French Flowers of Nice

Farmer's Market Flowers in Nice1/400 sec at f/2.8 ISO 200

Farmer’s Market Flowers in Nice
1/400 sec at f/2.8 ISO 200

Maybe it was the Mediterranean air, maybe it was the drizzly, gray skies, maybe it was the bubbly we enjoyed daily! Whatever it was, the flowers at the Farmer’s Market in Nice were absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t help but want to linger, take in the sights, the scents, the beauty.

So take a deep cleansing breathe, relax and take in the colors and soft texture of these beautiful flowers from Nice!

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Hope your day is full of color and beauty!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Doctored Note Cards and Journal {Feeling Crafty}

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For many years, pretty stationary was my addiction. I always had the greatest intentions to write notes to friends and family. But even with such great intentions, I have to admit, not very many were actually ever sent out. As such, I have a huge box of unused note cards, journals and notepads.

So what’s a crafty girl to do? Reimagine them of course!

2012-09-05_1964I had these pretty square, pink cards beckoning me to do something with them. So I pulled out my “Big Ticket” stamp set from Hero Arts. Using VersaMark waterstamp, and two embossing powders (black and pink), I created the ticket on plain white cardstock. I used black embossing powder on the outer portion of the ticket and pink for the sentiment in the middle. Using my go-to blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, I added a little color to the ticket as well. I popped on some foam squares and set it right in the middle of the white border on the card.

It still needed a little more oomph, so I used a scalloped heart punch on the bottom right corner, added some doodling, little heart stamp, and hand-written sentiment. Voila, custom card created!

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Here’s a super cute journal I had on hand and decided to doctor it up for a birthday present for a dear friend. The journal was from Michael’s dollar bins, and although it had a cute screen printed flower detail, I wanted to customize the journal for an upcoming trip my friend was planning.

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Out came my Tim Holtz Visual Artistry “French Market” stamp set. I love the blue print of the Eiffel Tower. Using a vintagy/newspaper print paper scrap I had left over from the crafts we made for my sister’s wedding, I stamped the design, again using VersaMark, and this time I used a copper embossing powder. I used a fun little corner punch to give it a little more oomph. Looking at it now, I should’ve distressed the edges to make those pop, but that’s what’s so great about this craft, right? Learning, learning, learning!

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I used my Fiskars scalloped punches in Large and X-Large to create the little button on the bottom right. And using typewriter font stamps to create my title, I layered the pieces and added a little bling to finish the project.

What kind of “doctoring” have you done to take pre-made note cards all your own? I’d love to see!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c