Friday, April 3, 2020

Shake It Up!!!

Good Morning all,

I am so excited to share with you all that Trinity Stamps is doing a Give Away for $25.
Currently I am in a Instagram Hop and would love to invite you to join in this fun Shaker Hop. Come on over leave a comment and follow me.
Here is the link to my Instagram - Creativelife_deborah

Here are a few cards I created using Trinity Stamps stamp and shaker bits. I created some happy birthday cards for my two of my daughter's that have birthdays coming up, and a card for a friend of mine.

Here are the items I used for my cards.

Challenges entered: 

Thank you for stopping by, looking forward to seeing you over at the Hop. 

Have a Great Day!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Turning Green

Hi all,
Hope you are doing well. With the Covid virus upon us and everyone in a slump let's do some crafty projects to keep our spirits up. Over at International Art & Soul we are seeing "Green", LOL The intaas -  #79 challenge theme is "Use Green As Your Main Color" especially with Spring right around the corner and St. Patrick's Day coming along too.
Green is one of my favorite colors, however I don't use it very much in crafting. This challenge did take me over to pinterest to gain some inspiration.

I decided to create a card using my distress ink Peeled Paint, and I used a stamp I've had in my stash for a few years and never used. I know right, shame on me. hahhaaha
The stamp is from , I used versa mark and clear embossing powder and then inked around the image creating a light center and then going light again on the way out. After I did the inking I also used my stampendous  Fran-tage embossing powders around to give a little bit of glitter to the image. I used TH Industrious stickers, the corner pieces on the card and then used my green ribbon for my bow and backed it up with green cardstock from BoBunny, along with some black 'Thinking of you" stickers I had in my stash. Super easy peasy card took less than 10 minutes to create.

Challenges entered:
Crafter's Castle: March Challenge #27 - AG
Love To Scrap Challenge: Ch. #131 - AG
The Creative Crafters: Challenge #26 - AG

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you get to stop by and check out the rest of the inspiration over International Art & Soul Challenge Blog - intaas -  #79 challenge theme is "Use Green As Your Main Color"
Have a great and wonderful Day
Happy Crafting! 😍

Monday, March 2, 2020

Papered Canvas with Photo

Hi all,

Over at International Art & Soul we have a new challenge up for you to join. Yep, this one is fun and definitely lets your imagination run wild. This Challenge #78 Use A Photo, which means you can use any photo you'd like in you project.
I am so excited to share with y'all a canvas that I papered with some pretty design paper along with some of the stickers and used some pretty little flowers and added a photo of my grandkids. I just love this photo cause they look so happy and the photo was taken on Thanksgiving when all my girls were able to be together to celebrate. I feel so blessed and such love for them all.
I will be hanging this on my wall for sure.

I really can't remember the name of the paper but you an use any paper to design on this on a canvas of any size.

Challenges Entered:

I hope you enjoy the new International Art & Soul Ch. #78 Use A Photo, and check out what the rest of the teamies created. 
Thanks and Have Fun!!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Pretty Bird Card

Hi everyone,

I am so happy that I am able to take part in this new challenge at International Art & Soul Ch. #77 - Sketch Challenge. For this Challenge you have to follow the sketch, which is below.

This is sketch is so pretty. So when I saw this I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use. 
For my card I used Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms paper, I just love these little blue birds. I am so ready for Spring. :D  
To create the larger flower I used Birds & Blooms stamp and die with pink prills in the middle and shaped with my stylus. For the little flowers I used stamps and dies from Wildwood Cottage Collection, however I embossed the with white embossing powder first and then added rose red momento ink on top of the flower and added the pink pearl in the middle. The foliage is stamped on the green design paper and cut using the dies. 

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you get to join us for this fun sketch challenge. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quick 'N Easy Fall Banner

Hi there,

I wanted to share with you all a Fall Banner I created for a swap I participated in on a Facebook Group. 
For this Banner I used everything in my stash, which was awesome. I love when I have everything I need at my fingertips and don't have to go out to the craft store. lol  

For my banner inspiration I went to Pinterest, that's my number one place to get inspiration. I had seen this lady who did an Acorn Banner that was sewn together with fabric, it was so pretty. Of course she had fabric leaves and all. So to get the shape of the acorn I did a search in Pinterest for Acorn Patterns. I drew it on copy paper, then cut it out and traced onto chipboard. From there I did several copies of them on chipboard and my pattern papers. 

I also did a YouTube video if you are interested in viewing. This fun banner not just for Fall but you could create on for Christmas.

Here are the photos of the Fall Banner:

I entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired by my Fall Banner. 
Wishing you and family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

UK Myths & Legends - International Art & Soul Challenge #71

Hey all,

So the challenge #71 themed UK Myths & Legends was a challenge but I loved it as it, it's definitely why we all participate in challenges, right??

So I went to Google, lol, I just wasn't sure what to do, I know I wanted something different. So I found a place located in Scotland that is known for inhabiting mythical Fairies, Hobbits and other little creatures in that realm.
The place I am talking about is known as Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye. This place is a fun location where you can visit and walk through the lush green acres of this land with hills, waterfalls, and ponds that are just breathtaking. From the images I've seen within the many articles I read I would believe that fairies do live here, it so peaceful and quaint. There is also a peak which is known as Castle Ewan, from the article I read it is a little bit of a rocky climb but when you reach the top you are amazed at the beautiful view that surrounds you, and you might be able to spot a fairy or two
Here are a few photos of the Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, along with my artistic insight on this magical place I would love to visit one day.

Photos are from  - (Fairy Glen-Isle of Sky, Scotland;

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This photo is from The Guardian, (
The Fairy Glen

Here is my project I created for this super fun challenge - Everything I used I had in my stash already. I used G45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection, Creative Embellishment chipboards I bought last year, and the flowers were in my flower bin from years past I've been accumulating. LOL

To create my fairies I first applied gesso, and then added some TH distress paints, after they dried I applied glitter and stickles around the wings to make the sparkle. I also used Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing on their lil'outfits to make them sparkly.

Challenges entered:
The fairy and the unicorn: November Challenge AG
Classic Design Design Team Open Challenge Blog: November Challenge AG
Love to Create Challenge Blog: Challenge 11, AG mixed media
613 Avenue Create: Challenge#227 - AG with twist Scrap your Stash. 

I hope you get inspired to join us for this fun challenge #71 - UK Myths and Legends at INAAS.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing y'all a great week.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Happy Fall Y'all!!

Hi everyone,

Come join us for some fun over at International Art & Soul for our Ch. #70 Celebrate Autumn.
I made a simple little card using some old paper in my stash, Echo Park "The Story of Fall" paper collection.
For my card I used a Happy Die cut and applied orange stickles on it for a little bit of color. I also layered with a few scraps of paper and stickers from the paper collection.

Challenges Entered:

I hope you like this simple card, super quick and easy to create with just a few scraps from your stash. 
Click on the link to come join us over at our Challenge #70 Celebrate Fall.