Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Labels Forty-Two Happy birthday

Hi everyone!  Today's birthday card features one of the newest label shapes, Labels Forty-Two along with it's companion Decorative Accents set.  I just love it's delicate almost square like shape and the companion Accents set is so delicate and pretty!  I thought they would make a fun background for this birthday card.
 Here are what the label and accent sets looks like:
Pretty cool huh?! P.S. and by the way, can you believe we have label shapes in the "forties"?  That's a WHOLE LOTTA label shapes!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here's a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Font One Lowercase (S5-119), Celebration (IN-012) Shapeabilities®; Labels Forty-two (S4-471), Labels Forty-two Decorative Accents (S4-136) Nestabilities®  

Other Supplies:  Want2Scrap black rhinestone flourish; Prima Fairytale roses in Aqua and Orange; Kaisercraft Dream Big 6x6 pad, MME enamel dots 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

TE guest blogger - Day 3

Hi everyone!  Today is my third post as Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger! This is my final post as the September Guest Blogger.  I want to give a shout out to Regina and Taylor for inviting me to be a small part of the TE family this month!

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my set of projects.  Let me know what you think over there on that post!
  I want to everyone who left such lovely comments on my previous posts!  I enjoyed reading them all and a big congratulations to Eileen Lucas who was the winner of the $25 store GC giveaway!  Eileen is a loyal blog reader of mine and she has the most generous spirit!  I was excited to read she was the winner.  
Here's a sneak peek...
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paper inspired love card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun card to share today. I received the new My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' 6x6 pad and was TOTALLY inspired by this gorgeous paper in it.
Isnt' it lovely with all the flowers, flourishes and hearts?!?
I dug through my dies to see what I had to help recreate this gorgeous look. Here is what I came up with.
First, I knew I wanted to work with the new Cascade Dots die from the new Decorative Card Front series.  These are A2 card sized and there are 9 designs released in the series.  They are on pre-order with shipping in October.
I used it as a stencil with some embossing paste for some fun texture.  After playing around with it for awhile, I wanted to make it pink and to do that I added a drop of reinker to it.  Mix it in and you have a custom color!
 Next I taped the die cut down so it wouldn't move, I spread the paste starting from the lower right corner.  I did it kind of messily instead of spreading it precicely and smoothly.  After removing the stencil, you do have a minute or so to make some corrections.
I also used the new Sentiments 3 dies.  I just LOVE the new Sentiments series dies they are so pretty and loopy!  There are 3 new ones and they are also on pre-order shipping out in October.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Shoot! (IN-015), Sentiments 3 (S2-139), Cascade Dots (S4-456), Ivy (S3-210), Blooms One (S2-044) Shapeabilities
®; Standard Circles LG (S4-114), Standard Circlesd SM  and Classic Heart (S4-136) Nestabilities®
Other Supplies: 
Liquitex light modeling paste (from Michaels), Blush Ink reinker, Zva Creative rhinestones; Kaisercraft black rhinestones and MME Just Sayin' 6x6 pad 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Conversation bubbles card

Hi everyone!!  I have a fun card to share.  This one uses two of the four new Conversation Bubble die sets that were just released as part of the Die D-Lites line.  They are on pre-order and will ship in October.
Here are the 2 sets I used:
Weeeee.... They're totally adorable, right!?!
I die cut a bubble shape into my cardstock front and then popped it up on dimensionals over some cute green chevron patterned paper for a fun look.  For my "surprise" cloud bubble, I hand stitched through the little openings with the blue linen thread.  I used a needle threader and this took some time.  You do have to be careful as one of my little openings tore.  Next time I will try thinner floss, but I'm happy with the pop of color it gives!
I wanted to use the die cut which was left over from the front opening somewhere on the card and I ended up using it on the inside.  Turned out cute!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic of the bubbles.

Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Many Words stamp set (SCS-004), Conversation Bubble 1 die set (S2-135), Conversation Bubble 4 die set (S2-138)
; Pattern Paper in Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies: 
Wood veneers, rhinestones 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies and Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TE guest blogger -second post

Hi everyone!  Today is my second post as Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger!  I mentioned before that I've been a fan of Taylor's since the beginning and I am super excited to be her guest blogger this month.

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my set of projects.
Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments on my first post!  I enjoyed reading them all.  :-)
Here's a sneak peek...

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Are you a Pinterest mom?

