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Monday, 15 September 2014

New Stars Framelits

Thank You Card with Sharpies

So it was my birthday yesterday and I am super lucky to have lovely friends who always spoil me. As part of a gift, one friend game me a group of Sharpies in some of my favorite colors!

They were so bright and cheery that I had to create with them right away!
I used them to make my own patterned paper for a card base.

Super simple yet super effective! You can do with with any markers you want. Play with color combinations that inspire you. I love this shaker card but wish I could get back into that star and add me a few more sequence! I used my new Stars Framelits by Stampin Up for the first time and love them :)

An Extra Sample

More With Texture Paste

Did you wonder what I created with the pretty piece I made on the embossing paste video?
Well here it is :)
I think I'm addicted to this stuff! Time to make some new stencils!

Whisper White Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Crushed Curry CardStock
Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Possitively Chevron Background Stamp 

Friday, 12 September 2014

A Twist on Embossing Paste

Embossing Paste

Using embossing paste on cards seems to be a current trend in the industry. I love the look of it but trying to keep up with every new trend can get expensive! Well...Remember this card?

 It didn't cost me anything! I didn't go buying new product! I used....
Are you ready for this? 
Well here it is :)

Here is a closer look.
Isn't that cool! I love it. My new favorite technique.

Stampin Up Supplies:
Whisper White Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and Punch
Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pad
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad
Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Poly Instafil!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

My Current Favorite Handmade Cards

Perfectly Preserved

Yes it is retired but I have yet to order my current fall favorites from Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalogue! I was inspired to make this card by one I found on Pinterest by Barb. I love the challenge of finding a beautiful card and recreating it with supplies I already have on hand. 

I have not totally jumped on the watercolor band wagon. Although I do love the look, I feel like I have so many options already and to add a new set of products and supplies is a bit much right now. So I tried a different technique to get the same look using tools I already own!

I wish you could see how glittery the pears are! They just shimmer :) So here is what I did. I inked my pear in Pear Pizzaz and then touched the edges in Old Olive. Then I sprayed directly on the inked stamp with a shimmer mist! After that I just stamped it on the card and voila! I LOVE it! I used my aqua painter to pick up Chocolate Chip ink from the pad and painted on the stems. I made the splatters with an aqua painter too by picking up some ink off the pad and squeezing gently before knocking it above my card front. Hope you like it!

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Whisper White Cardstock
Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink Pad
Old Olive Ink Pad
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Aqua Painter
Stampin Spritzer
Perfectly Preserved (retired)
Lacy and Lovely (retired)

Mozaic Madness

OK here is my other current favorite.

Now this one I will do a video for because I used something super unexpected!
Are you curious?!? I hope so! Stay tuned :)

Stampin' Up Butter Cup

I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator!

What's up Butter Cup? I finally did it!! I signed up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator! I have been a dedicated customer for a few years now and have fallen in love with their product. I am excited to now use my blog to share projects I have made with their materials! You are going to love their stuff too!

I am excited to show you tips, tricks and techniques I have learned in my card making and stamping as well as adding all the other little tidbits of things that make me happy :) So stay posted! I can't wait to get back at this and make some pretty stuff!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Easter Bunny

Thank you Catherine Pooler for this idea! 
I had to recreate this little bunny right away using the tools I have in my stash.

2" circle punch
1.5" circle punch
3/4"circle punch
Vanilla 5/8' Flower Trip

Patterned Paper 3.5" X 11"
Scored at 5" and 6"
Framelits - Labels Collection

I added the little bow and tag in the bunny's ear. 
I think it makes her even more cute!
Bunny baggie fits a mini bag of Mini Eggs

Here are a couple cards I made with the little bunny bottom :)



Have you seen this idea online yet?
I had to try it right away and it works wonderfully!

Cut crayons into small chunks and place in a rubber ice cube tray.
Put in the over at 230 degrees for 15 minutes!

The set in the tin I made for my niece for Christmas but the real reason I made them was to give out to the kids at church. I had a Christmas story about a special little lamb to share for children's story and wanted to give them something that would help them remember it by. This was my solution. I cut the little lambs out with my Silhouette machine and used a glue dot to attach the homemade crayons.

They were a big hit!

The best part is that you can get those ice cube trays in so many fun shapes! Alphabet, fish, bugs etc. Perfect for party favors too! And super easy and cheap :)