Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feel Better Soon

Hello out there...sorry for my delayed absence!  We are on Spring Break around these parts and enjoying it thoroughly!  I have a Mint Motif card to share with you today, using the two newly released sets, Beyond Borders, Too and Simply Sentiments.  In case I haven't mentioned it (haha) these are two fabulously versatile sets that you will definitely want to add to your collection!  They are available exclusively at i {heart} papers along with so many other fabulous things!  I created a simple background using the hexagon stamp in Beyond Borders, Too and some Memento ink from the Sorbet Scoops collection.  I also made a simple layered flower with some Hero Arts/Sizzix dies, sponging the edges with the same pink ink.  I stamped the sentiment three times on small scraps of cardstock - perfect use for those scraps!  I added a cute pink button threaded with twine to the center of the flower too!  A simple and uplifting little card!!
That's all today, have a wonderful Easter this weekend!  We plan to celebrate with family, friends and lots of chocolate!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friend Like You

Happy Friday (well almost)!  I have another fun Mint Motif card to share with you tonight!  I love all things polka dotted so I was happy to see that Kimberly included a polka dot border in the new Beyond Borders, Too set!  A perfect addition to the set for sure!  I embossed the dots on pale grey cardstock to give them a little bit of shine and umph!  Then I added a label and heart die cuts from the Authentique Uncommon collection.  Lastly I added that fabulous sentiment from Simply Sentiments and some sparkly glitter on the edges.  Remember these great sets are only available from i {heart} papers...and there is so many other great things in Kate's store!!

That's it for me tonight.  I have some rice krispy treats to make for my son's school and a bit of relaxing to do!  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Felt Flowers (& Mint Motif)

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday - almost St. Patrick's Day!  I have a nephew and a good friend of the boys born on St. Patrick's Day so it is always a great excuse for a celebration!!  I just had to come back and share another Mint Motif project I made with the latest sets!  I have had fun creating with these sets and even have another card to share next week!!  I also wanted to draw your attention to the fabulous felt that Kate has started carrying at i {heart} papers!  I purchased a few colors with my last order and I absolutely LOVE it, especially the color (heliotrope pink) on this card!  It is soft and tightly woven and cuts great - at least it did with the Spellbinders dies I used for this card. 

For the card, I started by stamping the background panel with two different shades of green, overlapping the border from Beyond Borders, Too as I moved across the card.  I like the two tone effect it gives the over all card.  I then die cut a piece of green cardstock with a Spellbinders die from one of the banner sets, stamped the sentiment from Simply Sentiments and added it to the card.  Lastly, I die cut those flowers with the Spellbinders Peony dies, added white buttons with green embroidery floss and adhered them to the card. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting today!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mint Motif Project

Hooray, today I get to share a Mint Motif project made with the two new sets coming out this week!!  They are both fabulous basic sets, with more borders in Beyond Borders, Too and a ton of great sentiments in Simply Sentiments.  They are available exclusively through i {heart} papers!

I used the super trendy and very versatile hexagon background pattern from the set to create a simple background.  Then I trimmed out a few hexagons from the October Afternoon Sasparilla collection, I love the colors in this collection!  I added a label cut from another piece of coordinating patterned paper from the same collection and stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink.  I thought adding a little heart was the perfect addition to this simple, cute card!!

I hope you have enjoyed my little Mint Motif project today, now take a moment to click through to the rest of the featured blogs for even more inspiration!

Have a fabulous and inspiring week!  I have more projects to share with this great set soon!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mint Motif Sneak Peek

I am so excited to be sharing this little sneak peek of one of the new sets being released by Mint Motif through i {heart} papers!  A bunch of cool designers will be sharing peeks today and then next week we get to share our whole projects!  The two new sets will be released next week...can't wait!!!  Have a great week!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lotus Love

Good Morning!  I have a pretty Hero Arts card to share today using their super awesome, beautiful set Lotus Leaves.  I love the larger sized flower in the set that you can use to fill up a whole card (like I did:))!  The set also has smaller images that are equally pretty and useful!  I used a sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings also, such a pretty scripted thinking of you.  The paper along the bottom is from Echo Park's Dots & Stripes Soda Fountain collection and was cut with my new Memory Box Pearl Lace Border die.  Did you know i {heart} papers is carrying some Memory Box dies now?  I am so excited about it!!

That's it from me today, it is a snowy wintery day around here which is pretty but also annoying if you have to leave the house...which I do!  Have a great rest of the week!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Color

Hi there and Happy Wednesday!  One day closer to the weekend-hooray!  We have a three day weekend here in the US to celebrate President's Day so it will be extra nice!  We got some snow last night and it looks so pretty out there - cold but pretty!  Mikey and I cleared off the driveway and then threw snowballs for a while.  I made these two cards the other night with some bright colors that remind me of spring, which I welcome when it finally arrives!  Both have the same layout and design...used a few Hero Arts sets for the one above - You Are The Best, Floral (Sizzix dies & stamps) and Thinking of You Messages

The only things different on this card are of course the color and I used PTI's Turning a New Leaf set and matching dies, also a different sentiment but still from the same set.  I think I like the flourish on the first one better but the turquoise color combo better. 

Thanks for visiting with me today, have a great one!!