Saturday, June 29, 2013

papillon potpourri!

This is just something pretty that I worked up with the Tea for Two dsp and Papillon Potpourri.  The Pool party butterflies are popped up, which gives this card an interesting texture.

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Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, From My Heart

Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Tea for Two DSP

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants BigZ die, 1” and 1 ¾” Circle punches, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Pearl jewels, Soda Pop Tops, Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 3/16” Metallic brads, Crystal Effects, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, sponges

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Congratulations to Ellie and Raimond!

Congratulations to my daughter, Gabrielle, on her silver medal in the 2013 USHJA Children's Jumpers Championships, held June 19 - 23 at the Georgia International Horse Park, in Conyers, Georgia.  In  six rounds of competition over fences between 1.15m and 1.20m in height, they only had one rail down in five days of competition.  Pretty fabulous, if you ask me!

The Championships took place on the Grand Prix field, built for the 1996 Olympic Games.  The entire venue was spectacular.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The June issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler is here!

It's a red, white, blue theme for the month of June.  Stars, stripes and fun 'Sweet Liberty' themed table decor.  Great projects for July 4th, Memorial Day, Veterans Day or flag day.
The template of the month is the "Simply Starry" favor box.

Go here to purchase your online copy today!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shabby Post Card

Okay, I don't know what my most favorite part of this card is!  For a semi-complicated card, this one put itself together pretty quickly.  I will say, however, that I had to get up in the middle of the night to put the Crisp Cantaloupe Boutique Details embellishment on.  I knew that the card was a little too modal, but I couldn't figure out how to fix it.  Picking out the Crisp Cantaloupe pretty was just the right note to set the whole card off!

You may not be able to see it, but the "I like loving you" sentiment, the stamp  and the larger outer layer are printed on a subtle Pistachio Pudding/Vanilla pattern from the Venetian Romance dsp.  I think that it gives a lot of texture to the whole composition.

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Stamps:  Post Card, Lovely Romance, Postage Due, En Francais

Paper:  Vanilla, Early Espresso, Venetian Romance dsp

Ink:  Basic Brown, Crisp Cantloupe, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Ticket-Corner punch, Postage Stamp punch, brads, Antique brads, In-Color Boutique Details, Pistachio Pudding stretch ribbon, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, sponges

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More Tea Party and Afternoon Picnic...

Here's a simple card made using another image from the new Tea Party set -- and I love, love, LOVE the Afternoon Picnic dsp!

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Stamps:  Tea Party

Paper:  Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Afternoon Picnic dsp

Ink:  Black, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Always Artichoke seam binding, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, white gel pen

Tea Party and Afternoon Picnic dsp!

Here's my first attempt with some of the new catalog items.  I really like the Afternoon Picnic dsp, the Tea Party set and the Chevron ribbon.  The only problem with the ribbon is that the chevrons create an optical illusion -- it looks narrower at one end.  I measured the width and it's the small size all the way across!

I'm not sure about the paper bow, though.  It was the first one that I've tried and it seems a little stiff.  

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Stamps:  Tea Party

Paper:  Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, Afternoon Picnic dsp

Ink:  Black, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Big Shot, Ovals framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Small Oval punch, brads, Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon, Basic Pearls jewels, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, white gel pen

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Congratulations Graduates!

I've had a bunch of high school graduation announcements come in the mail lately, so I thought that I'd take a couple of free hours to make some graduation cards.  This was a pretty simple card to put into a "production line."  I love the World Spectacular dsp, as well as the Blue Ribbon set, so this was a natural!  I used an image from Word Play for the inside sentiment.

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Stamps:  Blue Ribbon, Word Play

Paper:  Vanilla, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, World Spectacular dsp, Champagne Glimmer paper

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Rhinestone jewels, brads, Aquapainter, sponges

Fine Feathers

This project started out as just the piece of peacock colored Soho Subway dsp.  It was so beautiful and I wanted to work up a project that showcased it.  I wish that you could see the gold shimmer on the feather -- it's really pretty IRL!  I sprayed it liberally with gold Smooch spray and did some highlighting with the gold Smooch accent ink.

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Stamps:  Fine Feathers, Loving Thoughts

Paper:  Island Indigo, Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Soho Subway dsp

Ink:  Black, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon, brads, gold Smooch spray, gold Smooch accent ink, sponges, Aquapainter, Dimensionals