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Guesting With Spice Market

Hey y'all!  I'm a day late sharing (actually I got my days mixed up), but I was up yesterday as a Guest Designer with BASIC GREY
I chose to work with one of the new collections, "Spice Market" It's so pretty with its showcase of paprika, aqua, navy and olive! I also mixed in a few of their enamel dots, but everything else was created with this specific collection:

 I have a paper-folding technique up on the BG Blog for this card :)
A few layers using die-cuts and a journal card that I trimmed down to show
off the decorative edge.

 I loved this paper with all of the gorgeous, I fussy-cut a couple of them out and made them the focal point of the design.

 I highlighted the center of the pretty journal card with a die-cut heart and
then layered on some of the stickers from the collection.

See more close-ups and inspiration by visiting Basic Grey :)
Have a terrific day!

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life by SIMPLE STORIES can lean towards your St. Patty's decor, Spring projects or  masculine layouts.  I love that it can be used for so many different subjects! And the colors of kelly green, royal blue and sunny yellow make the collection even more fun to play with!
First up I have just the sweetest little hanger using A Charmed Life  and a few goods from my stash:  I started with a heavyweight chipboard semi circle that I covered with Happy Times Paper.  Next, I matted the cute Insta Square with a swatch of the Happy Times (Side B) Paper and  then attached it to the center of the semi-circle with foam adhesive. I embellished the top  of the Insta Square with one of the small chipboard flowers and a yellow brad for the center. 
To the bottom, I added some felt flowers from my stash and die-cut a few  leaves from the Happy.Go.Lucky Paper. Using some fabric glue, I inserted the  two navy brads into the middle of the yellow felt flowers. A couple of punched holes  were made and some …

Stamping in Brush Strokes

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I played around with the Color Wash Stamps by  PINK PAISLEE this past week and wanted to share a couple of ideas.
The stamps come with a three different swaths of brush stroke stamps, as well as six sentiments and a couple of different icons:
Here are two totally different projects that I made by incorporating the  brush stroke images from the set:
For this card I stamped the textured white cardstock four times with the background
stamp and then embossed it with Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter by WOW!

For this subway art, I used a combination of three inks by Memento and blended
them together to create a pretty ombre effect behind the word stamps.

I have even more tips and tricks up on the Pink Paislee Blog!
Check it out here:
So glad you've stopped by today!

Eggstra Special House

Hello, everyone!
  I have been looking forward to this post and being able to share this adorable
Egg House that I made Authentique Paper'sPromise Collection makes me even more ready for Spring!
 This egg shape is part of  the Cotton Tail Village Collection from If you have your own personal cutting system, give this project a try!
 Although there is a tutorial available on the SVGCuts website, I will give you a little
play-by-play on how to put it all together.
You will start with a foundation piece that all of the smaller pieces are adhered to.
For this, I like to use the heaviest cardstock that I can find...Authentique's papers
work perfectly for projects such as this!   After all of the smaller egg 'tiles' were cut, I distressed the edges in a walnut ink and
 then glued into place.I like to work with a quick drying liquid glue, especially when it
comes to all of the tabs that connect together in creating the finished product.
 The bottom of the egg sits on th…


I feel in love with Chickaniddy Crafts the first time that I saw it, so I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to join as an "Altered Girl" artist for the  Spring-Summer 2014! If you're unfamiliar with this new company, then you must come over and check out the adorable products and to meet the rest of the newest Design Team! We will begin sharing projects very soon...stay tuned :)

May Arts + Stampendous Fun!

Welcome to Day #1 of the  STAMPENDOUS & MAY ARTS BLOG HOP Be sure to start with May Arts Blog and leave a comment so that  you're in the running for one of THREE prizes to be given away at the end of the week: **1 spool of ribbon, a jumbo cling stamp set and handle**
--You should be arriving here from VIRGINIA FYNES Blog--

I have two different projects to share today using the goodies that Stampendous sent, and some May Arts ribbon of course :) First up is an 8X10 canvas that I framed for hanging. I'm not much of a 'mixed media' artist, so I went fairly clean-and-simple with this:
For the stamping: I used the Spider Mum Jumbo Cling Stamp, along with  Black Staz-On Ink and Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils by Faber Castell.
 I stamped the 'mum' part first and then came back and added the stem and leaves. For the coloring, I blended four different colors of Aquarelles: 121, 115, 111 & 108. After the coloring was completed, I blended the shades together with a blending pen.

Tweet Notebook

I have such a tweet little DIY project up today at  DOODLEBUG DESIGN Using an inexpensive, plain 'ole legal pad and a bit of  Doodlebug magic, you too can whip up this little notebook in no time!

Drop by the Doodlebug Blog and see how I put it all together!

What's New Wednesday

Every Wednesday we share the latest and greatest finds from BELLA BLVD
The script on this Candid Card is so cute! I didn't want to distract the "pretty" wording with  too much embellishing, so I chose two 'white' areas and filled in with some die-cuts that I cut in half. Change up the wording to reflect exactly what you'd like to say to the recipient ... with the  High Five Alpha stickers, you can pick from large to small fonts, as shown here!

Supplies: Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Peep; Family Forever: Language of Love,  Paper Pieces; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch; Molly: Candid Cards;  Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers
The Candid Cards are perfect backdrops for your cards! I used two of the 3X4 cards  and cut them in half so that the other halves can be used later. Next, I attached the heart  card with foam adhesive and kept the embellishments simple by using a flower sticker and a couple of layered buttons.
Supplies: Freest…

Red, White and Pink

I'm a little late, but I have the  MONDAY MORNING CHALLENGE to share from Bella Blvd!
Our challenge was to use the conventional Valentine colors of  red, white and pink for an everyday project. The best part about cardmaking is that "I Love You's" can be given anytime of the year, so I kept with that theme in mind :)
Because Bella Blvd papers are full of fun chevron patterns, this card can be recreated  with any theme in mind! I highlighted the lighter area with strips of Designer Tape and then embellished the front simply with layers of Crochet Hearts and a couple of  chipboard stickers. I hesitated adding the green leaves, but I really love the extra  color that it brings to an all-ready colorful card!
Supplies:Play Date: Tabs; Daily Chevies: Chevy Peep; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts,  Trees; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, White; Designer Tape: Red Dot
I love combining different elements from different collections and watch the design evolve!…

May Arts: New Release Week!

Come and join us at May Arts Ribbon all week as we share projects created with brand new ribbons and trims from the CHA-Winter Release!
I have a covered paper mache egg up today: Come by and see how I put it all together and what yummy new ribbons I've used! Also, leave a comment on each blog post this week for your chance to win  **2 SPOOLS of MAY ARTS RIBBON** Good Luck & Enjoy the fun!

Unconditional Love: The Canine Kind

Through February 14th, we're playing with the new Sweetheart Collection by  DOODLEBUG DESIGN
Who can resist posing with their canine pal?  Today I'm up with a special layout of my daughter and our beloved Bear on Christmas Day.   Sydnee couldn't wait to give him his Christmas treat! I normally love black and white photos  (basically because I don't have to worry about clashing colors LOL),  but to go along with the Kraft look found in the Sweetheart Collection, I used a sepia tone  for this layout.  I am really excited about the addition of the cut-out journal cards;  for the title,  I cut one of the cards down to size and then used the Love Letters Stickers to spell it all out!
Doodle Washi Tape is one of my very favorite things and I love seeing them ALL together!   So, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 6" X 9" and applied the various patterns as shown... for extra POP, I added it to the base paper with foam adhesive.   A portion of the Valentine Ti…