Five Minute Friday

This super simple card took me all of 5 minutes – I love when this happens. All it took was an amazing sheet of patterned paper, a funky greeting and a little stapled embellishment. The key to these super quick cards is finding paper or background stamps that do the work for you!

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The paper is from an older Amy Tangerine 6×6 pad that I have clearly been hoarding. The sentiment is from a recent Studio Calico kit & the woodgrain heart is part of the Studio Calico Essentials line – I have these in just about every color. 
Ok – thanks for joining me for Five Minute Friday – give it a try and share a link below!

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Bold & Bright Watercolor

Morning blog friends. Can’t believe it is already April 27th – seriously, where does time go? Nearly May. Just crazy.

I am stopping in for a very quick post this morning to share a card I made for the current Case this Sketch/Runway Inspired challenge. I loved the inspiration photos & the sketch. I was also inspired by this Donna Mikasa card – she is definitely one of my ‘muse’s’ and I chose this card for its angles, complemented by a gorgeous watercolor floral image – I am also entering this for the Case Study DT search.

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Here is Donna’s lovely card  
And here is the Sketch & Runway Inspired inspiration 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Love This…

Happy Friday blog friends! I am looking forward to a quiet weekend – maybe a trip into downtown Zurich, some walks and, fingers crossed, a few minutes to get inky. What about you?

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I made this card using a Studio Calico sketch – I found the sketch really intimidating, but glad I pushed through as I like the result. The products are a real mix of elements – some American Crafts Dear Lizzy die cut shapes, the November Simon Says Stamp kit with Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste papers, the Cut & Paste Project Life Mini Kit & a few bits from the Studio Calico Marks & Co Scrapbook Kit.

I am loving the look of journaling cards for the focal point on a card. The card is inspired by the look of some of the cards in the Handmade Cards special issue from Paper Crafts – this is hands down my favorite issue yet – I found it so inspiring (followed closely by the Color Inspiration issue from a couple years ago!).

I’m also sharing this for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

Thats all for me today – gonna spend some quality time this afternoon with my very cranky little toddler ;-)

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Project Life – Week 1

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Hey friends. I’m sharing week 1 of my Project Life 2013 album today. Saying I’m behind is a big understatement, but slowly I’m getting there (I can’t even think about years past though – that is just seriously overwhelming!).

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Week 1 was really picture heavy – thanks to my camera-savvy brother-in-law – so I used lots of digital templates to get all the shots on a double page spread without needing an insert. I kept the page really simple with just a few embellishments. My pages have been coming out pretty flat – lots of digital stamps & brushes.

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Thats all for this week – I’m slowly finding my style with the album, but I have a long way to go! Thanks for visiting!

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