Monday, March 24, 2014

Pretty Butterfly Cards

Well it is spring now according to the calender but I wish that Mother Nature would catch up! We have had such a long and cold winter this year that I am constantly dreaming about putting my winter coat away for good and breaking out my spring clothes. I am eagerly awaiting the ease of getting out the door each morning without a good twenty minutes of bundling up my three boys first! I am excited to see and smell all of the wonderful things that are spring, my personal favourite are the lilac's.

With spring in my thoughts often I am starting to create my what seems to be annual spring time cards. I send them out just like Christmas cards to welcome in our new and wonderful season. 

The first spring time card of the year was created with a very pretty Memory Box Butterfly Heart die I bought and now just absolutely love. The sentiments are from my new Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders stamp set and an older Obsession Impression stamp set. On the blue butterflies I added some Wink Of Stella glitter to add some extra shimmer when the card is moved around :)

Looking ahead on my weather app I see that it is supposed to warm up by the end of this week and into next so maybe I"ll get my wish and finally experience some sighs of spring. Until then I think that I will keep on creating pretty spring

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Cupcake Cards

About a month ago, I won some inks from Simon Says Stamp and placed an order from their spring release and I am happy to say everything has finally arrived... Yay!!!

Over the weekend I had some time down at my craft table and I got to play with my new stamps and inks... I wound up creating these two cupcake cards.

Here is the YouTube video I made describing the cards I made.

The inks I used for this birthday card are:
Simon Says Stamp inks: Cotton Candy, Doll Pink, Sea Glass, Audrey Blue, Mint, Green Apple, Dark Chocolate,
Hero Arts: Light yellow
Memento Tuxedo Black

Everything is so nice to use and I cannot believe how many colours of ink I now have to choose from!!!

I hope you have a great night and thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday's

With all the new wonderful stamps coming out of CHA this year I have been having the desire to shop and shop!!! I would love to be one of the first to get my hands on some of the hot new products this year but sadly that's not a very realistic plan for me.

I found myself becoming mopey about not having ordered some of the new very very cute new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, all the ladies on YouTube sharing their Lawn Fawn hauls was making me, well down right blue!

What did happen though was a reflection of what I do have. Lawn fawn released a very cute new dinosaur stamp set and I was already in-visioning all the wonderful creations I could make if I had that stamp set and dies, then I realized that I do have some very cute dinosaur images from my Create A Critter Cricut cartridge. 

I decided that every week I am going to create something new with an old favorite! Something that I have owned for longer than a year - a stamp set, Cricut cartridge or both :) 

This is my creation from my first week:

Here is my YouTube video describing and creating this card:

So that was last week.  This week mt approach was a little different. I started to look through all the stamps that I own. I started to remember all the plans that I had for these stamps, all the projects that I had mapped out for them. Then I started to update those plans and I created three cute cards from a stamp set I was so excited to buy, over a year ago!!! The sad thing about this stamp set is that I don't think I ever got around to using it, I just put it away and forgot about it :(

Here are the three cards from today's Throwback Thursday:

and here is my YouTube Video from tonight:

Well I hope that this new series has inspired you to go back and revisit some old favourite crafty products too!!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Pretty Birthday Card

This time of year our family is entering Birthday There are several birthdays that are coming up in my family over the next couple of months, so I am thinking ahead to all the cards I get to make :)

I received a wonderful Papertrey Ink stamp set and dies from my husband at Christmas and I have finally had a chance to play with them!! I have just loved this diverse set and have a lot of fun creating some birthday cards that are all very different from each other.

Here is a video that I created for my YouTube channel sharing some cards that I created using my new Meadow Greens stamp set:

We are several days into March now and I hope that some warmer weather will finally arrive so the big ice clump at the end of my driveway will finally start to!  I hope that you have a great night :)

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