Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's Cake Time

Here's a bright and fun birthday card I created with Gracie's new "It's Cake Time" digital stamp set.

Ok, so tell me I'm not the only one to complete a card -- look at it for a little bit --- and then rip it all back apart and start over?! Below you'll see the first (well actually my second) attempt at using this image. Problem was: I really wanted the cake image to stand out, but with all the other colorful elements, it didn't. So.....do any of you have to try more than once to "get it right?"

Supplies and Tools:

  • It's Cake Time (Graciellie Design)
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • White Liquid Pearls
  • Mounting Tape
  • Polka Dot Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)
  • Phrase Two Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Worn Lipstick / Black Soot Distress Oxide (Ranger) 
  • Baker's Twine

This post linked to:
Make My Monday - Going Round in Circles
Time Out - Inspirational Quote (birthday wishes)
Allsorts - Favorite Stamp/Image/Die (Graciellie Designs is my favorite digi shop!)
Love to Scrap - Anything goes

Monday, March 18, 2019

Refresh My Soul

As I mentioned earlier this month, I'm honored (and so excited) to be guest designing for Sweet n' Sassy this month. One of my favorite things about their store is all the inspirational stamps they carry! You'll want to stop over and check out all the wonderful sets they currently have in stock! Make sure you check the clearance section as well - lots of good deals there!

Here's the fun set I'm showcasing today: Refresh My Soul

Supplies and Tools:
(Note: If you purchase the stamp set from the link below, I will receive a small commission on the sale.)
  • Refresh My Soul (Sweet n' Sassy)
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Black Tuxedo Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Brick Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)

This post linked to:
Kraft chicks - Shades of Green
Allsorts - Favorite Stamps/Image/Die (This cactus stamp set is my current favorite)
Creative Inspirations - Spring Greens
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stenciled One Layer Card

Ok, so I'm not very good at creating one layer cards -- but I decided to have another go at it using a Stamplorations stencil to create my background.  Technically, I guess this isn't one layer since I layered the pink panel on a white card front --- but it's pretty close!

Supplies and Tools:

This post linked to:
Stamplorations Mixed Media - Use a Stencil
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge - Use Stamplorations Products

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Be Authentic

Today I'm sharing a floral card created with Gracie's brand new "Authentic" digital stamp set.

Instead of creating a "traditional" card, I decided to turn the blooms into a gatefold card. I got the idea from this beautiful card by Larissa Heskett who in turn got the idea from someone else!

Supplies and tools:

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Celebrating Friendship
Simon Says - Feminine/Girly
a2z Scapbooking - Color It In
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes