Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Bandit

I hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day! My husband and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant and it was so yummy! If you are still in the mood for a little romance, perhaps this adorable raccoon will do the trick. Looks like he's heading out of the forest ready for a big date!

I love this pine branch, and thought it would be great to create a little scene.

Frame One
Love Bandit, Raccoon
Pine Cone Branch

Card Patterns: sketch

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you will be spending the day with those that you love! I really haven't gotten tired of making Valentine's cards this year, but I guess this will be my last one for awhile.
I have so much fun building up layers on my projects - and this one started out with the bingo card from Simple Stories. I wanted to use the Unity stamp in my center, but needed a pop of color to help it stand out. I used a Tattered Angels embossed chipboard frame and painted it lightly with Creative Inspirations Paint in Autumn Wheat. Then I added just a tiny bit of Burgundy paint on a paper towel, and lightly rubbed over the frame. This really brought out the embossed design quite nicely.

The heart on the stamp has a polka-dot design, so I decided to add a tiny pearl over each of the dots to finish it up.

Ippity: L.O.V.E. challenge

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Prickley Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to Prickley Pear’s release of new clear stamp sets and coordinated dies.
To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 20 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Monday 13th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Tuesday.

I'm getting to have fun again this month, hopping along with the Prickley Pear girls! And next month, I will be the guest designer for Prickley Pear!

I used the new Mini Butterflies Stamp set and Dies to create this card. Don't you just love all of those different little butterflies! I cut the butterfly shapes first, and then stamped them. Since these are clear stamps, it's so easy to line them up with the die cuts. I painted a thin layer of stickles over each of the butterflies, and popped them off the card with dimensional foam.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the last day of our three-day blog party! Be sure to stop back by the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Tuesday when they announce the winner. Here’s a list of the hop so you'll be sure to have visited everyone.

Happy hopping, everyone! Wishing you all a Valentines Day!!!