Sunday, May 15, 2011

Clever Girls OLC

I think this may be one of the first one layer cards that I 've made that I'm actually pretty happy with.  One layer cards are really, really difficult for me to make.  I don't know why since when you go to buy a card, 9 times out of 10, it's a one layer card.  I actually was about to get rid of those one until dd told me to add some "diamonds" to the flowers and you know what?  She was right!
All supplies are from a muse|studio and can be purchased from my webstore 24/7.  Be sure to contact me if your order is going to be $150 so that you can earn hostess benefits.
Stamps:  clever girls, contemporary greetings, vintage labels
paper:  sugar
inks:  apricot, bermuda, ocean, memento tuxedo black
accessories:  summer washi tape, clear twinkle stickers


Monday, May 2, 2011


It's been awhile since I've played in the Featured Stamper challenge over at SCS but when I saw that the FS was Susan, AKA LateBlossom, I knew I had to play along.  I've been a fan of Susan's work for quite some time.  She is the Queen of Clean and Simple as well as doing an amazing job of embracing the white space.  This was a challenge for me and I've never done a white on white card before but I love how it turned out. 

All supplies are from a muse|studio and be purchased at my webstore 24/7.  Don't forget that if your order is more than $150, contact me directly so that you can get your hostess benefits.

Susan made two cards with the same layout and different colors and shared them on her blog.  I love how the vibrant colors just pop off the white.  I will say, I'm still scared of the white space and had a few choice words to share when I got a fingerprint on the top of my card.  My 6 yo suggested I just erase it--if it were only that simple, right?  I did carefully wipe at it with a baby wipe and got it off but the card is a little messed up where I wiped it off.  It's barely noticeable but bothers me especially since I was already done and admiring my handiwork.

Since I already had a bunch of stuff out, I decided to give a one layer card a try--that was a challenge and you'll have to come back soon to see how it turned out :-)

Thanks for visiting!

stamps:  clever girls
paper:  sugar
ink:  blush, bubblegum, papaya, orange, bermuda, ocean, slate


a muse|studio mega blog hop

Welcome to the a muse|studio consultants mega blog hop.  If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Nancy's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.

I absolutely love the tini time stamp set and can see so many great uses for it.  This layout was inspired by one that I saw on on Stephanie's blog.  Here are the details on my simple but fun card :-)  All supplies are from a muse|studios and can be purchased through my webstore

I added some washi tape from the summer collection onto a sky card and then adhered a piece of sugar cardstock that was stamped with the circles from tini time in bermuda ink.  Then I stamped the sentiment from tini time with bermuda ink onto the cardfront and added some twinkle stickers under the word thanks.  The martini glass was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black unto sugar cardstock and then filled in with the triangular block from the same set with lime ink.  The cherry was stamped with cherry ink on the drink and then I added some diamond glitter on the rim of the glass.  Appletinis, anyone?  I cut out the drink and added it the the card front with 3D foam adhesive.  There you have it--easy peasy, lemon squeezey--a fun thank you card in a short time that packs a big wow.

Thanks for visiting. Now on to your next stop Katie's blog.  


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Studio Stampers May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio Stampers May Blog Hop.  The amazing Krystie Hersch and her downline are hopping along today to show you all sorts of a muse|studio goodness.  If you're interested in any of the products needed to make any of the samples shown in the hop, be sure to visit my a muse|studio store.  

For my card, I decided to get a little cutesy and do some coloring and paper piecing.  I love all the dimension on this card and this layout is sure to be one of my faves that you'll see quite often.  I added a piece of french roast gingham to a kraft card base and then rounded the corner of the card with my Corner Chomper.  Then I cut a piece of sugar and grass card stock with my Circle Nestabilites--I've forgotten how fun the classic shapes could be and I'll be pulling out my circles, squares, and rectangles a lot in the near future.     I stamped an oval from ovalicious onto the sugar circle in grass ink for the ground.  The tree from woodland friends was stamped onto french roast and sage polka dot cardstock .  The leaves of the tree were popped up with 3D foam adhesive.  The hedgehog from friends fur-ever was stamped onto sugar cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored in with Copic Markers before being cut out and placed near the tree on 3D foam adhesive. I had to color her flower in with a Clear Spica Glitter pen for a little bit of bling even though this card has pretty neutral and subdued colors :-) The sugar circle was adhered to the grass circle with Tombow Mono Aqua glue and then adhered to the cardfront.  Finally, the sentiment from woodland friends was stamped on the front of the card with french roast ink.

Thanks for visiting! 

Your next stop is Kelly Spivey.  

If you get lost, here is the complete list:

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stamps:  friends fur-ever, ovalicious, woodland friends
paper:  french roast, grass, kraft, sugar, french roast gingham, sage polka dot
ink:  french roast, grass, Memento Tuxedo Black
accessories:  3D foam adhesive, Circle Nestabilites, Copic Markers (E51, E55, E57, E59, RV14), Clear Spica Glitter pen

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