Sunday, April 12, 2009

With Love Valentine's Card

Just wanted to share another one of Mom's wonderful cards again today!

For this card, my Mom used the Coluzzle Square for the square in the Chocolate Cardstock to create a window. The Hollyhock cardstock is actually the inside of the card. Then she did the Dry Embossing to create the four lines that are connected with the Hollyhock Brads. Then finally she lightly sanded the Chocolate cardstock to show off the white core of our cardstock.

The ribbon is White Daisy Organdy Ribbon and she stamped a couple of phrases on it. It may be hard to read , but it says "with love" and "be mine" and "valentine" from the All My Love set and another set, but I am not sure which. Then the Organdy ribbon is tied with Hollyhock Ric Rac and our Natural Hemp.

Then on the heart, there is a flourish from our More To Adore Paper Packet along with a V for Valentine's Day. The V is from our Homestead Alphabet and is stamped in Chocolate ink and layered with Hollyhock Cardstock.

Then the heart is tied to the card with a Chocolate Eyelet on the top of the card and with a Hollyhock Eyelet on the heart.

And Mom said that the idea for this card came from our Originals book as well.

Great card Mom =)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Laughter Is An Instant Vacation

"Laughter is an instant vacation", I just love that! =)

This layout uses papers from a couple different paper packets again. We have both papers from the Perfect Day Level 2 Packet and from the That's Amore Packet. Colors are Tulip, Desert Sand, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy.

Both of these layouts are from our Reflections book. The left side is the Quartet -- Offset layout and the right side is the Bottom Border -- Title layout.

The Desert Sand cardstock on both pages was dry embossed and sanded to show off the white core of our cardstock.

There are also accents from our Spring Blossom Mini Medley Accents Collection and from the Winter Cozy Collection. All of the brads have our Sparkles on top of them to add a nice little extra touch.

The large flowers are from our Just Blooms Big Pinks collection. And the ribbon is White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon.

The small circle here is from our Connections set and was stamped in Creme Brulee with the accent in the middle stamped in Sweet Leaf. Then it was sponged on the edge with Tulip ink. Added was a Paper Clip from our Spring Blossom Mini Medley Collection and a square brad from our Winter Cozy Collection. Again, a Sparkle on top of the brad to finish it off.

The chipboard letters are from our Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet (lowercase) and they are colored in Tulip ink.

These two accents below are from our Mini Medley Spring Blossom Collection and they are the Photo Hangers with the rectangular loop removed. Then I added square brads from our Winter Cozy Mini Medley Collection then topped them with Sparkles.

The only other stamping done on this layout was the "is an instant vacation" stamped here. The letters are from our Sans Small Lowercase alphabet set.