Sunday, March 29, 2015

Graffiti Anniversary

My husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary, and I made him this card.  Nothing fancy or flowery...but he really liked it.

The brick wall DSP is from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  One side of each page is a photo--they make great backgrounds!  The other side is a traditional DSP, but uses colors suitable for "man cards".

I searched my stamps and found a number of them that could pass as graffiti on a wall; these were stamped in Versamark ink and heat-embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The brick DSP was then adhered to a layer of Early Espresso Cardstock, then added to a Crumb Cake card base.

Simple and cute:

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What have you created today?

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Happy Birthday

Well I'm trying to get back...After a nasty trip at work a month ago, resulting in a broken hand, I'm finally beginning to stamp again.  Still having some issues (two fingers are taped together on my right hand); getting even pressure on the stamps is not the easiest, but I'm happy to be playing with ink!

So here's a card that I made my son for his birthday (just before I fell).  It's not a new idea, but I loved how it came together.  I saw a similar card on Lisa Young's blog, and knew I could duplicate it for my Lego-fanatic son (who just turned 35!--where DOES the time go?).

Take a look:
Lisa says she used 1/2" circles for her card; that must have been one enormous card!  I changed it up by using the 1/4" circle punch--yes I punched each of those circles and added each of them with a snippet of Diminsional.  But it came out so cute; the effort was definitely worth it!
Once the circles were adhered, I used a Signo White Gel Pen to add just a trace of white ink to give my "legos" dimension.  And I even fooled myself!  Looking at the card made me feel like I was looking at actual Legos!
From the top you can see each raised dot.
I used the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set, which has the Lego blocks and the "best kid ever!" sentiment.  And I finished it off with a few Brights Candy Dots.

Needless to say, my son loved his card.  Hope you do too!  Won't you leave me a comment and let me know?
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What have you created today?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals

I love (LOVE) the Gold Fancy Designer Vellum featured in this week's Deals!  It's a perfect mix of elegant and fun.  And the Crushed Curry Bakers Twine is one of my favs!  Take a look at all the wonderful deals this week:


Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Label Love Clear Stamp Set Item # 130622
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Fringe Scissors Item # 133325
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$10.13 CAN

Petite Petals Punch Item # 133322
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Epic Day Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

All items can be purchased here.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wanna Color?

Here's a video on coloring your projects...what fun!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Need some inspiration?

There are some new items available for the last 10 days of Sale-A-Bration, as I introduced yesterday.  Need a little inspiration on how to use them?  Check this out:

Want to get them for yourself?  FREE?  Purchase any $50 worth of Stampin' UP! product before 3/31 (single order) and choose a FREE item.  What could be better?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Sale-A-Bration Items Added

We've all heard about the Blendability issues and the fact that Stampin' UP! is no longer selling them (sniff sniff!).  And of course, they are no longer a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift with a $50 purchase.  But they have just come out with even more choices of items you can have with your $50 order; take a look:

All items can be ordered here.
What have you created today?