Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Dreams Banner

I just finished this banner for Brook's *belated* birthday this weekend. I had seen a photo for a wedding where the couple was arranged on a picnic against a shed backdrop with a pastel banner across the background and thought that would be cute for Brook's room. Banners are all the rage and Close To My Heart has these cute chipboard banner pennants in packs of 8, so now to the designing..

Her room is in pastel butterflies in Spring Iris and Sweet Leaf with a little of the old Breeze thrown in. Really cute, but hard to match decor surprisingly!! To get the right colors I used a bunch of scraps from my stash. Some old Breeze cardstock along with B&Ts from Life Delights and Whoops-A-Daisy, all of which are retired. Sorry for all the old stuff, but I bought it when we picked her room colors a few years ago. She has been asking me for decor for her walls, but I wasn't quite sure what to settle on until I saw these banners.

The letters are cut on the Cricut out of Chocolate cardstock and the stamping is in Chocolate, White Daisy and Spring Iris with a pop of Watermelon (retired) on the daisies to match the B&T. We have a glitter and unicorn kinda girl, so Prisma Glitter is used in liberal amounts. Check out each picture in finite detail by clicking on it for a larger image.

Brook loves it and I think it turned out pretty cute, too! 

Supplies Used:
My Creations Chipboard Banner (2) *8 pieces are included per package
My Acryix Stamps: Simply Splendid, Treasures, Find Your Style
Retired products: Watermelon ink, Whoops-A-Daisy My Reflections, Life's Delights My Reflections, Daydream My Reflections, Breeze cardstock and Top Coats Rockin'.

 Warm wishes,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Celebrate U Card

This is a card we made a few years ago that was one of my favorites. I haven't put it up on the blog before, so I thought I would share it with you. It was made with That's Amore papers and Damask Tiles. I'm so glad so many of you liked it! I have received it back a few times from friends and family. It's great to see you are sending your cards out to those you love! Designer's Tip: Use a little Liquid glass over the small tiles to make them pop and add dimension!

Happy Crafting!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Tickled Pink and Happy Birthdays

Birthday month is almost complete and while I'm crazy about birthdays, I couldn't possibly eat another piece of cake! For some reason we decided to group all of the birthdays in a month in our family.. Okay, we didn't try but it worked out that way! So a big happy birthday to my bestest daughter Brook, my dad, and my niece, Danni this week!

The card featured today is a flashback from last year's Tickled Pink. Rather than scrapbooking it as was suggested, I've been slowly pecking away at it and turning out beautiful cards. My mother-in-law received this  card last week for Mother's Day. It's fun, flirty and floral all by itself, so I left off excess embellishments, instead going for a simple and classic look.

I made this card using a pattern from Wishes, one of our two Card Confidence program volumes (the other is called Originals.) If  you're ever stuck with a bunch of supplies and not sure what to do, our How-To books are the best! There are 4 scrapbook page volumes and 2 card confidence volumes giving you PLENTY of inspiration! Each book shows beautiful full-color examples a sketch of the pattern, cutting guide and complete assembly instructions along with some great tips and techniques on most every page to add WOW to your art. These books are invaluable as they can be reused again and again in different papers and colors or rotate the patterns for a fresh approach. They're never stale!

I hope your May Day is going great today. Speaking of MayDays, check out my layout of my daughter on my new Facebook Fan Page. I'd love for you to "like" it and come for a visit! I post art and conversation pieces on there frequently to help get your creativity rolling! You can link to it here. Please stop by and leave me some love! Happy crafting and see you soon!

Warm wishes,

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