Wednesday, January 25, 2012

birthday card for my sister!

wouldn't this patterned paper make an awesome wallpaper??? that's what i kept thinking when i was making this card!

this is a birthday card (obviously) for my older sister. red & black are such classic colors (and her wedding colors, now that i think about it...) and i wanted something clean & timeless.

i trimmed the patterned paper to size & wrapped the black ribbon and secured. i then stamped the sentiment in red on grey paper (scraps! yay!!!) and popped up on foam tape over the ribbon & embellished with pearls.

materials used: Lush Red Diamonds by My Mind's Eye double-sided cardstock, MS small pearls, Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamp set, Black Satin Ribbon

Thursday, January 19, 2012

best hairdresser award

i met my friend lacey 3 years ago when we lived in the same apartment building and not only is she a great hairdresser, but a wonderful friend. she recently convinced me to get some highlights done (which was slightly terrifying) and i absolutely love them. and just the other night i enjoyed some hot cocoa ::with marshmallows:: out of my new mug emblazoned with ‘cat lover’ that she gave me just because. so, yeah, she rocks.

the card is technically a post card, so no scoring involved. i used some patterned paper scraps for the background & used my new Martha Stewart punch for the bottom. i used the same punch on a pre-made tag and then went over the pattern with Glossy Accents. i stamped & embossed the sentiment and layered some cardstock before adhering to the tag. i absolutely love how versatile those paper smooches stamps are!!!
the envelope was embellished with a paper rosette made with the same patterned paper as the card that was punched before scoring. when you punch a border on the strip you plan to use for the rosette, not only does it give it an extra pop, but it makes it way easier to score evenly by following the pattern. i would loooooove to get THIS scor-pal to help make that less of a pain, but i just can’t justify it right now. J sometimes, it’s good to have to be creative to be creative. haha!

thanks for stopping by!!!

materials used: Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamps, Martha Stewart punch, ZING white embossing powder, Paper Studio pre-made tag, black satin ribbon & PS cardstock. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

card for my mama

quick thank you to my mama for all the awesome christmas gifts. she's the best!!!!

i made the card base out of a 12x12 sheet from BasicGrey’s LBD collection & rounded the corners. i stamped the sentiment using Paper Smooches Chit Chat in versamark & embossed in white. Then i just embellished with a sticker border from LBD and some simple black ribbon to tie it all together. i really like the country feel to it.

materials: Paper Smooches Chit Chat Stamps, BasicGrey Little Black Dress, ZING white embossing powder, AC Corner Rounder, Black Satin Ribbon & AC black cardstock.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

This is my first play-along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and i am pretty excited!

This was the picture Kim posted as inspiration:

i was inspired by the simplicity of the picture & the rainbow colors, obviously. :) i was not planning on this being a wedding thank-you, but my right brain was apparently not communicating with me tonight. but that's fine - i was pretty pleased with the outcome.

this was the perfect excuse to ::literally:: dust off my prismacolors. they have been ignored for quite awhile. i embossed the 'wedded' couple in white & popped the conversation cloud up on foam tape squares. i had to really restrain myself from adding more to the card. :)

materials used: AC white textured cardstock card base & paper, Paper Smooches Chit Chat, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, ZING white embossing powder, Corner Rounder & Foam Tape.

Monday, January 2, 2012

aaaaand i'm back.

you'd think with the very little traveling we did over the holiday season, i'd have all kinds of time to kill. where in the world did that time go? i know i would like it back... i have a house to clean!

did you get lots of goodies for christmas? i was really looking forward to one in particular from my mama.... she always seems to get me the best christmas gift: WONDERFUL FABULOUS BASICGREY PAPER!!! and she got me plenty of one of their new collections, the classy Little Black Dress! and this cheetah print was in there.

my little sister (being the silly minimal-papercrafter that she is) giggled at the sight of the cheetah print, so i told her she would be getting an awesome card made from said paper.


love you wendell.

hope your holiday season was great!!!!