Papertrey Ink Blog Hop – Aqua & Melon

Hey there! This is my 2nd post for the day – if you’re looking for my Sparks post, click here.

When I saw the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop theme I knew I wanted to play along – I love aqua & melon – no twisting my arm to join in! I also love the sketch over at Case this Sketch, so I thought I’d combine the two.

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I punched out circles in various sizes and colored the back of the punched circles with Copics. I stitched through a few of the circles and added enamel dots to finish it off. I mounted the central panel on Melon Berry cardstock. For some reason the picture makes it appear more orange than in real life – it isn’t quite so harsh in person! I have also been experimenting a little with my photography (which needs a lot of improvement!) and I am testing out doing picture flat as well. Which one do you prefer?
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Thanks for stopping by today – hope you have had a nice weekend! 
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Paper Smooches Designer Drafts

Well, today is a super sad day for me – my last day as a member of the Sparks Design Team. I have loved to be part of this great group – such inspiring artists working with such amazing products. It has been a real pleasure & I can’t wait to play along now that my term is ending :-)

Ok, onto today’s card – this week is Designer Drafts – it took me a few minutes to find my groove with this sketch, but I think I got there in the end!

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I used Calico & Bold Buzzwords for the focal panel. The vellum is held in place with a strip of stitched washi tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and definitely make sure to check out all the amazing creations from the design team this week and wish everyone well for their last week!

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Valentine’s Day is a-coming!

Wow – I can’t believe it is nearly Valentine’s Day – which means it also nearly my little guy’s 2nd birthday – crazy! Time really does fly. Wish I could slow it all down sometimes…

Right, back to today’s card – a masculine card for Valentine’s Day – I think this one will be for the hubby. I used the sketch from Fusion for this card. And I am so happy that I finally inked up this adorable background stamp from Simon Says Stamp. Can I also say, I’m really pleased about the come back of velum – I hope it is here to stay for awhile – I could sew it on everything!

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I’m also linking this up for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge – Have a Heart.
Ok, thats all for now – have a great day!

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A Blog Named Hero challenge – Victorious Vellum

Hey there!

Today is my last guest post at A Blog Named Hero – it has been great to be a guest – such great girls full of inspiration! I’m sharing a card for the new challenge – to use vellum. Vellum is definitely the come-back kid of 2013! I used vellum back in the day when I started scrapbooking, but it started gathering dust until recently.

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I colored the vellum with Copics and punched out circles. Because the vellum is colored, I was able to run it through a Zyron without the adhesive showing through. I added a stamped sentiment, patterned paper and stapled on some twine. This is a super easy card and gets you a lot more mileage from clear vellum.
Make sure to check out the rest of the DT inspiration and join in the fun. There is a great Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs too! 

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