Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cameo Appearance

Don't you love all of the cameos that are popping up all over Scrappyland? They are so romantic and feminine. I was inspired by the Cameo and Oval Frame from CottageCutz to make this scalloped card. This is such a fun set to add some paper piecing. I cut two bows - one from patterned paper, and the other from cardstock to act as a shadow.

And what would a girly-girl card be without a handmade flower? I used the Pink Peony Flower
and inked it with Distress ink, and shaped it. I added Crystal Lacquer to the buds and the center to add another texture.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Simon Says: Shaped Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything goes
Alota: Circles

Best Creation DT!

I got some awesome news last night! I was asked to join the Best Creations Design Team - Woo Hoo! I fell in love with their beautiful sparkly papers about a year ago, when I found them at my LSS. I am really excited and honored to be working with some fabulously talented ladies on this team. You can check them out below.

Design Team:

Monthly Guest Designer:

Friday, July 29, 2011

Easter Layout

I have an Easter layout to share with you, that I recently made. This was supposed to be on HSN the last time Epiphany Crafts was on, but I don't think it made it on the air (maybe next time!)

The background paper was stamped with Perfect Pearls using bird cages from Birds at Home

Round Lace border was stamped by manipulating the straight lace stamp from Sew Special

The epoxy buttons were stamped with a flower from Fairyland, colored with Copics, and set in the Vintage Findings from Epiphany Crafts.

The sentiment is from Rose set – colored with Perfect Pearls

Bird and nest were stamped from Fairyland.

“April” poem, was printed from the free printables at Crafty Secrets blog.

To make the epoxies, I used Shape Studio Round 14 from Epiphany Crafts. These worked perfect with the typewriter letters from Echo Park.

I also made the large fabric flowers using some lovely left-over silk that was in my studio.

Thanks for dropping by!


Simon Says: Shaped card/project

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes

Alota: Circles

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beary Scrap Inspiration Challenge

Well, you've had a week to discover that the Beary Scrap's Challenge is to be inspired by something in your closet. This week, I got my new Echo Park Country Drive collection, and I loved it so much, I knew I had to make it work for this week's challenge. As many of you know, my sweet sister Lori has moved right next door to me - and one of the perks that comes with that, is that we can now share what's in our closets! This is a picture of Lori and our Mom, taken a couple of years ago, at the Teacher's Luncheon, that Lori hosted. The theme was bees - and thus you can see the inspiration for today's project.

Don't you just love all of those bees?!!! I used a new stamp from Layers of Color Art stamps, and first colored it with Copics. I cut and colored and shaped a 2nd image of the bee and flowers, and highlighted them with Sakura Crystal 3-D Lacquer. I used a large Martha Stewart punch, and of course, had to add some Seam Binding ribbon.

Thanks for buzzing by today!

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

We are wrapping up Christmas in July at Chapel Road/Class Act Stamps - so I have one final Christmas project to share with you today. My shaped card is made using the Snowflake Plate. I made the patterned paper by randomly stamping and embossing the various snowflake stamps on black paper. The poem was stamped and die-cut, and snowflakes were stamped over the top in Versa-mark ink, to give a very subtle design.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Black and White
Creative Inspirations Paint - Christmas
Simon Says - Shaped Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Christmas in July
Designed to Delight - Christmas with no red or green
Totally Gorjuss - Diecuts

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Poppy Card

LinkI love poppies - they are one of my all time favorite flowers - and this Poppy Stamp from Crafty Secrets is one of my favorite stamps! Is stamped and colored the flowers twice - and fussy cut one of the layers. I added some Flower Soft for the centers. I made the bee charm using polymer clay , and stamped the wings from a Bug's Life on acrylic.