Sunday, September 30, 2012

FMS 54: I'm Batty for You

Hi All,

Happy Sunday!  I had a full day of arts and crafts yesterday and I'm glad to say that I have my own project to share with you.  My hubs and I made it out to an arts and crafts show on purchases made (except some fudge), but it did inspire me to create.  It was pretty disappointing. Not a lot of seasonal handmade items to peruse :(  Are you guys finding that with shows that you go to? I guess that means we just need to get crafty and make our own.

I knew when I sat down in the craft room what I wanted to start with.  I had saved these super cute scalloped embellishments on Pinterest.  I love how they incorporated the polka dot paper and the black gingham ribbon.  I pulled out all of my punches and put my embellie together.  I then went in search of a sketch to pair it up with.  I found the perfect one over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Since I already had the 'hard' part done...hee, hee, all I had to do was figure out what pretty paper I wanted to add to the horizontal strip.  This is what I came up with:

I mixed a little bit of old with a little bit of new.  That super cute orange Rik Rak print is from the new DSP: Howlstooth & Scaringbone.  I adore it!  Both the black/white polka dot and the clear polka dot sheet are from the "vintage" DSP: Night & Day.  Oh what a fun combo they make!

I was amazed at how easy this card came together.  I guess when you have such great inspiration to start with, it makes it easy.  If you would like to add the Howlstooth & Scaringbone paper to your collection, send me an email or click on the Order SU Online icon in the top right corner.  This is Item Number: 126906.  It's a great pack and can be used for more than just the holiday season.  I'll be sharing some more ideas soon!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Batty for You
Paper: Crumb Cake & Basic Black Cardstock; Howlstooth &Scaringbone DSP and Night & Day DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Glimmer Basics Brads and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kindness Matters

Hi All,

I hope you're enjoying your 3-Day weekend!  Although we still have triple digits in AZ, this weekend always feels like the start of fall.  Maybe its the little bit of East Coast that I have in me...or maybe it's because football is right around the corner. Ahhhhhhhh....

For my card today, I wanted to use what has become my favorite new In Color: Raspberry Ripple.  What a rich, beautiful color.  It's the perfect meld of pink and red.

Like most of my creations, this card was inspired by another.  Unfortunately, I can't remember where I saw it :(  When I find it, I will be sure to post it.  One thing I do know, I loved how they paired the Newsprint DSP with the card stock.  It's peeking out in just the right spots.

Crumb Cake and Newsprint are a couple of my favorite things.  I use them quite a bit.  They work with EVERY thing.  I hope you like how I've paired them up here.  To order any of these projects, send me an email or click on the icon in the top right corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Kindness Matters
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock; Newsprint DSP
Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink
Accessories: Large Scallops Edgelits, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Punch, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Glue Dots and Dimensionals/Pop Dots