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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Been Too Long

Oh it has been far too long since I last posted once again. Trying to lose weight and putting my family first takes a lot of time. But the rewards are good :) It's just that I sure miss paper crafting and chatting with my blogger friends. Every once in awhile I try to take a little break and today was that day. I have a few birthdays of friends coming up and thought I'd take the chance to play along with some old favourites. I've entered this card in Stampin' 411 #256 (sketch), Stampin' Royalty #125 (colour challenge) and SUO #45 (3-D flowers).
I made 2 cards. One vertical and one horizontal. Yes, I am kind of stuck on the whole aluminum flashing thing but it's just so fun to use. I used the Top Note Die and then embossed it with the Elegant Bouquet EF. Then I stamped some Blushing Bride c/s using the Elements Of Style set and then punched out some flowers with the Boho Blossoms Punch. Next I stuck them to the flashing using glue dots and added Basic Pearls to the center. The really cool part here is that I took my pink sharpie felt and coloured the pearls! It's tough to see but they are so pretty. I think they make the card.
The butterfly is the Beautiful Butterflies Die and also the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I embossed the large butterfly with the Perfect Polka Dots EF. Last but not least my sentiment from Vintage Labels is punched out on a Small Oval and then mounted on a modified version of the Decorative Label Punch. Love that little shape too!
Now that I have had my little break it's back to the grind. The kids will wake pretty soon and I gotta get some stuff done first. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stampin' Celebration #54

Thanks to those of you that played along last week. We have another set of inspiring photos for you this month at Stampin' Celebration. It's a rainbow of colours. Literally and that's what I went with.
First I started with the new little purse diecut that I had not had a chance to play with yet from the Summer Smooshes Collection. I decided to make a mini set of cards that fit inside the purse as a litte gift set. The colours all come from the Brights Collection. The sentiments are from Petit Pairs and the flowers are the soon to be retired Boho Blossoms Punch. Aren't these sweet?!

For a second project I made another set of cards in every colour of the rainbow. I am always running short on cards for kids' birthdays and here was the perfect opportunity to make enough to last a little while. The stamp set is Mouthwatering and the sentiment is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. The best part is the the cards smell fantastic. I just love that scented Embossing powder. I used the Melon scent on all of them.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's fun creations.

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (http://alliohran.blogspot.com/)
Candace Lawlor - cj lawlor designs (http://cjlawlordesigns.blogspot.com/)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat (http://creativechat.blogspot.com/)
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs (http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com/)
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style (http://www.handstampedstyle.com/)
Krystal De Leeuw - Krystal's Cards (http://krystalscardsandmore.blogspot.com/)
Marlene Peters - Hands On (http://marlenehandson.blogspot.com/)
Rochelle Gould - I stamp, I create, I have fun! (http://www.istampicreateihavefun.blogspot.com/)