Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Colour Challenge #36. I’m quite honoured to be a guest designer with the Colour INKspiration Crew this month. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month this talented group of crafters design projects focusing on the Stampin’ Up! colour palette. The 2nd Wednesday challenge is currently working … More Colour INKspiration 36: It’s an honour!
My family has a spot at the beach near our home. When I say we have a spot, I mean there’s a place along the beach where we always sit. I laugh when I see my kids’ Instagram posts, because I know exactly where they were sitting when they took their photos. We live near … More The view from my beach
Happy Easter! April Fools! (well, not really – I don’t have a fool) And welcome to the first of April and our mini-DIY-calendar blog tour! I’m starting to feel anxious about the retirement of the 2016-2018 In Colors (Flirty Flaming, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum). I’ve used them a lot these … More April First and Petal Palette
February is going to be fabulous – look at what I’ll have on my desk all month!! Stamps: Party Pandas (SAB 2018), Tabs for Everything Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst Accessories: Stamparatus, Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Write markers I just love their little bellies. The hearts are from Tabs for Everything and … More Panda Panda Panda! Sale-a-bratin’ in February
This classic Adirondak style chair is an invitation to relax: Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Timeless Textures Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim Accessories: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, WInk of Stella, Linen Thread I used THIS tutorial for the criss-cross box template. (Warning: she stamps her own … More Kick back and enjoy
Lately I’ve found myself needing cards with more generic greetings: hello, thinking of you, that sort of thing. This big HELLO stamp from the Hello Friend set is a design element on its own, but I had a stack of orchids waiting to be used, and the combination was very satisfying: Stamps: Climbing Orchid, Touches … More Hello Climbing Orchids
I love tropical flowers – a lot! – but in the spring, I miss the spring flowers I grew up with. You know the ones: daffodils, tulips, iris, paper whites…you might be able to grow them in some parts of the island where it gets cold at night, but the heat of the day forces them … More Spring flowers, mainland style
New. There’s so much promise in that word – but there’s uncertainty as well. New is different, fresh, and sometimes uneasy. New is exciting and invigorating, but it is also unpredictable and challenging. I love a new year, a new calendar, a fresh start. I set goals, make plans, and dream big dreams. And I make a … More A New Year, a new calendar