Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grandma Birthday

My husband's grandmother had a birthday last weekend which gave me the chance to use my new Simon Says Stamp 'Grandma' die cut (links below)!  I just love the scripty font used on many of their dies. So pretty! I thought this turned out grandma-ish and I hope she liked it.
 

I put away the stamps for this project and focused on patterned papers and that lovely die cut. After adhering everything togethe,r a few extra embellishments like sequins, pearls and enamel dots finished the look. 
 
Thanks for stopping in today to take a look, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Soft Sympathy

 I rarely shop at Michael's because of their c-c-c-crazy expensive prices, but since I had a 40% off coupon AND their storage stuff was on sale I thought I'd pop in and take a look.
 
I didn't find much in the way of storage but they did have some pre-made card/envelope packages (80 in a set) reduced to $7.  That's a deal I couldn't pass up, especially since I make a lot of card 'fronts' and can use the notecards to paste the fronts on.  It will work for thinner cards like the one shown below and saves my thicker, more coveted cardstock.  


 
This sympathy card was part of a set I gave my grandmother-in-law for her birthday this past weekend. She likes to send out cards (that's my kind of lady!) and it's helpful to have a sympathy card on hand when you need it.
 
I kept my colours and embellishments soft, and the pearls aren't thick enough that it will interfere with mailing.
 
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Super Girl

I have a new favourite stamp set.
 
I realize I say that about twice a week, but the crafting world is so amazing with their fun stamps coming out continuously!  Speaking of amazing...
I created this birthday card using My Favorite Things' new You're Super set (links below).
 
 
It's a pretty straightforward card with a few things to note: I stamped the cityscape right on the patterned paper, and the Wink of Stella unfortunately does not show up in pictures nicely.  Her lovely cape and mask are super sparkly in real life.  Also, my Copic colouring leaves a lot to be desired but I try! I've only had Copics for ohhhhh, 5 years or so, so I'm still a beginner. ;) I'm worried that my shading makes her look like she has sweaty armpits, haha.
 
This card went to a friend of my daughter who had a birthday party this weekend that Robin attended.  It is so darn cute to see a bunch of giggly little five and six year old girls having a blast.  Definitely going to be using this fun set a LOT!



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Striped Thanks

I am loving the Wide Stripes Background by Simon Says Stamp...so easy to ink and line up those
magnificent stripes! Of course now I am wishing I would have bought the coordinating sentiment sets but really I have TONS already that I can make use of. :)
 
 
My colour palette may seem strange but I used inspiration from a Color Study at Pinegate Road. I could have gone with the picture as inspiration and done a floral motif, but I stuck with the colours only.  It was meant for Valentine's inspiration but I think it works as springtime too.
 



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