Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wish upon a birthday star...

Have you seen this new Stars cover plate from PTI?  I sorta love it.  Here is a quick CAS card using the cover plate and the Simple Stars stamp set....(sorry for the dark was raining the other day)...


I stamped the sentiment in Enchanted Evening and then popped a single star.  I love how these plates have a spot for a sentiment.  Packs a punch!

I had several questions about this card from the PTI release....


I die cut a piece of vellum and used it as a stencil.  I used Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuese and Hawaiian Shores to make the rainbow.  These inks blend AMAZING.  The colors are gorgeous!

After inking the stencil up, I took the Phrase Play #3 die and die cut the stars as well as 5 other white panels.  I stacked them up to make a dimensional die cut and then attached them to the card front.  I added in the "birthday girl" in Provincial Gray Fresh Ink to finish it off.


I can't wait to see your star cover plate creations!  This is definitely a fun one to have in your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

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 "Birthday Star"


"Hello Birthday Girl"

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mini Blender's make me happy...

I'm sure by now you have seen the new round Tim Holtz blenders.  Well....I love them.  They are so fun and so much easier to use.  I made this card a couple weeks ago and needed to come share....


I used this simon says stencil right on my card base.  Instead of blending the ink, I inked up the whole blender and just blotted, leaving the round image of the blender, kinda like a circle stamp.  I did this until the whole card front was covered and I thought it made a fun effect.  I added in a sentiment from the new Simon set called Butterflies.  I inked it up in Versafine Black Onyx, cut it out and then used a black marker to color the edges.  I popped it up on foam tape to finish it off.

That is all I have for today!  Did you stay out of the Easter candy?  Well....guilty.  I am headed to the gym now to work it off.  I just can't help it.  I love peeps.  I know, gross right?  I know they are so bad....but oh so good!  :)

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Clearly Besotted Congrats!

Have you seen these new word dies from Clearly Besotted?  I am in love.  Big time.  I also used a gorgeous flower image from Fresh Flowers.


I stamped the image in Slate (Amuse) and then lightly colored the middles with a Copic marker.  I used my white gel pen to color the insides of the flowers, as well.  I used the Congrats word die and cut about 5 of them out, stacking them up on top of each other.  I glued the word down using some Tombow Mono.  Hard to see...but I went back in and added some Wink of Stella too!  :)

I have had so much fun being a guest over at Clearly Besotted this month.  Stephanie has to be the sweetest gal ever!


That's it for me today!  Hope you have a blessed Easter day!  I hope you can feel God's presence today, wherever you are!
He is Risen!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday...

How is it Saturday already?  This week (like every other week, really...) has flown by.  We only have around 10 days left of school.  CRAZY.  And then summer begins.

So today I have a new card for this week's Retro Sketch....


First, I stamped some PTI Super Stripes in Enchanted Evening on a piece of white card stock.  I stamped each image leaving a little space in between.  Next, I layered the white focal point with some vellum.  I added in a sentiment from Initial Thoughts.  To finish it off, I added a little piece of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon with a little banner cut.

Here is this week's sketch....

You can see the original card, by Arielle, HERE.  It's SO cute! 

Please head over to the Retro Sketches blog.  I know Arielle, Kasia and Erin have some pretty cute stuff using today's sketch!  

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