A True Friend!

Once I saw this sentiment stamp I knew I had to make this card for my BFF:

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Seriously, I love this stamp from Riley and Company.  They have really funny and witty sentiments perfect for those silly people in your life.

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For the dresses, I stamped and cut them out from patterned paper. I made the stars using texture paste and added some green glitter on top.

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For some final touches, I made the banner using washi tape and added Pretty Pink Posh pink and yellow sequins.  This card makes me laugh and I hope it brings a giggle to you!

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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.

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!

If it walks like a duck…

It must be a fish! lol?!

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I wanted to make a cute duck shaker card but he looked lonely in the waters so I made a little fish friend to keep him company! For the clouds, I used some white foam and then added wink of stella.

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I just love the green/teal sequins – it give that pop of color when the card gets shaken! And like the sentiment says remember to: Smiles. Be Happy!

Fun facts about ducks:  Most male ducks are silent and very few ducks actually “quack.” Instead, their calls may include squeaks, grunts, groans, chirps, whistles, brays and growls.

Around the World

A dear friend of mine has the best job wherein he gets to travel the world…

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Over the years, I have kept all the postcards from all the different countries he has visited.

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I decided to keep a project life chapter for all the postcards and I hope that that one day I will be able to travel to all these wonderful places!

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I look forward to all the funny messages and stories my friend shares with me from abroad.  The other week I got a postcard from Perth Australia which had been all over the news!

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So lucky to have such wonderful friends! Safe travels!

Aprons on for all Moms!

I decided to do a little baking for Mother’s Day this year…

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Of course, it is craft baking!  I absolutely adore all things made by Lori Whitlock – she is so talented and creative! To start, I printed out all of the pieces so it would make the assembly process easier.

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I used two types of patterned papers for the aprons which I thought would be great for Mother’s Day with all the fun floral patterns.

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Originally, for the apron pockets I used colored card stock but it was really hard to see the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment.  After a few tries, I changed the pockets to white so the sentiment would stand out.

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I attached the apron pockets to the apron and made sure to push it down very firmly so that the pocket would stay in place.

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For final touches, I added the ribbon and utensils! Seriously, doesn’t the spatula just kill you with cuteness? I also love the rolling pin! *squeal*

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Like all great recipes, this card was made with lots of love! I can’t wait for Mother’s Day this year.  So excited to send these to all the wonderful mom’s in my life!

Smile! Hello Mom!

I was inspired to make a different kinda of card this week for my mom. She loves lots of embellishments and bling. Lol.

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I love all the fun colors! After this post I ended up adding a strip of the colored paper right above the “mom” sentiment which help give the card a nice balance.

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Hope this card adds a little pop of color to your day!!