Monday, May 31, 2021

Cozy Cocoa Wishes


Have you had one of those days lately where you just don't want to get out of bed? Sometimes you just have to indulge.

The Pretty Little Studio Frosty Collection will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time. This collection is everything "winter" all rolled in to one gorgeous collection.

The colors are soft pastels with pops of black for contrast. You'll find gingham, snowflakes, snowmen, woodland critters and yes! Even a cuppa hot chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth that I cut from a journaling card.

The collection includes all the extras too - die cut tags, frames, hearts, snowflakes and more. You'll find stickers with sentiments and even some see through stitches so you can add lots of embellishments and special touches to your projects.

Time spent relaxing is never a waste - remember that it's good to recharge and get a fresh start... TOMORROW! LOL! Have a great day


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Frosty Collection
Journaling 3x4" | Hug In A Mug
Sequins | Sunsation

Sunday, May 30, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit


Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by! Have I got a treat for you!!! Today I'm sharing four cards I made with the My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit. This is a monthly subscription service for papercrafters. My Creative Scrapbook does all the hard work.. the assemble all the pieces, perfectly coordinated and delivered to your front door! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you.
Here's a peek at this month's kit! It's a feast for the eyes in rainbow colors and papers by my paper mixing and matching hero Paige Evans "Wonders" Collection. The kit includes beautiful 12" papers, a coordinating 12" sheet of Chipboard, packages of die cut images and a stamp set too!

I made NINE cards this month so I'm splitting my posts showing just three at a time. This set included lots of pieces great for layering like the labels and mandala I used on the above card. Little tabs are perfect for personalizing with your own handwritten sentiment.

If you look close you'll see gold foil accents added throughout the collection. The frame on the above is chipboard and has a gold design. The floral wreath below has gold foil accents on the leaves.

And YES there are pretty butterflies too! There are a few in colors that coordinate with the collection, pink, orange and lavender. The only thing I added to this kit was the card bases, solid cardstock mats, adhesive and enamel dots.

I love the beautiful birds and florals in this set that are easy to incorporate into scenes that are garden fresh.
The best part about this kit is that the selection of product has been done for me. I dont have to leave the house and hope the store I visit has all the coordinating elements. It simplifies the process with a delivered package ready for me to make! I sure hope you'll give My Creative Scrapbook a try! I think you'll be glad you did.

And .. if you're looking for ideas after you receive the kit.. there's an entire gallery of project ideas on the My Creative Scrapbook website so you'll always be inspired!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit
 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Hello Sunshine!


Well hello sunshine! The weather has been so fine here that I've been day dreaming of vacationing in warm tropical places. As usual.. whenever I get a longing for something.. you know... flowers in the winter, and Christmas in July I start to make. My paper crafting is my sweet escape.
Today I'm sharing a fun scene of some Whittle Flamingos having a pool party! The background is a double panel of aqua card stock. The Whittle Wave Background die cut makes a splash pool for the Whittle Flamingos.
Of course the sun is shining and here are a few scattered clouds in the sky. The flamingos are cut from two shades of grapefruit cardstock because we all like to be individual! I like that the Whittle Flamingo die cut includes three different shaped legs so you can pose the flirty birds however you like. I used a sharpie to add black accents to their bills.
Fish from the Whittle Fish Trio are swimming in the splash pool, and when the sun gets too hot the Whittle Flamingos can seek shelter under the Whittle Palm Tree. I added brown enamel dots because they look like coconuts and I can't resist a little bling.
Enjoy the day and if the sun's not shining remember that you can make your own weather!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments
Dies | Poppystamps Whittle Mounds, Whittle Palm Tree, Whittle Clouds, Whittle Flamingo, Whittle Sunshine, Whittle Wave Background, Whittle Fish Trio

Poppy = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Whittle Mounds
Whittle Mounds

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Palm Tree
Whittle Palm Tree

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Clouds
Whittle Clouds

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Flamingo
Whittle Flamingo

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Sunshine
Whittle Sunshine

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Wave Background
Whittle Wave Background

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Fish Trio
Whittle Fish Trio

POPPY | SSS
Whittle Sealife Sentiments
Whittle Sealife Sentiments

POPPY | SSS

Friday, May 28, 2021

Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen

If you love the rich opulence and extreme lavishness of Marie Antoinette and fashionistas of the French Neo Classical period then Graphic 45’s Ephemera Queen is for you! It brings to mind visions of Marie Antoinette’s court and the beautiful grandeur of Versailles with over the top elegance and romantic images.
  