Hi everyone!  Are you a Pinterest mom?  You know, someone who goes all out with the fabulous party favors, gift baskets, party decorations and back to school gifts?  Well, I want to be... dream to be... but am I?

This year was my first year making Back to School gifts.  Yes, my boys are going into the 5th and 3rd grade, it's about time I know!  I've been collecting some small items for a "Teacher Survival Kit" theme over the last few months (some snacks, chocolate, Advil, make up, nail polish and files), so I thought I was totally on track with being a successful Pinterest mom!
However, it occurred to me yesterday afternoon as I was RUSHING to put together the baskets at the last minute that, sadly, I'm not.  Good grief, where does the time go?  I waited to the last day, went back and forth on what to do, and my trip to the Dollar store for a cute basket or bowl/tin failed and I ended up with "boat" shaped baskets.  They are cute, just not what I had in mind.
So you ready?  Here's how they turned out.  Don't judge!  lol!
 Initially I wanted to make a cute banner lavishly stretching from end to end, but since it was 3:30 and I had literally less than an hour to finish up, that went out the window.  I switched it up to a "stick" tag after remembering the new Build-a-Tag One die set from the Celebra'tions line.
SAVED!
This tag has cute brackets cut into the tag allowing it to slide over a stick or in my case, a paper straw.  They are just adorable and were so quick and easy. 
 
I accented my tags with a rosette and pierced circles.  I love the rosette dies because they have the scored lines right there for you!  Super fast and easy to make!  Each rosette requires 2 die cuts, when they are folded each make 1/2 the bloom.  A tip when assembling the rosettes is to start one with the fold UP and the next with the fold DOWN.  This will allow them to nest perfectly when gluing together.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!  Here is a close up pic of the tags.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Build-a-Tag One die set (SCD-010), Pierced Circles die set (SCD-009), Rosette Blooms die set (SCD-011)
; Pattern Paper in Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies: 
Sequins, buttons, rhinestones, paper straws and Brother P-Touch label maker 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pretty Petals card, part 2

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to my second post using the new Flower dies from the Pretty Petals die series.  This card uses Pretty Petals C, which is a set of 4 dies.  You can find them all in the "What's New" section on Spellbinders site and are on pre-order.  These sets are small and have a price of $10.
 See the leaves on the stem?  They are the negative pieces from the 1/2 daisy bloom!  Yep, I die cut it in olive and used the negative pieces for the leaves.  Double duty -love it!  I hand cut the stem.
 
This card was also made as a sample for Spellbinders to demonstrate these dies on the UK shopping channel called Craft and Create (kinda like our HSN).  Here is what the die set looks like:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  S2-130 Pretty Petals C Shapeabilities®
Other Supplies:   
JustRite Stampers Stitched Flowers Vintage Tags stamp set for sentiment; Gina K Designs, Aqua, White, Yellow and olive cardstock; Glitter dots; Gold foil washi tape
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pretty Petals card

Hi everyone!  Today I have another card using the new Summer release from Spellbinders!  You can find them all in the "What's New" section on Spellbinders site.  I used one of the FOUR new Flower dies from the Pretty Petals die series.  
This card uses Pretty Petals A, which is a set of 2 dies.  These sets are small and have a price of $10.
This card was made as a sample for Spellbinders to demonstrate these dies on the UK shopping channel called Craft and Create (kinda like our HSN).  It was fun to see my card on TV!  Here is what the die set looks like:
  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Stay tuned for part 2 of my Pretty Petals cards in a couple days.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  S2-130 Pretty Petals A Shapeabilities®; S4-116 Standard Circles SM and S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM Nest
abilities®; SCT-001 Celebra'tions Linen Thread
Other Supplies:   
W Plus 9, Fresh Cut Florals stamp set for sentiment; Gina K Designs, White and pink cardstock; rhinestones; kraft ribbon; twine
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Chevron border hello

Hi everyone!  Oh boy, have you had a chance to check out the "What's New" section on Spellbinders site?  WOW!  The newest release have some pretty fun trendy and simple dies! Even cover plates!  They are in pre-order right now, with shipping starting in October.
I am so in love, it was hard to pick which fun new die to work with!

