Saturday, April 19, 2014

An Afternoon at the Lake

This is my very first brayer card that I designed by myself.  I'm just learning how to brayer, and I actually liked this when I finished it.   You really have to get the hang of it.  I'm continuing to practice, and stay tuned for more.

I like the peacefulness of this card.  I think I'll save it, or perhaps frame it.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Peachy Keen Hello Friend

This was the first time I used my frame it framelits - and there is a lot you can do with it.  With this card, I was thinking of when I take pictures - and so I decided to make this look like it was a frame of a picture - and tulips was the subject.

I'm also loving the hardwood stamp too.  I wasn't sure I would use it much, but I've made a lot of cards using it.  Here's the one I recently made:

Did you check out the camera?  I used versamark on the camera framelit, and it made that nice impression so you can see the camera better.  Just a little rhinestone for the final touch, and wha-la!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Whole Lot of Wonderful Vivid Vases

I saw this cute card on google images, and I just had to CASE it.  I added a few extra things to my card, particularly the embossing.  I love the vivid vases stamp - you can do so much with it.

I love this card.  I think I might make more of these.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Eggstra Special Easter

Well, another week down and another challenge taken.  This week, the color combinations are:  crisp cantaloupe, pistachio pudding, coastal cabana, or crisp cantaloupe, pink pirouette, soft suede.  I chose the pretty "in color" combination for my card this week.  The twist, make it an Easter card and all vellum.  I love the vellum paper Stampin' Up has, so that was an easy piece for me to add.

Did you hop over her from InkedX2?  I just love Robbie's creations ... they inspire me each and every time.  Well, here's my card that I made:

Paper:  pistachio pudding, very vanilla, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, gold vellum
Ink:  pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana
Stamp Sets:  eggstra special, teeny tiny wishes
Accessories:  fringe scissors, bakers twine, basic pearls

So, what do you think?  I like it.  And now, I'd like to hop on over to Stampin in the Spotlight with Joni and see what she has for us.  I'm sure it's out of this world.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Retro Fresh Latte

I guess you've noticed that I've been on a roll with the retro fresh dsp!  Well, yes, I made quite a few cards and items for the Great Escape Weekend, so that's why I'm sharing them with you.

I've made quite a few of these sweet little coffee cups, and here's another one.  I used the retro fresh washi tape for the stirrer.  It's so cute!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sequined Retro Purse

I wanted to make something other than a card using the retro fresh dsp, so I made this cute little designer bag, and of course, I blinged it up using the gold sequin ribbon.  Look how cute this one turned out.

I made the base of the purse using baked brown sugar card stock, then cut out the retro fresh dsp slightly shorter to make stand out.  I love this little bag!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rosette Treat Boxes

I like making treat boxes, and they're a nice way to say "thank you" or just brighten up someone's day.  These were fun and easy to make .... they each hold a lindor truffle inside.  Oh yum.  They just melt in your mouth.

They're just too pretty to open.