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Cards With "I Am"

Hello! Today I'm up at the  SIMPLE STORIES BLOG with a set of cards using the beautiful new "I Am" Collection.   The collection is filled with all sorts of sweet sentiments that are perfect  for cards, or if you prefer, use the pretty papers and embellishments to  create an assortment of plain note cards!
For the first card I used a 3" and 4" circle die to cut the 6X6 patterned papers.  The circles were layered together with foam adhesive and black pom pom trim was  adhered to the back of the larger circle and then attached to the card front. 
The typewriter sticker was embellished with one of the cute clips, a label sticker and  butterfly sticker.  And I love that the new adhesive brads!  A small strip of washi tape  was applied to a scrap piece of paper and then added to the bottom.
The focus of this next card was the adorable chipboard frame! The inset of the frame was filled with one of the smaller journal cards and then layered  onto a black mat. 
In keeping with the f…

Picture Perfect Platter

Monday Greetings! I am sharing an altered platter today at  BASIC GREY blog.basicgrey.com
Flea market finds such as old platters, plates or saucers can easily be transformed  into a delightful altered keepsake.  I have taken an oval platter and dressed up the center  of it with a paper-quilted collage that starts with a chipboard cut-out and strips of  patterned papers from the J’Adore Collection.
 First, I traced the inner part of the platter and then cut the shape out from a medium  weight chipboard.  Next, 1″ strips of paper were cut and placed across the  chipboard at a diagonal.
 The paper’s overhang was trimmed off and then machine-stitches were made  between each strip. A pom pom trim was adding around the back edge of the chipboard  and the piece was adhered to the center of the platter with a high-tack adhesive glue.
 Die-cuts from Spellbinders were used in creating the lacy heart embellishments.  The platter can be hung from a plate hanger or displayed on an easel.
J’Adore Product…

Color Chaos

It's time for a bit of "unlimited inspiration" from  BELLA BLVD this week!  Today the new "Color Chaos" collection projects are being shared. Check out the blog to see even more ideas :) www.bellablvd.typepad.com
I have three cards that were designed for the booth at CHA: “Count Your Blessings” card By placing two of the diagonal striped patterns going in the opposite direction, an  eye-catching herringbone pattern is created. The journal card is so beautifully done  in color and fonts, so only a couple of embellishments were needed to complete the card.  A small section of the scalloped border sticker was added with foam adhesive.
Supplies:Color Chaos: Gulf Strandz, Peep Strandz, Orange Strandz, Just Write  Journaling, Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Simply Spring: Chipboard Icons; Enamel Dots: Ice
“Best Version of You” card
Use simple-shaped die-cuts to give a different look to journal cards. Here, I die-cut  a mat from a Clear Cut sheet and then layered it on top p…

Bella Blvd New Releases

Happy Wednesday! I have a few days' worth of Bella Blvd Winter Releases to share. Don't forget to visit the blog and leave a comment so that you're eligible for the Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It Giveaway :) www.bellablvd.typepad.com
It's time to make the grade! Capture your brainiac's school days with Star Student,  inspired by pop culture's love for geek chic glasses, sketchy notes and world maps.  Whether she is super smart or voted most artistic, she is going to have a fantastic future.
I love maps, globes and anything in between, so I was especially drawn to this paper...

Introducing Clear Cuts, a clearly cute series of embellishment papers. Clear Cuts  are 12x12" transparency overlays available in our signature Bella Blvd color line with whimsical designs. Clear Cuts are perfect for mixed media projects, banners, scrapbooking  layouts & mini albums too! 




Many Wonderful memories are made each year at the lake, at the campground and  under the stars. D…

2015 With Echo Park Paper

I've always been a huge, huge fan of  ECHO PARK PAPER so it is with sheer delight that I can announce this: We'll be sharing some of our "about us" and projects over the next month :)
www.echoparkpaper.com http://www.echoparkpaperblog.com/ I'm off to the CHA Winter Show in Anaheim, California on Thursday morning bright and early!  If you're going, I hope that I get to see you!

Scraptastic January Kits

The January 2015 kits from  SCRAPTASTIC CLUB are now available! www.scraptasticclub.com
THIS LIFE NOTED KIT: SOLD OUT
This is going to be the best way to start your year.  It's pretty, it feels fresh and new.   Perfect for a brand new start.  (Don't want to miss February's This Life Noted kit?   I know you don't.  Subscribe now!)
SWEATER WEATHER KIT  Here's your first look at our exclusive papers. There are two lovely papers designed  by the talented Kaitlin Sheaffer here -- and they go perfectly with the rest of the items  in our kit.  Cuddle up in front of that roaring fire and let this kit take care of the rest.
SWEATER WEATHER ADD ON KIT  Even if it's not sweater weather where you are, there is something here for you.   Lovely woodgrain, beautiful plaid and kraft tags.  This is sure to highlight your photos  and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
SWEATER WEATHER STAMP SET SOLD OUT  I'm sorry to even have to tell you that it's sold out, because it'…

2015 With Simple Stories

I love them and I'm so happy that they still love me enough to keep me around for another year! The products just keep getting better and better and I'm honored to represent them with my cards, minis and other altered stuff :) Thank you, SIMPLE STORIES and congrats to the rest of the team! www.simplestories.com

Bella Blvd: Reveal Week Day #2

It's Day #2 of the BELLA BLVD Reveal Week: STAR STUDENT COLLECTION It's time to make the grade! Capture your brainiac's school days with Star Student,  inspired by pop culture's love for geek chic glasses, sketchy notes and world maps.  Whether she is super smart or voted most artistic, she is going to have a fantastic future. And yes, you see that correctly...shaped Invisibles for the new collections! So cool! Here is one of my favorite papers from the collection...love the owls As with all of the New Releases, you can Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It! Check out the Bella Blvd Blog for more details www.bellablvd.typepad.com