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!
I love Pinterest. I’m a relatively avid pinner, happily collecting boards of DIY, recipes, card inspiration, color combinations and more. But, after hours get sucked away into the time warp that is Pinterest, what then? Its an amazing site, but a total trap as well. I have recently made an effort to do more with my pins – cook the recipes, do the DIYs – I even have friends who host Pinterest Parties making creations they find on the site.
That is all for this instalment of Color Me Happy – I hope you’re inspired to do something with all your pins! Thanks for stopping by!
There are so many things on my crafty wish list right now – how about you? Here is what I’m wishing would magically appear on my doorstep (can someone please let my husband know this very handy gift list was posted?).
I love this stamp and die from Studio Calico. Truth be told, I have already preordered this, so no need to send this to me if you were considering it
I loved the new release from Alte New. The Sketchy Flowers Rose – total stunner.
How about those Clearly Besotted Stamps that I have had my eye on for awhile? First up, Fresh Flowers. This set is just stunning – I think it is time to take the plunge and order it.
From their latest release – I love the Simply Quilled set – this is really something different to add to the stamping arsenal.
Ok, that just about does it – and would definitely do it for my wallet for a long time!
Popping in quickly today to share some more cards I made with the Studio Calico Penny Arcade Card Kit & Pinball add-on. I did these outside of the designated 1 hour challenge (see here). These cards came together very quickly thanks to gorgeous patterned papers.
Ok, here’s the deal – I am a serious sucker for kits. I love them. Really, really love them. I get the Simon Says Stamp card kit & the Studio Calico Project Life kit. I recently indulged in the Studio Calico card kit as well and I am super excited about it. Getting mail every single month is AMAZING.
In my modus operandi, I put on the timer for 90 minutes when I went to work with this kit. I completed 3+ cards, with the 4th nearly done – not terrible (though definitely room for improvement!). I kept it simple and used the gorgeous patterned papers for the backgrounds of my cards and kept the other elements simple. I used the scraps to create a 4th card that was a mix of leftover bits.
Things have been busy around here…and I haven’t been feeling 100%, so apologies for the quiet blog lately. I wanted to share the first 2 weeks of my 2014 PL album. I am still really behind on 2013 & will be sharing those periodically, but my goal is stay on track with 2014.
I have figured out a way to make my life a little simpler with regards to this huge undertaking:
1) Print pictures at home. I don’t LOVE the quality, so good pictures I might order, but the majority of my photos are taken on my phone anyway, so it is no big deal to just print them here and be done with it.
2) Work exclusively with monthly kits. I subscribe to Studio Calico and I found this spread came together so much better when I forced myself to use the contents and not go searching through my big stash for every little embellishment.
3) Journal as I do the spread, as opposed to doing all the fun bits and leaving all the journaling blank (this is how Sept-Dec 2013 currently looks!).
I think that is it for my approach so far this year – hoping I can stick with the album as I love having it & even my 2 year old likes to look through it
A very quick post today – I’m busy catching up with friends in London and scouring the sale racks This is another birthday card for a 2 yr old – this time a little girl. I used some old Studio Calico goodies & piece of adhesive cork I’ve had in my stash for awhile now!
Hello again! I’m in the midst of a crazy week. This first week of January has to be one of the hardest of the year, right? I’m overwhelmed with all the things I’d like to do this year & desperate to get it all organized, but still feel like I’m walking in circles. Anyone with me here?! I hope so!
So, I’m still catching up on my 2013 Project Life and *trying* to be ok with it. I’m hoping to fine tune my approach this year and not get so far behind – this is already proving difficult
Anyway, here is week 8 from 2013.
So, whilst you read this from the comforts of your home (or wherever you catch up on your blogs!) I am most likely about to pull my hair out on a flight with my 2 year old! Flying with an extremely active toddler is not fun. Ever. But, I digress. Here, as usual, to share a card!
I put this one together using some Studio Calico kits – love when things come together like this. It is actually the same layout as Thursday’s card – I cheated a little! I think this card is so sweet for a wedding.
Things will be a little quieter here ?(though I still have some things to share!) the next 2 weeks as we enjoy some time with my husband’s family!
Thanks for visiting!
Popping in to share a very quick card today – lots to do in the final week before vacation! Haven’t even thought about packing the little one or myself! Had very big ambitions to wrap up 2013 with an onslaught of crafting & organization, but alas a never-ending cold is thwarting all my efforts.
I did have a chance to play over the weekend – made this cheerful card using the Mama Elephant Be You stamp set. I bought this to use on my Project Life, but happy to put it to use on a card as well. Lots of other mixed stuff going on here – a 3×4 journal card from Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste PL Mini Kit, Heidi Swapp papers and some Studio Calico embellishments.