Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #26–Sparkle!!


Hola Chicas!!

It’s time for the next AEI♥U Challenge, and I can’t wait to share it and my project with you all!

Challenge 26

I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this with you all . . . but I believe that I was a “lady of the evening” in a former life.  Because I LOVE glitter!!  I love anything sparkly!!!  So this challenge was tailor-made for me!!  LOL  Here’s my take on the challenge:

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This project features the new stamp set from Avery Elle called Simply Said: Amazing and the coordinating word die.  Here’s the how-to:

  1. Trim an A2 horizontal fold card base from white linen cardstock. Score at 4.25” and fold; perfect crease with a teflon bone folder.
  2. Trim three .5” x 5.5” strips from New Moon cardstock.
  3. Trim a .25” strip from silver glitter cardstock.
  4. Using the Simply Said Amazing Stamp Set and VersaMark ink, stamp “Have An” on one of the strips, and “Birthday” on one of the strips, and heat emboss both with silver embossing powder.
  5. Using the Simply Said Amazing Elle-Ment, die cut the word Amazing from silver glitter cardstock.
  6. Adhere the plain black strip to the card base at the bottom; adhere the silver glitter strip above that; then the “Birthday” strip, and lastly the “Have An” strip.
  7. Position and adhere the word diecut to the card base with foam tape.

Buh-BAM!!  Right?!!  Easy, graphic yet blingy – be still my heart!!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

Now it's your turn to play along!  There are TWO $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs, and I'd love to see you win one of them!  You have until Monday, July 27th to add your beautiful work to our gallery!  You can find all of the details of the challenge, as well as some additional inspiration from my sweet teammates, by clicking on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog - you're going to be blown away!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – it makes my heart skip a beat when you do!  I hope you have a great day!!


Monday, June 29, 2015

MFT–Waving Hello!


Happy Monday, sweet friends!!

Hope you had as outstanding a weekend as I did!  The weather was hot, hot, hot here in Seattle.  But I got a lot done in my studio thanks to my handy dandy new Portable AC unit!!  Woohoo!!  LOL

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I’m popping in today to share a project that I created using the new Blueprints 25 Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.  When I saw this new die set I knew that I wanted to use the curved flag dies to create waves.  Here’s how I created this project:

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from Smooth White Cardstock.  Score at 5.5” and fold; perfect crease with a teflon bone folder.
  2. Using the two curved flag dies from the Blueprints 25 Die-Namics, die cut several of each from three different shades of vellum – here, I used a turquoise, a light blue, and white vellum.   (If you don’t have colored vellum, you can color white vellum with markers to create the translucent colors that you want.)
  3. Adhere the waves to the card base with foam tape, alternating the colors and directions of each wave, and overlapping them to give the effect of rolling waves.
  4. Trim a strip of Smooth White Cardstock for the left side of the card and adhere it with foam squares.  Trim a second piece of Smooth White Cardstock for the left side, stamp the sentiment from Go Overboard Stamp Set with VersaMark, and heat emboss it with Aqua Embossing Powder; adhere the sentiment panel to the card base with foam squares.
  5. Adhere Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using liquid adhesive.

How easy is that?!!!  I love how it turned out!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today.  From the bottom of my heart, it means so much to me when you do.  I’ll be back in a couple of days to share the next AEI♥U Challenge with you!! Hope you’ll come back then!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Avery Elle Design Team–Stay Fresh!


Hello stampy friends!!

I hope you’re staying cool!!! We’re having a bit of a heat wave here in Seattle, so I’m a little cranky.  LOL  I don’t tolerate the heat well at all.  I’m sure it’ll cool off soon – probably just in time for Fourth of July!!  LOL

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I’m popping in today to share another project that I created for the newest Avery Elle stamp and die release!  This project features the uber trendy Stay Fresh!!  Pineapples are everywhere these days – and I have to say I’m really loving it!!  I decided to make my project a little more classic.  With gold also being super trendy right now, I made this clean and simple – that’s my fave!  Here’s how I created it:

  1. Use an A2 top-folding Sapphire note card for your card base.
  2. Using the largest of the Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments, pierce the outside edge of the card base.
  3. Stamp the pineapple image from Stay Fresh with VersaMark and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  4. Using the Stay Fresh Elle-Ments, die cut the Aloha sentiment from Sapphire Cardstock.  Ink it up with VersaMark and heat emboss it with gold embossing powder.  Adhere the sentiment to the card base with foam squares.

That’s IT!!  I don’t think that could be any easier, and I seriously think it’s classic enough to be appropriate for girls or boys – don’t you?!  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Team Blog to see some additional inspiration for today.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

That’s it for me today, friends.  I’ll be doing my  best to stay cool all weekend as it’s supposed to get into the 90’s!  Thankfully I was able to snag one of the last Portable Air Conditioning Units at Costco yesterday, so I’ll be sitting in front of that, for sure!!  LOL  I hope you stay cool and have a great weekend!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You Understand Me . . .


Hello, sweet friends!!

We are enjoying some amazing summer weather here in Seattle, which is kind of weird for June.  Summer doesn’t usually show up here until July!  LOL  It’s been especially nice because we’re babysitting our grandsons, so the weather has been great to get outside and do stuff – thank you Weather Gods!!

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I thought I’d pop in and share a card that I created that was inspired by a video that the amazing Jennifer McGuire posted on her blog the other day.  You can find it HERE.  When I watched the video, I knew that her shadow stamping technique would work amazingly on the Watercolor Flowers Stamp Set.  Plus it was a great opportunity to use my Misti – that amazing stamping tool that I never use enough!!  For me, the multi-step stamps are intimidating.  But after watching Jennifer’s video, I decided to jump right in and I’m happy to report that it was a BREEZE with the Misti Stamping Tool!!  Here’s what I did!

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from Smooth White Cardstock; score at 5.5”, fold and perfect crease with teflon bone folder.
  2. Trim an A2 image panel from Blu Raspberry Cardstock.
  3. Place the image panel into the Misti Stamping Tool and use the magnets to hold it in place.  Arrange the first layer of stamps from Watercolor Flowers in the bottom right corner of the image panel – close the Misti door to grip stamps.  Open the Misti door, ink stamps with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and close the Misti door to stamp onto the image panel.
  4. Remove the image panel from the Misti tool and flip it so that the stamped area on the bottom is now on the top.  Re-ink the stamps with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and close the Misti door to stamp onto the image panel.
  5. Arrange the second layer of stamps onto the image panel, and repeat steps 3 and 4, this time using Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink.
  6. Arrange the third layer of stamps onto the image panel, and repeat steps 3 and 4, again using Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink.
  7. Heat set the images with a heat embossing gun.  Using an Embossing Powder Tool, prepare the area for the stamped sentiment.
  8. Ink up the sentiment from the True Friend Stamp Set with VersaMark and stamp onto the image panel.  Heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
  9. Using the Stitched Rectangle from Blueprints 15 Die-Namics, die cut the image panel.
  10. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.
  11. Accent the flowers and leaves with dots using a white gel pen.

There ya have it!  My card is pretty much a CASE of Jennifer’s cards, but I just couldn’t help myself.  Hers are so beautiful and I had to give this technique a try!!  I’m so glad I did, and will most definitely be doing this again!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Today is the last day of babysitting!  As much as I love my grandkids, I also love my sleep.  I can’t wait to sleep in past 6:20 AM!  I know, I know . . . I’m a weenie!  I’m retired!!  LOL



 
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