Fluttering By

Hello friends!  Have you already seen a couple of different styles now on my blog?  LOL!  I’m trying to get one on here that I think I would be comfortable with for a while…so far I’ve settled on this one! 🙂

So I’ve been “outta the loop” for a while and feel a bit rusty, but I thought the BEST place for me to start is with some of those card kits that I keep on hoarding and then it just sits and never gets used…so I’m going to stop hoarding and start using!  Besides, all of the contents are already right together and you can’t go wrong with that, right?!

So I’ve pulled out an April 2018 Simon Says Stamp card kit  (sold out) with some butterflies and thought it would be great to work with!  I needed some “pick me up” cards that I’m sending out to a couple of fellow crafty friends who need a lift in spirit and hope this will help send a smile their way:

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This card was simple as I just used some papers from the kit, colored the images with my Copic markers and attached to design.  I colored some white glitter paper with a yellow Copic to get that color above the patterned paper.

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This is probably my favorite one as I love the pop of black everywhere.  I used some of the Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink from the kit to ink blend, distress with water and then added the Copic colored butterflies.

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This one was inspired by Sheri Carrol’s card design.  I obviously like her design better, but I find it amazing just how different a design can turn out from each person.

I saw that the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop just started today (Yay!) and so I hope to be back later this evening with something fun for that!  I haven’t played in challenges for a while and it’s always fun to create using some fun themes!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my butterfly cards today and please let me know if you’ve stopped by so I can see what everyone is doing!  Would love to know how you are!

*Don’t forget to share a smile today!  🙂

I would like to enter one of these cards into the following challenges:

  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use More Than one Stamp
  2. QKR Stampede #297 – Anything Goes!

Starting With Some “Warm-Ups”

Hello there!  It’s weird starting up another new blog and especially with a format that I’m not used to! (I’m learning as I type here too!  LOL!)  So glad you are here with me and I’m a little anxious to get started with this too!  I know it sounds weird for those of you that know I’m actually an avid crafter AND an avid blogger as well, but I “feel” new to this for some reason!

I still have quite a ways to go with posting, crafting and putting things in my Etsy Store, but I hope you will follow along as I post and get comfortable in my “new home”!  Since I have tested out a new post, then I also need to test out a new photo too:

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I know this is a bit of a weird photo to start with, but it is a starting point and a good one to share of what’s to come and where I am going!  I find these practices you see here actually helpful with my creative process and a place to just begin.

These are my “warm up” doodles for the up-coming ICAD soon to start!

If you are interested in what “ICAD” means, you can check out the full description in this link here:  ICAD Base

Basically the challenge is to use the prompts given for each day and use a simple index card (nothing more/nothing less) and create with it once a day until the challenge is over.  It starts June1 and lasts until July 31st.  I found this last year and so enjoyed playing in new and creative ways that it really jump-started my inspiration and I actually got excited to go in my craft room and create!  I have decided to do it again this year and take you along with my creative process doing it.  There are “warm-up” prompts on the blog here:  Warm-Ups 1-3 and here:  Warm-Ups 4-6  I have done all them shown above.  I really had fun getting out all of my creative “writing tools” and just doodling and adding water to them and smudging them and so on.  It was just fun to doodle and play!

I may just use some of these “warm-ups” as a background or part of something during my ICAD journey, so I hope you will enjoy the experience with me here on my blog or even as a fellow “ICAD-ian” and join in the challenge!  I have a badge along the side of my blog here in case you want to check out the details some other time as well.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my new beginnings here.  I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Don’t forget to share some smiles today!  🙂

testing…

Hello!  Just testing out this “new to me” blog format and making sure that everything gets connected correctly before I start posting the “good” stuff!!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Be back soon….