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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Flowers

Of course, Spring is the perfect time of year for a floral challenge and you can find the Bloomin' Beautiful Blog challenge this week over at DRS Designs. One of the most prevalent flowers in my yard right now are dandelions, so I thought this spring card made with the Dandelion Puff (380G) was a perfect fit! 
This card was started by heat embossing the Dandelion Puff in fine, black embossing powder on vellum. Then I sponged each of the puffs with yellow ink. The vellum was adhered to white card stock and a decorative border punch was used at the bottom of it before adding a matching yellow ribbon. Then this was adhered to turquoise card stock to create the card front. I stamped the upper portion of the Spring Is Creeping Verse (759H) in the lower right corner before adding the card front to a turquoise card stock base. 

I hope you have more than dandelions blooming in your yard!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hey, Cupcake!

Since DRS Designs last release a few weeks ago, I've been working diligently on increasing my stash of sympathy cards.  I've noticed that my birthday card stash has been depleted as well, and now it's time to replenish them. Here's a rather clean and simple one I made using the new Hey Cupcake Greeting (365B) and the Cherry Top Cupcake image (463E)

I colored the cupcake with Copic markers and shaded it with brown ink while it was in a Nestability die. I went for a realistic look by adding Diamond Glaze to the cherry to give it a shiny, wet look. (Sorry that's hard to see in this picture!) I matted it with red card stock, which really helped make the cherry stand out. Next, I worked on the sentiment banner and shaded it the same way as I did for the image and matted it with red card stock as well. I embellished the banner by adding a small paper flower and adhered it to the banner with a petite pink brad. I adhered 2 pink panels in the background and stamped them both with the Splatter Background (855H) and red ink and then assembled the card front as shown.  Three red rhinestones placed in the upper right corner were the final touch. Cute and easy, don't you think? ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Sympathy

Of course no one likes to have the need to make a Sympathy card but the best time to make them is when you don't need them.  The new color challenge posted on the DRS Designs Blog today inspired me to add a Sympathy card to my collection for that exact purpose. Here's the challenge inspiration photo:
And here's my creation!
This layout was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. I used an oval nestability die as a stencil and sponged the middle with pink ink to create the background for my card front. Next I stamped the Dandelion Puff (380G) in the center with black ink. I love how the shaded pink oval makes the silhouette "flower" stand out! It makes for a very elegant look and could be done using any color and still look great. The next step was to mat it twice, once with pink card stock and then again with black card stock. I added this to a gray, A2 card stock base.  I added the sentiment by stamping the One Line "In Sympathy" Greeting (262B) on a gray banner that was matted with black. For a bit of dimension I adhered this with foam tape so that it popped up from the bottom of my image. I added 3 gray butterflies around the image and embellished them with a small pink rhinestone for a touch of color. 
I hope I've inspired you to get inky today!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Party Pig!

 Ha! The latest release from DRS Designs includes this new Leonard Pig stamp and his grin is goofy as ever!!  A Birthday Party Pig (354G) makes a delightful birthday card, which as you can see, that's what I'm showing off today.  I created this for this week's DRS Designs Blog challenge, Birthday Blues.  As the challenge states, it has 2 requirements--your project must be birthday related and use the color blue.   
 I colored this image using Copic Markers:
The pinks used here are RV10, RV02, and RV23. 
I used B00, B02, and B05 for the blues.
E35 and E37 created the muddy ground he is standing on. 
R27, R29 and R59 colored his balloon red.
Some shading was added around him using C1 and C3.
 I made a layered tag to show off the Small One Line "Happy Birthday" (B250) sentiment. Since I mailed this off to a friend, I kept my embellishments flat and rather simple. I used an embossing folder on the top border for some texture, a border punch, some red satin ribbon, and 3 red rhinestones put the final touches on this card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Angel By Your Side

Posted by Jennifer E.

The Mother of one of my good friends recently passed and I sent my last sympathy card to her.  I find it's always best to create sympathy cards when you don't need them, so now I'm in the process of replenishing my stash.  DRS Designs latest release is perfect for this!

I made this card over the weekend using the Winged Angel (389H) and I paired it with the Angel By Your Side Greeting (390F).  The Angel was colored with Copic Markers. I used B000, B02 and B05 for her gown and C1, C3, and C5 for her wings.  E00 and E02 were used to create the "glow" coming from behind her.

I just love this pair of stamps! I think the Angel is such a peaceful image which is perfect for sympathy cards and the font used for the greeting is so elegant.  You can't go wrong using this combo for a sympathy card! Usually I have a difficult time creating these types of cards, but everything about this card just fell into place.  I guess these stamps really motivated my creative thought process and I hope they do the same for you!

Have a great day!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a very joyous Easter!

Stamps by DRS Designs:
Big Bunny Face (639G)
Sentiment from Favorite Easter Peep Greeting (352F)

Enjoy celebrating today with your friends and family!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Under The Weather

Yeah, It's April! Another month away from the cold weather and icky illnesses. However, I know a few families that are experiencing another round of the flu right now.  Hopefully the weather will warm up a bit and we can all open the windows and air out our houses from all of the germs that have been festering all Winter!
Here's the card I made for a friend who has the flu and coincidentally, it's appropriate for this week's DRS Designs Blog Challenge too.  April Showers bring May flowers as they say, and I can't wait!
I used the Ducks Decoration (565H) and the Raindrop Background (1012H) to create the scene for this Get Well card.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and SU! Marina Mist was the blue ink used to stamp the raindrops.  The upper portion of the Under The Weather Greeting (047G) was stamped at the bottom of the image as shown.  I added some coordinating banners to the left side of the card front and added a paper flower and a violet pearl to the center to dress it up.  Despite the rain shown on this card, I hope it cheers her up!
Have a great day!


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