Friday, February 24, 2017

Avery Elle–Mimosas Stamp Set!


Hello again!!


I’m popping in quickly to share another project I created using the Mimosas Stamp Set from the Avery Elle Spring 2017 Release!!  This stamp set includes the most beautiful floral image – I love it!  I also embossed the frame die from the coordinating Mimosas Dies into the image panel.  Check it!




Mimosas Stamp Set
Mimosas Dies
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Simply Said: Hugs Dies
Fog Dye Ink


I stamped the floral image from the Mimosas Stamp Set onto some white card stock using Fog Dye Ink.  I colored the image with Copic Markers, and then I stamped the image a second time using VersaMark.  I heat embossed the image using Silver Embossing Powder.  I die cut the floral image out with the Mimosas Dies.  I embossed the frame die from the Mimosas Dies into the image panel (that I die cut using the Double Pierced Rectangle Dies).  I die cut the Simply Said: Hugs Dies four times – three times from white card stock, and once from silver glitter paper.  I adhered all of the layers together with liquid adhesive, making sure to put the silver die cut on top.  I adhered the word die cut to the card base with liquid adhesive.  I adhered the floral image to the image panel with some foam tape.  And I added some flat-backed rhinestones for a final finishing touch.


Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more lovely inspiration from my sweet teammates!  I’m done for today – my kids and grandkids are still here, but head back to Seattle tomorrow.  So I’m off to hang with them.  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it!  Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC#321!


It’s me again!




I’m back today to share two cards that I created in response to this week’s My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It’s a super fun sketch, and I was so inspired by it, I created two cards for it!  Here’s the sketch:




And my response:




This one features the new Birdhouses Die-Namics from this month’s New Release.  It’s pretty straightforward, so I won’t bore you with the step-by-steps today.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.




I wanted my second card to be more of a one-layer card.  So I simplified the sketch and used the star in place of the circle.  I used a stencil and some distress ink blending to accentuate the circle area.  Again, I’ve listed the products that I used below.


Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to see more inspiration for this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge #321 – no doubt my sweet teammates have created some awesome projects for you!  And then take a stab at creating something in answer to the sketch challenge yourself!  We’d love to have you play along!


That’s it for me today, friends!!  It’s going to be another beautiful day today, so I’ll be hanging at the pool with the kiddos!  I’m not spending much time in my craft room while they’re here – these times are just too few and far between to give up any time away from my little love bugs!  But I’ll be back on Friday with more craft goodness!!  I hope you’ll come back again then to check it out!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do love it when you do!




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