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.**

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hoppy Easter Bag

Hello! Today I have a super cute Easter bag to share with you on the Chameleon Pens blog. Go HERE!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thanks For Being You

Hello! Today and I have a card that is great for pretty much any occassion...or none at all :) Sometimes the best mail or gift is just because. I pulled out the Big Thanks set for this card.
I die cut a scalloped circle and stamped the sentiment and one the pretty leaf vine from the set onto yellow cardstock. For the "for being you" part of the sentiment I gently curved it on my block and stamped. I love that clear stamps can do this!
Using the scallop die I lightly traced the inside of the circle part with a pencil so I would know where to position the next round of stamping.  I wanted it to feel very full so I chose green ink and the little leaf vine again.
Here it is all stamped. Since the sentiment focal circle is going on top I didn't even bother to erase the pencil. To complete it I added the little flower from the set in light pink.

And here is my completed card. I added some sequins from the Valentine's Day sequins and a couple rows of stitching. 
This card is very spring like and I am ready for spring! Thanks for joining me today and have a great creative day!
Big Thanks stamp set
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Spellbinders Scalloped circle die
Memento Bamboo Leaves ink , Memento Angel Pink ink
white cardstock
sewing machine


Hi! Today I have a pretty card to share using some Art Neko images.

I used the gorgeous image called Framed Tulip and used Tombow markers to color it. I just love spring and flowers anytime of the year. I just love this sentiment too! It can be found here

I used some jute twine and a pretty little white paper rose from the B.Muse store which can be found here. Some machine stitching finished it off. I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Zip It! - Book Review

The book Zip It, the keep it shut 40-day challenge by Karen Ehman is a great daily devotional to help get your words and thoughts better under control. I really like that this book is on the more practical side of how to actually practice the habit of speaking thoughtful words. Forty day is a good stretch of time to really keep this in the front of your mind and the way the book progresses is really good. I like that the daily readings aren't super long so I can fit them into my busy schedule. I give this book 5 stars and recommend it!

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