22 January 2015

Cards With "I Am"

Hello! Today I'm up at the 
SIMPLE STORIES BLOG
with a set of cards using the beautiful new "I Am" Collection.
  The collection is filled with all sorts of sweet sentiments that are perfect
 for cards, or if you prefer, use the pretty papers and embellishments to
 create an assortment of plain note cards!

For the first card I used a 3" and 4" circle die to cut the 6X6 patterned papers. 
The circles were layered together with foam adhesive and black pom pom trim was
 adhered to the back of the larger circle and then attached to the card front. 

The typewriter sticker was embellished with one of the cute clips, a label sticker and
 butterfly sticker.  And I love that the new adhesive brads!  A small strip of washi tape
 was applied to a scrap piece of paper and then added to the bottom.

The focus of this next card was the adorable chipboard frame!
The inset of the frame was filled with one of the smaller journal cards and then layered 
onto a black mat. 

In keeping with the floral pattern on the frame, matching patterned paper 
(for the card base) and stickers were used.  The gold foil chipboard pieces add
 just the right amount of glitz and shine.

I Am Product:
4527 Bradz
4536 Clips
 
See more ideas at Simple Stories www.simplestories.com 

19 January 2015

Picture Perfect Platter

Monday Greetings!
I am sharing an altered platter today at 
BASIC GREY

Flea market finds such as old platters, plates or saucers can easily be transformed
 into a delightful altered keepsake.  I have taken an oval platter and dressed up the center 
of it with a paper-quilted collage that starts with a chipboard cut-out and strips of
 patterned papers from the J’Adore Collection.

 First, I traced the inner part of the platter and then cut the shape out from a medium
 weight chipboard.  Next, 1″ strips of paper were cut and placed across the
 chipboard at a diagonal.

 The paper’s overhang was trimmed off and then machine-stitches were made
 between each strip. A pom pom trim was adding around the back edge of the chipboard
 and the piece was adhered to the center of the platter with a high-tack adhesive glue.

 Die-cuts from Spellbinders were used in creating the lacy heart embellishments. 
The platter can be hung from a plate hanger or displayed on an easel.

J’Adore Product:
JAD-4780 Cuddle
JAD-4781 Love
JAD-4789 6×6 Paper Pad
JAD-4793 Die cuts & Transparencies
JAD-4795 Mixed Brads
JAD-4797 Mixed Hearts

Thanks for stopping by!

16 January 2015

Color Chaos

It's time for a bit of "unlimited inspiration" from 
BELLA BLVD
this week!  Today the new "Color Chaos" collection projects are being shared.
Check out the blog to see even more ideas :)

I have three cards that were designed for the booth at CHA:
“Count Your Blessings” card
By placing two of the diagonal striped patterns going in the opposite direction, an
 eye-catching herringbone pattern is created. The journal card is so beautifully done
 in color and fonts, so only a couple of embellishments were needed to complete the card. 
A small section of the scalloped border sticker was added with foam adhesive.

 Supplies: Color Chaos: Gulf Strandz, Peep Strandz, Orange Strandz, Just Write
 Journaling, Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Simply Spring: Chipboard Icons; Enamel Dots: Ice

 “Best Version of You” card
Use simple-shaped die-cuts to give a different look to journal cards. Here, I die-cut 
a mat from a Clear Cut sheet and then layered it on top patterned paper, which was 
cut the same size. The red enamel heart gave a pop of color to the journal card and
 the bottom was softened with the addition of a Bella Bow.

 Supplies: Color Chaos: Oreo Black Strandz, Gulf Strandz, Daily Details, Words of
 Wisdom, Trinkets; Clear Cut: Ice Confetti; Enamel DooDads: McIntosh; Bella Bows: Ice

 "Celebrate Today" card
Cut a mat to be the same height as the 3X4 journal card; center the journal card horizontally 
and then flank each side with pieces of the scalloped border sticker. Adding enamel dots 
to the centers of the scallops gives extra dimension and also draws attention to the 
outline of the shape. Embellish with a cute chipboard shape and the card is complete!

 Supplies: Color Chaos: McIntosh Strandz, Ice Strandz, Words of Wisdom, 
Treasures & Text; Ciao Chipboard: Flowers & Clouds; Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper

It was such fun and a pleasure to once again meet up with the Bella Blvd 
team at the show!  The booth looked absolutely adorable and the contributing
designers' projects were seriously amazing!  Stay tuned for more new
projects in the coming weeks.
Have a great weekend!

