Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Bee-day



Every day is somebody's birthday. Is yours today? If so, happy birthday! If not, you can still enjoy this festive "bee-day" card by designer Kren Kurts. Kren used papers, a sentiment and an image from the "Bee-lieve" set to create this beauty. The layout that Kren used really shows off the pretty papers, and gives the image such depth. Aren't those little bows shed added adorable? Just the right touch of sweetness to round out this lovely card!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Blessings



Every season is filled with blessings. But somehow, in Spring, they are more readily apparent, I think. After months of darkness and cold, the world seems alive again, and the evidence of God's handiwork is extremely visible. Trees budding, flowers blooming, and of course, all sorts of baby animals! For today's share, we have a sweet card made by designer Sandy Domelle celebrating some of the new life of Spring. Sandy layered two of the chick images from the Spring Chicks set to create this. The floral and leafy patterns on her papers remind us of the bountiful nature of Spring, and here button and twine treatment give that pop of color that we start to see everywhere in the world during Spring. A beautiful card to mark a beautiful -- and blessing-filled -- time of year! :-)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Challenge Inspiration Week 2



Happy Monday! I hope you had a terrific weekend. We enjoyed the first of our truly Spring-like weather out here in California, so although the weekend was crazy busy, the sunshine made everything a bit more cheerful.

Today we move into week 2 of our April Digi of the Month Challenge, so it's time for some fresh inspiration for you. Here is an adorable card made by designer Donna Hanley using this month's featured set, "Under Your Wing." Donna used the pre-colored image from this set, and gave it extra "life" with her fabulous spongeing around the image. The simple but sweet layout really gets that loving message across, don't you think?

We'll have more challenge inspiration for you next week. In the meantime, be sure to check out this month's challenge. We'd sure love to have you play along with us. And remember, if you do make something for the challenge and link it up by the deadline, you'll receive next month's featured digi for free! Happy crafting, and I hope you have a wonderful week. :-)