Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Especially For You Pocket Tag - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Thursday!

I'm back again as promised with another project for Heartfelt Creations!  This time I have a pocket tag with a more feminine design on in!




Here's a picture of the tag outside the pocket tag.




I created the tag with the pocket by using the Luggage & Tags Die and a folded piece of the designer paper.  The map image on the blue designer paper is the same image I used yesterday for the masculine tag.  I love this map image for a background and that it works for both feminine and masculine projects.

The small tag is one of the stamp images die cut with one of the smaller tag dies.  There are lots of tag designs you can make with this collection!

The coloring on the flowers and leaves was done using chalk inks and make up applicators.  I like how it came out with the heat embossed images using the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.  I love coloring with pencils and mineral spirits, but I really liked how quick and easy this was for a change of look.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #129 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Especially for You Pocket Tag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3598 - World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 - All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 - Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1 - 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
048749 - Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Inks: London Fog (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Wheat, Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic), VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Trim (Jo-Anns), Cream Seam Binding, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers, adhesive pearls, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, glue gun, hold punch, Scor-Tape 1/8", make up applicators.

Instructions: Cut piece light blue designer paper approximately 3" x 6 1/4". Stamp World Map image with London Fog Ink. Score 3" side at 2" and again at 1/4". Fold up over front as pictured at 2" score, then die cut with tag die placing the fold slightly inside the bottom of the die edge. Then fold down 1/4" score as pictured creating a small light blue edge. Adhere edging down with Scor-tape. Add scor-tape to the left and right inside, 2" sides to create a pocket. Ink edges with Antique Linen Ink. Die cut another tag with Natural White and glue to the back of the tag. Add trim to pocket as pictured with Scor-tape. On Natural White with VersaMark, stamp flowers, leaves (2 - 5-leaf stems) and All Occasion Sentiments. Heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath.  Die cut flowers and leaves with matching dies. Die cut sentiment with tag from Luggage & Tags Die. Color 2 of the second largest flowers with Aegean Blue and make up applicators. Color the leaves with Spanish Olive. Ink edges slightly with Antique Linen. Shape as desired with mat and tools. Arrange stems and flowers as pictured using glue gun. (I trimmed one of the flowers and a couple of leaves to arrange it to fit nicely on the tag.) Add adhesive pearl and stickles to flower center. Punch larger hole on top of tag if needed and add fibers and seam binding for a tie. Ink edges of small sentiment tag with Wheat Ink. Add fibers for a tie. Make a 5-loop mini bow with yellow and white fibers held together. Add to sentiment tag with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow and flower center.




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Masculine Tag - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations Inspiration!  Today I have a masculine tag for you!




Boy do I have a hard time making masculine projects!  I have to restrain myself from adding bows and flowers and it always looks too plain.  This one didn't come out too bad.  I do love the Clear Bark embossing powder on the light blue designer paper along with the dark brown card stock and ribbon.

Here's a little close up of the elements for you.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to check out all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  You can also see a new video from Emma Lou with a fun technique to show you.

Check back tomorrow for my second project I made for HC this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #129 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visit today!

Blessings!

Kathy

Masculine Tag

HC Products:

HCPC 3598 - World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 - Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 744 - Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 - 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
DDOTS - Double Dots
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
354806 - Standard Circles Large
031473 - Elegant Labels Four

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Mist (WorldWin), dark brown card stocks
Inks: VersaMark Watermark, Java (PowderPuffs)
Accessories: Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), heat tool, ribbon (Michaels), twine, star button, pop dots, glue dots, hole punch.

Instructions: Cut light blue designer paper 3" x 5 1/4", stamp with World Map image using VersaMark, and heat emboss with Clear Bark Embossing Powder. Cut top 2 corners at 1/2" as shown. Ink edges with Java Chalking Ink. Cut mat with dark brown cs slightly larger, glue to dp piece, and trim top 2 corners. Cut another mat with Mist cs in same manner and hold aside. Stamp Celebrate the Journey Sentiments on Natural White cs with VersaMark and heat emboss with Clear Bark EP. Die cut with matching die. Select 3 pieces shown (The World sentiment, medallion circle, and pocket watch), ink edges with Java. Cut circle shape with dark brown cs using circle die. Add The World sentiment circle to medallion circle with pop dots and glue these to dark brown circle with glue in the center. Add pocket watch to tag as pictured using pop dots. Die cut smallest die from Elegant Labels Four using Mist cs, ink edges with Java, and thread piece of brown ribbon through side as shown. Add double dots under center of label, add to tag wrapping ribbon around back and securing in place. Add Mist mat to back of tag. Glue circle sentiment to tag as shown. Punch opening for ribbon tie on top with hole punch. Add piece of ribbon tied in knot. Add star button with twine bow to center of knot as shown.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby Buggy - CottageCutz


Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I have a cute baby card for you using the Baby Buggy, Best Wishes, and Fancy Floral Lace Border CottageCutz Dies from The Scraping Cottage.




