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Sunday, June 15, 2014

To my Husband

Hi guys. It's Father's Day today and I thought I'd share a card I made for the occasion. This one isn't actually for MY father, but for my husband...but he's a dad...so it totally counts. :)

I decided to try a bit of a new style. I've always loved stamping...but for some occasions I just don't have the right stamps. And so I decided to use my printer and print out a sentiment instead...

I had some beautiful sparkly (or shiny) grey cardstock that I used for my background. It keeps it from being boring. I also added a strip of black paper on the left which I embossed with one of the border folders from the Cuttlebug "Just My Type" folder set. It adds a bit of texture to the card, which I always love.

So here's my card. Masculine cards are always the most difficult ones for me to make...but I'm loving how this one turned out. :)



Thanks for dropping by. Have a great and Godly day! :)


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

White on White


Hi guys. I absolutely love the look of the White on White cards, but I've only ever succeeded at making ONE! Why? Mainly because I like contrast...and white on white cards don't exactly have a whole lot of that. :p  So even if I start out with a white on white card, I somehow always add a splash or a touch of color...

Today I decided to really challenge myself. Create a White on White card with absolutely NO other color (except the black used to stamp my sentiment). Amazingly it actually wasn't that difficult...and I used up a few scraps from my bin at the same time! Win - win! :)

Here's my card:




close up of the details:



So that's my card for the day. Thanks for stopping by...and have a great day! :)


supplies used:
White cardstock
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Vintage Label Die
Victorian Cuttlebug folder 
Stamp from Michael's
white bling


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Friday, May 2, 2014

Summer-y Yellow

Hi guys. Just wanted to do a quick post on a card I made. I colored the image myself...and then used a beautiful scalloped circle spellbinder die for a border. Embossed a few lines on the background paper to give a little detail with my Martha Stewart scorepal...and added some black bling. :) I'm feeling a little summer-y. :)

Details of the embossing:



 View of the full card:


Thanks for dropping by. Hope the weather is treating you good. :)


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Creatable Borders

Hi guys. I've had a Marianne Design border creatable lying around for a long time...but couldn't come up with an idea of how to incorporate the border onto a card. The border is beautiful...but it's very wide...and just doesn't fit with most of my card layouts.

So I decided to look on Pinterest to see how other people used the dies...and found a great layout to try.

Here's the card I made:


Hmmmmm...I might have to bring this creatable out more often. :)


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thinking of you

Hey guys. I love the stamp set by Flourishes -- "Forget Me Not Notes". Today I want to show you a card I made using just one of the smaller stamps -- multiple times.

I simply stamped along the edge of my sentiment with different angles of the flower image...getting a very good looking border of flowers. Coloured it with copics...and stuck it onto a bunch of different layers of cardstock.



Finally, I added foam dots to the back of my image...and attached it to my background yellow cardstock. Of course, I first dry embossed the yellow with my new "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder. Love the effect of texture on cards!!! :)

And here's the final result:



It makes me think of spring - - something we can only dream of in this awful cold and looooooooong winter weather!!! So here's to spring hurrying up!!!!!!!! :)


some challenges of my card:




Friday, February 28, 2014

Monochromatic Cross

Hi guys. Today I want to showcase a monochromatic card I made. I used a stamp set by Stampin Up. I'm not sure about the name of the set at the moment, but they're one of the few stamp sets I've ever seen that featured a sentiment for Baptism. It seems to be one of the most difficult occasions to find any stamps for!!!


I wanted the cross image to be the focal point of the card...so I stamped it in black and then cut out the image. I also added dimensional foam to it, to give the card a bit of dimension. I always love that effect. :)

The stamp set features a total of like 6 different sentiments...which you combine to fit your chosen occasion, in this case, Baptism.


I always love using border punches on cards. This time I used the Fiskars "Lace". It's definitely one of my favourites. Very detailed. A piece of golden ribbon over the border made it stand out even more. :)

Finally, I partially embossed the background cardstock with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder I FINALLY got my hands on! It's soooo popular...but is sooooo hard to find!!! So glad I finally have it in my collection. :)

And here's the final card:




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Thursday, February 13, 2014

L O V E

Hi guys. Today I'm showcasing the Valentine's day card I made fro my husband for this year. It's inspired by a card I found on Pinterest. I love that site for inspiration! :)

The sentiment was created digitally...which is always a great backup when you don't have the appropriate rubber stamp in your collection.



The letters are raised...so the card has a dimensional effect, which I always love on cards. Just adds a little something extra...


And here is the full card:


There's lots of layers -- but I love adding them to make the card pop more. :)


Happy Valentine's day!!!! :) 



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