Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Leaf

Today on the Savvy Projects Blog, the Design Team has an amazing collection of cards to share with you, using the August Card Club Rewards set Happy Leaf. You have got to go and see these cards, so many different points of view and just beautiful art work!! This is the first card I made with this set, I used Miss Moxie paper collection, so bright and happy. This is a "scrap" card, I used all the little pieces that were on my desk left over from something else. Love to do that, it's like putting a puzzle together.
Then I made a trio of cards, using the same background. I used Versa Mark and clear embossing powder on all but one leaf, on Kraft card stock for my background paper. The sentiment from One Of a Kind. I really love Kraft card stock.
Then I had this idea, with the same background. That beautiful sentiment is on of TAC's new gift with purchase stamps!!
Then I made this one. All of these cards are quick and simple to make, the last three would be great for a man or woman! This is a very fun set of stamps, and very versatile too. Please check out the Savvy Projects Blog you will not be sorry that you did!! It always amazes me what each designer does with the same set, completely wonderful and inspiring!!!

Hope that your day is full of blessings! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: Card #1
Happy Leaf TA 3479
Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad ( just used the first two colors on the leaves) Momento Rhubarb, Tangelo, and Desert Sand
Miss Moxie SWIC and card stock collection, white ultra smooth cardstock
Nestabilities labels 5, scalloped and classic circles, jute twine

Card #2
Happy Leaf  TA 3479 and One of a Kind T 3337
Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad, Momento Rich Cocoa, and Versa Mark inks
Kraft, Tangelo Blast, and ivory cardstocks
Clear embossing powder, brown ribbon

Card #3
Happy Leaf  TA 3479
Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad, Momento Rich Cocoa, and Versa Mark inks
Kraft, Tangelo Blast, and ivory cardstocks
Clear embossing powder

Card #4
Happy Leaf  TA 3479 and Gratitude TG 3509
Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad, Momento Rich Cocoa, and Versa Mark inks
Kraft, Tangelo Blast, and ivory card stocks
Clear embossing powder

Monday, July 25, 2011

Brighten Your Day

Been playing with some new stamps! This set is called Scalloped Circles by Nina B, for The Angel Company. This set is wonderful because not only is it beautiful, it also works with my spellbinders scalloped circles dies! The sentiment is from a new Level A Rewards set, Say Hello. I have been trying to send more cards, (yes, I make them, but I fail to actually send them, it is true!) who doesn't love to open their mail box and find something that is not junk mail or a bill!! This card went in the mail over a week ago. I think I am going to make some more in all different colors, they would even make a great gift card set to give to someone. :)

Hope that you are having a beautiful day!! Glad you stopped by, let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lilly's Rainbow

Just wanted to share a few cards I made with this new set Lilly's Rainbow by Mabelle R.O. for The Angel Company.  Isn't she cute!?   I made my background using Background Soup, and the rainbow is popped up with foam tape. This is a card that made it into the new Angel Company catalog! If you don't have a catalog yet, and would like to get one, please contact me!

For this card I wanted to focus on the beautiful sentiment in this set, so I tried for a clean and simple look, this is as clean and simple as I am able to do!
Paired with an everyday sentiment, still adorable! And yes, I used those polka dots again! I have polka dot issues, they are happy and fun, they work with almost everything, and I love them!

I hope that you are having a wonderful day!! I appreciate you stopping by!
What do you think?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Whimsy and Stars Sunflowers!

Mabelle has a new image, and for a limited time it is FREE! Check out THIS POST for the details!
Hope that you are having a great day today!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wonderful Trees

Just a quick post this morning to share this fun card with you! I am loving this brand  new set from Nina Bracket for The Angel Company, called Wonderful Trees. I flipped my tree on it's side to make a branch, then added this cute little nest for my bird to sit in. I had made a card using a kraft card stock base that I had trimmed the tiniest sliver off all the edges to make it straight. Those little pieces were still laying by my trimmer, so I gathered them up and made my nest with them! Easy and cute!
What do you think?

Hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July Day 3 and Something Summery too!

