Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Anna Griffin designs with the new Cut and Emboss Fretwork dies

Hello there. Did you watch the 24 hour Craft show on HSN last week? I love setting my DVR and then watching each of Anna's segments and listening to all the callers that Anna gets to speak with live. I love hearing their sincere craft enthusiasm and love of Anna and her products. 

Everything she designs coordinates perfectly to help us crafters create true works of art.

Anna had so many beautiful products to share with you on her segments and this item sold out before she could share any samples that were created for the show. 

Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Cut & Emboss Dies - Fretwork

These dies are so beautiful and fun to create with. They can be a backdrop to your cards or the star! You get to decide!

Here are some of the samples I created with these amazing dies.


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The dies look great when you add a little pearl bling and a nice satin bow. It really gives this card a classy look that I loved. I double layered the die for a 3 dimensional look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Have a creative day.

{S}

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anna Griffin Foil Flourish and Lovely Layers projects

Hello friends. How many of you picked up Anna Griffin's new Foil Flourishes during the HSN 24 hour crafting day last week? I love how easy they are to add to my card designs and how elegant they look! 

Here's a look at some samples I created.

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I love layering Anna's stickers with 3D foam squares from Therm-o-Web. They really make them pop of my card.

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I started with a card base and die cut frame from Anna's Garden Window Card kit and added several of the Foil Flourishes along with some of Anna's beautiful stickers to create this card.

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The corner stickers made putting this card together quick and easy!


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A little of this and a little of that paired with an embossing folder make for a beautiful card.


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I used another card base from one of Anna's card kits and then rounded the corners of the patterned paper. Then I added one of the Totally Tags.

Next I have some inspiration fpr you using the Lovely Layers collection.

Don't be afraid to mix different shaped dies like I did for this Birthday themed card.

 Use a sanding block on your embossed cards to let the core come thru for a nice look.

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Sometimes for me a card starts with the ribbon. You know what I mean right?

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I cut down one sheet and then layered it over the same print with 3D foam. Then I embellished it with tags and a die cut.
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Sometimes I like to stick to one color palette. I love Anna's saddle stitched ribbons.

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Again this one was all about the ribbon. It's one of my faves from Anna. I cut away the excess cardbase of the scalloped layer and used 3D foam to pop it off the Perfect Palette. I love yellow and green together. Don't you?
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This last one is sooo girly and I love the way it turned out. I took the two contrasting hues of pink and paired them together. I find that the darker color in the background will bring out the lighter shade much better. 
Cut down your cardstock in quarter inches to create nice layers.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be sharing the Birthday stickers and more of the new items later this week.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!

Pumpkin Greetings

Fall will be here before we know it. What a beautiful images to create with.

Here's my sample with this week's image


 Supplies: Ang & Me by Gina K Designs, Misc: ribbon and bling. Image colored with Copic markers.

 
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 


Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!


Have a great day!
 

{S}

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for stopping by for this week's Unity Thursday inspiration.

Here's a peek at what we have for you this week at Unity.



Make sure you start your journey at the Unity blog.
We have some awesome new releases that you don't want to miss!

Today I am creating with the July SMAK kit

All in the Numbers




My husband and I took our daughter to Disneyland on Sunday for her Birthday. We had the best day together. I had a few of these Instagram Albums leftover from my classes and wanted to make a fun mini with our photos and the July SMAK kit







I love decorating the outside of my albums as well as the inside.



                                 I used the smaller number stamps to document the year.





It's easy to stamp your own backgrounds like I did here with a variety of ink and the 2014 stamps to mark the year of our visit.


For this page I stamped in Mickey's colors with a few different images. Easy Peasy!


That's it for today friends! If you happened to stop by my blog first then click on any image below to be taken over to that fabulous designer's blog! 

Have a Creative Day!

{S}




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Card Kitchen Wrap Up!

Hello friends. I'm back to share the rest of the cards I created with the July Card Kitchen Kit! I can't believe how easy it was to sit down with this cute kit and create these cards in about and hour and a half. I still had SO much product left over too!


 I love creating cards using scraps or minimal embellishments. I also like using punches with my scraps. How do you get the most out of your papers and products?





 I love to emboss patterned paper and then use a sanding tool to distress the embossed image. You should give it a try sometime. The results are stunning!



I had so much fun guesting for The Card Kitchen. Their kits are loaded with fun ways to dress up your cards. Please visit their website here for a look at the newest kit!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More card creations from this month's Card Kitchen Kit Club

Hello friends! I'm back to share some more cards I created for my Guest Design spot with this month's Card Kitchen Kit! 

You can see sneaks of August's Card kit on the blog by clicking the banner below.


http://jillibeansoup.typepad.com/thecardkitchen/blog_index.html



 For this one I used a couple of strips of patterned paper and the tag as my main focus.



