To My Daughter...

8.13.2013

Happy Tuesday! I'm back today to share with you one more project featuring the new Journey stamp set from Precious Remembrance. I hope you've been enjoying this new stamp set. Not only is this set perfect year-round, but it's especially perfect for this time of year with so many on vacations and traveling during the warm summer months. It's the perfect stamp set to compliment your memories and summer smiles.


Sometimes, I like to create cards for my daughter. Just because I love small ways to show my love for her. That's what today's card is about. I just adore her smile and love to take as many photos of her as I can. I created this card for her to tell her to never let go of her gorgeous big smile!


I started this card by creating a background using the arrow border stamp. I off-centered each layer to create a fun pattern. Who says backgrounds have to be lined up anyway? To keep it fun, I added fringed fabric trim. So simple to create by cutting slits into the fabric and fraying the edges. 


The camera has been paper pieced and colored with Copic markers. I created dimension by adding foam tape between each layer and finished it off with a small wooden heart. Colored pink, of course!

Now it's time to give this card to my daughter before she reads this on the blog. It's hard to be sneaky when your family reads your blog posts. ; )

Here's to a happy Tuesday! I am so glad you stopped by today!

Waltzingmouse Release Day Blog Hop

8.10.2013

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! Today is the day - the new stamp sets are available in the Waltzingmouse shop. As a recap, there are nine new sets. 

To celebrate the new release, you are invited to a blog hop party. For those who want to play along, just hop to each of the design team blogs and leave a comment. A randomly selected comment will be eligible to win a stamp set from Waltzingmouse! Yeah!

If you've been following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Karin's blog. If not, you may want to start at the Waltzingmouse blog so you don't miss a thing. 


For my card today, I created a floral collage featuring the new Two Step Sprig, Big Day Today, Pinstripe Background, and a little touch of Simple Sprig.

Each floral piece was double stamped, starting with the lightest color and increasing the color with each layer. I love stamps with this type of technique. It really adds life and dimension to your creations.


And don't you just love that new label frame? It's included in the new Big Day Today stamp set. The flourishing frame is just the right amount of fancy.

Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered in the blog hop prize. And continuing on the blog hop, be sure to stop by Renee's blog to see her lovely project.

I hope you've been enjoying the projects for today's blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Waltzingmouse August Release | Day 2

8.08.2013

Welcome to the second day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on August 10th, there will be nine new stamp sets - yes, nine!

Today, the design team is previewing three more sets. And this time it's a floral theme!
  • Simple Sprig
  • Two Step Sprig
  • Funky Flowers


If you're like me, then you just adore anything floral! That's why I am loving the newest floral stamps during this release. And with all the layering possibilities - let me just say...oh me, oh my! 

For my first card, I primarily used the new Funky Flowers set. This set is full of different flowers in all shapes and styles. And because you can stamp each flower into a single, double, triple or more layers...the possibilities are endless for creating a beautiful floral bouquet. 


I also got a little creative by creating a custom frame. Using the large flourish from Join Us and the straight edged line from Holiday Labels No. 14 stamps, I added blue embossing powder for lovely texture. Inside the frame, I used a sentiment from the Vintage Garden Seed Packet set. 


Next up, I created this card using both the new Simple Sprig and the Two Step Sprig stamps. I stamped two layers for the leaves to add dimension. For each flower bud, I added a subtle glitter using a gel pen (given to me by my sweet friend, Colleen, at sooofullofcraft). I just love the added detail from the glitter. 


Tomorrow, the design team will be back to showcase the next series of stamps to be released on August 10th. Yes, there's more!

To see the other designer's preview projects for today, head over to the Waltzingmouse blog for a complete list.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed seeing the previews so far!

Waltzingmouse August Release

8.07.2013

Welcome to the first day of previews of the new stamp sets to be released at Waltzingmouse Stamps! Available on August 10th, there will be nine new stamp sets - yes, nine!

Today, the design team is previewing three new sets:
  • Ocean Bound
  • Tying the Knot
  • Safe Harbor Sentiments


My first card features the new stamp set, Ocean Bound in classic nautical colors - red, white, and blue. This is a larger stamp set that is packed full with a variety of images and sentiments. There is even the knotted label frame as shown on my card. And you're going to love the variety of sentiments and gorgeous fonts in this set!


My next card features the new set called, Tying the Knot. This set is full of decorative rope borders, images, and sentiments. 


I added gold embossing powder to the rope borders on the top and bottom of my card. I was trying to go for a vintage look using colors that you might see on an old map. I just love the pattern paper too...it has that old patina color that I just love. 


Tomorrow, the design team will be back to showcase the next series of stamps to be released on August 10th. And you don't want to miss the previews. Let me just hint that the sets are gorgeous!

To see the other designer's preview projects, head over to the Waltzingmouse blog for a complete list.

Thanks for stopping by!