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Monday, May 26, 2014

Faceless Beauty

I have to say, I absolutely fell in LOVE with this stamp when I first saw it on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog here - Faceless Beauty by Unity Stamp Co.  And it was perfect for my niece - she's 14, on her third hip operation and just going through some really tough times these days.  

Something else I've been eyeing up for a long time was the embossing paste!!  Super excited about that.  This was the first time playing with it, I used the white, and OMG, so much you can do with this stuff.  I've been seeing it everywhere in blogland.  I picked up some clear too, I want to use it on every card :)  I added some Martha Stewart glitter while it was still wet and it clings great!!  This was my first time colouring black hair too, and I must say the copics were very forgiving, I went over it a few times and finally settled on the way it is, I'm satisfied.  

The challenge at Simon's Monday Challenge Blog is 'The Artsy Stamp'.  I think this is soooo 'Artsy'!  I wanted to keep the card simple and clean so that the image stayed the focus of the card.  For the inside though, I added a bit of We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard paper to match the envelope I made, just so it all ties in together.  Some more encouraging words inside from Stampin Up's Feel Goods stamp set.

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. Faceless Beauty, Stampin Up Feel Goods
Paper:  WE R Memory Keepers Chalkboard, PTI Stampers Select
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, copics
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, Martha Stewart white gold glitter, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 1 die, Hero Arts white embossing powder


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello Baby

In April I was at a local crop fundraiser for Autism.  While there, I created this card with my new Simon Says stamp and die bundle Baby Love.  It has the Baby Clothes & Crib dies and the Tiny Ray of Sunshine stamp set.  This is for my BFF who adopted a baby boy 'Joseph' in March.  I'm finally going to Minneapolis to see them in a couple weeks :)  Can't wait to meet him!!!  It's been a long, long wait.....

I used Stampin Up Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp for the front of my card and the liner of the envelope.  When creating envelopes I always wonder, how do I want the envelope to close?  I went through my stash and found these awesome corduroy brads that I've had forever - they were perfect with a little baker's twine (next time I'll add the brad before the decorative paper inside the envelope).  The inside sentiment is from Amy R's Baby Sentiments, and the little duck and hearts are from the Simon Says stamp set again.

While at the crop, I was commissioned by two friends to make them a baby card each as well, of course I obliged :)

Stamps:  Simon Says Tiny Ray of Sunshine, Amy R's Baby Sentiments
Paper:  SU Sunshine and Sprinkles; SU Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist and Naturals White cs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, copics
Accessories:  Simon Says Baby Clothes & Crib dies, Hero Arts white embossing powder, SU Summer Sun Corduroy brads, The Twinery bakers twine, Uni-ball white pen;


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello - Today's card followed this week's Mojo Monday's Sketch 345 and I paired that up with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy.  This was an easy one, except when it was time to adhere the doilies and used some tacky adhesive, and that didn't go well!!  I had to re-do the purple doily and flip the cardstock!!  Oh well, just a little hick up.  I got these adorable Delicate Doilies free with my $60 (and then some) order a while back :)  They are for sale now at My Favorite Things.  I kept it pretty simple, only adding the Mister Huehy's Shine spray mist to the Sahara Sand paper for a little bling.

Stamps:  SU Made For You
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  SU Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Pink (not sure which one), Rose Red cs and Specialty Sweet Shop DSP
Accessories:  MFT Delicate Doilies, Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers, Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Shine spray mist, SU Envelope Punch Board


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I found this cut file at the Silhouette Online Store and knew it would be used for my Mother's Day Card this year.  What I really like about how it all came together is there is no blue in the patterned paper, but I thought it all went well together and the pinks really stood out.  I played with several patterned papers but liked this one the best.  I think my mother-in-law will love it.

The challenge at Simon Says Monday Challenge this week is FIVE - pick 5 things total to create your project, or 5 of something, or using the number 5 for inspiration.  I used 5 products in total to create my project.  

Stamps:  SU Perfect Pennants
Ink:  SU Basic Grey
Paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes, SU Baja Breeze textured cs
Accessories:  Queen & Company Pearls

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way

The sketch over at Mojo Monday caught my eye, and then I came across Simon Says Monday Challenge and put them together and came up with this card.  I love the spring feel of the colours and I finally used some Vellum.  I've been wanting to emboss Vellum with white ep for quite a while and I finally picked up a new Versamark stamp pad.  That made all the difference since I haven't been happy with my embossing lately and I knew it was the Versamark ink pad.  It was old and needed replacing.

So Mojo Monday's Sketch 343 is Tall and Skinny.  I decided to try the 3 1/2" by 6" size, and I like it!  And Simon's Monday Challenge is Yellow.  I love the wood background papers in the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline papers so I used the yellow paper for my background and of course had to add some bling so the Doodlebug Bumblebee Sprinkles were perfect.

Stamps: Stampin Up Perfect Pennants
Paper: MME Miss Caroline 'Dolled Up', PTI Stampers Select Choice White, SU Vellum and Pool Party cs
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: MFT Fishtail Flags STAX, Mister Huey's Color Mist Seafoam, Doodlebug Sprinkles 'Bumblebee', MME Miss Caroline 'Dolled Up' button, MME Follow Your Heart 'Be Amazing' Twine, White embossing powder, Glue Dots Vellum transparent adhesive

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