Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scrappy Moms April Release - Day #2

Hey Everyone!  Hope that your day is going well....our home has been under a virus for the last week and a half.  The hubby had it last week, the baby has it now, and I'm hoping that I some how got a free pass and won't catch it!

Onto my project for today.  Today I'm showcasing one of the new stamp sets released by Scrappy Moms this month called "Fan-tastic".  If you happened to miss my post a few days ago showing the 2 brand new stamp sets, you can see them both down below.

My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan and when I saw the 2 sentiments that were Star Wars related, I knew that I had to create a project with at least one of them.  So I decided to create a birthday card and while I was making it, my husband happened to walk by my desk and was amazed at the card.

I found Yoda and Darth Vader silhouettes by doing a basic search on the internet, opened them in my silhouette software and cut them out with my silhouette machine.

I created the party hats with a a basic triangle stamp and just used some copic markers to create fun stripes and dots.  And I used a fine tip black marker to create the curling at the top of the hats.

I finished the card off with some faux stitching around the card and some random dots on the silhouettes.  

I hope you guys enjoyed this card!  Be sure to check back soon for another project featuring these newly released stamps! 

See you back here soon :) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butterfly Reflections, Ink -- Textured Thank You Card

**This is my second post today --- For the Scrappy Moms TTC post, click HERE**

Hey Everyone and if your here from Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog --- Welcome!!! I'm so glad your here and I'm so excited to be part of the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Team :)

Today, I'm creating a Textured Thank You Card creating some products that are carried in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store!  If you haven't checkout the online store, you can find it HERE.

I just recently got my hands on some Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing paste and I am loving it! I'm using it today on my card along with the Hero Arts Bubble Confetti Stencil.  The translucent paste with the stencil, over the ink blended background reminds me of bokeh or bubble effect.

The background of the card was credited using the Mini Ink Blending tool with some Hero Arts Shadow Inks (in Tide Pool, Mint Julep, and Pale Tomato).  I then used the translucent paster over the stencil and let it dry.  

The card was finished off with one of my favorite large sentiment stamp sets by Paper Smooches, Bold Buzzwords, and my current favorite embellishment - Enamel Dots!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects!  I'll see you back here soon  :)

-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Tide Pool
-Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Mint Julep
-Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pale Tomato
-Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste
-Paper Smooches Bold Buzzword Stamp Set
-My Minds Eye Enamel Dots

Scrappy Moms Stamp - Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Hippity Hoppity

Hello Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  

Its the 3rd Tuesday of the month and that means it Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge.  If you haven't joined us before, please join in on the fun of the challenge!  We'd love to have you play along with us :)  TTC, as we call it for short, happens on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Be sure to check out the Scrappy Moms Blog to see the design teams great projects and to enter in on the challenge to win a Scrappy Moms Stamp Set of your choice.

This weeks theme is "Hippity Hoppity!"  We'd love to see your Easter creations!  

For this challenge, I decided to undust my silhouette and cut out some festive eggs for my card.    

I cut some fringe in green to create a grass, added some twine and of course, enamel dots to finish this card! 

Hope you guys enjoyed!  I hope you join in on the challenge and I'll see you back here soon! 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - April Week #2

Hey Everyone and Happy Sunday!! 

Today is week #2 of the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge. 

This week, its all about Picture Perfect and the photo below is to be used for inspiration: 

I have to admit that I had a really tough time with this picture....not sure why?! LOL There is so much inspiration that can be taken from the colors, to the banners, to meaning that its a celebration of sorts. I guess it was just a crafters block sorta week.  But here is what I came up with below: 

I used the Pinked Circles die (my new FAVORITES!) to create the banners on the card.  

Once I and put them on the card and created the banner, I decided that it was just too plain for me.  So I looked through my stamp sets and found these polka dots in the Alphadot stamp set. (thats why they don't line up perfectly, as I was stamping the dots while trying not to get them anywhere else :D)   

Of course, I had to use my new favorite sentiment stamp set Bold Buzzwords not only for the sentiment but also some stars.  Lastly, I used my Signo White Gel Pen for some accent and Ranger Black Glitter Embossing Powder for some fun sparkly. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this card.  Be sure to head on over to Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog to join in on the challenge and view the other great projects by the design team.  

I'll see you back here soon! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Scrappy Mom Stamps - April Release - Day #1

Hey Everyone! Hope that you've had a fantastic week.....this is our home has been a bit crazy as the hubby has had the flu all week long.  Kirie and I have been keeping our distance to try and avoid the bug :)

I'm so excited to be here today to showcase 2 brand new stamp sets being released by Scrappy Mom! Check them out below:

These 2 sets are just absolutely ADORABLE! and I could not wait to create with them!  For today's project I'm showcasing Catch the Reading Bug! stamp set.

I'm a TOTAL book worm and I love to just get lost in a good book....although I am currently only enjoying toddler books with Kirie :)

I don't have a bookmark and thought it would be fun to make one so that I wouldn't have to use bobby pins (they are always on my night stand! LOL).

I used some of the newly released magnets released by Scrappy Mom's to create this book mark.   It clamps around the pages so that the bookmark doesn't fall out and you lose your spot (which happens to me All the time!)

I have a video on how I made this bookmark that will be posted here soon!

Be sure to check back for more projects featuring these 2 new stamp sets.  I'll see you back here soon!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Butterfly Reflections, Ink Sketch Challenge!

Hey Everyone!  I'm excited to be taking part in the sketch challenge at Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog today!!

I decided to focus on just one paper pad for my card and just mix up different patterns and colors of paper.  I absolutely loved the watercolored flower sheet and knew I just HAD to use it!  I decided to cut out a few of the flowers to accent my super bold sentiment (from my new favorite stamp set).  And as a final touch, I added a few enamel dots!  

My card for today feature My Mind's Eye Honey 6x6" paper pad, Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords Stamp set, and My Mind's Eye enamel dots (all of which can be found in the store!)

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Ventures going on here :)

Hey Everyone!! 

Hope you guys are having a great day! I just got some exciting news this weekend and am just now able to share with you all.   

I'm am now part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team.  

If your not familiar with Butterfly Reflections Ink, its a new online store.  Vanessa is the owner and a sweetheart! She has got a great variety of products! 

You can check out her store HERE.  

I'm so excited to be creating for this team and will be back soon with some projects using products featured in the Butterfly Reflections Ink store.