Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Always Butterfly-A Lawnscaping Challenge Card

Hello! Today I wanted to quickly share the card I made for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge! 


This card is mostly out of my usual style. I don't usually do a distressed, inky, soft background like this. It was very fun to stretch my fingers.....so to speak ; )

I stamped flowers from this LF set on a white background, masked them off, then covered the rest with a couple of Distress Ink colors. While it was still wet I flicked a little water on it and sprayed it with Mr. Huey's Calico Shine. I wasn't sure what the colors would look like so I waited until it dried before I picked out the flower colors. I kind of love the way the woodgrain paper base adds texture.

The sentiment I used is actually from Simons Say Stamp, just because I didn't have a LF one that matched the occasion. I stamped it with StazOn ink onto sticky canvas and die cut.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll come back later today to link up the products, gotta run!

Michelle
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Party Like A Rockstar-Mama Elephant Card

Hey party people! I wanted to share a card I made for a challenge on the Mama Elephant blog. Here's the inspiration photo (which links you back to their site:

That is a beautiful living room, right? I love all the white with the pops of color-although in real life I would never never have a white couch, lol.

Here's my card:




Sorry these pictures are a little dark, it's been super cloudy here all week. On another note, I am in love with this color combination. Pink is one of my favorite colors, and I LOVE the way it looks with gold right now! This card was pretty easy to put together, the only tricky part was layering the balloon stamps. I love it when something so pretty comes together so easily! 

supplies: stamps: Good Times , Black Staz On ink, washi tape: Michael's, gold ribbon: American Crafts, markers

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Envelope Gift Tags- ABlog Named Hero Challenge


Hello again, I'm in the middle of a creative mojo flow...and I'm going with it. I needed to make a couple of back to school gifts for a couple of my favorite peeps, and I found this challenge on the A Blog Named Hero blog. The theme is 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'. I've had this idea in my head for a while. A way to make a cheap and easy shaker card filled with fun confetti! 

If you are like me you have 45231000 envelopes that come with your monthly bills, you know, the ones that you used to use when you....wrote a check?? Remember those? I decided to recycle a couple into a set of gift tags. I used StazOn ink to stamp out my phrases, added a bunch of confetti and sequins, then folded over the top with washi tape and secured with stitching (note: sewing thru washi tape will probably get my needle all gummy and I will have to throw it away.....)



Here's how it looks with my niece's goodies! You know, the essentials- cool pens and sugar ; )

supplies: Hero Arts Stamps #1 and #2, black StazOn, KP letter stickers, washi tape #1, #2, #3, bag from Target,
BLOG NAMED HERO website

Thanks for stopping by and happy Back To School week! 

Michelle
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happily Ever After-Lawn Fawn Card (a sort of one layer card)

Hey y'all!

I have been busy, busy lately....I really need to slow down a little. Get back to blogging and share what I've been up to. One tiny thing I have been into is getting ready for a wedding! One of my girlfriends is getting married and it's officially the time-showers, bachelorette parties.....it's a rough life ; ) 

I wanted to share a card I made for her shower gift. I got my inspiration from the current challenge over at Lawnscaping Challenges #63: a one layer card. OK, so maybe 'make a one layer card' is not a real inspirational launching pad, right? But a funny thing happened. I had this idea to do a fairy tale, animation style love card. It's like this image that's been floating around in my head for a while. I actually made 2 one layer cards before this one, and they both were....ahem...kind of lame. I went back to the fairy tale idea and came up with the design below.  I loved it! the white background, pops of bright colors, flowers floating in the air and a banner proclaiming that the couple will live happily ever after. I heard birds chirping and music playing....then....I spilled iced coffee on the back. Ahem. Instead of starting from scratch I cut the front off and mounted it on a white base, so it's almost  one layer card. Forgive me? OK, thanks.

 

I'm seriously in love with this look, it's kind of the perfect marriage of fun/bright with graphic and modern, at least to me.
Supplies: stamps: Lawn Fawn-Flutter By, Bannerific,Blissful Bontanicals,Happily Ever After , Black StazOn ink, markers, enamel dots, markers
Just a quick post, today-be back soon! 

Michelle