Monday, May 26, 2014

Just a Note - Instagram Inspired Cards

Are you as nutty about Instagram as I am?  It's one of the few social media sites that I really get into.  I love being able to follow people visually.  That said, there are quite a few cute instagram shapes in the Silhouette store.  I was playing around with them this morning, seeing what interesting patterns I could come up with.  I used the sketch feature on these cards, and added a simple "Just a Note" to finish them off.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

I have been experimenting with my Silhouette Designer Studio software welding shapes together.  This card is nothing special or groundbreaking but I do think it turned out pretty nice.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Last Graduate

I really mean it.  It's another shaped card because I had run out of steam at that point.  So glad to finally get all of these cards completed.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Another Graduate . . . Are we done yet?

Not quite, just a few more, I promise.  This one is for another graduating high school senior.  I pulled out my Papertrey Ink chevron stripes die for the first time and picked papers that matched her school colors. 

The stamp is from Verve and I stamped it no less than three times!  The first two times I did it perfectly, only to smudge it during assembly.  Drove me crazy!  So there are a few small smudges on the final one, and I just couldn't bring myself to do over again one.more.time.  Sometimes you just have to call it done.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

With Sympathy . . . A Scraplift with a Twist

One of my favorite cardmakers is Laura Bassen.  I saw this card she recently made for the latest Papertrey Ink release on Pinterest and had one of those moments where I wanted to make the exact same thing I loved it so much.

Except that I don't really want to buy this stamp set.  I have too many stamps as it is! My solution was to play around using print and cut on my Silhouette Cameo to see if I could recreate the card.  

I think I did a pretty good job and came pretty close.  And best of all it didn't cost me anything!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Class of 2014

Masculine graduation cards are hard to make.  Well, mascueline cards period.  So, I was tasked with coming up with something for the intern that works at my office who is graduating from high school in a few weeks.  I used the school colors, and kept it fairly simple.  Print and cut helps in that regard, and I gave it a little dimension as well.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another day, another Graduate

You are going to see quite a few of these cards over the next several days.  It occurred to me this weekend that I have at least four more to make.  Three down, one to go.  Every year it seems I always make one of these graduation cards into a shaped card, and this year is no exception.  This came along very quickly, I think was done in less than an hour.


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Monday, May 19, 2014


More masking, more stamping.  I am trying to play around with stamp sets that I haven't used, or haven't used that much.  I can't help but get a little excited when I can cross another set off my list.  

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

You are Wonderful

Here is a little more stamping goodness I got up to on Mother's Day.  I did a little masking and pulled out a set from Papertrey ink that I have never used.  It was a good day.  I was a card making machine . . .

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I am a few days late in posting these cards, but I wanted everyone to see them nonetheless.  I have been playing with watercolors lately, and while I'm no where near a pro, I am really pleased with how I am coming along.  I recently took a water color for cards class and decided I wanted to try out one of the masking techniques.  Here is the result.  

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Card Swap

A few of my good crafty friends and I decided to do a Birthday Card swap.  Mine have lots of layers, and I played with my Silhouette sketch pens a bit.   I made eight total, four in each base color and I am pleased with the final results.  Can't ask for more right?

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Okay, just a few more baby cards . . .

What can I say, I was on a roll.  This will hopefully get Brandy off my back for a while!  These cards were inspired by this card that I found on none other than Pinterest. I had to dig for quite a while to find a baby shower worthy stamp!  I swear I never make these things.  Anyway, I was always thrilled to finally use some of these buttons from Pebbles.  They are so darling but I haven't been able to work them into a project yet.  Yes, to using my supplies . . .

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Here Comes the Graduate!

My niece is graduating from college today!  Four years in Florida's hot sun and she is calling it done.  I am hopefully not too uncomfortable sitting outdoors for the ceremony today.  I guess that's why they hold these things at 9:00 a.m.  That said, I am very proud of this young lady.  She has accomplished some great things.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

It's A Girl Again!

Yep, more baby girl cards.  This one I came up with while playing around with the flourishes I used on my flower modeling paste cards.  It took a minute to come together, but overall I am pleased.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's A Girl!

And now for the girls!  More embossing of tone on tone cards, but a different take.  Don't you love the combination of pink and brown?  You really can't go wrong with them.  The patterned paper is from one of the DCWV 6 x 12 stacks that were out at Michael's sometime ago.  It's been a while since I've seen them there, I guess that means they sold them all!

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