Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - Beautiful Day!


Have you noticed? Spring is in the air! When I take Miss Moriko for our morning walk I'm noticing more and more birds returning to our area! I hear Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese! I'm seeing Robins and Red Winged Blackbirds, and of course their music fills the air! It's easy to spot where some of them made homes last year since the trees are still bare - and I'm planning to keep an eye in those trees to see if I can figure out who lives there. There is one tree in particular that has three very small nests - I'm hoping these are hummingbirds!

The Vintage Die Cut Nest comes printed and cut - ready to work with! It's very realistic! Just look at those detailed leaves (you can see the veins), flowers (look in the centers) and nest! I just love that little bee too!

I placed a 4" Cambridge Doily under the nest die cut. These are the perfect size for an A2 size card! Beneath the doily are papers from the Woodland Collection. I wanted to pick up the coral color that accents the flowers on the nest die cut so I used the Caterpillar Coral Stripe paper, and neutral newsprint Wisteria from the Marigold Collection for my background.

To break up the pattern papers that seem to get a little busy I add a strip of solid card stock - like the die cut border in coral down the right margin of the card.

The Thank You die cut sentiment is from the Garden Die Cut Tags Pack. It contains 28 die cuts so you have lots to play with!

The finishing touch is a sprinkle of Crystal sequins. They look like dewdrops!

Have a great day!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Woodland Collection | Caterpillar - Coral Stripe | Marigold Collection | Wisteria
Die | Nest, Monarch
Die Cut Tags | Garden
Doily | 4” Cambridge
Sequins | Crystal

March 2017 Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try!
Sweet Birthday Cake!



Did you notice? It's a new month! I know! This year is flying right? I'm usually happy to put winter behind me about now, but things have been going so fast for me this year! Seems like so much to do and never enough time to do it. I always thought time would go slower as I got older! LOL! Maybe it's just me that's getting slower!!!


A new challenge begins today at Reverse Confetti!  Here's the March Sketch For You To Try #SFYTT!!   We hope you'll join us for a chance to win!  You might just win a gift certificate for $20 from the store!  Who wouldn't like that?    You can get all the details on the Reverse Confetti Blog.  You can always find the challenge easy by clicking on the challenge badge in the right hand column.






I thought this was a fun sketch!  I loved the 5 stripes along the left margin of the sketch and thought it would be fun to turn them into word dies.  I chose the word "sweet" from Lovey Words Confetti Cuts set.  I cut each one three times and adhered them together so they are thick like a piece of chip board.
The birthday cake is from Candles 'n Confetti Stamp Set.  There are lots of ways you can personalize the cakes in this set with different decorations in different colors.   


I put a circle die cut from Detailed Circles behind the cake to make it stand out more from the yellow pattern paper background.  The cake is stamped on white and die cut adhered to this pierced circle. 

Ok now it's your turn!  Need a little more inspiration?  You'll find inspiration from the design team through out the month on the blog!   Click here to head on over now and get all the details! 





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Candles 'n Confetti
Dies | Reverse Confetti Candles 'n Confetti, Detailed Circles, Lovey Words 
Pattern Paper | Simple Stories DIY Boutique (stripes and graph) | American Crafts Shimelle Star Shine  (yellow cross stitch)
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - February Kit!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's reveal day for The 12 Kits of Occasions Group.  If you're not familiar with us, we're a group of 12 friends who like to papercraft.  We each take turns making a kit for the rest of the group and on the last day of the month we share what we all made with the kit.  We all get the same things and it's fun to see how are projects turn our very similar or oh so very different.
I really love getting to know each of group members better by the kits they assemble.  We each have our own unique style, and choose different themes each moth.

Our hostess this time is Michelle Leone from Pretty Periwinkle blog!  I'm not even going to try to "classify" Michelle's style.  She's clean with layers and likes techniques. She's a  fancy stamper but she knows her way around layers and die cuts too!

Check out this beautiful kit she put together for us!  Pretty Papers, lots of die cuts and pretty flower embellishments.  I think the only thing in this kit that I already owned was the papers.  Every other thing in this kit?  Totally new for me!  I'm happy to be introduced to some new things and I think there's going to be a little shopping in my near future so I can add some of these to my stash. 

I'm always telling you to look out for the "trixies" in the pack.. things that are left over in my tray when I'm done putting together my cards for the month.  No trixies here.. interesting items you might want to look out for include the pink canvas tag in the photo, and the colorful enamel dots in the kit.

I made 7 cards.. so let's get to it!   It's a walk through the garden on a spring day this month! 

I made little bow ties for the bunnies so you could tell "him" from "her" from the little pieces that came out of the fancy frame on the above card.

 
 Here's those enamel dots I told you about!  
Want to see what the rest of the team made with this beautiful kit? Hop on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog where you'll see all the designers and guests listed along with one sample of their projects made with this kit!    You'll want to leave a comment there so you can enter to win a chance to receive a kit and play along with us!


All cards Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
A complete list of supplies provided is listed at The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog.  
I added border dies and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, Twinery Twine, a paper doily, and buttons. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Stitched Easter Greetings!

I'm posting this pretty Easter card on the Poppystamps blog today! 

If you want to get all the details you can find them here at the Poppystamps blog! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Delicate Stitches, Bunny Hop, Happy Easter Curve, Easter Egg Party

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wishing You Lucky!

Wishing you lucky today with this St. Patrick's Day card featured on the Poppystamps Blog.

If you'd like to see more just click here to jump to the Poppystamps Blog

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Stamps | Poppystamps Grateful Hearts
Dies | Poppystamps Lucky Signs, Lucky Clover, Simmons Collage
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Gold 4mm 6mm