March 16, 2015

Creative Blog Hop ~ Moon Lake Work Of Art

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today I'm taking part in the Creative Blog Hop, having been nominated to do so by another SU Demonstrator, Wendy.

I've used the gorgeous Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up to create my card and teamed it with another favorite set, Work Of Art for a quick and easy CAS card...

Card; Whisper White and Lost Lagoon
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Soft Sky
Stamp sets: Moon Lake and Work Of Art

Stamp the sweep from Work of Art in Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Soft Sky, stamping off beforehand.
Stamp the tree and boat image and the sentiment in Early Espresso over the background.
Cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card ¼" bigger than the Whisper White panel and layer together. Pop up onto the folded Whisper White base with Stampin' Dimensionals

Now for the Creative Blog Hop Q & A...
1. What are you working on now?
With Easter fast approaching, cards and gifts for that w ill be my main focus this week, once I've completed the cards that will feature on the blog. I'm also planning ahead for what will feature, both on the blog and in classes.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
It's tough to say how my work differs, but since the start of this year I've featured a different stamp set each week on my blog, to showcase the range of different designs that are possible. 

3. Why do your create what you do?
I'm fortunate that I've been able to turn what was a favorite hobby into my full time work, thanks to Stampin' Up! Since I started creating cards years ago I've really enjoyed the creative process. I don't see it as work, my main motivation is seeing the reaction of the recipient of a card I've created, or seeing the enjoyment and often look of wonder on the faces of those I teach. That is what truly makes this less of a job and more of a calling.

4. How does your creative process work?
Almost all the time it's an immediate impulse. Whether it's talking through the requirements for a commission with a client, or when I first see a new stamp set or item, ideas on how to create something form immediately in my mind. With Stampin' Up, the range of designs possible with each set is almost infinite and I love playing with them to see what I can create.

To Continue the Creative Blog Hop next Monday, I'm nominating two fellow SU Demonstrators, my Pinkie sisters, Lizy Bartaby and Caroline Hallett. Both their posts will be live next Monday, March 23.

#61 Clean and Quick at CYCI
Thankful Thursday #152 AG at DL.ART
#174 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



  1. Great Card Em..I've seen this stamp set used a lot so I might have to add it to my list now! x

    1. So pretty! Simple and would make a lovely get well card. Thanks for playing along at CYCI?

  2. Really lovely card, a great stamp set. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Fabulous card! Love the stamps!

  4. Hello Em, A fabulous card and love the stamp and lovely colours.

    Chrissy xx

  5. Love your card Em! I don't have this set as it intimated me a bit at first, but seeing how you have used it so simply, I may be tempted! Thanks for the nomination hun! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Hi Em, I absolutely love how you've combined these two sets on your card. Fantastic!. Thanks for joining us this week at Can You Case It? Carolyn xx

  7. Love the subtle coloring! Very classy card. Thanks for playing at CYCI :-)

  8. This is truly simple but so beautiful. I really love it! We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We started a new Challenge today and will be delighted for you to come back and link up once more. Leaving you with this encouraging Word of God in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Have a great week.

    JO ANN

  9. Hey this soft serene card. Thanks for playing along at CYCI this week!...B

  10. Lovely card, so soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us on the Can You Case It? Blog!

  11. This is simple and beautiful! I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI!

  12. Nice card Em. Thanks for joining us at!


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Em xxx