Tuesday, June 4, 2013

So Lovely

   I finally used my last page of Bo Bunny's Country Garden collection. I really like the bright, vivid colors in this collection, and I always love butterflies! I think this collection came in my My Creative Scrapbook kit from spring of 2012, so it was time to wrap it up! I had one photo of Sophia that I've been meaning to scrap, and I thought the blue tones worked well together. 

Here are a few of my other Country Garden layouts:

Thanks for visiting! I have the pleasure of listening to little girl giggles in the background while I'm typing, which can make any day brighter!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Giddy for Cupcakes!

  Since it's Stampin' Up retired product season again (insert sad face here), I stocked up on a few last-minute goodies I've been eyeing for a long time. One was the ADORABLE Cherry on Top hostess set. The stamp set comes with a cake plate and a variety of interchangeable cupcakes  to stamp inside. After seeing a tutorial by Dawn Olchefske, I decided to try her view master card with a twist. True and instant love resulted.

This little piece of heaven uses Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight paper and ink, some black embossing powder, my new chevron embossing folder (Yay!), Apothecary Accents and Circle dies. You guessed it ... the cupcakes inside the cake plate spin to reveal different colors and patterns. WHEEEEE!

My sentiment is living inside the card, stamped in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry ... with a fussy cut cherry on top. I cut the sentiment out with my Labels Collection Framelit die and layered over a piece of DSP cut with the Decorative Label Punch.

This might just be my favorite card EVER. Maybe, just maybe. :) Here's a link to Dawn's tutorial. I hope you'll find it inspiring too!

Have a lovely weekend, my friends!

Bright and Summery Pocket Cards

  I've been on a mission to restock my card stash over the last few weeks, and thanks to a lot of online inspiration, I've been reminded how much I love interactive cards! This week I made a couple of pocket cards in some bright summery colors.

This card was super easy, and I love what the gold embossing powder does for the images in this Apothecary Art Stamp set! I colored the image with Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party Ink and my blender pen. The card base is decorated with some scraps of the retired Attic Boutique DSP. The little butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. My favorite!

If you'd like to try a pocket card, here's a link to my favorite tutorial by Beate Johns at Splitcoast Stampers. All her videos are amazing!

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mojo Monday 295

   I found a little treasure in my stash this week ... a little tag with a denim bird that my fabulously talented crafting mentor, Kristii Lockart, made as a thank you gift for a class I attended a long while back. I decided that this adorable little focal point needed to finally find a home on a project, and the Mojo Monday sketch for this week seemed perfect.

  Here's the sketch:

And here's my take with some help from Kristii:

  The papers for this sweet pastel card are scraps from Bo Bunny's Country Garden and long-retired Webster's Pages. I've been using Stampin' Up's Beautiful Wings Embosslits a lot lately to make these sweet little embossed butterflies. Isn't Kristii's little bird just perfect? 

  Thanks for stopping by today, my friends! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Montana, and it's a great day for planting flowers!