Sunday, June 26, 2011
I was having some of my gal pals over for a girls' night in and decided that I would do loot bags; I am a member at the Paper Crafter's Library (PCL) run by the amazing Amanda Walford and her sister Sofia - they posted a tutorial on how to make these great little gift bags; they are so easy and what a great way to use up straggle sheets of DSP. These were a perfect fit for my loot bags - I filled them with a little notebook holder, some chocolate, emery boards, and personalized coasters. They loved them. The one I have pictured here is for my best friend who had a terrible week; clearly a terrible week deserves a little treat. I had so much fun putting them together. Be sure to check out PCL - I love it, the membership is worth it!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
A while ago I saw this idea on this blog posting. I loved the idea, but did not have the occasion to use it - until now. My neighbour's daughter is receiving her first communion today and I wanted to make her a card. This cross immediately jumped into my brain. I love the way this card turned out. I hope Briya likes it too! I also think this card is pretty indicative of my style of stamping - simple, straight forward and elegant. Perfect for PPA 97: What's Your Signature Style challenge. Thanks for looking! Details for this card are here.
Monday, June 6, 2011
I got my pre-order with my new cattie and stamps. So, I decided to play. I made this card with the new stamp set "My Friend"; I am really enjoying it. I chose colours that I don't usually use and I quite like the way it turned out. TFL.
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Stamps: My Friend
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
Friday, June 3, 2011
See that beautiful Daisy Lace on my card - it took a long time to cut by hand. Not! It took just a couple of minutes with the Silhouette SD - my new best friend! I have been eyeing this machine for awhile and man am I glad I finally caved. It does the most intricate cutting and instead of buying cartridges, you simply download the images from their online store. If you are super-talented you can design your own images to print or cut or both! I just love it. Over the next few days I will be posting more projects. I have a feeling I will not be buying dies etc... very often anymore. Most of the images you can download are $ 0.99 - pretty inespensive compared to buying dies. You can download the software free in order to check out their image store. I am so pleased - as if you couldn't tell. TFL.
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
CS: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Silhouette, Basic Rhinestones