To make my card, I started with a square 4 1/4" white card base and added a piece of Fancy Floral Lace Border cut with light green paper (Chick-a-doo from S.E.I) to the bottom.  I cut a light green mat (3 1/2" x 4 3/8") and an embossed white mat slightly smaller and glued them together.  I folded Baby Pink Seam Binding in half, wrapped it around the bottom of the mats and glued it in place.  I then added the mats to the card with pop dots just above the border.

The Best Wishes Die was cut with the light green paper and glued to the mat as pictured.  The Baby Buggy Die was cut with white, light green, and a flowered designer paper from Nana's Nursery - Baby Gift Paper from DCWV.  I shaded the white pieces of the buggy body with Pixie Dust VersaMagic Ink and  glued all the pieces together as shown using a mixture of the light green and flowered papers.  The buggy was added to the card with pop dots.  I added a larger flower to the buggy with Diamond Stickles in the center.  I made a triple loop bow and added a smaller flower with White Opal Liquid Pearls added to the center.

These are the dies I used.





Card Recipe:

Paper: White (Recollections), Chick-a-doo (S.E.I.), Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl (DCWV)
Ink: Pixie Dust (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU), Bow-Easy Tool, Baby Pink Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Diamond Stickles, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger).

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #128 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Embrace Life - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  Today I have a card that could be used for a man or  a woman.  I think it especially makes a nice masculine card which I find hard to do!




I used one of the card fronts (the one with the balloon image) from the designer papers.  These really make card making easier!  I matted it with Mist card stock and popped it on a dark brown card base.  I added one of the tickets form the designer paper, a balloon image I colored with pencils and mineral spirits, and a sentiment and medallion from the Celebrate the Journey Sentiments Set using tan card stock.  (You can see complete instructions at the bottom of my post.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Also, see who the blog comment winner is for the new collection!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #128 - Anything Goes.

Blessings!

Kathy


Embrace Life

HC Products:

HCPC 3599 - Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 - Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD 744 - Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 - 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots

Other Products:

Paper: Tan (Recollections), Mist (WorldWin), dark brown card stocks
Inks: Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Java (PowderPuffs) Inks
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Dark Brown Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 1 1/2" circle punch, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Espresso, Black, Jade Green, Celadon Green, Muted Turquoise, Slate Grey

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top-fold card base with dark brown cs. Cut mat with Mist cs 4 1/6" x 5 5/16", cut balloon image card front from designer paper, ink edges with Java, glue mats together, wrap twine around 3 times as shown and adhere in place. Add mat to base with Double Dots. Stamp ballon image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color with pencils and ink edges with black. Cut Embrace Life ticket form dp and ink edges with Java. Adhere to card as pictured using Double Dot in center and glueing 2 sides down. Add balloon image to card using pop dots. Stamp Celebrate the Journey Sentiments on tan cs with Vintage Sepia and die cut with matching die. Select the 2 pieces shown (Life circle and medallion circle), ink edges with Java. Punch 1 1/2" circle with dark brown cs. Glue Life and dark brown circle together, add to medallion with pop dots, add to card with double dots. Make triple loop bow with twine and Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using glue dots.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday!

I'm back with another Easter project for The Scrapping Cottage, this time a gift card holder which can also be used as a small note card envelope.




I used the Fancy Envelope and Spring Embellishment CottageCutz Dies.  Here's a picture of it open.




All the die pieces were cut with white card stock and colored with chalk inks.  I used Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic), and Pink Cheeks (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes) Inks.

These are the dies I used:





Card recipe:

Stamps: Well Scripted (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic), Pink Cheeks (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), McGill Paper Shaping Tools and Mat

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 127 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lil' Spring Chicks

Happy Saturday!