 The red against the blue pattern really pops for this card.


I made some 3D balloons using a heart shaped punch I have and added some twine.

Stop back by tomorrow for the rest of my cards!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today's the Day!

Hello friends! I'm looking forward to teaching my latest card class this afternoon. Registration is closed for today's class but if you're a member of my Meet-Up group, you can sign up for the next class on July 26th. 

Here's a peek at what we're creating


I can't wait to share some fun techniques with my students for making their cards POP!

All the details are available here

Hope to see you there!

{S}

Friday, July 11, 2014

Something fun to share

Hello friends! Happy Friday to you all. It's been a busy week of crafting for me with some exciting deadlines I'll be revealing later this month! 

Today I want to share something fun!


I'm thrilled to be guesting this month over at The Card Kitchen!!

Here's a look at this month's kit






Here's a peek at one of my cards with this "berry" adorable kit!


Make sure you check out the Card Kitchen blog all month for some amazing inspiration using this sweet kit.

If you are Card Kitchen member, your kit will ship soon! If you are not and want to purchase a single kit, please go to the Current Kit page and click on the single kit link.

Have a creative weekend!

{S}

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends! It's another Fabulous Unity Stamp Co. Thursday. I am your last stop on today's inspirational tour.

Today Unity Stamp Co. is giving you all some...

DARN GOOD DEALS!




 And even better is today's free with purchase images. They are so amazing and unique.



Here's a look at what I created with them


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I used Basic Grey's Highline 6x6 Pad for both cards. I also fussy cut the images and layered them to make them pop.

I love this image

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I paired it with the new Butterfly embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.
Then I used a sanding block to emboss the image to bring the white core thru.

For the last one I used this week's Be Inspired Challenge Sketch

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They are all so lovely right? Head over to Unity and grab yourself some Unity rubbah and spend $55 to get all 3 images.

That's it for today friends. Here's a list of the designer's participating today.


Have a creative day! 
{S}

Monday, June 30, 2014

Albums Made Easy Monday: Creating your own pockets

Hello friends. 
I'm thrilled to be sharing another Albums Made Easy Monday with you! 
I have officially switched to the 4x4 Instagram pages for my Albums Made Easy pages. I take most of my photos using my iPhone and love using the Rhonna Designs app for journaling. 
Then I print them out using my Canon Selphy 

 It's a perfect combination!

 Today I wanted to share a super quick and easy way to create your own pockets for your pages to hold tags, journaling, memorabilia and more!

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 I added a journal card made with Teresa Collins Hello Life Page kit, a few of the stickers in the kit and finished with a button and twine.

Here's my finished AME page

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I am really enjoying the week by week format. I find it easy and faster to print my photos and assemble the page with the 9 4x4 inserts.


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I prefer to use 4x4 photos but you could add several 2x2 images to the 4x4 inserts as well. I like to use Picasa.com for cropping my photos to 4x4 and 2x2 sizes. It's a free site.

That's it for this week's Albums Made Easy Monday! I'd love to see what you are creating so leave me a link to your pocket page projects!

Have a creative day!

{S} 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!
One Single Wish
Here's my sample with this week's image
Supplies: Glitz 6x6 paper pad, twine, misc button, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots and sequins.
 I colored in my image with Copic markers and added Martha Stewart's iridescent glitter to the cupcake frosting. I also added a # into the balloon as a fun way to celebrate the year.
 
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 


Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!


 


Have a great day!


 

{S}

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SMAK Saturday!

Hello friends! I'm creating with Unity's June SMAK kit
for SMAK Saturday on the Unity blog.

Here's a look at the June kit

{This Right Here}


I used the Unity {be Inpired} challenge colors and sketch for my pocket page inspiration.



Some pics from my recent trip to Arlington TX for GASC.

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I use my iPhone for pictures daily and I love that Instagram saves them in the 4x4 format. The Rhonna Designs app helps me add journaling right onto my photos and my Cannon Selphy printer makes it easy to print, trim and slide them in these Instagram Page protectors from We R Memory Keepers.

 Here's a look at the inserts I created with my SMAK images

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Creating my own inserts from Amy Tangerine's Plus One collection is easy. I just cut the cardstock from my 6x6 pad to 4x4 and stamped the SMAK images in grey and black ink. I look at each square as a mini layout and embellish them in my own personal style.



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Easy peasy!

 Here's a look at the newest Unity SMAK kit for July!

ALL IN THE NUMBERS


This kit will not be found in stores! It is a special kit offered for the SMAK (Scrapbooking, Mixed-Media, Altered art, Kit) Membership Program. All stamps are deeply etched, red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut! The overall size of the kit is an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of rubber.

Super fun right?

Thank you for your visit today!

Have a creative day!