Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm linking up with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop today.  There are a ton of super sponsors, so be sure to link up and hop!!  

Here's my card...

I wanted to play along with this month's Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge which was to look at your sky and be inspired by the colors.  Well, my sky today is clear blue with sunshine and just a smattering of wispy clouds.  There are bare greyish black branches against the sky and there is a red trailer parked in the snow across the way for a spot of color.  I tried to get all that in my card, yet still make it spring-ish for the hop.  How did I do??? : )

I used an older Flourishes set called Mix n Mugs illustrated by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy, and a sweet sentiment and background stamp from the Verve set Better with You.  I followed this week's Viva La Verve sketch for my layout.

Thanks loads for stopping by!  


Thursday, February 26, 2015

{Stamp Simply} A Living Hope

Stamp Simply always carries such a wonderful variety of pretty, graceful sets!  Today I used the Caring Thoughts Sentiments set and the Rejoice and Be Glad set, both by JustRite, on my card.  I stamped the Lily of the Valley stamp in a mossy green that matched my bow, then stamped the sentiment in black.  I stamped the butterfly on a separate piece of cardstock and trimmed it out, then attached it with a tiny bit of 3D foam.  I cut a length of seam binding that I could attach across the front, taping around the back of my white layer, then I made a double bow and adhered it to the strip of seam binding on the card with a glue dot.  I used a few pearl pretties and rounded the corners to make it a little softer feeling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Shopping List...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{TCP Tuesday} Be Where You Are

Greetings, friends!!

I had so much fun putting together this card for the TCP Tuesday Color Challenge!  I love companies that have challenges because it encourages me to use all the lovelies I've acquired from that company.  Today I inked up this sweet Up, Up and Away Penguin with his spring-y kite.  It won't be long now!! : )  I loved the look of this card by Christine - how she used the Framed Up die on its side and it worked perfectly as a little earth and sky background for my penguin.  

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Stamps - Up, Up, and Away (TCP)
Dies - Framed Up, Holiday Toppers (to sponge the hill) (TCP), Mini Labels (MFT), Mini Clouds (Taylored Expressions)
Ink - Sour Apple (MFT), Ocean Mist, Black Onyx (Gina K)
Cardstock - PTI, Gina K
Patterned Paper - Birthday Hoot (Gina K)
Pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Copics

Monday, February 23, 2015

Viva La Verve meets Color Throwdown

Just a quick post today! I played with the Viva La Verve sketch and the Color Throwdown colors for my card (but I think I'm an hour too late to enter the Throwdown...).  I used some older Kaisercraft Summer Breeze paper, dies from MFT and Verve, stamps from Verve's Each New Day set and some pretty seam binding.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Through the Window

My card today was inspired by a card I saw that used the Tic Tac Toe die as a window.  What a great idea!  I found a piece of My Mind's Eye Notable paper that had a perfect cluster of flowers for the corner.  I cut the piece to fit under my "window" and matted it twice before layering it onto a 4.25" square card base.  I stamped a little greeting from the JustRite Hello Buttercup set onto a circle, then popped it up using the thin foam tape over a scalloped circle mat, and added some aqua rhinestones to finish it off!

Here's my Stamp Simply shopping list...

Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies

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