Today I have cute Easter card for you using CottageCutz's Lil' Spring Chicks and Oval Doily & Frame.





Aren't these little guys too cute?  I love the yellow, white and black color combination.  So bright and cheery looking!

Here's a little closeup of the chicks.




I cut the dies out with white card stock and colored them with Thatched Straw (VersaMagic), Banana Bliss, Rusty Nail and Orange Slice (PowderPuffs) chalk inks using makeup applicators.  I then added them to the center piece of the Oval Doily & Frame using pop dots.

These are the dies I used:







Card recipe:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Black, White (Recollections), Travel Light (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Thatched Straw (VersaMagic), Banana Bliss, Rusty Nail, Orange Slice (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Lace, trim (Jo-Ann's), Bow-Easy, Gingham Black 3/8" Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Recollections), floss, button.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons and Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Floral Dress Collage


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Heartfelt Creations' new release for April!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.

For my first project using this new collection, I used the Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set to create a feminine card.




I stamped this beautiful image on pink and aqua designer papers from the collection and colored them with pencils.  Portions of the pink image were fussy cut and pieced on to the aqua image with pop dots.  I added some Sage Advice Mini Prills to the flower centers and an extra flower on the center of the lace bow.  (Complete supplies and instructions are at the end of this post.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week and leave a comment for a chance to win the entire collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons & Bows

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Floral Dress Collage

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3601 - Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 - Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Morning Blooms Die
HCDP1 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
031473 - Elegant Labels 4
ANC850 - Spring Bling Prills
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Victorian Velvet Distressed Paper (Coordinations)
Inks: Onyx Black Ink (VersaFine), Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Sparkle & Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Songs of Spring lace (Michaels), glue gun, bow making tool, Prismacolor Pencils: Chestnut, Black Raspberry, Marine Green, Chocolate.

Instructions:  Make card base with Victorian Velvet measuring 4 13/16" x 6 13/16".  Die cut pink designer paper with largest die from Elegant Labels 4.  Cut aqua designer paper 4 9/16" x 6 9/16" and glue behind die cut.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Wrap lace across center and secure in place.  Stamp collage image with Onyx Black Ink once on pink designer paper and again on aqua dp.  Fussy cut clock, dress, boots and flowers from pink image and ink edges with Victorian Velvet.  Cut flower petals to separate and curl slightly upwards with fingers.  On aqua image, color portions of collage image that will show with pencils.  Place second die from Elegant Labels 4 over image and trace around outside of die and the clock.  Trim traced area and around clock with scissors.  Add flowers to image by glueing down at the center and add remaining pieces with pop dots.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Add to base with Double Dots.  Make triple loop bow with lace and add as shown with glue gun.  On pink dp with black ink, stamp Vintage Morning Background and cut with matching die.  Use 2 of the smallest flowers.  Cut between petals, ink with Victorian Velvet and shape with mat and tool kit.  Glue together with glue gun.  Add flower to bow with glue gun.  Add Sage Advice Prills to all flower centers using Art Institute Glue.  Spray with Spritz Spray.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Coloring Samples Binder


Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!  The weather here in North Carolina is finally getting nice out!  I had been really spoiled living in Southern California the past 10 years with their gorgeous weather and I sure do miss it!  Of course, we moved here to NC 6 months ago and have had the worse winter in ages!  Not an ideal way to start out here, but it's finally spring now!

Today I thought I would share with you a binder I put together to keep track of pencil coloring samples I use.  I really love to color with my pencils and having just the “right” colors for a project is important to me.  I started this binder a few months ago so I would have these combinations of colors at my finger tips instead of having to search for them in previous projects or reinvent them again.

I use the small binders, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", with the sheet protectors the same as my samples binder you may have seen me use here.  I cut card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and stamped flowers on each page (I did 3 on each).   The flower I have used here is from Heartfelt Creation's Posy Patch Flowers Set, but basically I just picked a flower that had good size petals that I could work with.

Here's a view of some of the purple color combinations I have put together in my binder.  (You can click on the photo to see it better.)




What I do is number the flower petals that correspond with a specific color that I list out.  Starting with 1, I add the color and blend on each petal, then 2 added to petal 2 and up and blended, then 3 added to 3 and up and blended, etc.  So I end up with a sample of different color shades on each petal that I can match up to and use.

Here's a close up of one of the combinations I did so you can see it better and in case I'm not making sense.




