Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lots of Love Sneak Peek

I've got a solo post over at A Blog Named Hero. Come take a look.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Small Scale Challenge at A Blog Named Hero

It's time for our next challenge at A Blog Named Hero. I used my Clearly Besotted stamps to make these fantastic gold stripes, all the rage right now. I'm nothing if not trendy. Seriously, I'm NOT trendy. ;o)

The challenge is to do something on a small scale, so I made this little flat card 3" x 4", it would be perfect for Project Life. I think I will probably put a hole in the corner and make a hang tag out of it for one of the many baby blankets I crochet for friends. I'll write the care instructions on the back. I think it will be a very cute way of including that information.

Here's a tip:

Since the large stripe is a bit flexible I wanted to make sure I got it aligned properly on my acrylic block. I just rested it along the bottom edge of my paper trimmer and then picked it up with my block. Easy peasy! And straight, most importantly. 

Please join us in the challenge, it's so much fun to see your creations. As always, our awesome sponsor Simon Says Stamp will provide a generous gift certificate to the winner!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Personalizing Your Planner Cover

So the new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero is to personalize something. After making my project, and loving it, I realized that I didn't really personalize anything. Ha! I did make a custom cover for my planner, but it didn't have my name or anything. Oh well. :)

I have a cute planner that I am supposed to be using this year. I'm pretty ingrained with using an electronic calendar, and do so regularly, but I thought that a paper planner might help me with some tasks that are ongoing, and goal setting. So far, haven't used it once. Let's not dwell on that.

While the planner had a cute enough cover, since I've been loving using watercolor lately, I wanted to make a new cover. This is just a simple wash of stripes with plain water then dropping in colors from the Peerless palette and letting them spread on their own.

Then a hopeful stamp right on top with Versafine ink. Here's to hoping that all of our days are happy this year.

Please join in on this challenge, as there is a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp for the winner. And who doesn't have something they can "personalize"?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Come over to A Blog Named Hero, I've got a bright card over there, using a new stamp set from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Inspiration for the Holidays

This month over at A Blog Named Hero we are showcasing projects inspired by other Design Team members.

Here's a sneak peek of what I made, I'd love for you to come over and check out the full project.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Event over at A Blog Named Hero

I embroidered something. First time. My fingertips still hurt.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lawn Fawn + Recycling

Today is my day to have a post over on A Blog Named Hero, come check it out.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's Lawn Fawn Time, It's Lawn Fawn Time!

This month we are collaborating with Lawn Fawn, and that just makes me so very happy. For a few reasons. First, their images are just so darling. From their critters, to their sentiments, I just love everything about them. Second, I've had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Marie Alvarez in real life, and she is just fantastic. Really. A lovely, genuine person. And I'd like to think that I can call her my friend. Third, when you watch Kelly Marie's videos on her Lawn Fawn YouTube channel, you can't help but smile along with her. You can hear her smile. I promise. Go see for yourself.  

This is the card I made for today's challenge, which is about Stretching Your Stamps. Can you tell what I did "differently"? 

My lamp is actually a pot for a plant, turned upside down, and paper pieced, and adorable. I used some fun patterned papers from the Hello Sunshine paper pad. 

I made the light by masking off the sides of the panel and just using some Copic markers to get the color I wanted. So easy. 

Finished the card by doing some die cutting with the Say Cheese die, also from Lawn Fawn, and one of their notecards. I absolutely love their notecards. I have about half of the ones they make. I need the other half. They're the perfect size, perfect colors, perfect patterns. Trust me on this. 

I hope you'll join us on this challenge. I had originally intended to make a different card, with a different stamp set, and then this idea popped into my head as I was sorting through my stamps looking for the other set. I'm certain if you start browsing your stash, you'll also be hit with a neat way to Stretch Your Stash. 

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