Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Easter Card

Hello!

It's Tracy here with some Easter card inspiration for you!  I did have a video to go with this card, but sadly my computer is not allowing me to edit it :(  I used the Happy Easter set from Lawn Fawn.

I heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder and colored them in with Twinkling H2O's.  After finishing my card, I realized that I shouldn't have used white embossing powder and should have used green instead.  The cloud die cuts are from Memory Box and I placed vellum behind the open clouds.

I colored the bunny in with Copics and used a Fiskar's border punch for the grass.  I also used a Wink Of Stella Glitter pen on the white cloud.

Have a great day!
~Tracy

Monday, April 14, 2014

Neon Dinos


Hi everyone! It's Taylor here today, using a few of my favorite new products! I really love this Critters from the Past set from Lawn Fawn, and thought it would be fun to use them with my FAV new Radiant Neon inks from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko!

I stamped the dinos in different colors and then punched them out with circle punches. A little bit of twine and some fab corrugated paper and this one was done!

Hope your Monday is wonderful - thanks for stopping by!

See what you can get over at Simon Says Stamp:



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Design Team UPDATE

Hi everyone! Laurel here with a quick DT update!!!! I'll get right to it.  The fabulous Elena will be leaving us. I know, I know..... While I am sad about her leaving, I will continue to stalk her on her blog, Facebook and every other social media outlet! She is an amazing designer and I am so happy she was with us for so long.

BUT with sad news, comes good news!!! Samantha Mann from our Facebook Inspiration team will be joining us on the design team starting with our very next challenge! Notice her pic on the sidebar? he he he. We also welcomed Taylor from the Facebook Inspiration team last month....

Speaking of.....  Our Facebook Inspiration team posts daily to our Facebook page! They are an amazing group of designers and I am so lucky to have them. They also will be doing a monthly blog hop on the last Friday of each month in addition to the special posts they post right here to the blog during the week!

I truly am blessed to have such an amazing group of designers on both teams... And I am blessed by YOU! We get some much participation and it just makes my heart happy to know I'm doing something right with this challenge! :) It helps to have great sponsors like Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp. And of course, it's great to have great products to work with.

Be sure to check out our current challenge.... We are encouraging you all to TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE! So fun!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Post-it Note Holders using Plastic Frames

Hello everyone!  Kari from the Inspiration Team back with you to share a fun project!  You can get really creative with making these Post-it notes holders.





These are made from inexpensive plastic frames that you just slip a picture in on the side.  Instead of using the frame of how it was intended when standing up, the base of the frame is at the top when laid flat.



One is a 4x6 frame and the other is a 3.5x5 frame.  I just cut my pattern paper to size and slip it inside the frame like I would a picture. And, then the fun begins with decorating it how ever you choose.  I chose for my 4x6 frame papers from the Dewey Decimal 6x6 paper pad.  I also chose the stamp set Science of Love.  
I adhered my Post-it notes to my frame with regular adhesive( I use PLUS adhesive).  I, then cut down a piece of Audrey Blue card stock from SSS and I used the Scalloped Stitched Border Dies, to give my card stock a bit of decoration.  I, then stamped out my sentiment from the same stamp set in HA Cup O' Joe ink. I also added some Coral Lawn Trimmings.

For my smaller frame - I did basically the same thing, except for my papers I used the Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad, and I used the Speech Bubble Border die as well as the Scripty Hello die.  I added some shimmer using the Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker, and added faux stitching around the speech bubble die cut to make it stand out.







These would make fun gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers, or just because for anyone! They are easy to make and you could get your kids in on the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you are able to join us for our newest challenge going on now :)

See you soon!
Kari