Thursday, May 14, 2015

English Rose

 Good Morning!  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today and I have a very elegant clean and simple card for you today using the English Rose Bouquet 99139.  Here I've used it two ways first I embossed it into the Ivory Cardstock and second I cut it out of Gold Mirror Card and foam taped it over and offset just a bit.  It is very simple but very elegant especially when matted with more Gold Mirror Card. 
I adore how the Gold enhances the embossing in the leaves they really stand out. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have an Amazing Day!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Scraped Paint Poppies

Good Morning, I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today!  Spring is here and with all of the rain comes the lush green of everything bursting into bloom.  Today I have recreated that in a card.  The Row of Poppies 99137 was cut from white cardstock and colored with Distress Inks.  I then used the negative of the Poppies to stencil a shadow and added some texture with the Scraped Paint Stencil 88584 and some random inking.  Once everything was complete and the Poppies were added to the mat on the card I used some Viva Decor Gel to create the dots or stamen. 
This has turned out to be one of my favorites as of late.  I will be teaching this technique and 3 others in my Die Cut Discovery Class at CraftFancy on May 21st.     

Hope your having a Wonderful Day and staying dry.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Watercolor Fluttering

Good Morning,  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with a bright Spring card today.  I adore this new stamp Fluttering CS2210G I could not wait to watercolor it.  I stamped it with StazOn Cloudy Sky Ink by Imagine Crafts on watercolor paper by Strathmore.  I like the weight of the 400 series best for card making it makes it easy to flatten the piece to attach to the card.  The water coloring was done with a little palette set by Angora.   After the card was complete and dry I misted it with Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle all over the entire piece (which is really hard to see in the picture but super cool in person).  And then a little Stickles to each body to make it stand out even more..  Finally I added the word FLY with Alphabet Soup Uppercase 99154 out of yellow cardstock.  Everything was layered onto a purple paper.
I love how bright and vibrant it turned out!  Makes me happy!  Especially this time of year when it's sometimes rainy sometimes sunny.  Hope you like it!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pennington Rose Pink Postage

Good Afternoon, I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with with a pretty glittery floral card, perfect for Mother's Day or for a Special Birthday whatever you may need coming up.  I have used the new Pennington Rose Blossoms 99147 layered light pink on top of dark pink on the Perfect Patch Strip 99166 I cut some small squares of the Moroccan patterned paper to go into the squares this made the flowers pop more and then I added glitter to the flowers.  To complete the card I layered the squares onto the  Postage Set 99131 (just the small square corner) and the Postage Strip 99168 (just the border strip).  I love how the 2 layers of flowers pop off the squares.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a Wonderful Monday!
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Row Of Poppies - Memory Box Blog Blitz

Happy Blog Blitz Thursday!  We are well into the Memory Box Blog Blitz to introduce the 2015 Spring Collection.  Is everyone having a BLAST?   I love seeing what everyone has done with this amazing collection of dies, stamps and stencils.  I am excited to be a part of this Blitz over on the Memory Box Blog today.

Please note comments should be left on the Memory Box Blog to win.

"Just be sure to leave a comment on any or all of the posts during the Blitz on the Memory Box Blog  for a chance to win some of the amazing new products.  You  have until Sunday, April 19th, 11:59 pm EST to leave comments. We will be announcing winners the Outside The Box Blog on Monday, April 20th."

Today's Prize is Row of Poppies 99137 and here is the card I have created using it.

 Actually I did 2 Row of Poppies 99137 next to each other to fill the card front.  I topped the green stems with red/pinkish poppies.  I went back and forth between red and purple, red one in the end I love how it pops on the light blue background which has been cut with the Beaded Background 99132 I turned it upside down so it seems the green dots are floating up.  This was all layered over a green card which I hope gives the illusion of foliage.  I have added small greenish rhinestones to add a touch of sparkle they are much more visible person.  I just love the surreal feel it all gives.

