Saturday, June 16, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
It's so good to be back with a post after the busyness of the last 3 months! Life has been pretty much non-stop since my son's wedding in April. We sold our home of 14 years a week or so after the wedding and have been doing major down-sizing since. It's been crazy, but I think we are finally settled into our temporary home while we figure out the next chapter of our lives.  We've also put together and completed another fun VBS program while in the middle of our move! So, yep, it's been crazy and I am so ready for a little down time.
I'm super excited to have the chance to get inky and back to my craft time. I still don't know where all my crafty things are as I'm trying to organize my new room, but it's slowly coming together.  And, I am excited to share my first crafty endeavor since the move.....
I finally got a chance to play with some of the new dies I had ordered way before the move!
My post is also up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog and you can read all the details about my cards there.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope to be posting more often in the coming days and finding more time to visit all my bloggy friends.  Thanks for not giving up on my during my absence. Crafty friends are the BEST!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mother of the Groom

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

It has been a busy, busy time around my house lately!  And, I am so very happy to say that my son is  now a married man! The wedding was last Saturday and was absolutely beautiful. We could not be more happy for Brooke and Matthew as they begin their new life together!

My bouquet was looking a little droopy by the time I took this photo!

I don't have wedding photos to share just yet, but thought I would share a few things I created for the wedding over the last few months....

I was so happy that Brooke asked me to make these for her bridesmaids!  I used several products from My Favorite Things to put these together.  About 3 days after mailing these to Brooke, she called me (almost in tears) to tell me that there was a mix-up at the church and the date would have to be changed to April 14th!

Fortunately, I was able to remove the embellishments (oh so gently).  Next, I reprinted the ivory layer with the new date and adhered it on top of the layer with the wrong date. Next, I adhered the embellishments back into place and we were back in business!

This is the assembly line I had going!

My son is a police officer and requested these for his nephews.

I ordered the badges on Etsy and the boys actually worn them during the ceremony.

I also vinyled a few mirrors for the church and the reception.  I was a little nervous to work on something so large, but was so happy with the way they turned out.

It's really hard to get a good picture of a mirror!

I think this one is so sweet!

The scripture mirror is probably my favorite!
I did not do the mirror with "gifts" on it. I think it was written with a gold marker - so pretty.

Thanks for letting me share some sweet memories, I hope to have wedding photos to share with you very soon.

Monday, April 2, 2018

With Love From Owl of Us

Happy Monday to you and thanks for stopping by Studio 5380.

Life is pretty crazy around my house right now as we are down to less than 2 weeks before my son and his beautiful bride-to-be are married. I would like to think that things will settle down after the wedding...but I know better! There is always another project calling my name just around the corner!  In the meantime, I'm going to make cards when I get a chance, post when I get a chance and visit my crafty friends when I get a chance. Those things keep me sane...well, at least not as crazy as I would be without my creative outlet!

So...onto the card I recently finished...

Aren't these little critters adorable?
They are from the My Favorite Things "Wild Woodland" stamp set.

I also used the MFT "Thank You Circle Frame" to create a shaker pocket for my card.

My background was created with Distress Inks and the Cloud Stencil from MFT.  My critters were all colored with Copic Markers.

Thank you again for stopping by today.  I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments. Have a great day and I hope to see you soon!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Birthday, Blake!

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

It's been a super busy day today.  We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at church this morning and had a great time with all the kids.  It's so much fun to watch them playing the games and searching for eggs. And, who doesn't love cupcakes at 11:00 on a Saturday morning?

Today is not only a busy day, but it's a very special oldest grandson turns 9 years old today!  I hate that he lives so far away and we don't get to spend time together on birthdays, but I will be seeing him soon.  In the meantime, this card will have to hold us over....

I used the "Team Player" stamp set from Sunny Studios to create my starry card base and trophy.

This was my first time to use the "Gift Card Window and Frame" from My Favorite Things and I absolutely love it! I love that it showcases the gift card on the front and adding sequins made it into a super fun shaker card.

My images were all colored with Copic Markers and got a touch of shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen.

And, here's the birthday boy....

Happy birthday to my favorite 9 year old!
Papa and I love you very much and can't wait to see you!

Thanks again for stopping by today - see you soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Wishing You a Lifetime of Joy & Happiness

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'm up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a card I created for a special occasion.  There will be a wedding shower for my son and his future bride today and I'm so happy to be sharing the card I made for their special day ♥♥♥

I used the beautiful stamp set "Splendid Swans" from My Favorite Things to create my card.

If you would like more information about my card, you can read all the details over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog.  I hope you get a chance to stop by!

Thanks again for dropping by for a visit. Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

You Rock!

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380!

I was running through my Instagram account to see what projects I may have forgotten to share with you and found that I am so behind on my blog posts!  So, I'm hoping to get a few posted over the next couple of day and get caught back up.  We'll see how that works out for me 😉

I made this card for Valentine's Day for my oldest granddaughter, Emma:

This image was a digital download from Power Poppy Stamps.
I don't used digital stamps very often, but I loved the bundle of images that were included with this fun image and I wanted to try something new. I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out.

I used my long-neglected Zig Watercolor Brush Markers to color this and remembered why I love them so much. I need to pull them out more often because I love the bold, vibrant colors!

And, there you go!
I can check this card off my "not posted yet" list! Hopefully I can get another posted in the next day or two.  Have a great afternoon and I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Happy Easter!

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
It's that time again - time to work on all things SPRING! I love this time of year - the pretty, pastel colors, the breeze in the air, new blooms and new life, and of course, Easter.  I also love making cute Easter goodies for my grands and I've got my first Easter project of the year to share with you today:

This cute little goodie bag was created with lots of Lawn Fawn cuteness:
* Goodie Bag die set
* Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set
* Easter Party stamp set
* Mini Pop Up Butterflies die set

My images were all colored with Copic Markers and the background was created with Distress Ink in Broken China.

To give the Easter egg a fun, painted look, I first colored it with Copic Markers.  Next, I added a small amount of Colorless Blender to a scrap of corduroy fabric and blotted the egg.  If you look closely, you see the lines it created on the egg.  After allowing that to dry, I covered the egg in Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle...gotta have some sparkle!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I'm off to link up my goodie bag with the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge - Fun With Dies.     Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Celebrate Your Day

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Well, I made plans to post more often, but life seems to continue interfering with my plans! Anyway, today I am finally sharing a birthday card that I made for my Mama. Just to show you how behind I am running with my posts, her birthday was February 16th.  Oh well, better late than never I guess!

This image is from a stamp company I have never used before, "Pink Fresh Studio".  They have some very unique stamps and I had fun coloring this one.

I used a stencil from "My Favorite Things" to create my background. I'm really loving that hot pink brick wall!

Thank you so much for dropping in for a visit.
I hope to share another project with you very soon.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sending You a Latte Birthday Wishes

Hello and happy Monday!
Welcome to Studio 5380, thanks for stopping by today.

As usual, I'm running behind on sharing my recent projects. I've got a quick birthday card to share with you today - this was for my youngest son's birthday earlier this month.  He's a big coffee drinker like his Mama!

The coffee cup and beans are from the Technique Tuesday stamp set, "Perk Up'.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Stamps.

Today's post is going to be short and sweet because my "to-do" list is not! 😉

Have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sending XOXOXO

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I just realized how behind I am on posting my Valentine's Day projects to my blog.  I must confess, it is so much easier and faster to share my work on Instagram that I find myself spending much more time on that platform and neglecting my blog. I'll try to get a few projects posted on here and make up for lost time on my blog visits over the next few days.

So, today I am going to share these super sweet tags I made for my granddaughters. I have a lot of fun coloring these cuties and I just love the way they turned out...

I've had this adorable "Magical Dragons" set from My Favorite Things for a long time and have just never pulled it out to play with.  Well, now I am totally smitten with these darling dragons!

I mean can you not love that face?!

I used the "Mini Cloud Edges" stencil and Distress Ink to create my background.  Sentiments are from the "Label Maker" stamp set and the "Tag Builders" stamp set - both by MFT Stamps.

I also added some clear Wink of Stella to their wings and horns.

Thanks again for stopping by today. I always enjoy your visits and sweet comments. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Day Tags

Hi there!
Welcome to Studio 5380, thanks for stopping by.

How are you doing with your Valentine's Day projects?  I am making headway, but still have a couple more projects to work on.  Today I finished these cute little tags for my two sweet grandsons....

Aren't these stamps fun?!
These cute little images are from the Simon Says Stamp set, "Funny Food".

I colored the images with Copic Markers and added a bit of sparkle to the hearts with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

I always have a tough time creating for boys, but I think these stamps are perfect. Most boys always have food on the brain!

I'm going to link my tags up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week's challenge is "It Must Be Love" and I love the way these tags turned out!

Have a great day and I'll see you soon!
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