Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Egg-tastic Easter!

Hi everyone! 

I'm a couple of weeks early for Easter, but I'm usually late with holiday cards, so I'm going to post this one anyway. LOL

I ordered the 'Fit Planning' set from V's Sweet Ideas and couldn't resist picking up this 'Easter Fun' set as well. Both sets are available for $8.99 each.

My husband and I don't usually do anything special for Easter at our house, but Easter egg hunts were one of my favorite things when I was a child. My mom always made lots of hard-boiled eggs for us to color & decorate, and for her to hide. We always got dressed up for Easter Sunday, but by the time the egg hunt came around, we were usually in comfy clothes. Generally we lived in places where the weather was gorgeous for Easter, and there were always a lot of eggs hidden in tall grass. I enjoyed eating the eggs after the hunt was done. As I got a little older, there were eventually plastic eggs filled with treats. 

Here is the card I made with 'Easter Fun':


The paper is the Wanderlust 6x6 from Studio Calico. I stamped the eggs with Studio Calico Color Theory Inks, and used a Letraset Promarker for some light grey shading to give the eggs some dimension. The basket weaving look is created with Spectrum Noir markers. 

I love the faces on this stamp set! Even though I didn't use them on this first card, there are so many cute options for adding them to the eggs or basket. Next time!

Let me know if you do Easter egg hunts at your house! 
Do you use hard-boiled eggs, or filled plastic eggs with treats? 

Happy Creating!
Stephanie

Pink Bow Ties Design Team!

Hi everyone! 

My blog needs serious attention, as it has been so neglected! lol

Today I have some exciting news that will help me focus on keeping up with this blog. 
I have been selected as a member of the first ever Pink Bow Ties design team!!!! 

YAY!!!

I'm thrilled to join Bev Code and Chauntelle Lee on this design team supporting Lameka
I adore her stamps and am looking forward to all the fun with the design team!

First official design team projects coming in April, but I'll be showing off
projects I've made using Pink Bow Ties stamps through the rest of the month of March. 

Visit the Pink Bow Ties Etsy shop if you want to order digital stamps or pre-order Lameka's new releases. 


 Happy Creating! 
Stephanie 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

Hi everyone! 

I thought I would be spending this Saturday doing laundry and making cards...but I spent the morning brainstorming some business ideas, so my first card did not get made until late afternoon. A second card quickly followed and now I am on a roll this evening. :D

WCMD2014 was a good opportunity to use my October 2014 Card Kit featuring the Simon Says Stamp "What's Brewing?" Here's a photo of the kit: 


Here is the first card I made today. Didn't come out as I had originally planned, but might be one of my favorite cards ever thanks to the Basic Grey Grand Bazaar 6x6 papers in the kit. I used Simon Says Stamp ink on the cups and Memento London Fog for the steam. I used Distress stickles in Tea Dye for the coffee in the cups. 


I made a process video of making this card but I do not think it will be posted on #worldcardmakingday 

My second card was also made using the Simon Says Stamp October card kit. I really wanted that whipped cream look on the cup of latte. 


Any other cards I am able to make tonight will be posted in a blog post tomorrow. Trying to post more often! ��

Happy Creating! :D
Stephanie 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Winner with flair...

Hi everyone! 

I tried to make a catchy title. LOL

I won an adorable flair set from Toni From Designs. 


I have followed Toni From on Instagram and been inspired by her creativity. Toni launched her new shop a week and a half ago. She had an Instagram giveaway and I won, along with my IG friend Marni who alerted me to the giveaway. Congrats Marni!!

I was so excited about the win because I had two photos that I knew would go perfectly with the flair and were part of my Project Life for September. 

Here are the PL cards I made using the flair:







The pineapple card belongs in Week 35 and the pumpkin toaster pastries in Week 38, neither of which have completed layouts.

I'll be featuring the completed layouts in YouTube videos...eventually. 
Click here for the YouTube video that gives more detail about the flair I won and showing some of my process for these two cards. 
Happy Creating! :D
Stephanie 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Miss You

Hello all!


It worked out perfectly to be the right sentiment for finally getting a new blog post up! ;-)
I do miss YOU!

I had actually made one of the embellishments for the card on Tuesday while playing around with the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit papers (by My Minds Eye and the polka dot vellum is by Doodlebug). It became the perfect inspiration for the rest of the challenge card. Simon Says Stamp is showcasing Paper Smooches and I had this really adorable PS Vogue Abode stamp set that seemed to fit quite well with the picture frame embellishment. I stamped one of the chairs and the hexagons from the stamp set onto two of the papers from the card kit that also happened to feature dots!

I hope you like it and leave me a note if you have time when you stop by!







Thursday, February 27, 2014

Studio Calico SUGAR RUSH: Ray of Sunshine, Sun Ray, Here Comes the Sun...

Hello everyone!

The title of this post are the title options I have for a new 12 x 12 layout I finished today. 

I almost always have problems choosing a title. 
I think that I should start with the title really, but since I will be scrapping a lot of photos 
of Mount Lemmon throughout the year (Michael rides up there every weekend), and I don't want the title to always be "Mount Lemmon."

Although I should do a seasonal one with the same spot on Mount Lemmon during each season change. Hmm...better write that idea down somewhere so I can be sure to collect the pics or have him take them. ;-) 

I also bought all of the SUGAR RUSH add-onkits at Studio Calico last month and have barely played with any! Yikes!! The new OFFICE HOURS kits go on sale in about 3 hours! 

So I am challenging myself to try and use the older kits during the approximately 2-2.5 weeks I have before the next ones deliver. 

This layout is using only a tiny portion of the SUGAR RUSH Scrapbook kit.

I called it Sun Ray when I uploaded it to My Projects on studiocalico.com but it really needed a bold
title on the layout itself. It might look a bit bare. Also, that is kind of my style. 





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Simon Says Stamp - Rainbow of Color

Hello everyone! 

My second post today...and maybe not my last! 

As usual, I am behind on blogging so trying to catch up with on my creative adventures recently. 

Yesterday I received the March 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.
It is called Rainbow of Color and is super, super cute! 



An awesome kit that I had an idea for right away.
Luckily I found some time last night to make a card that I needed to go in a package this week.






I encourage everyone to subscribe to these kits. 
I always have a lot of fun using the goodies each month, even when I have to be slow at it. 
This is a subscription I don't really want to have to give up, but a nice option is that you 
can skip months when you don't like the preview. 
I have never done that. LOL

Which of your weekly/monthly craft subscriptions are you most fond of?