3.28.2015

Avery Elle // Oh Happy Day

You guys are all really nice.
And for that, I...


A simple die cut and stamped card, topped off with some pearls. The "thank" was cut using my Silhouette Cameo using the Varsity (I think?) font, and then I added the "you" with the Oh Happy Day stamp set from Avery Elle.
I just love that Dear Lizzy paper - I've said it before, but seriously, Lucky Charm is one of my all time favorite paper lines!

Thanks so much for stopping and being so sweet! God bless and have a lovely weekend!

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3.26.2015

Paper Smooches // Throwback Thursday

Today's Throwback Thursday (a way for me to clean out my 100+ drafts....whew, this is gonna take awhile...) is circa June 2012.
My thoughts on the card from three years ago:

I wanted to make a boy themed card using the Paper Smooches turtle image.


I'm not quite sure if I like it or not, but I decided to share it anyways. ;)


To create the notebook edge without a notebook edge punch, I simply punched holes, and cut slits with a scissors. Ripping the edges up a bit helps add to the look. ;)


Embossed sentiment to make it pop out from the patterned paper...


Thanks for popping in and God bless!

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Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: K&Company 'Cut N Paste', My Minds Eye 'Stella and Rose'
Stamp: PTI 'Mat Stack 1'
Ink: Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye'
Other: gems, Martha Stewart embossing powder, Crate Paper sticker, Tim Holtz paperclips

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, Cuttlebug, PTI Mat Stack 1 die, hole punch

3.23.2015

Avery Elle // Weather It

Popping in with a card for AEiheartU challenge #22...


...and my take below.


On my first FOUR attempts of this card, I tried using watercolor and masking to create the stripes, but even with drying in between, the colors would somehow manage to run into each other at random spots. I was getting pretty frustrated, thinking "how ELSE am I supposed to get these colors without resorting to cardstock?!" when I immediately thought of Laura Bassen and all her fabulous blending cards. 
That did the trick, and I pulled out some of my new mini Tim Holtz inks - guys, blending is SO FUN. I think I'm obsessed - I'm trying to find more ways to use it. Before, I was limited by my ink color options and preference for watercoloring, but I've seen the light! Dang, I love this technique. 
I tried misting the raindrop image from the Avery Elle Weather It set, and stamping on the stripes for some resist, but it just didn't work with the technique or cardstock. Not sure which. Either way, it made things a little blotchy, but I was too lazy busy to patch up.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

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3.21.2015

WPlus9 // Fresh Cut Florals

Hello lovelies! Just popping in real quick with a simple card for WPlus9's Throwback Thursday #2 challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Spring Pinterest Inspiration challenge.


Just some simple stamping with the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamp and a sentiment by Papertrey Ink. I added a very slight blue patch of watercolor in the center, just for kicks.

Yesterday morning I looked out my window to see big, fluffy white snowflakes dusting our driveway, but thank goodness, it's warmed up (again) and we have rain.

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

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Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: WPlus9 "Fresh Cut Florals" and Papertrey Ink "Wet Paint"
Ink: Tim Holtz, Papertrey Ink, Versafine, Stazon
Other: vellum

Tools: paintrbrush, water

3.18.2015

Hero Arts // Butterfly Framelits

Ah, now that I've posted a manly card, I can turn back to my natural inclinations...


Dang, this card was hard to photograph.
I used my Tim Holzt Distress Ink markers to selectively color the stamp. The image was etched in rubber, which works well with the markers. Clear stamps? Not so much.

But now let me pose you a question;
Let's be real here, peeps - do you like it when I link products, using something like Inlinkz? Or is it a feature that just takes up space?
PLEASE TELL ME.

Okay, that's it for today - thanks for stopping in and God bless!
Also, seriously, please tell me if you prefer linked up products. ;)

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Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Patterned paper: Dear Lizzy
Stamps: Hero Arts "Butterfly #3"
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz, Versamagic
Other: gems (Darice)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Framelits die, heat gun

3.15.2015

My Favorite Things // Feathers and Arrows

I was scrolling through my recent blog posts, and (shocker) they're all GIRLY. So here's an older but at least a more masculine card.


I used the My Favorite Things Feathers and Arrows die set - I really haven't used this cool die set as much as I should have.

That's it for today - have a blessed Sunday!

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Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Stamp set: Hero Arts
Ink: Stazon
Other: enamel dots (My Minds Eye), twine (Darice)

Tools: Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things Feathers and Arrows die set

3.12.2015

Throwback Thursday

Today's card is from July 2014! Now for my comments I wrote at that time:

yuck....mostly the only reason I actually finished this card was because I put a lot of time into paper piecing and didn't want to throw it away.


I do love this My Minds Eye woodgrain paper though...


Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

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Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye "Stella and Rose"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Cuckoo"
Ink: Memento
Other: pearl (Queen and Co)

Tools: sewing machine

3.09.2015

Hero Arts // Etched Flowers

Popping in real quick with another card for Hero Arts Nature challenge...


Inspired by THIS pin - I masked off some areas with Post-It notes, and did some inking. I didn't measure the areas because I was too lazy. ;)

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

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Cardstock: Canson, SEI
Stamps: Hero Arts "Etched Flowers" and "Everyday Sayings"
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz
Other: gems (Darice), embossing powder (Hampton Arts)

Tools: heat gun