Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last Day

Today is the last day of March - already! Sale-a-Bration ends today :( , but rest assured, the weather man says that the SPRING WEATHER is arriving soon!

Did you catch that part about Sale-a-Bration ending today?

What does that mean?

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Then pick the top items on your wish list along with your favorite free items and Shop Online Now to place your order.

The hard part is choosing your favorites from all the great products, the rest is easy! (It gets easier with practice. Trust me, I've done it a lot!)

Happy Sale-a-Brating!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

You Rock

While I was busy creating the You and Me card the other day, I created a 'You Rock' card as well. Once again, it doesn't look anything like the original card, but here it is in all its glory. :)

The tree leaves are embossed in silver then daubed with summer starfruit and certainly celery ink. I had an idea about creating "splashy" water with pool party embossing and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp, but I'm not sure I like the way it turned out. 

I think the Pool Party color is too light, but what color should a splash of water be? 

Do you like it? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Adventure Bound Case

Last night I went down to my craft room because I was inspired by this card on Pinterest and wanted to CASE it. So I pulled out the Adventure Bound paper stack, looking for the rock paper. I had an idea about using the rocks along the bottom of the paper like rocks by the sea, but after I cut the paper, the card just wasn't coming together. SOOOO, I ....

  • Chose a different paper from the paper stack
  • Cut it to 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Cut a piece of Natural Ivory card stock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for the card base
  • Adhered the paper to the Natural Ivory base.
  • Saw the Sophisticated Serifs stamp set on my desk, and exclaimed "Ooh, a door!", and stamped it in Classic Black ink on Natural Ivory, then cut it out with my paper trimmer.
  • Added a doorknob (black candy dot).
  • Saw the From the Garden stamp set and thought "That would make a pretty window", so I stamped it on the door in Classic Black ink.
  • Picked up the You & Me stamp from Perfect Pennants, inked it in Versamark and heat embossed it in Calypso Coral ink on the brick wall, kinda like graffiti.
And here's the result of the stamping, snipping and gluing:

Looks just like the card I cased, right?
Does that ever happen to you? You have an idea about something you're going to make, and during the process it morfs into something completely different?
Leave me a comment and tell me about the last project you made that didn't end up anything like you first envisioned it.