Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I hope you feel beautiful today

Hi y'all!
Long time no see, hope all is well?!...

I apologize for my quietness, lately. In all honesty, I have somewhat stayed away from social media and other things. It just seems like my feeds get the most with everything going on in the world and people pointing fingers, etc., rather than all the beautiful creations and stories out there. (Which I understand what is going on, but I just can't worry or stress about all that. Perhaps. I'm one of those 'rare ones' that don't get worked up or panic about things like this?...Who knows.) What happened to enjoying life?...Enjoy each and everyday?...The little things?...Where are all the positive things?...Life is short and while you're here, you might as well enjoy it! :)

And on that note, 'I hope you feel beautiful today'!

Well, this card took me some time to make. lol A little bit ago I ordered Altenew's watercolor brush markers and managed organize them the way I wanted. lol Yeah, organized them and then just stared at them. lol After watching some videos and practicing on different watercolor papers/cardstocks, I finally felt comfortable enough to use them to make a card. Let me just say, I actually think I grasp these brush markers more than the pan watercolors?!...I don't know what it is but they seem to just work for me. (or at least I think so) ;)

*Party Time*
Also, it's my birthday today!! And well, my 'fancy' birthday outing is going to the dentist to get a tooth pulled. lol Fun, right?! lol Since I can't have much of the birthday today, how about I celebrate with you?!!...I haven't done a giveaway in awhile and well, it's time to have one. So, how about a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp?!!...Just leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered. That's it. Simple, right?!... :) *Note: I will leave the giveaway open until 12 pm EST on Sunday. Please make sure I have a email to contact you if you are chosen. I will contact and announce the winner on my blog, as well. Please, please, please, make sure you contact me back! If I don't hear back from you (the winner) in 48 hrs. I will have to pick a new winner. 

Well, that's all for me today.
I'm going to hop around the blogs and check out Instagram for some beautiful creations and inspiration! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. You are a breath of fresh air and so sweet! This card is absolutely stunning. I am glad that you went outside of your comfort zone and practiced with them! And sending some very happy birthday wishes! I hope your family spoils you rotten! Karen

  2. Shelly, I think these brush markers were 'made' for you! Your flowers are swoon-inducing, gorgeous perfection! Love the palette and oh, how beautiful the shading/highlighting! WOW x AWESOME!
    Hope your dentist appointment went well; not a fun place to go any time, much less on your birthday! Speaking of which: Happy Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope you have - or will - find a way to celebrate your special day! Sending big, virtual hugs and much love your way!