Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paper Crafters Sampler May Issue ~ Wooden It Be Lovely

Panels, planks, pallets.  What do they all have in common?  They're all made of wood.
Wood, be it recycled pallets, old fences or barnyards, has evolved into home d├ęcor and arts and crafts.  It's the later of the two in which the design team was given a challenge to create projects with a wood theme.
The May issue, "Wooden It Be Lovely" offers project ideas using stamps and textures resembling wood.  We've really come through with an array of ideas, each unique.
Keeping in theme with the wooden theme, the template of the month is a Garden Bench with a sweet Hardwood background stamp.

Sneak Peek at what I contributed!!!

Stop by and pick up the latest issue for just $12.99. You won't be disappointed!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

 Mother's Day is this weekend. What??? I realized this this morning. So... since I work best under pressure, I whipped these up. Yes, I totally rolled my eyes as I typed "whipped" because these two cards took me most (and I mean like 7 hours) of the day to create. Life would be so much easier if I set out with a plan. Instead, I sit and ponder about colors, stamps and fancy embellishments. I am far too indecisive of a person to just make a quick decision and stick to it.

~ For my Mother-in-Law ~
This first card is for my mother-in-law. She is such an amazing person. I honestly do not know what I would do without her help and guidance. She is my farm mom. She is simple and happy and a generally "sunny" person. I think this card is totally fitting for her. Plus, she loves Hello Honey.

*I cased this card from Janeybell Designs.

Cardstock ~ Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP ~ Birthday Bash
Ink ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
Stamp Sets ~ Delightful Dozen (retired), Kinda Eclectic, *misc. script background stamp
Embellishments ~ Natural Chevron Ribbon, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies (colored using Brayer tool).

~ For my Mama ~
This card is for my own mama. She is in love with flowers and gardens and Crisp Cantaloupe. I absolutely have fallen in LOVE with this stamp set. I love any stamp that can have dimension added to it. I was able to add three layers to the large flowers. THREE! The photos truly do not show off the happiness of these layers.

Cardstock ~ Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Specialty Paper ~ Gold Foil Sheet
DSP ~ this paper is retired. I'm so sad :(
Ink ~ Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Sets ~ Chalk Talk, Indescribable Gift
Embellishments ~ Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Thick Baker's Twine

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