Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zoo Review World Map Happy Father's Day

For this card, I was inspired by JanTInk's cute Papillon Potpourri card. I realize it isn't much like it now, but it inspired me anyway. :)

I've wanted to use the World Map background with one of the animals in front of it for a while, so I finally did in this Father's Day card.  Lots of smudging for you to do at next class on May 1 or 2, local friends. :)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Petal Parade Final 2 days of Sale-A-Bration

I thought I'd post this card made with the the Sale-A-Bration set, Petal Parade as Sale-A-Brations winds down for this year on March 31. I just used Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight with a random stamping pattern, then I added Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon and Rhinestone bling. The embossing folder is Arrows TIEF from the Spring Occasions Catalog.  Quick and Easy!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fringe Shimmy Card

I've loved the cards everyone is making with the fringe scissors lately!  They look like a flapper's shimmy dress to me. :)

This card is ~very~ close to a card by Lee Conrey. I changed the color (from yellow to pink). I also just popped the entire cupcake on dimensionals so there'd be less to cut for my class. I put an extra flat piece of Melon Mambo behind the bottom fringe so that the white would be more hidden.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Acetate Front Butterfly Birthday Card

This card was inspired by PaperandRibbons on Flicker...I was unable to trace it back further....It used different butterflies and I added the Soft Sky seam binding ribbon and interior greeting. The acetate folds around the back of the Soft Sky base and is adhered with sticky strip. It is stamped with Whisper White StazOn ink and heated with the heat tool to prevent smearing.  The "Happy Birthday" is stamped in Whisper White craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

See Ya Later Happy Birthday Card

This card uses the Birthday Sentiment from the See Ya Later SaleABrations stamp set.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

MOJO337 Bunny Hop

I used MOJO Monday Sketch 337 for this card....It was so easy with the SaleABration Sweet Sorbet Paper and Eggstra Spectacular set.  I just use the Word Window Punch for the sentiment and used sticky strip to adhere a Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon edge.  I used the center of the doilies for an accent.  This is what was left after cutting both sides off to use for the card below.  I saved them because I thought it would be fun to use the center like this.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Vanilla Valentine card

This Vanilla Valentine carde is CASEd from fellow Stampin' Addict, Tina Adams.  (Here's a link to her card:

I loved it so much that I had to use it for class with slight modifications...I love this new embossed vellum!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Stampin' Addicts 2014 Sale-A-Bration SAB Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts SaleABration blog hop for 2014!  Hop along with us as we show projects made with each of Stampin' Up! 's fun designs that you can get  for FREE with each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) with your demonstrator.

You may have arrived from Heidi's blog, Running with Scissors Stamper, where she showed such cuteness with the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper.  I love the black dsp with the Zebra. SO pretty!  Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, visit the CHAT THREAD on the Stampin' Addicts website.

I chose the Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack.  It come with 10 yards of twine (which is at least double the thickness of our other twine) in each color: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit.  There is also a sheet of adhesive cork designs.  There are 6 flowers and 18 scallops, 10 diamond shapes and 24 slash shapes.  It is obviously beautiful with the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper called Sweet Sorbet, and there are lovely examples in the SAB brochure of the pretty match they make.

First, I made this card with the MOJO Monday sketch from this week MOJO330. I love the tall skinny look of this sketch. (It is only 7 inches in length rather than 8-1/2 for the side that is folded.)

Notice the Pool Party colored twin, the slashes in the top left corner and the white cork flower....It was a lot of fun to use...I was pleasantly surprised to like cork on a card. :) I did cut between the petals a bit to allow some of the petals to lift up off the base more than others.

Next, I made this little matching Ghirardelli cover.  It was designed by Brianna Thompson/mommy-stamper, and it is so sweet for Valentine's day.

Then, I have another card made with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and the Crisp Cantaloupe twine. It was quick and simple using the square framelits.  Just add twine and Cork and then some rhinestone bling...Fresh and Fun....

Finally, another MOJO sketch ( MOJO323 ) that I immediately wanted to use with this twine since I knew I had these accessories to showcase for the hop, so I printed it for later use.  This card exhibits a more traditional style with just the twine and a stamped image.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoy the hop as you continue to Tina's Paper Art Garden blog to see the cute Decorative Dots Embossing Folder in action. I especially like the sponged tricolor card. Fun idea!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Crazy Mixed Up Love BEE Mine

Another one for the Crazy Mixed Up Love set....This time I used the little Bee for a Clean and Simple card to donate to the church youth group Valentine fundraiser.

It is simpler than my usual, but the Mojo Monday sketch challenge ( MOJO328 ) added a lot of interest on its own I think.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Simplest Masculine Valentine Ever

Well, it is the simplest valentine I've ever made anyway... :)

This was made with the negative of the LOVE framelit from the holiday catalog. No, it isn't available anymore, but if you already have it, you could really turn out some quick valentines!  I just used the Basic Grey, cute the LOVE framelit, added dimensionals and mounted it on the red layer.  Quick and simple but striking I think.