Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Hello! Happy Easter to you! I am so grateful for what Jesus did for me on Good Friday, and that He rose from the grave on Easter Sunday! We will be celebrating Easter with the kids and grandkids this year down at my daughter's house. I hope you have a blessed day! Here is a card I made to celebrate my Savior.
I used Papertrey's Tulip Time (can't put that set down!), the first Inspired set by Betsy Veldman, and one of the Modern Background stencils. Note to self: be careful where the diecut dot above the "i" in Savior falls! Too late to change it now! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Some Print and Cut cards using my Cameo

Hello! I wanted to share a few cards I made the other night using the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo. I found some awesome designs by Amy Tangerene, Amanda Arneill, and Digital Pink Ink in the Silhouette Online Store. I was excited to put them to use. I have been going back and forth lately thinking about learning how to do brush script and calligraphy. But alas, I just don't have the time for another hobby - and this one takes alot of practice to get good! So I was excited to see so many brush script designs in the Silhouette Store. I especially like the ones by Amanda Arneill.
These first three cards use a background image from Digital Pink Ink, and the script by Amanda Arneill. When matted with a black piece of cardstock, I thought it really made the sentiment pop. I just designed these three cards in the Silhouette software, printed them out and matted them on black cardstock. So easy!

 The next two cards use a Print and Cut image by Amy Tangerine. The first card pairs this image with a paint stroke from Wet Paint by Papertrey Ink. I was thrilled to be able to pretty closely match the colors in the focal point with PTI colors! The sentiment here is stamped using the Sophisticated Script stamp set by Concord and 9th. LOVE that set!!
 The second card uses another Print and Cut image by Amy Tangerine. I stamped some Hawaiian Shore cardstock with the flower from Friends 'Till The End by PTI in the background. Love how bright and cheerful this looks!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello! I was able to find some time during the last couple weeks to come up with a project for the Papertrey Blog Hop. Nicole challenged us with some artwork by Izziyana Suhaimi. You can read all about the challenge on Nicole's blog. Here is an example of his artwork.
 My interpretation of this artwork is a bookmark cut from some gray felt in my stash using the Basic Bookmark 2 die. I would love to see this color felt by Papertrey (Soft Stone maybe?). Anyway, to mimic the outlined flower on her dress, I stamped the flower from the Friends 'Til The End stamp set (an oldie, but a goody!), using Versafine Onyx black ink. I gave that a little time to dry before I stitched the flowers onto the front. I used Mini and Maxi Blooms to cut out the flowers. They are mainly stitched on using french knots and straight stitches. I then stitched some stems using a stem stitch.
What a fun and unusual challenge! I enjoyed making this bookmark! I slipped a narrowed down bookmark diecut from cardstock in between the two layers of gray felt to stabilize the bookmark. I then did a buttonhole stitch around the edges to finish it off.  I made a gray tassel using some gray floss in my stash. Hope you enjoy hopping around! Thanks for stopping by!