Monday, July 28, 2014

Kid Birthday and Birthday Cards!!

With Littles... You get Little Kid Birthdays, which of course always need cards. Sometimes, I let the munchkins help out, sometimes, they direct what the subject of the card is. Anyway, here are a couple of fun kid-friendly cards. 
The dinos are from a ColorBox set, and of course some Lawn Fawn (Critters Ever After, Say Cheese, Say Cheese Lawn Cuts)
You can't stop smiling when you see these little hearts peeking at you!!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday from Authentique and Avery Elle!

Good afternoon! I just wanted to share with you a sweet birthday card that was up on the Authentique Blog last week. I didn't share it on the day it went live, so I'm sharing today!! I used the Avery Elle Cupcakes set and Authentique's Radiant Collection.
I'm especially proud of the fussy cutting! I'm not a huge fan of it, but I'm getting there... I just loved the Avery Elle Cupcakes set, as I am able to create SOOOO many combos for cupcakes! EEK! The sequins are a mix of random ones I have in my stash: Teresa Collins, Neat and Tangled, and some that are sewing sequins.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Colorblock Thanks Card

Sometimes inspiration comes from many places. In the case of today's card, it came from a colorblock tank that I spotted in Target. I'd put a link, but I cannot find it online. Maybe I'll have to snag it soon... Anyway, this card was so easy, that I made four more!!
I started with a kraft base for the card, then layered blue and cream cardstocks. The "Thanks" sentiment is a fun Lawn Fawn die cut (Scripty Thanks) that I picked up at my local Artco Arts and Crafts store. I originally had them in the same kraft as the card base, but it needed something, so I used some of my ColorBox ink in Atlantic Blue to make them stand out from the cream cardstock. Lastly, I threw on some Studio Calico (Atlantic) sequins, because everything looks better with sequins. Pin It

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Authentique Paper & Pretty Pink Posh- Perfectly "Pretty" Shaker Cards

You know I LOVE sequins, and LOVE Authentique... So when asked to combine the two, of COURSE I had to have fun with them and make two shaker cards! Check them out on today's Authentique Blog Post with Pretty Pink Posh!!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Neon Thank You Cards!!

Im really loving my ImagineCrafts Radiant Neon inks lately. Here's another quick project using them all! I have both warm and cool versions. The enamel dots are Freckled Fawn and My Minds Eye, the stamp is an older Hero Arts stamp, and the kraft cardstock is Mohawk. Loving their thick vellum!!
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: A "Radiant" Layout!!!

I share this layout over on the Authentique Paper blog on Tuesday, and hope to send a few of you their way in order to possibly win a couple of sets of Authentique's NEW Authentic Life Cards. They are amazingly fun 3x4", double-sided cards with both journaling areas and fun images and quotes. Lovely little things really. Make sure you stop by this week for some fun! So far, the Authentic Life Cards come in the Harmony, Radiant, Classique: Pretty and Favorite Collections.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I Think It's Time For Cake (Pansy #1: ScrapbookSteals Sketch)

I saw this fun sketch by my friend Brenda on the ScrapbookSteals' blog and I just had to play along today. I tried this fun technique with blending fun ink colors over a sketch from watching a few of Kristina Werner's videos (the video for her version). While I didn't exactly do her trick with the kraft paper and white ink... I did combine the white paper and kraft. 
To get the fun background, I took all of these AMAZING pigment inks from Tsukineko/ImagineCrafts called Radiant Neon. I have the entire set and L-O-V-E them.
I took the entire set, and blended them on top of a stencil. This way, they were able to mix together and keep the fun triangle shapes. To make them truly blend, I used a my InkBlushers (also by Tsukineko/ImagineCrafts) to blend the colors together.  
The journaling was created with my Silhouette. I finally got to use my Elle's Studio birthday kit and some of those amazing Freckled Fawn Neon enamel dots. Make sure that you check out today's sketch and play along!

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