Monday, August 6, 2018

Quick and Cute to Warm Up the Mojo

My computer is back and all is well.  Let the happy dancing begin!

Today I have two less not-yet-colored digis in the box -- my first stamp room visit since returning from vacation.  I needed something quick and easy to get back into the swing of things and Bugaboo always helps with that.  Fun images, cheerful, colorful... a little something for Monday Fun Day.

The first is called "Birdhouses".  Designer paper from my vast hoard, a touch of glitter on the bugs, Copic coloring.  Lil' Inker Silly Stitched Die Set and Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers.  A twine bow and a heart, both from my scrap drawer.  Actually, the heart was just laying on my stamp desk.  Now the stamp desk is tidy and the heart found a home.




The next one is called "Beauty Butterfly".  The sentiment is a nice thought, isn't it?  I arranged the images for a CAS card, added punched flowers with die cut leaves and pearl centers.  Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and Cheery Lynn Dutch Daisy frame.




Wink of Stella on the butterfly wings.




I always have big plans for spending time in my happy place, coloring and designing lots, loving all my wonderful supplies... but the hoard continues to grow.  I just ordered five new designer paper pads -- I know!  But they're Mintay and I love them so much.  Waiting for their arrival, but in the meantime I'll pop in Wednesday with a new die I received as a gift, and Friday I'll be here with a brand new flower digi.

All it took was a couple of little Bugaboos to get me going again.  Have a happy day!


19 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

You do a beautiful happy dancing jig, Leslie! So glad your puter is all better. And these little "sweetness" cards are beautifully colorful! I especially like the orange in the birdhouses, right down to the shaded eggs! It's like your first card says, "sweetness is as..." and your second card completes the thought of "sweetness does" - with that fantastic sentiment! Happy for you about the computer! hugs, de

Sherri said...

I'm thrilled to see you posting again and glad your computer is back in order! Being without one is horrible! And what a great way to start the week! Both of these are gorgeous and little pieces of sunshine! Love them both and now I want that sentiment! What a beautiful thought! I'm having breakfast while I watch 2 adorable bunnies eat my birdseed! One is a tiny little thing and the other just slightly larger. They come every morning and enjoy the seed I have on a large flower petal that sits on the ground! I keep it filled just for them!

Diane said...

Beautifully created and so pretty...the butterflies are so pretty and look so sparkle-y and colored beautifully too...both are such 'happy' cards, my favorite kind! Glad you have your computer back, that is such a pain when they are not working! You MUST email me the 5 Mintay pads you have purchased I just have to know...did you know that the paper designer also designs for another company too? I have to admit I have those too..all but one that was OOS, but hope to order it soon...was happy to 'enable'...lol!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am glad you are back in action. Your cards are gorgeous too.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...Leslie, both your cards are so colorful and filled with sweet and happy images and thoughts. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Yogi said...

cute is right. Both cards are lovely. Have a great day

Pauline said...

I'm so glad to hear you have your computer back and everything is good. Leslie, your cards are so sweet, the bird house just makes me smile, pretty colours and love that plaid paper. The sparkley butterfly card has such a great saying - love it, and those little yellow flowers- mmm mmm -- fabulous just makes your card pop! I'm glad you were able to warm up your mojo, because both are great happy cards! You do such awesome work! Looking forward to seeing more from you this week. Oh, I was just looking at this paper (Mintay) last night and added it to my cart, now I really do think I need some, I'm off to shop! LOL. TFS and have a 'happy' day as well! Hugs,

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I'm so glad your computer is up and running - I hate these times! I just love your birdhouses. So bright and cheerful. We are into feeding the birds around here which makes us happy! Your butterflies are adorable! I'm always telling the kids to take time and smell the flowers - and let go of the electronics! I love the pretty frame! Have a great week! Stay cool!

Christine Alexander said...

so glad your computer is up and running, funny how these things now run our live :). Your two cards are so sweet, I love the summer scene with the bird house and the blue tones on your shimmery butterflies :)

crafty-stamper said...

Great to see you have you computer back -how quick we get reliant on technology-love the image and fabulous colouring -I have loads of P.papers and paper pads even bought two more beautiful 12" ones from The Works and keep putting off cutting into them--we must be mad lol we lose all reasonable thinking over paper???Love your CAS butterfly one too and fabulous sentiment
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

I think these both got you into the mojo again after vacation. Super fresh and cute. That tiny flower punch is adorable to boot! Leslie super cute cards.

Ros Crawford said...

So glad that your computer has been fixed... Your cards are stunning!! I adore your colouring and your creative designs... Two wonderful cards Leslie!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Another special Leslie card! This is so pretty and uplifting. I love the little things that you do for your cards like the little bow and heart.
I bought so many stamps only to wonder "what was I thinking?" Some just like this one. I think I will send them all to you.

Kathy Krug said...

I am glad you got the computer issues taken care of. that is always a pain. Great designs in this post. Love the plaid paper and the sentiments. gorgeous coloring as usual.

pam said...

Two stunning cards Leslie, beautiful colours and design.
Glad your computer is fixed.
Pam x

Traci M said...

Absolutely adorable, Leslie!! Our trips to our mountain condo always keep my stamping lagging...it takes me so long get back into it! I like your tiny punched flowers and your photography is always top notch. Take care!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my they are both so cute and whimsical, terrific coloring, on the first and those butterflies on the second is too cute, love the sparkle and the framing ties it together just beautiful, those sweet little flowers are a great accent and that is a terrific sentiment.

Pam Sparks said...

OK - I see why you caved... I've not seen that brand before! They are perfect for you! Loving your two charming cards today too... chuckled on the desk lamp tidy. I need to work on that... I have so many precious bits around! lol

Darnell said...

Aw, I'm so very happy that that sweet little heart found a home with me! Thank you so much, Leslie! Your plaid birdhouse design is even more adorable in real life and I love it! I also love that striking and pretty blue number! The sediment is everything and I adore the flutterbys and that perfect border!! Hugs, Darnell

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