Friday, February 28, 2014

To a Wonderful Mother

  It's never too early to start on Mother's Day projects, especially if you suffer from a chronic lack of planning ahead like I do! My mother-in-law absolutely loves red, so I used the last of my Paper Hearts collection from Crate Paper on a card for her highlighting her most loved shade.

  There were dozens of die cuts in the collection and this was one of my last. The modern red florals were just right for adding the color theme to the focal point of the card. I had a little bit of red seam binding left from my Valentine's Day projects, so I used it to add even more red.
  I hope my mom-in-law likes her card, and I hope I can remember to actually get it in the mail on time when the big day rolls around!
  Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by, my friends!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With Love ...

  I absolutely ADORE Stampin' Up's In Colors this year, and out of the five I'm the most obsessed with Crisp Cantaloupe. This beautiful pinky-peach is such a gorgeous spring color, and it is just brilliant used in combination with all sorts of shades, even some unexpected ones like Summer Starfruit!

  I used a little of my Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet paper for the background, and used one of my favorite stamp sets, Field Flowers, to create some lovely Crisp Cantaloupe flowers for my project.

This card turned out simpler than my usual ones perhaps, but I love it just the same. I can smell the spring flowers already!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love You

  Hi, everyone! I'm trying to get back into the crafting groove after our AMAZING trip to Disney World at the end of January. We had the best time EVER, and it was so hard to say goodbye to that shining castle on our last night. (Sniff, sniff) I hope we'll be able to go back again someday. Now that I've had my first real vacation ever, I think I'm a believer! Where should we go next?

  Valentine's Day blew past me, and I forgot to share my last Valentine project. I really wanted to try some vellum layering to create sort of a misty effect on this card. I've been on a mission to use up some of my Valentine-themed stash, so I went for my last few scraps of Crate Paper's Paper Hearts collection.

  I went for traditional V-day colors and used a Blushing Bride card base and some Real Red seam binding that I dyed with a spray bottle and reinker. I stamped the flower images onto some vintage sheet music (love-themed, of course) in Blushing Bride, Real Red, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, and Tempting Turquoise and adhered the layer to my card base. I embossed the vellum layer with glitter embossing powder, embossed and sanded a scrap of printed paper for the card topper, and punched holes for tying my seam binding. A little white gel pen on the title, some pearls, and tada! I might have liked the image to show through a *bit* more, but I did use a heavy vellum.
  This was a very fun card, and I need to use vellum more often in my projects. It's one of those card-making staples that I sometimes forget about.
  Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!