Friday, February 28, 2014

Hello, Ombre

I just love how this card turned out!  I used Background Builders with my Stamp-a-majig to perfectly line up the patterns and create an ombre card.  This card also introduced me to what I think is going to be a personal favorite color combo--Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  So bright and springy!

Sadly, it isn't quite springy here yet.  It was way too cold and windy to take my photo outside, so I tried to use the natural light coming through the window...and you can can see some shade from the window panes.  At least it was a bright day!


Stamps: Background Builders, Four You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Extras: Labels collection framelits, Big Shot

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sympathy Poppies

I cased this card from stamping genius Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  She has a lovely video explaining how to do the painter's tape technique, which I think looks fabulous under the Pleasant Poppies.  And it's so easy!

I never like sending sympathy cards, but this is a great one to have on hand.  


Stamps: Petite Pairs, Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Extras: Corner Rounder punch, painter's tape

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sparkles & Chevron

It was warm and sunny here this weekend--what a change!  I took advantage of the sun to capture the sparkle of this card, which is going out in many directions tomorrow.  One for a friend who finished her dissertation (yay! she did it!) and another for a friend who needs a reminder that she's awesome (she can do it!).  I love how this fun card works for both just perfectly.

I also love the chevron and the gold.  Don't you?


Stamps: Positively Chevron, Feel Goods
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Extras: Big Shot, Labels collection framelits

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Inspired Monogram

I love monogram cards, and think  you can never have enough.  I also love these pillows at Pottery Barn, and was inspired to create as soon as I opened the catalog I just got...

So I combined the two to make some bright and fun monogram cards for a friend.  Those embroidered pillow cases sent me immediately to Mosaic Madness, where I found my border, and to bright colors.  

I have plans to try a few more variations of these, and I'm really excited about my first one.


Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Morning Post Alphabet
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Monday, February 17, 2014

Another Valentine

Another quick Valentine that made me really happy.  I snapped a quick picture with my phone before sending this out.  The fading you see on the embossed edges is courtesy of Core'dinations card stock, and it's lots of fun to play with.

Hope you received some wonderful Valentines, and enjoyed the weekend.

Stamps: Field Flowers
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Brights Core'dinations, 2012-2014 Core'dinations
Extras: Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Alphabet Press embossing folder, Pretty Print embossing folder

Friday, February 14, 2014

We Still LOVE Stamping

It's been a while, I know, but I just wanted to swing by quickly to say Happy Valentine's Day!  And to let you know that not only do we still love stamping, but we're still doing it and have plans to return to the blog in earnest with all the great projects we've been hoarding to ourselves.

There were lots of changes in 2013, and those required a lot of crafting, so stay tuned to see what we've been up to.


Paper: Mosaic Madness, Pool Party
Extras: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits