Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sisters Layout

Can you believe it is already the last day of March?  With everything going on, this year has flown by so far!  I have been focusing on my schoolwork mainly but it is nice to switch gears and pull out my crafty stuff!  A few days ago, I was just in the mood to scrapbook!  I pulled out a cute photo of my girls and played around with the new Chunky Chevron Die by Waffle Flower Crafts:

The photo was from the 4th of July a couple of years ago so I went with mostly red, white, and blue for my colors.  I picked a pattern paper and a few stickers from Bella Blvd. to add as well!  I cut a bunch of chevrons out using the Chunky Chevron Die and layered them on white cardstock.  When you want a longer chevron piece, there is a tab that you can connect to make it all line up nicely!

I also added some stamping to the layout.  I wanted to add stars to look like splatter to the background so I used a light blue ink with the stars stamp from the Bowtiful Stamp Set.  The words are from the Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set.

Cuties!  I'm glad I got this photo added to my album!  You can also see the details in the chevrons in these closeups.

At the bottom, I added some more words- these ones are also from the Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions Stamp Sets.

I hope the scrapbooking bug hits me again soon!  I love adding layouts to my album :)
Thank you for stopping by today!
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Welcome Spring Card- inspired by the Waffle Flower Challenge!

Happy Monday!  Today I'm playing along with this month's Waffle Flower Challenge.   We are focusing on watercolor this month and it has been so fun!  Here is my card:

This month's challenge is to use a watercoloring technique.  I grabbed the sweet Welcome Spring Stamp Set to use- I thought it would be perfect for watercoloring!  I stamped the grass out first, using two colors of green for depth.  Next, I stamped the tulip with Staz On black ink.  I watercolored the green using the darker green I stamped the grass with and used a pretty pink for the flower.  I used the lighter green ink to go over the grass with watercolor too.  I stamped the sentiment and then cut the panel so that the flower looked like it was hanging over the edge.

I used white cardstock to create my cardbase and then stamped the butterflies on the top portion.  I added some yellow watercolor in the same spots as well.  I splattered the watercolor all over the front of the card base and then added my focal panel with a bit of yellow cardstock and patterned paper to set it off.

The Waffle Flower Challenge runs through Friday of this week so if you have time and love watercolor, play along!  These new spring sets are just perfect for it!
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Springtime Watercolor Card


It's feeling like springtime here- how about where you are?  I've been wanting to play with pretty flower stamps and all things Easter!  Today I have an Easter card to share using a quick and simple watercoloring technique:

I used the cute Egg Hunt Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts for this one.  Instead of painting in the background, I used a sponge applicator to add ink and then deleted it from the portions I wanted to paint a different color.  I created a video on this technique- Waffle Flower Crafts is featuring it today too!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Have A Magical Birthday- a mixed media card


How are you all today?  I am guesting over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog this month and have a project to share!  The inspiration was really fun:

I love the pastel colors and all the texture!  Here is what I made:

I know, I could have went with the Easter theme but I didn't start with the stamps- I started with a triangle shaped Gelli Plate!  I loaded it up with some springtime colored Distress Paints and stamped a background.  I also played around with a pattern scraper.  It added some texture to the triangle impressions.  Once those were dry, I cut the paper down to card front size and added some texture paste with one of my Teresa Collins stencils.  I also gave it a good splattering of gold mist to add some shimmer.

Once it was done, I knew I had to pull out Waffle Flower's Magical Stamp Set! I stamped out the horse and added her wings.  I cut her out and then added some a soft shading of color along her main and tail.  I also added some sparkle to her wings with a Wink of Stella pen.  You can see some of the details here:

I stamped the first part of the sentiment onto vellum with Staz On ink.  Then I used the Magical Word Die to cut out the second part.  I cut it out of black cardstock and covered it in black Elizabeth Crafts glitter.  It gives off a lot of sparkle in real life!

I'm so glad I got to play along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month!  Pop over to check out what their design team created!  I hope you'll play along too-  Waffle Flower Crafts is sponsoring the prize this month so if you play along, there is a chance to win a gift certificate to the Waffle Flower Store!

Have a great day!
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