Monday, August 29, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Hip to be Square!

We are having a "Hip to be Square" challenge at Heart2Heart this week and I had a lot of fun putting together this card for my daughter!  This features our lovely Florence paper pack and the August SOTM Purr-fect Halloween - both of these cuties are gone at the end of the month!
This one is kind of an inside joke - she sent us a hilarious story from the net that used the "what's new pussycat" song by Tom Jones.  Since then its been a running joke in the family so I just couldn't resist making this one to send to her at college.  I'm sure I'll get a text as soon as she opens this one up!
I used some of our new shimmer brush on the cat's eyes and then put a dollop of Liquid Glass over the top to give them dimension.  If you don't recognize the doodled paper - it's from a PML card in the Florence kit that I colored in with our markers.
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I think one of my favorite things about crafting is being able to create inside joke cards that there is no way you would ever find in the store!  Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Boys with be Boys

This week the challenge at Heart2Heart is "boys will be boys".  One of the keys for me to making a guy card is to focus on texture and simplicity.  For this card, I pulled out some of our brand new Fundamental papers and had some textural fun! 
I used the woodgrain paper from Rustic Home Fundamentals for the mountains as well as a small strip of the embossed woodgrain paper.  I layered that with some of our All About the Gold Fundamentals (they are acetate overlays with embossed gold textures) for an extra texture boost.
The mountain is cut from our brand new Flower Market cartridge - the alphabet matched our Artristry cartridge so I created a custom cut on some Whimsy Fundamentals papers to create a longer sentiment.  I love the trendy XXX is calling and I must go sayings that are popping up everywhere!  I used a bit of .01 journaling pen to pop the letters on this.

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This card is dedicated to my son who just finished his Freshman college registration and is now on a 6 day backpacking adventure with a group of incoming freshman.  I'm sure he'll come home exhausted, dirty, stinky and happy as can be!  This is his first big college adventure and I'm hoping his years at Western will be filled with many, many more!

Stay crafty my friends,


Monday, August 1, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Florence

This week at Heart2Heart we were challenged to use our gorgeous Florence paper pack.  This paper is full of textures and florals in rich blues, reds and yellows.  I love how the patterns in our paper packs are so easy to combine into designs as the mix is a perfect blend of bold and small prints. 
I did a little bit of fussy cutting to get some flower accents from various pieces of paper in the pack.
I'll miss this beautiful paper as today starts a BRAND NEW ANNUAL IDEA BOOK!  That means this cutie is gone but beautiful new papers are here for a full year!

Go visit my shopping site to get an eyeful of amazing new products including a brand new Cricut Cartridge called Flower Market!  I know you'll enjoy shopping from this book for year round go-to products!  Our holiday book will go live on September 1st with more seasonal specific choices that will knock your socks off!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay crafty my friends!

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