Happy Halloween!

I loved the Lawn Fawn shaker card so much I had to make the Mama Elephant version:

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This is my first time using seedless preserves distress ink – I love it! It looks so beautiful when blended with picked raspberry distress ink.

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Instead of using gold enamel dots I ended up flicking the Heidi Swapp color spray onto the front of the card.  I love how the gold circles are different sizes! Wishing you a spooky Halloween!

 

Monsters Shake it off!

Yes, another shaker card but this one is perfect for Halloween!

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I used distress inks for the background and added white and gold enamel dots around the sentiment!

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I love how cute and silly these monsters look and I think they would be great for cards throughout the year!  Another card for the Lawnscaping Halloween Challenge!

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Up and Away with Watercolors!

I am always a little behind on the trends in stamping…But I am glad when I get caught up:

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I finally picked up some Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  It is amazing! I can’t believe what a difference it makes when using distress inks.

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I love using the gold foiled paper for the background and balloon!

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The worse it looks while you are adding distress inks to the watercolor paper – the better it will be when it dries! Love that.

Penguin Party!

I have been literally counting down the days for the Mama Elephant release! I love love love their stamps (as you can tell!):

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Even my Scottie loves to be a stamp model! lol.  I saw this version on Laura Bassen’s blog and knew I had to make a shaker card version!

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Aren’t these stamps so adorable?! I love that there are so many different images! Ugh. So cute!

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Can’t wait to make more dancing penguin cards! Shake shake it!

Swapp! I love it!

I am turning into a huge fan of Heidi Swapp’s color sprays! I got a few bottles this past weekend and I couldn’t wait to use them!

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I tried the sprays with different stencils and got these results:

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My favorite technique turned out to be just flicking the spray bottle onto the cardstock! And here is my card…

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Hope you are having a great weekend!

 

Greenie Halloweenie!

I’m back with a fun halloween card!

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I love this fun color combination for this spooky time of year! I used distress inks to get that lovely green/yellow layers.

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This stamp set from Lawn Fawn is just too cute! Nothing scary here just lots of “boo!”

Wish me luck on the Lawnscaping Halloween Challenge!

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Air Mail from Cruz and Maxx

I made a custom card and thought it would be so cute to put names on the little kids!

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I love adding all the different layers and embellishments. Here is closer look:

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I love the sweet little expressions and the sentiments from this stamp set are so versatile!

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Hope this brings a smile to the heart! More cute air mail cards on its way… =)

Hello in Gold!

Here is my attempt of combining different textures and layers! For the background, I used embossing paste to create the rainbow polkadot background.

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I just love sprinkling glitter on the embossing paste before it dries completely.  It adds a little sparkle that makes you smile when you see it!

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Love the gold thread behind the cute little bunny!

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I can’t believe it is already October! Time to get ready for Christmas cards!

Distressing Halloween!

How that I have stayed away from distress inks for months just baffles me! I forget how much I love them!

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I love the richness of color that distress inks add to the background.  Again, I am back with my crazy gold thread and am loving it!

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I added some white enamel dots to the cloud background and it gives it a nice pop of dimension.

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Aren’t these little Halloween critters adorable? Love them.

Monster Hugs Being Sent Your Way!

Sometimes you need a hug…even if it is from (cute) monsters!

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I am so glad I bought this stamp set before it was sold out on lawn fawn. It is way too cute to pass up for Halloween!  I colored the little monsters to match the cool starry background. I luckily found some star bling in my stash.

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I like that this card screams happy! Umm….scary and happy – perfect for Halloween!

We are in Disguise for your Birthday!

I have been trying to make cards with the gold thread in the background.  I have to admit it is hard just to let the thread go which ever way it wants to!  But I am really loving the messy look:

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For this card, I wanted to make it sort of masculine so I thought it would be funny to add a little mustache to the little mama elephant critters!  I recommend using glue dots to keep the thread in place.

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I kept the background colors simple and I think this card looks much better in real life!  Hope you are having a great week!

Craft Storage and Organization!

For the last few weeks, I have been obsessed with organizing all of my crafting goodies.  I finally did a little stamp cleaning and gave away a ton of craft supplies.  I thought I would share a few of the craft storage ideas that I love.  First, I found a solution to store my ink cubes:

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I love this idea because everything is in one place and I can keep my sponge daubers with the cubes! I got this storage container from Michaels. Love love love.

My next storage solution is for sequins.  I really needed a storage container that had individual lids because the sequins often slide around and get mixed up together. So I found these awesome containers that even have a little handle:

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Aren’t these containers awesome! I got these from Daiso. I love that I can hang them from the wall or inside my craft cabinet doors.

Onto my distress inks, I am slowly building up my collection and I may have reached my max capacity.  I like that I can take my inks with me in this case.

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I punched out little hearts and added the colors so that I can easily see which inks I need for a project! (Also from Daiso).

Last but not least, here is how I store my clear stamps.  I really love this system because I can easily flip through and find the stamps I need. I tried storing my clear stamps in cds but it took up a lot of space and I found that this solution works for my craft space.

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Many of the blogs and videos I have been searching through have been really inspiring! It’s so wonderful to see how people organize and create! It is totally true that the more organized your craft space is the easier it is to create.  You spend less time rummaging around and more time being creative!  I hope these storage solutions give you some ideas to help you get crafting =)

Air Mail From the Heart!

I did not realize but I hoard and love all things related to Airmail!

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I absolutely love the cellophane airmail envelope! It has the perfect combination of sheerness where you can see the little note inside! I would love to receive that envelope in the mail! For this card, I used some patterned airmail paper from Martha Stewart and layered these adorable postcards for the background.  I stamped the airmail banner and border using Lawn Fawn Stamps.

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The adorable little girl and sentiment are from Mama Elephant. If you cannot tell from all my latest posts – I am such a huge fan of Mama Elephant stamps! They are adorable!