Friday, August 29, 2014

Pink & Main? Super fun new stamps.

Hej hej from Sweden! I had the SUPER fun opportunity to guest design for Pink and Main stamp company! You have seen their July release a bunch from me already on different projects, but these are two that I made JUST for them.

The first one I did I wanted to play with some mixed media on my cards and I had this translucent embossing paste just waiting to be played with! The stars and diamonds on BLING were perfect! Mix with a star stencil and wammo! Super fun project.

I added some stamps and the sentiment from NOTED to complete my project. 

I colored the little heart in red for fun and used my Imaginisce papers and buttons to highlight everything. I added glitter to part of it for fun and emphasis and really just had a ball making this card! :) 

The second card I made was for my father in law's 60th birthday (obviously). He is just done with chemo and we are so thankful to spend each day that we get with him! The MONSTER TRUCKS set was a perfect length and boldness in a sentiment to emphasize what I needed to say. :) Yes, on a set called Monster Trucks... :) 

I popped the background and used good old scotch tape to tape down my Imaginisce papers in whatever shape I cut them in. It was super easy. 

Okay, check out some of my other posts to see the sneaky ways I snuck in Pink and Main stamps and enjoy! Check out their August release too while you are at it! :)

Have a beautiful day!

Pink and Main Stamp Sets:


Monday, August 11, 2014

Doodlebug Chevron Monogram Door Hangers

Hey hey! So.... we were "assigned" (as if it's a chore!!! ;)) sugar coated chevron card stock to play with this time! I have had these cut files at the ready for a little while now and couldn't wait to put something on the girls' room door to identify it as both of theirs. I love ampersands so I had to get one of those in there too. :) Courtney from Court's Crafts here with a little door decor! 

Hans (my husband) hasn't really let me put stuff on the girls' door. He is totally non committal and wont let me do it! He has vetoed almost everything... and then I made these. :)

My girls' names are Emmaline and Charlotte and I am totally enamored with everything "sisterly" as I was an only child. I wanted to make their monograms equal and opposite and since doodlebug makes everything in their "classic colors", I was able to do just that! 

Of course I needed a little gold thrown in there. It's so *hot* right now. :) 

And if you look closely - behind the gold - is tone on tone white chevron card stock

I love butterflies and their room is very "nature" themed and I thought that the spinkles vellum would look cute on top of the chevron so I double cut the butterflies and adhered them at the thorax. 

Lastly, I added three pearls for accent at the bottom right of the letters. 

Here it is on their door! 

I had to get a picture so that you can see just how sparkly the sugar-coated card stock is. I know that when I see glittered card stock I am sometimes not too impressed with the amount of glitter on the card stock. I like it to SHINE! And no surprise here - doodlebug card stock does just that! Check. Out. That. Glitter!

Thank you so much for checking out my sugar-coated-chevron project! Make sure to check out how you can WIN SOME! :)

This is Court's Crafts signing out! Have a beautiful day!





Friday, August 8, 2014

May Arts New Release Ribbon Blog Hop

Court from Court’s Crafts here! I received this awesome silk ribbon! It’s so soft and .. well.. silky! :) It’s quite flat - there is virtually no thickness which is awesome for cards!

For my first card I used loops to emphasize my sentiment and distract from the busy background. 

My second card was actually where my inspiration came from. I wanted to weave the silk ribbon. As the ribbon is a 1” width, I wove it on a 4” x 4” piece of card stock. Then I had to find a way to get the sentiment on the background without covering up the weaving. I achieved this by using the loopy method. :) 

My last project is a quick tag. I wanted to tie a bow with this gorgeous ribbon and the way the folds worked on the top of the tag - ugh. lovely. I have always said that May Arts Ribbon is the BEST for tying bows and this ribbon is no different. Luscious. 

Here is the line- up for the week!!!! 






May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Make sure to check out the May Arts Blog! There are THREE prizes up for grabs!!! THREE spools of May Arts Ribbon! Check it out HERE!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pencil Holder From Imaginisce

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous summer! Mine is FLYING by! I am up on the Imaginisce blog today to give you some pencil no.2 inspiration! 
Pencils are always on the school supply list and while pencil tins are darling, wouldn’t this be fun to look in a cubby or locker at? School colors can be used to add some extra umph, but Emmaline loves pink, blue, purple, and stars so this is right up her ally! 

Imaginisce’s Little Princess line is perfect for many more things than scrapbooking! I have really enjoyed putting the light blue and light green polka dotted paper on boys’ cards - but I digress… I LOVE the star paper in this collection - so fun! It’s one of those things that I would wall paper with.. no seriously… Okay, okay. I may have “star” issues.
I used a cut file by Jamie Lane Designs for this and it originally came with apples as well as stars to decorate the pencils as a teacher’s gift. Dual usage? Yes, please. I grabbed some new May Arts Ribbon that is a string of gold stars and used two glue dots to add them to the back of the pencils. I thought it gave them a little extra depth. 
I added a little velvet ribbon to one of the pencils because I have bow issues - I love them. 
The project is incredibly sturdy and has great depth while not taking up a large foot print.
I hope this inspires you to go create something fun for your kids’ going back to school! :)

Supply List:

American Crafts: Cardstock White