Make it Work!

Confession – I too have been bitten by the gold foil bug and wanted to give it a try… thanksgoldfoil2 And another try, another try, and another try!  By far this has been the most difficult technique to execute and it might be because I do not have a laminator!  Using my regular iron, I applied the deco foil and got really blotchy spots of gold. I realized after a few tries that I was overheating the embossing powder and that’s why the deco foil wasn’t sticking to the surface. thanksgoldfoil1 However instead of scrapping the card, I decided to have a “make it work” moment and created this card!  I like how it sorta has that distress look so I added some green and gold inks and threw in some vellum. thanksgoldfoil3 Get ready for a whole series of these gold foil cards!  =)

Life Saver…Not Just the Candy!

Here’s another card using the sweet stamp set from Mama Elephant…

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The stitched dies are just so lovely and I cannot get enough of them! In fact, I have ordered more to come!

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Again, this cute shaker card is filled with Pretty Pink Posh sequins and distress inks were used to add some color to the clouds and sun! I am waiting anxiously for the new hero arts ombre inks…Please please come soon!

Ringing in the New Year with Black and Gold!

Happy New Year! I am officially obsessed with all things gold and glittery…

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I made a bunch of cards for the new year using some awesome Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder and fabulous stamps from Winnie & Walter.

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I love how the gold glitters on the Vellum!

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Makes me happy! Happy 2015!

Thank You and Say Cheese!

I made this card for my bff in the hopes that I could convince her to use embossing paste! It’s so fun!

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For some reason, I ended up doing a camera theme for all these cards! Totally not planned.  So for the chevron background I colored the embossing paste with distress inks and carefully applied it to the stencil.

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I love how the embossing paste gives the card such beautiful dimension! Then I sprinkled on some clear glitter and allowed it to dry for about 30 to 40 minutes. The camera and sentiment are from the Silhouette store and the mini Polaroid is from Papertrey Ink.   For the sentiment, I did the same technique where I added layers of clear embossing paste to make it nice and shiny.

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For the final touches, I added a little wink of stella to the camera and enamels dots in silver and white! Embossing paste – you rock!

You Can Never Have Too Many Thank You’s

I made a series of thank you cards that I will be sharing for all the acts of kindness that I am lucky to witness in my life.

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For this series of  cards, I used this awesome chevron stencil from heidi swapp and my favorite color combo from Hero Arts shadow inks:

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I love that this stencil can be used for inks and embossing pastes! I also tried a technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire where you add layers of embossing powder to the sentiment.  I love the shiny look:

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Remember to take the time to thank all the loved ones in your life!

Scottie Selfie!

Even sleepy Scotties need to take a selfie…hehe!

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After a weekend filled with dog beaches, long walks, and doggie bakeries…My Scotties were super sleepy on the car ride home! lol! Caught them snoozing away on my lap! They are so sweet!

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I made several thank you cards for all the wonderful friends and family in my life! As you can see, I am still hooked on the Scottie nautical theme!

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I just love the little anchors and the sail boat! The Paper Smooches sentiment was perfect for these cards!

Thank you for all the love! Muah!

A Scottish Thanks!

I made this card for another Scottie Mom…

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There is a quote I came across that really struck a chord in my heart when I was making this card:  “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France.  I can say without a doubt, my soul has been awakened. Hope you have a lovely weekend filled with puppy kisses!

Stamping memento!

When I travel I always look for a stamp or stamping tool so that I remember my trip!

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I found this adorable stamp set from Hobby Lobby and wanted to make a one layer card.  I was going make a winter wonderland scene but decided to stay with a fall-ish theme.

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Love Hobby Lobby must look for a local store!

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  • Recipe:  Card stock from Papertrey Ink, Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home and Sweet Christmas, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stampabilities Stick Figure Set, Distress Inks, Frost Shimmer Spray, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Glossy Accents.

Meow Meow Meow!

Thanks from your favorite neighborhood cats!

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A request to make a thank you for a cat-lover.  I really love the polkadot background paper that I used as a border. It really gives a pop of color to our furry little friends!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Lawn Fawn Burbs stamp set, Papersmooches sentiment, Spellbinders, and Bling.

Chipboard Alphabets Letters – I heart you!

So I’ve had these chipboard alphabets stuffed away in my stampin’ stash for a while (at least a year) and I finally decided to use it!

Here is a happy birthday version:

A little Get Well Card:

And finally a thank you:

I love these alphabets! Soooo adorable!

  • Recipe:  PTI cardstock, Washi Tape, Chipboard Alphabet Letters, Heart stamps, White Gel Pens, Ek Success Cloud Punch, Heart punch, corner punch from Martha Stewart.

Thank You Bugs!

Thanks from not just any bug but a cute lady bug!

My best friend took me to a wonderful stamp store and we found this absolutely adorable stamp!

The grass looked a little empty so I added pebbles in the second photo and I like how it turned out.  For some finally touches I used stickles and bling for each of the flowers. I also sprayed the sky with shimmer sparkle spray but it’s hard to tell from the picture!

Hope you have a great labor day weekend!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Grass punch ek success, ladybug stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, Copic Markers, Stickles, Bling, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, White Gel Pen, Shimmer sparkle spray.

Happy Hexagons!

Here are some cards I made with these awesome Hexagons!

I love this die cut because there is so much you can do with it!

  • Recipe: CS from PTI, hexagon Die cut from PTI, Ribbon, Buttons, Stamps from PTI and Waltzing Mouse, Scrapbook paper from SixbySix.