Quick post today, with a couple more Christmas cards to inspire you to get a jump start on all your Christmas crafting!! I am still keeping to the challenge of using everyday papers for Christmas projects. This paper is from the Willoughby SWIC and card stock collection, from The Angel Company. This collection one of my all time favorites!  I paired it with a simple sentiment from Joyful Ornaments, and this beautiful poinsettia flower from Poinsettia. I colored this flower twice, and cut out the center portion of one flower so that I could layer it on top of the first . I used pop dots to make more 3-D. I also did not line up the petals exactly, I thought it gave it a fuller look, by mismatching the petals.I finished it off by adding a tiny little bit of gold shimmer to the veins in the petals, with my stardust gelly pen.
For this next card I used the Winchester SWIC and card stock collection from the Angel Company. I love the deep purples and blues in this paper, then it has just a touch of rust that sets it all off. I used Ornamental Snowflakes embossed with white embossing powder for my background paper, so pretty, and easy too! I paired it with a beautiful sentiment from Holiday Wishes, a touch of ribbon, and a few rhinestones, and Ta- Da!
Both of these cards would be easy to make multiples of, although I would leave off the popped up layer of the poinsettia if I were making multiples. What do you think? Are you feeling inspired to make some Holiday cards yet? There is more inspiration over on the Savvy Projects blog today, Paula-Kay has an adorable card to share with you, check it out! Tomorrow Michelle McDaniel will have something wonderful to share too!!
How about a little bit of Summer now too!?
This is one of Mabelle's new summertime digis, so, so, cute!! To find this little sweetie hop over to Whimsy and Stars Studios. This is one of 10 new images Mabelle released last month, all adorable too! Check it out if you haven't already!

I hope that you are having a wonderful day today and that sunshine is filling your soul with joy!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July Day 2

Welcome to day two of Christmas in July!! (Sorry this post should have gone up this morning) Today I used the same card sketch two different ways. One card is very traditional, the other bright and fun.
For this card I wanted a rich old fashioned look. This card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" I used Hemingway SWIC, Mia's Cottage and scarlet card stocks. On the creamy piece of Hemingway paper I stamped the distressed edge from Background Soup, and several different snowflakes from Ornamental Snowflakes. I used Momento Rich Cocoa ink that I stamped off onto a piece of scratch paper before stamping onto the cream Hemingway paper, for a more aged look. I also inked all the edges, I just like the look, and it feels more polished to me. For my focal image I used With His Glory from the fall supplement. I lived in Finland for three years, a long time ago, when I saw this image it made me a little "homesick". I colored the reindeer with copic markers, I used colors from the traditional old style dress of Lapland, in Northern Finland. I kind of wish I had just colored everything that is blue, a rich green.
  I inked the edges of my punched snowflakes then coated them with old fashioned glass glitter, they really look like they are frosty with a slight shimmer! The red strip on the bottom was made by cutting a nestabilities labels 17 in half length wise. I finished it off with a bit of jute twine. Overall I like this one a lot, what do you think??
Now this card was made using the scraps from yesterday and today's cards. The green is from Mia's Cottage, I had stamped the polka dots from Background Soup in versa mark ink, then changed my mind, so I had this ready to go! I added the bright blue card stock for a little pop of color, and to change it up a bit from yesterday's card. I love this little penguin, so cute, and even better this little guy is one of our gift with purchase stamps from the fall supplement!!  The sentiment is from Merriest Wishes another fun Fall Supplement set!Now if you look back at yesterday's post you might notice that these two cards use the same basic sketch as the mouse card!! Just by changing the colors and focal images they are each different!
If you have not been over to the Savvy Projects blog yet this week you really need to, amazing cards today by Kerry! Tomorrow Rita Kegg will be treating us to some wonderful Christmas ideas!!

Have a great day!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas in July!!

How about some awesome ideas for Christmas! All this week over on the Savvy Projects blog, we will be focusing on ideas and projects for the holiday season!  So will I, each day I will have a new project featured here to (hopefully) inspire you to get a head start on your holiday projects! I know it is only July, and it's like 100 degrees out side, but if we get a head start our projects could be done and we could enjoy the Christmas season without a crafting frenzy at the last minute. What!? I can't be the only one who does that... am I??

I took up a challenge by another Angel to use papers that were not "Christmas" paper, to create for Christmas. We have so many beautiful paper collections to choose from at The Angel Company that it really wasn't hard to do. I found that there is at least one sheet in most of our "Soar with it Collections" (SWIC) that could work for Christmas projects. And often there were two or more sheets that would work!!
The first card (above), was created using the Maggie SWIC and Amberly card stock collection., This light blue paper from Maggie, looks so cool and wintery to me. I tried for a "traditional" Christmas look for these cards today. I will share some nontraditional color combos later in the week.
This next card couldn't be more traditional in color, but this paper is from Mia's Cottage SWIC and card stock collection, paired with scarlet card stock! Polka dots are from Background Soup and embossed in white. This sentiment was computer generated, sorry,  I just wanted that saying so badly for this card, and couldn't let it go. :) 
Along with my papers, I also used stamps on both cards that are not from Christmas sets. The first card used the sweet angel from Fairytale Fun, but the sentiment is from Hung on a Tree, a Christmas set. This second card used Mice Day.
I will be adding something here everyday this week, lots of ideas for Christmas I just couldn't stop! I hope that you will stop in again . Also please be sure to check out the Savvy Projects blog all week for Christmas in July and see something new each day to inspire you!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a delightful day!! :)

