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Too Much Love For Just One Day

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Hi all,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the start of summer and getting in lots and lots of sunshine! It’s been insanely hot here on the east coast and it seems that no amount of air conditioning helps!  One major problem is that the craft room doesn’t have an air condition unit and makes card making some what of a difficult task. But I am pushing through the heat wave and posting up some new blog posts just for you! =)

Today’s card was created using supplies from the May 2012 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I am in love with the kits this company puts out, and am excited to work through them to get some new cards posted. The kit comes with coordinating papers, stamps, and embellishments so helps crank out cards. I think this kit has been my favorite so far. The colors are really nice, and there are so many nice tones and textures to work with. I made a few cards throughout the day and had a few strips of pattern paper as scraps…I just couldn’t throw them away, so I decided to make a banner card out of them. Let me know what you think!

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Featured Products:

Papers and dies: Basic Grey “What’s Up” collection

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp exclusive “You Can do Anything”

Card Base: American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Crimson Red

Online Card Class – Day 8

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Hi all,

Today marks day 8 of the online card class and I”m excited to try the newest technique I have learned. It involves using salt after watercolor/distressing. I used it on the tricolored piece of watercolor paper on my card and am intriqued by the results. I do like the effect, however, I think if I had used darker colors it would have been more dramatic. Anyhow, I think it’s an awesome technique and will keep it in mind for future cards.

Here is my card for day 8



Card Base: Hero Hues Notecard

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper

Inks: Distress Ink – iced spruce, spiced marmalade, fired brick

Stamps : Simon Says Stamp – Sunnier Days

Die Cut: Basic Grey – Love Collection


His&Hers Day 5 (Feminine Card)

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Hi all,

I am on to day 5 of online card class. Today’s theme is anniversary cards. I thought the cards presented in class today were abosutely adorable, but I wanted to try something a little different. I created a card sketch that I wanted to use on both cards. I thought the results were fantastic and was a bit surprised at how quickly the card came together once I sketched out my design scheme.

Lifetime of Love and Laughter

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Now on to today’s masculine card

Valentine’s Day Series – Day 5

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Happy Friday!

Welcome to Day 5 of my Valentine’s Day Card Series. I hope you all have enjoyed the first week of cards and felt inspired. For today’s card I wanted to attempt a  single layer card. Single layer cards are great in that they are potentially the easiest to send through the mail without having to buy extra postage due to weight or size. I think I came really close but then I felt as if something was missing and added the dimensional heart. Luckily it is made of a thin felt material and doesn’t have much bulk to it.

Just For You

Supplies: Card Base : Hero Arts Note Card – Neutrals

Heart Stamps : Making Memories – Love Struck

Sentiment: Inkadinkado – Caring Words

Inking: Ink Blending Tool & Tim Holtz Distress Ink – fire brick

Eyelets: Making Memories 1/8″ Metallics

White Border: Uniball Signo Broad Gel Pen & Bic Velocity Gel 0.7

Corner Rounding: We are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper