Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Journal Card

Journal cards many times steer me in the direction of colors~

stamps: Avery Elle Windmill flower, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy   dies: Avery Elle Elle-ments Windmill flower, Winnie & Walter In a Word: Birthday Cutaway  other: Nuvo drops, WeRMemory Keepers Journal Card

This was a super easy card for:

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


 I finally created a card using a stamp set I bought months ago.

I couldn't resist the sale, plus my daughters LOVE music!

 stamps: Pinkfresh Studio Music Lover  dies: Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border

Years ago, I learned a valuable tip from Laurie at her blog soapboxcreations 

using Press & Seal.

I would not have attempted this card without it.

Here I used Press & Seal to lift the bubble line from my extremely loved cutting plate~

 I flipped it over to add glue ~

The final pic shows the back of the pink layer which you don't see in my finished card.

 I try to use every. last. bit. of my precious cardstock.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Transformation Tuesday Summer Car Collage

is an opportunity to redo a card.

stamps: Papertrey Ink On the Wagon/ Celebrate Big (limited time free customer set) 
dies: Papertrey Ink On the Wagon/ Celebrate Big (limited time free customer set)/Tinsel & Tags scalloped circle, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans  other: Papertrey Ink Modern Background Stencil

Here's my masculine creation from last month:

I thought it would be fun to not only feminize it, but jazz it up for a celebration.

 Summer is the time for bright colors~perfect for neon patterned paper.

 I built up from there with a pink lobster and coordinating colors.

It should scream pah~teyyy. ;)

Have a good one~


Dream Big

When I stamp, I end up with extra finished images.

I like to play around with different color combinations, so I almost always have leftovers.

These seemed to play nice together~


stamps: Papertrey Ink On the Wagon, Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Shirley's Blooms, Verve Dream Big/Treasured Words  dies: Papertrey Ink On the Wagon, Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Shirley's Blooms Cutaways, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border dots,Verve Rounded Rectangle 

 I followed CAS(E) this Sketch this week:

 I have a renewed fascination for cars lately...I've been enjoying Comedians In Cars on Netflix.

Jerry Seinfield highlights the coolest cars I've ever seen!

The interviews are fun too.

The show didn't get great reviews...but thumbs up from me!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Abstract Creative Lifestyle

I approach life creatively~

park like I've never done it before...

cook like a novice...

and sometimes speak as if I'm fresh to the planet.


Let's just say that my creativity is better translated into cards than anything else. ;)

Abstract designs are my favorite to make.
They're like the jazz genre of the cardmaking world. 
With chill vibes and a relaxed's all about expression.

snap snap

stamps: Ink Road Stamps Full Circle  die: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle

 I played with fun Ink Road Stamps while interpreting the following challenge:

I loosely followed the sketch and added pink to blues & greens.

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Noteworthy Smile

I've been playing with this new border and I can't put it down.

stamps:Pinkfresh Studio Music Lover,Verve Hope Lifts    dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border,MFT Blueprints 11 smile sentiments,Verve Lifted Hope  other: Nuvo Drops,WeRMemory Keepers Albums Made Easy Journal Cards, music notes confetti

I've collected journal cards over the years and want to put them to use.

 "Noteworthy" had me think bubbly dance party, so I went from there.

I used these beautiful tranquil colors~

I'm also entering this challenge~

It's impossible not to smile at a dance party, am I right?

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