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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer's End Blog hop

Hello friends!

Summer is winding down but I thought I'd leave you with a sweet taste of summer with these cards I created using the One in a Melon stamp set that's available for just a few more days.

If you're joining us from the Summer's End Blog Hop and came from Katy's blog, welcome!  Thank you for stopping by.

I love the cute little pineapples.  This is a Cricut shape on the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  

Orange You Great! 
I used our now - retired Sunset Ink to make this simple yet wonderful card.  Our Rose Gold Foil Tape goes forever and ever and it's still available, for the next year at least!  I think you could make about 90 of these cards from 1 roll!  

Recognize the smaller melon?  It's really the orange slice!  

All of the watercolor backgrounds were made using our fabulous new medium round water brush and one shade of our watercolor paints.  It couldn't be easier and cleanup is super simple!  

Be sure to get your One In A Melon Stamp C1650 Set before the end of the month!

Thank you for stopping by, if you're hopping, your next stop is Amie's blog Mimi, Myself and I.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Funny

Sometimes we just gotta clean.  

While I was mopping on Friday morning, this came to mind.  
"My home is so clean you could eat off of a paper plate."
I dislike mopping because I just know that a sticky messy catastrophe will come before the end of the day.  On Friday, it wasn't a full glass of lemonade spilled, but enough...!

While I only have 1 boy, he really does live up to the definition of boy that I saw when he was a baby. 

Anyway, back to crafting!

This is a 3D daisy from the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.
I stamped the center with one of the background stamps that comes in the bundle. It's super easy to put together, just a dab of glue between each layer!  

Friday, August 12, 2016

Awesome Looks Good on You

This is probably one of the simplest cards I've made all year.  But look at all the fun! 

Maybe it was super simple because I repurposed my up-line's Father's Day card with a new stampset.  Either way, a teeny bit of Magical Paper has a big impact when paired with our Sapphire Cardstock.

The sentiment was 1 stamp.  I stamped it on a scrap of paper to make a mask so that I could hide the Awesome portion while I stamped the "Looks Good on You" in Sapphire ink.  I then stamped the Awesome in Cranberry on another scrap of White Daisy Cardstock.

Items used:

Magical Paper Pack (available only through 8/31 or while supplies last)
Sapphire & Cranberry Exclusive Inks  (stick around.  They're in the process of being re-designed to an easy-open pad!)

Want the stamp set & 4 pre-cut cards shipped directly to your home?  Join my Crafty Card Club today!  Click here for more info.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sprockets & gears: You Are Some Kind of Awesome

This is the first of two non-floral cards in my August Crafty Virtual workshop.  

I won't say guy card because I know there's girls out there who would love gears over gardenias any day.

This card was created using the Beyond Awesome C1644 stamp set.  It's available only until the end of the month.  

The paper is using our now-retired Later Sk8r Picture My Life cards.  You get 2 each of the large 4x6 cards and 3 each of the 3x4 cards and they're perfect for cardmaking as well as traditional 12x12 scrapbooking.  The lined paper card wasn't trimmed at all.  The sprocket card was trimmed to 5 1/4" from the original 6".  That's it!  They're super simple to use.

Want the stamp set & 4 pre-cut cards shipped directly to your home?  Join my Crafty Card Club today!  Click here for more info.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts

I'm loving the new Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts from the new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations.

I created this card for the August Crafty Kits.  See the whole kit here.

They cut our glitter paper so well.  The Cricut does a beautiful job too, but I like being in control of how my glitter paper is cut and then I can use the negative piece in another project.  

What are thin cuts?
They are thin metal dies to cut paper, glitter paper and other thin materials with a Cuttlebug or Big Shot.  Other companies call them Thinlets.  Close To My Heart calls them Thin Cuts.

We also have a set of stars, hearts and a few words for scrapbooking as well as dies that coordinate with our stamp sets.  You can see them on page 79 of our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book & Catalog.

Now that we've talked about the new, let me remind me of the "no-so old".
I used the Florence papers from the Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog that is ending this month.
Hint:  Grab this paper before it's gone!

The white floral piece is a pattern from one of the Picture My Life cards.  It's just a 4x6 piece, but cut in narrow strips, a little will go a long way!

Don't forget, this card and stamp set is available to order in my Virtual Kit until 8/28/2016.