Monday, February 19, 2024

Fresh Picked Daffodils

 I love these new large floral dies from Spellbinders and finally got the 

Fresh Picked Daffodil die.

Steering away from a traditional color palette this card features muted pink tones for the flowers.  I wanted the flowers to have more dimension so I cut an additional floral layer.  I also did a little paper sculpting so the flowers would pop off the card.  I added a few gems and a sentiment and that finished off the card.

This was fun and easy to put together and creates a 'wow' factor for a card front.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Sweet n Sassy Collection

 During a much needed clean up in my craftroom I found lots of leftover ovals from frames I cut for other projects.  I also found a stamp set I had never used, so I decided to make some cards.  I liked what I was designing and decided that I could continue with my card design and make many more cards.

I love coming up with an idea and then using it and a variations of the design to stock pile some cards.

Today was a fun play day along with cleaning out the stash.

The stamp is Sweet n Sassy - Forever Loved.  There is a small die for the flowers and leaves.

So I might have gone a little crazy but I told you I had fun.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you take a little inspiration from the cards.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

Spellbinders BetterPress Society

 Not sure if you know that Spellbinders has a special BetterPress Society Club that is only available through your local retailers.  This is different than the monthly clubs directly from Spellbinders.

My local scrapbook store, Scrapmania, is luckily one of the participating brick and mortar locations.

I picked up my BetterPress February plate along with the add-on stencil yesterday and made a few cards to share.

BetterPress plates can also be used with the Glimmer Hot Foil system which really stretches their use.

I have a variety of plain, ink blended and glimmer images made into cards.
Now off to alcohol color some images.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Inspiration Using Spellbinders BetterPress

 Another one of my loves is Spellbinders Paper Arts.  I have fallen in love with their BetterPress system and Spellbinders continues to improve every month with new designs.

Recently I went to a crop and only took BetterPress to work on the first day.  I made many cardfront panels and then started to watercolor the images.  

One of the newer plates I purchased is Cosmos Backdrop.  There is a stencil for the image but I don't have it so I decided to watercolor instead.  I love that Spellbinders has many ink colors to use with the BetterPress, but I've found many inks in my collection work very well to press the images.  Two of my cards use a black ink and the last one uses a brown ink.  I love how these turned out.

I added twine and a wax seal with the circle sentiments.  
Wax seals are also so cool to add accents

This card uses the brown ink and makes the image much softer.

Purple is not always a color I gravitate too, but this image looks great in purple.
Using a little bling really finishing off this card.

Thanks for stopping by today and stayed tuned for more Spellbinders inspiration.


Friday, November 10, 2023

 You guys know how I love 49 and Market products, so I wanted to share a project that Katie did using the Doodlebug Chipboard Advent Calendar and then she decorated it with 49 and Market products.  This would be a fun project to create and keep for many years. 

 I just love how her brain works.

Doodlebug Advent Calendar

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

 Another project using

 ARToptions Spice Collection 

from 49 and Market

These four cards were put together using the leftover products after completing several projects using the Spice Collection.
I have really grown to love all the possibilities this collection offers but I had not used the Laser Cut Mixed Media Leaves yet.  
The colors are so unique, so I felt they deserved a little special love of their own.  
When I start to make cards I usually want to have at least 4 cards that relate to each other.
I love how they turned out just by using some scraps and other fabulous elements. 

Thursday, November 2, 2023

 Small Folio featuring 49 and Market ARToptions Spice Collection

I have this very cute little Granddaughter who celebrated her first pumpkin patch and Halloween.  I was able to get my hands on a few pictures, and I mean a very few, so I wanted to create a small picture book for my daughter.  This will be a surprise so I needed to work with what I have.
I decided to make a small fold-out folio from scratch because most everything else would have just been too large for the pictures I had to work with.
So I starting with black mat board and some 49 and Market Curators Black Fabric Tape to construct my folio.  When I started to add my flips and folds I didn't have any black paper that matched my folio, so I pulled some cardstock in brown and a deep purple to may the flips and folds.  

Here are the pictures of completed pages.

If you would like to see the book up close please, Go here to watch video of the book.

Supplies used on the book from 49 and Market:
ARToptions Spice 6 X 8 Collection Pack
ARToptions Spice Ephemera Bits
ARToptions Spice Laser Cut Elements
ARToptions Spice Wishing Bubbles & Baubles
ARToptions Spice Washi Tape Assortment
ARToptions Colored Foundations 1 - 12 X 12 paper #AOS-25248
Peach Frame Set
Peach Acetate Leaves
Curators All Black Fabric Tape

Additional supplies used: 
Black Mat Board
Brown and Purple Cardstock
Score Tape
Liquid Adhesive