Inspiration from Melissa

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Baby time

 Simplicity in pink. A giraffe with a itty bitty pearl for her eye is pretty cute! The tiny strip of sparkle along the side, makes it feel all girly!

 Elephants and monkeys wishing a warm congrats to a new baby boy! two little pieces of washi tape are easy to add and below that star embellishment with a little twine tied on is all you need!

Friday, February 27, 2015

coffee & friends

This stamp set is the perfect one for me. I LOVE coffee and and LOVE friends. Put the two together and they truly are the perfect blend! Here i used black stazon ink on water color paper before i painted it with the aqua painter. Pulling a little early espresso from the lid of the ink pad i shaded just a tad around the left side and top of the cup. Cut it out. Stamped again on dsp, cut out for my band around the cup and finish it off with a little linen thread bow!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

i think you're pretty swell

 Man, these large stamps are rather awesome! One stamp and your card is full!
the yellow twine is some strands of the thick bakers twine pulled apart. To tie through a button it's a bit thick IMO, but when you pull it apart, it's just right.

so very kind of you

my chalkboard trial. So this chalkboard paper is in the Occasions Mini right now and it just looks really fun! I tried out the yellow citrus pad. Stamped it and it is a very thick ink(craft) and was NOT drying/absorbing into the paper.( I never thought to flip the paper over, and i don't read instructions) so i decided i had to emboss or i would have a very messy sheet of chalkboard! I used clear embossing powder and it's all good. no longer looks like chalk, so back to the mini i go where i read, "One side of the heavy paper has a smooth grain that pairs perfectly with white stampin' Chalk Marker and the OTHER side is perfect for the craft stampin' ink.... ding ding!!;)
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

thanks much

Butterflies and flowers made me think spring today and i dusted of my edgelit for a little extra pizzaz! The magnetic platform is a MUST in anyone's crafting room that uses any framelits, edgelits ect. I lent mine out so used just my regular cutting platform for doing this. u know how many times i had to cut to get it right?! Everytime i ran it through it would move just a smidge and be crooked. cant have that on a pretty card;) So i kept trying and got it eventually.
Punches and a little bling put this card together rather quickly!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sale.a.bration Camp time!!

 When life gets busy, hosting events goes on the back burner. It was way to long since i had people over to stamp but i was finally able to get it on the books! These are the fun cards we all made. Each guest made two of each one. The above tree is my favorite new stamp set out of the mini right now!
 Great masculine stamp set with TONS of options for sentiments!
 My bright and colorful take on the birthday card ....
and those whimsical feathers...what's not to love?! Since the stamp set comes with a matching framelit, we didn't even have to do any cutting! The Big Shot did it all for us!
I tried out a 3D box on the guests and it was a hit! Since camp was Valentine am....they could fill it with some kisses and give a surprise to a certain someone! The boxes are a steal in the mini right now! 25 boxes for $6.95! item#135829

and a peak at our goodies...Raspberry/cream cheese on top of Almond...gotta admit now that my girls are getting older, they can help out with getting camp ready and the goodies! Hannah took great care in punching out all the hearts and gluing them to a toothpick for me! Haley sprinkled the cupcakes and stuck in the picks. Happy Stamping to you all and here are the keys supplies used: