Ack, we've been moving and I haven't crafted in over a week! It is making me feel sick, very sick indeed....
Meanwhile, I finally have internet and I have some thngs that were already in works I can share. This is from Two Paper Divas latest release. My fave set of the bunch - Friends & Flowers (and my fave card too- that ought'ta cheer me up right?!).
I lvoe the colors of this card, bold and bright. I masked and stamped the flowers and the colored and they were perfect with this little frame die cut from Waffle Flower. The added gold twine is a nice touch. This one goes out to all my friends who add sunshine in my life. You know who you are, thank you!
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Isn't this the cutest?! Paired with the gnome paper...it is too cute for words!
So here is what I did: I stamped and colored with Copics and fussy cut the elements. I cut into the top of the mailbox so I could have a letter sticking out the top. Then I added my grass by Lawn Fawn die, and scattered the letters so they would stick out. My intent was to give the appearance that the mailbox is overflowing with letters and love. The paper is from Pebbles Home Grown Collection. I added the twine as a final touch.
I think this is perfect to send to someone in a new home. I have a friend who just moved, so may send it to her.
I am also moving this weekend into a new home with my family. Wish me luck and thank you for visiting today.
PS- It's DT Wednesday over at the TPD blog- be sure to visit!
Did you know Cut it Up is celebrating their 100th Challenge today?! So fun and exciting right?! There are sponsors and prizes, all kinds of fun to be had. And the theme... Anything Goes!
Here is my creation for this Centennial Challenge:
These SU Butterflies and dies are sooooo pretty aren't they? I love how the stamps layer together, any color combo is game. Then it is super easy to cut it out with the coordinating die! I also added this wreath die behind (I have to admit, I can't remember who makes this- eek). I added some sequins, lots of pretty DP and this gold thread for a little texture.
So, your turn, come join us and win some fab stuff!
Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge AND include a die-cut
Just wanted to share this fun and funky card I made using the Paper Smooches Green Acres set. I made this for my boss who was leaving the company. She is a farm girl and is always telling us stories about her "rouge chickens." Cracks me up.
This card features a few Lawn Fawn Dies and Summer Sun DP from Fancy Pants. But the stars of the show is obviously the Paper Smooches Green Acres and the Summer Sampler sentiment set. I colored with my Copics and then fussy cut them out.
Happy Belated 4th of July. So much going on and such a busy time of year! But...not too busy for another The Heart Desires Challenge! This month's challenge will get you in the mood for summer (if you aren't already). Check it out:
You remember the rules right?
Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last Wednesday of each month.
Use one, two or three of the identified elements.
If you choose to use colors, you need only use 2 or 3 of them. Use your choice of neutrals (white, kraft, black, gray).
Identify the elements you chose to use if not readily evident.
Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours.
Include the inspiration pic as well as a link to the challenge in your post.
The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer.
Most importantly, have fun!!!!
Now I can share what I made for the challenge. I drew my inspiration from the flowers, colors and sketch! A THREE-FER!
My main inspiration was the Floral and Flutter dies. Perfect for this challenge. They were die cut in white and color added with Copics. I traced the shaped and cut out a back layer so the flowers would stand out more. I used various leafy dies to add all the other elements. The Authentique paper was the perfect backdrop. I added the glitter tape as an accent and the sentiment from Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous.
Have you seen the new Two Paper Divas July release?
Well if not you should, because it is Fun!
Here is one of my creations for this new release:
I used the new Friends and Flowers set. It was so fun to create this card and put the flower pot in the little frame. Isn't it cute!?! I especially like the colors, the yellow with the Caribbean blue, dreamy combo.
And breathe....I wish I could say I was a SAHM (stay at home mom), but I am not. I am mom to this beautiful girl, wife to my wonderful husband, in addition I work full time and try to make creations on the side. Whew!!! With so much to do and so little time, this is where I find a moment to breathe. These projects are my release, my little bit of ME time in this busy life.