Saturday, January 23, 2021

Nuts About You

Hi friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope life is treating you well and you're taking time to enjoy the simple things in life. For me that's a homecooked meal, walking the dog, or making with bright colors and cute images that just make me smile!
The new Lattice Plate die makes a beautiful background for just about any card. I topped it with a Pointed Oval Frame to "set the scene" for my Valentine card. I cut the inside of the oval from light blue card stock to create a sky. Next I layered some green paper that I cut with the Wave Trio and then cut it again with the same oval so that the shape matches the inside of the frame perfectly.
I cut Whittle Hearts in ombre shades of red and pink to create the foliage for the Whittle Tree Border. Little circles or other shapes can be used to add color and foliage for different times of year.

A Whittle Forest Squirrel was cut from kraft card stock. I used a marker to add a little detail on the tail and down it's back. The squirrel is holding a little heart and the "I'm Nuts about you" sentiment is added along the top of the card. 
I think you could recreate this scene for each of the four seasons simply by changing the colors and the foliage shapes. I love products that are versatile so I can get more use from them! Have a great day! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Whittle Sayings
Dies | Poppystamps Whittle Hearts, Wave Trio, Pointed Oval Frames, Lattice Plate, Whittle Forest Squirrel, Whittle Tree Border




Wave Trio
Wave Trio

POPPY | SSS
Pointed Oval Frames
Pointed Oval Frames

POPPY | SSS
Lattice Plate
Lattice Plate

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Forest Squirrel
Whittle Forest Squirrel

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Tree Border
Whittle Tree Border

POPPY | SSS

Friday, January 22, 2021

Card | Whats Up Llama?

Are you smiling? I can't see that cute little llama without breaking out with a big grin! Ok so I'm easily amused.. but it's the little things that make a difference and I'll take happy wherever I can!
Today I'm sharing a card made with my favorite Pretty Little Studio Collection of 2020...Color Me Happy!! I love the bright rainbow colors and the bold contrast of the black you'll find in the collection., Of course the cute images (check out the little clouds smiling in the background) are a big plus too!
I topped the background papers with a frame from Merry Go Round layered over a Be Awesome Journaling Card.
The frame sets the scene for the fun llama who's standing under a sunny sky. Some sparkly sequins add some shine - or are they raindrops?
I hope you discover the little things that make you happy - simple pleasures are the best! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Color Me Happy
Die Cuts | Merry Go Round | Over The Rainbow
Journaling Card | Be Awesome
Stickers | Starbright Words
Sequins | Crystal 4mm

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Flowers!

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a new challenge you'll find another winner at Fusion Card Challenge. You'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!

My first look is always at the photo.. this time we have a clean looking photo.. beautiful floral arrangement, vase, and wood accents with the blocks and brush. What do I really see? LOTS OF NEUTRALS with a pop of peach and gold. You know me.. not a big fan of neutrals.. I'm addicted to color so I'm focusing on those pretty flowers. Not loving the photo? That's ok.. just play along with the sketch!

I've been a big fan of Altenew's layered florals for a very long time. No one makes prettier floral stamps than Altenew. Their ink sets are still innovative for stamping on layers of color. But there's no stamps here. These flowers look familiar, but they're new. These are the Jumbo Garden Picks. They're a larger version of the original Garden Picks. 
Another big difference (in my opinion) is that these are EASIER to work with. The set includes everything to make 4 different layered flowers. You're cutting all the layer one of each flower at one time, all the layer two dies at one time etc. so building the flowers is a snap.
I layered my pretty flowers on a Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover panel. The pierced panel gives a extra layer of rich elegance without distracting from the florals.

Now it's your turn! Now it's your turn! Are you ready to play? I wonder how you will interpret the photo! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover, Jumbo Garden Picks

ALT = Altenew
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
SC - Scrapbook Dot Com

Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover
Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover

ALT | SSS | SC
Jumbo Garden Picks
Jumbo Garden Picks

ALT | SSS | SC