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14 Mar 2015

Color Throwdown HUGS

It's time for another Color Throwdown and this week's colour swatch is just as gorgeous as ever!



I love it when green is incorporated into the swatch - that - for me,  means flowers!

I finally broke down and ordered Papertrey Ink's Rosie Posie stamp set and additions - I have been watching and drooling for as long as it has been released - but I took the plunge and I am happy about my choice!



My card is made up of a soft stone base and a white die cut Cover Plate stripes -horitzontal adhered to the base.

Using Winter Wisteria and Plum Pudding, I created the blooms and then with Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse the leafs came to life!  I popped the flowers up onto a scalloped die cut from Reverse Confetti and then die cut the word HUGS.


The sentiment didn't stand out enough I thought, so I die cut another HUGS in black and offset it with the first white HUGS.

I finished it off by tying a strand of black and white twine around the top of the card.



10 Mar 2015

Make it Monday - Smooshing!

Good morning - time for another Make it Monday creation!

This week it was all about the Watercolor Smooshing - a very easy technique (thank goodness!) and I was able to put together a quick card with the help of the Lovely Laurels kit from Papertrey Ink.



I "smooshed" my water-colour paper according to Betsy's video, using Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores and Winter Wisteria.

I used Limeade Ice card stock for my card base and added my smooshed paper.  Then I die cut, stamped and adhered the laurel wreath. The included sentiment was then stamped into the middle of the wreath.


The bow and the sweet little bird (also from the kit) were also die cut and stamped - along with a small bouquet from Bitty Bouquets - and popped up onto my wreath.

Since I was too late in ordering the Bitty Bouquet dies - I fussy cut the flowers - not too difficult and pretty quick!

I finished by adding a few of the cute little flower sequins included in the Laurel Wreath Kit using Bling ZOTS - a teeny tiny little glue dot just perfect for sequins - and I bought it at Butterfly Reflections Ink - it's out of stock but hopefully it will be back soon…..

27 Feb 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



Woohoo! It's time again for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - celebrating Spring!! - because it is coming you know - believe it or not…..and why don't you make a card yourself?-  there are some fabulous prizes!  Celebrate all things coffee - or tea or course!!

I chose to use some beautiful Papertrey Ink products - new and not-so-new :)  I die cut and stamped the coffee cup image from Scent-imentals in Aquamist dye ink along with Classic Kraft.



I popped the image up onto one of the new Watercolor Wonder papers and then stamped the sentiment (from Bitty Bouquets)  I adhered that to an Aquamist background.

And what a perfect sentiment - Coffee - what's not to love?!




21 Feb 2015

You're Grrreat!

For this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge, I really wanted to use my new Pure Innocence Roarin' Good Day!



Using the new Dienamics Pure Innocence die - (I LOVE these matching dies - no more fussy cutting - not that it was such a big deal to trim and trim and trim- but this is so much faster yay)…I die cut this cute little tiger - stamped the image with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured her up with my copic markers - very easy with this little image!



By semi-following the sketch ;) and using last month's Free with $60 dies, I die cut my patterned paper and adhered it to my white card base, along with a small strip of Black Licorice card stock along the bottom.

I popped up my coloured image and stamped the sentiment in ALL THAT WHITE SPACE - ugh I have trouble stopping myself from totally filling up that area!

The sweet little diecut paw print was adhered just to satisfy my thirst for all things NOT white space.

White space you can be so evil….


 
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