Saturday, August 1, 2015

2 Teach is 2 Love ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Happy Saturday friends!  It’s August! Can you believe it?!  I’ve had a very productive July and lots of studio time, which makes my heart full :)  There’s a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge up and here’s the inspiration photo…


I saw apples and a vintage feel and thought teacher card!  I made a cute little clipboard with come cork and the top part of Verve’s Tiny Sweet Scallop Die cut from silver cardstock and the the topped cut off.

Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then play along! Have a great weekend!


what’s in it?

stamps: Bloom & Grow, Notebook Paper Plain Jane, Teachers Count (Verve)

paper: vintage cream (PTI), Edumacation Stack (DCWV), silver cardstock

ink: poppy, springmoss (PTI), going gray, soft sky (SU), onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Rounded Rectangle Die, Elegant Leaves Die, Apples Die SetTiny Sweet Scallop Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), cork, paper doily, twine (hemptique)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Praying for You ~ Viva La Verve


Happy Friday!  There a new sketch over on the Viva La Verve blog and it’s a great one for using up pieces of patterned paper!  Head over there for more inspiration and to read all about how you could win a fabulous Verve prize for playing with this month’s sketches!  Have a good one!



what’s in it?

stamps: Floral Notes (Verve)

paper: vintage cream, aquamist (PTI), Memories (Teresa Collins)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Floral Notes Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), oval limitless layer dies (PTI), gold embossing powder, stitching

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Online Card Class ~ Background Check, Day 4


Today in the Online Card Class, we were using dies in a variety of ways to create backgrounds.  I made two backgrounds inspired by Laura Bassen’s projects.  First up is sort of a combination of Laura and Kristina’s ideas, making my own coverplate with number dies.  Here’s what it looked like before I put it through the Big Shot.


I then layered in on top of some school paper.  I love that the patterned paper has numbers on it!

Next up is using letter dies that have not been detached from each other to create a white on white look.  It looks like the letters are raised, but they have been die cutted out.  Very cool in the photo.  I used PTI’s Headline Alphabet Stamp Set.


That’s it for today!  I’m taking the long weekend off so I’ll finish the class next week.  Thanks for stopping by!


Online Card Class ~ Background Check, Day 3, #4


I have been loving the Online Card Class, Background Check.  Not only do I get to play with my distress inks, I also get to replenish my card stash which has been very weary the last year while I finished my Masters.  My goal this summer was to rectify this.  I knew I wanted to make a couple of baby cards with these next two backgrounds.  I added a cute little PTI baby frame and some buttons and DONE!  The girl version…


The boy version…


Here was the background…


Thanks for stopping by!  I’m off to watch today’s videos :)



Online Card Class ~ Background Check, Day 3, #3


Oh, I had been waiting to make another card with Verve’s The Buzz and matching The Buzz Die Set.  It’s the one I had in mind when I made this background for the Online Card Class.


Okay, one more post to go today!  Thanks for letting me share!



Online Card Class ~ Background Check: Day 3, #2


Back again for another Online Card Class card.  This one uses one of my practice patterns, but I loved it so much that I decided to use it on a card! 


Jennifer McGuire showed us several ways to make window cards.  It was late and I must say I should’ve watched the videos again because I had to rework the window and acetate panel a few times! HA!  I also need some of the new Stick It sheets so I can adhere thin dies without using glue.  The glue got over some of the top of the sentiment so I just covered it up by adding glossy accents to the whole word.  I think this would be a perfect masculine card!  Those can be difficult to make.  Okay, back in a few minutes!



Online Card Class ~ Background Check: Day 3, #1


Hi everyone!  I love the new format of this Online Card Class.  After a couple of days of “techniques,”  there is a Design Break day where the instructors show various types of cards you can make with your new backgrounds!  What a great idea! I had a busy day yesterday so I was up LATE making cards.  This first one uses this background…


I used my Spellbinders Apple dies.  I LOVE these old dies and this teacher will never get rid of them.  The background is very bold so I layered an embossed vellum cardstock layer and a sweet red heart (with glossy accents) to try to draw your eye away from the busy paper.  I’ll be right back with some more cards!



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