Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cards In A Minute

Have you ever forgotten someone's birthday? I know I have! Or, maybe you have been thinking about someone? Well if you are like me, busy busy, then you probably don't always have the time to just sit down and make something for FUN :)  But last night I decided to take a little break from all my work stuff and make some quick, fun, and super easy cards "in a minute" to have in my stash for those "oops, forgotten birthdays" or the "I love you so much" types of things. They look like like you thought about it but not so involved that you have to give them to just the right person because you don't want them just thrown in the trash.

So here is what I did
 A few different washi tapes, ribbon, SRM sticker, and ink splats, and black pen. I just layered and staggered a few different patterns of washi up from the bottom corner. Then added the "Just Because" SRM sticker. Since I used white cardstock I felt it needed a little something for the background, especially since I was using just the bottom corner, so I added some orange spatter marks. Found some yellow ribbon, tied in a knot and adhered down. finish it off I drew double pen lines around the edge of the card to bring your focus in.
I did the above card as a 4x4 so I had a remaining 4x4 square piece left over (this was using a 12x12 piece of paper)

So, not to waste my little leftover piece I decided to make a cute little 4x2 card.
Mustaches are so hot right now and I am loving it! I decided my next card would be using a wood mustache piece embossed with hot pink embossing powder for a bright pop of color.

Check it out
To add texture and pop to the background I stamped a little heart all over from Sweet Stamp Shops newest release then added a little bit of the crystal stickle to a few of the hearts, plus a cute little SRM sticker and finished off with some pen lines to add a frame.

Look at that bright bright pink fun huh??? Also what an element of surprise. No one expects a pink mustache. Really you could do it in any sort of fun color, green, blue, purple, yellow.

Literally these cards took minutes to make and what a way to make someone feel like you took the time to really make something special for them. Honestly, too, I could have probably spent more time in the card aisle trying to find that "perfect card" then making both of these together lol. 

Happy Day To You,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How Do You Ride Your Bicyle

Hopefully FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well unless you are on your beach cruiser and taking in the salt air, then maybe not so fast.

Well when I first saw this stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop

I thought it would be so fun use the phone cord unconventionally. I found this cute little bicycle, I believe, is from Cosmo Cricket and thought instantly it would be really cute to make it look like tire marks. This is what I came up with
and...every fast bike needs a flag too. :) To add more dimension to the "tire marks" I embossed with clear powder. Keeping to my colorful, sparkly nature I misted the background and add some stickles to the bicycle. Add some washi pennants and VIOLA you have an adorable card.

Go on and get crafty

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shine On

I went a little green crazy this time, but, green is my favorite color so I was more than happy to go a little overboard.  But here is my inspiration for my card Challenge: Retro Sketches and Simon Says Stamp "Bit O Green"

Here is my take on this

Look at all that green. I didn't really have a plan for much, all I knew is I had to use that super cute rainbow stamp from Sweet Stamp Shop. I tried a few different things...well...actually a lot of different but I was determined to make that rainbow work for me and after cutting and arranging and rearranging different papers and "stuff" I FINALLY had the perfect backdrop for my rainbow.
This was so fun to glitter and then I added white flower soft to the clouds, it was the perfect touch to finish the rainbow off. Then, to add some extra pop I added some yellow. It is so complimentary to the greens but adds a nice little something something.

So go ahead shine on!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweet Guest Designer

I am so excited to share that I am a guest designing today over at Sweet Stamp Shop!!!
I have created a few little extras here on my blog, showcasing some of the newest released stamp sets.

The two sets I worked with were

 Here is what I came up with:


I love rainbow colored "stuff" and am a HUGE fan of the chevron so it only made perfect sense to make a rainbow chevron background. To keep with the theme I zig zag stitched the strips down the sides for some fun added texture and then embellished the heck out of it lol.
 Using pattern paper to make a chevron pattern is a great way to keep the pattern consistent but bring extra layers and a fun element
Once again more bright rainbow colors. It is so fun to use your spray mists to create your own custom "patterned" paper. Just flick a bunch of colors all over til you achieve the look you want. AND how fun are those stamps!!! I LOVE the little Let's Chat memo card. I, also, couldn't have been happier with the way the gold/black embossed rotary spin dial came out.
On this one I used the phone cord as my background in various shades of pink. Then added LOTS of fun little embellishments.

For more inspiration, check out my flickr here, (I posted a bunch more pictures that are totally worth looking at :) and to see me on Sweet Stamp Shop here.
Thank You for stopping by and see you all soon

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Challenge Time

My friend Nicole and I got to together the other morning to do another fun card challenge...And once again still LOVIN it! And this one, I am pretty excited about, not only did I love what I made but the sponsor for this challenge is SRM and who ever wins gets a prize package from SRM!!!!! EEKK pressure is on, plus, I could always use some SRM  :)

So let's get to the card...

This is what we drew our inspiration from: The Play Date Cafe:
I was instantly in love with the color scheme. The bold tangerine with the apricot and mint, so clean and crisp with the vintage appeal. TOTALLY up my alley.

The first card I was trying to make was pretty much a fail, but, once I re-schemed, it instantly came together.

Here is what I came up with:

 I used the Heidi Swapp color shine in Apricot for the background on the white. SUCH a perfect pop.

Now a bit closer to see the fun details :)
 I embossed a SWEET stamp for the sentiment

Then added layers of ribbons, buttons and flowers! TA-DAA a beautiful masterpiece was created (at least in my opinion lol)

Hope you enjoyed the latest challenge.