Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cards for Sale!

Just a note to let you know my Cards for Sale Page has been updated!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Flourishes Oldies-but-Goodies Friday

The Flourishes Sr. Design Team is picking up one of our older sets today to give it a little attention!  With the season of love upon us, we thought Angelic Love should be in the spotlight!  So, in addition to getting some fantastic ideas today from the design team on how to use this stamp set, we're having a one day only sale!  Buy today and you get 15% off!  Simply use the code ANGEL in the coupon code box at the time of checkout. 

For my card, I of course used the Angelic Love stamp set, along with some "Kissing Booth" paper from Basic Grey.  I think this paper pad has got to be one of my most favorite Valentine-themed designs in a few years!  I just love the shades of red and pink, and beautiful patterns.  I borrowed inspiration for my card from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #150 for the layout.  I used the Nestabilities Classic Heart die behind my angel, and some Kaisercraft rhinestone for embellishment.

(this card is for sale on my "Cards for Sale" page!)

See what the other Flourishes designers have to share with you today using this beautiful stamp set...

Remember, you can purchase this gorgeous Angelic Love stamp set today for 15% off!  Head over to the Flourishes online store and do some shopping!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cards for Sale

I'm finding it harder and harder these days to keep up with posting my cards on Etsy, so I've decided to try to just list my cards for sale here on my blog.  My plan is to try to note within my blog posts when a card I've created is for sale, but in the meantime you can always check the "Cards for Sale" tab just under the header here on my blog!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Color Throwdown #176

The Color Throwdown team, with Joan Ervin as our hostess, has another challenge for you this week!  This color combo has some beautiful options, and we can't wait to see what you create!  Stop at the Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and to link your own creation.

For my card, I decided to combine the Throwdown challenge with the TCP Tuesday challenge #194 this week from The Cat's Pajamas.  I used the Heart Trio Cut-Ups die for my embellishment, cutting the large heart from felt, and a smaller one from Kraft cardstock.  And I used the Ewe Complete Me stamp set.  The papers I used here are "Love Story" from Fancy Pants.

See what my Color Throwdown sisters have created using today's colors, too...

Happy stamping, and thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #153

It's Tuesday again, and that brings us to another Timeless Tuesday with the Friends of Flourishes blog team! Cindy Haffner is our hostess this week, and she's challenging us to create Center Step Cards.  You may think these are really hard to do, and I did too the first time I tried to make one, but they're super easy and fun to do!  Check out Frances Byrne's great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers HERE.  I decided to scale my card down and make it so it'd fit in an A2 envelope.  My card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  In Step 1 of the SCS tutorial, my cuts were made from 1" to 5 1/4" (instead of 6 1/2").  In Step 2, I still scored at 1" and 2" at the bottom, but scored the top folds at 5 1/4" instead of 6 1/2".  And in Step 4, I scored at 4 1/4" (instead of 5 1/2").  I hope that makes sense!  If not, just email me!

I used the beautiful Pears stamp set for my card, coloring on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Copics from the New Leaves, Sunflower, Evergreen and Flesh Tones 2 collections.  My sentiment is from the Tag Lines stamp set, and this designer paper is from the Picadilly 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey.  I cut out my pear image with the Labels 8 Nestabilities die.  Below is a side view of my card, showing the "steps."

Be sure to visit the Timeless Tuesday team members for plenty of Center Step inspiration...

Cheryl Lea, January Guest Designer

And stop over at the Flourishes blog for all the challenge details!  Just by playing along with this fun challenge, you can be in the running to win $10 to spend in the Flourishes online store!

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Flourishes Friday

Since it's Friday, that means it's time for the Flourishes gals to share some inspiration with you using stamps from the recent new release!  Be sure to check out all their blogs links below for some great reminders of the new release from last week!

For my card today, I'm using the beautiful new "From the Heart" set.  I just can't get enough of the stunning heart in this set!  I stamped the heart in Victorian Velvet distress ink on paper from my Glitz "Pretty in Pink" 6x6 paper pad.  I cut out the heart and mat with my Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart Nestabilities dies, and embellished with some rhinestone flourishes and a seam binding bow.

See what the other Sr. Design Team members have created for today as well...

And don't forget, today is the last day that you can take advantage of 10% savings by purchasing all three of the new stamp sets in the New Release Bundle!  Check out all the details here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Clean and Simple Thanks

I needed a couple of thank you notes recently, so I came up with these three quick, clean-and-simple designs using a variety of my favorite stamps, dies and cut files!

This first card uses Vegtastic from Paper Smooches, and some assorted scraps of designer paper.

This second card uses the Rainbows & Clouds dies from Lil' Inker Designs with the coordinating stamp set. The clouds are cut from white felt.

And this last card uses my favorite Occasional Labels cut files from My Time Made Easy and a stamp from Stampin' Up! and paper from October Afternoon.

Thanks for checking out my CAS cards!  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Color Throwdown #175

It's that time again.... Color Throwdown day!  Danielle is our hostess today, and she found this photo of a very romantically-set hammock that inspired our colors.  We'd love to see what you do with these colors, so stop by the Throwdown blog and play along with us!

For my card, I decided to use a brand new Tiddly Inks image, Wryn New Nest!  Wryn is a newly illustrated character at Tiddly Inks and SO freakin' adorable!  Check her out in seven different images on the TI website!  I paired my image with some Simple Stories "Happy Day" papers, and some twill ribbon. The "Tweet" sentiment on the tag is from the "Spring is Sprung" stamp set from Flourishes.

Again, stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and please join us!  For more inspiration, visit my Throwdown sisters, too!

Wryn and I say thanks for stopping by today!