Hippo Birdie!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good afternoon! Are you having a great Saturday? Today I'm sharing a quick card using Lawn Fawn stamps. 

I can't get enough of Lawn Fawn's adorable images and recently picked up this stamp set. I stacked the stamps on the set to create the party scene, coloring the images with my favorite Copic markers. The coordinating sentiment is just too perfect!

Thanks for checking out today's project!

SUPPLIES :: Lawn Fawn Year Four Stamp Set / Paper Cut Cardstock / We R Memory Keepers Game Day Patterned Paper / Copic Markers / Memento Tuxedo Black Ink / Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Project Life Update : Week 11

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Project Life update. Man, I'm loving this project. It's become so simple to get all those memories documented. Today I'm sharing Week 11, which follows March 12th through March 18th. 

This spread includes: 5 cell phone pictures, 3 camera pictures, 1 shower invite, 1 flyer, 3 web photos, and 1 concert ticket. 

What happened this week: Became accidentally hooked on Downton Abbey, my bedroom curtains fell on my head, attended a close friend's bridal shower, found a new favorite comedian, drank lots of coffee, played with Sweet Stamp Shop's new release, enlisted a child helper at work, enjoyed a concert and an award winning movie. 

This poor title card. I originally put the marks on the wrong dates - of a week already completed of course - and I tried to save it. I'm just so in love with this card (from the Studio Calico Office Hours Project Life Kit)! 

I created a 3x4 template in Photoshop this week to print out all of my journaling. This helps me gather all of my thoughts and makes sure I can get everything onto one card. While the typewriter is great for exact placement of the words, the computer excels with the delete button! Oh how hard life must be when the biggest decision is which piece of technology I'd like to use. ha!

I discovered Attach Me Stickers from BasicGrey this past winter while creating my December Daily album, and they're still one of my favorite accessories. It's so easy to add things to the album. Here I've added an invite and a flyer with the ticket adhered to the back. 


If you're curious about that journaling card on top, it's a quote from Chris Porter about Starbucks. My bestie, who works at the famous coffeehouse, and I had a good chuckle. 

Rather than cover up the photos with my usual white label, I printed captions onto a piece of vellum. They were cut down and adhered to the photos with my favorite tiny attacher. 

That's a wrap on Week 11. Another one in the books! How are your Project Life albums coming along this year?

SUPPLIES :: Studio Calico Project Life Kits, Office Hours 4x6 Paper Pad / Becky Higgins Midnight Core Kit / Pebbles Journaling Cards / Paper Cut Vellum / BasicGrey Attach Me Stickers

TOOLS :: Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors, White Leather 12x12 Album, 0.1 & 0.5 Marker, Date Stamp / Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher / StazOn Jet Black / HP Photo Printer

Easter Egg Decorations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hi Everyone! The weather here in Wisconsin looks like Christmas, but I've been going crazy with the Easter decor inside. It's going to be a fortress of Spring.

Most recently, I've been filling bowls and jars with plastic eggs decorated with my scrappy supplies. You can check out the floral and pearl eggs I created on the Creations Galore blog today where I'm showing a quick tutorial. Click here to see the full how-to.

You can also see a tutorial for these glitter eggs by clicking here. I'm not sure which set I love more! 

Loads Of Love

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hi there! Today's project is full of pastels and love. Aww.... 

I just can't get enough of the images in this stamp set by Sweet Stamp Shop. I paper pieced the image using a combination of patterned paper and cardstock. The background was created with chalk ink and my favorite heart stamp. 

To contrast this adorable card, I have something I don't love... Snow in April. I shared this photo on Instagram yesterday, and we received even more today! Go away, ok?! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope the weather where you are is sunny and warm. 

CARD SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut Cardstock / American Crafts Patterned Paper / Sweet Stamp Shop 'Press It Wash It' Stamp Set / Memento Tuxedo Black / VersaMagic Aquatic Splash

Card Making Monday: Cheers To You

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Monday! This morning I gathered all of my card making supplies and then sat down at my computer to find a fun sketch for today's project. After finding the mother of all card sketches on the Retro Sketches blog, I got to work. 


I stayed true to original sketch, choosing not to change the orientation or design. 

The diagonals were easy to create with my paper trimmer. I chose to cut just the blue and orange piece, layering them on top of a yellow square piece. The orange cardstock was embossed for added texture! 

Thanks for checking out today's card. Enjoy your week!

SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut White Cardstock / American Crafts Orange Cardstock / We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray Collection / Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp Set / Memento Tuxedo Black Ink / Marvy Matchables Orange Ink / Yellow Baker's Twine

TOOLS :: Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder / Vagabond Machine / Glossy Accents / Tonic Guillotine 
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