Thank you for joining me on the Blog Blitz.  Be sure to check back later for another amazing project and another FABULOUS giveaway later today!  I will see you there.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Happy Easter - A Bit Early


Good Morning again I know two Memory Box Posts in one week. Fun right?    I have this Happy Easter Card over on the Memory Box Blog Today.   It's slightly early since today is Good Friday but that's ok we are all running around preparing for the upcoming Holidays.  I so wanted to make an Easter cards with colorful eggs so I created some striped paper by cutting some strips of Memory Box patterned paper and adhering them to a sheet of paper covered in adhesive then die cut the eggs out of the striped paper using the 2nd largest egg from Delicate Nest Open Studio Set 30023.  Once the eggs were prepared I cut 3 of them in half with pinking sheers.  The Baby Bunnies 99105 are cut from white and popping out of the eggs. The green foliage was created with the Bamboo Shoots 98793 and Happy comes from the Happy Cloud and Easter is cut from the Urban Uppercase Alphabet 98881.  All of the patterned papers are Memory Box as well.  I love all of the colors in this card they scream Spring/Easter to me.  
Memory Box Products Used:
Moroccan Lime
Moroccan Violet

Thanks so much for stopping by have a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Surely Stitched Square


Good Morning Lovelies.  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog Today with a fanciful Spring Card.   My dream landscape would be all green grass and lavender skies.  Now however it's mostly grey outside my window so I created this lovely card to share with you using the Surely Stitched Squares 99706 along with the Cottage In The Woods 98536 and Butterfly Delights 98130.  All of the patterned papers are Memory Box as well.  Don't you just love that little house popping out of the Stitched Square sitting on a lush green hill?  The Surely Stitched Square is so versatile I originally got it to make Monogram cards but then started playing with all the other little dies you can put inside, so LOVE this about this die.
That cute little house framed by the Stitched Square.
 
The little butterflies are so adorable floating around the trees.
Memory Box Products Used:
Moroccan Violet
Rust Cardstock
White Cardstock

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Good Morning!  Almost time for Easter.  I'm getting ready a bit here and a bit there.  We usually have the Easter Dinner here.  I'm hoping this year we have no snow it's not looking good at the moment but we have two weeks so I am hopeful.
This card was created with Doodlebug Papers and a Lori Whitlock file from the Silhouette Store.

Have a Happy Day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Coastal Tree

 Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog with a fun Spring/Easter Card.   Spring Break has begun here and the snow has unfortunately returned.  So we're back to only seeing beautiful green scenes in our projects!  Oh well fun fresh projects equals a happy me!  Today my Spring/Easter card can really be used for anything.  I used the Coastal Tree 99100 and popped it up over the Solid Arch Background 98992 that I have used as the hill.  All of the little flowers are from the Blooming Border 98922 and the bunnies are from the Baby Bunnies set 99105.  All of the patterned papers are Memory Box as well, I have listed them below with links.  I love how the colors all come together to look fresh for Spring. 
Memory Box Products Used:

I hope everyone is staying in and staying warm this first week of Spring.   Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fairytale Flowers Shimmer

Good Monday Morning!  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with a Happy Spring Card.  Spring has finally arrived here in Chicagoland!  WooHoo!  Everyone is so excited.  Only small tell tale piles of snow still hang on, the trees are budding, the air is crisp and fresh and the Sun is shining most of the time.... What more could we ask for?  Maybe some pretty inspiration for you?  I think so!  Today I have the Fairytale Flower Frame 99067 die cut out of white cardstock and colored with Distress Markers, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls.  Can you see the shimmer?  The Itty Bitty Bumble Bees 99028 are flitting about.  Their wings are cut from vellum and glittered with Stickles.  All of this is on a background of Mango Distressed Dot patterned paper.

Memory Box Products Used:
Fairytale Flower Frame - 99067
Itty Bitty Bumble Bees - 99028
Mango Distressed Dot Patterned Paper

I hope this post finds everyone having a WONDERFUL Monday!  Thanks so much for stopping by we greatly appreciate it!