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When Last We Got....

together, I had discovered that my camera battery needed to be charged, so I had to wait to photograph some of my little creations.  So now that the camera is all charged up and ready to go, let's get to it.

This card came to be because of a few pieces left behind on my desk from another project.  I had cut out several of the flowers and leaves using the Cutting Garden dies and the Boutique Borders: Birthday.  I also had one of the Stampin' Up! embossing folders on my desk that I had not yet used.

Aren't those flowers pretty?  I used Pure Poppy and New Leaf to stamp the images.

I popped the sentiment panel using pop dots.  There's a closer look at that yummy embossed background.

And I just couldn't resist scattering a few of those pretty sequins on the card front.

There you have it.  A card created by using a few "left overs".

I hope that you've had a nice weekend.  It's been sunny, but a bit cool here in Cincinnati, so hopefully spring weather is here to stay.

Later chickies!


No, You Are Not.....

seeing things, I am really posting!  I spent a bit of time in the stamp room and when I went to photograph the cards, I discovered the battery in my camera needed charging.  So I pulled out my iPhone and snapped some pics, but they didn't turn out so great, so I'll take new photos once the Nikon is charged and ready.

I did discover that I hadn't shared the card that I made for Greg & Whitney's anniversary.  So while I wait for the battery to charge, I'll share this.

I find anniversary cards a bit of a challenge.  I didn't want it to be all frilly since it was celebrating both of them and their special day.  Now please let me explain my choices for the card before you start questioning my choices and possibly even my mental state.

Now you are probably asking, "how in the world is that bright pink celebrating Greg".  You would REALLY be asking that if you knew Greg.  He is sooooo not a pink kind of guy.  But take a close look at the paper.   It has a nice woodgrain pattern, so that lends a hint of masculine feel to the pink.  I layered it on to a piece of black card stock to anchor it a bit.  Then I found this black and white chevron paper and layered it to the front of the card.  Now you have to admit, that screams masculine.  And the black/white chevron panel is much larger than the pink woodgrain, so what could he possibly complain about????  I used one of the "happy" dies from Papertrey with white card stock and then stamped "anniversary" using black ink.

I added two wooden hearts to represent both Whit & Greg and their "second" wedding anniversary.  For one more little punch of color, I painted them with some turquoise paint.  I just used a little make up sponge to add the paint.  I also added a little curly-q of white paint to each for a little more detail.

I added a strip of the pink woodgrain layered on black cardstock to the inside to tie everything together.  Plus I figured Greg would appreciate a tad bit more pink.  HAHA!

There you have it.  A little anniversary ditty for two of my most favorite people!

Later chickies!


February Is...

anniversary time over at Papertrey Ink and you know what that means.  Yep, I'm in B-I-G trouble.  If you have been living under a rock and haven't stopped in at Nichole's blog this week, get over there!  Wait a minute, pretend that last line is at the end of my post.  HA!

Nichole has been teasing us all week with design team news, new product peaks and contests, among other things.  She also shared free downloads for color recipes and sketch recipes that we could print to add to our "recipe" cards that we received during the last Stamp-A-Faire", so here is a card that I made today using the following recipes.

The colors are new leaf, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, aqua mist and pure poppy.  

Here's my little creation.  I probably would never have put new leaf with the rest of those colors, but I really like it.  

I just cut strips of card stock that I had in my scrap basket.  On the pure poppy strip, I stenciled a pattern with pure poppy ink, just to give that corner a little more interest.  I love those "happy" word dies from Papertrey! As you can see, I paired one with new leaf card stock.  Then I used a banner end die, stamped "birthday" with new leaf.  I adhered the white banner piece first, then I used tombow liquid glue on the "happy" and bumped it against the white banner.  I added one red enamel dot to the banner piece.  I spent 10 minutes debating if I should scatter a few more enamel dots above the sentiment to break up some of the empty space, but surprisingly, I was okay with all that blank space.  I KNOW, who would have thunk it!!

I stamped the sentiment and just to add some interest inside, I added some of the strips underneath that I had left after trimming the front.

And there you have it.  Thanks Nichole for the "help" and for all the fun during PTI's anniversary!  



There's Nothing Like........

waiting to the last minute.  It's time for the January Papertrey blog hop and though the inspiration is so pretty, I had talked myself out of participating.  I've been struggling with feeling creative the past couple of months, but with a snowy day here in Cincinnati, I decided to spend some time in my craft room.  And before I knew it, I was working on a card for the blog hop.

As I looked at the inspiration, I focused in on the top, left photo.  I decided that I would use a soft beige as my background and use light pinks as my accents. 

I sent the Spiral Notebook Page die and a piece of watercolor paper through my Vagabond.  I started at the bottom and did a wash of fired brick, worn lipstick and victorian velvet distressed inks. Then I did some water splatters to add a bit more texture to the background.  Once I was satisfied with that, I then sponged some antique linen all around the edges, which toned down the pinks a bit.

I used the Notched Flowers collection of dies with sweet blush card stock and fine linen patterned paper.  I added more of the antique linen around the edges of the flower to tie it together with the library card piece.  I found a Turning A New Leaf die that I had cut with fine linen felt and had in my stash.  It was perfect to add behind my large flower.

Here's another look at that back ground papers and of course, I had to add some cute little pink pearls.

There you have it, my take on Papertrey's inspiration piece.



You'll Never Guess What.....

I found......MY CRAFT ROOM!  Yes indeedy and I spent a bit of time in there New Year's day.  I'm still working at learning some art journal techniques and spent a good bit of the day at that.  Once I cleaned up from that, I made a quick little card using some of my newer Papertrey products.  I absolutely loved this little stack of cups when they were released, so I decided that it was time to show them a little love.  

I started by using the matching die and cut them using white cardstock.  Next up I pulled out my copics and colored the little stack.  Now of course, I generally (always) do things bass ackward.  After I colored all the cups, then I set out finding patterned papers to use on the card.  I know, I really should learn to do that in reverse order.  

Here's a closer look at those little cups.  I used glossy accents on the heart and the polka dots for a bit of texture and detail.  Now remember that I made this yesterday, but when I went in this morning to take photos, I just felt that white oval needed "something"........but what?  So, I pulled out the small heart in the set and added it next to the stack.  Do I love it there?  No, but not much I can do about it now, so I will try to embrace it.

Here is a shot of the sentiment and the papers that I chose.  Thankfully, the bottom layers matched perfectly with the polka dots of the yellow mug and the aqua blends with the blue cup.

And the sentiment is a perfect wish from me to you for 2014.

Happy New Year!