Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Butterfly Birthday...

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As the end of June is upon us I am contemplating the fast approaching holiday. While its always been one of my favorites I am saddened at the thought of celebrating it for the first time without my dear Grandpa. He would have been 89 year's old and I am still struggling to deal with not having him in my life. It's probably affected my mojo more than anything else. The day to day things still get done but I find it difficult to sit and create something from scratch. I am using the sketch book that I created many months ago a la Michelle Wooderson, and of course the Papertrey and Splitcoast galleries. I hope your Fourth is a happy one filled with family, fun, food and friends. Onto the card...

I have been coveting this set that was created by the awesome Niki Estes and I've finally got it in my inky little hands, you can find it HERE. The detail that Niki worked into those butterflies is nothing short of stunning. I am using them to play a little more with my Copics and having fun with the shading and blending. I hope this motivates your mojo. Have a blessed day everyone.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday Tea Time Wishes..

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Happy Tuesday Ya'll! I hope that this new day dawns bright for you. I used the cutie pie download from Heather Nichols. She's really great at creating these awesome additions for our cards. I used several different PAPERTREY stamp sets. I LOVE the bright colors and as always the splash of dark chocolate. I hope that you are inspired by this to do something creative today.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintage Butterfly Dreams 2

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Happy Friday everyone! More Vintage looking cards coming your way. I am not a vintage-y girl but I really love the look of these cards. I used almost all Papertrey products except for the bling, the aqua mist punched border and the very vanilla SU! cardstock. I hope that this inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you normally wouldn't do. Enjoy some TGIF activities..


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Signature Greetings Style with SEI Flair 1

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I am still totally loving this Hawaiian Shores color! As you can see it blends perfectly with this DP from SEI that I have had in my stash for a few months. I used one of the new Papertrey dies for the greeting. Other than the DP all the rest of the components are Papertrey. It simple yet packs a punch with the different DP. You'll be seeing a bunch of different versions of this card with me here. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Butterfly Dreams 1

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Butterfly Dreams is a truly gorgeous set. It's so versatile you can make a card for any occasion. I LOVE using this in a Vintage style with the ink distressing. I added the ribbon for punch but I'm not sure I like the result. If you didn't purchase the die that goes with this set, kick yourself, it makes the set extremely user friendly and I am loving the possibilities. Niki Estes did an amazing job designing this set. She is definitely a GEM of a designer. PAPERTREY is lucky to have her. You can find a link to her blog in my Blog Roll. I hope that this inspires you to do something creative today.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Raspberry Fizz Stripes...

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Hello My Peeps! Its good to finally be back. Between graduation, getting my youngest ready for both camps and a cracked tooth that had to be removed I have been out of commission for a long time. It's so good to be back. My youngest has completed the first camp and is actually at the second camp now. He came home from the first camp adding to his stack of hardware with the Best Executive Officer trophy from camp. Boy was he excited. But your here for the card although I know you won't begrudge a Mama Bear a little bragging about her baby. Now on to the card... I have Raspberry Fizz meeting In Bloom. I saw this style of coloring somewhere but as I am developing CRS I can't for the life of me remember where. If you know the someone who pioneered this style of coloring please leave a comment so I can give them credit. I used my Scor-Pal and my SU! Sell-a-bra-tion punch to add some finishing touches to it. It's simple but gorgeous and Raspberry Fizz has to be one of my all time favorite colors. Most products are of course from PAPERTREY! I hope this inspires you to do something creative today!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Dahlia

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I think that this is my most favorite card that I have made recently while playing with my Papertrey's  Hawaiian Shores Cardstock and Copic matches. The green leaves really pop on that gorgeous HS cardstock. I am so glad I bought the BIG pack of that color. This is another attempt at the Copic shading techniques taught by the awesome Sally Lynn and Sharon Harnist. They are truly inspiring. One visit to their blogs and your hands are itching to pick up your Copics to see if you can make them do what these two gals can make them do. I never thought I could even come close and I am loving the beginnings of my journey into Copic blending. I am planning on adding a few more gray's to get more shading into my tones. I hope this card inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Papertrey Goodness...

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Papertrey really hit the nail on the head with this set. It's now one of my most favorite sets. I am kind of crazy for Delightful Dahlia and In Bloom. You will be seeing much more of these in the days to come. They are absolutely perfect for practicing your Copic shading on. It's been a ton of fun and they turn out just lovely. I added a little Amuse ribbon and bling to my Raspberry Fizz delight! I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Meets In Bloom..

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Hawaiian Shores is just gorgeous. Its saturated with color and it looks amazing in person and photographs pretty well IMHO. All products are Papertrey excepts for the stickles and Copics used to color the flower and the embossing folder used to make the polka dots. I am on a tear with the flowers and having so much fun cranking out the cards and increasing my stash that has been depleted lately. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.