Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Stamps...Means Playtime!

Hi everyone!  It's been a whirlwind few weeks....we've got a new High School graduate in our house!


So proud he's headed to the University of Iowa school of engineering!

And now that all the graduation hoopla is behind us, I was so excited to have some playtime with some brand new stamps!  Some of the gorgeous new background stamps from Just Rite!

My first share is using the new Woodgrain Background stamp:


The border was created by stamping around the edges with the woodgrain stamp to create a frame.  I layered up papers from Photo Play to create the center panel.  The tree was stamped using the Multi-Step Seasonal Trees (I used different shades of Distress Ink tapped directly onto the stamp) and the sentiment and it's border are stamps from the Congrats Card Basics set.  The border and sentiment was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Trendy Twine and enamel dots finish this one off. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  More of the new stamps coming up, so stop back soon!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Oh Baby!!

Hi everyone!  Sharing a little baby card inspiration.....though with a change in sentiment, it could be used for birthday, wedding, thank you.....anything.


The borders were created with Just Imagine Crafts 4 in 1 punch #311.  You can find it in the Just Imagine Crafts store HERE.  Better yet....it's 25% off right now!  Check out the the Just Imagine Craft blog HERE, for more inspiration from the rest of the team using different punches....all on sale!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

(PS....the Sweet Baby die is currently sold out from Just Rite Stampers....they have some other great sentiment dies that would work....a couple of examples...."It's a Boy" and "It's a Girl".  Find them in the store HERE.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Butterfly Blessings

Butterflies are a favorite....I guess very few people would say they don't like them.....so beautiful and so many pretty varieties.   The Just Imagine Crafts DT is sharing projects created with their pretty butterfly die this month!  I've got a pretty shaker card to share with you:



This die is the PERFECT size for shaker cards.  Course there are so many other uses.  You can see more inspiration on the Just Imagine Crafts blog HERE.

Just a few simple card layers....I used the new BoBunny Faith collection papers (behind the butterfly, the green layer behind, and the blessing sentiment).

To make the soft watercolor looking front panel piece, I used punch #901 and the Kreaxions star template to make a doily.  Then I used it as a stencil on white cardstock with Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  A few water drips and a little more ink applied added a softness to the background.

Then I die cut the butterfly out of the front panel, and to create the shaker, I used a piece of plastic from sticker packaging I was discarding (up-cycle bonus!), gluing it over the die cut butterfly.  I added foam tape all around the back of this piece and used a slightly larger piece of paper to cover it:


Course, don't forget to put in some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Queen & Co toppings--believe it or not, I HAVE forgotten before....haha!

And so with a little ribbon, bling and bows, you have this pretty spring card.

And don't forget to save that die cut butterfly....he might just show up in a few weeks.....keep an eye out!  Make sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts store to find the butterfly die, the Kreaxions butterfly border punch (#901) and so many more goodies!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Believe Clipboard and Tag Home Decor

Hi all!  I've got another project using the ever versatile butterfly border punch from Just Imagine Crafts! It's a pretty tag set with some memory verses, and a clipboard to hold them in place....I used the BoBunny Faith paper collection to create this one!



It's easy to add tags, or other sayings or inspirations I'd like to remember by just making more pretty tags.  If you'd like to see a close up of the entire set of tags, stop by the Just Imagine blog HERE.

The delicate lacy bottom edge of each tag is created using the Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions punch #901.  I've used this on several projects over the last month.  I've varied how much the punched edge is peeking out from the tag....so it gives a different look.  A little Distress Ink adds a little color too...here are a couple of close ups:



The butterfly punch might just have one more project coming in a week or so....check back to see!  Thanks for stopping by today, and remember you can find this pretty punch HERE.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mixed Media Monday

I dabble in mixed media....but rarely post....don't know why!  Thought I'd share this LO today using mixed media goodies from UmWow Studio, and there's also some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in there!


If you aren't familiar with it.....UmWow Studio has some of THE best chipboard around for mixed media!  I used acrylic paints, distress inks and archival ink (to stamp) these pieces.  They don't warp, and they dry super fast.  Love them!  

Gotta love those Documented Hashtag Banners too:


All of the UmWow confetti chip pieces are fun too--give you a lot of options....I used the circle confetti on this LO...painted it with Weathered Wood Distress Paint, then added some Picket Fence, then stamped with black Archival Ink, and finally brushed the edges with Distress Black Soot Ink.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy some crafty time today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Layered Love

Layers are something that a lot of people see....love, but think, I can't do that.  It's so very easy when you break it down!  Here's a layered up card I made using JustRite Stampers stamps and dies:


I've used papers from the Julie Nutting Belle Vie collection from Photo Play Paper.  The background lattice is cut from pink pearl cardstock. 


Here is the lattice layered over one of the patterned papers from Photo Play to start the card base:


The other layers are die cut out of black, light and dark pink pearl cardstock, and the swirl patterned paper from Photo Play.  The gray oval on the bottom was stamped using the swirl from the JustRite Large Oval Sympathy set:


I've used from left to right, top row to bottom: JustRite dies--Hello Decorative Frame Oval, Damask Flourish One, Vintage Labels Eleven, Hello Decorative Frame Oval (again for both ovals), and Love Sentiment.

These pieces are also in the order (left to right top to bottom) of how they were layered to create the card. I used some foam tape for dimension between layers. 

The flowers are a sneak peek of something that may come along from Just Rite....time will tell....I used the basic flowers and added stamping with the JustRite Text Background stamp, then coated them with glossy accents and a sprinkling of clear Rock Candy glitter from Tim Holtz.  A few enamel dots and a bit of tulle make for some pretty finishing touches:


Thanks for stopping by today!  Take some time to get creative (especially if you are snowed in!!).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Home Decor Sweet Nothings

Sharing my last project with the Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings collection (for now!).  I created a set of blocks as a kit for the LSS (Hannah's in Antioch IL) so they were out as a sample for the store....I've now gotten to take pictures to share!

Because this project is so wide.....over 2 feet....I took pics of the individual blocks so you can see the details up close!







Here is the complete project as it would be displayed:


Thanks for stopping by today!  Might stick with the love theme this week....check back soon to see ;)

PS: You can find all the Sweet Nothings collection HERE (I used the ephemera and most of the papers, and some bling and hearts I had).