Friday, May 30, 2014

Create with your favorite scissors...

Just a quick post to remind you to check in at Scrap It Girl today. We are doing are "Favorite Things Friday" and this week we are showing off our favorite scissors.  Mine are these small, very precise, very SHARP Fiskars Micro-tips.  I have the mis-shapen finger tips to prove it.  Join the also will see you have one more day to enter the May Challenge at Scrap It Girl, which is to be inspired by "Mother" or "Mother Nature" in your project.


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Create with glitter...

Sometimes, just a little bit of sparkle is all you need.  Anything more than a little, tends to leave me covered in glitter from head to toe!  So, when I recently found this giant fleur de lis stamp, I thought it would be perfect for some monogrammed stationary cards for my dear friend's birthday.

These one inch size letters in Cooper font from Unique Laser Designs are just the perfect size for these cards, and they are thin enough that they don't add a lot weight to the card.  The card will still slide right into an envelope.  I simply spread a thin layer of glue over the letter and then sprinkled on some micro-fine glitter.

The gray cards were stamped with clear ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, and the green ones were stamped with olive ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Speaking of envelopes, I added some washi tape on the flaps of these for an added surprise of color and a hint for what the recipient will find inside.

So, are you like me?  
Is just a little bit of sparkle and glitter enough for you?  
Or, can you never have enough?


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Create for a family connected...

Literally...for a family connected.  Connected with a bit of hot glue.  

I have totally been neglecting my scrapbooking, because I keep playing with these wood shapes from Unique Laser Designs.  Being on their Design Team is awesome, but they keep adding new items to their inventory and I keep adding to my very long wish list!   Every time I think I am ready to sit down and get some serious scrapping done, I think of something new to do with these shapes. As soon as I saw these frames, I knew I wanted to connect them for a collage.

Even though I think they would be spectacular unpainted, I decided to add some vibrant hues with acrylic paint and turn my photos to black and white. 

Connecting these intricate frames was a bit tricky, but after some experimentation, I found that hot glue covered with some acrylic packaging scraps seemed to be the best way to go. You can see a close-up on this picture above.

You know Mother's Day is right around the corner...
I'm giving this to myself!

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Create simply for Mom...

Sometimes simple is best.  Simple can be elegant.  Simple can be cute.  Simple can be perfect.  All these describe my mom so this card is simple perfect for her.  The Scrap It Girl Challenge for May is "Mother" or "Mother Nature" and I seem to have gotten both of these topics into these cards.  

Groovy Deb from the "rogue" FiskaFriends at Facebook gave us a challenge to use this simply happy card that she found at Splitcoaststampers.  I'm thinking it would be so fabulous using sport-balls for the circles (baseball, soccer, basketball)...I never seem to have enough "boy" cards in my stash.  I also need to make a wedding shower card and I think I will use this design for inspiration for that one too.  I'll show you all my takes on it in the future.

I liked this simple design so much, that I just simply decided to use it for cards for my grandma and mother-in-law in addition to my mom.  None of them follow my blog so my secret is safe!

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