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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Live, Dance, Laugh!

Michelle here with a glittery Valentine card for you today!  I used glitter in two ways on this card and it is really blingy and sparkly in real life.

For the base of my card, I ran Scor-tape around the edge of the cardstock base and then covered it with some Art Institute Red Rose Opaque Glitter.  The embossing folder is from cArt Us and is the perfect contrast for this card.

I stamped the EE0057 Jaco Bean Heart 2 with Stazon ink on acetate.  I then glittered the back of the acetate with Green Briar, Pink Smoothie and Baby's Breath Art Institute Glitters.  I cut the images out and then popped them onto the card with glue dots.

The FF0018 Live, Dance Laugh sentiment is one of my favorites, perfect for birthdays or just thinking of you type days. 

Thanks for popping by!  There are new stamps coming keep your eye on our blog for your first peek of the new release!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Holly Berry House Revisted

It has been a long while since I made a card with Holly Berry House medallions.  This one I embossed in silver on Certainly Celery cardstock and then accented it with various Copic Markers in green tones.  I added some clear gems to finish the piece.

The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and is done on white shimmer cardstock.  The pops of green cardstock are some shimmery Bazzill scraps.    Sentiment is typed up on the computer.

Thanks for taking a peek! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Collage Card

Today's card is a whole bunch of nothing! 

~The tag is from some clothes...I sewed it on the card with some fun paper embroidery detailing.
~The brad is from some school project the kids brought home and didn't want to keep.
~The buttons are from some craft projects and have been laying around here for eons.
~The music is a scrap of vintage sheet music from my scrap bin.
~The gold designer paper was a tiny scrap from a prior card project.
~The burlap pieces are also scraps frome a prior card....way to fun to toss out.
~And funniest of all is the zipper tab that I picked up on the ground somewhere. 

Do you ever make no-stamp cards in this fun collage style?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Something Wonderful!

Ooh, I just love this image from The Rubber Cafe!  It is the add-on set for the January Kit of the Month!  

This time around I used paper piecing to color my umbrella.  All of the papers are from the Fancy Pants collection included in the kit.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.

The heart is from the coffee cup in the One Day At A Time set that is included in the kit.  I did add a twine bow on the center of my umbrella to finish the card off.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps, paper, sequins: January Kit Of The Month
Stamps: Believe Add-On Kit
Adhesive:  Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Kool Tak Foam Tape

Added to Design Team Showcase Blog Challenge

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Daisy Thoughts....

It's time to share a Fred, She Said creation with you!  I just love flowers...any time of year!!
For this card I used the Daisies and Ladybug set.  I fussy cut the image and then trimmed the edges of it off flush with the sides of the card!

The saying is from the Carnation Plus Bonus set that includes several sentiments.

Entered in the Design Team Showcase Challenge.

The background paper is from a Printed Burlap Stack from DCWV.  Very rustic and fun!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Endless Love....

Today's card is for Endless Creations and features several of their stamps and the Wet Wipe Technique. (dropping Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst reinkers onto a wet wipe to make a homemade *rainbow* ink pad)

I used a scrap of felt that I die cut and embellished with some Stampendous Sparkle Dots.  I used a flower in place of the O in love and white gel pen to accent all of the stamped pieces other than the birds.

Stamps:  CC40 KB's Birds, E252 KB's Open Love, BB15 Retro Daisy Open,   

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pretty Posies

Oh, It is just fun when sometimes an idea pops into your head...and that was what happened with this card for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  I have some die cut cards here from The Paper Cut and I decide to go monochromatic with the mat and emboss it.  Then I decided to add an embossed panel to the inside of the front panel of the card using the script embossing folder.

What next, but to frame the pretty oval opening with some flowers that I stamped on designer papers and then accented with white gel pen and gems.  Oh, and add a few sequins and butterfly punches too.

I finished my card by stamping the cute little verse on white cardstock and punching it out and distressing the edges.  It is clean, simple and calming...I like!

CLR012A Flowers 2 Clear Set, D012 Flowers Die, CLR012 Flowers Clear Set, CLR002 Hibiscus Clear Set, D002 Hibiscus Die

Entered in Design Team Showcase Challenge.