Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - You Are Awesome!

I hope you're having a great day! Sometimes I'm not feeling so motivated to craft and I need a little kick start! No worries! Pretty Little Studio to the rescue! Every Tuesday you'll find a photo inspiration that will get your mojo going!

Here's the inspiration for this week! I love lots of things about this.. the Birthday wishes, the mixed fonts, the clean design, and oh yes!!! the colors! Here's what I made inspired by this graphic!
The Pretty Little Studio Beautiful Day Collection was my go to for this one! I stared with a aqua stripe Journaling card from the Currently pack. It was the perfect size when layed horizontally on my card base. The top half of the card base is the Sprinkles pattern.
Next I added a 4" Cambridge Doily to the card base. I split it in half and adhered half to each side of the card. Because the doily is thin and I didn't want the pattern to peek through the doily I adhered three doilies together to make it solid.
I wrapped some twine around the card front several times and secured it in the center. To cover the knot I adhered a die cut floral image in aqua from the Color Block Blooms with adhesive foam tape. The foliage fronds in grey are from the Walk in the Park die cut pack. The grey doesn't compete with the aqua and keeps the design monochromatic.
A bitty word sticker in the bottom corner says "hey there"!
And a sentiment from Walk In the Park attached to a safety pin hangs from the twine wrap. The finishing touch always is some sequins.. this time in Frosted Teal and Golden add the right amount of shine!
I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful confection fit for a birthday party today!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Beautiful Day Collection
Journaling | Currently
Doily | Cambridge 4"
Die Cuts | Color Block Blooms. Walk In The Park
Sticker | Hello Word White
Sequins | Golden, Frosted Teal

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - Hello Beautiful!

I hope you're having a great day! Today I've got a bright and bold card for you with lots of drama! This one just screams "Look at Me!!" I'm playing with the Beautiful Day Collection from Pretty Little Studio
I started with a background of Navy (Fun Times) and Lime (Joy Ride). I knew when I added the yellow edged bracket card from Fiesta pack that it would just jump off the page. The pack contains 8 bracket cards and a bonus of 20 die cut butterflies like the one on my card!
Next I added a bright fuchsia "Hello" sentiment from the Walk In The Park die cut pack. Now that the foundation of the card is complete it's time for embellishing! 
The paper is printed on a heavy weight card stock with a soft lustre (shine) This photo shows that shine really well in the top right corner.
This collection has lots of die cuts to choose from! You can dress up this layout however you like! I added flowers from the Colorful Blooms die cut pack, foliage from the Greenery pack. A few sequins always make me happy too! I chose sequins in two shades of yellow - Sunsation and Buttered Corn.
This just makes me happy! I hope you're smiling too! Have a great day! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Flowers For You!

Happy Friday!  We made it through the week.  I know this one was tough for lots of you.. getting the kiddo's back to school, or at least READY for back to school.  This is the last semester for my little boy - he'll be graduating from college (fingers crossed) in January!

Today I'm playing with the Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets set from Tupelo Designs LLC!  I'm quickly becoming addicted to this company and can't seem to get enough of their fun clever designs! The store is always stocking new products like the Pineapple Perfection, Turnabouts and Fill in Stencils.  I want them all! 
This stamp set comes with a wood grain print that's the perfect size for stamping the slats of the crate die in the coordinating die set.  I cut the die from colored paper (a light tan) and stamped it with brown ink.

The assortment of florals in this set is beautiful - it's fun to personalize the flowers by stamping them in different colors and arranging them as you like.  I wanted to fit all the flowers on this one to show you all the designs in the set.

Feel like going shopping?  I sure hope you'll try Tupelo Designs LLC!  They have free shipping every single day.. no coupon required (USA ONLY).    They are constantly getting new product in the store so the selection is great!  I'm also a big fan of their loyalty program.  They reward you with points that add up to dollars that you can use off future purchases.  Click here to jump to the store! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets
Dies | Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Orange and Black

Yep!  No need to adjust your screen.. that's totally a Halloween card!  Some folks could do Christmas all year.... me?  I could totally do Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday.  Yes... Honestly!

When I saw the orange and black stationary at Fusion all I could see was Halloween!.  I had a very similar paper to the black and white in the photo inspiration - it's part of the Trick or Treat Collection at Pretty Little Studio.. and ah well.. it just made itself from there!  

So what do you see?  Maybe you will pick up on some different things.. maybe the clips, stapler or the little buy on the block?  He looked like a jack o lantern to me! LOL!

Maybe you're not loving the black and orange.. that's ok.. you can work off the sketch.   I used the sketch too.. only I changed the circle into a large flag shape.
I layered black and orange papers.  To break up the patterns I added a solid border of orange card stock cut with a pretty stitched scallop border from Pretty Pink Posh. 

I added a tab with a word sticker and some sticker stars and some sequins to finish the design!
I love the vintage images you can find at Pretty Little Studio. They give me that nostalgic feeling of youthful memories.. cards in the mail from my Grandparents with a dollar tucked inside!

Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see how this one inspires you!  Need to see a few more to get you started?  Head on over to the Fusion Challenge blog where our Design Team has more!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Trick or Treat Collection
Die | Pretty Little Studio Stitched Border

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sending You Sunshine!

I hope you're having  a great day!  I saw that my friend Tracey McNeely is the Muse this time at Muse Challenge!  I've long admired Tracey's clean and simple style - she's always taking me to school.  Today's my turn to case her! 

 Tracey's Card

 And here's what I made! 
I kept the same layout as Tracey, creating a distress ink background in Squeezed Lemonade for this sweet girl from Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends.   I thought the yellow was perfect with the "sending you sunshine" sentiment.
The little hippo has his balloons, my girl has her beach ball!   I added exactly three sequins.. just like Tracey.  Mine are in Sunshine Glow!
Now it's your turn!  I hope you find some time to play!  This layout would be perfect with so many different stamp sets!  

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends, Stitched Notes
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow