Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Studio Calico - January Block Party Kit Sneaks

Hi there!  I hope you had a very merry Christmas!
Just quickly dropping in today... to share my Studio Calico sneak peeks with you! I've been having lots of fun creating with January's Block Party card kit as well as the Pioneer Drive and Wildberry Court add-ons.  So much fun in fact, that I've created a whopping 9 cards.  I've been on a roll!  Thanks to all the inspiration I've found via these kits.  Anyways, I can't wait to share my projects with you in their entirety! But until then, here are close-ups of each...
There you have it... I hope you've enjoyed! All will be available on December 27th... that's just around the corner! I'll be back just after that with the full reveal.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Papertrey Ink December Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink December Countdown is about to come to an end and I'm here to share my final projects with you today. But, before I do, let me remind you that everything you've seen peeks of will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink beginning 10 pm EST tonight.
Now, let me get started!...
Ribbons & Bows and Think Big Favorites #23...  To allow for it to stand out, I stamped the "LOVE" circles in black ink onto rustic white cardstock.
Using a light ink, such as sweet blush, I stamped the ribbon image to make it appear as if it was behind the sentiment.  Then for a pop of color, I stamped the tiny heart in pure poppy, cut it out and popped it up with a bit of dimensional adhesive.  Finished the card off with a strip of American Crafts pattern paper.
Quilled Elegance and Sending My Love... Starting from the bottom right corner and moving up the card (creating a look of movement) I stamped the large Quilled Elegance image in a color combo of limeade ice, Hero Arts wet cement and Archival viridian.
Then finished the card off with a sentiment that pops, with the help of some dimensional adhesive of course.
Love Potion... For a bold focal point, I grouped a few of the beakers together.  Carefully overlapping each one as I stamped. 
The overlapping allows the love potion filled beakers to sort of blend together, once stamped in Arichival viridian, limeade ice and summer sunrise.  Finished the card off with a little sentiment strip for the three to sit on.
Framed Out #11 and Sending My Love... And I leave you with my last touch of gold (for the countdown that is).  My plan was to mount the sentiment banner directly into the center of the card.  So with this in mind, I was careful to stamp the heart grouping slightly off center.  To give the focal point a bit of an unexpected look. Get what I mean?
I die cut a banner from white cardstock, trimmed off the ends and stamped the center portion with the sentiment.  Then I took the end pieces, pressed them into the gold ink pad and assembled the banner.

Well, that's all of them!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous projects as well...

Thanks for stopping by!



I Heart You Card

We've Got Great Chemistry Card

I Have Always Known Card

Friday, December 14, 2012

2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

***Please note, this is my second post of the day. If you care to see the first one, just click here.***
Hello and welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!  Please make yourself at home here, take a seat and have a peek at what I have to share with you today. I'm excited to be bring you a peek at some new goodies!
Take a look...
How about a little boutique influence? Inspired by my recient visit to Urbanic in Venice, CA.  What a dream that store was! I adored the look of all the simple one layer gold letterpressed cards and had to recreate one of my own (sans the letterpressing of course).  I'd say mine came out just as cute!
To create, I simply stamped this adorable owl (F5725), in gold ink, onto a rustic white card base.  Once the ink dried I stamped the sentiment (C5466) in black ink.  Just a note, both stamps are wood mounted and stamp wonderfully.  Then finished the card off with a strip of black cardstock.

Up for a giveaway?!  Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17. So be sure to leave me some love before you hop away!

Now it's time to move on, and the talented Lucy Abrams will be your next stop.  Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.

Thanks so very much for hopping by!


A Note To You Card

With All My Heart

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink December Countdown and the second design team group post day. This time around our focus is on love and the new set With All My Heart. Check out Nichole Heady's blog for more info.
It doesn't get any easier than creating a project for a special someone with a set that you love working with. I just adore this entire set and wish that I had time to work with every images. But alas... I've narrowed it down to a couple of my favorite images to create two projects for today. One more masculine and the other fancy and feminine.
Here's a shot of the lovely duo.
First up, the masculine theme. The chevron heart is a very classic and clean design, perfect for those projects made for the man in your life. Not sure if most men would dig the gold details. But, heck! I have to incorporate a little me in there somehow! He will understand.
Onto the feminine card. I just love the floral heart image so much that I couldn't help but pull it out for this simple number. I stamped the heart in smokey shadow, flowers in melon berry and leaves in ocean tides.
Stamped the tiny detail image in gold, if you click on the photo and look hard you might be able to see the shine in the enlarged photo.  Placed the heart atop a few die cut XoXo borders.

Well, there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed! Just remember that all the new items used today will be available for purchase beginning December 15, at Papertrey Ink. Also note, I'll be sharing a bit more of Quilled Elegance and Ribbons & Bows tomorrow. 

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Be Mine Treat Box

Be Mine Card