Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! and Project Life!

Just in case you missed the big announcement yesterday, here is the big news: Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins' Project Life to bring us Project Life products in Stampin' Up! colors and designs! Available May 1st! I can hardly wait!


Three cousins on a swing

Here's another older photo - if you look closely you can see there are three cousins on the horse swing. This page came together pretty easily, I've noticed I use the horizontal design a lot. I die cut the leaves out of the watercolor cards - I just love that shade of green!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Love with the artisan embellishment kit

I wanted to create a page that had a bit of vintage-ness to it and the Stampin' Up! Artisan Embellishment kit was just perfect. You can't really tell in the photo but I used the lace across the top of the newsprint paper and attached it with the buttons and brads. I dyed the roses and the seam binding with ink to blend in better with the photo. It was fun to play and not worry about exact lines or fussy cutting. 

I guess the photo is a bit vintage since I'm holding my daughter who is a senior in college! Do you like to try different styles on your projects?

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Blues

I love the color blue and used some of my favorite Midnight Muse card stock on the front of this first card. I also used the same ink to watercolor parts of the flowers. I cheated a little on the front by adding the leaves to the flower stem to change the look. You can see just the stem peeking out from the inside of the card. You can't see that I also included a stamped sentiment - putting it on the inside just for a change of pace.

I really like the way the Coastal Cabana card stock behind the ship makes it look like it's out to sea, and adding the wooden banner goes with the look of the ship too. I couldn't resist just a little bling, like the sun shining off the water a little bit.

Here I used the flower stem stamp alone on the front and added some pearls instead of the leaves. More Midnight Muse ink and ribbon this time, I like the way it stands out against the Baked Brown Sugar colored background. This is another card with the sentiment inside.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Melon, Cantaloupe, & Tangerine cards

I am on the road to recovery from bronchitis so there will be some new posts now - finally!

I seem to be gravitating toward melon, cantaloupe, and tangerine on my cards, the colors feel fresh and spring-like. At least it will look like spring on my blog even if it doesn't look like spring outside yet.

The above card was made with the Peaceful Petals, Secret Garden, & See Ya Later stamp sets. I really love the way water-coloring looks and have been trying to get the hang of it.

Along with adding envelope liners to make my cards special I have been including a stamped shape to carry the design inside the card. 

It's difficult to get the Shimmery White paper to show up on a photo, but it adds a pretty shine to any project. It's the same shimmer on both sides too which is nice.

This final card is clean & simple: two strips of washi tape, a stamp, a button, and some twine. It's a fun design for those times when you need to make a card in a hurry.

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