July 31, 2013

Late night CAS(E)

Hey everybody! I was up a little late tonight and wanted to post this cute card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Any guesses as to the colors and/or stamps I used? 

Doily love

Do you remember how fun it was to play with Grandma's handmade doilies? I remember my Great-Grandmother had them all over her house, starched and usually draped over the back of a chair. Though these doilies aren't tatted like my Grandma's they still bring back that feeling of her house. 

A week or so ago I showed you a modern doily design that was dyed black and coral, but today I kept it classic and timeless.

To make it less "bunchy" behind my oval I cut the center out of the doily, then scrunched and arranged it to frame the oval. The spray of roses is a beautiful stamp from the monthly Best Of Flowers set.
I added a bit of piercing and  rolled the end of the banner to add a little dimension.

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July 29, 2013

Pixel Maven Bonus Post!

I'm jumping in on the tail end of Pixel Maven's Challenge for this week. The color challenge consisted of Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, and Baked Brown Sugar. I threw in a little Crisp Cantaloupe around the "Friend" sentiment from the Amazing Family stamp set.

I've been trying to add a little something to the inside of my cards lately too, so I stamped off some Baked Brown Sugar flowers to match the ones on the front.

 I also wanted to remind you that the amazing Designer Series Paper Promotion ends Wednesday, so go ahead and get it now so you don't forget!

Many Thanks!

I really hope I've been showing you some new and different techniques than what you're used to, and today I hope is no different!

Here's a washi tape card that is super easy and you can literally do in about 10 minutes. I just grabbed three strips of Epic Day washi tape (grab some at the link at the bottom!) tore a rectangle out of some Pool Party card stock (which matches some lines in the tape if you get a close look) and stamped "thank you" a bunch of times in Calypso Coral with one in Pool Party just to stand out.

That's it! See how easy that was? Now it's YOUR TURN! Show me something new you're working on, maybe a washi project? Maybe you're tearing paper for the first time? Let me see! Leave a link in the comment section and I'll make sure to stop by!

July 26, 2013

What a Delight!

This Delight-ful Miss You card is a nice "pick me up" don't you think? I think the Strawberry slush Quatrefancy paper and the Daffodil Delight card stock would perk up anyone!

I used the "stamping off" technique to create the backdrop for the sentiment, otherwise the Daffodil Delight ink would have been too much of a front runner.

Thanks for stopping by! 

July 24, 2013

Big Banners are Beautiful!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to show you one of my favorite layouts. I've used this layout before in my pre-demo days, but I want to show it to you all.

The basic concept is simple, a big banner with a bit of an outline and a sentiment, or even just leave it blank.

This one I used the Stampin' Up! Honeycomb embossing folder on Summer Starfruit cardstock for the banner, and then used the Epic Day washi tape for the border. (This stuff is so versatile!) Add a little Round Array stamp and 7/8" scalloped circle punch and you're done!

Why don't you try this layout for yourself? Feel Free to post a link so I can see what you did with it!

July 19, 2013

I've got the "Miss You" blues!

Show someone just how much they mean to you with this adorable two toned "Miss You" card.

By "stamping off" some of your ink you can create a perfect background for a sentiment

Use your pansy punch and Flower Shop bundle to make a cute cluster in the corner to create balance on your card. I also added two sets of rhinestone clusters for the same reason (check out the first picture)

What have you done with your pansy punch? Leave me a link and let me see!

July 17, 2013

Mosaics with a shadow...

So, I figured out a new way to play with my Mosaic punch, I made cute little shadows! 
What do you think about the Daffodil Delight and the Strawberry Slush together? Makes me want to grab a strawberry lemonade and watch the kids play in the water! 

Here's a better picture of the shadow effect.

I also rubbed the edges of the top row of punches with the Strawberry Slush to help them pop even more than the dimensionals did.

Hope this shows you a new way to use your punches! Why don't you try this yourself and leave a link to it in my comments section? I'd love to see your take on this!