Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - Hello I Love You

Hi and Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a fun and fresh card featuring the new Ain't Life Grand Collection from Pretty Little Studio! This collection is packed with a punch of rich bold colors! 
I wanted to make a fun collage card with a repeating circular shape (like the lens on the camera from the Document This die cut pack). I started with an Easy Breezy Tag with a graph print. Notice the printed red eyelet is also circular! 
Now for the circles! And let me just say there are LOTS of circle shapes throughout the collection for you to work with - even some that you can punch yourself with a cirle punch. All of my circles came from the Framed die cut pack. I adhered them with adhesive foam tape.
The colorful flair repeats the "hello" sentiment. This one is from the Life Noted flair package. You'll also find the "hello" sentiment on the orange background paper! 
I added a little "i love you" from the Love Life Words die cuts. In my opinion the word die cuts in the pack are a bit large for an A2 size card and would be better suited to larger projects like layouts.

The final touches are some twine for the tag and a sprinkle of crystal sequins! The card is so bright and cheery and gender neutral! A nice surprise for my guy!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Ain’t Life Grand Collection
Die Cut | Framed (circles), Mixed Bag (arrow), Document This (Camera), Love Life Words (i love you)
Shipping Tags | Easy Breezy
Flair | Life Noted
Sequins | Crystal 4mm, Crystal Snow

Twine | The Twinery Midnight Blue

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Color Throwdown - Hello Spring!

I'm so happy it's finally spring here in the Midwest.  I love all the flowers I see when I'm out walking the dog!  In the yard you'll find Bleeding Hearts, Tulip, Lilac and Daffodils all in bloom! They get all the credit today for my card! 
This is my last week as the guest designer at Color Throwdown!  I really appreciate the opportunity to share my projects on their blog and make some new friends!   The colors this week are Yellow, Spring Green and Magenta! 
I started with a Reverse Confetti Drop Cover Panel placed over a soft yellow card stock.   I think it adds just the right amount of color! 
Next I stamped flowers from Blooms 'n Buds in yellows and Memento Lilac Posies - the perfect red/purple magenta color. 

I double cut the Hello Confetti cut - once from gold foil, and a second time from gold glitter paper. I layered them for a bit of shine and sparkle.

I added a Tim Holtz Memo Pin with a gem in the center. It reminds me of the little pick that holds the sentiment card when you receive delivered flowers. 

Ready to see what the rest of the team made? They're sure to inspire you! Just click the names below to jump to their blogs.

Color Throwdown Team
Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen

I sure hope you'll join me closing out this last challenge for April at Color Throwdown! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Blooms 'n Buds
Dies | Reverse Confetti Blooms 'n Buds, Hello, Drop Cover Panel
Tim Holtz Memo Pin

CAS-ual Fridays Modern Hello

Well hello to you!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's my turn to post on the CASual Friday's blog!    Today I'm mixing an older set Wallflower with a brand new set called Modern Petals!
I stamped a colorful background by repeating the Modern Petal border using my Misti stamping tool.  I can't tell you how easy this is when you have a stamping tool!  I used Memento ink and double stamped the images for rich, deep color.
I didn't want to cover up all that background stamping so I added a sentiment on a Funky Square Tag.  This is a two die set that gives you the ability to layer color.  I cut the larger background die from black because I knew it could hold up against that colorful background.  I stamped the simple hello sentiment on white and added some 4 petal flowers from the Wallflower set. 
Instead of a bow or twine for the tag hole I thought it would be fun to have it hanging from a Lovely Link Fri Die Cut. 
I love how striking the black embellishments are on the colorful background! 

Want to go shopping? You can find all the NEW products in the store here! I hope you'll use my discount code to SAVE 15% on your purchase! Any commission that would normally be given to me has been redirected to CASual Fridays for their Calling All Sistahs Campaign to use toward breast cancer awareness and prevention. I do not accept any payment for products I use on my blog. I only work with products I love and would recommend.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - You Are My Happy!

I'm loving all the new collections in the Pretty Little Studio store! Today I'm playing with the new Blooming Hearts Collection! The collection is a fun mix of brights and pastels with black accents thrown in for more drama! Its fun and fresh with geometric prints like triangles and diamonds, with some pretty florals too!
See what I mean? Who knew pastels and brights could be so happy together? I started with a mix of background paper prints and topped that with a 3x4" Pocket Card from the "Our Story" pack.
I created a focal point using the Picture Perfect frame topped with Blooming die cut flowers. There are so many pretty flowers and fronds in the pack you're going to have a hard time deciding which ones you want to use! I love how the journaling card pattern peeks through the open frame. I added half of a 4" Cambridge Doily under the journaling card because I love the lacy look with the flowers. It also helps soften some of the hard lines created in the patterns and layering. TIP: Using only half the doily helps stretch your craft supplies! Save the other half for another project! 
I added a tab at the top and a yellow "you are awesome" circle die cut (both from Picture Perfect die pack), and a sentiment from the I Heart You die pack. The bright yellow color is repeated throughout the design.
A little sparkle and shine is all this one needs! I added some Gift Wrap Red sequins, and 4mm Crystal

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Blooming Hearts
3x4 Pocket Cards | Our Story
Die Cut | Blooming, Picture Perfect, I Heart You
Doily | 4” Cambridge
Sequins | Gift Wrap, 4mm Crystal

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Oriental Orchids

Happy Friday! Are you going to be spending time outdoors? The weather here is so unpredictable here. If it's nice you know I'm going to be outside! I'll make Mr. J start up the grill and get cooking LOL! If it's rainy I'm guessing he'll be watching the TV and I'll slip away for some crafting.

I'm playing with the Altenew Oriental Orchids from Tupelo Designs LLC. They're my favorite place to shop! They carry lots of my favorite brands.. .Reverse Confetti, Altenew, My Favorite Things, Concord and 9th, and Waffle Flower just to name a few.

They've got free shipping ALWAYS (USA ONLY) with no coupon code required.

I also like that I get reward points for dollars I spend in the shop. These turn into dollars that I can use on my next order. I sure hope you will give them a chance the next time you want to order something! Want to go shopping? Click here!
The Oriental Orchids are a multi layer stamping set.  No worries choosing colors - Altenew inks take the guess work out of choosing what colors to layer together.   I love that their packaging also has photos of the completed images for easy reference.
I didn't add all the layers in the set.  I stamped the base layer in Frosty Pink, and then the outline in Ruby Red.  For the middle layer I used Coral Berry.  I added a bit of yellow to the flower centers with a Copic Marker.  
I toyed around with the idea of putting the orchids on pattern paper but decided against it.  The simplicity of this design lets the flowers do all the talking! 
A simple finishing touch is a few gold glitter enamel dots.

I hope you have a great day doing what you love!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Altenew Oriental Orchid
Dies | Altenew Oriental Orchid