Butterfly Elegance

This card has a vintage effect that makes the butterflies captivating and elegant. You can never have too many.

Inspired by:  Lisa Curcio

Watercolor Butterfly

 

 


Posted on : Sep 04 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Vintage |

Timeless Elegance

At July stamp camp one of my customers mentioned that she would be needing an anniversary card.  I recall seeing a beautiful card designed by Amy Koenders and thought it would be the perfect card for an anniversary and versatile enough for any other occassion.  I always try to use card designs that can be used for multiple occassions so that my customers needs are met.

Timeless Elegance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Sep 03 2015
Posted under Anniversary |

Wish Big

This is a card by Susan Field who designed this card for a organized swap at the recent annual Stampin' UP! convention held in Salt Lake City, UT.  She was gracious enough to allow me to take the measurements so that I could copy it for my July stamp camp.  I love the colors in the Bohemian Designer Paper Series and the cutie patootie Octopus will surely make someones day.

Wish Big

Wish Big

Non Stampin' UP!:  Dies by Dave (Octopus Die)

 

 


Posted on : Aug 12 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave |

Pretty Petals

I found this layout on Google by Sam Hammond Donald, a demonstrator from the UK who live in North Wales.  I love how she matched up the coordinating designs of the Pretty Petal Designer Paper Stack to make a delightful card.  I used a different stamp set with some paper piercing around the framelit mat to make it my own.   You know me and layers.  There can never be too many.

By the way, I can't find my camera so I had to use my phone.  Probably why you won't see the paper piercing.

Pretty Petals

 

 

 


Posted on : Jul 27 2015
Posted under Birthdays |

Bokeh, Bokeh

Talk about a fun technique.  The bokeh (BOH-kay) technique is a photography term.  The lense of the camera blurs the background with circular highlights to focus on the subject.  Or something like that.   The background is first sponged randomly with three colors of ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock until the cardstock is completely covered.  To make the circles, make a template using Window Sheets and the 3 smallest circle framlets.  Then use a sponge dauber with white craft ink to add the circles.

This is so cool and your card is like snowflakes.  No one card is alike.  Note how the bling pulls your eye to the sentiment.  Its awesome! 

Inspired by:  Diane Dimich & Frenchie

Bokeh Technique

Bokeh Technique

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jul 07 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Techniques |

Tree Swings

My Aunt Ruth had a tree swing hanging from a huge shade tree on her farm.  As a youngster, it's one of the things I liked to do when I visited.  Do you have any fond memories of a tree swing?  If so, this card will bring them back.  A quick and easy card to whip up for someone that's been on your mind.

Inspired by:  Beth Adams

Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jul 02 2015
Posted under Friendshp |