A clean & simple congrats

Hey everyone! Wednesday already?? I don’t know where time goes…

Just a quick card today that I made using some new Lawn Fawn stamps – I love the images in the Bon Voyage set – the clouds are so sweet. This sketch for this card is based on the current design over at Card Patterns.  I used some Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg papers — I still love this paper pad. And the plane is covered with glossy accents. I do feel like there is something missing on this card, but can’t really put my finger on what…any thoughts?!?

I was debating on entering this into the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol, but I’m away for 2 weeks in July and don’t think I can commit to the schedule (not that I’d expect to make it through round 1!). This card is also for the ‘Clean & Simple’ challenge at Lawnscapings and the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Wee Memories – 2 of my fave challenge sites – be sure to check them out! And here is the sketch:

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A labour of love!

So, thanks to the great challenge over at Lawnscapings to create your own patterned paper with stamps, there have been lots of great videos floating around the blogosphere to  show different ideas (for example, Kelly’s & Mary’s).

For a long time I’ve wanted the American Crafts City Park papers – especially the balloon one. But, alas, I don’t have it. Thanks to some great inspiration, I decided to make my own balloon paper. Now, if anyone has this particular PTI stamp set, they’ll know the balloon & balloon basket are separate stamps…this sheet of paper took me a looong time!!

And here is the first card I’ve made using the patterned paper. I accented some of the red balloons with glitter, but its hard to see in the pictures. The bird and banner are both embossed with clear embossing powder and adhered to the card with foam adhesive.

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This card is for the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in Moxie Fab World and the sketch is based on the current sketch over at the Waltzingmouse blog.
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Happy Birthday Hubby!

It was my husband’s birthday this past weekend and we got away for a long weekend to Budapest to celebrate! It was great to go on a little mini-break from London and we had a wonderful time taking in the sites and food (probably spent more time taking in the latter!).

I wasn’t very prepared with a birthday card and put this together quickly last night when I gave him his present. I went back & forth about whether or not to share it – definitely not my best or most creative card – but still a bit sweet & colorful!

I made this card for the Wee Memories Color Challenge & Lawnscapings Challenge – make your own background paper challenge. I used the star from Lawn Fawn – Bake a Cake to make the background. The rest of the goodies are Cosmo Cricket – my sweet guy loves when I make cards with those cute chipboard critters.

 Here are a couple pictures of us enjoying Budapest!

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Card details:
Cardstock: White, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Togetherness collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Stamps: star from Bake a Cake, sentiment from Sophie’s Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Cerulean & Poppy chalk ink (Hero Arts), Green Tea (Versacolor), Thatched Straw (Versamagic), Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Fox (Cosmo Cricket), glitter pen (Sakura), die (Papertrey Ink)

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An easy person to case…

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my ‘ribbon vase’ (post below). I had a lot of fun creating it & will definitely try it again for another card!

I have a quick post today with a cute little girly number. I have recently become *obsessed* with all things Lawn Fawn. Their stamp sets are adorable – whimsical, but sophisticated. I inked up Sew Lovely for the first time for this card. I wanted the design to be simple and I chose the colors for the Metallic Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World. I wanted to play along with the current challenge over at Lawnscaping, which is to case Kelly Alvarez – no problem there – I love her style. Here is what I came up with:
It is sort of hard to tell, but the back layer is embossed with large polka dots & it is really sweet! I think this would be a great bridal shower invite…
Here is the card of Kelly’s that I cased:
And here are the colors for the Moxie Fab World challenge:
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Card details:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet blush (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: dress from Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn), polka dots (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: ribbon (John Lewis), rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), embossing powder, Cricut Expression, foam adhesive
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