Saturday, August 8, 2015

Thanks for Being There

Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday...well, sort of! This is my last weekend before going back to school on Monday! Summer flew right by, but I did get some yard work and paper crafting projects completed. I could use another couple weeks to finish decluttering, but I know the parents are probably ready to send their children back to start learning again.

This past Thursday I asked my daughter if she felt like going for a car ride since she had been in bed for a few days with her mouth being sore and being dizzy from the meds (She had all four wisdom teeth removed and some of the gums were trimmed back.). I thought some fresh air might help with recovery. She agreed and we went to My Favorite Things in Eustis, FL. I had no idea there was a real shop open for business less than an hour away. 
 It was like being in a candy store! So many choices! I did purchase  a few items and plan on going back for one of the classes on Saturdays.

Here is what I created with a few of my new goodies!

First, I used Ranger Distress inks to create the water color backgrounds.

Then I cut the scribble roses, the overlays, and the leaves with my Cuttlebug. 

Lastly, I cut the stitched circle and stamped it with my new Encouraging Words stamp. Matching sequins were carefully adhered. 

I am very pleased with the outcome. I had watched a few videos on watercolor techniques earlier in the week and was able to use them. Can't wait to use some more watercolors and the other goodies I bought at the MFT boutique. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stay Creative,


  1. Those are beautiful. I miss having stores like that. The last scrapbook store in my area just closed recently.


    1. Our store in town closed last year. MFT is about 45 miles away, but it is a nice country ride.

  2. SO Jealous of you right now!!!! Wish I had one close by!!! Glad you had fun shopping & spending some quality time with your daughter too!!! Beautiful cards!!! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. Oh, they are gorgeous, Georgiana!! The watercolor backgrounds look amazing!! I love the pretty flowers!! How awesome that you have that store so close!! How fun!! I love the items you purchased!! I hope your daughter is feeling much better!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. So pretty!!!! Super fun to be so close to the store!!

  5. Beautiful cards!! Wish we had a store like that

  6. First off hoping for a speedy recovery for your daughter. My daughter when she was in high school during a Summer had all 4 wisdom teeth removed. She was a trooper making sure she did everything she was told to get well. Like the flower creations. I like Die-namics dies. I grew up on E coast of FL but not sure where Eustis is so I'll google it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Oh my!!! WOWZERS!! These are so lovely and gorgeous - I am in awe of this amazing trio of cards!! Beautiful, stunning colors with that bold sentiment and the intricately cut flowers just make this set if cards marvelous creations!!! So super awesome!!!

  8. Bright and beautiful! Great combination. Thanks for sharing at Clear It Out's Anything Goes challenge. Lisa DT

  9. Oh my gosh, how fun! Looks like you snagged some awesome goodies! Your cards are beautiful Diana! I love the different colors and wow, the flowers are so pretty!
    Have fun creating!
    Sherrie K

  10. Wow, really pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  11. How cool that you have a store close by! You picked up some awesome goodies! I really love those scripty roses! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the color choices and love those big, bold sentiments! And I really hope your daughter is feeling much better!!! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  12. Super cute :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

  13. Georgiana,

    What beautiful cards! Your inks made gorgeous backgrounds. I love the flower dies you used. Having an MFT near me would be seriously dangerous!!!

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!!

    Happy crafting :)

  14. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations in this week's 100th Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack

  15. So pretty. I love the color combos on all the cards. I think the blue is my fav. Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack

  16. oh man! i would loooove to go to that store!! love what you got and what you did with it. GORGEOUS cards!


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