Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - Hello Beautiful!

I hope you're having a great day! Today I've got a bright and bold card for you with lots of drama! This one just screams "Look at Me!!" I'm playing with the Beautiful Day Collection from Pretty Little Studio
I started with a background of Navy (Fun Times) and Lime (Joy Ride). I knew when I added the yellow edged bracket card from Fiesta pack that it would just jump off the page. The pack contains 8 bracket cards and a bonus of 20 die cut butterflies like the one on my card!
Next I added a bright fuchsia "Hello" sentiment from the Walk In The Park die cut pack. Now that the foundation of the card is complete it's time for embellishing! 
The paper is printed on a heavy weight card stock with a soft lustre (shine) This photo shows that shine really well in the top right corner.
This collection has lots of die cuts to choose from! You can dress up this layout however you like! I added flowers from the Colorful Blooms die cut pack, foliage from the Greenery pack. A few sequins always make me happy too! I chose sequins in two shades of yellow - Sunsation and Buttered Corn.
This just makes me happy! I hope you're smiling too! Have a great day! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Flowers For You!

Happy Friday!  We made it through the week.  I know this one was tough for lots of you.. getting the kiddo's back to school, or at least READY for back to school.  This is the last semester for my little boy - he'll be graduating from college (fingers crossed) in January!

Today I'm playing with the Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets set from Tupelo Designs LLC!  I'm quickly becoming addicted to this company and can't seem to get enough of their fun clever designs! The store is always stocking new products like the Pineapple Perfection, Turnabouts and Fill in Stencils.  I want them all! 
This stamp set comes with a wood grain print that's the perfect size for stamping the slats of the crate die in the coordinating die set.  I cut the die from colored paper (a light tan) and stamped it with brown ink.

The assortment of florals in this set is beautiful - it's fun to personalize the flowers by stamping them in different colors and arranging them as you like.  I wanted to fit all the flowers on this one to show you all the designs in the set.

Feel like going shopping?  I sure hope you'll try Tupelo Designs LLC!  They have free shipping every single day.. no coupon required (USA ONLY).    They are constantly getting new product in the store so the selection is great!  I'm also a big fan of their loyalty program.  They reward you with points that add up to dollars that you can use off future purchases.  Click here to jump to the store! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets
Dies | Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Orange and Black

Yep!  No need to adjust your screen.. that's totally a Halloween card!  Some folks could do Christmas all year.... me?  I could totally do Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday.  Yes... Honestly!

When I saw the orange and black stationary at Fusion all I could see was Halloween!.  I had a very similar paper to the black and white in the photo inspiration - it's part of the Trick or Treat Collection at Pretty Little Studio.. and ah well.. it just made itself from there!  

So what do you see?  Maybe you will pick up on some different things.. maybe the clips, stapler or the little buy on the block?  He looked like a jack o lantern to me! LOL!

Maybe you're not loving the black and orange.. that's ok.. you can work off the sketch.   I used the sketch too.. only I changed the circle into a large flag shape.
I layered black and orange papers.  To break up the patterns I added a solid border of orange card stock cut with a pretty stitched scallop border from Pretty Pink Posh. 

I added a tab with a word sticker and some sticker stars and some sequins to finish the design!
I love the vintage images you can find at Pretty Little Studio. They give me that nostalgic feeling of youthful memories.. cards in the mail from my Grandparents with a dollar tucked inside!

Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see how this one inspires you!  Need to see a few more to get you started?  Head on over to the Fusion Challenge blog where our Design Team has more!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Trick or Treat Collection
Die | Pretty Little Studio Stitched Border

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sending You Sunshine!

I hope you're having  a great day!  I saw that my friend Tracey McNeely is the Muse this time at Muse Challenge!  I've long admired Tracey's clean and simple style - she's always taking me to school.  Today's my turn to case her! 

 Tracey's Card

 And here's what I made! 
I kept the same layout as Tracey, creating a distress ink background in Squeezed Lemonade for this sweet girl from Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends.   I thought the yellow was perfect with the "sending you sunshine" sentiment.
The little hippo has his balloons, my girl has her beach ball!   I added exactly three sequins.. just like Tracey.  Mine are in Sunshine Glow!
Now it's your turn!  I hope you find some time to play!  This layout would be perfect with so many different stamp sets!  

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends, Stitched Notes
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow

Poppystamps - Mason Jar Flowers

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog today with a reminder for you to join our Monthly challenge!  This month's theme is "Beyond Borders".  We're looking for designs that incorporate a border on them!   You can add a border however you like, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project.  Here's what I made!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Peony Stems and Blossoms
Dies | Poppystamps Zig Zag Stripes, Jar Collection, Peony Stems and Blossoms

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Simple Stories Vintage Blessings

Autumn is my favorite season! I love the crisp air and the show of color everywhere! If you love Autumn too, you’re going to fall for the new Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Collection.

Fall is a time for families to gather for Thanksgiving and for us to count our blessings. Who wouldn’t love a hand made card with a personal note expressing how much they’re loved and thought about?
The papers in the collection are the fall colors you’d expect like green, yellow, and red with a surprise pop of aqua blue and pink. The colors work beautifully together and have a homespun folk feel. I cut a hilly landscape to create the scene on this card mixing gingham, floral and calico.

Sentiment stickers are from the Combo Sticker in the 12 x 12” Collection Pack that’s also sold separately. The house and banner are from the 6 x12” Chipboard Sticker Sheet. The tree, leaves and sun are from the Bits and Pieces die cut pack.

I’m smitten with the birds in the collection! They’re a patchwork of the different patterns in the set that looks amazing! You’ll find them printed on the paper, die cut in the Bits and Pieces pack, and on the Chipboard Sticker sheet.

I perched the bird on a branch from the Bits and Pieces. My tip for breaking up patterns is to add some solid color. As an example, to help define the circle of yellow gingham paper I cut for a sun, I added a slightly larger circle of solid yellow card stock backing.

I created the background in lighter colors to help the branch and die cut leaves stand out and create more contrast.

There’s even sticker packs available in this collection to add smaller images and sentiments to your projects like the bitty “fall fun” I added on the border.

The Combo Sticker sheet has so many great embellishments including a row of tabs like the “blessed” on my card. The script font is beautiful and the soft blue matches the papers perfectly!
The Bits and Pieces die cut pack includes 58 die cut pieces ready to work with so creating scenes and embellishing your projects is a treat. The colors match the card stock perfectly so everything looks great together!

I just know you're going to love this collection! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings #9921 Collection Kit
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings #9222 Combo Sticker
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings #9236 6x12” Chipboard
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings #9237 Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories Vintage Blessings #9238 4x6” Stickers