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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Since my original card I had planned for my mom turned into an anniversary card for my hubby I figured I better make my mom a card before I forget and either don't have one for her or rushing to make one.

I actually stamped 2 card panels, the first one I had a crazy idea to stamp into the negative space of a die cut circle but I just didn't feel the love from it so I opted for this plain panel instead. Most of the stamps are from rubber cafe then used a few from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I was going to die cut the happy from orange but then remembered my mom doesn't care for orange, pink worked out pretty good instead.

Monday, April 16, 2018

One Lucky Dog

I recently broke down and finally purchased the Crazy Dog stamps and dies from Tim Holtz. Sadly Beverley's is going out of business along with Toys R Us. Both of these are very close to me and are go to stores so I for one will be missing them, but with every rainfall a bit of sunshine must peek through and the deep discounts were hard to pass up. Thus my purchase.

So with new product in hand I thought I would use these to make my mom a Mother's Day card but the further I created my card I realized how great it would make an anniversary card for my dh. Game changer.

I decided to keep this monochromatic for the most part, and really like how it came out. I colored the dog with copics, circle die cut and used my MFTS sentiment from their dog stamp set. Easy peasy!

And now I won't me amiss with for my anniversary.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Keep It Simple - Lick Bowls

This is another card I was paying homage to keeping it simple. I saw this $5 stamp and knew I had to have it being the cake baker in our family. Again I have the urge to do more with this card like a decorative edge on the strip of pp and more coloring on the tag itself but resisting the urge and keeping it simple, this is definitely a 5 minute card.

Tags easily take the work out of designing a card, adorned with a cute little bow or some bakers twine they easily take center stage. And best thing is if you don't have a die you can buy them from an office supply store.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Keeping it Simple - Celebrating you

Every once in a while I think about how I started scrapbooking with Creative Memories, and how simple everything was. The most creative thing we did were to cut our pictures into shapes and add stickers. Then the first die cut tool came out and we were forever changed. 

I wanted to go back to those times and just keep it simple, I diecut a tag, stamped a $5 stamp, colored then mounted onto some pp and added a stamped and embossed sentiment onto a banner die cut. Ok not that simple but it certainly didn't take all but a few minutes and didn't require too many fancy products. I feel like I want to do more so restraining myself is no easy task. Now go out and create something simple and remember how you first started paper crafting. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Feeling like a bit of water coloring I grabbed my Artist Impressions new truck stamp set. I feel like you could use this set for either a guy or a gal. I did fill it with flowers, nothing life changing since that's the sample they provide, albeit I changed it for me but even with flowers I think it still has a masculine feel. I also paired it with a papertrey ink sentiment stamp and added enamel dots.

Monday, April 2, 2018

From Meow To You

I was feeling a little bit non pink after doing so much of it lately so when I saw this pp I knew it was what I needed, bright and cheery and definitely not pink.

MFTS on all things here except for the copics obviously and the little enamel heart which was from doodlebug.. I did borrow the package stamp/die from the Santas Elves set.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Bird Day - Tropical

I was originally going to watercolor some flowers for this pattern paper but at the last minute I couldn't help feeling the tropical colors and went with the flamingos instead. I created the background in watercolor then stamped, colored with copics and die cut the flamingos and corresponding grass.

These cute guys are one of my favorites from Avery Elle.