Monday, April 21, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal- Rain

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your Easter weekend was filled with joy and a visit from the Easter Bunny! It's time once again for a new Make It Monday at the Kraft Journal blog. This week's theme is rain. Use  a rain theme or raindrops, or your own interpretation of rain in your project.
I found this cute little girl with an umbrella at the Silhouette online store and just couldn't resist her! She is a print and cut file and just happened to match my Basic Grey papers exactly,so I didn't need to recolor her.I started with a card base made from Light  Kraft Cover Weight Card Stock cut at 4.25 by 5.5 inches. After layering a piece of polka dot patterned paper, I added a die cut border underneath a rain drop themed patterned paper and adhered it to the front left side of the card ,aligning the edges with the polka dot paper. I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut and affixed it to the center top of the card front. After printing and die cutting  the umbrella girl, I adhered her to the left side of the sentiment die cut. I embellished  with a bow made from Aqua Mist Hand Stained Bias Tape and finished off the bow with a sun shaped sequin and pink brad. Here is a closeup of the sentiment:

   I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!
Supplies used not listed below
mint green ink-Heidi Swapp
sun shaped sequin-Jenni Bowlin
sentiment stamp-Verve Stamps

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where There Is Love.......Spring Ladybug Card

Happy Saturday to you all! I hope my post finds you well and happy! We're preparing fro Easter tomorrow. I have some dishes to prepare for our family get together and some Easter eggs to fill and decorate. My children are older, but we have little ones in the family that love a good egg hunt!
 Today's card is full of spring flowers and a sweet little lady bug!
I've used bits of two different stamp sets from JustRite Papercraft's April release, Home Tweet Home and Garden Tools. I masked the flowers and foliage to create a flower bush  and stamped them in a few colors of ink. to fill them in. I used a water brush, swiped to ink pad and water colored it in. The sky background was colored with my B000 Copic. That is my favorite color for blue skies.My little ladybug was stamped in black Memento ink and water colored with red ink. I adhered her with a foam dot for a dimensional look.I added a sequin to each flower center for a little more texture. I mounted my stamped panel onto a piece of light orange card stock stamped with the Burlap Background stamp. A complete list of supplies and where to find them are at the end of this post.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today I appreciate all of your wonderful comments; they are such a blessing to me! Have a wonderful Easter weekend filled with love and joy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Paper Sweeties Release Rewind! This is the final day of the April release and it is also the day when the Paper Sweeties designers combines a new release with a previously released set. This was a no-brainer for me, I've always been a fan of the Beautiful set, the labels are just so pretty and I'm very excited to have a die that will cut it out for me. I'm left handed and find fussy cutting extremely difficult, so this die allows me to get a crisp,perfect edge.

Isn't the label just lovely? I've looked ahead a bit to late summer/early fall with my chosen papers and color scheme.  I've used Graphic 45's French Country papers here. They are  detailed and beautiful so I've kept my layout relatively clean. The papers and label are doing a lot of the work here! How handsome is this rooster?
I hope you'll take a few minutes and visit the rest of the designers and se what they've made for you today. I am blessed to be a part of an immensely talented team and am humbled by them again and again.

Use the links below to visit the Paper Sweeties store to shop!

What's New

Happy Everything
 In case you didn't already know, Paper Sweeties host a monthly Inspiration Challenge! Play along with the April inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!
Thank you so much for joining us this month for a wonderful new release. Have fun and see you next month!
used,not listed below,
sunflower-Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties April Release Party!

The time is here! It's officially the April release at Paper Sweeties! We're celebrating a lot of different occasions this month with the new Happy Everything set,ConGRADulations and the Beautiful Little Wishes dies. I've taken a sentiment from ConGRADulations and used it on my shabby chic wedding card today.

Wedding season is coming up really soon and both new sets are wonderful additions to your summer stamp collection. I've also used some gorgeous crinkled seam binding in Frosting and Sugar Sprinkles along with pearls and a jewel to compliment a bride's jewelry. I really love the image of a Victorian bride I've used as the focal image. Links to all of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.

The rest of the Paper Sweeties designers have projects for your inspiration. Use the blog hop list below to visit!

New Products & Links:

What's New

Happy Everything
Thanks for visiting, I hope you're ready to shop! Click here to go to the Paper Sweeties store main page.

supplies used but not listed below-
border dies-Anna Griffin