Friday, November 18, 2011

Less than a Week!

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This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving, and yes...I should be working on getting ready for the big day, but instead, I decided to play along with the Unity Friends With Flair hop. Seriously, who needs to clean house?!!

I have to tell you that the Samantha Walker Designs for Unity Stamps are my very favorites! I have almost all of them. And the Spellbinders that she still my heart! For today's card, I used Fall Splendor. This stamp set is so pretty, it makes me drool! I also used her Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Die to highlight my stamped embellishment. I punched the tiny scallops using my most used punch from EK Success.

I hope you will have time to hop along today, and see some of the wonderful inspiration!

Basic Grey: Use a Punch
Simon Says: Thanksgiving
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Thankful

CottageCutz and My Little Shoebox!

Did you know that CottageCutz has a wonderful line of dies that coordinate with some of My Little Shoebox's wonderful collections?!!! These are some truly versatile dies, that you will use over and over again.

Products Used:
Pink Peony Die - Cottage Cutz
Enchanted Garden Collection - My Little Shoebox
Glitter Alphabet Stickers - My Little Shoebox

Card Patterns: sketch

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Winter Blues with Flower Soft

There is a new challenge at Flower Soft - The Winter Blues. It's a color challenge, but combined with the theme of winter. I die cut my snowflake using the Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs. I sprinkled this with some of the new Ultrafine Polar White Flower Soft. It added so much texture!
The Robin's Nest - Pink Coral, Winter Snowflake, White Snowflake
Dew Drops - Ace of Diamonds, Primary

Challenges:LinkCPS: sketch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Beary Best - Week 3

It's time for another installment of the Beary's Scraps' Beary Best! I really enjoy making all kinds of cards - some the focus is coloring, others it may be all about the die-cuts - but for this one it's all about collage. This is a petite card - just barely over 4 inches, but it packs a powerful impact.

My papers are from Authentique's Splendid collection. It's really a fun and eclectic mix of patterns. After layering my papers, I added a Vintage Setting from Epiphany Crafts - with my custom epoxy. And I added a little touch of Twinery Baker's Twine.

I think this turned out really fun!

Authentique: sketch

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In the Limelight with Flourishes

I have been a huge fan of Flourishes stamps for a long time! So when I was asked to share a project that combined gorgeous Flourishes stamps and my Scor-Pal, I jumped at the chance.

I love making fancy fold cards, but today came back to my all-time favorite fold, an easel card. I wanted to use the Birthday Pennants stamp set, and thought that the easel card was a great choice. This set is so cool, because it coordinates with the Spellbinder's Nested Pennants and the Nested Lacey Pennants.

Another technique that I love to use with my Scor-pal is making a pleated embellishment. For this card, I cut a strip of paper an inch wide, and scored it every half an inch. I put Scor-tape down and used it to attach it to the card. This is a great way to add dimension to your projects.

Thanks for letting me share some Flourishes love with you today!