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February 2014

Here A Bubble, There A Bubble...

...Everywhere a bubble. A speech bubble that is! I thought it would be fun to make a project with several speech bubbles. I love the Just Sayin' stamp set and the matching dies. The card is made from Pool Party Cardstock, and is covered with Strawberry Slush chevron paper and a Pool Party print from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper. I wrapped some Strawberry Slush and Old Olive ribbons around the card also. The "you're how old" sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink, and die cut with the matching framelit. For the birthday framelit, I colored and stamped the border with a Night of Navy marker, and then colored and stamped the "happy birthday" greeting from Itty Bitty Banners inside the bubble. Both of these were popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

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For the Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush bubbles, I die cut them first and left the cardstock in the frame. Then, I used a sponge dauber to fill in the ink. The wood bubble is from Essentials Wooden Elements. I took the cute tiny heart, and stamped it with more Strawberry Slush ink onto the wood bubble.

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Well, that is all for today. Soon I'll have another series of three cards to share, and a few that were recently published. Thanks for stopping by!

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How to cut .PNG files from MDS with a Silhouette E-cutter

Hello, and welcome back! I made a video today to show how I used the My Digital Studio .PNG stamp files to create these heart cut files with my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter. I used the Silhouette Studio Designer software. Here is the original post with these cards.

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And, here is the video! I hope you enjoy it. Are there other things you would like to learn to do with MDS images and the Silhouette e-cutter? Let me know, and I'll work on some more videos for you.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World...Again

Hello and welcome back! I have another hexagon card to share for the Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I love playing with geometric shapes like hexagons and triangles. I'll be honest...you'll be seeing even more of these beauties around here in the near future. I just keep thinking of more ideas to try with these shapes. I'm sure I'll get back to flowers at some point in the future, but for now playing with shapes and bright colors is making me happy!

So, for today's card, I used the same hexagon punch and set of patterned papers as on yesterday's card. I used another sewing project as my inspiration. This time I stitched straight lines down a piece of Naturals White Cardstock with my sewing machine. The card base is made from the same paper, but I adhered a piece of Burlap Ribbon along the left side of the card. I adhered the two rows of hexagons down the side of the stitched panel.

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To finish up this card, I stamped the greeting from the Six-Sided Sampler onto Crumb Cake Cardstock that was punched first with the Word Window Punch, and then the Hexagon Punch to make the flag end. I pierced a hole in the greeting, and then tied it to the stitched panel with Linen Thread in a bow. I adhered that whole piece to the card front with dimensional adhesive. There is also a Stampin' Dimensional under the greeting to pop it up and keep it in place.

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So, today's project was inspired by this project from my Pinterest Sew Sew board. I loved the stitched lines, and the columns of hexagons.

I think I could make a throw similar to this for our bed. A few hex's and the rest simply white... Love it! Maybe reversible for the seasons?

Well, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by! You'll find the supplies listed below.

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Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Hello, and welcome back! Today I'm posting a card for the Hexagons: Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. This was perfect, as I was already in the mood to see what I could do with the my hexagon stamps and matching punch. I thought it would be fun to use quilts as my inspiration, so I pinned several inspiring images to my Sew Sew board on Pinterest. Here is my first card for the challenge. I started with a naturals white card base. I cut a piece of Basic Gray Core'dinations Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. I really like the texture that this cardstock adds to the project.

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I punched hexagons out of several patterned papers in the colors of Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding, Gumball Green, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana. I laid them out in an even pattern on the gray cardstock, and adhered them one by one. This piece was stitched to the card front with my sewing machine.

For the greeting, I first die cut a piece of Strawberry Slush Cardstock into a double-ended flag, and adhered it over one of the hexagons. Then, I stamped the hexagon frame and greeting in Strawberry Slush and Basic Gray onto Naturals White Cardstock, and trimmed it out with scissors. That was adhered over the flag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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And, here is my inspiration photo from Pinterest.

