Saturday, August 1, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge: Embossing


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Hello!  It's time to welcome another fabulous Avery Elle AEIU challenge!  This time around the challenge theme is all about EMBOSSING!!  Last month we saw gorgeous cards featuring Sparkle as the theme so let's see cards this month using EMBOSSING.


I thought it would be fun to incorporate an "old" product into my card this month since it fits perfectly with the challenge.  I pulled out my Chevron Embossing Folder for my main panel and cut out a standard circle to frame my Peonies.  My Peonies were white heat embossed onto vellum, colored on the BACKSIDE with my Zig Clean Color Markers, and diecut with the coordinating Peonies Elle-ments.  A sprinkling of Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added as embellishments.

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You should click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see what my sweet teammates have created to inspire you all!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool over there to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! 

There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries, so what do you have to lose?! You have until August 27, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Celebrate!

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Hello!  I'm sharing the last of my Paper Smooches projects as the July Guest Designer.  I want to thank Kim from Paper Smooches for having me this month! xoxo

Paper Smooches

This first card some watercolor for the background.  I was a bit scared at first using purple but I really liked how it came out.  I've used the Flowers 2 Dies and a sentiment from Best Buds.  This just uses simple diecutting and layering.  A tiny bow from Bows Dies was added to complement the flower centers.

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My next card uses the new Flatware 2 Dies and a sentiment from Shindig Two.  My background was stamped in grey ink using the heart cluster from Shindig Two.  I stamped my sentiment in Staz-On onto vellum and hand cut into a banner.  

Shindig 2 

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

All Star


Hello!  Last weekend finished our son's regular season of baseball.  He ended the year playing in the Mo-Kan All-State Games.  It was a FABULOUS end to his season.  Loved watching him play the game that HE loves.  



So here's a card for him.........using some Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.  I've used the set called Winning.  This is such a great set for ANY sport.  I used the (now expired) sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!  It was perfect for what I wanted to do!

Winning All Star




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Monday, July 27, 2015

Watercolor Inlay


Hi everyone!  I have a Taylored Expressions card to share today that you may have seen over on the Taylored Expressions blog last week HERE.  I encourage you to check that post out as all the details on how I created this card are there.  

I love this technique called Watercolor Inlay.  Basically, I watercolored 2 pieces and then inlaid the pieces back into the base like a puzzle!  Super fun and easy!  Makes for less bulk for mailing unless you add a raised "frame" like I did!  LOL

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Congratulations


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Hello!  I have another Paper Smooches card to share as Guest Designer this month.  

Paper Smooches

I have always loved Paisleys.........enter the Paisley Dies from Paper Smooches.  I've used them here for a wedding card!  I diecut the Paisleys out of white cardstock and adhered them to a light grey cardstock panel.  To soften this look, I machine stitched a piece of vellum with zig zag stitches that had been stamped with "Congratulations" from the Sentiment Sampler set.  Lastly, I added a few silver glittered enamel dots.

Paisley

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July Release: Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps that are sure to "jump" into your cart!  You should have arrived from DT member Maureen Merritt's blog.   But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


For today's card, I've used the new AMAZING Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain.  Just look at all the stitching detail in this!  How great this will be for those masculine cards???!!  Here I've paired it up with the Snailed It stamps and die for a cute "love" card!  The hills were made using the Border Builders Die Set.  The sentiment is from the It's Today, Right? stamp set.

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Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky person who comments along the way!  One winner is chosen for each day!!  

Sarah Jay   
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July Release: Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps that are sure to "jump" into your cart!.......are you ready?  You should have arrived from my friend  Chrissy Larson's blog.   But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


Want to know a secret about me?  I hate pineapples.....to eat.  YUCK!  I've never liked them and still don't!  BUT I love this stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs called Pineapple Panache.  This is how I can enjoy pineapples!  haha!  

I started by diecutting the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops with VELLUM and stitched it to a piece of white cardstock.  This panel was added to a piece of Dip Dyed Ombre paper from Lil' Inker Designs (currently out of stock).  I added my stamped and diecut pineapple with foam adhesive over a strip of light grey cardstock that was stamped with the "Welcome" sentiment from the Pineapple Panache stamp set!  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added as embellishments.

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Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky person who comments along the way!  One winner is chosen for each day!!  

Sarah Jay   
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

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