Summer Garden


Hello and welcome back! It has been a weird week... My back is still an issue, thus why I haven't been blogging. Sitting for too long doesn't make for a happy crafter.  I've been trying to get some cards ready to blog, I hope you enjoy!




Here are today's cards, yup two of them. My paper pack from Altenew.com is Summer Garden, I am obsessed with it. Such amazing prints in the pack that you won't be disappointed. Both of my cards fit the challenge at the spot, so why not add them to the challenge! :) I hope you will check them out!




Starting with my first card

Altenew's Sumer Garden paper pack is the inspiration for both of the cards today. But my first card is all about one of the prints that made a fabulous background.  I added a few layers in Gold Foil and Blush cardstock.


I have the Frilly Frame Die in Gold Foil, as the accent layer. Which looks amazing over the Summer Garden print. Then I used my Halftone Nesting Circle dies for the next two layers.  Both card bases were made with 80lb White cardstock.

Blush is one of those colors that can pretty much fit anywhere you'd like, so I used it on today's card. For both the third layer and small sentiment layer which is from the Hello and Hugs stamp set. 

As you can see I used Obsidian Black for both stamps. With a bit of 80lb white cardstock for the Hello layer.  Thanks to the gold foil cardstock, my card didn't need any additional bling and this one is finished.  


My second card

Again, I am using the Summer Garden paper pack.  This time I fussy cut one of the images from the pack.  The floral print was incredible to use, I was sad to have to cut it, but some things are bigger than ourselves! lol!

For a cutting tip with smallish areas add a post-it under the area for added stability to the area.  Which gives you amazing results.  I also added a touch of the Golden Edge Washi, at the bottom of the card.

For the sentiment, I went with my favorite stamp set - Label Love, its fabulous and universal for any card.  Plus it looks great in colors like this in Mountain Mist mini ink cube.


Altenew has so many incredible colors to chose from, collections and different media to use to get your cards looking fresh and outstanding.  Both card bases were made with 80lb White cardstock.

Links you might want to check out!

Altenew Educator Program - https://altenew.com/pages/altenew-educator-certification-program
Summer Gaden Paper Pack - https://shrsl.com/26yj7
Label Love - https://shrsl.com/26yjg
Mountain Mist Ink - https://shrsl.com/26yjn

Thanks for joining, I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay healthy and safe.  God bless!
:) Eva

A challenge to inspire you


Hello and welcome back, today I've got a card for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for March! 


I started my card by coloring onto a quarter sheet of 80lb white cardstock. I used 6 colors in all, they are Shades of Purple: Lavender Fields and Soft Lilac, Cool Summer Nights: Sea Glass and Ocean Waves and Green Meadows: Minty Mint and Sweet Leaf. Then I cut them into either 1/4 inch or 1/2 strips.  Glued them onto a 4 by 5 1/4 sheet of white cardstock. 




I wanted to have a little something behind the sentiment so I went with the die from Penned Rose, and cut three of them! The sentiment I used for today's card is from the amazing Build-A-Flower: Aster stamp set. 



Finally, I pulled the card together and added just a few of the Rock Collection Enamel Dots. Adding the card front onto a 110 lb cardbase in white cardstock.




Just a couple of days left to join the challenge! Enjoy
Before I go, I want to pray for both our country and the world during this time of caution and loss...
:)
Eva

A bit of time and reflection

Hello and welcome back to the blog!  First, let me apologize for my absence, I've not been feeling well enough. These are the days that my depression wins.  I've done some changes to the blog and well as my personal life.  It's amazing to see so many of my amazing family and friends right here sharing it with me!

As I was going through and updating the blog, I realized that I've been blogging since the fall of 2013, I started on Wordpress with my first blog. That was back in the SU days, I learned so much about blogging and crafting. Some of my dearest friends I made somewhere along the way.   The amazing companies, throughout the crafting world, have brought me to this place in time. Somehow through the ups and downs, moving, and settling into our new lives I'm still here at my computer sharing what I am able each day. Whether it be on Facebook or Blogger.  Crafting is my life, and God is my purpose! You can join me safely from your own home on Facebook Monday- Friday at 8am Arizona time sharing the gospel.

Anyway, when I went to blogger it was so different than Wordpress, more user friendly. I can appreciate that these days. when it seems I've run out of daylight and steam!  I can't explain the happiness that blogging brings to me. Sharing how what or why is an amazing thing to accomplish. I'm just sorry that I've missed so much over the past two weeks. I promise I'm going to get back on track, I've got some fabulous cards to share and will be doing lives on Facebook Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm Arizona time (summer is the same as West Coast time).

In any case, again I'm sorry I haven't posted much, but I'll see you with a great card tomorrow. Until then, I hope you will be able to join me on Facebook for a live. Either for bible study or crafting or both!
:)