Friday, January 23, 2015

Coffee Love

I'm up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog with a cute coffee-themed card.  I'd love it if you popped over there and left me some love!

I'm linking this card up to the Avery Elle AEIHEARTU Challenge #20 which is to use paper piecing! My paper piecing isn't done with designer papers as is usually done with this fun technique, but rather with the Texture Tiles stamp! I stamped the tile in various colours, stamped the mug from We Go Together over top, cut them out, and popped them up on my card. There's a better description on the BRI blog. :)

Happy Friday everyone! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Feature

I'm ALL about the card-making but once in awhile I like to step away from it and try an easy (it HAS to be easy for me to be able to handle it lol!) alterable paper-crafted project instead. 

Today I'm showing how I dressed up a sweet pre-made tag using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Smitten stamp set and a favourite picture of my husband and I.  There are lots of feminine touches on this creation, making it perfect for me to display leading up to Valentine's Day. A peek of pink doily, clear sequins, gold glitter, sheer ribbon and of course, a lovey-dovey sentiment! 

Some creative masking came into play with this one to get the font combination I was looking for.  Even though there are two different "with you" options included in the set, I was picky and wanted one word from each. ;) I'm difficult like that. Washi tape easily helped to mask off what I didn't want and it came together easily. As much as I'd love to give this to my husband or use it as a gift tag for our upcoming anniversary, I think it's a wee bit pink and girly for his liking! I'm going to keep it tacked up on my bulletin board. 

Thanks for stopping in today! Don't forget to check out Smitten and it's companion set Mwah over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You're All I Need

While I do consider myself a mushy gushy, lovey dovey type person, creating cards of the same theme just doesn't come easily to me. If I'm going to make a love/Valentine's Day themed card I want it to be bright and bold! The latest release from My Favorite Things had so much heart and romance-themed stuff that I knew I could use it for some Marcie-style cardmaking!  

I stamped the Tiny Hearts Background in black on Razzle Berry cardstock; popped the sentiment from Smitten With You up with foam tape, and added clear sparkle embossing powder to the Blu Raspberry flag. The heart (from Smitten With You) was stamped in black, trimmed out and coated with Glossy Accents. 

I'm linking up to MFTWSC211 this week *just* in time! :) 

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Monday, January 19, 2015


Today's my day over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog and I'd love it if you popped over there and left me some love! I'm showing this card using some of my favourite Waffle Flower sets. 

I created my own background by stamping multiple itty bitty stamps and customized the stars by dipping them in ink that matched the sentiment.

I'm linking up to the latest Waffle Flower challenge with this card.  I used the colours as my inspiration.  I'm also linking up to CASology Week 129: NBUS; the In Every Way stamp set was brand spankin' new!

Supplies from Butterfly Reflections, Ink

Bowtiful- Waffle Flower
Feather More- Waffle Flower
white cardstock 
Chocolate Sparkle embossing powder- Sparkle N' Sprinkle

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Color Coordinates

I was searching the web for some colour inspiration last week when into my blog reader popped the weekly Color Coordinate Recipe from Simon Says Stamp. It's not posted there for a challenge or anything, just for some lovely colourful inspiration to admire. I just love seeing how Shari incorporates the chosen scheme every week into her beautiful creations! 

I decided to play around just for fun and use the same colours (or very similar) on a floral, spring-like card. 

I stamped and embossed the flower cluster from Thinking of You and used inks to watercolour them in. I freehand painted the leaves. It was popped up on a white card base, and the sentiment was also stamped and embossed in white. Watercolouring is so relaxing. :) I love how fresh and pretty this turned out! 

I've been saving lots of these Colour Coordinates recipes for future use. Design Seeds is another fantastic site for lovely colour combinations. Of course, Pinterest has LOADS of colourful inspiration. Here's a link to my favourite combos
Thanks for stopping in and enjoy your day! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Butterfly Reflections, Ink feature!

Hi-ya folks! I'm up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog and I'd love it if you popped over there to check out what I created! Leave me some love! :) 

Have an amazing day! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Clean Slate

This is one of those cards in my files that I would have sworn I blogged weeks ago, but nope. I have shown it on Instagram and it was part of my intro on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink team but I had yet to actually share it here with you. :) So here we go! 

I started with a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed that amazing Origami Map in white embossing powder. Then I used my Distress Markers to colour in the countries and watercoloured over top. The sentiment was stamped in black and a cute red heart finished it off. I trimmed the panel slightly and matted it on a blue pre-made card base. 
I LOVE how this card turned out. It's one of my favourites. 

Since there's lots of white space on this creation and it's basically one layer, I think it's perfect to link up to one of my favourite challenges, Virginia's View- Clean Slate.

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