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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scraps of Paper

Hi guys. I have another card to showcase using the Stampin Up "Thoughts and Prayers" set. Have I mentioned that I LOVE this stamp set?!!! LOL

I'm trying to use up some scraps of designer paper from my stash...so I tried to incorporate some designer paper into my card. It turned out well, I think.



I stamped the cross image on some white cardstock and fussy-cut around it. Then put it on some dimensionals. I also stamped the sentiment on some vellum paper and put it over the cross. I love the look of vellum on cards! And this is a great way to clean up vellum scraps as well. :)

I used a  double edge border punch from Martha Stewart called " Doily Border" and added some bling to the center of the flowers. Sweet and Simple card. :)



Some challenges:






Saturday, February 14, 2015

Paint Chips for a Card

Let's think outside the box for a moment. Paint Chips... who says they're just to look at? Why not USE them instead of throwing them away??? Recycle!!! :)

So that's what I did...after all, it's perfectly good paper going to waste otherwise....

I simply cut out some squares with three of the coordinating greens...





stamped an image on them...




and created a card...



I absolutely love it!!! Paint Chips have taken on a whole new meaning with me!!! :)


Some Challenges:


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Masculine Tree

Over at the Simon Says blog they're having a Masculine card challenge. We all know just how difficult masculine cards can be to create (adding flowers, bows, and using colorful and femine paper is so much easier!) ...

...but I'm getting better at these masculine cards. It's a learning curve...

Today's card features another stamp from the "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set by Stampin' Up. I absolutely love trees on masculine cards -- there's something about trees...



Sometimes the cards turn out to be monochromatic...when you truly didn't intend to create one! But shades of brown are so fun to work with...and calming... (I LOVE BROWNS!)



Here's a look at the full card:



The border punch is one of my favorite by Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Simon Says store (I think)...and of course some pearls. :) You gotta love bling...of any kind! :)

So anyways, I'm off to get some other projects finished. Thanks for stopping by my blog...and have a great day! :)



Monday, January 12, 2015

Color Stamping Technique

I love trying new things. Not just when it comes to scrapping, but in general. Show me an idea...and if it's something I'm interested in, I'll no doubt try it myself...if I have the supplies. :)

I saw this stamping technique done by Gina K. on her video tutorials...and I absolutely loved it! But I just didn't have any stamps that would work for it. Today I borrowed this lovely Stampin' Up set (I absolutely love their stamps!) and finally tried it myself.

The technique is very simple.

Get a rubber stamp that requires no black lines to define it....


some Copic markers (or a similar type marker),


and some paper to apply it to. Then you color directing onto the rubber stamp with the Copic markers. Yes, I said the STAMP, not the stamped image. Color the stamp till it is completely covered with ink...



 and apply to the paper. You should get a perfect colored image...with no black lines. :)


Pretty cool! :)

So here's a look at my card:






Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good and crafty day! :)


Challenges:
 Ladybug crafts -- say it with flowers

tuesday throwdown -- fav embellishment ( ribbon)
RRR -- Use Ribbon
scribble and scrap crafts -- anything goes
Jan link challenge -- anything goes
nbus - never been used schtuff -- anything goes (ribbon is brand new)



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Almost All White Wedding

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I made this card for a friend's wedding...and I love how it turned out. Yes, it's Pinterest inspired (love love love Pinterest!) ...and happens to be one of the tougher (for me) themes...using mostly white papers.

I borrowed the embossing folder from a friend, but unfortunately I don't know the name of the folder. The Daisy punch is a Fiskars punch...and the sentiment is from a Stampin Up set.

Something old, something new, something borrowed...but nothing blue! :p LOL



Some challenges for my card:





Thursday, October 30, 2014

God Bless You

Hi guys. I've been working on some cards the past week...and finally found a few moments to post one for you. :)

I have a new (for me) Cuttlebug folder that I've been wanting to use...but haven't had much success with using it on a card. It's a border folder...and it kind of requires a focal image in the center. This is what I came up with...


I used a stamping set from Stampin Up that I absolutely LOVE!!! I stamped the image...and then cut it out...and added some dimensional foam behind the cross to lift it a bit.


I also added some vallum which I stamped with the sentiment.



LOVE how it turned out...and I'll be sure to use this sketch a lot in the future! :)



Some Challenges for my card:

4 Crafty Chicks:Anything Goes
Fairytale Stamper: Something New (embossing folder)
Daring Cardmakers: Sentimental