Friday, July 18, 2014

Convention: Shoebox Swap

Prior to convention I joined a local group for a shoe box swap that is taking place just after Convention on Saturday. This is the card I came up with. I had to prep for 8 and completely make 15 for the swap.

I used the new Blendabilities to color in the flower which is why it looks so vibrant. They come in packs of three with different shades of the same color for you to blend together. I can't wait to show you more.

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Sets: So Very Happy
  • Punches: Blossom, 7/8" Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, Corner Rounder on the Envelope Punch Board, 1" Square
  • Colors: Smoky Slate, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist
  • Embellishment: Basic Pearls

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CASE Study: A Side by Side Comparison

Last year I got this awesome card from Heather and I finally did a CASE a version of my own. Basically, I don't have By the Tide so I chose to work with The Open Sea and this is what I came up with. You simply put some fresh bleach on a paper towel and use it as a stamp pad. The fresher the bleach the better the results. It doesn't even matter if you land the regularly inked stamp on the bleached mark. It's all part of the look. I hope you'll give it a try.

CASE: Copy And Share Everything. In this situation I only copied the layout and the technique. Because I didn't use the exact stamp set and colors it could also be considered inspiration but since it looks so similar giving credit to Heather is the right thing to do and because she is the one that I was inspired by even though this creation may have been by someone else. Copying from others is definitely encouraged.

My customer cards in the mail swap group were the lucky recipients of this creation and so you will be seeing it again when I post the cards later this month.

SUPPLY LIST: for my card
  • Stamp Sets: The Open Sea
  • Punches: Corner Rounder from the Envelope Punch Board
  • Colors: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Soft Sky

Friday, July 11, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail

    

We're almost there! I'm getting cards every day now and sometimes in multiples. Apr/May/Jun Round 3 of 4.

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Let Your Hair Down, Everything Eleanor, Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MDS: Simply My Digital Studio Challenge #79


I hope you love this new background I made for my MS Surface. I whipped it up in under 30 minutes? I really wasn't keeping track but it was pretty fast. Just a reminder that when you're making a background for a phone, tablet or computer that you want to leave spots for stuff like the time block you see there on mine. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun creating something of your own.

Challenge: Simply My Digital Studio Challenge. #79: Create a background for your computer.

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Cottage Garden, First Edition 
  • Colors: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
  • Background: First Edition stamp with So Saffron 
Download your FREE TRIAL today!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail




Hi and welcome back! I hope you enjoy the cards from the Demonstrator swap this round. The shift in the schedule has only given us all more time to delay. Unfortunately, now we're running behind on the posting too. That's me, I got  a chest cold and couldn't very well emboss and cough at the same time. I guess I could have posted but... I didn't. Apr/May/Jun Round 2 of 4.

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Friends Who Know, Life's Adventure, Flower Patch

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.