07 January 2015

Bella Blvd New Releases


Happy Wednesday!
I have a few days' worth of Bella Blvd Winter Releases to share.
Don't forget to visit the blog and leave a comment so that you're eligible
for the Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It Giveaway :)

It's time to make the grade! Capture your brainiac's school days with Star Student,
 inspired by pop culture's love for geek chic glasses, sketchy notes and world maps.
 Whether she is super smart or voted most artistic, she is going to have a fantastic future.

I love maps, globes and anything in between, so I was especially drawn to this paper...


Introducing Clear Cuts, a clearly cute series of embellishment papers. Clear Cuts 
are 12x12" transparency overlays available in our signature Bella Blvd color line with whimsical designs. Clear Cuts are perfect for mixed media projects, banners, scrapbooking
 layouts & mini albums too! 





Many Wonderful memories are made each year at the lake, at the campground and
 under the stars. Discover the great outdoors, make a delicious s'more and catch a big fish
 this summer. Get a little dirty with Campout from Bella Blvd. 

 There is so much to love about this adorable collection, but the chipboard is my fave!




Bella Blvd's signature color palette comes to life in this refreshing collection.
 It's colorfully chaotic with a splash of rich black, and effortlessly mixes & matches with
 Bella Blvd's array of products. The monocramatic Strandz patterns have versitle backsides,
 and the new specialty papers, Confetti Clear-Cuts and sheer plastic Invisibles, are 
 innovative and fun! Color your world today with Color Chaos by Bella Blvd.

 One of my favorite pieces from the collection are the monthly journal cards:

And a sneak at one of the cards that I made with the collection:

 There will be more reveals through January 9th, so stay tuned!
Again, visit the Bella Blvd Blog daily for your chance to Win-It!
 

05 January 2015

2015 With Echo Park Paper

I've always been a huge, huge fan of 
ECHO PARK PAPER
so it is with sheer delight that I can announce this:
We'll be sharing some of our "about us" and projects over the next month :)
www.echoparkpaper.com
I'm off to the CHA Winter Show in Anaheim, California on Thursday morning
bright and early!  If you're going, I hope that I get to see you!

04 January 2015

Scraptastic January Kits

The January 2015 kits from 
SCRAPTASTIC CLUB
are now available!

THIS LIFE NOTED KIT:
 SOLD OUT
This is going to be the best way to start your year.  It's pretty, it feels fresh and new.  
Perfect for a brand new start.  (Don't want to miss February's This Life Noted kit?  
I know you don't.  Subscribe now!)

SWEATER WEATHER KIT
 Here's your first look at our exclusive papers. There are two lovely papers designed
 by the talented Kaitlin Sheaffer here -- and they go perfectly with the rest of the items
 in our kit.  Cuddle up in front of that roaring fire and let this kit take care of the rest.

SWEATER WEATHER ADD ON KIT
 Even if it's not sweater weather where you are, there is something here for you.  
Lovely woodgrain, beautiful plaid and kraft tags.  This is sure to highlight your photos
 and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

SWEATER WEATHER STAMP SET
SOLD OUT 
 I'm sorry to even have to tell you that it's sold out, because it's just so cute. 

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE KIT
It's possible you live down under.  It's possible you have enough snow themed products
 to build an igloo.  No matter!  This kit is perfect for pretty much anyone.  There are 
moments to be treasured and this kit can help you preserve those memories. 
(And the exclusive papers are as wonderful as you would think they'd be.)

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE ADD-ON KIT
 I want to know, what is your favorite part in this add-on?  Is it the exclusive paper?
  The ephemera?  Maybe it's the cork stickers.  No matter, you don't have to pick a favorite -- you can have all of the awesomeness in this add on.  Exclusive papers included.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE STAMP SET
 SENTIMENT SERIES VOL.4 STAMP SET
 Another bonus stamp set this month -- we think you will be happy about it, too. 
 More sentiment stamps! This one is one I've been wishing for since we started this
 series.  Lovely sentiments that are sure to please.  You can reach for these over
 and over again without getting bored.  (By the time you do, we'll probably have a 
new set that will be your favorite!

Visit Scraptastic Club today and begin your subscription!
 

02 January 2015

2015 With Simple Stories

I love them and I'm so happy that they still love me enough to keep
me around for another year!
The products just keep getting better and better
and I'm honored to represent them with my cards, minis and other altered stuff :)
Thank you, SIMPLE STORIES and congrats to the rest of the team!

 
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