Saturday, August 1, 2020

Inspired By #135

What does one do when in the midst of a Florida CoronaCane????  Make cards, of course.  :-)  On a serious note, we are currently predicted to be the center of the landfall of Isaias (what's new?) but we're just rolling with it. 

Rather than stare at The Weather Channel radar all day, I took on the Inspired By Fruity Sentiments challenge where I was totally inspired by the design on that fabulous pillow in the front. 

 When life gives you lemons, pull out the peaches.  

I really, really wish I had this sentiment in stamp form.  I will not even tell you how many tries it took to pull this one off.  *sigh*  It's not perfect but hey, it's handmade.  

I began by first penciling in a curve which I used to stamp out my sentiment alphas...ONE by ONE.  Once I got one I liked, the pressure was off.  LOL!  I stamped the peaches down below as in the inspiration photo and added the little star stamps from the alpha set.  I inked the edges of the bordering card stock with the same ink as I used in the peaches and finished off the card with a sprinkling of clear gems.  

So my dear punny friend Michele, how did I do?  

WPlus9 - Punny Produce - Peaches
The Ton - Sparklers Alpha
Catherine Pooler - Bellini and Lime Rickey inks

I had the sweetest comment today from Darnell who runs the NBUS challenge blog.  (Never Before Used Stuff)  I've seen the term gazillions of times but have never thought to play until now.  Both the sets I used today were in never seen ink.  I'll be linking to her blog regularly as I go through my new pile of schtuff.  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Alphabet sets can be so much fun... not. I think you pulled off this sentiment perfectly! Love the peaches, too.

  2. Love your sentiment and all of the effort you put into it! Delightful card and so happy to see it in our IB gallery!

  3. It's a PEACH OF A CARD!!!! Julie, I have those sweet little peach stamps - and totally think Dawn should do a companion set of sentiments using YOURS! You did GOOD, my friend!! lol Curving those alphas can be a trial!

  4. You've left me s"peach"less! I love this card and would love receiving this in the mail, the time you took on the sentiment treatment has paid off! Thank you for inspiring us @ IB!

  5. Aw, I love a card with a fun punny sediment, Jules! Well done with your fiddly letter stamps! Your peaches look delicious and I love the way you did your matching mat. Thank you for the kind shoutout and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I would love to receive these cards