Thursday, February 28, 2008

Laid Back and Paradise

Time for a summer card. Maybe it will make spring hurry up! =D
This card uses the Laid Back Level 2 Paper Packet and the Paradise stamp set. Colors are Dutch Blue, Sunflower, Vineyard Berry and White Daisy. The Dutch Blue with the guy on the hammock was sanded a little to give it a nice soft look. The sun on the Sunflower circle has glitter on it for a little extra sparkle. The Relaxed word was stamped in the Sunflower ink pad then the bottom was rolled in Vineyard Berry ink. And the hint of a nice cooling drink in the top corner is held there by a Pewter Concho from our Pewter My Accents Collection.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Craft TV Weekly

Hello! I just wanted to share an amazing site with you today. It's called Craft TV Weekly and can be found at They have a channel called The Scrapbook Lounge where you can watch online videos of various projects being made. The best thing about this website is that it is all free! There are even design guides you can download and save or print that show step by step directions on how to do what you just watched. I have been watching several of these lately and am just hooked!

There is also one I just watched where they made a mini album out of our My Originals From The Heart Card Kit. You can see it here:

Hope you enjoy these as much as I am! =)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Caprice & Homestead Alphabet

This card uses the Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet. Colors are Chocolate, Bamboo, Crystal Blue, Honey and Colonial White. The "Smile" is stamped from the Homestead Alphabet set and then cut out.

There are several fun embellishments on this card. The first is our Natural Twill Ribbon from the White Daisy Collection Ribbon Rounds. On the ends of the twill ribbon is our Heritage Edge Anchors in Colonial White. There is also one of our Clear Inspirations Friendship Dangles hanging from Colonial White Waxy Flax tied to the Twill Ribbon as well. (Love those Friendship Dangles!!) And finally I have a small spiral clip from the Colonial White My Accents collection on the bottom left side.

Fun little card. =)

Saturday, February 23, 2008


This card is all done using our wonderful Textured Cardstock. The stamp set is Serendipity. The colors used are Dutch Blue, Bamboo, Outdoor Denim and Chocolate. The flourishes are from the Playful Flourishes set.

Each of the petals is cut out and edged in either Dutch Blue or Outdoor Denim. The outer petals are stamped in Outdoor Denim, but they are second generation, or stamped off once, in order to create a lighter shade of that color. All the inner petals are done in Dutch Blue. The petals also have foam tape on the back of the tops of them in order to give them some dimension. The center is done with a small pewter spiral clip and a Bamboo Bigger Brad.

The background pieces of cardstock have been edged with our new Edge Distressor.

Again, the inspiration for this card came from someone else's amazing work, but unfortunately I do not have a name. If this was your original creation, please let me know so I can give you proper credit! =)

Playful Petals

This card uses the fun Playful Petals set. Colors are Sweet Leaf, Blush, Chocolate, Colonial White and Lilac Mist. The center is smaller stamps in that set cut out and stacked on top of each other and finished with a brad in the center.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Technique Pages

These are two 6x6 technique pages. I have been in a few rounds of technique swaps for a while with an incredible group of ladies and these are a couple of the pages I made for the swap.

The first one is using the new Edge Distressor. The Edge Distressor is a fun little tool that helps roughen the edges of our cardstock to expose the white core.

I used the Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet and the colors are Smokey Plum, Garden Green, Sunflower and Colonial White. There is just a little stamping on the bottom and that is from the Goodness of Life set.

This is the other technique page that I made that shows how to use our Solo Letters and make them out of patterned paper.

This page uses the Floral Tapestry papers. The stamp sets are used are the Solo S, Solo L and Playful Flourishes. Colors are Garden Green, Orchid Bouquet, Twilight and Colonial White.

Remember too that you can always click on all the pictures for a larger image to see details and if you wish to read the techniques. =)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Snow Friends & Simple Pleasures

First, I have to say that these pages are totally cased from Kimberlee DeFriez. Kimberlee, these pages are incredible! I just loved them!! =)

The pages use the Snow Friends stamp set and the Simple Pleasures Level 2 Paper Packet. The words "Believe" and "Imagine" by two of the snowmen are from the Geometric Thoughts set. And the randomally stamped winter words are from the Christmas Scripts set.

Colors are Twilight, Bamboo, Desert Sand, Cocoa, Chocolate and Colonial White. All the cardstock pieces are edged in Chocolate ink. The snowmen are colored with the Waterbrush. The three snowmen in the corners also have their hats done as paper piecing. Also the bird is paper pieced on the snowman in the bottom right corner.

There are several of our new Sparkles on the pages for a little bling. The Twilight ribbon is from our Twilight Collection Designer Ribbon Rounds. And the little flower on the hat of the snowman in the bottom left corner is part of our new Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate Collection.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

All My Love

This wonderful Valentine's card came in the mail this week from my Mom! She is so sweet =)

She used the set called All My Love. The colors are Blush, White Daisy and Black. Great color combination! And I love all the buttons!!

Thank you!

Joy Forever

This is a 6x6 card using the Joy Forever stamp set along with Silhouette papers. The background is random stamped with one of the little stamps in that set. It is also edged in Bamboo ink. The Bamboo cardstock piece has a grid pattern on it. That was created by using the scoring blade of a paper cutter and making a score mark every half inch on the back of the cardstock. I then turned the cardstock over and sanded the front to expose the white core of our cardstock and the grid pattern.

The flowers are also edged in Bamboo ink and the top flower is also up on pop dots. The centers of the flowers are just a half inch circle punched out of the dotted Silhouette papers. The leaves are also the same paper. I just stamped the leaves on the back of the paper and cut them out.

The ribbon is from our Black Designer Ribbon Rounds Collection. The phrase is also edged in Bamboo ink.

The colors are Bamboo, Colonial White and Black.

Silhouette Layout

This is a two page layout using Silhouette. It is partially copied from someone on the boards (sorry, don't know who...), but I did make a number of changes to it. It is the Three-Part Harmony layout in Imagine.

The phrase stamp is from the Follow Your Dreams set. One of my favorite quotes, it is Eleanor Roosevelt saying "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams".

The other stamp set used in Adorable Backgrounds on the White Daisy stripes across both pages. I also used one of the new Big Pinks Blooms with our ribbon from the Black Collection Designer Ribbon Rounds and a button from our Black My Accents threaded with Colonial White Waxy Flax.

Colors are Black, Bamboo, Colonial White & White Daisy.