Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You Have My Heart

It is no secret that I adore stamping and I am always looking for a way to stretch my stamps even further. I was trying to figure out a way to stamp out a background without using the whole stamp and avoid getting those harsh lines. I decided to try inking only some of the stamp and then taking a damp baby wipe and blotting off the edges of the stamp removing a bit more ink and softening the look. I stamped this image twice next to each other to create the background going across the page. I love the way it turned out. I was able to treat it just like it was a layer of pattern paper and build my layout right on top of it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lawn Fawn Birthday

This is the time of year that I seem to need a ton of birthday cards. I always say that this year I will be on top of it, but that just never seems to be the case. I needed a quick card to send out during the middle of the week. I have been wanting to use these new Flirty Frames stamp set from Lawn Fawn and that adorable little bird was just calling my name, so off I went to make this cute, colorful card for a special birthday girl.


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Monday, December 29, 2014

Just A Few More

Stopping by to share just a few more cards that I made to send to my niece for the Christmas season.

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A New Look

I have been toying around with the idea of a blog update for some time now. I am not much of a computer techy person so this was not as easy as it may have seemed for me. I wanted something to reflect the person I am. I like simple, clean lines and just a touch of whimsy. I searched Etsy for pre-designed blogs and I decided on a shop call The Blog Shop. Citra was such a wonderful person to work with and she gave me exactly the type of look I was going for. I may still have a few tweeks here and there, but nothing major. I am hoping that this new look will help me want to blog more in 2015.

Ok, onto more fun stuff. Today I want to share a birthday card that I made for my sister. (Happy Birthday, Nikki!) I used deli paper and stamped it with Memento black ink. Once dried, I sprayed it with three colors of Distress Sprays and blended the colors with water. I stamped the image using black ink and colored it in using Copic markers. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the cupcake icing for a bit of sparkle. I then used the coordinating dies to cut my images out and added foam tape to the pieces for dimension.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shine Bright

I know its been a little since I posted last, but blogging more is on my to do list for 2015. so in the meantime, I will share a few projects before the holidays that I didn't get around to posting.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Life Right Now

After almost a two week break from creating, I finally sat down this weekend and worked on a couple of projects. Today's layout is using the main scrapbook kit and card kit from last month's Studio Calico release. It is called Sandlot and I mixed the two kits together to create one large kit. I usually don't keep kits and add-ons separate if they are in the same collection. I also used a few of the printables from the same month and a couple of the stamps.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

To Be Continued

Today's layout is using the July card kit, Penny Arcade, from Studio Calico. I usually only buy kits from clubs in the months that I like them. This month, I decided to use the 6x6 papers to make a couple of layouts to show you that you don't need to buy a kit made specifically for the type of projects that you want to do.

I have used project life cards to create a mixed media layout and I have never even done a project life page. So don't feel limited by the supplies that you have. Use what you have on hand and make it work for you.

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