Friday, April 18, 2014

Note...

Hey y'all! Happy Good Friday! :) I've been a little under the weather lately. Though, I'm slowly starting to feel better. And yesterday, I stayed relatively quiet because it marked one year since my Dad  had passed. I thought I was doing okay, then when I was making dinner everything just sort of came at me. In the mix of emotions and tears, I happened to look out at the backyard. I was looking at the ground and was trying to figure out why there were 'wet spots' everywhere. The more I looked, the more I kept seeing them. Then, I looked up and out to my right and said, "oh, it's sprinkling!" (if you even want a call it that, really just a very light mist). Once, I noticed that I stepped outside. And long behold, a rainbow was in the sky! My kids and I stood out in the light sprinkle for a bit, to admire it. It brought a smile to our faces and it helped me somewhat 'breathe' for a minute. It was very nice. And that pretty much summed up my evening.



Now, today I'm stopping in to share a card. This time I'm playing along with the current Casology challenge! Such a variation, of what can come to mind with this weeks cue card. ;) So here's my card!


Not exactly sure how this came to me?...And I somehow had energy to make this! lol For my 'notebook paper' I used my stamp with two ink colors, then 'spritzed' it with water, before stamping on my paper. I added the 'holes' with a punch and viola, notebook paper! I then used a dark blue ink for my star image and black ink for my sentiment. Added some sequins, DIY enamel dots and a wood veneer arrow. So, what do you think?!...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A little something for the 'Grad'

Hey y'all! Today, I'm up over at the SRM Stickers blog! I made a little something for a 'Grad'. Here's a little peek at it.

Be sure to swing on over to SRM Stickers blog to see my full project and show some love! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-

Sunday, April 13, 2014

happy birthday happy birthday happy birthday

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday! And you know what time it is?!...It's time for another CAS on Sunday challenge! For this challenge it's a 'birthday to die for', meaning you must use at least one die on your card. How fun is this?!...


So, here's my card!


Oooooh, I had to do some thinking with this card! It took me several tries, to finally end up with this. I actually made this card late at night, without hardly any light. Though, I was happy about it and I was actually lovin' it! ;)

So, I used my star die on the base card, having it hang over the edge. Then I used my big star die with the little star die on the inside, thus giving me the star with it blank in the middle. Then added it to my base die cut on my card. Then to top everything off, added a little star, some DIY enamel dots (Thanks to my crafty friend Katie, you can read about her DIY enamel dots here) and sequins. And along the bottom, repeatedly stamping happy birthday. So, what do you think?!...

Are you ready to play with us?!...The winner for this challenge will have a wonderful opportunity of being our Guest Designer for the next challenge! How sweet is that?!...

Don't forget to swing on over to CAS on Sunday to show some love and see all the DT creations!!! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter

Hey y'all! Today, I'm up at SRM Stickers blog! Here's a little peek at my card!


Head on over to SRM Stickers to see my full card and show some love! :)

Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Eeek! Did you see?!...

Hello, friends! Did you see the post at Moxie Fab World, yet?!...If not, you should head on over and take a look! ;)

Wait!...What?!...Moxie Fab World showcasing SRM Stickers New DIY Kits and using one of my projects?!!...Whoa! lol I think this is pretty darn cool! ;) So, check it out...look what I did! 


I don't even know what to say?!! lol Thank you, Moxie Fab World (Teri) and SRM Stickers (Susan)! I'm filled with so much happiness and excitement...It's really leaving me somewhat speechless! ;)

I sure hope you'll swing on over to Moxie Fab World and show some love!!! And don't forget to swing on over to SRM Stickers to show some love, too!!! And maybe even pick yourself up some goodies! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hello, how are you?

Hey, y'all! Hope you're enjoying the weekend so far?! :) I'm stopping in today, to share a card I made for the current Virginia's View Challenge! This time 'round it's all about stencils...



Well, let me just say something. I've had a couple of stencils sitting around and they did need to be used. So, of course I pulled them out. Then I sat there and stared at them, for I don't know how long?...Then questioned, where/how do you begin using stencils?...Let's just say after of about wasting 10 pieces of cardstock, I finally was able to work something with the stencil. And something that I was actually loving! lol Whew! And now, I even went out today and bought another stencil! I can see this going in the same direction as what the 'watercolor' did! With that being said, thank you Virginia for not only for inspiring me, but for making this become an addiction! lol (That is said, with very much love) ;)

So, enough of me rambling on! Here's what I came up with!


Maybe it doesn't look like it took me that many tries, to get to this. Oh, but it did! For my colors you see, I used a good ol' paintbrush and dab it on my ink pad, then back in water, to make a 'wash' so to speak. Then applied that randomly on my stencil (though be careful, too much water was not good, nor too little. It's gotta be the happy middle place between the two.) Then I did the same technique with the pink. Though, the pink was from a gelato. So, I first had to smear that onto a piece of scrap paper. Then proceed with the water as before. So, what do you think?!!...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-

Friday, April 4, 2014

The SRM Challenge!


Well, hello everyone! Today, is a FUN day! It's our very first challenge at The SRM Challenge!!! How AWESOME is that?!! Yaaay! :) You can certainly, find and read all about it here. And I wanna give a BIG THANK YOU, to Lesley who came up with this wonderful blog and team of ladies! I am thrilled to be working with such wonderful and talented ladies! :)

Now, I'm gonna tease y'all a little...We have a Super. Amazing. Talented. Guest Designer for our first challenge!!! Who could it be?!?...You're just gonna have to swing on over to SRM Challenge blog see! I'll tell you one thing, you won't be disappointed! ;)

Okay, so now for my card!


I am seriously 'hooked' on the whole watercolor thing! Love it! For this card I inked up my stamps, then spritzed water on my inked up stamps, and stamped them on my watercolor paper. Simple, right?...To top everything off, I added some sequins (didn't I tell ya, you'd be seeing more of those! lol) and added my SRM Sticker.

I was gonna leave the inside blank, but decided I would add a sticker inside as well. So, what do you all think?!...

Okay, so be sure to head on over to SRM Challenge blog! Check out all the details, see what's up for grabs, and show some love to our Guest Designer and all the AMAZING ladies on the team!!! Hope to see you there! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
-Shelly-

Supplies used:

SRM Stickers-Sticker Sentiments 'Thinking of you' #51006 & Say it with Stickers 'Mother's Day' #39042
Watercolor paper
PTI cardstock-Lavender Moon
Pretty Pink Posh-Sparkling Clear & Marshmallow sequins
VersaMagic Ink-Sea Breeze, Key Lime, & Perfect Plumeria
Spritzer