Sunday, March 28, 2010


I've really enjoyed working on canvas lately. So fun and easy!
This was a little "thinking of you" present for a dear friend that I finished recently.
I'm really enjoying making these little themed home decor items. supplies: die cutting machine: Silhouette SD die cut: hope_title_c00124_19414 canvas: AC Moore acrylic paint: Making Memories in Seafoam cardstock: Bazzill Bling in String of Pearls chipboard heart: Heidi Swapp acrylic heart: Heidi Swapp bling: Prima Say It In Crystals Centers glitter: Distressed Stickles in Antique Linen pen: Zig Writer in Platinum adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

for the Mr. and Mrs.

My college sorority little sister, Christine, got married last month.
I made a simple art piece for them with their monogram, their names and their wedding date. Her maiden name started with an S too so she keeps the same initials with her new last name.
The coordinating card is based on the Fall-to Layout #81 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.
The S on the card is the positive piece leftover from the larger art piece.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Pen: Sakura
Border Punch: Fiskars
Foam Squares: Creative Memories
Pearls: Melissa Frances
Ribbon: Midori
Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette SD
Die Cut: Monogram_S_C0108
Frame: Christmas Tree Shops

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

This was a quick card for a special little girl's birthday. The layout is based on the Fall-to Layout #81 sketch from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

I made a few versions of this card using different scraps. It's the perfect card to have on hand for birthdays. Everyone likes cupcakes, right?
I spritzed the frosting piece with pearl Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister to add some shimmer and sparkle. It's subtle but I like it. I also spritzed the kraft colored cupcake with sugar cookie Glimmer Mist but you really can't tell in the finished piece with the cupcake liner over it. I went over the dots on the patterned paper with Glossy Accents to make them look more like confetti.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Pebbles and some really old unidentifiable spotted paper :)
Stamp: Imaginisce
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Clearsnap Chestnut Roan and Charcoal (chalk)
Mists: Tattered Angels
Perfect Pearls: Ranger
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Foam Squares: Creative Memories

Hello Spring

The color scheme for this card comes from Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 21 at Stacey's Stamping Stage.(Thanks Lea for posting this on your blog!) The greens and yellows are so fresh and light. Perfect for spring.
The card layout is from FTL#82 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Prism Papers Kiwi and Bazzill Basics Bling Glass Slipper
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (yellow) and Basic Grey (green)
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Clearsnap Frost White
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Border Punch: Fiskars
Die Cut Machine: Silhouette SD
Die Cut: hollyhocks_C00003_23851

Compose a Card with Becky #5

The daughter of one of my college sorority sisters was inducted into our sorority last weekend.
Becky Oehler's Compose A Card challenge #6 was my inspiration for the card I made to congratulate and welcome her.
The color scheme was perfect for the Kappa colors of dark and light blue. Where Becky stamped on her card, I layered die cut fleur-de-lis to create a faux embossed look.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling Glass Slipper, Club Scrap
Ribbon: May Arts
Sentiment Stamp: PaperTrey Ink
Fleur-de-Lis Stamp: Club Scrap
Die cut machine: Silhouette SD
Tag: my own design
Font: Fleur-de-Wee
Ink: Colorbox Midnight (pigment)
Embossing Powder: Judikins
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