"Rosalie" hexagon quilt by Valori Wells  An updated version of the traditional hexagon without Y-seams.  http://www.stitchinpost.com/patterns_sc.html

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Retro Sketches 102

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have a card to share that uses the envelope punch board. I have seen several videos that describe how to use this tool to create a file folder card, so I decided to give it a go. I took a regular 4.5 x 5.25 card, and trimmed 1/2" off the front part of the card. I covered the front flap with one of the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Papers, and the inside of the card with two other patterns from the pack. Then, I used the punch board to create the folder tabs at the top.

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I thought it would be fun to stamp the first part of the greeting on a white panel, and then clip it to the file folder card like it was an sticky note! I colored part of the greeting with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, and stamped it at the top. Then, I colored the birthday cake from the Embellished Events stamp set with Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party Stampin' Write Makers. I added some Basic Rhinestones to complete the cake, and attached it with the paperclip piece from the Essentials Hardware Clips.

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Here is the inside of the card. I stamped the rest of the greeting after coloring it with markers onto a white strip of cardstock, and adhered it.

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I used a sketch from Retro Sketches #102 to inspire this card.

 

Well, that is all for today! I'll have some more cards to share this week. Thanks for stopping by.

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Scrap It - Love It Page

Hello and welcome back! For a change of pace today, I thought I would share a 12x12 scrapbook page that I completed. I've been spending some time editing my photos lately so I can get back to my memory keeping. I had a few photos of a meal I cooked recently, and I wanted to capture that piece of my everyday life on a layout. I made a grid style layout. I don't know if it's the mathematician in me or the fact that I used to be a yearbook editor, but I love to make these types of blocked or grid style layouts. It just comes more naturally to me. I used a piece of So Saffron Core'dinations Cardstock for the bottom layer, and trimmed a piece of smoky slate polka-dot patterned paper from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper that I stitched to the background.

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I printed my pictures at 3x4 (two up on a 4x6 piece of photo paper), and rounded the corners. Then, I created two journal cards for myself using some digital stamps from MDS and my e-cutter. The digital stamp set is the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set. Here I placed the stamp "love it" into a square, and cut the words out to use the whole negative shape as an embellishment. I added the arrow from the Essentials Hardware Clips, and the gray striped washi tape from Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape.

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Here is the journal card. I die cut the "perfect" from the same MDS stamp brush set using my e-cutter from Real Red Cardstock. I adhered it to a 3x4 Smoky Slate piece with rounded corners. More washi tape, and lines drawn with the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker for my journaling.

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For one more accent, I added a piece of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, and a So Saffron button.

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Well, that's all for today. I'll have some more cards to share for some additional challenges this week. I'm also planning to shoot a video showing how I created these two e-cutter elements that I'll be sharing soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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Freshly Made Sketches 123 - Part 2

Hello! I know...two cards in one day. What's up with that? Well, sometimes when inspiration strikes, I just go with it. Sometimes I have so many ideas that I literally don't have time to try them all out. It's a good problem to have though. So, onto the card. I used the same colors for this card: Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. To get this effect, I stamped with the circle stamp from the Geometrical Stamp Set, and without reinking I kept stamping moving it in circles around the original image as I stamped. Then, I colored in the center of the stamp using the matching colored marker and the fine tip end. The greeting is also from Geometrical, is stamped in Basic Grey Ink onto Vellum Cardstock and wrapped around the stamped panel. This card base is Smoky Slate Cardstock, and is 3 7/8" wide x 5 1/2" high.

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Here is the Freshly Made Sketches #123 that inspired my card.

Here's a close-up of the card. I used the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the card front, and the white panel is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished the card with baker's twine and a bow. I loved working with these colors. I think it's because I am sooooo ready for Spring! It's has been super cold and snowy here in Chicago-land. I can't wait for Spring. I heard the birds chirping today, which sounded a little odd since we still have so much snow on the ground. Maybe the birds are hopeful too!

