Thursday, May 21, 2015

Love, Love, Love You



Hello there!  I hope y'all are enjoying some nice weather, we sure are.  I know outside is the place to be, but make sure you carve out some quality stamping time. To help you do that, the Pals Paper Arts have a fun sketch for you this week, so grab your provisions, create something sketchy and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick.


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Is it Valentine's day, you say?  Nope, I just needed a masculine love you card, and I thought this sketch would be perfect for that.  I grabbed all of my stamps that said "Love," most of which were My Paper Pumpkin stamps and decided that the Label Love stamp set bundle would be the perfect accent.

I manipulated my bitty banner framelits to make them shorter, you can see how this works on my Framelits 101 post.  It's easy to resize them, it just takes some creativity.  Real red 1/8 taffeta ribbon adds a little sweetness without being too girly.




My You stamp is from April's My Paper Pumpkin kit, it was a great fit for this card.  I used the colors real red, strawberry slush, basic black and soft sky for this card.  Both the Stacked with Love DSP stack and the Sweet Dreams DSP were used for my pattern papers.




It's funny how sometimes the simplest (seemingly) cards take the longest!  It looks simple and quick, right?  Not the case, as was pointed out by Mackie's friend, she said "you've been working on that card all along?"  Yes, cards sometimes take time, but that is half the fun!



Both Mackie and Tate have had their summer haircuts, and each got quite a bit cut off.  I have to say as the blonde locks hit the floor, I found it hard to breathe.  Tate by far has the most noticeable change, but Mackie had more cut off length wise.  At least they are done now for a while, and that hair can grow back a while before the next cut.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Just wanted to say...


Hello there!  Are you ready for a great summer themed color challenge?  The Pals Paper Arts are hosting a fun color challenge this week, so grab your colors, create something fabulous and link it up for your chance to be a Pals Pick!

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I just love these colors together, don't you?  I am going to miss coastal cabana the most when it retires next month, so much so that I will probably keep my stash.  I used a bunch of different DSP packs for this card, Sweet Dreams, Lullaby, and Maritime, which goes to show you that even if the paper is not together in a pack, you can still use them together.

This awesome stamp is from a past My Paper Pumpkin kit, the font and sentiment is so trendy.  I left the inside blank so that I can send this for any occasion I need.

That champagne glimmer paper bow though!  The bow and the hello honey shape are both included in the mini treat bag thinlits die.  The decorative dots embossing folder adds another layer of texture. Chevron ribbon was turned over for a second neutral look.


The large scallop framelit cuts the champagne glimmer paper beautifully!


This is one of my favorite cards, the colors are so cheerful, and with the addition of sparkle, it makes it oh so feminine.

Speaking of sparkle and feminine beauty, Mackie had two proms this year, her prom and her boyfriend Tucker's prom.




Mackie did wear her dress twice since it was two different schools, which was nice, but decided on two different hairstyles, makeup, and flowers.  It was back to back weekends, so we were a very busy family!

The retired list has been posted and new catalog has been released to us demos, so if you would like a catalog when they arrive, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Celebrate You!


Hello there!  Have you been enjoying spring like temps this week?  It has been lovely here in North Carolina, so sunny and spring like.  The Pals Paper Arts are having a perfect spring color challenge this week, so create something soft and pretty, and link it up for your chance to be our Pick!

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Big sigh here, these colors are so pretty together, sure going to miss them when they retire!  The Sweet Dreams DSP has great colors and patterns, this polka dot is my favorite!


Sorry for all of the gold embossed vellum, I just can't stop!  The Fabulous Four stamp set is perfect for heat embossing.


When I first started crafting, I used to make these flowers all the time, I have forgotten how simple and pretty they are.  Just punch 5 or 6 flowers, scrunch up and glue together.  I punched two ovals, stamped in gold with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set, folded them in half and added some veining with my simply scored stylus.

A gold foil paper flower from the boho blossom punch makes the perfect center.


Yep, gold sequins and a gold clothes pin, sorry...


I can't wait to tuck some sweetness inside and give it away, it turned out so cute and sweet.  I didn't have Kraft paper (gasp, I know), but our boxes are all made out of a heavy kraft paper, and provide a wonderful base, as well as our tea lace paper doilies.  Both are very inexpensive and are easily to customize with just a bit of paper, stamps and ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!



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