Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alleluia, He is risen! Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Easter is one of those holidays where, if you ask me in January or February or so, I have grand plans of making and sending out lots of Easter card. Then it just doesn't happen! But I did whip one together quickly last night to take with us over to my mother-in-law's today, so at least this year wasn't a total loss. :)

I used PTI's anniversary set, Birds & Blooms again - I'm loving this set more and more, and can't wait to get the dies! The sentiment is from Verve Everlasting Life, and is on a Half & Half die-cut.

My color combo is Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain and Hibiscus Burst - I think it's just perfect for a bright, fun, spring card!

I colored the three little Kaisercraft gems with a Copic marker to match, and added them for a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by, and may you have a peaceful, happy and blessed Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blue & Gold invitations

Just a quick post to share the invitations I made to this year's Cub Scout Blue & Gold banquet for our special guests from the church that charters our Pack! I kept these really simple, using Enchanted Evening and Harvest Gold, which I impressed with the Herringbone Impression Plate. The border is the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Doily Accents. The sentiment is from Fillable Frames Sentiments.

The panel is popped up on the white card base, and I added the blue brad to the pennant sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 29, 2013

a Birds & Blooms "Hello There"

I'm way behind on updates here! I wanted to share this card I made with the new PTI Anniversary set,  Birds & Blooms. This is the special set that can only be purchased with rewards points, but don't worry - you have until February of 2014 to accumulate the needed points and purchase it!

After playing around with it some, I found that the best way to do the wreath was to use the individual "single" stamps to fill in the flowers, rather than the "grouped" stamps, which I could never quite get lined up to my satisfaction. But the wreath is SO pretty with the ability to incorporate several different colors! My color scheme here is New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz.

I added a bird from Tweet Talk, colored with Copic markers and popped up in the middle of the wreath. The sentiment is from Framed Out #2. I used Spellbinders dies for the circle and border, and popped it all up on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed Easter!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper Crafts Feature!!! and a bright & fun birthday card

Wow, it's been a while since I've updated and it's REALLY been a while since I have had a project picked up for publication! But recently I had a fun little Halloween decor project requested by Paper Crafts for their special issue, Handmade Home Decor, and the issue is now out! On top of that, I am one of the new designers featured on the Paper Crafts Connection blog today! HOW FUN IS THAT!??!

I received my issue a few days ago, and there I am, right on page 69!!

OK, now on to a new card! This card was for a special family friend who just celebrated her 14th birthday! I remember when this sweet young lady was born... it's so hard to believe that she is going to be in high school next year! I wanted to make the card bright and colorful, so my basic color scheme was Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz.

I die-cut the Fabulous Frames frame from Aqua Mist and stamped with Hawaiian Shores, and backed it with white, with the sentiment stamped from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday.

I stamped and hand-cut the little "flag" from Birthday Tags 2012, and added some bakers twine and a Hawaiian Shores button.

The whole frame panel is popped up on foam tape and adhered to the base, over a piece of Echo Park patterned paper and a Raspberry Fizz mat.

Thanks for stopping by!