got to make herself a birthday card, right? :)

My card making style has always been clean and simple. This past year my style has become more minimalist than just clean and simple and it is reflected in all areas of my life... not just in my crafting! I will be forever grateful for my time spent in the crafting and blogging world for many reasons. It helped me realize and embrace that being crafty is a part of who I am. It has also helped me to understand what my style is and embrace that as well. 

The card I shared today could be seen as plain or blah or whatever. To me.... it is a design that catches my eye... and that is what is most important. It isn't what other people think about your work that matters. It is important for you (and me) to know what we are drawn to and to enjoy creating. In my experience... when I try to make anything other than what I love... it never works out and I don't enjoy the process!

My card took a total of 5 most... to make! It isn't fancy... it isn't anything but a black and white minimalist design... and I love it! :) So my lesson for the day... be who you are and design what you love... and be proud of it! :)

I used two of my favorite stamp sets to make this card. I used Background Basics: Super Stripes from Papertrey Ink and I used the Document Wooden Alphabet Stamps by Amy Tangerine from American Crafts.

Thank you Emily for allowing me to take up space on your blog! :) I am honored!!

Peace and Love!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Peep Tag for Avocado Arts

Today part of the Pit Crew are sharing projects we made using the March stamp set from Avocado Arts. The set is called Spring Medley... and one of my favorite parts of this set is that super cute (and big) peep!! You can find the set here.

 My project is very simple. I wanted to make Carver a tag to go on his Easter basket. I stamped the image, cut it out (or you could use the digi cut files), and added some twine. I used a sharpie to add his name and now it hangs on my pegboard... waiting for Easter! :)

Make sure to check out what these other ladies have to show you today.....

Avocado Arts
Emily Leiphart
Julie Masse
Tenia Nelson 

Peace and Love!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fluttering By To Say Hi with Avocado Arts

Today a few of the Avocado Arts Pit Crew are sharing a project using the March stamp set called Spring Medley. You can view it on the site here.

My card is super simple... stamping, coloring and distressing the edges with ink. Can't get much easier than that!

Make sure to check in with these other ladies to see what they created for you today....

Avocado Arts
Emily Leiphart
Julie Masse
Tenia Nelson

Thanks for stopping by! Peace and Love!