Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop- Ice Cream Dream

Hi everyone! Welcome to one of the cutest hop ever, thanks to June's Stamp Of The Month Ice Cream Dream.

If you came from Traci's Blog, then you're right on track! Please visit Melinda's Blog to see the full list of blog hoppers.

I made another pocket letter for this hop, but this time, using the Picture My Life Memory Protectors Design 4 as my card sleeves. I used the Confetti Wishes paper for my background. I cut a piece of Goldrush cardstock for the sun from Cricut Art Philosophy at 12 1/4. I used my Fuse to make a shaker pocket filled with sequins and confetti. The images were colored using Copics and the following ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Cherry Pink, Vivid Green, Cerulean Blue Light, Marine Blue, Pastel Green, Mahogany, Tender Pink, Golden Yellow, and Warm Grey 4. The puppy was colored by combining Mahogany and Pastel Peach. I wish my camera could have captured the color of the ice cream. I made sure it mimics the color of lemon ice. I added some Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape along the spine of the page protector. This pocket letter has no owner yet, but I might give it away as a RAK.

Your next stop would be Kathy's Blog. Thank you for visiting!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #143

We have another elegant color combination at Color My Heart Color Dare:

I made a tag for a pocket letter for a friend's little girl using the color combination for this week's challenge. The 2 3/4" Black Cardstock tag and the marquee shape are from the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I cut the Brown and Tan Glitter Paper at 1 1/2", stamped the initial "R" from Gothic Alphabet with some Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. I added some Bling Gems Gold Assortment and Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment, and some fibers from Martha Stewart so the tag can also be used as a bookmark.

Come join us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #141

This week, we are inspired by the colors:

I wanted to make a card using the Hostess Rewards stamp set "A Thing Well Done". I wanted a gender-neutral card, and this week's color palette was perfect for that.

I had stamped the sentiment and one of the butterflies in Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, and the other butterfly in Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. I thought the linked circles background paper from Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment would be perfect for the card. I layered it with Kraft Cardstock and a couple of strips of Olive Cardstock. I punched the Kraft Cardstock with Scalloped Border punch. The metal stickers are from Mini Medley Accents Rosewood Collection.

Come join us this week at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop "Taste Of Summer"

Hi Ladies! If you came from Lisa Plummer's Blog, then you're right on track! Please visit Melinda's Blog if you got lost during the hop. We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is releasing for this month only, a truly yummy paper pack--Taste Of Summer.

It also has a matching stamp set, Simply Sublime.

I went to town with making my projects, but I had to stop because of work. I made matching gift items: an A2 card, a notecard, and a strawberry box using the Artiste cartridge(I cut it at 4").

The A2 card was embellished using Black Striped Twill Ribbon, and the black stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment. I added a Red Shimmer Trim to the notecard, and the strawberry box had an added cranberry twine to hold the tag which I had cut freehand from Hollyhock Cardstock. The leaf center has a blingy brad from my stash.

I made a gender-neutral baby card using the green floral designer paper from the collection. I thought that shade of green would look lovely when paired with slate. I trimmed a Picture My Life Babycakes card with a rubber duck in it and rounded the edges with a Corner Rounder Punch. I added some Slate Striped Twist Ties and Oceanside Sequins. The sentiment is from the Nursery Charms stamp set, stamped with Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

Please check our Jeannie Burch's Blog next for more inspiration!