Monday, May 22, 2017

Koi

Today I have a card to share using some Art Neko images.  I love sentiments that have a lot of meaning. The stamp set I used is called Framed Koi and Kanji with a Wee Butterfly.


I just love this sentiment. He who obtains has little he who scatters has much. So true! I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolor paper and colored it with Tombow markers. For the water I used a very light blue and quickly covered the entire background. I then went over the water in the front of the image around the koi with the same blue to achieve a darker tone. I love how one color can give varying effects.


The bit of patterned paper is from a collage sheet from Bmuse. I added a twine bow to finish it. I hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to scatter some kindness today!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NKJ Women's Study Bible- Book Review

The NKJ Women's Study Bible is a beautiful bible, with so many study resources throughout the entire book that you could use this for years and years. The bible cover is a gorgeous floral print in a fabric texture and has pink gilded page edges and ribbon bookmark. Such a beautiful bible to gift. I enjoy the NKJ version and highly recommend this bible for anyone who wants a great study bible or is looking for the perfect gift.

Five stars!

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterflies

Hi stamping friends! Today I have a butterfly card to share with you. I love the weather changing and starting to warm and I've even seen the first few butterflies this year!
I pulled out a couple favorite sets from Inspired By Stamping to create my card today. The first set is Hexagons. I love this background building set! I stamped the small image of 3 hexagons twice at each corner and filled them in with various patterns and colors.
Next I used the Butterflies stamp set and stamped the two largest butterflies and colored them with Copic markers. I then trimmed them out and adhered them onto my card base with foam tape.


In between the butterflies I stamped my sentiment and to finish it off added some sequins from the Valentine's Day sequins and some faux stitching with a black pen.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
White cardstock
Copic markers: R20 Blush, G20 Wax White, RV11 Pink, 
Y000 Pale Lemon, YR21 Cream, B21 Baby Blue
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


Monday, May 1, 2017

Bookmarks

Hi! Today I have a pair of bookmarks to share with you using an Art Neko stamp. I love the variety of bookmark stamps they offer.


This pretty stamp is called So Many Books So Little Time with Gerbera Daisies. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Copic markers to color. I punched a small hole at the top and added some jute twine. We are always needing bookmarks in my home so these will find a book soon :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Florajoy Designs - My Little Etsy Shop

Hi! I just wanted to share that I just recently opened a little Etsy shop called Florajoy Designs. I am offering traveler's notebook accessories of clear dashboards, original watercolor dashboards and journal cards. I just wanted to show you a peek of some of the items that have sold. I am constantly working to re-stock and am happy to work with you on a custom order as well. The paintings could be sized to be framed or in card form as well! 




Monday, April 17, 2017

Pocket Card

A fun pocket card to share with you today for Art Neko! I had a lot of fun creating this using some fun products from the sister store B Muse as well.


I started with a library card and pocket and used Distress ink to distress the pocket and sentiment. Using a piece from a collage sheet I adhered it to the pocket. I trimmed out the sentiment after stamping it and also added distress inks. I stamped the Circle Medallion of Flower and Butterflies in red, trimmed it out and adhered it with foam tape.


For the pull out card I used a library card and used another collage sheet from B Muse and stamped the Standing Crane Medallion and trimmed it out. I stamped the sentiment in black and colored the rose using Tombow markers. I punched a hole in the top and added a bit of twine to the top. Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Beautiful Word Devotional- Book Review

The Beautiful Word Devotional is a 365 day devotional hard back book. It has glossy pages and on each side of the right hand column there are lines to write notes in. On each side of the left hand column there is a scripture done in word art. I am surprised that in this type of book there is no ribbon bookmark, that would have been a nice addition.

The devotionals have the date at the top, a scripture verse, a short explanation or thought and ends with a short prayer. A very simple read to do each day. The devotionals are not very in depth but at least get your mind thinking about the chosen verse. I would say this book would make a very nice gift, especially to a new or young believer. I give this book 4 stars.

**I was given this book by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine**

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friendship Flowers

Hello! I'm pulling out an older set from Inspired By Stamping that is still a favorite of mine called Friends Forever. I love that this one set has so many different elements to it that it's really all you need to create a great card. I use a few simple techniques to bring it all together.
I started by stamping the sentiment and then creating a mask for it out of a Post-it note. Over the mask I stamped the flowers. I usually save my masks and am able to reuse them a couple of times.
To create a border for my card I used the border stamp and used heat embossing in white. This gives a great background for adding color with Distress inks later.
I then colored my image with Tombow Markers and used just a bit of water to blend the colors together. I still really like the Tombow markers for quick coloring.
To make the border I had heat embossed pop I sponged on Distress ink in the color Peacock Feathers. 

To complete my card I added a colored cardstock background, some Valentine Day sequins and ribbon. I popped the main panel up on foam tape for added dimension.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! Have a beautiful day :)
Versafine Onyx Black
Versmark Ink
Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
Sponge blender tool
Watercolor paper
Tombow Markers
Scor tape
Foam tape



Monday, April 3, 2017

Rose Fairy

Hi! Today I have a gorgeous Art Neko image to share with you. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to watercolor it.


This image is called Delicate Framed Fairy in a Rose Garden. I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink and used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color it.


Some machine stitching a die cut border finish it off. I hope you have a beautiful day!




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arbor Day- Non Paper card

Hello! Happy Arbor Day! I have a non-paper card idea for you along with using the fabulous Chameleon pens. See all the details HERE.









Monday, March 27, 2017

Promises For You Coloring Devotional- Book Review

The Faithgirlz Promises For You Devotional Coloring book is a very sweet, hard backed book. Perfect for a gift or to read and color along with your daughter like I am doing! We really enjoy the scripture at the beginning of each devotional and the little thought that goes along with it and the line drawings are fun and whimsical. I give this 5 stars! 

**I was given this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers. All opinions are mine."

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill- Book Review

The Inkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen is a very engaging book from the start. The story is well written and moves along nicely which I appreciate. The very beginning has a map of Ivy Hill which I always enjoy as it helps with the place reference as you read through the story. I enjoy the Regency flavor and writing and give it a solid 4 stars. 

**This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review by Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are mine.**