So on the sample above, petal 1 has only Rosy Beige, petal 2 has Rosy Beige, then Clay Rose, petal 3 has Rosy Beige, then Clay Rose, then Black Cherry, petal 4 has all four colors.

You can see a little note I added on this combination that I used the steps 1-3 color combination for the Raindrops on Roses samples I made.  Here's a card I made with this color combination.  (I do believe I also added a little black on a couple of spots on this one too and burnished with Black Cherry.)





Some of the combinations in my color samples have dates written on them which is the date of the project I did with that color combination.  Most of the samples are done by using minerals spirits to blend the colors.  Sometimes I will burnish the colors, especially when I'm adding black, and I'll usually note that on the sample.  I often use a tiny amount of black at the last step of coloring to intensify the shading a bit in some places.  Usually, I will burnish the black with the color I used before it so that it retains the color and doesn't just turn to black.

I'm by no means an expert on coloring, but I thought I would share some of what I do when I color and what has helped me to be more organized with color combinations I have used.  I've found it really helpful when I'm trying to match colors to designer papers I'm working with.  Hope someone else will find this useful too!

Thank for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Floral With Cream



(This is my second post for today, if you are looking for my CottageCutz post, please see post below this.)

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I'm using the Floral Clocks PreCut Set!




This is such a pretty image!  I colored it with pencils and mineral spirits using the same colors from the designer papers.  I added Champagne Microbeads to the flower centers and the flowered button center that's on the bow.  (You can find full instructions at the bottom of this post.)

Here's a closeup of the image.




The beautiful medallion behind the image is cut with peach colored designer paper from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection using the Raindrops on Roses Die.  I love the way it looks against the cream embossed background and card base.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations this week!  Emma Lou also has a sneak peak of the new collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #126 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons & Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Floral with Cream

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3595 - Floral Clock PreCut Set
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 241 - Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
354806 - Standard Circles Large
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
DDOTS - Double Dots

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), green (DCWV - Neutrals)
Ink: Onyx black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Champange Microbeads (Recollections), Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, button, Rebecca Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Small Petite Scallops (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Peach, Nectar, Henna, Chestnut, Dark Green, Black, Pale Sage, Olive Green, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Dark Brown.

Instructions: Make card base with Natural White measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Cut mat with Natural White measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and emboss with folder.  Wrap ribbon around card and secure.  Add mat to card with pop dots.  Die cut circle medallion with peach colored designer paper and glue to card as shown.  Cut Scallop Circle with light green card stock and add to medallion with pop dots.  Stamp flower image on Natural White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils.  Cut with circles die and add to scalloped circle die cut.  Add microbeads to flower centers with glue.  Add to button center also and let dry.  Add bow and button as shown.

CottageCutz - Floral Thank You


Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a decorated gift bag with a matching mini notecard and envelope to show you using lots of beautiful CottageCutz Dies!  Here's the complete set!



I found these little White Paper Sacks (1 lb. - 3.5"x 2" x 6.75") at Michaels that I thought would be cute decorated for a gift!  All I did was add the Springtime Floral Die cut in white and colored with chalk inks, a piece of Fancy Floral Lace Border cut in white and a bow with a pearl.  Here's a close up of the die cut on the bag.




I made a little notecard with white card stock that measures 2 3/8" square so it would fit in the Elegant Envelope.  I decorated the notecard with the Spring Label Die cut with white card stock and colored the same way as the bag.  I then added the Thank You Die cut with white card stock to the label.  Here's a close up of the notecard.




For the envelope, I cut the Elegant Envelope Die with white card stock and decorated it with the Flower w/Cutouts (flower) and Plumeria & Leaves (leaves) all colored with chalk inks.  I added some pearls and a little Diamond Stickles around the pearl in the flower center.  On the back flap of the envelope, I add a small piece cut from the Springtime Floral Die that I colored to match the other pieces.  Here's a little close up for you!




I LOVE this little envelope!  It's perfect for little notecards to go with gifts!

These are the dies I used on my project.










Project Recipe:

Paper: White (Recollections)
Ink: Caribbean Blue (PowderPuffs - QuickQuotes), Aloe Vera, Thatched Straw (VersaMagic)
Accessories: White Paper Sacks (Celebrate It - Michaels), White Seam Binding, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fatback pearl, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), adhesive pearls.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #126 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons & Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy