Take the Wheel

Hello y'all.  The flowers in my flowerbed are starting to add colors of yellow, purple and blue all around my patio and along the front of my home, so I decided to create a card to reflect my beautiful blooms and my belief in the resurrection of Jesus.  I truly believe that if we trust in God and allow him to take the wheel he will guide our lives through the ups and the downs.  

Hope this card will inspire and encourage you or simply bring a smile to your face.


The image is from Gracielle Design and if you haven't visited her shop please do. Her work is amazing!  I won two of her designs in a previous challenge and am so glad I found her.

The paper is from Maja Designs but I can't seem to remember the name of the collection.  I colored my image with Copics and used Distress Inks on the edges.

I added a few Recollection flowers, used a Fiskar punch to add some corners and the white dots I did with a gel pen. Lastly I added stickles to the flowers and used a flag die to cut the greeting which was also courtesy of Gracielle Designs.

The inside is clean, simple and plain using scraps from the same paper collection.  The personal message space was created using Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punches.

That's all I have for this post and would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions - April Showers Bring May Flowers (4/30)(MM13)
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes (4/29)(MM90)
Dare2BArtzy - Anything Goes (5/6)(MM51)
613 Avenue Create - #196 Anything Goes/Spring (5/6)(MM222)


Thanks for stopping by 
and I hope you will visit again soon.

Sending Hugs From Texas
~Lesia


Easter Wishes 2

Hello, I'm back again to share another card I made to celebrate the coming of Easter.  Keeping with my resolution to use paper from my stash, you may notice a similarity between my last image/post and this one.  I am still using this particular paper pad from MME because I love the yellows and browns in some of the paper designs.

I've also been trying out different cutting ideas using my Brother.  The die cuts on my card were cut using my Brother and my Sizzix, but its hard to tell which die was cut with what machine.  There is so much you can do with the Brother "Scan n Cut" and I am trying out everything that pops in my head, but for now its on to sharing my little card.




I just love this image.  It reminded me of my youngest grandbaby carrying her rag doll along with a basket of clothes and other stuff for the doll.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter (4/23) (MM12)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (4/18) (MM19)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes (4/9) (MM46)
Cards and More - Easter (4/9)(MM39)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (4/11) (MM169)
Creative Moments - #115 ATG/Easter (4/16) (MM17)
Crafty Gals Corner - #117 3 Layers (4/10)(MM13)
Crafty Creations - #338 Anything Goes (4/11)(MM192)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (4/25)(MM15)
Addicted to Stamps - #236 Anything Goes (4/10)(22)

Supplies used to create this card follows:
Image: Mo Manning "Easter Lahra"
Paper: MME "Sunshine" and Paper Studio Cardstock
Dies: SB Fancy Tags and Brother Scan n Cut
Inks: Copics and Distress Inks
Other: Brads, Pearls and Buttons from my stash

Thanks for stopping by 
and I hope you will visit again soon.

Sending Hugs From Texas
~Lesia

Easter Wishes

Hello everyone.  For those of you that get Spring Break, I hope you found time to do family activities and the weather was perfect for you. What a way to say farewell to Winter and welcome Spring. 

I have been busy playing with my new Brother ScanNcut and haven't had time to blog or do much of anything else.  Perhaps I should say my focus wasn't on anything but my ScanNcut. 

This was a gift from a very dear friend and I am having fun although there is a "learning curve." I have to admit though, the learning curve isn't as difficult as it was with my Pazzle. After six video tutorials I was no closer to understanding the Pazzle then when I started so I gave up.

It currently sits under a desk in my office ready to be sold to anyone with a reasonable offer.  I still have the packaging and several cutting file disks to go along with it, so if you know anyone interested, please refer them to me.

Well, after all my playing and using cutting files I finally returned to card-making and have finally finished my first Easter card. It is a simple but cute card; at least I think so (said with a smile). Of course I could be a bit biased so you check it out for yourself.



The recipe for this card is as follows:

Image: Mo Manning "Easter Chickie"
Ink: Spectrum Noir, Distress Inks
Paper:  My Minds Eye
Greeting: Computer Generated
Embellishments:  MS Border punch, SB Nestabilities, Offray Ribbon



On the inside I used the same paper but had to piece it in several areas to keep the colors coordinated with the front.