For my card, I used the super fun Chevron border die.  First I die cut it in white and then again with strips of colored cardstock.  I adhered the Chevron border outline part and inserted the color pieces in a rainbow pattern.
The sentiment is from Sentiments 5.  This release has 3 new Sentiments sets each with 2 sentiments, they are small sets with a price of $10.  
I added a small blossom from an oldie but goodie set, Bitty Blossoms.  See the little "leaves" on the left?  I used a green chevron piece for it!  Double duty.

Here's a picture of how I die cut the colored pieces.  I was able to get all the colors except for purple in one pass.  Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  S2-141 Sentiments 5, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms and S4-455 Chevron Border Shapeabilities®

Other Supplies: 

Various cardstock; Gold pearls
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Taylored Expressions guest blogger!

Hi everyone!  I have some fun news to share... I was invited to be Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger this month!  I've been a fan of Taylor's since the beginning, but with my seemingly never ending busy schedule the timing was never right.  Well, things have slowed down a bit for me since Paper Creations magazine shut it's doors and I was happy to finally get a chance work with Taylor and Regina!
Thank you girls for working with me!!

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my first set of projects.
Leave a comment over there and be qualified for a $25 gift certificate to Taylor's store!
Woohoo! Here's a sneak peek...
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Best day ever

Hi everyone!  My boys went back to school today and I am still wondering WHERE summer went?  So while they were off at school, I sat down and made a card!  Yeah, there are some advantages to a quiet house.  lol!

My card uses the Celebra'tions stamp/die set called Fun Tags and one of the matching tag dies from the Build a Tag Two die set.  There are 2 sets in the Build a Tag series and I am SO stoked to finally have a tag die set!  They come with impression plate inserts making them super versatile.
I used some patterned paper from MME and strategically trimmed and placed the mustache pattern -heehee.  What I like about stamping on black cardstock and the chalkboard look is using my colored pencils to highlight the image.  How fun!  I used a pale mint green color and added some color to my tag image.  The little flower accent is from the Blooms Four die set.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Fun Tags Stamp and die set (SCS-007); Build-a-Tag Two die set (SCD-011);
Cardstock in Cuddle Cream (SCP-014); S2-047 Blooms Four Shapeabilities®
Other Supplies: 
Black button; Prismacolor pencil; Anna Marie enamel dots from Prima Marketing; MementoLuxe ink in Wedding Dress; My Mind's Eye, Market Street "Nob Hill" 6x6 pad
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sage flower pot card

Hi everyone!  Today's card uses one of the 3 new herb pot dies and this one is Sage.  For the sage sprigs, I die cut them in green and then cut the extra "blooms" in a lavender cardstock and adhered them on top.  I didn't realize that Sage blooms were lavender, but thanks to Google, I know now!
To decorate my flower pot, I hand cut out a flower from the pattern paper, and for some texture I stapled a piece of Faux Canvas ribbon.  This card ended up being one of my mix-y match-y cards.  I had a lot of fun with this one.
Here is what the die set looks like, it is a set of 6:
How cute, right!?!  It also comes in Lavender and Basil.  I used a couple other basic die shapes as my matting pieces, Rectangles LG and A2 Curve Matting Basics B (which has to be one of my favorites - I love the rounded corners!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here is a close up of the die cut details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: S2-087 Sage Shapeabilities®, S5-172 A2 Curve Matting Basics B and S4-132 Classic Rectangles LG Nestabilities® 
Paper: White cardstock; My Mind's Eye Market Street "Ashbury Heights" 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Faux Canvas ribbon in Salmon; My Mind's Eye, Cut and Paste tiny words stickers; 2mm lavender pearls; Stickles in Stardust
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bright sunny days

Hi everyone! It's almost back to school time and fall is around the corner, but here in Oregon IT'S STILL SUNNY!  So today, I have a happy sunny card to share.  This card uses the Celebra'tions stamp/die set called Sunny Days.  This stamp/die set is adorable and versatile.  I wanted to use one of the clouds, but couldn't make it work.
If you look close, you can see the white banner strip is embossed with the Celebra'tions Framed Canvas embossing folder.  I love to toss in a textured piece to keep it interesting.
Here is the set
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Sunny Days Stamp and die set (SCSD-009); Cardstock in Whirl White (SCP-013); Ink in Delightful Daisy (SCI-007), Golden Glow (SCI-006), and Sea Spray (SCI-002)   
Other Supplies: 
Clear rhinestones; Kaisercraft, Confetti 6x6 pad; hot pink and dark brown ink
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 
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