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Well, that is all for today. I'll have a scrapbook page and some more posts for challenges to post this week. Thanks for stopping by!

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Freshly Made Sketches 123 - Part 1

Hello, and welcome back! I really love starting my projects with a sketch. I often see a sketch, and can picture exactly what products I'll use to make it with. They are such a great starting point! And so it is with today's project. I pictured a rainbow of circles for this card. The colors from top to bottom and left to right are Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crips Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. The circle and greeting are both from the Geometrical Stamp Set, and the greeting is stamped in Basic Gray Ink.

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I used the Freshly Made Sketches #123 to inspire this card as seen below.

Here you can see some of the details a little better. I tied some Summer Starfruit Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration. The pack is free with a $50 purchase, and comes with two other colors of twine and some really cute printed cork shapes! The card is made with Smoke Slate Cardstock, and stamped with the Positively Chevron Background Stamp in Smoky Slate Ink. The white panel is also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I actually have one more card to share today, another one for this challenge! You'll find the supplies listed below. Thanks for visiting.

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Simple Valentines with Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes 3

Happy Valentine's Day! I have one last batch of cards using the Sweet Sayings Cards to share today. This was such a fun set of pre-printed cards to work with. I liked everything I made with them! This set features some die-cut shapes made with my e-cutter and the Candy Conversations Stamp Brush Set from My Digital Studio. I'll be creating another video to share this weekend about how I converted the shapes from MDS into cutable shapes.

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Here is the Candy Conversations Stamp Brush Set that I used.

Still loving these colored envelopes! So fun. I hope Stampin' Up! comes out with more of these in the future.

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So, for this card, I converted the XOXO candy heart to a die cut image, and cut it from Real Red Cardstock. I backed it with a strip of Pool Party polka-dot patterned paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. To make the banner end, I punched each side with the Hexagon Punch. Each piece was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I think is my favorite of this bunch. I cut the Love You heart using my e-cutter from Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, and layered it over a Real Red Cardstock heart cut with the scalloped heart from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies. The little Real Red hearts are from the Small Heart Punch that comes with MDS, and I cut them with my e-cutter as well. A strip of Pool Party chevron patterned paper with a banner edge finishes off this card.

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This time I cut the #1 Fan candy heart from Pool Party Cardstock, and layered it over a circle of Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock with a pierced edge. I cut two Real Red Designer Series Paper banners from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper. I thought it would be fun to make this embellishment look like an award because of the #1 Fan reference.

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Ok, that is all for today! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today. Lots of love to you and yours!

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Simple Valentines with Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes 2

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have three more Valentines to share using the Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes from Stampin' Up! This time, I used the Flowerful Stamp as the focal point of each card, and a few different techniques. The greetings are from the Countless Sayings 1 and 2 Photopolymer Sets.

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I'm still loving the colored envelopes! They add a lot of charm to these simple printed cards.

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For this card, I stamped the Flowerful Stamp in Real Red ink onto Coaster Board, and die cut the matching heart from the Hearts Collection Dies. I also stamped it again in Pool Party ink onto Coaster Board, and just trimmed out the rose shapes. Those I glued over the roses on the red heart. Then, I die cut a small banner using the Label Card Thinlits Die. I stamped the phrase in Versamark, and then heat embossed it with white emossing powder. The heart was adhered to the card front, and then the banner was adhered to the heart.

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This time I colored the Flowerful Stamp with Pool Party, Crisp Canteloupe and Real Red markers, and then breathed on it before stamping. The greeting is a second banner shape from the Label Card Thinlits Die which is cut from vellum cardstock and stamped with Real Red ink.

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For this card I stamped the Flowerful Stamp in Versamark, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I sponged over the embossed image with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, and a little bit of Real Red ink as well. The banner is die cut from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, and the greeting is satmped in Real Red ink and adhered.

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Well, that is all for today. I have one more set of Valentines to share tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

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