Supplies used: 
Stamps:  Fairytale Fun, Hung on a Tree, Mice Day, Background Soup
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Sand, Rick Cocoa
Paper: Copic Xperss it, Ultra Smooth White card stock, Amberly Grace Card Stock, Maggie SWIC, Mia's   Cottage SWIC and card stock, Scarlet card stock.
Colored with Copic Markers

Friday, July 8, 2011

Technique Blog Hop ~ spotLIGHTing

Happy Friday, and welcome to another Angel Company Blog Hop on The Savvy Projects Blog!! Today is a "Technique" Hop and we are featuring "Spotlighting"! Don't tell anyone, but this is a new technique for me, I have never used this technique before, shhhhh... :)
 That is the wonderful thing about these blog hops, you get to try out new things and if you follow the hop, you get to see all the wonderful creations that everyone else made! So many ideas, and different points of view to inspire you!! Exciting! Even better, get your Angel Company stamps out and join in the fun!!
My first card today uses a new set from Nina B. called "Fairy Wishes".  The spotlighting technique is where you stamp your image twice,  then use a punch or die cut shape to "spotlight" an area of the image, coloring only that small area that you have punched out. Don't you just love this set!? The sentiment is one of my favorite sayings!!
I decided to add a cut out 3-D butterfly, just to see how that looked, it's fun to play!
 I also added some shimmer to the wings with my stardust gelly pen, it just doesn't seem to show up in the picture. These are not colors I would normally use either, but I am liking the combination! I am pretty pleased with this card, my first "Spotlighting" ever!! :)
This is my second card. For this one I used a couple more new sets called "Be Fabulous", and "For Everything". I love these sets together! I stamped the pattern from "For Everything" onto the kraft card stock with a Cloud White Vesa Magic ink pad. (It might have been nice if I had used Momento Rich Cocoa ink for this instead.) I colored my "Spotlighted" area, then added my layers, the ribbon and buttons just finished it all off! So what do you think?
I hope that you will head over to The Savvy Projects Blog and take a look at all the other ideas using this fun technique, that's where I am going now!! Or better yet, join in the fun, we would all love to see your creation "Spotlighted"! Add a link to your card or project at the bottom of the "Spotlighting" Post on The Savvy Projects Blog!! Now I am off to see everyone fabulous art work!! :)

Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!! Thanks for stopping here!!

Edited to add: You have to check out Deb Miller's card, apparently we were on the creative wave length, I think I like her card better, much more polished!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Are you shocked? A post everyday for three days straight?! I am trying to make up for all that time I didn't post regularly! Also I can now show you all those cards I made during that time!! :) This is a sweet new set called Konnichiwa, it is in the new catalog on page 59. These little girls are so much fun to color or paper piece and there are also accent stamps in this set that make, making your own patterned paper to match super easy!!for this card I used one of my all time favorite color combos, and the polka dots from "Background Soup"
For this card I used the pink paper from the Maggie SWIC and a couple different purple card stocks. I rounded opposite corners on my card face and focal image piece. I also added the three little flowers to finish it off after what I originally planned didn't work! :)
And here is the card that everyone at Seminar got to make! This one has a paper pieced kimono, again I used Maggie papers, Maggie card stocks and ribbon. Unfortunatly I didn't get to show everyone how to tie this bow like I had planned. I will try to create a tutorial and get posted in the future!

Hope that you are having a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Konnichiwa T3468, Background Soup T3346
Maggie SWIC V847, Maggie Cardstock B327, Maggie Ribbon B231
Mia's Cottage SWIC (lime green paper)R2503, V7119 Caribbean Breeze Cardstock, V7118 Island Breeze Cardstock
Polo Mini Blossoms D314, Black and white ribbon collection B222, Corner Chomper K414
Copic markers to color on Copic xpress it paper

Friday, July 1, 2011

"America I Love"

July 1st!? Wow, this year is flying by!! Today is the first "Finally Friday" blog post on The Savvy Projects Blog. Risa is sharing her creation using this brand new level A rewards set set from The Angel Company called "America I Love". Some of us thought we would join her and kick off this fourth of July weekend with a creative bang!!
Here is a close up of my card.

I hope that you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

Edited to add: You need to go to the Savvy Projects Blog and see the other designers samples with this set,  OMGoodness fantastic!!

Supplies Used:
America I love  TA3482
Momento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand inks
Red, white and Blue card stock
Copic Xpress It card stock
Copic Markers E000,00,01,33,51,53,  R20,37,59  B32,34,37, 91, 93, 97, 99, 41  YG 01,03,67  BG 70,72 C 01, 03  W 7,5,3 colorless blender
Sentiment was created on the computer
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