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Thursday, May 30, 2013

For Mother

Hi guys. I know it's long past Mother's Day...but I didn't get around to show casing my card I figured now is as good a time as ever. :)

My card features a Flourishes stamp called "Forget Me Not Notes". I love this stamp set -- especially the big bouquet image. Since my mom is big into flowers, I figured the stamp fit perfectly. :)

I colored the stamped image with alcohol markers. I think I'm hooked now!!! I love love love images on cards...and now I'm also big into coloring images. I think I've discovered a whole new world of cardmaking!!! :)

I want to give a shout out to Silke over at My Life. I love her cards...and this card is big-time inspired by her cards. ...with a few little differences to make it my own. :)

Using my Martha Stewart Score Board I embossed some lines across the top of my card's "white space" give it some detail. Then I added some beautiful ribbon (love the fact that it has hearts on there!) and tied it all off with a bow.

challenges for this card:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday -- Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rossie Challenge: Blooming Lovely
Fresh Brewed Designs -- Lots of Flowers
Creative Inspiration: Anything Goes
Oh La La Creations: Inspired by Nature
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Load on the Flowers
Crafty Ribbons -- Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Craft Dee BowZ -- Anything goes with Handmade Bow 
613 Avenue Create -- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge -- Ribbon and/or Lace 
Created with Love -- You Lift Me Up
The rubber Buggy -- Anything Goes

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Butterfly Thanks

Hi guys. I love working with Stampin Up stamps. :) I also love Love LOVE butterflies! :) So when I saw a Stampin Up "Flight of the Butterfly" set on a garage sale a few weeks ago, I grabbed it. It's quite versatile...and lots of fun to play with.

Today I want to show you all one of the cards I made with the set. This is also my first attempt (ever) at paper piercing...but I turned out quite nice. I love trying new techniques -- and paper piercing's always been on my "to try" list, but for some reason I never got around to it. So anyways, here's the card:

I  used dimensionals on the butterflies

Here's a full-view of the card:

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today. And thanks to all of you who leave comments...I love reading what you think of my cards and projects. :)

 Challenges for this card:

613 Avenue Create -- Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody -- Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenges -- Things with Wings (must include stamp) 
Paper Creators Crafts -- Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenges -- Anything Goes

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Little Note

Hi guys.I love the new Flourishes stamp sets. I was the lucky winner of a blog hop and I got to pick a stamp set. I went withe the "Forget Me Not Notes" set. It's super cute...and "Forget Me Not's" happen to be one of my favourite flowers as well. :)

This is the first time I'm colouring a stamped mage with any type of markers. This image was colored with Alcohol markers...and I love them! Great tip made it so easy to colour all the small areas. :)

So here's a look at my card.

You can't really tell from the photo, but the white background does have some score lines. I'll have to do a better job to capture the details next time. :)

Challenges for my card:
Lawnscaping Challenges: Clean and Simple
Without Words: Flowers
DL Art 109: Flowers
Bitten by the Bug: Give it away/Pass it on/Celebrate the Joy
 Sentimental Sundays: Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamps: Flower Power
Creative Inspirations Paint -- Anything Goes

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Help please

Hi guys. I bought a bunch of Stampin Up supplies at a garage sale last week. Afterwards I looked through it, and saw these....

Now I just have one question -- what are they???

I assume they're some type of dies for a cutting machine. I've seen some papers that were obviously cut with these specific shapes...but how do I used them???

Can you help me out? At least tell me what they're called so I can google them and get a tutorial or something. thanks :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Hi  guys. I love the cute little metal embellishments you can buy for cards and scrapbooking. As usual, I have quite a few in my stash...that get looked past all the time. Ever so often I challenge myself to use one or two on a card or project. Today was one of those days.

I love the look of a partial dry embossed card background. Using my Victorian Cuttlebug folder, I partially embossed some cream cardstock. To separate the two textures I added a strip of ribbon which I used to attach a metal butterfly embellishment from. Finally I stamped a sentiment...and added some black jewels.

Not a whole lot to it -- yet it looks elegant. I'm loving Clean & Simple!!!

A closer view:

products used:
Victorian cuttlebug folder
ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Stampin Up "Happy Greetings" stamp
butterfly embellishment from stash
black bling