This collection has all of the coordinating elements you’ve come to expect from Graphic 45 including papers in 12 and 8”, chipboard, stickers, die cuts and journaling cards.
When I begin to work with a collection, I’ll punch out all the chipboard pieces, sort the die cuts and powder the backs of all the stickers with baby powder so I can sort through everything without them sticking together. Its so important to know what you have available before you start to create.
I arrange the elements on sheets of plastic the size of my card front. When I’m happy with the arrangement it’s easy to pick up the sheet and lay it over different paper pattern combinations to help me decide what pleases my eye best.
This collection also has a 12” pad of prints and solids AND Journaling Cards that are great for layering and breaking up the colorful printed papers or personalizing your projects.
Some elements are adhered flat to the card while others are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. I added pearl gem flourish stickers to my design to give them an even richer look. I cut larger gem flourishes into smaller pieces and added small curlicues and swirls.
I plan to use these as note cards to surprise the divas that make my life extraordinary and to celebrate them as the “queen of the day”.



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5”
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen 8” Paper
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen Chipboard
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen Stickers
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen Die Cuts
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen Journaling Cards
Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen 12 x 12 Patterns & Solids

SCB = Scrapbook Dot Com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
G45 = Graphic 45
CHER = A Cherry On Top

Ephemera Queen 8
Ephemera Queen 8"

SCB | SSS | G45 | CHER
Ephemera Queen 12
Ephemera Queen 12" Patterns & Solids

SCB | SSS | G45 | CHER
Ephemera Queen Chipboard
Ephemera Queen Chipboard

SCB | SSS | G45 | CHER
Ephemera Queen Stickers
Ephemera Queen Stickers

SCB | G45 | CHER
Ephemera Queen Die Cuts
Ephemera Queen Die Cuts

SCB | SSS | G45 | CHER
Ephemera Queen Journaling Cards
Ephemera Queen Journaling Cards

SCB | SSS | G45 | CHER

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Fusion Challengs - Forever My Always

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!

So this time we have some home office decor in our photo. I see a pretty desk in white with pink accents.. some flowers and inspirational expressions of creativity. You can spin the photo into a color theme of pink and white, or perhaps you see another element that jumps out at you. If you're not inspired by what you see in the photo.. then you're welcome to play along with the sketch. If you're feeling really clever you can FUSE them together.

I was inspired by the white and pink theme and the clean lines. My card starts with the new Farmhouse Wreath stamp set with coordinating dies. This set includes LOTS of images including two wreaths, three separate florals, a pretty bow and a wreath stand. I colored all of the images with Copic markers.

One of my favorite background is the Triangle panel. The stitched design is gorgeous, and the open triangle windows add just enough color to your designs!

To keep the focus on the Farmhouse Wreath in the center of the design I added a Pierced Round Top Layer die cut from white card stock.

I added Farmhouse Wreath florals over the top and bottom of the Pierced Round Top Layer die cut and a simple sentiment from the So Very Lovely stamp set. I do spy flowers in the photo.
This card is so pretty in pink! What a great way to let someone special know that they're on my mind! Now it's your turn! 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"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Farmhouse Wreath
Dies | Reverse Confetti Pierced Round Top Layers, Triangles, Farmhouse Wreath

Farmhouse Wreath
Farmhouse Wreath

RC | SSS
Farmhouse Wreath CC
Farmhouse Wreath CC

RC | SSS
So Very Lovely
So Very Lovely

RC | SSS
Pierced Round Top Layers
Pierced Round Top Layers

RC | SSS
Triangles
Triangles

RC | SSS