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - #152 ATG (MM63)
Artistic Inspirations - #175 ATG (MM106)
Through the Craftroom Door - ATG (04/04) (MM18)
Lemon Shortbread - #38 ATG (MM09)
Fairytale Challenge -#165 Cards w/Animals (MM10)
Digi Choosday Crafting - Wk#13 ATG (MM09)
Create and Make - #10 ATG/Springtime (MM09)
Crafty Sentiments Design - ATG (MM15)
Sweet Stampers - #5 Easter/Spring (MM81)
Cards and More - #181 Easter Cards (MM03)


That's all for tonight my crafting family.  This ole gal is going to go nite-nite.  Until next time.


Sending hugs from Texas
~Lesia

Loves' Color is Red

One crafting resolution I made for 2017 is to get more organized and use more of my stash...mostly papers that I have purchased and have yet to use.  

I decided to start using My Mind's Eye (MME) and Bo Bunny paper.  The goal is to create at least 10 cards from a collection before purchasing more paper, unless I have a special request.

I didn't do to well once I saw the new paper line from Graphic 45...I had to get Portrait of a Lady, but I did go back to my original stash to create two cards to share.

I used colors associated with Valentines' Day and February. 

Here are my two creations:



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges. 

Paper Nest Dolls - #02 Anything Goes 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1708 Anything Goes
Get Creative - #55 Use Red and 1 Other Color
Aurora Wings - #44 Anything Goes
A Snowflake Promise - #37 Valentines



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Path of Positivity - #46 Expression of Love
Love to Scrap - #94 Mid Month Inspiration
Crafting from the Heart - #147 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - #173 Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Wk#8 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Love/Romance


Both cards use images from Mo Manning and both were colored using copic markers.

The paper was My Mind's Eye and the collection actually had two names; "The Station" and "Union Square", therefore I ended up purchasing it twice.

Hope you enjoyed my cards and thanks to Tracy MacDonald for my inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by.
Sending hugs from Texas
~Lesia

Month of Love

February is viewed as the month of love all across the U.S. and other countries as well.  It is also the month where lots of red, pink and white is in order and sometimes a touch of black.

So keeping with the traditional colors I created two cards using Graphic 45 paper.  Actually, I've had this paper collection for to long and needed to do something with it.  I found my inspiration on Pinterest and now to share with you in hopes that I can pass along the inspiration to you (if you need to be inspired of course, (smiles)).

As usual with Graphic 45 paper designs, the paper itself tells the story.  All you have to do is put it together so no coloring and the only stamping required is a greeting or a sentiment which works great when you can't find the perfect image. Below are my two creations; one for the male and one for the female.





I really like how this one turned out although I wasn't able to mimic completely the one I used for inspiration.  The papers are all from the Mon Amour collection and flowers are from Petaloo.  If you haven't matched the Petaloo flowers with Graphic 45 paper you should give it a try.  All I added was some stickles to the flowers and I used a Spellbinders die for one of the mats.

I design the inside using scraps from the same paper (as I usually do) and include a space for a personal message. 



For the gentleman, I used more manly colors from the same paper collection.  Again I added flowers from Petaloo and used a Memory Box die to create a spiral doily peeking out from the corners of my focal point.  For this card I didn't need to add a greeting because I used the paper for that purpose as well (pretty cool).

The inside was hit and miss because I didn't want to cover any of the paper but of course to add a personal message space I had to cover something.

This is all I have for this post and I hope to enter a few challenges with them.

Crafty Friends - #51 Anything Goes (2/24)(M53)
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air (2/28) (M74)
Patch of Crafty Friends - #51 Anything Goes (2/17)(M185)
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - #226 Love is in the Air (2/18)(M12)
Cupcake Inspiration - #394 Color Inspired (2/18)(M14)
Crafting When We Can - Flowers (2/17)(M51)
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air (2/17)(M12)

As always thanks for stopping by.


Sending hugs from Texas
~Lesia
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