Good Vibes to You!

Another week coming to a close, another week closer to good news concerning the global pandemic.  If I could send today's card to each of you, I would happily do so.  At least sharing online is a safe option for all.

After smooshing watercolor paper onto water-spritzed Distress Inks then drying overnight, the background was ready become a lovely sky setting.  The new 'Flock' stencil from A Colorful Life Designs reminds me of happy swallows doing their own version of a happy dance in the air.  Just perfect for this bold sentiment!

You're welcome to use my code, BevFan10, for a discount when shopping at A Colorful Life Designs!  

Find some joy this week, m'friends ... something that makes your heart smile, even in the midst of this storm.

Inky (((huggss))),

Products used:
STAMPS:  'Good Vibes' stamp set Picket Fence
INKS:  Distress Oxide Inks Broken China + Seedless Preserves
PAPERS:  watercolor paper, Blackberry Bliss, Neenah Solar White
ACCESSORIES:  'Flock' stencil by A Colorful Life DesignsLife Changing Blender Brushes (Picket Fence Studios), sequins

Comfort in Calico

Today's card 'had' to be created, so I could stop thinking about the idea of coloring the stencil to have a slightly different look.  Happily, it was easy ...  Yay!

First, I used Life Changing Blending Brushes to color random areas on the 'Paws' stencil (A Colorful Life Designs) with Wild Honey Distress ink.  I followed up in similar style with Rusty Hinge Distress ink.  The final step was adding dabs of dark gray ink to complete the calico idea.

It was a happy discovery to see that the Chloe dies (Darcie's) work so well with the paws shapes for this compact sentiment!  My card follows the Splitcoaststampers SC792 challenge.

Pssst!  Remember to take advantage of my discount code, BevFan10, when stencil shopping at A Colorful Life Designs!

My hope for you is that you remain resilient and ever hopeful during this time of struggle while our country & our world tackles the Covid-19 virus.  We can do this, my friends.  My faith in God is strong, and I have faith in you as well.   

Inky (((hugs))),

Products used:
STAMPS:  Flourishing Phrases (sentiment), Watercolor Basics (Cat’s Pajamas - splatters)
INKS:  Distress Rusty Hinge + Wild Honey, gray, VersaFine Onyx
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic, Crushed Curry, Gina K’s Pumpkin Spice + Smoky Slate
ACCESSORIES:  Paws stencil (A Colorful Life), Darcie’s Chloe dies, blending brushes (Picket Fence)

Cross Off Worry

This card came about as a result of just inking around with the 'Field of Crosses' stencil by A Colorful Life Designs.  

After considering my many sentiment stamps, I began to peruse some of the unused stamps needing to be inked.  For me, unstructured 'play' with ink & stamps can bring ideas together when I'm otherwise stamping without a specific need.

The current global virus emergency has caused many changes.  Along with these changes comes natural concerns for the health of all citizens.  I know it's difficult to find a sense of 'calm', but that's actually the reminder I receive from this Picket Fence sentiment.  Even as a much younger person, I was occasionally reminded "don't worry so much".  This sentiment holds a more powerful way to bring on a welcome sense of peace and calm.  I hope it does for you as well.   

Remember, you're welcome to use my discount code, BevFan10, when you shop for stencils at A Colorful Life Designs!

Inky (((huggss))) and well-wishes too,

Products used:
STAMPS:  'Exhale Worry'
INKS:  VersaMark, DOX Blueprint Sketch + Broken China
PAPERS:  Vellum, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Bliss Blue, Navy, Neenah Solar Classic White
ACCESSORIES:  ACL stencil ‘Field of Crosses’, Mini Misti, Life Changing Blender Brushes (PFS), Silver embossing powder 

My Favorite Human!

Raise your hand if you love fur-babies, a.k.a. pets!   Have you ever noticed that many of our furry or feathered loves have an obvious favorite amongst their people/family?   It's a definite 'Yes!' here at my house, and I see it frequently at my daughter's house as well.  And that's the short version of what inspired today's card.  

   A Colorful Life Designs is now sharing the new March release of terrific stencils, some of which will have you creating with two- and four-footed pet loves in mind.  I used two new stencils for this card:  'Paws' and 'Paw in Hand'.    For a stencil discount when shopping, I welcome you to use my code:  BevFan10.

The 'Paw in Hand' was so simple to fussy cut once I had blended the Distress Oxide inks, Faded Jeans + Tumbled Glass.   

The sentiment is perfect for my purpose, involving a grandson and his beloved dog.  Thankful am I for my Misti to make sure the stamp is positioned exactly as I wanted.  The stamp is part of an early Gina K Wreath Builder Bundle.  Fun finds can happen!

Here's to a creative week for you.  Thanks for your visit!

Inky hugggsss,

Products used:
STAMP:  Wreath Builder Bundle (Gina K Designs)
INKS:  Distress Oxides 'Faded Jeans' & 'Tumbled Glass', VersaFine Onyx, SU Sahara
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic White, Navy, Sahara
ACCESSORIES:  Stencils = "Paws" & "Paw in Hand" - A Colorful Life Designs, Life Changing Blender Brushes, Simon Says dies, Gina K Connect glue, rhinestones