Friday, May 24, 2013

Belly band

No, not that kind....but this:
And great image from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Here it is opened:
I made an extra one and gave it to my MIL.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pink hearts

This is a die that I won as a prize from the Sparkle N Sprinkle in house contest. It can be purchased from here.
I've combined it with the new bicycle image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. My daughter told me to make a pink card. Hearts + pink =  7 year old girl favorite color.
I love making easel cards. Not sure why...they are just fun!

As you can see, lots of sparkles.
Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Picnic for two

I love tearing paper... What do you do with extra scraps of paper???? I recycle!! I love recycling...well, not really but I try to. I made the rolling landscapes with my extra pieces.
I even made the basket pop out (3D)! Well, enough cutting....
I think I should be investing in 3M double-sided foam tape! I have gone through many rolls (because I love to "pop" everything in my card.
Thanks for stopping by! And I hope that you do (stop by) often...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A new card

This is such a fun image to work with:
The bicycle image can be found at the Sparkle N Sprinkle store here.

I wanted to go plaid. And my husband loves the color orange, so why not have an orange bike! As you can see, she is all shiny and brand new.

And a big o ribbon! (I did it all by myself!)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle At The Beach Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "At the Beach" Blog Hop!! If you have come by way of Keri Brown's Blog, then you are in the right place! Or you can start at the beginning to be eligible for some fabulous prizes: Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Please don't forget to drop by and see what the lovely Karin Martin has in store to inspire you!
This is the perfect time to welcome the summer. We have been getting lovely warm weather here in California. It has been in the 70-80s. This weekend is supposed to be even hotter! You know where I'll be at....

I wanted to use a warm tone and Earth-y colors to remind me of the beach---so I stuck with shades of browns with a warm peachy tone. The seashell stamp can be found here and "A Day at the Beach" stamp can be found here.

My lovely in-laws are visiting us all the way from Florida this week! We are super-excited! Whenever we get family visiting us out here, we are always happy. My mother-in-law loves the coral color. This card reminds me of her.

I've added pleats to make the shell image "pop". (I am sort-of running out of dimensional foam tape. I love making everything "pop" I just tried to improvised.)
I've added sparkles to the seashell. It is colored using Copics. The pleats are then propped up and layered with Spellbinder's various dies. The swirl in the background was supposed to mimic sand and waves. I was going to emboss the background with stripes but I could not find my embossing folder--and improvised with my scorer to create stripes. (One day I WILL find all my missing items!) Just not today....

I ran my distress ink through the swirl embossing folder to create a "sand" texture. You can see it in real life.
That was pretty fun! I'll have to try it again next time.

One last look and off you go to Karin Martin's blog.
Thanks for stopping by! And I hope that you do it more often!

Please don't forget to stop by Karin Martin's Blog and see how fun a day at the beach can be!

Here is the list of the Designer's blogs  if you have missed any:
Marie Berquist
Cammy Vietzke (YOU ARE HERE)
Jackie Smith
Anne Temple
Brenda Smalle