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Friday, May 22, 2015

Congrats!



 

Just another quick card from the Simon Says stamp May Kit.  I embossed the stamped Congratulations and added some goldrush ribbon.

Simon says stamp May 2015 kit

Made a few more cards with the kit today.  This kit really challenged me as I don't ever use gold in my cardmaking.  I thought it was good colors for wedding cards though.


I tried to make a present out of the patterned paper.



I embossed the stamped images.  The ribbon I had laying around. It is goldrush from CTMH

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Simon says stamp May 2015 Card kit


I am going to try out a few card kits and see if it will get my creativity flowing.  I usually get inspired by new scrapbooking items although I probably could get by on what I already own.

Anyway, I tried the simon says stamp card kit.  This kit comes with some 6x6 papers, a stamp set and a few embellishments.  It also comes with a few inspiration cards.  Some of the paper was so pretty I didn't want to use it!


All papers were included with the kit.  I have to say I was seriously impressed by the thickness of the cardstock! WOW!  It was really thick and I didn't know cardstock like that existed!  I stamped the two phrases on the card, added some stickers and a ribbon. :)

This card kit is shown below


The kit can be purchased for $29.95 or if you subscribe its $24.95.  The stamp set and ink pad alone would cost that much.  I'm not sure how many months I will continue the kit but I'm going to at least get Junes kit.  I am not sure if it is worth that much of my craft allowance each month.  That is probably the scrapbooker in me.  I would like a kit that allows me to do 12x12 pages as well as cards.  I also would like that kit to include stamping which is why I got the simon kit.

I am also going to try a kit from Stamps for Life.  I am super excited about trying that one.  I would love to have stamps and dies to match. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Found this shelf at a garage sale for $15.  I might of paid too much but I liked it and it matched my cube system perfectly. I'll probably eventually use it for more storage maybe with baskets.  For now its my artwork/card display. 

Do you have somewhere you display your finished cards and projects?


Monday, May 18, 2015

canvas frame

This is a canvas I made at the mega meet.  Got around to adding a photo.  I loved using the chalk ink pads in this class.  Wishing I would of bought a set at the mega meet.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

I love you slow much

This card I whipped up tonight.  The image is from Whimsy stamps and its called I love you so much.  Colored from copics and papers are from an old kit I have had forever.  Papers are basic grey. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Krazy Kreations Outline stickers Card

One of the other booths I discovered at the mega meet had a product called Krazy Kreations Outline stickers.  These stickers are made of vinyl and I had a lot of fun working with them.  I purchased one of their card kits which had everything you needed to make 3 cards.  I switched one of them up a little.  In the card kit came a piece of their microfine glitter paper.  You attach the sticker to it and then you can color in the images really easy with copic markers.  It also says on the packaging you can use watercolors, gel pens, colored pencils or just leave plain.  I really love working with kits so I wish I would of bought a few more of these.  I did buy some of the stickers so I guess i'll have to make my own kit. 

Here is how I laid the stickers out on the glitter paper.  It recommended using copics R21, R29, E21, E49, 110 and 0. 


 After you color them you fussy cut around the image.  When did this become a scrapbooking term? Fussy cut?  We used to just say cut it out.  This is how long I have been out of the scrapbooking lingo I suppose.

Here is the finished product.
This one below I used another stamp set I had to emboss the coffee beans on the side and stamp the sentiment. 
 Its had to get the sparkle to show on the computer but the paper is really beautiful in person!
 Here are some of the other stickers I bought.