Thursday, March 20, 2014

Little Tangles: Envelope Challenge

The new Neat & Tangled challenge is up over at Little Tangles! Are you ready?

I have been waiting, waiting and waiting for a cool street sign stamp set. Neat and Tangled's On the Corner and Stop and Go are exactly what I was waiting for and more. :) They are super hip, super fun...and sell out super fast! Ha! It took me a few times waiting for a new shipment to come in but I FINALLY got them. Yay. Okay, on to the card...

I stamped the card with On the Corner. The adorable journaling card and patterned paper are from the new Dear Lizzy collection Day Dreamer. I stamped the street sign in grey and then colored it in a warmer grey. When I was coloring I made sure to stay in the lines, rather then cross them so you can still see the fun detail of the stamp.

Next, I made a coordinating envelope with Stop and Go. The "for" sentiment is perfect for the front of an envelope. Now it's ready to be addressed!

I can't wait to see what you create! I'm committing to stop by EVERY PERSONS BLOG WHO ENTERS THE CHALLENGE this week. So I'll see you  over on your blog soon! :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bella Blvd: Creating a Long Title

I can't say it enough. I LOVE creating sentiments with Bella Blvd stickers and journaling cards. I was challenged to make a few cards with long sentiments. Fun right?

I love all the stickers included in Max. As I was looking through them I thought it would be fun to make a list of things a boy should "be". This would also make a super cute journaling card to include in a pocket style scrapbooking album. Hmmmm. :)

Next up I turned to the girly side of things. ;) On this card I started with the journaling card and then found ways to extend it. The "sweet" label was creating by cutting off the bottom of the tab. I love the tab but I label fit much better in the space I had. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

True Stamp 2014 & Discount Code

Hi Everyone! Have you heard about the fun stamping class coming up called True Stamp 2014? I can’t wait to see what my favorite stamp companies have planned for the event! I LOVE seeing other designers’ ideas and I learn so much from classes so I can’t wait to be inspired by all of the amazing ideas this event will provide! This is sure to be a day packed full of fun! Here are some details about the event:
True Stamp is an innovative one-day event bringing together top-notch stamping sponsors and instructors in a LIVE, online environment. Attendees will get the best in paper crafting instruction, right to their computers. With sponsors such as Technique Tuesday, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Raisin Boat, Paper Smooches, and Mama Elephant, you're promised a full day of inspiration, creativity and fun! Over 250 stampers have already registered for this incredible, fun, inspiring event.
Oh, and it's all recorded, so if you want to watch you can revisit your favorite classes again and again - and it's all included in the one low registration fee.
Date: True Stamp is scheduled for Saturday, April 5. Mark off the whole day to spend stamping away!
Cost: ALL SIX classes and full replays of the event are included in the one low registration fee of $97. But readers of your blog can save $48 by entering code LOVE at checkout. This discount ends March 17, 2014 so be sure to register soon!

You can get more information and register for the event HERE!

The winner of Card Creations Volume 2 is....
Blogger Helen L said...
My favorite thing right now is the sunshine and the flowers just starting to bloom!! Thanks for sharing your card: you did a great job on what I would consider a very hard sketch to follow!! :-)
March 8, 2014 at 1:19 AM

Congratulations Helen L! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Card Creations Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Paper Crafts Card Creations Volume 2 blog hop! This is such a fun magazine. I've already been through my copy a few times and it's AMAZING! So much inspiration. It makes you want to craft, and that's a good thing!

If you're hoppin' along you should have come from Kalyn Kepner's blog. I always love what she creates!

We all are working with a sketch for this hop. I chose this one....

I didn't match the pieces exactly but I was inspired by the angles. Geometric designs are so trendy right now.

To make the card I cut up 4 different patterned papers from Studio Calico's Wanderlust 6x6 paper pad. I purposely chose patterns that were different but didn't compete. I didn't want a super busy card. I layered them all on a text weight paper then adhered them to a cardstock base. The final step was to add my sentiment and embellishments. 

To celebrate Card Creations Volume 2 Paper Crafts is letting me GIVEAWAY one copy of this special issue to someone that comments on my blog! If you are in the USA Paper Crafts will mail you the issue. International winners will get a digital copy. Just comment with your FAVORITE THING right now for a chance to win! Entries will be accepted until March 11th! Please check back on the 12th to see if you won or make sure your comment has a way that I can contact you! :)

Next on the hop is the talented Katie Gehring! Have fun hoppin'!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Little Tangles: Challenge #32 Inside the Card

 Hi Everyone! Here I am again with another Neat and Tangled challenge over at Little Tangles. This challenge is all about the INSIDE of the card. :) 

Here is the outside of my card. To get all the challenge details and to see the inside of my card go HERE. :) I hope you'll play along! I can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mama Elephant: Origami Love

I love stamping a super fun, creative and unique stamp set. Mama Elephant's Origami set is all three of those things and more. The sketchy sentiments? Yes please!

I started my card with the black bear. I love the color variations in the Basic Grey Fresh Cut 6x6 paper pad. There are a few great faux water colored pages that I'm really enjoying. I stamped the bear three times and layered him for some dimension. While I was layering him I decided to turn his head just a little bit. Eeek, so cute! 

The card came together really quickly after that. I just used a 4x6 journaling card, trimmed it down, placed the bear, stamped the sentiment and added a few embellishments. The journaling card was then adhered to some patterned paper from Crate Paper and finally adhere to a cardstock base.

What origami animals should I stamp next? :)