Saturday, April 23, 2016

Today I made a quick card using the new SOA (Stamp of Approval)  Wonderful World Collection. I absolutely love the sentiments that come in this collection by Catherine Pooler. I ordered this collection on Wednesday morning and it arrived Friday! Amazing.

Although the collection came on Friday I wasn't home. So today I opened it up and took it to my very messy craft room. Today was house cleaning and chore day. Yuk! After cleaning up the room I took a quick 15 minutes to stamp out this card.

Here's the recipe made from items already left out on my desk:

Using Clarity Brushes I added Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Stormy Sky) to the edges of this card after stamping the scroll stamp around the sentiment.
I add a little butterfly and a few stamps with that small fluffy thing, added clear embossing powder and heat embossed with my heat tool.
On my desk was a leftover scrap die from the Mama Elephant Madison Frame die set so I added that and a thin line of blue around that edge. I didn't even take the time to set the card up for a picture, just held it in my inky hands and took a quick shot.

Love when it's this easy and yet I feel like I've had a chance to be creative!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Working on Mother's Day Cards, mostly because it will be here earlier than usual this year and also because I love flowers...and my two Moms, of course too! So I started with a simple card with lots of flowers. Simple and sweet was my theme. In the middle of making these easy cards my new mini front and back girl and boy stamps arrived from Impression Arts. I took a break and colored some in, then went back to my mother's day project. That's when things went out of control and simple turned into a window card, with a fence and grass and two children leaning on the fence looking out of the card with a flower garden springing up behind them. Then my new Die-namics Circle Cross Stitched Stax set arrived. So I made a frame for the window. Simple is gone but cute has arrived....just have to finish the inside of the cards and I'm good to go. Almost a month early. I think in the two years I've been doing this, being early is a first for me. Usually I'm rushing to catch the mail lady.

Two Tips: Cutting panels without waste from Bristol Smooth & Using Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps

Thought I'd also share two tips I used on the sea turtle card. First on is for cutting Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock with littl...