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Monday, February 1, 2016

Paper Tearing

Hi guys. I'm back with another card.

I love trying different techniques when it comes to my cards. One technique I don't use that often (but always love the effect when I do) is paper tearing. It gives the paper edge a bit of a different look...and I discovered that inking up the torn edge makes it stand out even more! Love it!

So here's the card.

I had some amazing textured red paper in my stash that I've been wanting to use. I tore about 1/3 of a corner off...and then inked along the edge to make it pop even more. Stuck that onto some white cardstock that I had embossed with my "Swiss Dots" folder. Finally I added the image...with dimensional foam. And to make it all come together, I added some red ribbon and some black bling from my stash. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to leave a comment and I'll come visit your blog. :) I always love to hear what you think of my cards. Feedback is always appreciated. :)

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Z Mini Album: Layouts 5 and 6

Hi guys. I'm back with the mini album I created for my son. Today's section has some interactive well as some half pages for some memorabilia or quotes/stats. 

So here's the left page....


It folds open to reveal more layouts:

This section has extra "half pages" between the two layouts....
...these are "pocket pages" and have an "insert". I haven't quite decided what exactly I'm gonna do with the inserts. But at least the decorating part is done. :)

The front:

The backs:

Right Page:

Interactive photo strip:

Left side full view:

Right side full view:

It was fun to get creative with this album! I love the interaction that it has going on. Thanks for dropping by to take a look. :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Birthday Gifts

Hi guys. Another birthday card to showcase and enter into challenges. Today's card is basically using up scraps. It was a little out of my comfort zone, but I had fun with it....and I think I'll be making more of these in the future. They're cute and simple....and clean up a few scraps!!! WIN WIN WIN!!!!! :)


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bold and Bright Birthday

Hi guys. Today's card took me out of my comfort zone. I have a lot of pattern papers in my stash, but I find myself reaching for cardstock and my Cuttlebug folders for backgrounds instead of using the papers!!!! Yeah, just hoard the patterned paper forever!!!! :p

So I challenged myself to use some patterned paper for a card.

I absolutely love this paper line -- very brilliant and bold!

I also reused some flowers from a card I had received. I find it very difficult to throw out any cards I receive ....but there's just too many....and so I have started taking embellishments off the cards, so I can at least reuse them a bit...and not throw everything away.

So the flowers are from a completely different collection, but the colors fit together nicely, I think.

Of course I also added lots of bling...cause I love to make my cards sparkle! :)

Challenge complete! I love everything about this card! :) I'm happy....and gonna be making more cards with this patterned paper for sure! Super easy...and pretty. :)


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tied with a Bow

Hi guys. Another very quick birthday card to showcase. I loved working with the Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" folder. Embossing makes a card look elegant all on it's own...and you really don't need much else to "spruce it up'. So todays' card is very Clean and Simple - just the way I love them!

I simply added a ribbon from my stash and some tiny white bling all over the background.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Z Mini Album: Layouts 3 and 4

I've been working on getting my 2nd son's baby mini album completed the last few days. Picking out the photos that I want included has been the most difficult part (there's so many photos and the album holds only so many!)

So anyways, I thought I'd do a quick post with some of the layouts i created for the mini. 

Here's the full view of both pages side by side:

Then you have the interactive part of the pages that gives you more photo placing options:

Left side interactive:

Right side interactive:

These are quite simple pages, but they do include space for 7 photos. :) 

So that's my showcase for today. Thanks for stopping by. :)