Stuck On You

Phew, it is a scorcher here in Zurich today! Anyone else having a heat wave? Normally I wouldn’t mind but I’m feeling it with my 25 week pregnant belly :-)

I have a quick card to share today using the adorable Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Cactus set. I adore this sweet set – so many possibilities to create endless cacti.

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I adore the heart paper from the Crate Paper Notes & Things 6×6 pad.

That is all for today – hope your week is off to a great start!

5 Minute Friday

Needed a quick wedding card for a friend, so enter 5 Minute Friday! I used the Simon Says Stamp kit from May to whip up this sweet card. I adore this patterned paper – it made this card come together in a flash. I stamped the sentiment (which is also gorgeous) and popped it up over a strip of gold washi, all on a grey card base.

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Hope your Friday is a sunny one! Have a great weekend.

Elle’s Studio June Reveal

Exciting times on the blog today! It is the 10th of the month, which means another Elle’s Studio reveal is upon us. The June kit is adorable – it is also the largest kit yet with lots of gorgeous vellum pieces. The color palette is bright & cheery for the start of summer. All new products will be available for purchase from today.

As usual, I made cards for the release this month. One of these months I will get around to making some more Project Life spreads!

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his card uses the adorable mini labels in the June kit. I LOVE these tiny labels – I wanted to keep them in tact to display all their cuteness. I trimmed it down a bit and popped it up on foam tape over a strip of cork washi tape. I stamped the 3 feathers from the Sycamore Lane stamp set and finished it off with some simple sentiments.

 

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On this card, I used patterned paper from the new Let’s Eat collection – I adore these bold prints and bright colors. The journaling card is in the June kit and the embellishments are from Let’s Eat. I stamped ‘Remember this’ from this month’s new stamp, So Sweet - a great stamp for planners, scrapbooking and Project Life.

Elle’s Studio also just added a bunch of new items to the retiring section and they will all be on sale on the 10th, too, along with a couple of bundle specials that will have you ready to scrapbook all summer long! They’re making room for all the new items coming in the next couple weeks and months! Some of these retiring items just have a few sets left!

 Lastly, check out this great deal – a free shipping offer! Elle is starting off summer with a FREE SHIPPING special! All orders, USA and INTERNATIONAL, that are $30+ ship for free with the coupon code SUMMERLOVE  – this is one awesome deal that you don’t want to miss! It’s a great time to stock up on our brand new collection Let’s Eat, Cienna, and more! *Offer ends June 15th 2015 and is for first class worldwide shipping. Offer NOT valid on wholesale orders. DOn’t miss out on this one!!!!

Here is a look at the new stuff coming your way today.

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5 Minute Friday

It has been SO long since I had a chance to just make something for the fun of it – and even longer since I’ve posted on the blog. Apologies for the delay  – between my new shop. my 3 year old, being 5 months pregnant and life in general, crafting has unfortunately taken a back seat. I did have 5 minutes yesterday so thought it was fitting to make a 5 Minute Friday inspired card.

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This simple watercolored card came together SUPER fast thanks to the adorable images and sweet sentiment in this WPlus9 set – I adore this elephant! Unfortunately, the lighting in the picture doesn’t do the coloring much justice – there is a nice blue background around the balloon that isn’t very visible here.

That is all for me today – off for an adventurous nature walk with my 3 year old on this gorgeous spring day! Wishing you all a beautiful day & weekend!

Elle’s Studio May Reveal

Hello! Today is another fun day on the blog. It is time for the Elle’s Studio May reveal – a day early! This month’s kit is adorable, with lots of cheery colors for spring time scrapbooking and card making. I adore the mix of purples, blues and yellow. I don’t use much purple in my crafting, but it works so well in this kit – it makes it easy to add little touches to your projects.

This first card uses the May printables. These circles are so much fun. I always like to print out the printables, cut or punch them and mix them right in with the rest of the kit – that way they definitely get used! If they just exist on the computer you’ll never remeber to use them and some of the cutest accents are in the printables and cut files. The stamp is from the Cienna collection and the patterned paper is from the Shine collection.

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For the next card I used the Cienna collection - a lovely, bright card for spring – perfect for celebrating mom! I cut up the sheet of paper in the collection that has all the smaller accent strips, squares and journaling cards. This is another thing I never use, unless it is cut up and ready to put on a project. I love these squares – especially for smaller scale projects like cards or mini albums. They are the perfect spot for a stamped sentiment too! I stitched the banner in place and mounted the whole piece on a kraft card with foam adhesive.

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That is all for me today – to see more of the May kit in use, visit the Elle’s Studio blog and check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team in the Elle’s Studio gallery. The kit will be available to purchase today and hurry as I’m sure this one will sell out fast! Here is a look at all the gorgeous products available at Elle’s Studio from today –

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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! I hope you have a restful holiday – I know you deserve it!

Neat & Tangled Reveal – Day 5

Today is the last day of the Neat & Tangled release week – and it is one of the best! I hope you’ve enjoyed the week so far – I know we have on the design team. Today’s set is AMAZING. It has such a cool, retro vibe and it is perfect for father’s day, which is just around the corner. It is called ‘For the Record’.

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I wanted to keep the look of this card vintage, so I chose some paper and embellishments from the Crate Paper Open Road collection and opted for a kraft card base. It is hard to see in the photo, but the card front is embossed with a a subtle linen design that gives it a little ore of an aged look. em

There are so many possibilities with this stamp set – paper piecing, watercoloring, Copic coloring – I can’t wait to use it again!

As always remember to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to check out the rest of the DT projects and comment for your chance to win this set. All the products are available purchase from today on the Neat & Tangled website.  Thanks so much for stopping by during the release week – hope you have a great weekend with some time to get inky!

Neat & Tangled Reveal – Day 4

Woohoo! Today is planner day! I love my planner & was so excited to hear that Danielle would be doing a stamp set geared towards planners. The set, Planner Blocks, is more decorative and it is full of motivational phrases to put a smile on your face whenever you open up your planner.

I chose to to stamp the squares on a label sheet – this is a solid A4 label (similar to 8.5″ x 11″). Once the images were stamped on the sticky label, I trimmed them to size. I now have a big bowl to choose from to insert into my planner. I have noticed that most ink shows through the pages and I wanted these to be really bold, which is why I opted for to stamp them first on the sticky labels. I have an Erin Condren planner and the squares fit perfectly.

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Make sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see all the creative ways the DT put this fun stamp set to use. If you are a planner enthusiast and you like to infuse your planner with some style & fun, you will adore this set.  Comment on the Neat & Tangled blog for your chance to win today’s stamp set and remember that it will be available to purchase, along with the rest of the release, on Friday (that’s tomorrow!!).

Thanks for stopping by today – see you tomorrow for the last day of reveal week.