Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Succulents and Cactus

My newest passion includes succulents and cactus, plants I tended to ignore before but I have fallen in love with how easy they are to grow.  
 With that said, I knew I needed this new stamp and matching die set from My Favorite Things.  It was fun to make my creation fit in with the Color Throwdown challenge.  
 I used Strathmore watercolor paper for my background and for my plants and pots, pairing that with Zig Clear Color markers and a few Distress Inks.  
Here is the Color Throwdown challenge.
It also fits the Simon Says Wednesday challenge of anything goes and using Ranger Products because I can't hardly create without Ranger products!!!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CardMaker Blog Hop - American Crafts

The CardMaker blog team is showcasing an amazing collection of papers, stickers and other papercraft goodies from the Amy Tangerine Better Together collection from American Crafts. 
You should have come here from Pamela's Blog.
 I really wanted to use every single piece of the patterned papers in this collection.  I just love how they work together.  For my card I used five different pieces of the papers.  
 This collection comes with a package of foam words and I used the "hooray" word for my card.  One of my favorite things are really intense black letters and words. The flowers are from the rub on collection.  
 Here's a little close up of my little variety of patterns.
 Given that I loved this collection so much I just had to also put together a layout using the products.  Again they are patterns that were just created to be used together.  
 I cut out some of the flowers from the one piece of paper.
The words are also from the collection of foam words.  The black makes such a stand out statement.
From here hop on over to Dawn's blog.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)