Friday, July 11, 2014

Watercolor and Typeset paper card

You may be seeing this Typeset paper a lot because I love it! It is thin like a page from an old book so it will work for lots of techniques, not just as a background for a tree. :)

The flowers were made by coloring on watercolor paper and using the new little flower punch. I enjoy watercoloring so much that when I have a bit of paper left over I'll color it and use it for the little punches - it comes in handy and I use up every bit of the paper that way.

Thanks for looking and happy Firday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

xoxo card with star stencil

I love the new kraft paper and I really love the new stencils! I used the stars and Daffodil Delight ink and it gives the card just a touch of depth. The polaroid frame, arrows, and xoxo were cut using framelit dies so you get the perfect shapes every time.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodgrain Reindeer Christmas in July card

Here's that handsome reindeer Dasher with some of the new sequins on his scrolly antlers! I thought the woodgrain embossing folder and pennant stamp would keep the card masculine. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Christmas in July with SU! Blendabilites Markers!

Christmas cards in July? Maybe if I start now I will have several made and ready to send in December! I have been having fun coloring with Stampin Up!'s new alcohol markers called Blendabilities. There are three hues for each color: a light, medium, and dark color, except for the skin tone set which has 6 markers. There is also a Color Lifter marker to "erase" color from any oopsies.

For my flower I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive sets. There are lots of techniques you can do  to blend and shade with them; I tried to make this card look like stained glass.

Half of the colors are available to order now and the rest are expected to be available in August.

The colors available now are:
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment
  • Color Lifter
The following accessories are available:
  • Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, this ink won't smear when you color with the Blendabilities
  • Memento Ink Refill in Tuxedo Black
The remaining colors are coming August 1:
  • Crumb Cake
  • Night of Navy
  • Melon Mambo
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Calypso Coral
  • Smoky Slate
They are lots of fun and the colors are so vibrant, I just love them!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Project Life April - May #PLxSU

Project Life pages are different to look at than regular scrapbook pages because there isn't one focal point. I suppose you could start at the top left and "read" the page like a book but not everyone puts their pages together in a linear fashion. {Ahem... doesn't April come before May?...} What works best for me is to look at the photos first and then the journaling and embellishments.

I started my PL in the middle of April instead of waiting until the beginning of May because I had that awesome photo of my nephew Myles and me that I really wanted to use with the "HAPPY" card. 

This next page is all about one event in May and some pages will be like this and some pages may include a week or more. It's all about what photos I have and what I want to highlight. That's one of the nice aspects of Project Life, you can record a small detail or memory that you might not make an entire layout about  and it's those little details and memories that make everyone's pages unique.

The winter this year was brutal and seemed to go on forever so I am really enjoying the flowers and greenery in my yard this spring. You may notice stickers, wood veneer, washi tape, and transparent embellishments on these pages - and they are all new from Stampin' Up!. I especially like the stamps. :)

Have you started Project Life? It's such a fun and low stress way to scrapbook and I encourage you to give it a try - however you want to do it is awesome!