Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice (I was needing my good ol' fave comfort coffee today)
oh lawsie.... so much has been happening this week...let's just leave it at this for now - going through lots of testing at the hospital with more next week. had chemo yesterday in the midst of it all. don't know where this road is taking me, but so very thankful I do not walk it alone. :) the sun is still shining, the birds are still singing, a lovely baby squirrel has joined the party as he has been entertaining me on our front porch rafters, and there is still a Starbucks open somewhere even though I haven't been in ages! life is still overflowing with blessings! :)
I was gifted with a seat in the most wonderful class, Stretch Your Stamps, that began this week. while I haven't been able to participate the way I would love to, and honestly don't have any idea when I will be able to do much crafting again, I was able to get a handfull of cards made with the first few challenges. I am going to show the first to you today.
For Day 1 we were to use our background stamps. I will show you one project today and another tomorrow. I am using the Woodgrain bg by SU! and the Poppy Chevron by Unity. The technique is called Pieced Backgrounds. The border die is from MFT. love the hexagon shape! thought it would be fun to combine the trendy hexagons with the woodgrains and chevrons.
The card base was sprayed with 2 shades of Mr. Hueys - clay and white. the beautiful stamp is from My Mind's Eye and was stamped onto vellum. little touches were added with rhinestones, Prima trim & rose, seam binding, and a vintage button.
This card was a wonderful reminder to me today that I don't need to focus on what lies down the road I am traveling. I just need to enjoy today and all of its blessings. there is still so much joy to behold! :)
getting out those brave boots again! - Moxie Fab Hooked on Hexagons
Paper Minutes - shabby chic/vintage
Stamp 'n Plus - anything goes
SirStampsALot - Crafty Passion (pink, vintage buttons, trims)
Card Makin' Mamas - rubber stamping
Paper Pretties - try a new technique